Posted September 15, 2011 by Hilary Kennedy in Fashion

Fall Decor Inspiration


t isn’t actually Halloween yet, but stores across the metroplex are tempting us with pumpkins, witches, and fall decor of all kinds…even with the temps still hovering at 100 degrees.  Though we might not have a beautiful fall like Connecticut or Colorado, we North Texans do get inspired by fall colors and objects of harvest.  How can you get in the spirit?  Here are a few quick and easy ideas…

  • Make a fall wreath for your front door with faux fall leaves or mums from Hobby Lobby.  It will instantly brighten your door and someone’s day! (Plus, Hobby Lobby has a host of metroplex locations and often offers a 40% off coupon online and in the Sunday paper.)
  • Add some elements of the season to your mantle or fireplace.  Collect leaves, pine cones, and branches or twigs you can pick up around your neighborhood. Then add interesting gourds, Indian corn, and colorful mini-pumpkins. Add some beautiful brass or silver candleholders and pumpkin spice candles for a lovely scent. I particularly love this Nest Pumpkin Chai candle.
  • Fill a bowl or basket with fall colored fruit: apples, oranges, and lemons. Decorate here and there with sprigs of fall leaves, either real or artificial for a colorful table arrangement.
  • Gourds are whimiscal looking!  Leave them as is or paint them. Try hollowing them out and use them as candle holders.
  • Spray paint pinecones with bronze and gold colors and display a handful in a large glass bowl or jar, or position them on a three-tiered cake plate.

No one seems to do fall decor better than Pottery Barn, so below are some of their classic seasonal inspired images (unless otherwise noted).

Photo by Martha Stewart Living

Photo by Suzanne Hitt

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Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlusStyle, focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusMedia.