It’s hard to believe I’m starting my TENTH fall season as a blogger! While fall doesn’t officially begin yet according to the calendar, I’m THRILLED that it is on its way. It’s MY FAVORITE SEASON OF ALL!
Fall represents everything I love about being a homebody.
In the northwest we have beautiful weather all summer long (and into fall, too). While I love the light and warmth and beauty of summer outside, around the end of August I begin to long for those crisp fall days. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the sunshine. I do! But I love that fall signals the return to familiar routines and my favorite cozy rituals around the house.
The rain actually began to fall and the thunder rolled for a couple of days last week! I wasn’t quite prepared for a change in weather just yet, but hearing the pitter patter of rain on the roof reminded me of how much I love curling up inside on a rainy day. And just like that, I found myself fluffing up the fall pillows and bringing out the textured blankets.
I keep things pretty simple so I really don’t add much in the way of “fall decorations” (especially so early in the season). But I do enjoy slowly evolving my home to have a cozier ambience by layering in my three fall essentials: organic textures, delicious seasonal scents and richer colors.
I begin to add more cozy blankets, pillows, and rugs.
I incorporate a few richer hues. A touch of rusty orange hues here and there blend beautifully with the deeper blues and grays of my year-round color scheme. Even the gorgeous pop of red in the tulips (a surprise from my hubby this week) mixed with the evergreen plants seem to be inspired by the ever-evolving fall colors, just like the changing leaves and trees outside our windows.
A mix of wood furniture and accessories, organic textures (like my baskets on the wall) and warm metals add the richness that I love in a fall home.
I fill my home with my favorite seasonal scents (I’ll share a delicious cozy home scent recipe tomorrow!).
Later this month I’ll be taking you on a fall home tour around the house, but I’ll be able to share more little corners of my home each week as we cozy things up. Our exterior brick is being painted white this week (I can already tell I’m going to love it just from seeing the primer up!) and the kitchen will be under way in just a couple of weeks, so I’ll have plenty of progress reports on bigger projects this month, too. I can’t wait!
Happy first week of September!
Have you started fall nesting?
Gray and white crewel pillows (HomeGoods, similar)
Round pedestal table (it’s a drop-leaf dining table, on sale!)
Shop My House and my latest decor finds here.