We got the keys to our home in October, and the first thing I did when we walked in was hang a new fall wreath on our door. I was just itchy to get decorating, and fall is one of my favourite times to start!
A few simple changes to your home can bring it from the sweltering heat of summer into the fall. Here’s a few steps to easily update your porch or doorstep:
A wreath is the quickest and easiest way to prepare for fall. There are lots of options for seasonal décor, or you can easily whip your own up with a few accessories and a glue gun. Remember to carefully store your wreath when you take it down, so that you can use it year after year.
Fall mums and decorative cabbage are beautiful additions in the fall. For me, since I have more of a black thumb than a green thumb, some of my summer plants had already died. The good news? I could repurpose my deck planters. When I originally purchased these, they were dark brown, and since has been painted about 4 different colours. They had some fade from the summer sun, so I gave them a fresh coat of metallic spray paint to give them a new look. I then planted some fall mums, and added some gourds and small pumpkins for a seasonal look. Planters or plant boxes also look great filled with small and big pumpkins, no watering needed!
TIP: When winter comes, you can update the colour of your planters with a couple coats of spray paint, then add some greenery and other décor to take you into the next season.
I am loving this new trend of blueish green, and even pinkish pumpkins! It adds a rustic feel to the mix with traditional oranges and whites. This year, I plunked a beautiful pink variety with a big stem on one of my planters, and stacked others on either side of my step. Since some of my garden is still surviving, it was nice to add a few pumpkins in to snuggle up for the cooler weather.
We are fortunate to have lots of great local options to select some pumpkins, either on a trip to the grocery store, or for a weekend family outing. Get creative, and pick lots of varieties so you can have lots to work with when you get home.
Layering Door Mats
Trend alert! A fun new trend I’m seeing from bloggers is layering door mats. The trick is finding a thin, larger mat for the bottom, and playing with pattern is always fun, then on top adding a smaller mat, like a straw mat with a design or a cute phrase. No tricks, no rules, just go for it!
Hi, I’m Nicole! My partner John and I have owned a Stone’s Prestige Home for over 3 and ½ years, and we love our space! With a passion for DIY, I’ve had so much fun personalizing and really making our space our own. I love to craft and get creative, and like all DIY’ers, I’ve had my fair share of fails. I’m excited to share ideas, inspiration, and projects, and a few tips along the way to help you along your DIY journey!