EASY FALL DECORATING IDEAS AND PLANNING

fall vignette on a coffee table with green hydrangeas and pumpkins

Ready for some easy fall decorating ideas? I know it’s only August, but while you are enjoying the last few weeks (or days) with the kids before school begins or vacationing or taking long dips in the pool let’s take a few minutes to think about fall! Yes, fall! And plan easy ways to decorate for the season!

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A decorator should always be thinking ahead. Let’s make an easy fall plan!

Make sure to see the free FALL DECORATING CHECKLIST BUNDLE you can print out and use at the bottom of this post. I made it for you and me for our fall planning!

white pottery lantern filled with pheasant feathers fo fall decorating

And please hear me on this… it’s fun to read about doing things for fall but it is far more fun and will make a big difference in your home if you actually DO these fun things! So put them on your list, dear friend!

By the time fall really rolls around, we want to be ready and enjoy fall!

Here are a few things to think about and do while we are all enjoying the remainder of summer and looking towards fall.

DO A LITTLE FALL DECORATING RESEARCH!

fall decorating a mantel with bittersweet and blue and white porcelain balls

Not the bookworm kind of research but the fun kind! Peruse Pinterest for easy ideas and inspiration. Grab a few fall magazines and pour over them. And see archived fall posts from your favorite bloggers!

It’s time to spot new trends this year! And embrace tried and true ideas!

Give yourself permission to spend time daydreaming!  I love this part of planning.

START A FALL PROJECT NOW

FALL WREATH WITH APPLES AND SUNFLOWERS ON A FRONT DOOR

Find a great project for your home and make it in August! It will be all ready to go when you are ready to use it! 

Every year I make a new wreath for my door. You might want to make a table runner, pillow, or sign. How about painting your faux orange pumpkins white this year?  Gather materials now and make them!

fall bittersweet wreaths

See how I made the EARLY FALL APPLE WREATH HERE and the BITTERSWEET FALL WREATH HERE.

GATHER UP FALL RECIPES

plan this fall minestrone soup recipe

This is not really a fall idea but it is one that will make your home smell delicious and your meal planning so much easier!

We cook by the seasons here at StoneGable, so that means lots of apple recipes and pumpkin and soup, and hearty stews and deeper flavors!

Go through your recipes and pull out the ones you love to make when cooler weather rolls around!

Look for autumnal recipes you want to try this season!

baked in a pumpkin shell

I make this gorgeous stuffed pumpkin every year! I’m so excited to plan a little soiree for some close friends and enjoy one of my favorite recipes! Give it a try! It’s so easy and so company worthy!

Here are some of my favorite meals…

Why not try one of these StoneGable tested delicious autumnal recipes every week?

PLAN A FALL PARTY

STACK OF PLATES WITH A WHITE PUMPKIN ON IT

Everyone loves a party. And this is a great time to enjoy friends and family outside! I know many of us are hunkering down and not entertaining right now. But why not treat yourself and your family to something special.

This season is the perfect time to get outside and party!

How about a S’ more Party around the fit pit? Invite your family!

Plan now! Let everyone know early so you will have a good turnout!

This year it’s just Bobby and me! But I’m planning a few fun fall picnics! One will be a tailgate in the back of his truck! Yay!!!

And start planning the menu, tablescape, and other details so you aren’t overwhelmed by the time it rolls around! 

Then HAVE FUN!!! You can see how I set up my S’MORE PARTY HERE.

I think the trick to entertaining right now is to make it simple and special!

GO THROUGH THE FALL DECOR YOU HAVE

fall decor pumpkins in cloche, candles and pheasant feathers

Go through the fall decor you have now! And your mantra this year should be “EASY FALL DECORATING”!

Purge all the old, worn out and unused fall decor you have! This is so important!

Every season I purge my decorations. They get tired or outdated or both. I’ve really scaled back over the years. I lean more towards beautiful naturals and a LESS-IS-MORE attitude. Much less work and it works with my home.

Make a list of the thing you will need to make or purchase for the upcoming fall season.

And take pictures with your phone so you can refer to them to remember what you have!

I can’t emphasize enough how taking pictures will help you hone your style and the best part is you will know exactly what fall decor you have and where it all is.

One of my yearly splurges is a new pillow. And this year I am all about using them outdoors!  Look for an upcoming FALL PILLOW LOVE as part of a FALL EMPORIUM coming soon.

pillow

This is one of my fall pillow splurges this year. So cutely sophisticated and on sale too! See it HERE. It is GORGEOUS!!! So well made and so so pretty!

See how to make this pretty NO-SEW BURLAP LEAF PILLOW HERE.

fall no sew burlap leaf wreath pillow

WRITE DOWN YOUR FALL DECORATING PLANS

FALL VIGNETTE AND GLASS LANTERN ON A COFFEE TABLE

Do you know when you create goals and write things down you are four times more likely to accomplish them? Pretty good return, right?

I like to keep all my ideas in my home decorating notebook. So I made a 4 printable bundle to use over and over again! If you want extra pages of the checklist or Fall Project Checklist just print off as many as you need!

FALL PLANNING PRINTABLE BUNDLES for decorating

You can get the fall planning checklist bundle to help you plan your fall decor too!

So, write your easy plans down and with a plan in hand, you will be creating beautiful things this fall! Remember, continue to enjoy summer but plan for fall!

A fall vignette in a basket on a coffee table.

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14 Comments

  1. Thanks for getting me moving towards fall.

    Where can I purchase the container holding the lime light hydranges?
    Liking the use of open containers.
    Will the use of galvanized home ware survive then move away from Farmhouse?

  2. I always love early Fall tips and ideas! We have had brutal heat here in Texas, and I am SO ready for Fall and cooler temperatures (that will be a while for us) but I sure enjoy your ideas and recipes! I am going to do an early Fall vignette on a black rustic oval metal tray on my kitchen table, with green apples, some pretty green faux hydrangeas, white pitchers, black gingham and bright green napkins, all from an idea of yours in the past! Love it.

  3. I realized I missed the Monday Menu for the week and this blog seems familiar, recycled? I hope you are okay and doing well, Yvonne.

    1. Hi Lyn, I’m thinking of pushing the pause button on the menus until after Christmas. I have so so many fall/Thanksgiving/Christmas posts I want to share!

  4. I agree with your observation about writing down goals. I have been doing this long before it became a self help tool, back in the 70’s when all I could afford was a daydream. Every so often I would set down on paper what I wanted with no care of the cost, it was literally a dream when I started doing this. I didn’t realize it until some years had gone by and I came across my list and found that I had pretty much gotten everything I had wished for.
    Since then I became adept at writing down my goals and re-assessing on a regular basis. I told my mother about this one day and she would not believe me as to how powerful this tool really is. But she tried it anyway and got great results. Her comment was “why didn’t you tell me about this sooner?”. She was in her seventies and sadly, she did not live long enough to finish her entire list but she had made quite a dent in it. I would urge everyone to try this, to start with small things, to see that it really works. Of course, I always remind people when combining wishes and goals to be careful what you wish for!

  5. Thank you so much for this lovely post! Right now where I live, it’s 110 degrees in the mid-afternoon. Reading about and planning for autumn is just what I need to get my mind off the heat! Lovely post!

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