Some of my favorite home decor fall finds

ella with jen and griff etc in palm springs

family vacation in Palm Springs

Was this the fastest summer ever?  In just a few weeks, fall will officially arrive but it already feels a bit like fall in the mornings here in San Diego.  While our changing seasons are not quite as dramatic as they are in other areas of the country there is a definite smell in the air that signals changes are ahead.  And for you decorators, that means changes in our home’s decor.  Here are some of my favorite fall items that just might inspire you.

I am not a big fan of theme decorating but a few thematic items do set the mood.  For those of you who are not fans of orange and brown, this pumpkin pillow from Pier 1 is so pretty and can be displayed now all the way through Thanksgiving.  They actually have several options for neutral interiors that are very chic and sophisticated and will still put you in the mood for roaring fires, hot toddies and maybe even a trick or treater or two.pumpkin pillow with blue and green pumpkins from pier 1

These pretty leaves will add a bit of sparkle to your outdoor balcony or along your indoor fireplace mantel.  Who says you can only have lights at Christmastime?fall leavesl it up from pier 1

With shorter days, it might be time to add a new lamp or two to your inventory.  Small accent lamps can be placed on a bookshelf, atop a chest in the entry, even on the kitchen counter.  They add just the right amount of ambient light to many areas in your home.

lamp small lamp from west elm

Available at West Elm

If you already have plenty of lamps, a new lampshade can do wonders in updating the look and feel of your home.  A textured shade, perhaps burlap or textured linen, will make any lamp look “fallish”, especially in a color like this gorgeous tangerine version from Houzz,

Urbanest French Drum Burlap Lampshade, 12"x14"x10", Tangerine

 

The colors in this throw are scrumptious…I would like a scarf to match!  This might have to find its way into my fall decor.

plaid throw from grandinroad

Available at Grandinroad

Finally, nothing welcomes fall like a big bunch of sunflowers.  Fresh flowers are a must in any home, IMHO, and sunflowers, gerberas and mums are so affordable and easy to arrange in any vase.  For added texture, place your clear glass vase in a basket…..I can smell the fall leaves burning as we speak!design sunflower and orange gerbera from back porch musings

How do you add the beauty of fall to your decor?

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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