Because I’ve been busy with home and work projects, I haven’t done much fall decorating. I did buy one heirloom pumpkin yesterday and some heather, but otherwise, I’m not going to do too much this year. I may change my mind in a week or two! The temperature was a crisp 40 degrees this morning on my walk and a couple of trees in our yard have turned a fiery red, so I’m definitely in the mood for fall. It’s for that reason that I decided to share my five fall decorating favorites from the past few years.
As soon as I broke free from the idea that fall decorating had to include orange, I enjoyed it. It could be blue and white and green. This table was a celebration of that!
I just used white pumpkins with green apples, some persevered yellow leaves, all set on a backdrop of blue and white. It’s not even a tablecloth, but a piece of fabric cut to size. It made my fall decorating favorites list because it felt like my style was finally shining through in fall decorating. (And I love that all of these pieces can transition into other seasons.)
You can see the full table along with source links HERE.
This was a tablescape I did for HGTV.com and it was so much fun to put together an other-the-top, sumptuous table. I made a shopping trip to Wegman’s and picked up any yummy fruits, veggies, and seasonal produce I could find. Grapes, figs, nuts, squash, pumpkin, artichokes, filled a tiered centerpiece and spilled out onto the table.
In that same season, I mixed succulents and pumpkins, which turned out beautifully as well! The HGTV projects almost always push me a little outside of my comfort zone and force me to be more creative. You can find those tablescapes HERE.
It’s hard to believe that I lived right next to an apple orchard for 11 years and only did a photoshoot there once! This was another one that was for HGTV. I brought a table, chairs, and a few other things and set up an outdoor picnic with fresh apples (from the local market), apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, and other treats.
It was such a fun time figuring out how to add layers and textures to make the picnic look cozy…
My favorite part was the apple swags we made to hang on the back on each chair. You can see more photos from the shoot HERE.
I can’t find my original post about these, but they were another project I did for HGTV and they turned out so cute! I just cut up an old sweater, wrapped it around a little orange pumpkin, and tied it in place with a piece of yarn. It took about 2 minutes to make and is a great way to change the look of a live or faux pumpkin.
I made these our first fall in our MN house and they were so yummy! I love chocolate chip pumpkin bread and these cookies capture all of those same flavors.
I guess a cookie recipe isn’t really a fall decorating favorite, but it is a fall favorite! You can see the full recipe HERE.
I would bake them again this fall, but I’m still trying to recover from all of the baking (and consuming of said baked goods) that happened during the stay-at-home season!
I hope you enjoyed these fall decorating favorites that I rounded up from past years. What are your favorite ways to decorate for fall?