Without a doubt, fall is my favorite time of year. Living in the south, summers are so oppressive that I welcome the change of seasons. I love the crisp air, the smell of pumpkin pie, the colorful leaves, Halloween and football of course. Usually, I go overboard trying to create fall vibes throughout the entire house, but this year I only added a few fall accents. Being 16 weeks pregnant with a toddler to chase after, I am just too tired to put too much effort into my autumn design scheme.
Here, I created a fall vignette with an old mirror turned into a chalkboard and some autumn leaves. I will explain my diy chalkboard in a later post.
In my dining room, I painted miniature pumpkins to fit the neutral, coastal vibe of the space. For the pumpkins, I used milk paint by General Finishes in the color Persian Blue.
To add some texture and create an element of fall coziness, I draped faux sheepskin rugs over two of my dining room chairs.
Below is my fall mantel decor. Normally I go crazy with pumpkins, but I was much more minimal (my euphemism for lazy) with my approach this year. I simply added some fall leaves to a blown-glass vase and called it a day.
In the kitchen, I traded my fresh summer flowers for some bittersweet-type twigs and I always have a pumpkin scented candle burning.
Maybe next year I can razzle dazzle you a little more. Forgive me if I dissapointed, it’s the “I don’t give a f#%k” pregnancy hormones wrecking me.