Transitioning to Fall


Summer vacation is quickly winding down which is definitely bittersweet for our family. Living in a cold weather climate, we maximize our sunny, warm Michigan summer days to the fullest. Luckily, fall is also one of my favorite seasons. Changing trees, cooler air, a fall bounty of produce—truly much to enjoy!

As I’ve been thinking about and collecting a few ideas for decorating this fall, one idea that I keep hitting upon is bringing the outdoors in, especially as we transition from the warm summer months to the cooler, crisp days of autumn. I want to capture my favorite elements of nature and bring them indoors. Think greens, wreaths, and warm-hued autumn florals. I’m loving the beautiful faux foliage on the market right now. Some of my favorite places for inspiration are Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, and Terrain.

Faux Foliage and Decor
Photo taken at Pottery Barn, Ann Arbor, MI

Don’t leave foliage for the trees and the orchard, bring it indoors to enjoy! These pieces would be lovely on a mantel or dining room table.

Faux Fall Stems
Faux Stem Bundles from Pottery Barn

The succulent trend continues, and I’m excited to add them to my lanterns for a stylish fall update.

Fall lantern with succulents
Lantern from Terrain

As we move from summer to fall, hues to warm up the indoors and plush textures are lovely added touches to your home. I also love warming up my indoor spaces with rich textured pillows, throws, and rugs – velvet, wool, and cotton pillows with nubby designs, and Persian-inspired rugs.

throw pillows and rugs
Top left pillow from Pottery Barn. Bottom left pillows and rug from Pier 1 Imports.

I love the blend of navy, cream, and burnt orange in these textured pillows. Orange always reminds me of fall, and beautiful patterns would add depth and richness to any room. New pillows add an instant update, bringing a great mix of beauty and comfort. I want to curl up on the couch and read a great book with these pillows. I’m also clearly digging the navy and burnt orange combo with this lovely rug!

Switching out textiles and adding a bit of fall foliage is an easy way to transition from summer to autumn. You can visit my Pinterest page for more decorating suggestions, or share your ideas here!