When you pause and think about fall, what comes to mind? Do you think about the leaves changing, cooler temperatures, or the ground covered in golden, tangerine, and red leaves? Do you think about mums, haystacks, and dried corn? Maybe cozy blankets, a roaring fire, and the ever-so-basic pumpkin spice latte comes to mind. Really, who doesn’t love a good PSL — or for that matter, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, or pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds? In all seriousness, fall is here and ski season is nearly upon us.
While there are an abundance of experiences and tangible items associated with autumn, transitioning your home can feel overwhelming. What do you bring inside? What do you do to the outside of your home? What are those essential pieces? We would love to know that makes your home fall-esque. In the meantime, if you’re not sure how to decorate for October and November, we have a few suggestions for you.
First and foremost, we love using cabbage and mums as outdoor accents. You can plant them in your flower beds or in planters near your door — their colors are warm and inviting. We also gravitate toward pumpkins (of all shapes and sizes) for the outdoors, placing them on either side of your entry door, on your porch / patio, or on the steps leading up to your home. For that matter, any fall-like hues will create beautiful, seasonal accents. And, so long as your pumpkins aren’t carved, wild animals should leave them alone! If you’re feeling very festive this year, bring a hay stack to your porch; we suggest adding some dried corn and corn stalk to round out the scene. These are just a few recommendations for the outdoors this season.
For the indoors, we like to keep it simple and eloquent. Swap out your blankets — the lightweight cotton spring / summer blankets — for warm wool fall / winter blankets. Placing these winter blankets in a basket near your fire place is a great way to set the tone for the months to come. And, who doesn’t love cuddling up next to the fire with a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa? In essence, this is a wonderful time of year to welcome hygge to your home: rugs, pillows, and candles to make your living space feel intimate and cozy. In your entry way and dining room, think dry aspen leaves for color and smaller pumpkins or gourds as table accents. Check out the fall arrangements pictured below!
If you would like more suggestions, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also watch our latest fall video, where we’re at the Picket Fence in Ketchum. If you pop in and see them, the gals at the Picket Fence will steer you in the right direction for your fall decor. As always, you can contact me here with any questions you may have. Lastly, share your favorite fall accessories with us by leaving a comment on our social media pages.
Happy fall! Until next time, friends.