Are you ready for 10 fall ideas you can do now? Are you reading this at the pool, or beach, or on vacation? I know you might think it is too early to decorate for fall. But not really! At least, it is not too early to begin thinking about fall decor! And I have some beautiful ideas for you today…
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Here are 10 fall decorating ideas that you can start to do right NOW to be ready for fall! These will get you in the mood for the upcoming sweater weather!
ADD SUNFLOWERS TO YOUR HOME
Sunflowers are in-season flowers right now but they are such beautiful flowers to use all throughout the fall. I use fresh and faux sunflowers in our home.
Find the best quality faux sunflowers and they will last for years and years!
MAKE A FALL WREATH OR BASKET
One of the first things I do to decorate for fall is make a big wreath or brambly basket using elements of the season!
Welcome fall and everyone who comes to your front door with an autumnal welcome!
Make a wreath or basket now and it will be ready when you are ready to decorate!
You can see how to make this pretty FALL FRONT DOOR BASKET HERE.
It is really a very easy basket to make. Wouldn’t this look so pretty on your front door?
And here is a fall wreath anyone can make…
See the FALL LEAF WREATH here.
CUT HYDRANGEAS AND USE THEM IN TRANSITIONAL DECOR
I LOVE hydrangeas. I use them when they bloom in the summer and all through the fall. They are particularly beautiful when they take on some of those rich colors that tell you it’s fall.
In the vignette above start out with green apples and switch to white pumpkins later in the fall. I think creating Transitional decor is so smart! It can be enjoyed now and go all the way through Thanksgiving!
You can see this FALL post with PUMPKINS AND HYDRANGEAS HERE.
MAKE A PRETTY PUMPKIN
Start now to create pretty pumpkins for your fall home decor. These can be the stars of your fall decor! And NOW is the perfect time to start a pumpkin project.
I’m working on a really fun fall pumpkin right now! I can’t wait to share it with you soon!
My favorite pumpkin project are these beautiful CHINOISERIE PUMPINS above. These are so super easy to make and look so special. I used them with velvet pumpkins to make a pretty centerpiece! Velvet and chinoiserie are a fall match made in heaven!
One of my other favorite pumpkin diy is my GILDED PUMPKINS. Here are a trio of pumpkins gilded in gold, silver and copper leaf.
No matter what pumpkin project you want to do for fall, start now!
CREATE A TRANSITIONAL VIGNETTE
Now is the time to create a vignette that will transition from summer to fall. Choose things to go in your vignette that will work for both seasons.
Pears are a great natural element that works wonderfully this time of year!
You might like to read 10 Elements Of A Beautiful Vignette
GET OUR YOUR FALL DISHES AND ACCENTS
This year get out your beautiful dishes and other fall accents. Don’t let them sit in plastic bins or cupboards! Get them out now so you can use them all fall long.
Use them on the table and as part of your decor! Stack them, layer them and use them as a perch for great fall accents! This is the year to show them off!
WORK ON GETTING FALL TEXTILES READY!
Do you have fall pillows or throws? How about a cozy fall tartan or bedspread or duvet? I bet you have napkins that would look gorgeous for fall. How about a table runner or tablecloth?
Right now is the time to get them out and launder them. Make sure they are in tip-top shape for fall! Don’t forget to dry clean your pillows every now and then! They get soiled and dusty too!
It’s also time to PURGE outdated, tired, and worn textiles you won’t be using this fall. Don’t hold on to them, let them go! You will feel so so good!
And speaking of purging…
GO THROUGH YOUR FALL DECOR AND WEED IT OUT
Just like purging our old fall textiles that are no longer usable, we should go through all of our fall decorations and do the same. So when you are ready to use your fall decor you will know what you have, what you need and WHERE EVERYTHING IS!
This is such a good, no great idea!
Just think how much easier it will be to have all your fall decorations organized! Start now and purge and organize a little bit each week until fall. It will be here before you know it!
INVEST IN A BOWL
One of the best investments I have ever made was my dough bowl. It’s not old and it is probably not hand carved but it still looks great and is perfect for fall decorating! HERE is a really nice dough bowl on sale for a very reasonable price!
There are so many ways to use a dough bowl. To hold a vignette, as fruit bowl, or planter, or magazine rack… just to name a couple!
Big or small dough bowls are a fabulous fall must-have!
Also think about other bowls for fall too. Invest in a few bowls that will look great with your fall decor. I just ordered a long white wooden bowl for my fall organics today. You can see it here.
MAKE A FALL TO-DO LIST
My fall to-do list looks something like this (in no particular order):
- find fall decor
- purge… be ruthless. NO CHACHKIES!
- make a list of what I need… yes, another list!
- put fall decor in plastic boxes on shelves in the garage for easy use
- order faux white pumpkin for pumpkin diy
- collect bittersweet
- make a bittersweet fall wreath
- style living room with transitional fall decor
- put away all summer decor and label
- style the mantel with transitional decor
- decorate front porch for fall
- and back porch
- plant planters with mums and fall plants
- get pumpkins from the pumpkin wagon
- get out dough bowls and fill with fall fluff
- create fall vignettes
Guess what? I just made my early fall list!!!!
Speaking of fall decorating lists. Get my free printable FALL DECORATING CHECKLIST below!
There’s lots more, but I’ll add to the list as I think of things to do! It’s so important to have a list that is reasonable and doable and real! And it feels so good to be able to check off each fall task!
OKAY, NOT IT’S YOUR TURN!!!!
Please leave a comment with what you think you should do NOW for fall! I can’t wait to read them!!!!!