Story By Kate Duckworth, Interior Designer
Photos by Grant Duckworth Photography
It’s that time of year…time to pull out your fall decorations, your boots, and your cozy sweaters. Decorating for autumn doesn’t have to be a costly production. No need to reinvent the wheel…some dried florals, a few bags of pumpkins and seasonal throw pillows can go a long way to making your home feel like fall. My friend, Kari Saenz allowed me to pop in to her beautiful Ennis home to demonstrate how easy it is to transition your current decor into fall decor with these few items. Here are some fall styling tips that will make the perfect landscape for you and your family to enjoy all of your favorite autumn activities.
It’s good to keep in mind the Rule of Three. Creating a “trio” of items in varying heights and textures is pleasing to the eye. For example, in this first grouping, we have an end table with a vase, dried florals, a mercury candle holder and a small pumpkin. On the sofa, we’ve brought in three pillows: a large orange pillow with tassels, a medium blue plaid pillow, and a small black and white pillow.
Add a tray to your ottoman or coffee table and top it with a seasonal grouping. Have a plaid blanket accessible for chilly nights and a fall feel. Here, we used some books with vases with seasonal dried botanicals and a pumpkin.
Dress up a bookcase or console table by adding a few pumpkins and dried stems in with the existing decor.
For the fireplace, we layered a seasonal wreath on top of the existing art. We also added fall colored candles, a basket with cozy blankets and seasonal filler to a glass lantern.
See how easy it can be to add a few seasonal items to your existing ones in order to elevate your decor? This subtle approach is a tasteful take on stylish seasonal decorating.