Home Decor, Jump-start Fall Decorating

If you’ve been shopping lately, especially in the craft stores, you are feeling the pressure of the holidays descending before we know it! Labor Day weekend is already a summer memory and things are in full swing for fall.


Sunset in Orange Beach on Labor Day evening….sigh…..Time to get back to reality!


It’s still 90 in the South and we would welcome a nice crisp taste of fall, but for now we must settle for having it via decor.  Here are some easy 30 second ideas to jump-start your fall decorating~

paper sunflowers thepaintedapron.com

Simple paper sunflowers in an off white urn brings in a touch of early fall to our family room that is still donning its summer fabrics~ I like to start slowly, adding touches here and there…


This hurricane was full of seashells and a white candle, but now it is full of large veggie pasta shapes and a butterscotch pillar.  Don’t have a hurricane candle?  You could use a vase and fill it with dried beans or popcorn, potpourri, wine corks, autumn fruits or dried flowers~just look around and in your pantry, you might have just the thing!


A compote with muted earthy colors holds some faux apples, pears, and an artichoke.  The key to fall decor is color and texture~look outside for elements too.  Dried hydrangeas look great this time of year.


Apples are always a great decorating choice


I love to pile shiny apples in this big white bowl, it always makes the kitchen island feel vibrant


Don’t forget to “shop the house” too, look around your house and use something you already have in a different way~


This burlap ribbon basket usually holds hand towels in the master bathroom, but doesn’t it look great holding apples?  I left most of the towels in the basket and covered them with a black cloth napkin so the apples are elevated.


Doesn’t it look like a bushel full?  Burlap ribbon is a great way to bring the Fall in fast!


How about a simple pillar candlestick, topped with some paper shreds and a pumpkin


or perhaps an apple


A ceramic pumpkin gets comfy nestled in a wire basket on a bed of wine corks~


Or, turn something upside down and make it a pedestal!

apples and plates thepaintedapron.com

A basket or tray full of seasonal items is an easy way to decorate, and functional too!

apple candlestick thepaintedapron.com

This chevron lined tray has spent the summer on the family room ottoman but it looks great sporting these red and gold plates and accessories


A sign of course makes everything abundantly clear!


How about a glass of apple cider?

fall tray thepaintedapron.com

Have you started your Fall decorating?


Thanks so much for your visit!


white ceramic pumpkin, gold candlestick, faux sunflowers/ Hobby Lobby~All Fall is 40% off now


plates and mugs BBB last year but I think they still carry this pattern

The apple glasses are from JMdesigns


I will be joining these fabulous parties:

DYI Vintage Chic

It’s Overflowing

On Sutton Place

The Tablescaper

Alderberry Hill

Huckleberry Love

Uncommon Designs

Between Naps on the Porch

Coastal Charm

The Dedicated House

A Stroll Thru Life

The Gunny Sack

Clean and Sensible

Savvy Southern Style

Worthing Court

The Style Sisters

20 Responses to “Home Decor, Jump-start Fall Decorating”
  1. Cathy says:

    I love your vignettes. We live in South Carolina and our temps are far from feeling like fall so I have yet to start the fall changes here but, your little groupings have definitely stirred something in me to start… Thanks for sharing… I found you through Vintage Chic and am now following on Bloglovin….

  2. All of these fall colors coming about make my heart happy 🙂 Such cute decorations, as always!

  3. Oh I love all of this early fall decorating! And like ya’ll, it can sometimes be hard to do — we still are having 100 degree days. I too am all about the “shopping the house” concept, love to re-purpose items for different decorating needs. Also, I am absolutely in love with that dark red pitcher!!!!

  4. laurie says:

    Jenna, your Fall touches are so pretty. You have such unique ideas, and I love seeing the way you put things together. The pasta looks so pretty in that candle holder, and the wine corks as a base for the pretty white ceramic pumpkin is brilliant! laurie

  5. All your Fall accents are so easy and pretty! Please, please share these ideas over at Stylish Friday Finds! My readers would love it!

  6. Mary says:

    I’m SO ready for fall Jenna! It was beautiful today here with lower humidity and only 80 degrees. My perfect fall day is a low in the 50s and a high of 70. I’m afraid I have about 6 weeks for that to be a reality 🙂 Love your early decorating touches and your cute chalkboard tray vignette!

    • Still 90 here, aghhhhh….I bet it was beautiful on your lake! I want to go back to the beach next weekend but I have been vetoed because it’s a big Ala game…I might just go by myself 🙂 if it’s going to be hot I want to swim! Have a lovely Sunday, and thanks for all the really sweet comments. I will have withdrawls from the Novel Bakers next week!

  7. Kadee says:

    Loads of great ideas! I love that ceramic pumpkin and thanks for sharing where you bought it! The handmade feel to it is so charming. I will say, that even though the stores are pushing the season, at least they are offering them at 40-50% off! I just made a new fall wreath for the front door all at discount prices. Takes the edge off of how much supplies cost.. they do add up, don’t they?!

  8. Bev says:

    Really pretty…great colors.

  9. FABBY says:

    I’m loving your Fall decorating and getting so inspired with your ideas gallore! Great vignettes and the colors are wonderful! Big hugs,

  10. Great Fall Decor! I need to get started here!!! XO, Aimee

  11. Great Fall Decor! I need to get started soon!!! XO, Aimee

  12. Becca says:

    I’m so ready for fall!

  13. I love your fall decorating! I particularly like the pitcher and that tray. Thanks for such great eye candy, and a nudge to get going with my own fall updates.

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