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          5 Easy Ways To Decorate For Fall

All over the Internets you’ll find gorgeous homes decorated for the fall season with magazine-worthy photos. What those pictures don’t show is the amount of time and money it took to turn it into that fall fairyland. It’s totally possible to decorate for fall without spending hundreds of dollars and an entire day putting it together. So if you love autumn decor but you’re not interested in a complete fall takeover, try a few of these easy ideas that will create big statements with little effort.


Wreath or Door Hanger: Adding a wreath to your front door is a quick & easy way to get started with your fall decor. Wreaths & door hangers come in ALL shapes and sizes so you will have no problem finding one that fits your style. If anything, it might be difficult to pick just one. Handmade wreaths are beautiful and can get pricey, so pick a budget and that will help narrow down your choices. Home decor stores have the power of bulk buying so they will have the best value wreaths. Once you’ve found one you love, add a wreath hookto your door and you’re done. Doesn’t get much easier than that. (📷: Fall Wreath from Pink Door Wreaths)


SayAnything Frame: Part of the problem with decorating is getting the results to look like what you envisioned. You don’t have to worry about that when decorating with the SayAnything Frame. This original three-piece system consists of a 12”x12” frame, a hanging sign and a base- and each piece is completely interchangeable. You don’t have to worry if a combination will look good together because every product is designed with coordination in mind- you can’t put together a bad combination! With a steady stream of new bases and signs to choose from, this isn’t a piece of decor that goes into the attic when the season is over; it fits every season of your life.  (📷: SayAnything Navy Pumpkin Patch Embellishment Base from Frantic Farmhouse)


Garland:I absolutely love decorating with garland. It’s so easy to use and can really transform a space. Again, there’s lots of options to choose from so take your cues from the space you want to decorate. For example, the traditional fall foliage colors on a white fireplace mantel would create an amazing contrast, but if you add that same garland to stained wooden shelves, it could get lost in the background. In that case, you’d want to pick a garland that’s a little lighter- maybe with more greens/whites vs the browns/reds. You want your garland to stand out, so pick a spot in your home where it will make the biggest statement.  (📷: Sunflower Mix Garland from Kirklands)


Floral Arrangement: Adding a floral arrangement as a centerpiece to your table or kitchen island is a great way to give off the fall vibes. You can take this tip and make it as simple or complicated as you want. You can go with fresh or faux, purchase a ready-made arrangement or DIY it. If you’re going to attempt an arrangement of your own, the key elements to remember as you select your stems is height, fullness and color scheme. Give yourself some grace and pick a vessel that isn’t see-through. By doing that, you’ll be able to use floral styrofoam to help with placement and arranging. Place the finished arrangement on a round placemat, scatter a few pumpkins around and step back to admire your handiwork.  (📷: Silk Flower Arrangement from Petals)


Front Porch Decor: Your front porch is an extension of your house, and if you’re trying to show off your fall spirit, this is where you’ll get the most views. Start by clearing off any front porch clutter and giving it a good sweep. There’s nothing that says fall more than the classic combination of mums & pumpkins. You can’t go wrong with this option and it will be appreciated by the masses- I promise. For a great display, remember to arrange items in odd-numbered groupings and add varying heights to create interest. If your mums come in a nondescript, black planter, I’d also suggest repotting them, but it’s not absolutely necessary. To add height, you can use things around your home like an overturned basket, crate or plant stand. Straw bales work great too, if that’s the route you want to go. Select pumpkins of varying sizes and colors to make it easier when putting together the arrangement.  (📷: Front porch autumn arrangement from A Blissful Nest)


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