Hey guys and happy Labor Day!! I actually wasn’t planning on posting anything today since it’s a holiday and I know most of you are probably off having fun, but I decided to pop in for a quick little post about how I transition to fall decor in our home. I was actually thinking about this topic over the weekend because it seems like everyone I know is SO excited to decorate for fall. I’m personally still a little ways off, but I am doing a few things now to start preparing our home for the transition from summer to fall decor. It’s nothing super fancy, but there is mental process I always go through when I transition to new any seasonal decor in our home. And really, just creating a game plan beforehand really does make the process so easy. Anyway, I hope these quick tips help if you’re feeling unsure of how to start making that transition to fall decor!
1. WHAT IS MY GOAL?
Every time I prepare to transition to a new season’s decor, I always ask myself what is my goal? Do I want to have a minimalist approach or do I want to go all in? Do I want every room to be full of fall decor or do I just want to focus on two or three areas of our home? Deciding those things FIRST will definitely help you determine how much decor you need and what kind too. And it also simplifies the whole process. For example, if you want to do a fall mantel, you know you’ll need smaller decor pieces and maybe a fall wreath. Or if you want to do a cozy fall living room, you know you’ll need a few fall pillows, maybe a plaid throw blanket or two, and a couple of pumpkins. BOOM. It’s that easy. Organizing yourself and your goals/ideas beforehand helps SO much.
2. CHECK THE STASH
Once you know what areas of your home you want to decorate for fall, you can then start planning out what you need to purchase. But before you do that, be sure to check your stash first! Bring out any fall decor you have in storage and look through all of that first before you buy anything new. I honestly bought SO much fall decor last year and I know I can re-use all of that this year too, so that saves me a ton of time and money. I think sometimes we get ahead of ourselves and buy seasonal decor we don’t really need because we forget what we already have. Or we don’t really have a plan or goal to help guide us. So save yourself some money and check first!
3. SET A BUDGET
If you decide to purchase new fall decor, I think it’s a great idea to give yourself a budget to work within. Once you’ve outlined your goals/ideas and then sorted through your stash, start making a wish list of what you’d like to purchase. Writing those things down, along with your budget, really makes it easier to stay on track. And it will hopefully keep you from spending money on things you don’t need!
4. STAY TRUE TO WHAT YOU LOVE
One thing I’ve learned over the past couple of years when it comes to any seasonal decor is that it’s important to stay true to what you love. If you aren’t a fan of fall colors like orange, red, gold or brown, then simply don’t use them! I always used to feel like fall decor meant I HAD to decorate with those warm colors, so I’d head off to Hobby Lobby or Target and buy all the orange things. But then when I put it in my home I never truly loved the way it looked. It wasn’t until I started to decorate with colors that were more in my go-to, neutral color scheme that I started to fall in love with fall decor. So just a little reminder to use seasonal decor that feels right for your home.
Well I hope this helps you mentally prepare for an easy transition to fall decor in your home. Obviously everyone does it differently and it’s TOTALLY up to you, but these are just a few things I think about before I start decorating for any new season. And it really does help make the process feel less overwhelming and much more simple. Thanks SO much for dropping in today!! I truly appreciate it. Here’s a few other fun fall posts you might want to check out while you’re here: