It is said the early bird gets the worm. Far be it for me to question the validity of this wise and proven proverb, but (there is always a but don’t you know) I apply the advice on a case by case basis. Earlier is better when it comes to client appointments, home decor sales and auction previews. Decorating house and home for fall anytime before mid September is traditionally a tad too early for this bird. Although, tomorrow’s forecast high/low for our little corner of the world is 79/50. I do believe that qualifies as all the fall decorating inspiration needed to begin a new tradition.
You can’t talk fall without the subject of pumpkin coming up. I myself seize every opportunity to dish the pumpkin through color and good tastes.
Lest we forget the seasonal deliciousness of the apple- the official unofficial fruit of fall.
Baked apples. Candied apples from fairs and festivals. My famous Fresh Apple Nut Cake which is the most requested recipe from readers and followers.
Looking forward to what’s cooking in the fall kitchen comes with the fall baking and cooking territory. Comfort plates a sweet and savory delight for the taste buds. Seasonal soups, spicy chili, hearty stews and gumbos of chicken and sausage will be cooking in the French blue pot.
Crisp deep colors complement core foundation pieces. Rather it’s a been in the family for generations accent chair or the I’ve had my eye on it and there’s no better time than fall to buy it area rug, the addition of seasonal color, texture and pattern enhances the decorating pomp and palette.
Personal decorating style and taste preferences determine what design element or decor piece immediately draws the eye. The rug and the table lamps in the above image speak gorgeous to me. Area rugs and table lamps lend an instant chic factor to the ambiance of a space.
Bless the powers that be at Dillard’s and the take an additional 40% off sale that brings forth the Southern Living Ash Feather Statue for a song- a sweet sale serenade. I have big fall decorating inspiration plans for the newest addition to the decorative accents and accessories inventory.
Winter white, a lovely color reminiscent of New Orleans style Cafe Au Lait, is a smashing color to complement a fall color palette.
The Christopher Knight Home Toddman Fabric High Back Club Chair is currently catching my fall decorating eye. The wingback side detail evokes thoughts of fireside evenings in New England. Neutral foundation pieces in colors such as winter white or light beige command decorative accents and accessories rich in seasonal colors to stand at vibrant attention.
You never know what the catalyst for your fall decorating inspiration will be. A throw pillow here, an accent piece there- updating your home decor to reflect the fall season warms up home and hearth and invites the current season’s best in color, texture and pattern show into your places in the home.