Even though it’s been unseasonably warm this fall (75 degrees and sunny in October?!), the familiar crisp scent of autumn is definitely in the air. As a super-nerdy kid who always loved going back to school — truly, some things never change — that smell is definitely welcome in this house!
Mike and I aren’t nuts about Halloween decorations because, frankly, they
are REALLY CREEPY! give me nightmares for days just aren’t our style, but we were so excited to bust out all our pumpkiny-harvesty goods around here that they made their debut at the beginning of September this year. I would say I’m worried I would get sick of them by Thanksgiving, but truth is, I’m not worried about that possibility in the least. Fall is my favorite. I don’t even care how “basic” that makes me sound. It’s how I feel, and I’m owning it…with a PSL in hand and boots on my feet, of course!
First step in our home’s fall transformation: erasing my favorite chalkboard of the summer and replacing it with a new design:
I got some super cute plaid chargers and faux wheat on sale at Michaels (inspired by the latest Pottery Barn catalog) to change up the dining room decor a bit…
One of my favorite fall decorations is the Lenox cornucopia my grandma bought us as an impromptu gift last year. It makes us feel extra-fancy when our decorations match our china!
Finally, I’m loving our new living room look. We snagged some cute new throw pillows at Home Goods (these ones were feeling a bit too summery!) and swapped out our summer candles for — what else? — a pumpkin spice one.
How about you? What is your favorite way to decorate for fall? What makes you feel like the season has officially arrived?