The transition from spring and summer to autumn, always puts me in a low mood, mostly because I don’t like this seasonal change as much as everyone else seems to. The cooler weather, nature’s vibrance muted by browns, the sure sign that my time outdoors and warmth is coming to an end. In order to make light of this shift, I always try to fill my home with things that showcase nature’s change with a bit of summer’s lightness…
Of course there will be lots of white and gray pumpkins involved, some gilded, while others with festive fall words like this. They are my favorite! With the dining room being a bit dark for my taste, I like to brighten it up by using lots of light colors when decorating the space for the holidays. Especially when browns and reds are the popular choice for autumn, I envision a softer and sophisticated version of the typical color palette. I want to make sure this year’s autumn tablescape works for both Halloween and Thanksgiving, by simply swapping a few decor pieces. Although I want to keep everything neutral, I’ve been drawn to copper this season. Isn’t it just a stunning color? It’s a sophisticated way to incorporate the color orange into your fall decor, without overly contrasting with light tones, as well as your home’s color palette.
I’m going with a rustic and natural foraged look, especially since one of my goals this season is to experiment with this style of floral design. I’m envisioning cream colored or quicksand roses, copper leaves, flat leaf eucalyptus, Queen’s Anne lace and sprigs of wheat. I was so inspired by the colors of the early fall trees on our drive to Lake George this weekend, that I’m aiming to make it the focal color; with chartreuse and deep forest green foliage and branches that resemble the contrast in vibrant and deep colored trees beginning to change for the season. I want to mix up the textures too, with lace overlays and wooden gold utensils I spotted at Target and can’t shake from my mind.
I’m planning to carry the look throughout the house and outdoors too, with large planters of Forest Grass and a more simple front door wreath with seasonal fruit touches, like pomegranates and persimmon branches.
How are you being inspired by Autumn decor?