Decorating with Faux for Fall {bHome Fall Tour}

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.    

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This year, I made an investment in a few new faux items.  I bought some new pumpkins, and several faux bittersweet stems.  

 

Faux Berries

The bittersweet is by far my favorite thing this season!  

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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.  

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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?

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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.  

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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!

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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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Visit 5 other bHome Bloggers today – 30 in all by the end of the week !

 

French Garden House

French Garden House Fall Tour http://mysoulfulhome.com

Housepitality Designs

Housepitality Designs Fall Sunroom http://mysoulfulhome.com

Our Southern Home

Our Southern Home Fall recipe http://mysoulfulhome.com

Confessions of a Serial DIY’er

Confessions of a Serial DIYer Fall pumpkins http://mysoulfulhome.com

Stone Gable

Stone Gable Fall decor http://mysoulfulhome.com

Lilacs and Longhorns

Lilacs and Longhorns Fall decor http://mysoulfulhome.com

 

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38 Responses to Decorating with Faux for Fall {bHome Fall Tour}

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  3. Julie, you have so beautifully incorporated the gorgeous faux items into your Fall decor….from the beautiful velvet pumpkins to the garland and that wonderful succulent on top of the urn…(love that idea!)….A beautiful Fall vignette…and then there is that gorgeous dining room of yours!!! So happy to be touring with you today…Happy Fall Julie!!!

  4. sharon says:

    I just love your fall decorations. Browsing your photos gives me so many ideas! My pin is here – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/225461525074663055/

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  7. kim says:

    Yes, faux is good especially when it looks real. Your vignettes are perfect.

  8. Cindy says:

    Hi Julie, I also live in Texas, & know exactly what you’re talking about when you mention how warm it still is. If we want to be practical, I honestly don’t believe we have a choice but to use some faux elements & I love the way you’ve made it look so natural. I must find some faux bittersweet! Great job!
    Cindy

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  10. Julie, I love all your fall touches! I completely understand, here in California, we have that same “hot weather” problem in early fall. I mix faux with real too.

    I love your mix of different textures and colors for fall. And I adore your dining room, so beautiful! How magical it must be to sit there with you and enjoy conversation and a meal. I am so happy to be touring with you! xo Lidy

  11. Sue Glass says:

    Pinned it to my DIY tips board!

  12. Gee says:

    I luv your faux!! I can relate to the rotting and spoiling. here in North Central Florida it’s soooo hot .
    I have a mix.. faux pumpkins, and dried florals, leaves stems and berries from the garden.
    Hugs, Gee

  13. Your fall decor is beautiful, especially with the bittersweet. I found velvet pumpkins at the grocery store this week, too! Thank you for joining Monday Social!

  14. Lisa Brown says:

    pinned: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/277675133255078443/
    thanks for the chance!
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  15. You are speaking to my soul, Julie! I went all fall faux decor this year. It looks so realistic and much easier! Absolutely gorgeous as usual!

  16. Carol says:

    Your vignettes look beautiful, faux or not! I have to go the faux-route, too, living in the AZ desert. I’ll be able to add a few real pumpkins later on, but it’s still too warm here.

  17. Cindy says:

    We are on the same page Julie, I went all faux in my home this year. Easier, get to use items over and over and I specified things to fit with my French country home. Love your tour and the bittersweet had fooled for real.

    Cindy

  18. Julie- everything is so pretty, I too rely on plenty of “faux” items in my seasonal decor- even mixing them with real items. Hop you are having a wonderful fall!

  19. Katie says:

    I was going to go completely faux, except for my bittersweet and dried hydrangeas but got sucked into buying those cute white baby boos. It unleashed something in me. Now, I think I’ll have the several unfortunate rotting pumpkin situations on my hands. You are right, bittersweet is messy! I love your look. I think I spy a pumpkin from Tom Thumb? Gorgeous investment in faux and thanks for linking up! I truly appreciate the support for our fledgling party.

  20. Pam Cates says:

    I always do faux except I do place small pie pumpkins in my flower pots outside. With the faux there is no need to worry about rotting.
    I pinned the image to Pinterest under Home Decor. Fingers crossed to win! Happy Fall yall!

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  23. Colleen says:

    I love faux as well because here in SoCal, while we have fabulous flowers for most of the year, fall foliage and all of the fun berries and pumpkins and gourds just don’t appear until it’s almost too late. And I pinned the Paint Saint to my ‘Products I Love’ pintrest board.

  24. Your vignettes are beautiful, Julie, and I never would have known that much of it is faux. The bittersweet looks amazing! I’m also loving velvet pumpkins this year and started out with many other faux items too. I’m just beginning to find some real pumpkins now, but I find mixing real and faux give the best effect. Your styling is lovely and that makes all the difference!

  25. You pulled that together beautifully Julie. It all works really well and I love those Bittersweet stems. I’ve never seen them before, but I like how they add an interesting texture to your vignette.

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  28. Your home is beautiful as always, Julie! Great tip for making the faux bittersweet look more natural. I love how you’ve used it throughout! XO

  29. Botanic Bleu says:

    Julie,
    Thinking about how all of us who live in warmer climates (TX, CA, AZ….) made me think we should wait until later in the season for our Fall decor/tours, but then we are head-on into Thanksgiving and Christmas. No solution there. Then I thought about how our friends who live in cooler areas must feel when we are talking about Spring and all our fresh flowers and spring decor.

    Love your Fall touches, and I have to get over to Tom Thumb ASAP in the morning to see if there are any velvet pumpkins still to be had.

    Thank you for joining Monday Social. We love seeing your beautiful home.

    Judith

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  31. Kelly says:

    You make faux look SO great Julie! Love love love all your Fall touches. Pinned it all ! Wonderful touring with you!

  32. Shaoron Swinburnson-Murray says:

    I pinned it!

  33. This is so pretty, Julie!

  34. Barbara says:

    Love that old dough bowl and the silver plates used together. How chic! The orange berries just pop against this setting. Beautiful!

  35. Nancy Block says:

    Love your white pumpkins in particular. May I ask where you found them? So pretty.

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