Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate in my home. Probably, because I am drawn towards neutral colored decor which really allows the textures to take precedence. For example, cozy cable-knit throw blankets and woven rattan, cane and wicker accents add a beautiful detail to any space. I like to keep things more simple and natural, before the entourage of glitter and flocking knocks at the door for Christmas.
Here are a few ways that you can add fall decor into your home.
Place a seasonal wreath on the front door.
Use traditional Fall accents like pumpkins, pinecones, acorns, dried corn, or gourds.
Replace greenery in vases with leafy, textured and floral Fall stems.
Decorate with natural materials like wooden bowls or rattan baskets.
Replace candles and hand soaps with Fall scents like cedar wood or pumpkin spice.
Add Fall themed pillows on sofas, sitting chairs or entryway benches.
Swap out lightweight throw blankets for chunkier knit textures or cozier fleece, sherpa, or wool.
Dress up the dining table with neutral decor and invite family and friends to share a meal.
Add warm, metallic finishes like gold, brass or copper.
Style a few seasonal vignettes with trays or glass cloches.
One of my favorite home decor shops, From: Susie, has a beautiful selection of handmade & vintage wood bowls and baskets. You can use code “CUTER10′ for 10% off anything in the shop. For example, I love this glass cloche with rattan base. It’s perfect for holding holiday treats or accentuating seasonal accents in your Fall decor.
Integrate natural elements and neutral colors into your home.
One of my favorite things to style seasonally is trays. This set of handmade lantern style trays, From: Susie, is perfect for creating seasonal vignettes with Fall decorations. From a centerpiece on the dining room table to coffee table decor, these trays are so versatile and great to have in your decor toolbox. Here are a few ideas to style them!
Style a centerpiece with pumpkins and faux florals picks or leafy stems.
Place a Fall scented candle on a riser with a vase of seasonal stems and an interesting object.
Tuck faux Fall foliage into the tray with candlesticks and small art.
Fill a wooden bowl with pinecones, acorns or mini pumpkins.
Shop lantern style trays at From: Susie and know you are supporting a female owned small business!
Thank you for stopping by the blog today, as I hop between sharing Christmas and Fall decor. Even though my house is just as confused as I am, it’s my favorite time of year. Either way, do what brings you joy.
When you walk into Magnolia Market, at the Silos at Waco, the aroma of pumpkin chai, one of the seasonal candles, fills the air. Then, pops of eye candy consume you. Floor to ceiling Fall inspiration adorns the shop, owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of the home renovation show, Fixer Upper. Bundles of dried florals and stems combined with hanging botanical prints create beautiful works of art displayed inside Magnolia Market.
Each season, the magazine,Magnolia Journal, tells a story with a particular theme or idea. Consequently, the shops at the Silos at Waco depict the same message, color scheme, and design elements. For example, 2019 Fall showcased displays created with pages of books and individually dyed leaves of a tree to capture the idea of ‘wholeness’ and importance of each part of our story. Before that, 2018 Fall shared the idea of ‘being made ready,’ for any season of life that you are in. With larger than life handmade weavings, suspended jars of honey and hundreds of dipped paint brushes, the process of art reflects the stages of life.
Handmade Visual Displays
Botanical images are printed on silk chiffon panels with a process called eco-printing. Magnolia has a visual display team that creates each piece by hand, as they do all of their seasonal displays. Then, copper pipes suspended from the ceiling showcase the detail in each panel.
A large floral display perched above a farmhouse table is the show stopper. Different shades of the color burgundy dye each stem. So many hours of labor went into creating these inspiring displays.
‘Embracing the Winding Way Forward’
This Fall, the message, ‘embracing the winding way forward‘ welcomes guests at the entry and throughout the magazine. Joanna encourages us to find the joy in today’s shifting world with a positive mindset. She writes…
“I know I’m not the only one who has felt this way—misunderstood, misrepresented, missed altogether. Not by a long stretch. And I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of feeling stuck in the muck and mire of a social culture that is robbing us all of deep and true connection—of joy, peace, honest understanding, and empathy.
Maybe you are too. And maybe now is the time to declare that we’re not willing to give that up. Not yet. Not when they are the very things that make life worth living and loving.
… more light than dark, more life than death, more hope than anger, more joy than sorrow, more gratitude among us than we sometimes remember. So let’s fight for a world that won’t so easily forget. A world that is slow to anger and rich in compassion. A world that would rather be loving than be right. A world that keeps moving forward. And I can think of no better time than now.”
Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Journal Fall 2021
Fall Home Decor Trends at the Silos at Waco
Here are a few decor trends that I noticed inside Magnolia Market. If you can’t make it to the Silos at Waco, you can anything in the shop, online from Magnolia’s Fall collection, here.
Color – earthy neutrals and muted jewel tones like burgundy, ochre, rust
Metals – copper, brass, black
Texture – velvet, chunky woven, dried florals
Design – simple, clean lines and mixing modern with vintage
The antique mantles are a permanent installation. However, they are restyled with seasonal decor every 3 months.
Gardens at the Silos
The garden area contains raised beds filled with a variety of chrysanthemums, salvia and coreopsis flowers. In addition, the colors of Fall fill planter boxes along the green spaces and six boutique shops.
Looking for more Magnolia?
Be sure to visit the Silos Baking Co bakery for the BEST cupcakes ever! These are definitely worth the wait! However, if the line is long, check the bakery food truck for the same great tasting cupcakes. It’s the air stream located across from the whiffle ball field. The Fall cupcake flavors are pumpkin spice, campfire cupcake and apple pie. I can’t wait to try the oatmeal cream pie cookies, too.