Do you like to decorate your home for fall? I do, but since my kids have left the home and I don’t have any grandkids to please with especially colorful, fun decorations, I like to keep things a bit pared back. My personal taste is simply to use more subtle home decorations for fall. So today I’m sharing options that I love from Marshalls, Amazon, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Pier 1 for decorating your home for fall.
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In case you didn’t know, we just moved into a new home (or new to us) about three months ago after renting a small house for two years. I’ve been in the process of purchasing new furniture and decorating our home this summer. So, while I wanted to decorate for fall, I don’t really have the time nor the desire to do anything so lavish that it would sidetrack me from the more important task of getting our home established.
That’s one of the reasons I decided to add only subtle nods to the new season this fall. I’m just beginning to really enjoy the new colors of my permanent decor. While I’ve used splashes of red, blue, green and yellow for the past 18 years, I’ve recently switched from focusing on red to letting green play the more prominent role.
By the way, I took today’s photos with my iPhone instead of asking James to take them with his camera. So the quality is not the greatest. But I didn’t really want to focus so much on my home interior as the subtle fall decorations that I’ve scouted out for you.
I like to decorate for the seasons by…
- changing out throw pillows with seasonal motifs or colors
- switching out candles for seasonal fragrances
- adding texture for fall and winter or lightening up for spring and summer
- grouping objects that reflect the season
I found the “hello fall” pillow above at Home Goods among the mayhem of throw pillows. Honestly, you can find great things at Home Goods, but it can be a bit overwhelming looking through it all. So I was very pleased when I found it on their sister site at Marshall’s. I think it’s so much less overwhelming to shop there online.
I hesitated sharing this post because I’m far from having my home fully decorated for everyday living. For instance, I still need a mirror or large picture at my entry above the table in the photo above. But meanwhile I have created centerpiece of resin pumpkins and silk flowers in a glass vase. I mostly used items I already had in storage for this decoration, but I did add the large gourd and the red peony stems.
I found lots of similar items to the ones I’m showing you here in the shopping widgets below. So I’m only calling out the ones that are new. I’m sharing a few of the things from my coffee table in the Amazon shopping widget, too. So look for my coffee table books and a similar round wicker tray there. Oh, and I purchased my small deluxe Scrabble game there, too.
I’ve decorated my mantel with a large John Audubon canvas painting, a framed scripture and glass vases in shades of green and blue. But for the fall I added some random floral sprigs, a golden yellow glass gourd. The gourd actually has LED lights inside, but I don’t have the AA batteries yet to light it up.
On the left I added a small candle pedestal and a couple of small resin pumpkins in coordinating blue and green. Unfortunately I can’t find my framed scripture to link to, but you can find similar options here.
For now I have this antique bronze LED lantern sitting on my hearth, but I may eventually move it outside by my front door when I decorate there. It’s good for indoor and outdoor use and the flame flickers softly and naturally. For the sweet price it’s really quite lovely. I did remember to purchase the AAA batteries needed for it.
I’m sure I’ll add a few more small decorative touches in my dining room and at my front door in the weeks to come. But I wanted to get this post up in time for you to be able to snag some of the items I found at Marshalls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon and Pier 1.
You know, I love when people do decorate their homes with lots of fun, colorful fall pieces. So if that’s your style please don’t think that my post is a slam on your way of decorating. I love it! But since it’s just adults here these days I have opted for more subtle home decorations for this fall. And that’s what I’ve gathered in the shopping widgets below, too. Maybe you’ll like some of these for your own home.
Marshalls Home Decor for Fall
This widget includes my “hello fall” pillow as well as some other great options. I think I even have one more Christmasy pillow in there! That’s also where I’ve found some of my resin pumpkins in the past, so I included a few of those here, too.
Bed Bath & Beyond
I got my floral stems, the LED gourd and lantern at Bed Bath & Beyond. I also got my large and small gourds there. I found some pretty paper napkins there, too.
I purchased my coffee table books and games from Amazon, so I’ve included them here. And while I found my glass vases elsewhere, I found a nice selection of them at Amazon, too, so I’ve included those in this widget.
In the past I’ve found great seasonal decorations at Pier 1. But they closed their brick and mortar stores. I didn’t realize until recently that they had a website. I found several great subtle home decorations for fall at Pier 1.
I don’t think I’ve actually purchased anything from Walmart for fall decor. But of course they have a great collection. I use a lot of small pumpkins in neutrals and greens and blues, and I did find some of those at Walmart.
Thanks for dropping in today. I hope you enjoyed the post about subtle home decorations for fall. Let me know how and if you like to decorate your home for fall.
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Sometimes we grow anxious because we do not understand things. We want so badly to be able to wrap our brains around the situation at hand, but we can’t explain why it has happened, what is going on or where it is leading. Even more confounding, we can’t figure out why God is allowing this thing to happen and how He could possibly use it for our good.
But I’ve learned that we must come to terms with the fact that we have a God who withholds some things from us. He is not obliged to explain His ways to His creation and He will not be coerced to do so. Thus I must learn to trust Him. If I can do that, then I can lean into Him during these mysterious times rather than grow angry or frustrated with Him. If I can focus on what I know to be true about Him rather than dwelling on what I do not know and cannot understand, then He will keep me in perfect peace.
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
to search out a matter is the glory of kings. ~ Proverbs 25:2