{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of AutumnFall inspiration and natural decorating images from BHG

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

Welcome to the 6thannualFallnestingseries!!!!! 

Can you even believe it? Fall is HERE! The air at night is starting to feel crisp and cool at our house. Leaves are turning a bit and soon we’ll be nestled in by the fire all snug as a bug under a cozy blanket with a warm drink in hand and a book on our lap! Right? It is going to be awesome. High fives all around, Fall lovers, it’s time for 31 Days of Falling for Fall.

And that means FALLING IN LOVE with your home! WOO HOO! **Update: Stay tuned below for the entire list of the 31 day series!

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

I adore the evolution of the seasons, especially when it is Fall. Little bit by little bit, layer by layer you sense it coming. It is is comforting and gives me so much to look forward to! I can grow tired of too much sameness, so the process of slowly evolving the seasons in my home is something that keeps me creatively energized and in love with life! I’m loving the remaining sunshine but equally loving the cooler nights.

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

Slow evolutions of the seasons work best with my life. There is less stress trying to “arrive” at Fall and more delight in the process of getting there, one pine cone and cozy blanket at a time.

Other than my velvety plush pumpkins on the mantel, and maybe mums on the porch or a bowl of apples and pine cones on my table, my actual “fall decor” is pretty minimal. If fact,  if I set a real pumpkin out on the porch by October 31 and it is CARVED? I feel like a fall decorating rock star.

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

I love Fall with all my heart and really have always had more fun with the subtle touches and nods to the season than I do with the crafty or themed sides of holidays.

Fall is a season I want to sense and feel rather than be bombarded with through theme decor or too many expectations in my home. That’s just my style — too much decor or stuff in my house just overwhelms me. I love to add subtleties of texture and warmth. I love the nesting process and the cozification of my home.

It’s an evolution I look forward to every single year.

I do like simple natural fall decor! These inspiration photos from Better Homes & Gardens inspired me.

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

As I’ve shared in previous years, this series is about contentment and creating the authenticwarmmeaningful from the-inside-out-kind of home I start to crave this time of year. I love nestling in and making our home more comfortable and more functional for the winter ahead.

It’s a pretty simple approach to Fall, but I like it that way. The busier the world gets and the more the internet spins with projects and 101 ideas for things I could do if I was more awesome or needed another project, the more I want to retreat into my own world and fluff up my nest in my own way! Ha! Life can be so busy, the Fall Nesting series is about intentionally enjoying THIS season.

In past years I’ve been so distracted by moving, remodeling or even other more important priorities that I just wasn’t as able to immerse myself in Fall as much as I wanted to.

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

Even as busy as we are, this year will hopefully be the most peaceful and settled Fall we’ve had since we’ve lived in Washington!

I really am looking forward to Fall nesting with you all and finding all the ways we can fall a little more in love with our homes!

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn
What will I be posting about for 31 Days?

I’ll be posting about FALL inspiration around the home! From all new posts on tips for cozier decorating and projects I’m doing around my own house and yard (did you see my new yard project?), to simple Fall projects or recipes, nesting, home organization and other Fall related ideas! Come visit & Join the Fall Nesting Link Up Party!

31 Days of Falling For Fall Links:

The Evolution of AutumnFive Designer Secrets (Fall Dining Room)Savor Fall: Coffee StationFall Nesting: Mixing A Cozy Eclectic StyleDIY Pegboard & Tool Organization for ProjectsMy Fall Front Porch (Part 1)Welcoming Autumn (Gather Round Up)Things I Love About Fall: Cozy BedroomRustic FallCreating Ambience (New Wall Sconces)Don’t Be That Mom (Fall Organization)Fall Backyard Project (Pea Gravel Patio)Color Blocking Fall BranchesSlow Fall & Decoupage Pumpkin DecorFive Ways to Fall In Love With Your HomeFall Entry Decorating IdeasDesigner Secrets (Welcoming Dining Room 2)Dream Versus Reality (Decorating Styles)Delightful Painted PumpkinsMy Fall Front Porch (Part 2),  Simple Fall Centerpiece (Use What You Have)DIY Gold Polka Dot MugsMy Open Kitchen ShelvesMaking The Most of Hallways, Entries and Small RoomsMake Everyday Things More BeautifulDelicious Pumpkin Square Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting, Cozy Fall Family Room Updates, Easy DIY Firepit, Favorite Fall Candle, Five Designer Secrets: Cozy Rooms, DIY Anthropologie Pillow Knock Off, Round up of my Fall Projects
Come visit & Join the Fall Nesting Link Up Party

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

>>>>> The Link Party! <<<<<<

The Party

Please feel free to link up a Fall project, series or fall-ified room on this years’ Fall Nesting linky.

Please include a link back to this post in your own blog so others can find fellow Fall lovers, too!

If you don’t have a blog (or even if you do), you can share your Fall Nesting pictures on Facebook or Instagram  with the hashtag #inspiredfallnesting!

Can’t wait to see what you share!

31 Days Falling for Fall Links:

The Evolution of AutumnFive Designer Secrets (Fall Dining Room)Savor Fall: Coffee StationFall Nesting: Mixing A Cozy Eclectic StyleDIY Pegboard & Tool Organization for ProjectsMy Fall Front Porch (Part 1)Welcoming Autumn (Gather Round Up)Things I Love About Fall: Cozy BedroomRustic FallCreating Ambience (New Wall Sconces)Don’t Be That Mom (Fall Organization)Fall Backyard Project (Pea Gravel Patio)Color Blocking Fall BranchesSlow Fall & Decoupage Pumpkin DecorFive Ways to Fall In Love With Your HomeFall Entry Decorating IdeasDesigner Secrets (Welcoming Dining Room 2)Dream Versus Reality (Decorating Styles)Delightful Painted PumpkinsMy Fall Front Porch (Part 2),  Simple Fall Centerpiece (Use What You Have)DIY Gold Polka Dot MugsMy Open Kitchen ShelvesMaking The Most of Hallways, Entries and Small RoomsMake Everyday Things More BeautifulDelicious Pumpkin Square Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting, Cozy Fall Family Room Updates, Easy DIY Firepit, Favorite Fall Candle, Five Designer Secrets: Cozy Rooms, DIY Anthropologie Pillow Knock Off, Round up of my Fall Projects
Come visit & Join the Fall Nesting Link Up Party

PS. I also shared a post today on few favorite Fall textures with my friend Darlene from Fieldstone Hill Design to give her a little break since just had a sweet baby girl! Go see!

Fall inspiration and natural decorating images are from BHG

{Falling For Fall: Day One} The Evolution of Autumn

Comments

  1. Melissa – I always love your fall series – so excited! Take care, Laura

  2. I can’t tell you how much I will love this series!

  3. I love this series!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. I’ll definitely be checking in often for lots of inspiration! :)

  4. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Your post is beautiful and inspiring!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a beautiful week,
    Suzanne
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  5. Fall is my favourite too and I’m so excited about the cooler nights, warm sweaters and adding some coziness in around our home. Thanks for the inspiration. Looking forward to your series!
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  6. The best weather, beautiful color and great food. What is not to love about fall? The end to yard work and time to nest.
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  7. It felt like autumn here in Yorkshire for the first time yesterday – we even got the log fire going, one of my favourite things about this time of year!
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  8. Thanks for the inspiration….I really need to get on the ball and do something “fall” like…maybe this week…seeing as the weather is suppose to be cooler….=)
    Thanks
    Have a wonderful day
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  9. janet Magina formerly Housepeepers says:

    I am intentionally having my living room and halls painted this week so that they will be fresh for the cozying tyhat will be coming up next week. I am like you, I just like subtle changes and natural elements…bring on the throws and bittersweet !

  10. Melissa…this post is filled with delicious fall eye candy! I’m feeling inspired already. :)
    I almost didn’t join in the series. After packing and storing and “moving” to another state, I was behind in my coastal series. And yes, I was determined to finish the series by the end of this week. But then Saturday came, and the most beautiful fall weather imaginable. I guess those coastal posts are just going to have to take a back seat. Today I joined in the fun. My posts will be from a bit of a crazy perspective as we’re living with friends right now and her style isn’t exactly mine. But…the creative thinking cap will go on and so will my desire to nest for fall. :)
    Happy Fall!!!
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  11. Melissa, I couldn’t agree more with everything you’ve said here! Can’t wait to walk through the season with you!

    Jeanette
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  12. This is my first Fall series with you, and I’m SO totally looking forward to it! Fall is by far my most favorite time of the year … Can’t wait to see what you have in store! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I am so excited! I love everything Fall.
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  14. MELISSA,
    You are singing my song for Fall. I too, love the senses of Fall more than a thematic decorated room. I am just now starting to make some changes for the Season. Today I started with adding my new Fall/Winter pillows. A little more textural and touches of black are what helps add warmth to my family room. If you have a chance come by my blog today to see the first step to adding a bit of Fall to my room,
    Happy Monday,
    Kathysue
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  15. I’m looking forward to fall nesting – although I love summer, I love the changing seasons, too. I don’t go all out but add little touches here and there. Orange isn’t my color at all, so a little goes a looooong ways. Thanks for this post!
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  16. This series is fantastic! My favoite post since I started following you! I am going to sit down with a cuo of tea and re-read every word and study every picture. I cannot wait to see your uocoming posts as we enter my favorite 3 months of the year.

  17. This is my first year decorating for fall – and of course on a budget! I’m excited to see all of the projects!
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  18. wonderful pictures Melissa! these just make my heart happy.
    growing up, Fall was always the season I most looked forward to and everyone said “are you crazy? cool and rainy?” yep, you know that’s right. what could be better than breaking out the snuggly blankies and hot drinks, building a crackling fire, heading out to the big game every Friday night…I love every single minute of it.
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  19. I just lit our first candle of the Fall season…it’s called Mulled Cider. Love it! Love everything fall!

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