October 4, 2011

Simple Fall Decorating

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Nothing says fall like colorful, cozy arrangements of mums and pumpkins at one's front door. I love fall decorating probably as much as Christmas. It's much less high maintenance and creates the same warm feeling in your home. This year I simplified my decorations a bit, focusing more on single bold pieces rather than lots of little elements. Overall, I'm thrilled with the results, inside and outside.


(I don't have a lot of room at the front door of my townhouse, but what little room I have, I try to maximize all of its potential.)


(I love to dress up pumpkin stems with fall ribbon- I think it adds the perfect touch. And I've never incorporated purple mums into my outdoor decor until this year, and I love it!)


(My lovely monogram garden flag from Trishy still fits in perfectly with all the orange and yellow. I found a great new wreath this year at TJ Maxx that I just couldn't pass up.)


(This gorgeous jeweled sunflower came from Hobby Lobby and adds just the right amount of sparkle at my entryway.)


(New sunflowers and seasonal candles are staples in my indoor fall decorating.)


(This arrangement of jeweled pumpkins and corks was a complete accident, but I love the way it looks. I filled my two apothecary jars on my buffet with leaf garland this year, for a change.)


(My mantle is always a favorite spot to decorate. This year I chose a very simple arrangement complete with a vase of orange twigs, new glass pumpkins atop my old candle holders, and a fluffy strand of garland.)


(All photos taken by me)

(I don't think any decor is complete without fresh seasonal flowers. For the first week of fall, I displayed two pretty purple arrangements on the entry table and the stove top.)

There you have it, simple fall decorating that adds just the right touch of coziness to your abode! I rarely subscribe to the 'less is more' theory, but when it comes to seasonal decor, I even surprise myself!





ABC said...

Everything looks adorable, Julie! I love it! :)

Unknown said...

awww great job girl :) so lovely!!

Suburban Princess said...

I put garland in a big vase last year...I dont know why I didnt think of it before then...it always looks awesome!

You and your man are too cute!

Unknown said...

Everything looks so pretty as do the pictures of you...gorgeous my dear!

mrs.mfc said...

Your decorations all look amazing!! Great job! Glad to hear things are going so well for you and your cute guy :) Those pictures are adorable!

I'maNolaGirl said...

Your fall decor looks fabulous! And you look so happy with your sweet guy!

Lacey in the City said...

Love your decorations, and you and the beau look so cute together!!

Kristin said...

Everything looks great!

Natasha said...

the house looks great AND even better, you and the boy are TOO cute... so happy for you!! ;)

Beth's Blog said...

your decorating is gorgeous!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

Love the decorations! And you
Andhim are adorable!

Glitterista said...

Love your seasonal decorations! I get so excited to get new fall candles every year. ;)

Great pictures of you and your beau.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Understated and sophisticated. :)

Unknown said...

love your fall decorations!! I also live in a town home with very limited space to decorate outside! Cant wait to use some of your ideas!

tara said...

You and your man are too cute! ;) The decorations look great!

Lindsey Regan Thorne said...

Such a fan of your budding romance! You both are adorable together. Your fall decorating looks gorgeous darling. Love the mantel.

Samantha said...

Love the fall decorating. Good inspiration!


Annemarie said...

Love your front porch :) xx