Archives for September 2009

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating

Natural Elements for Fall Decoratingphoto: Country Living

I think incorporating the simple beauty of natural elements is one of the easiest and most attractive ways to include any season into your decor. There are so many lovely things in nature! And because I like being subtle in my decor, utilizing natural elements makes sense to me.

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating

Better Homes & Gardens

By using natural fiber rugs, window treatments, natural fabrics, or even twigs from the yard, I can achieve a rich and warm room without too much muss and fuss. Natural burlap wrapped around pillows or frames can give some natural texture and seasonal pizazz!

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating
Better Homes & Gardens
Natural Elements for Fall DecoratingCountry Living

Don’t over think your decorating. Keep it simple so you can focus on the beauty!

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating

Country Living

Oh how I love that kitchen! Kitchens can tend to be full of cold and hard surfaces, but with the addition of bamboo cutting boards and rattan baskets you can really warm things up.

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating

Natural Elements for Fall DecoratingCountry Living

Beautiful colored flowers in pitchers of creamy white and browns, be still my heart!

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating

Country Living

Natural things are so beautiful all by themselves in a bowl, you can’t go wrong!

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating

Better Homes & Gardens

Branches for curtains complete with twigs and birds nests! Inexpensive & naturally beautiful!

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating
Better Homes & Gardens

Framing natural elements, such as these sea whips or flowers, is a great wall to fill up wall space!

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating
Better Homes & Gardens

Grouping natural mosses, rocks and plant material into cake stands or other containers makes a naturally beautiful centerpiece!

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating
Better Homes & Gardens

I love this idea for keeping special memories! Gather sand and shells picked up on vacation and put them in individual glass containers marked with labels identifying the date and location of collection! I love the simple beauty and meaning of decor like this.

So many inspiring ideas for creating a naturally beautiful home!

this post was originally published in september 2008 The Inspired Room- and the ideas are still fresh and pretty for this fall!

Natural Elements for Fall Decorating

Have a beautiful Friday everyone! Keep on adding and enjoying those Fall Posts & Homegoods Fall makeover entries on the Fall Nesting Party!

If you have a beautiful life post, you can add it here! Every Friday we pause for a moment to remember the beauty we found or created. We are full of linky inspiration this week! I’m adding my post to Hooked on Fridays!

Get Inspired for Fall!
Fall Nesting 2009!

Get Inspired for Fall! <br>Fall Nesting 2009!

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My house is a bit of a mess right now. I feel disorganized. Un-domestic. Flustered. So not like Martha. I am stuck somewhere between summer and back to school. But I am DETERMINED to get my FALL INSPIRATION going. I may not have freshly baked pumpkin muffins in the oven just yet, and sadly I don’t even have a fall wreath on my door, but I am gearing up for fall just the same. So glad you are here to join me!

Having a beautiful life and home is more about your attitude and state of mind than your state of perfection. I’m a dreamer but I am also a realist. Somehow, you just merge the two together and life can be wonderful. In your mind your home can smell like fall, look like fall, and feel like fall. In real life, well, we’ll get there.

Get Inspired for Fall! <br>Fall Nesting 2009!

Last year I geared up for fall with my 20 Little Things to Love About Autumn post. If you need to start inspiring yourself with thoughts of fall and don’t know where to begin, I encourage you to read my list and then go write your own 20 Little Things to Love about Autumn post. You can link it up here if you want as a part of our 2009 Fall Nesting party, or list something that you love about fall right in the comments.

To me, Fall is about nurturing.

I may not have a home that would grace the cover of House Beautiful or Country Living (certainly today it wouldn’t, HA!), but if I can create a FEELING of fall in my home — the feeling that our home is a safe place to rest our heads, a place to be nurtured and nourished, and a warm place to sit by the fire when the storms of life blow, then I am happy and content.

Here is a link to my Fall Nesting Tips series and other Fall ideas, if you want some inspiration!

Get Inspired for Fall! <br>Fall Nesting 2009!

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What does Fall mean to you?

You may link up all week to any post that inspires us for fall. Do you have a favorite fall craft? A fall decorating idea? A favorite fall photo? A fall scent? Be sure to link ONLY to a post on Fall Nesting. And be a friend and link back. And if you don’t have a blog, let’s just share ideas in the comments, shall we? I love you all, blog or not.

THE HOMEGOODS SHOPPING SPREE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

And if you want to enter to win one of 3 $200 HomeGoods makeover shopping sprees, link up a post here on this same Fall Nesting linky, showing me the room you would like to work on this fall and describe how a HomeGoods gift card could help! If you don’t have a blog, you can email me your entry. Be sure to put HOMEGOODS ENTRY in the subject line or it might get lost in the shuffle.

This post and the links today are all about Fall Nesting…we are gearing up for enjoying a season that normally is far too short in my opinion! So let’s make the most of it and GET FALL STARTED!

Get Inspired for Fall! <br>Fall Nesting 2009!

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