This fall decor preview is a love letter to cozy at home. So many of us find such joy in decorating home and hearth with seasonal accents and accessories rich in color, texture, pattern, warmth, and comfort- the hallmarks of fall times spent cozy at home.
Elation is the word of the day courtesy of the “cold” front with no humidity currently in place over our little corner of the world.
Recent conversations around Places In The Home include how the bright white light of the afternoon sun together with cooler mornings and evenings indicate fall is in the future.
We joke about Louisiana’s false fall (which is an actual season in these parts), and my son can’t believe there was a prolonged fall season 40+ years ago when I was in high school. Mid-September through November saw sweaters, flannel shirts, and wool suits the favored Friday night football games fashions.
Good times and great weather!
“By all these lovely tokens,
September days are here.
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”
—Helen Hunt Jackson
Photo by Svitlana
In the world of seasonal decorating it’s the small touches that count.
Small touches make a big impact on your dominant decor style which in turn accomplishes the intended purpose of seasonal decorating- to create standout statement vignettes, spots, and corners ready to capture the eye and the essence of the current season.
Glass Figural Pumpkin Acorn Trails – Threshold™
Neutral shades and tones magnify the visual intensity of earthy cornerstone accent colors, warming so well to our year round decor accents.
Colonial Revival and Federalist style homes and spaces bring about heart skips a beat moments.
In other words, I love the look.
Dark patinas, period interiors, and Colonial Revival style furnishings tell a story of cozy at home.
Wood Turned Candleholder – Threshold™
Mini Maple Leaf Wreath Red – Threshold™
Set of 4 Pine Forest Soup Bowls – Certified International
Warm colors, natural elements, cozy textures, classic patterns, and scents of the season lend a hand to create quite the cozy ambiance.
When asked to choose the space in my house that most realizes fall has come home, without a doubt, it is the kitchen.
Recipes, dishes, and treats fall into the category of creature comforts.
Developing, baking, cooking, and tasting new recipes spotlighting seasonal spices and seasonings rich in flavor and fragrance is one of the very best parts of the fall festival.
Pumpkin Coconut Fluff Pie
1 9″ graham cracker crust
1 8 oz container whipped topping
1 3.5 oz box vanilla instant pudding & pie filling
1 15 oz can 100% pure pumpkin
½ cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
In a large mixing bowl, add pure pumpkin, vanilla pudding mix, coconut, ground cloves, ground nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice. Using a wooden spoon, stir ingredients until combined.
Next, add vanilla and whipped topping. Fold until incorporated. Spread the pumpkin fluff mixture into the graham cracker crust; cover with plastic wrap.
Chill covered pie for at least 4 hours to set. Before serving dust the top of the pie with additional pumpkin pie spice.
Pumpkin everything is in style, good taste, and delicious season.
Large Pumpkin Bowl with Handle Ivory – Threshold™
Similar enough to bring back memories, this Pointers in the Field digital print reminds me of the oil on canvas painting of a hunt scene hanging above an antique table in my paternal grandparent’s den.
Memories of our fall trips to East Tennessee sweeten the beauty of the season.
Photo by Zane Persaud
Speaking of fall and four-legged friends, this cutie is my kind of fall find.
Fashion mavens deem black and brown a neutral color combination.
Using the color black adds depth, dimension and drama.
Crisp fall days into nights supply the seasonal backdrop that inspires cozy times spent outdoors.
Dining al fresco under a harvest moon is one of the highlights of the season and a perfect way to cozy at home.
Flannel fabric remnants become a tablecloth, a copper pot or cauldron filled with faux or real seasonal stems and branches a stunning centerpiece, candlelight the night light of choice, and the good china a fitting addition to a fall under the stars tablescape.
Under consideration for a big ticket purchase is the gorgeous Alana Lawson Accent Arm Chair Metal Casters.
Fawn brown velvet complements the light birchwood legs with front casters.
Halloween is creeping up on us as well, and this Smiling Jack-O-Lantern Terracotta Accent is porch and patio perfect for the occasion.
Funny how the shift in sunlight, temperatures, and spirit alerts the senses to autumn’s arrival. I feel it, I see it, and I love it!
Too much of a good thing is a great thing when it’s another fall decor preview. It’s one of the best ways to get the decorating wheels turning towards the next season of seasonal updating house and home.