September 11

Easy Seasonal Decorating – Fall

Posted by lori . 4 Comments


One of my resolutions for 2011 is to simplify.  I want this idea of simplicity to include my seasonal/holiday decorations.  Everyone in my family is brilliant at holiday decorating with one exception…me.  Over the years, I’ve collected things that I like but that make no sense when it comes to my decorating style or my holiday decorating energy level (which is very low).  I’m looking for a simple plan that encompasses all my seasonal/holiday decorating.  Here’s what I’ve come up with:

Floral Arrangements

I have a few floral arrangements around the house.  Changing them out is easy and packs a nice punch.


I LOVE candles.  They’re already in our home, so changing them to seasonal colors and scents is easy.

Centerpiece & Place Mats

This sets the tone for the dining room and is an easy switch.  I need a few good ideas for centerpieces.

Tablescape – Living Room

This is one of the first things you see when you enter our home, so keeping it seasonally appropriate makes a lot of sense.  I’ll change the runner and add seasonal accessories. 

Couch Throws

This gives me a change to play with color and it makes sense from a practical standpoint.  Changing pillows might be nice too.

Door Wreath

The jury’s still out on this.  I really don’t want to store a bunch of wreaths.  I need to look for some fun, easy to store door decorations.  This might be my first Pinterest project.

Wall Art

Many years ago when I could still see, I stitched 6 seasonal/holiday samplers.  If I empty out my retirement fund and have these framed, they would be an easy switch every season.

Mantel/Fireplace Hearth

Like the tablescape in the living room, the fireplace dominates our family room; so a simple seasonal update here makes a powerful statement.

A Couple Favorite Pieces

I’d like to identify a few spots around the house where I can add those fun little items that I like.

What do you do to decorate for the different seasons/holidays?  I would love to hear your ideas and tips…especially if they’re simple.

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4 Responses to " Easy Seasonal Decorating – Fall"

  • houndstooth says:

    We do a lot of decorating at Christmas, but for the rest of the time, I stick to simple things, like rotating the decor on the kitchen table and the things that hang in the back hallway on the pegs there. There are a few other things that I do from time to time as the seasons change, but I don’t have a lot of space to store things when we’re not using them, so I have to be careful about what I acquire! lol

    • lori says:

      I have come to believe that limitations are often blessings. I have a basement to store things, but I’m over the illusion that I will ever enjoy extreme holiday decorating. I want the biggest bang for the littlest fuss. I think that means I need to get fewer but more impactful decorations and pick a couple items/places in each room that I change out with a seasonal items. That’s the current plan.

  • Martha says:

    these samplers are gorgeous! wonderful country rustic feel and stitched on linen which makes them extra exquisite
    i can see the 3 different but where are the remaining three? 🙂

    • lori says:

      Oh, Martha…they are somewhere in this mess of a house of mine. I really do need to make it a priority to get them framed. Such a shame that I put so much work into them, then put them in a drawer.

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