Sep 27 2013
Bringing Fall Into Your Home
Set the Mood with Scents
When we decorate our homes in celebration of a season or holiday, we are creating a mood or feeling. Seasonal scents play a big part in this because smells are so strongly linked to our memory. This is why candles or fragrances are always one of my first recommendations for seasonal or event decorating.
Harvest Beautiful Things
The fall harvest and changing leaves make this season beautiful and exciting. I love collecting a variety of pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn to display at my front door and throughout my house. They come in such a variety of colors, I do this every year, and it still looks different each time.
Some years I really embrace the rich fall oranges, yellows and greens. And some years I prefer white pumpkins and a neutral pallet.
This year I am fascinated with cotton and its soft contrast to pumpkins and hay bales.
Prepare for the Festivities
Besides the cooling weather, gorgeous changing leaves and delicious fall harvest, this season is full of festivities! Once I have my home smelling like fall, and my collection from the fall harvest, I fill in around it with fun holiday (or football) accents.
I have always loved carving silly faces into pumpkins! However, if you don’t enjoy plunging your arm elbow deep into a pumpkin to scrape out the insides, masquerade masks are whimsical way to dress them up for Halloween without the mess.
Another one of my personal fall favorites from Bella Vita is Off the Wall’s collection of word plaques. These are an adorable addition to any door or decorative cart full of pumpkins for Halloween or Thanksgiving!