Decorating for fall can be an easy transition when you add to your existing decor.
I started with a trip to my local pumpkin farm, Flat Rack Farms in Garner, Iowa, to get pumpkins and gourds. I like using real pumpkins because I don’t have to store them! I take them to the pumpkin pile when I’m done with them.
To make real pumpkins look even better, I add faux floral picks to the groupings. They’re easy to store and add a lot of texture.
The Dining Room Table
To be totally honest, we don’t use our dining room table a ton but we walk by it constantly. It’s a place I like to change out with the seasons. I used white pumpkins, a gourd, floral picks and changed out a bit of the filler in my lanterns. Adding a throw to your table is all the rage. This one is from Pottery Barn but I’d look at TJ Maxx if you want a cheaper version.
The Coffee Table
This was super easy – add pumpkins and done! My base is a large white bowl, a banana leaf place mat and a rug. The rug was the perfect size for my coffee table and I found it at a local store, Lake Lifestyle in Clear Lake, Iowa. It’s okay to use a rug on your coffee table! Think outside the box and use things like rugs and placements how you’re “not supposed to.”
My birch branches stay out all year and I keep them in a metal container. Having solid pieces in place makes it easy to add and take away things as seasons change. I found these fall branches at Homemakers in Des Moines for about $6. It’s a great place to pick up accessories at reasonable prices!
Start with good base pieces and make simple swaps for the seasons. Don’t stress – have fun!