I love fall.
I love the change in temperatures, the cozy, spicy scents of the season, time spent baking in the kitchen, being able to throw a blanket on when I’m chilling in front of the TV…you get the idea. I really do adore it all!
And, what I love most of all is cozy-ing up my home with fall colors and textures. It’s especially fun when I get to join with friends to share our fall homes with you.
Today, I’m a part of a week-long inspiration tour with my bHome bloggers — bHome for Fall.
The tour began on Monday and continues today — you can see today’s links at the end of this post.
Plus, we have a $200 Amazon gift card giveaway from our sponsor, My Paint Saint. Details for entering are also at the end of the post.
Mixing it up with Faux
When it comes to decorating for Fall, I love, love, love real flowers, berries and pumpkins. The trouble is, it’s so crazy hot here in Texas when the fall decorating season begins it can be hard to find the real thing when I’m ready to decorate.
The bigger problem, however, is getting real to last for several weeks. Things rot quickly here even inside my air-conditioned home, so I’ve officially thrown up my hands in surrender to decorating with faux this fall.
Much to my own surprise, I am loving it!
It isn’t messy, nothing looks shriveled up and, best of all, nothing is rotting at the bottom and leaving a nasty mark on my furniture.
This year, I made an investment in a few new faux items. I bought some new pumpkins, and several faux bittersweet stems.
The bittersweet is by far my favorite thing this season!
I have always adored the vine, but we can’t grow it where I live. I’ve been tempted to buy real at the farmers market but was afraid it would be too messy and was also worried my cats would chew on it.
Faux branches are the right alternative for me and I have been tucking them everywhere throughout my house.
The key to getting them to look less fake is to bend and manipulate them. Brand new, they were almost perfectly straight and flat. The wire stems and branches are easy to bend and curve. Sometimes I wrap an end around a finger to get it to curly. The key is to keep playing with it until is looks just so. Remember, real is not uniform — it can be bendy and unkempt looking.
Faux Velvet Pumpkins
My other favorite faux this year is velvet pumpkins. Can you believe I found mine at the grocery store?
The warm, yummy texture just adds another layer of warmth for the season.
Faux Plastic and Ceramic Pumpkins, Gourds and Greenery
The key to making faux more interesting, in my opinion, is to mix things up. I love how the varying textures of plastic, ceramic, and fabric all play off of one another. The looks becomes warm and cozy like the season.
And, it only takes a few simple touches to add the rich, warm colors of the season. There’s no need to re-invent your decor to bring fall indoors!
So, how about you? Do you like to decorate with real or faux during the fall season? I’d love to hear from you!
And, I can’t wait for you all to 1) enter to win the Amazon gift card and 2) visit the other bloggers on the tour today. I will be back on Friday with a re-cap of all the blogs on the tour throughout the week. Keep scrolling for more!
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