It can be really fun to take a peek into others homes, especially around the holidays. Follow along with me on my Mini Fall Home Tour.
One thing that I’m working on this year, is simplifying the holidays. Mostly the way that I decorate. When you have a smaller home (without storage), like us, there isn’t much room to store extra stuff. Therefore, whatever storage you do have is precious and feels wasted to have seasonal decor taking up space.
This year, my mindset has shifted. Getting rid of most of my fall decor, and instead bringing the outdoors in. Whether that be stems, leaves, flowers, pumpkins. Things that won’t stick around after the season is over.
The other way that my mindset has shifted, is in the way of keeping it more minimal. Less stuff on surfaces, just for the sake of having things there. I’m really being mindful with only decorating with things that I truly love, therefore I feel like I need less of it.
A few things that are really important for setting the mood for fall include textures, colors, scents, taste… I think with decorating (especially in the age of the internet), we forget about how important smell is. Imagine coming home to a warm pot on the stove that smells like cinnamon and apples… What’s more fall than that?
If the budget is tight (or even if it isn’t)… before spending money this year on more seasonal decor that gets stored away 9-10 months of the year, consider keeping it simple first. Keep it minimal, just add textures, hints of fall colors, bake something fall, put cinnamon, orange and clove in your diffuser… You get the idea. If you finish all of that and still find you need something extra, go for it!
In the kitchen, consider using things like apples, cinnamon sticks, stems of leaves, etc to decorate with. These are items that shouldn’t cost much/are free and would be such a cute addition to your home.
Using items that you already have laying around, such as suede hats, sweaters, scarves, etc can go a long way. Don’t be afraid to hang them on the wall! Practical decor is quickly becoming my favorite.