Fall is all about creating warmth with the scents and colors of the season. As we begin to move indoors, the outside air is getting crisp, and the trees are beginning to change to beautiful hues of amber and copper. Today, I’m sharing a few ways to bring these shades into your home for a subtle nod to my favorite season of the year…fall.
Starting with a couple of easy changes in the kitchen, I first refreshed the hand and dish soap dispensers with an amber set I ordered on Amazon. The set I ordered is here (I do not receive money from Amazon if you purchase from this link) Amazon.com: Duvein 2 Pack Amber Glass Soap Dispenser,Rustproof Stainless Steel Pump,16oz Thick Farmhouse Amber Bottles Jar for Bathroom Kitchen Accessories,Lotion Dispenser Pump Glass Bottle (Gold) : Home & Kitchen.
This simple addition made the sink area feel like fall, and I just love the warmth of the amber glass and gold pump, and the nice waterproof labels that came with the dispensers. To give this area an even warmer feel, I replaced the usual silver tray with a small slab of walnut that my husband had as an off cut from another project. To make it water resistant, I coated it with food safe cutting board oil.
On the kitchen eating bar, there is a large hammered copper tray, to which I added a glass copper candle and a copper pumpkin from the Dollar Tree to the existing arrangement.
On the kitchen table, I added a pair of copper salt and pepper shakers that my sister gave me years ago. They look so nice alongside the lantern with a fall candle and arrangement inside, and an orange “sweater” pumpkin. It all sits on a plaid autumnal colored table runner that was a new purchase this year.
Copper bowls or colanders also make great items to bring out for fall and use in utilitarian ways. These two colanders have been around for a while and are showing their tarnish. Fall is the perfect time to fill them with tomatoes and the grab and go items that we keep on the counter. This is a throwback from when the grandkids were little, and they knew they could take anything out of this bowl that they wanted. Now we keep our bananas, applesauce and other “healthy” snacks there.
In keeping with the amber theme, I purchased a pretty fall candle in an amber glass and placed an orange velvet pumpkin on the fireplace mantel. It may be that you, too, have items hidden away in the fall palette and this is the time to bring them out. Since the French country trend isn’t as hot as it once was, copper items are also easy to find at thrift shops and garage sales.
Small amber apothecary bottles are readily available and are an inexpensive way to add to the fall feeling in your home. The first one was filled with a sprig of fall foliage from the Dollar Tree. Placed in our hallway niche, it brings a splash of fall to this area.
For the second apothecary bottle, I wanted to do something different, so I filled it with some remnants of reed diffuser oil and some short sticks, and just like that, we had an amber diffuser. Placed in the bathroom, it not only provides a lovely scent, but also adds the warmth of fall to the room.
Another way to bring shades of amber and copper into your fall decor is with art. We took a wonderful train trip from Moab, Utah to Denver, Colorado last summer, and I purchased this beautiful print of the sunrise at Arches National Park. I had it framed at Hobby Lobby and placed above the copper birdbath full of pinecones and birch logs, it looks just right for the season.
Lastly, in the living room, I took a copper container and put an artificial greenery ball on top, adding it to the coffee table. Sitting beside an ironwood duck, these items evoke a feeling of fall.
I hope I’ve given you some ideas of how to incorporate amber and copper items into your fall decor, using textures of glass, metal, velvet, florals and photography, as well as scents of fall using candles and diffusers. These additions are easy to do and create a subtle nod to the season that should carry you through the next couple of months until it’s time to decorate for Christmas. And for that, well, I just can’t wait!