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Inspired Holidays {Day 5}:: Simple Fall Decorating Around the House

Inspired Holidays {Day 5}:: Simple Fall Decorating Around the House

Twine wrapped pine cone and old book.

Fall 2011: Simple Decorating Ideas!

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I’m on day five of a 31 Day series on getting inspired for the season and holidays ahead. I’m starting out with sharing a few Fall decorating ideas, but I’ll be transitioning to ideas like preparing for guests, setting holiday tables, getting a jump on Christmas ideas — and I’ll be throwing in some crafty and gifty ideas in there along the way.

So, I don’t do a ton of fall decorating at my house. Just a touch here and there. I showed you my mantel already. I keep it all very simple, which is pretty much my style all year round. Simple is how I roll.

Decorating for Fall gets me in the right frame of mind for this nesting season. It transitions my mind towards all things I love still to come this season.

Inspired Holidays {Day 5}:: Simple Fall Decorating Around the House

Mini-apple in a frame.

Inspired Holidays {Day 5}:: Simple Fall Decorating Around the House

Fall hydrangeas from my yard, placed a tarnished teapot.

Inspired Holidays {Day 5}:: Simple Fall Decorating Around the House

Fall apothecary with potpourri, pine cones, nuts and moss. And very glaring glass.

Inspired Holidays {Day 5}:: Simple Fall Decorating Around the House

Pretty gourds tucked in here and there on the mantel.

Inspired Holidays {Day 5}:: Simple Fall Decorating Around the House

Green apples under glass dome.

Inspired Holidays {Day 5}:: Simple Fall Decorating Around the House

Crazy white 4 month old Goldendoodle puppy named Jack watching
Sponge Bob on TV like he is our second son.
I get lots of requests for more pictures of Jack, so there you go!

Inspired Holidays {Day 5}:: Simple Fall Decorating Around the House

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Day 2: Plush Pumpkin Fall Giveaway!

Day 3:  Why I Love this Season

Day 4: Ideas for Decorating Naturally

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Inspired Holidays {Day 4}:: 4 Ideas for Decorating Naturally

Inspired Holidays {Day 4}:: 4 Ideas for Decorating Naturally

Better Homes and Gardens

Fall and Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

Did you see my Autumn Manifesto on {Day 3}? If not, you can find it here!

I love to decorate simply and naturally using things that are readily and easily available. Every now and then I have fun with craftiness, but nothing ever makes me as happy as something that is lovely as it is or with only slight creative embellishment.

Here are a few great inspiration photos and tips for fall and Thanksgiving decorating.

1. K.I.S.S.

You know the saying, K.I.S.S?  Keep it simple, sister. It is a good motto for us busy women. We have plenty of things we want to do in this season so if we can decorate simply, I’m all for that. And seriously, a simple pumpkin or gourd can be beautiful all on its own. Nature is the best place to find beautiful things. Pile a few pumpkins or gourds up on a bench or inside on a shelf. Easy, natural, beautiful.

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2. Head outside!

If you are so lucky to live in an area where you have some fall branches, you don’t need to look further than your own front yard. A few branches in a vase or jar will the perfect touch.  Tossing a few mini-pumpkins in the vase first will help keep your stems tidy and make it look prettier at the same time.

Inspired Holidays {Day 4}:: 4 Ideas for Decorating NaturallyBetter Homes & Gardens

3. Add a little creative flair.

If you like to add your own creative touch (nothing wrong with that!), I love this simple idea of adding some wire to pumpkins and gourds. You still get to appreciate the beauty and enjoy a little easy creativity, too.

Inspired Holidays {Day 4}:: 4 Ideas for Decorating Naturally

Better Homes & Gardens

4. Don’t forget to smile!

These just made me smile. Precious, aren’t they? I thought these were lovely. Simple gourd vases. I really want to make these.

Inspired Holidays {Day 4}:: 4 Ideas for Decorating Naturally

 

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