Since moving a few months ago, something I could not wait to do was decorate for the various upcoming seasons.
With the leaves starting to fall, I can’t help but think “fall,” even though it’s 90 degrees outside. Literally. Regardless of the temperature outside, when I look in our home, I want to see fall. I want to feel like it’s the season because it will scream by, despite what temperature it is outside. So, with thanks to Wayfair for the idea, I want to share with you some simple decorating ideas with autumn accents! Ideas that you can EASILY recreate in your own home, with no decorating experience needed. Trust me.
First of all, a fresh fall scent in the air is always a call for fall, isn’t it? Throw a pumpkin smelling candle into a glass holder and pour popcorn kernels around it. You’ve now created a simple table, oven, or counter piece.
We have a bay window that needed some decorating, so I chose to make my own pillows that had colors that would go with almost any season. No need to make your own pillows though! Just find some that suit your fall color taste and voila, you have an autumn accent!
We can’t talk fall without thinking about candy corn, am I right? I found a little orange ceramic pumpkin in a dollar aisle, filled it with a 50/50 mixture of candy corns and peanuts, and just like that, fall in a bowl.
Some sort of foliage seems to always be in the decorators mind, especially for fall. Though I am not big into the orange leaves, etc. So, I chose to go with something a little more subtle.
I also paired this vase with a sign that reminds me daily to be thankful for all that we have been given, which adds a simple look to an empty space!
I can be crafty and though I could have probably made this myself, I found that for the $5.00 it cost me to buy this awhile back, it would be a no-brainer in our home. These are canning lids, tied together in a circle, with a cinnamon stick glued in the middle. It’s truly as simple as that!
Another must-have autumn accent – a pumpkin. Fall decorations aren’t complete with out a pumpkin, right?
I had a larger jar with a copper handle on it, that was staring me in the face for a few days. I knew I wanted to use it somehow with my fall decor, but couldn’t think of what to put in it. I walked outside one day and saw these beautiful leaves that had fallen off the trees. They were pretty dry, so I started to put them into this jar, and it looked beautiful! You do not have to have the perfect jar; even a simple canning jar will do!
Finally, I can’t help but think about canning when it comes to the fall season, knowing that many gardens are coming to end, but the produce abundant! Here is a simple salsa recipe that you can easily make to wow your family with salsa goodness:
- 8 c. peeled, cut up tomatoes
- 4-6 jalapeno peppers, chopped
- 3 medium onions, chopped
- 1/2 c. white vinegar
- 1 T. minced fresh garlic
- 1 T. black pepper
- 1 T. salt
- 12 oz. tomato paste
Simmer for 1 1/2 hours and pour into canning jars. Makes 6 to 7 pint jars.
- I do not peel our tomatoes – makes it a bit more chunky
- Use fewer jalapenos for a less spicy version
- Aldi has fresh minced garlic in a glass jar that is cheap, instead of having to mince it yourself
- The tomato paste is the key to thickening any salsa recipe
I hope you find these ideas to be practical and simple. Ideas that you can implement into your home! I have found though, that the sign in our dining room really is what matters – gratitude turns what we have, into enough. Many of the items in this post I had already owned, but repurposed in a simple way. I hope in this fall season, that you are able to see what you have, be thankful for it, and turn it into enough!