Are you planning for fall decorating yet? 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!
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!
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 fall things! So put them on your list, dear friend!
By the time fall really rolls around, we want to be ready and enjoy fall decorating!
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!
Not the bookworm kind of research but the fun kind! Peruse Pinterest for fall idea 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 fall’s new trends this year! And embrace tried and true ideas!
Give yourself permission to spend time daydreaming! I love this part of planning.
You can find tons and tons of great fall ideas on my Pinterest boards AWESOME AND AUTUMN AND FABULOUS FALL Add these ideas to your fall Pinterest board or make a board of fall ideas for just this year.
START A FALL PROJECT NOW
Find a great fall 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 fall wreath for my door. You might want to make a fall table runner, pillow or sign. How about painting your faux orange pumpkins white this year? Gather materials now and make them!
GATHER UP FALL RECIPES
This is not really a decorating idea but it is one that will make your home smell like fall 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 in the fall!
If you need any ideas you can always see my ON THE MENU recipes I post every Monday. Starting in late August my menu will be changing from summer to fall.
Look for fall recipes you want to try this season!
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 fall recipes! Give it a try! It’s so easy and so company worthy!
Here are some of my favorite meals…
- THE BEST MINESTRONE SOUP YOU WILL EVER EAT
- THE BEST RAW APPLE CAKE
- PUMPKIN SPICED BAKED OATMEAL
- GRUYERE, BACON AND GREEN ONION STUFFED BAKED WHOLE PUMPKINS
- EASY PUMPKIN BISCOTTI
- PERFECTLY BRAISED POT ROAST
- PUMPKIN BREAD IN A JAR
How about making 20 easy menus for fall and rotating them? Or use the On The Menus!
PLAN A FALL PARTY
Everyone loves a party. And fall is such a great time to enjoy friends and family outside!
Plan a fun outdoor party this fall! How about a S’more Party around the fit pit? Invite your friends and family!
Plan now! Let everyone know early so you will have a good turnout! 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.
Remember if someone offer’s to
GO THROUGH THE FALL DECOR YOU HAVE
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.
Then make a list of the thing you will need to make or purchase for the upcoming fall season.
One of my yearly splurges is a new fall pillow. And this year I am all about using them outdoors! Look for an upcoming FALL PILLOW LOVE post and I’m even planning on making a few easy fall pillows to share with you too!
This is one of my fall pillow splurges this year. So cutely sophisticated and on sale too! See it HERE.
I can’t emphasize enough how doing this 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.
See how to make this pretty NO-SEW BURLAP LEAF PILLOW HERE.
WRITE DOWN YOUR FALL DECORATING PLANS
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 fall planning 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!
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 and decorating beautiful things this fall! Remember, continue to enjoy summer but plan for fall!
What is the first thing you like to plan for in the fall?
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