It’s no secret, I love fall.

Truth be told, not as much as I love Christmas, but fall certainly comes in at a close second place.

I realize I’m crazy for decorating for fall on Labor Day every year – but I can’t help myself! I get so excited for some cozy textures and warmer colors in the house. With that said, I also realize I can’t whip out all my pumpkin, harvest and “thankful” decor the first week of September because 1) it’s still HOT and 2) we are nowhere near thanksgiving yet!

sofa (grand)  |  candle stand  |  pitcher  |  lamp

So I wanted to share some ideas on how to “ease in” to fall decor – without your house looking like a PSL spilled all over it (quite yet).

Two easy and inexpensive ways to begin transitioning into fall are: candles and floral accents.

I put away my white or light green candles and opt in for warmer tones, like mustard and burnt orange. Homegoods or Michael’s are always good spots to grab candles for reasonable prices!

candle sticks | mirror look-a-like

I love real plants – and I typically have a few at one time inside the house. But let’s be honest here, I’m a working mom trying to keep two tiny humans, two dogs and a grown man alive (oh and myself, details) I can only manage so much! So I go for faux plants, especially ones that appear “freshly picked” versus one that looks like I’m pretending to actually keep it alive (but I do have a few of those because #knowyourlimits).

Another inexpensive way is throw pillows and blankets. If you’ve been following me for awhile you know I am a firm believer in investing in the neutral big-ticket items (couches, tables, rugs, lamps, etc.) and the seasonal items at a more cost-effective rate. I switch out my decor with the season, and it’s easy to do when it’s just the accessories, versus the investment pieces and furniture.

large hurricane  |  hurricane small  |  dining table  |  chairs  |  wood chargers

Grab a handful of warmer-toned pillows and keep a few of the neutral ones out to begin bringing a fall pallet into your home!


Similarly, with throw blankets I invest in neutral colors but have a handful of seasonal options for places I want to make a statement. The ones that make a statement I purchased at HomeGoods or even Amazon keeping the cost down (under $20 typically).

table  |  metal sphere  

There you have it! A few inexpensive tips on how to begin transition your summer decor to fall. Let me know if you have any questions or other ways to begin transitioning your home to the cooler months. Thanks for stopping by!


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