Important Question: When do you decorate for Fall?
I have to start off this blog post by asking y’all a super important question. I have to know what y’all think about this. When do you start decorating for fall? Do you start in August? September? (Please don’t tell me you wait until October!)
I feel like August is such an awkward time in home decor. It’s technically still summer, but all the kids going back to school always seems to give off major fall vibes.
Fall Transition Decor
One of the hardest things that people face when decorating their home is the change of seasons. They start asking themselves all of those pertinent questions. When is it socially acceptable to make the switch? How do you transition your home decor into the next season? Do you have to “go big or go home”? Is it possible to celebrate each season without breaking the bank?
If I had it my way, I’d start decorating for fall in August. That’s mainly because I prefer to decorate my home for Christmas super early, and I want to be able to at least enjoy my fall decor a little bit. However, in attempt to not look crazy, I like to use August as a month to transition into my fall decor. Fall transition decor is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a really great way to help transition your home from summer into fall as you prepare to head into a new season of life – with the kids heading back to school and coming back to reality from vacation-mode. It’s also a great way to help transition your mind and act as a refresh as you head into this new season and new year.
The Perfect Summer-to-Fall Transition Tablescape
Transitioning your home into the next season doesn’t have to be difficult. It also doesn’t have to be expensive. You can ‘shop’ for your Fall transition decor in your own home. It’s about taking what you already have and pairing it with something that you’re inspired by in the next season.
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For example, mustard hues and citrus accents are huge trends that I’m inspired by lately, so I wanted to use them in my transition decor as we head into Fall. While yellow is typically bright and speaks everything summer, the richness of deeper yellows and mustard hues give off a refreshed yet very cozy vibe.
Yellows are always a hit or miss when it comes to home decor. It’s no secret that the color yellow has a way of turning some people off. You either love it or you hate it. However, I have always seen past it and fallen in love with the natural essence of the color to embrace something so beautiful. There’s definitely a way to use it tastefully to make your home feel refreshed yet rich and intimate.
I transitioned into this look by replacing the floral stems in the galvanized wall planters with wheat stems from last fall. I also replaced my Cottonwood Shanty scroll with the scroll that I already typically use for fall. For the centerpiece, I just pulled out all of the wild flower stems that I had in there from the summer and kept the yellow ones. I then got a new knit table runner from HomeGoods and paired it with my woven seagrass placemats to add some texture. Meanwhile, I embraced the citrus trend and played into the color palette with the addition of rich golden lemons, and I kept it bright and somewhat summer-y with my yellow patterned napkins. In the end, I was able to create this fall transitional look for less than $20 by mainly using what I already had.
I am loving this trend so much that I think I’ll be incorporating it into my fall color palette when I start really decorating for fall in September. From here, I’ll carry this inspiration into fall with the incorporation of more textures, pumpkins, and richer colors in the palette to allude to the fall spices that we love so much.
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