Getting in the Rhythm {Day 1: Loving Fall}

21 Days Loving Fall - Coffee Station The Inspired Room

As I was daydreaming about Fall (blissfully, I might add, heh heh heh) and pondering where to start with my little fun Fall series, 21 Days of Loving Fall. I kept trying to think of the perfect way to start the series. But I kept getting stalled. How does one START Fall? For the love. I thought about ALL THE THINGS I could do for Day 1. I was simply trying to come up with the most inspiring perfect activity or project I could to do to kick things off. I mean, I did the Fall house tour (thanks y’all for coming by and your sweet words, seriously, you are all the nicest!) and you’d think that was STARTING Fall off with a bang, but no.  A house tour wasn’t IT. That isn’t how I start Fall.

Then it became clear to me why I couldn’t figure it out.

Fall isn’t something you DO.

I can’t START Fall with a bang.

Fall is something you EXPERIENCE, it’s a gentle rhythm you get into at home, like the season that unfolds one yellow falling leaf at a time.

The Inspired Room - Fall Nesting

So, that’s where we begin. We take a little step forward toward a new comfortable rhythm at home. Maybe it’s simply slowing down to create an intentional and comfortable rhythm of rest, work, and play. Perhaps new rhythms of eating and cooking in the kitchen. Maybe it’s establishing a rhythm of regularly organizing spaces that have spiraled out of control in the heat of the summer. Or finding a new passion for decluttering the things we no longer want to manage at home. Or perhaps it’s rearranging what we have to make the most of our space. Or even a new rhythm of pursuing the finishing details in a room to make our home feel more complete and peaceful.

The Inspired Room Fall Rhythms

That’s what I most love about Fall. I love embracing or reviving rhythms that make our house our home.

So today I took an hour to simply just be present at home. To look around at the current condition of my home and the areas that had quietly fallen into disarray when I wasn’t paying attention. There was no agenda. No pressure. No expectations of instant transformation. I just puttered around, organized shelves and put some things away. I didn’t do it for the blog, it wasn’t for a big upcoming project. I just enjoyed returning to a peaceful rhythm of nesting, because that is what Fall is all about!

What Fall nesting rituals are you enjoying this week?

21 Days of Loving Fall - The Inspired Room Fall Series

Finding Fall {Home Tour}

Simple Fall Mantel - The Inspired Room Fall Decorating

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My New Fall Pillow {and a Fall Pillow Round Up}

Gray Wingback Chair - Fall Pillow - The Inspired Room

One of my most favorite things about Fall is puttering around the house getting everything all cozy! I love making subtle changes that don't scream FALL but just invite in more warmth. Little hints of cozy colors and textures are making me so happy al … ** Read more **

DIY Gold Polka Dot Lampshade

Polka Dot Lampshade DIY

When I showed you my home office progress a few weeks ago, I totally forgot to tell you about my Polka Dot lampshade! I've had this lamp forever, but at some point it got a new lampshade. I kept it plain white for years, but one day last winter I d … ** Read more **

Making Myself at Home {& The New Reading Corner!}

The Inspired Room Reading Corner - Entry

Our front room is always changing. It started out as a living room, but we realized a living room with a bigger sofa and chairs was not necessary since we had a family room and a TV room. So then we decided that what we really needed was more … ** Read more **

New Indoor/Outdoor Rug in the Entry

The Inspired Room Entry - Jack the Goldendoodle and Lily the Australian Labradoodle

I can't believe all the kids are going back to school already! My son doesn't go back until next week, but I'm already starting my fall nesting rituals. This time of year I love to add a few new layers and textures.  It's fun to bring out a few fall- … ** Read more **