As I’ve mentioned before, autumn season is my favorite one. Be it autumn home decorations or autumn recipes, I’m always on the lookout for ways to bring a bit of the season into my home. The decorations I normally chose depend on what’s the most durable, while still remaining attractive.
Let’s start with the outside, shall we? While out shopping, I found this super cute autumn-themed wreath. What I really like about it is the little scarecrow in the middle. I think it adds a bit of whimsy, and my son loves it. He’s named her, “Annie.” Such a cute way to welcome any guest we may have. I’ve already received a few compliments on it.
The other bit of decoration I placed outside is this welcome mat. I just love the fall colors and the gourds & pumpkins. They just scream “autumn,” don’t they? For the past couple of years, I’ve had the same old welcome mat sitting out front. It had gotten very dingy and faded. I’m so glad I found this! I adore it, and smile every time I see it, while coming or going.
Moving inside, the kitchen and dining room are great rooms to decorate for autumn. This year, I wanted to bring in some really simple decorations. During my search, I found this tablecloth. While patterned, it has a sort of simplistic and classic feel to it. And, bonus! It makes cleaning up after a 7-year-old boy very easy. Just wipe down, with a warm rag.
And, since no dinner table is complete, without a centerpiece, I was able to find this yummy Pumpkin Spice-scented candle to add to my already-existing centerpiece. Not only does it match the tablecloth, but it smells delicious and oh-so-fall-like.
Not only is the kitchen a great place to decorate for fall, it is also the only place to cook all kinds of “warm you up from the inside” meals. Being a mom who works outside the home, fulltime means I don’t have a lot of time to prepare meals for my family. But, a couple of standbys I always fall back on are spaghetti & meatballs and soup. While meatballs from scratch take a while to make, these frozen Farm Rich meatballs can be microwaved in a couple of minutes and added to the spaghetti. And, nothing is as quick and easy as some Progresso Rich & Hearty soup!
I also love hanging up cute dishtowels, with autumn designs. They add a nice pop of color to the kitchen and make autumn decorating easy.
But really, at the end of the day, bringing autumn into my home can be as simple as sitting down with my husband, drinking a nice cup of tea out of a gorgeous autumn-theme mug.
So, there you have it; decorating for autumn doesn’t have to be stressful or break the bank. By incorporating some great pieces with what you already have, you can be ready for autumn in no time!