Welcome friends! I’m back with my fellow blogger gals to bring you some fall styling ideas for your home. This week’s theme is “PUMPKINS”, it will be fun to see how each of these creative ladies choose to approach this. I wanted to show you some easy ways to sneak some fall touches into your home by using…pumpkins of course.
Styling shelves is one of the most requested services I get from my clients. There is something so intimidating about those rows of empty shelves that send people into a frenzy. Hopefully these easy tips and tricks will get you excited to tackle those bookcases or built-ins.
Pick your color palette. For me that’s easy because I’m a neutral gal, so I kept with my usual whites, creams, browns and pops of green. If you prefer more vibrant colors I’d suggest the traditional orange pumpkins with browns, and red accents. Or I also adore mixing creamy white with soft pink hues and little hints of gold accents to warm it up. The color palette is really just a personal preference, I just suggest choosing 3-4 colors to use so that it doesn’t get too overwhelming.
Create different levels, this creates a more visually interesting vignette. I like to do this with books, candlesticks, and stacking items. Just try to balance out items on your shelf so that it’s not to weighted on one side.
Layers! You know how the best dressed women look so pulled together and cute, it’s typically because they know how to layer. Your decor needs layers too, it’s what takes it up a notch. Start with the back pieces first. I used these white ironstone platters and propped them up against the back of my hutch. It fills visual space and acts as my first layer. Then I created my levels by stacking books and using different sizes of ironstone. After stepping back and taking a look I realized I needed some contrast on that shelf so I placed these brass candles sticks in between.
After the base decor is set, you are ready to layer in some fall goodies! I placed some white pumpkins throughout. They all varied a bit in size and shape but I stuck to all white pumpkins. Then I stuck some sprigs of eucalyptus into some nooks and crannies to add a pop of freshness. I also used a few wood flowers and cotton stems to add some texture to my shelves.
*TIP: Less is more, you don’t need 15 pumpkins, just a few here and there. I wanted my decor to subtly feel fall not like you’ve just walked into a pumpkin patch.
Edit and tweak. Step back and check out your space, typically it takes me 3 times of doing this before I feel like it’s “right”. Then I will walk by it everyday making little adjustments here and there. I never get it right the first shot, and that’s OK. We don’t need perfect around here, just puuurty….emiright?!
Hope you all enjoyed these easy fall styling tips. Come back next Friday to see my favorite post of our Fall Home Series…Outdoor Fall Spaces! I’m so excited to share our cozy outdoor hang out with y’all.