Today, I am excited to share some simple 5-minute fall arrangements that you can incorporate into your decor. We are starting to experience that crisp air here in Southeastern Washington, bringing with it my favorite time of the year, fall. Even though we are traveling part of this season, I wanted to do a few simple fall updates to our home that will carry us through Thanksgiving. These cooler temps make me want to gravitate to a warmer color palette inside that includes the cozy shades of orange, rust, gold, and sage. Let’s get started with some entryway updates!
For the entry table, I started with a wine barrel stay that has metal feet. It is a piece I have had for years, and it works well as a holder for candles or appetizers. This fall, I reimagined it to hold a collection of pumpkins in muted tones of coral, orange and cream, nestled in among some leaves and berries. Paired with a large hurricane lamp and a white candle, it is simple, yet adds a touch of autumn when you first come through the door.
The second area I updated for fall was the dining room. Because this room is decorated in green and white, I chose to add fall touches in that palette. Using a footed vase, I filled it with assorted green, gray and white velvet pumpkins and some berries, which sit on some books inside a large rattan basket. Again, a very simple, five-minute addition.
Next, I moved to the kitchen counters and table. On the counters, I placed rust glass votives in some of the existing vignettes, as well as adding the wooden “pumpkins” my husband built for me last year. Then I changed out some of the display cookbooks to those that had fall inspired colors, and added a simple arrangement in a vintage copper collander. With that, the kitchen counters were done!
For the kitchen table, I simply removed the summer flowers from the wooden trough centerpiece that my husband made, and filled in with pumpkins, pinecones and leaves. All of this was placed on a table runner with a seasonal motif on the ends, and in front of the trough, I placed two vintage copper salt and pepper shakers. Copper blends in nicely with the autumnal color scheme by giving it such a feeling of warmth.
In all, these fall updates took about half an hour, using items I already had. I hope I’ve shown you that it doesn’t always take an investment of much time or money to evoke the feeling of a new season. These arrangements will carry you through the end of November so there is still plenty of time to create and enjoy for weeks to come. Christmas will be here soon enough, but for now, it’s time to enjoy the crisp splendor that is fall.