September is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s when things finally start transitioning toward fall. The weather gets a little cooler, leaves start changing color and two big things happened in September. My brother’s birthday and I got the incredible opportunity of flying with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels in the back of their fighter jet. September also marks when I start decorating for fall and whipping out harvest decor.
I get our fall decor from a variety of places including HomeGoods and Kirkland’s. Of course, keep your eyes peeled for local businesses, too! Pumpkin patches are not open in the Dallas area yet, so we are waiting to get real pumpkins to add to our decor! Plus, this weekend, Kirkland’s is having a 30% off sale sitewide when you use code “DECORATE” so it’s the perfect time to stock up! I picked up a few pieces from there earlier this week.
Create a Centerpiece
This is the first centerpiece I’ve ever done in my life and I have to admit, while it was daunting at first, it was so easy! But I quickly learned you want a lot of different textures and items with different heights. Everything in my centerpiece is from HomeGoods! I love the idea of mixing different pumpkin textures and wanted to stray away from too many orange pumpkins. This navy velvet one instantly caught my eye and I have it perched on top of a massive candle.
To fill out the tiered stand, I got a potpourri bag with pinecones, cinnamon sticks and a few fall leaves. I put some in a glass jar and the others I just filled spaces between my copper French Press, bag of ground coffee and adorable mug! Adding a few pinecones, pumpkins and candles make creating a centerpiece easy! If you want, add a fall print and you’re good to go!
Hang a Wreath
Wreaths are not just for Christmas! I love the more neutral tones in this wreath, which has velvet pumpkins and pinecones along with some pearl beads. We played around with where we wound end up hanging this one. We wanted to hang it over our cooktop and microwave but decided above the sink would make a better statement!
Before you go overboard, come up with a color scheme for your fall decor and stick with it. Obviously, you can have some pieces that pop but don’t use too many colors or the items won’t look cohesive. Sometimes, simple is best! One aspect we love about this particular wreath is how it could theoretically work for late fall and into winter, too! The pearl beads and cream velvet blend well with Christmas decor.
Get Festive Mugs
We drink a lot of coffee, tea, golden milk, hot cocoa and the like in our home. Mugs are a staple and while we absolutely love our tiled monogram mugs, festive mugs are always so much fun! I love the burnt orange color of this one and it comes with two sayings, “hello pumpkin” and “pumpkin spice everything” which I think are adorable! Plus, what are the changes the mug I got from HomeGoods features the exact same truck I found at Kirkland’s?! The moment I saw the real truck display, I knew we had to get it to match our mug! Remember, Kirkland’s is having a 30% off sale and these mugs are included!