Uncategorized8 Must-haves for Fall Decorating September 11, 2014 Warm, Cozy, Texture, Rustic, Natural Elements. What makes your home feel like fall more than infusing this feeling into your home? I’m going a little different direction with my fall decor this year than I did in last year’s tour. Last year, I went with a lot of natural elements and more color than I usually use. And I loved it! This year, I’m headed in a different direction with the overall scheme of my fall decor. I’ll be sharing my inspiration for this year’s tour tomorrow, but as I’ve been putting it together, I realized that many of my main elements will be the same, though used in different ways. So today, I’m talking about the 8 fall decorating must-haves that I used last year that will be making an appearance this year. I love bringing in natural elements for fall decorating and feathers are at the top of my list. Last year, I grouped feathers in vases on the mantel and in the front door wreath. My absolute favorite thing about fall are real pumpkins. I know there are some great fake versions out there now and I use them in certain ways, but my fall home would not be complete without real, heirloom pumpkins. I love the variety that heirloom pumpkins bring in. The bumpy textures, the color varieties, they’re gorgeous and breathe a little fall into your space. Few things say fall like texture. And I love the texture of wool plaid. Last year, some wool plaid fabric made a great runner and this wool plaid throw really cozied up the patio. Going along with that theme of texture, cozy woven pillows and throws really fit the fall season. I use antlers year-round, but I especially love them in the fall and winter. They remind me of a cozy mountain lodge where you’d spend fall weekends drinking cider amidst the changing leaves. Burning, drippy candles give off the perfect, warm glow on a crisp fall evening. The perfect fall home is warm and inviting and the flame of a few candles goes a long way. I love vintage everything, paintings included. They have a darker feel than many modern paintings and the landscapes hint at the natural outdoor vibe of fall. A tree in our backyard had to come down last summer and I loved bringing in rustic wood stumps in my fall decor. Rustic, wood, and texture bring the outdoors in. Make sure you check out last year’s fall tour, if you missed it. Tomorrow, I’l be sharing the overall feel for my fall decor this year!