Decorating for fall | House + home post
Ever since I was young, I've always loved decorating. At times I went a tad overboard, from hanging vinyl records from my bedroom ceiling or plastering photographs on every square inch of my dorm room walls, even hanging feather mobiles that I made and draping fairy lights across my blinds.
Since moving with my husband into a small one-bedroom apartment in Nashville, decorating in a minimalistic way proved to be a challenge for a person like me. We don't have much storage space in our little space, so I had to cut back a bit on my decor collection. I am all about creating a space that reflects the season or holiday, so it definitely is difficult to do this with only a few pieces.
However, I am finding that having a minimal amount of decorations has been a great way to create a simple scene that makes a statement, and is not overwhelming. I'd like to share some of my decorations that I am using this fall and how I have styled them in our apartment. I'd like to think I've become more strategic in my decorating, and that it creates a touch of the season that is perfect for our little home.
I made the wood-burned sign with our last name, and love how it adds a rustic feel to my autumn decor scene. I also added this silver fabric pumpkin and a geometric glass box.
The tier plates was made by my mother in law, and I loved adding a crochet piece I made as well as some pinecones. My mother in law sells these beautiful tiers, here.
I got the autumn print placemat from my mom, as well as the lace doily pieces. The two candles and candle sticks were my grandmothers, and the burning candle adds a lovely scent of autumn to our living room, which I love.
I also have a corner of the room decorated, with an old fashioned microphone, a hand carved wooden bowl from my parents, a handmade doily from good friends, a record player, and a watercolor painting I made for Andrew for Christmas a couple years back. Below is a bookshelf that I got at a vintage shop in Nashville, and Andrew's guitar has found a home in this corner as well.
In the kitchen, we have another bookshelf where I keep cookbooks on, another candle and some dried hydrangea flowers from my Dad's garden. On the wall, I hung an H monogram that I found in an antique shop while we were on our honeymoon, a clock and a chalkboard.
& here is Theodore, looking out the living room doors.