When it comes to changing decor, shopping your home first is one of the best ways to update your look. You don’t have to start from scratch – or spend a pile of money.
Last week I shared my first fall project of the season. Since the ball was already rolling, I decided to add the same fall warmth indoors too.
So my first stop was to shop what I had.
I started by digging through the boxes that are still (!) unpacked from our March move, and found a few great items. Next, I trolled the house for things that could be used, then gathered them all together.
This is what I found:
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Finally, it was time to visit the paint supply and see what colors might work for pulling the random pieces together. I chose a couple of my favorite Rust-Oleum colors: Espresso and Claret Wine. I also tried out paint on the wooden vase that I had picked up months ago: Martha Stewart’s Tilled Soil Vintage Decor Paint.
After a few coats of paint on selected pieces (and deciding not to even use some I had picked out), I checked out my stash of flowers and fall pieces that I could use, then shopped the 40% off fall decor sale at Michael’s to finish it up.
Of course, sunflowers are the main feature, mostly because I adore them, but also because I had plenty in my stash and in the house.
I even ended up pulling in a few pieces that I didn’t even consider before, like this small chest,
and little votive holder,
and decided to fill the wire basket with a fun fall swag, thread with a ribbon, and sit across the room beside the fireplace.
It took a few days of tweaking and rearranging before I got completely satisfied, but I’ve finally settled on an arrangement that I’m happy with.
I love the warm fall charm it adds to the room, and that lack of fall inspiration…is now just a memory!
What’s your favorite way to decorate for fall?