In parts of the USA, fall temperatures actually arrive with the fall date on the calendar. In Texas--not so much. But, you know, if it’s September and the thermometer is below 95, we’re claiming it. And embracing all the colors and coziness of the season!
What says fall like pumpkins? A fall harvest crop, they’ve naturally become associated with all things autumn. (Pumpkin spice latte, anyone?)
We’re loving working pumpkins into every aspect of our fall decor. From the texture of these petite braided pumpkins for our tablescapes to piles of mini pumpkins in a wooden bowl to pumpkin-adorned wreaths, we can’t get enough of this fall icon.
Extend your green theme by pairing green pumpkins with some stunning green glass vases filled with autumn-hued florals and stems. We love the juxtaposition of the shimmery glass with the wood tones!
Elevating your pumpkins (or other fall decor) on cake stands and surrounding them with some berry or leaf garland gives some nice variety and texture to your grouping.
Cake stands, like other pieces from your own serveware stash, can be used creatively to display your fall decor. For instance, arrange some mini pumpkins, nuts, and fall leaves on a cake stand and top with the glass cloche from your cheese board--instant autumn vignette! Or simply fill a decorative or serving bowl with bright red apples, pears or gourds.
Another idea: consider using one of your trays (even a mirror, as we did here) to pull together items for a fall arrangement. A breadboard works well, too--just set it with your favorite fall decorative accessories. (Charcuterie boards are a popular choice for food display and serving. Whether the family is gathering around the fire pit or the kitchen island this fall, serve them a charcuterie board loaded with an assortment of sweet or savory snacks--artful and easy!)
Have a number of candlesticks around your home? Recruit them to your fall theme--with glowing candles, of course (flameless or scented wick variety), but also topped with (what else?) mini pumpkins, or seasonal candle toppers.
How else to cozy up your home for the cool days ahead? Add plenty of textured throws and pillows, for sure. And a wreath on the door? Naturally! Whether you opt for traditional seasonal colors or a farmhouse-inspired wreath with pale pumpkins and buffalo check, your entry will welcome your guests with a festive air.
As we look forward to cooler days and snug cold nights, we’re preparing our homes for the sights and scents of the season. Time to make pumpkin bread!