Decorating the New House: Autumn Style

 

fall decor galore

Something has happened to me since I sent the boys back to “regular” school. My days opened up a bit, and I began to have fun keeping house again. I have especially been enjoying decorating for fall!

fall decor galore

Confession: When I actually set all these out, it was the middle of August. I figured if people can decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving is even over, then I can decorate for fall in August. Don’t ya think that’s fair?

Having just moved makes it especially fun and challenging because I have all new nooks and crannies to work with.

decorating for fall

dining room centerpieces

Confession #2: I haven’t even found my old decor items. I bought all these this year. I found them on sale (40% off) at Hobby Lobby, but I’m itching to go check out what Big Lots has. Anyone care to join me?? Let me know, and we’ll make a day of it. John David will only complain a little bit. My three-year-old can do some serious grumbling when I tell him we’re going somewhere. That boy wants to live in his pajamas, play airplanes, take baths at 11am, and eat snacks with Mom. He is a serious home body.

Now you may think that no one who reads my blog actually lives near me, but you never know. Besides, my momma and Alan’s momma are both only two hours away. That doesn’t seem all that far anymore.

I still have to finish decorating the boys’ rooms and my bedroom. No, I’m not going to decorate the whole house in fall colors. I mean I haven’t even finished hanging pictures.

I’ve been looking for the perfect fall wreath and for autumn porch decorating ideas too, and I pinned about 20 million of them. (To my Pinterest followers, I am so sorry.) Would you like to see a few beauties that I’m using for inspiration??

from sortature.com

from sortature.com

 

This site had hundreds of ideas.

This site had hundreds of ideas (photo credit: flamingotoes.com)

 

All I need is a good bench, and I am so doing this one!

All I need is a good bench, and I am so doing this one! Anyone want to sew me a pillow like that one? April doesn’t sew. My spell-checker doesn’t even recognize the word ‘sew’! (photo credit:herecomesthesunblog.net)

 

fall decor

What? I know they are not decorations, but they are pretty!!! I need to look like autumn too, right? hehehe             (photo: cupshe.com $19.95 for the top)

Just kidding. While it's beautiful, you know hay would send 4/6 of us to the ER with athsma. Haha! That's how we roll...

Just kidding. While this is beautiful, you know actual hay would send 4/6 of us to the ER with asthma. Haha! That’s how we roll…

And now for the wreaths!!!

I’m totally going to make one of these wreaths and post it for y’all later this week. Hopefully, it WON’T be one of those Pin-fail “Nailed it” posts!

I super hope my pretty Southern living door bucket like this one did not end up at Goodwill or someone else's house with this move. I'm still hoping to find it! (photo: kristenscreationsonline.blogspot.com)

I super hope my pretty Southern living door bucket like this one did not end up at Goodwill or someone else’s house with this move. I’m still hoping to find it!                           (photo: kristenscreationsonline.blogspot.com)

For all you Disney fans (photo cred:http://wanderingsofclaire.com/2015/09/26/diy-fall-mickey-wreath/

For all you Disney fans
(photo cred:http://wanderingsofclaire.com/2015/09/26/diy-fall-mickey-wreath/

photo from:http://diy.allwomenstalk.com/outstanding-fall-wreaths-you-can-make-yourself/21

photo from:http://diy.allwomenstalk.com/outstanding-fall-wreaths-you-can-make-yourself/21

You can actually just by my favorite here:https://www.etsy.com/listing/234918472/hydrangea-wreath-monogram-wreath-autumn

So pretty! You can actually just buy one like this here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/234918472/hydrangea-wreath-monogram-wreath-autumn

 

Dee's crafts had tons of ideas:http://deescrafts.com/were-thinking-of-orange-brown-burlap-much-more/

Dee’s crafts had tons of ideas:http://deescrafts.com/were-thinking-of-orange-brown-burlap-much-more/

And last but not least:

Pumpkins!http://deescrafts.com/were-thinking-of-orange-brown-burlap-much-more/

Pumpkins! Also from Dee’s Crafts: http://deescrafts.com/were-thinking-of-orange-brown-burlap-much-more/

Okay, I guess I’ve gone on and on about fall decor long enough. Our week is off to a swell start, and we hope yours is too. Happy decorating!

Oh! And since it’s also back-to-school time, I took part in an article on dealspotr.com. They asked me and a panel of other Mom bloggers for back-to-school shopping tips. Curious as to what I would say? Click here to read the article.

Then share in the comments what you like to do to decorate for fall. If you can figure out how to post a picture, do that too! Or post a pic on Facebook or Instagram and tag me in it!

 

 

 

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