I went to Trader Joe’s for groceries yesterday morning. Outside the store they had the little pumpkins I love.
It seems that every year I scale back a bit on my seasonal decorating. Last year I gave much of my fall decor to my daughter. She has a large home and it looks better at her place.
I’d rather buy the pumpkins and gourds when they’re in season at the grocery store and decorate around my apartment with the real thing. Then I don’t have to store anything later.
In a small space home, putting out too much seasonal decor just looks cluttered.
I’d rather add bits of fall to areas without having to move anything. As in the photo above.
And it’s really the easiest because you don’t have to store anything at the end of the season, as the pumpkins and gourds won’t last.
I added bits of fall decor to already established spaces. It’s the easiest way I’ve come up with to add seasonal decor to a small space home.
I really love my white dishes. I can’t believe it took me nearly 60 years to buy a set of white dishes!
They’re so versatile. And I must admit that food looks more appetizing on white dishware.
My blue hutch holds my dishes. And when I get ready to sit down at the table across from the hutch, I just grab a dish or bowl or whatever from this hutch.
So the dishes that are displayed aren’t just decorative. They serve a daily function. When you can mix decor and function together in a small space home, you have a win-win situation!
This is the photo of Andrew from the beach. And another photo I took some time ago of red blooms I picked from the patio garden and put in this small white pitcher.
I found that photo while I was digging around this past week unearthing things.
I put a bit of decor over in my little office nook in my living room.
That area has proved to be very handy. I can see what I have and it makes me think about projects I want to begin. If I can only find the time!
Don’t you just love the stems? I like to choose the ones that have an interesting stem.
I will always love bright vivid colors. But I have also come to appreciate more muted colors. They are relaxing.
I like these “earthy” colors. The browns and beige and cream and white. When you add these accents, they tend to blend in rather than distract.
And I love beads. I’ve been collecting them for many years.
I just don’t get around to doing much with them! I have even more in the red hutch in my bedroom and probably several other places I’ve forgotten about.
I also like the gourds that have shades of green. Green is the color of nature and you know how much I love nature!
I do have a project in mind with these beads.
The fall season draws me to these colors of the earth, when the leaves have fallen and the branches are stark and bare against the sky.
So my new method of seasonal decorating in a small space includes these principles:
~Use a lot of natural decor from outdoors
~Add the decor to already established areas
~Accent with colors of earth & nature
Have you done any decorating for fall? If you live in a small space, how do you decorate for the seasons?