Now is the perfect time of year to transition out of all the pumpkins and fall decor we love (sniff, sniff, sniff) and pare down to just a simple few decor elements that give a nod to the current season. Earlier this week I posted Why I Love Transitional Decorating and got such a great response I knew I hit upon a topic that resonated with many of you. You, like me, love the idea of scaling down decor between seasons and holidays to give yourself time to put all the decorations away and give your home a little “breathing room” before decorating for the next season! So, today I’m sharing my transitional dining room! This is how I decorate from now to Thanksgiving!
My dining room has a cleaner, less-is-more look. This time of year it begins to sports colors that are a little darker and richer which nicely contrasts with the light neutrals in the dining room!
There is something I love about stripping down my rooms after a big season like fall and getting them back to their authentic selves!
For November I put a transitional vignette on the concrete dining room table. Instead of using a galvanized metal tray or basket I chose a worn wooden crate/tray. It brings in the warmth I’m longing for and love this time of year.
My goal was to create a vignette that had a simple, clean look and had some elements of the season. After a dozen or more blue, green and white pumpkins tumbling down the center of my table all fall long this vignette is a much welcomed exchange.
Like my family room, pinecones play a role in my late fall dining room decor. Pinecones from a fall dough bowl arrangement are now scattered across the bottom of the wooden tray. Pinecones are not just for Christmas. They work beautifully with fall decor too!
I also tucked two small deer sheds in the corner of the crate. Gotta love deer sheds!
Feathers from one of my son-in-law Jonathan’s recent pheasant hunts stand tall in a glass cylinder. They are the perfect fall embellishment!
Mercury glass is a must in my home from fall to spring! I love its sparkle and hints of silver and gold! Especially when the nights are long, these pretty candles keep my feeling cozy with their warm glow!
Last Christmas I invested in 3 big faux boxwood plants and 3 mercury glass cache pots. I’m so glad I did! They are such a favorite of mine. And they are just the right organic looking decor for this late fall vignette! Did you notice I repeated the boxwood on the buffet behind the dining room table?
To vary the height of this late fall vignette I added a stack of burlap covered books to the mix and put the cache pot on it!
And what puts the glam in rustic/glam more than a mongolian lamb skin? I’m using it in my Christmas decorations this year, but I just had to pull it our a little early!
The buffet is also dressed up for late fall. Gone are the mini pumpkins and the globe amaranth and in their place is a simple creamer with smaller pheasant feathers.
The dining room bar has been cleaned off and freshened up too!
Don’t you love these sparkly silver and gold pinecones? I mixed them with the real deal and put them in a pedestalled fluted bowl. You don’t need to wait until Christmas to pull out some nature-inspired decorations. Use them now!!!! Add a few pretty silver or gold ornaments with pinecone or acorns.
Now, it’s your turn… What room will you pare down for late fall?
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