It’s fall! While most people profess that their favorite season is summer, Fall has a lot of fans. Fall is my favourite season by a big margin (more sunshine than spring, less humidity than summer), and that means I always want to get into the Fall spirit by decorating my house.
That said… I prefer a more minimalist approach to décor. All my furniture is white. Lines are clean. Clutter is forbidden. I might love fall, but I’m not going to start making Martha Stewart style pinecone bouquets and sticking them around my home, or suddenly feeling the pull of big wooly plaid blankets draped over all my furniture. First of all, who has the time for that? Secondly… just no.
So, if you’re like me, how can you feel like you’ve got a bit of fall in the home, without going full Little House on the Prairie?
Here are some fun, LOW HASSLE ideas, from my own mind and the internet:
1. White Pumpkins
They used to be rare, but nowadays they’re popping up in local grocery stores – white pumpkins, sometimes called ghost pumpkins are a neat way to get the shape of the season, but in a new way. You can:
- Line up white mini pumpkins on a mantelpiece
- Turn white mini pumpkins into votive candle holders
- Cut off the top and remove the seeds from a full sized white pumpkin. Don’t carve it though! Put a flower vase into the pumpkin and display some seasonal blooms - (note, these won’t last more than a few days inside – best done for a special occasion!)
Yes, I realized I just disparaged pinecone crafts, but this is as easy as it gets. Take a contemporary, low silver bowl or tray and then fill it with the nicest pinecones you can find. Looks seasonal, not kitchy.
3. Branches and sticks
Trees and wood grain have been big design trends for a while now, so don’t pay for artfully arranged, carefully chosen dead branches from a florist, go pick your own out. They’re plentiful this time of year, and FREE. Besides, what says fall more than a branch without leaves? The easiest way to bring the outside in. Best yet? These displays don’t need water.