Even though it is only August 29th, I have started decorating for fall. I know some people get really angry when stores (or people) put their seasonal decor out way too early, but I am SO over summer and this nasty humidity (I think today is supposed to be 95!). So, I will live in faux autumn bubble with the AC on and try to will the heat away.
When we unpacked the fall decor I brought over from our old home, I ended up tossing a lot of it. It didn’t really go with our house and I was not about to set out my glitter pumpkins and have that sh*t get EVERYWHERE, so back in a box they went.
Since moving into our new home, I’ve been really hesitant about hanging things and putting holes in the walls. I’m not sure why it never occurred to me to use Command hooks / strips, but that’s what we started doing and it’s a total game changer. I highly suggest getting a bunch of them to use with your seasonal decor so you don’t put a bunch of nail marks in your walls.
Since I am on the hunt to replace a lot of what I’m getting rid of, I’ve been doing a lot of window shopping online to find decor that will transition from early fall all the way to Thanksgiving. I’m not the kind of gal that likes to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving and would rather invest money into things that an be used the whole season.
I’m really loving a lot of items in Kirklands, so I’m going to focus there. When I was a kid, I always remember seeing their store in the mall but we never shopped there, so as an adult I kind of forgot it existed until very recently. I highly suggest checking them out as they provide good competition for Homegoods. They recently just launched a line of Rae Dunn items also!
Without further ado, here are my top picks for Fall decor.
Pumpkin Patch, Hello Fall + Welcome Fall Pillows | pillows are an easy way to spruce up your home decor and something that can be refreshed and interchanged with every season. The Hello Fall pillow is my absolute favorite out of the three because the backside has a buffalo check pattern on it, so it can be reversed to change things up.
Wooden Thankful Sign | There is nothing I love more than neutral, simple signage for a home. My favorite places to put something like this are over a mantle or on a foyer table.
Give Thanks Word Block + Farm Fresh Pumpkins Sign | These letter boxes are all the rage right now, and this gives you the feel of that but doesn’t allow you to switch up the letters (which is the only downside). The farm fresh pumpkin sign is also super cute and has a bit of nostalgia to it (because honestly, who sells pumpkins for 50 cents anymore?!). I like that both of these are small enough to put on shelves or hung on a gallery wall.
Whitewashed Wooden Box | Not gonna lie, I’m kind of obsessed with this. This would make a cute table centerpiece but also look great on a mantle. Pieces like this are really versatile because you can fill them with small accent items (see next item), or what I like to do is fill them with greenery. You can get small succulents or plants and put them all in a row and it really makes the box pop.
Neutral Pumpkins | These pumpkins are the perfect compliment to the wooden box noted above, but could go in any basket or bowl you have lying around the house.
Woven Cream Pumpkin, Twisted Stem Pumpkin + Monogram Pumpkin | As if you couldn’t tell from everything I’m posting, I’m really into neutrals, so when I see pumpkins that aren’t bright orange I scoop them right up. These have a lot of great texture for them which make them a little more interesting. The Cream Pumpkin comes in several sizes and colors, so if this is something of interest for you definitely search for them on the Kirklands site.
Galvanized Metal Buckets | These would be another good vessel for the Neutral Pumpkins I highlighted above. They come in a set of 3 and are currently 30% off, making them under $35! I LOVE decorating my front porch with mums, and these would also make excellent planters.