It’s finally starting to feel like fall here in RVA! I love when the air gets crisp and you need a light jacket in the mornings and evenings. Everything just feels calmer and happier. People seem to come together and are a little kinder towards each other.
I was recently in the mountains of Tennessee visiting family and there is nothing quite like the mountains in the fall. The trees were barely changing when I was there but it was still breathtaking. I bet those trees are some of the most glorious colors right now…
In the spirit of fall, I’ve pulled together my top 5 fall decorating tips!
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- Fall Garland – I got mine last year at the Christmas Tree Shop for super cheap but this is a very similar style and at $18 for 71” is a steal. I prefer the simplistic garlands so that you can add your own touch to it.
- Metal Leaf Lights – I found mine at TJ Maxx a couple years ago but I’ve included a link for the same ones at Amazon (and for a little less than what I paid). I add these to the garland I wrap around our staircase banister. These come with a timer. So once you turn them on at your desired time (say 6pm) it will run for about 4 hours before shutting off, and then automatically turn on the next day at the same time. I love this feature so I don’t have to remember to go through the house and turn all the lights off.
- Pumpkins – I couldn’t get through this post without mentioning pumpkins. I’m all about different styles and textures. I’ve got some hard pumpkins and others soft, some ceramic and some made of rope. I even found a couple glittery black and silver pumpkins this year at Walgreens for only a $1! I used these on my haunted potion buffet set up. If you are looking for smaller ones for your fall tablescape check out these gorgeous white pumpkins.
- Wall Decor – There are so many awesome places to find inexpensive fall art. In fact, Kirkland’s recently had their fall and Halloween decor 50% off. I actually snagged a few new pieces for myself. Instead of putting a hole in the wall take down one of your current pictures and use that nail. If you don’t have an existing nail where you want it, you can always use these damage free command hooks.
- Candles – Don’t underestimate the effect of a great candle. A home with unlit candles is a cold, lifeless home. There’s nothing more inviting than walking into a home and smelling the delicious scent of fresh baked pumpkin pie or pumpkin waffles.
Now get out there and get your home fall ready for all your visitors with these tips! Do you have any fall decor must-haves of your own? Let me know in the comments.