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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Petrin

Simple Ways to Bring Some Fall Vibes into a Florida home

Photography | Beckah Lee Photography

It’s hot in Florida in October y’all.

I mean I do love it and although the humidity drops it’s still like 85 degrees The leaves do not change colors and we don’t get that brisk cool air that creeps in around mid-September. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t capture a little bit of the seasons in our home. We grew up in New England so Autumn is quite the event! New England has some of the most striking views of fall you will set your eyes on. The rainbow of reds, yellows, oranges, and browns is quite stunning. It signifies all the fun fall activities like fall festivals, pumpkin patches, hayrides, drinking cider, eating all things pumpkin and Dunkin spice is back in season (like I said we are from New England) 😂

We are very fortunate that there is so much to do in our area to celebrate the season. But I think that can start right at home. Here are some subtle and sophisticated and ways to bring a little bit of fall into your home.

Let’s first start with some general guidelines

Fall is a mood. It doesn’t have to be literal, but rather understated. It’s all about the cozy. The feel, smell, and full experience of fall.

I’ve included an apple crisp recipe to bring in the full experience of autumn in your home.

Photography | Beckah Lee Photography

1. Start with a color palette. A simple way to add a cozier feel to your home is by adding on richer colors. Rust tones, burgundy, browns and hints of deep purple. Think about the fall colors and landscape as your guide. You can do this through pillows, throw blankets, floral, art work and even in dish ware and glasses. All of these items can be switched out and are not permanent. I love pillow covers for an easy transition to fall, plaid throw blankets and landscape art work with fall moody colors.

2. Layer in soft textures. Think flannel, sheepskin, boucle, or chunky throw blanket. This is tactile and we want to consider all your senses with fall. A throw blanket or layering a soft accent rug is a very simple way to create some depth.

3. Smell-light your favorite fall candle. Bake all the fall foods and desserts and let it fill your home.

4. Pattern and material. Plaid, stripes and leather are some of my favorite fall patterns and fabrics. Velvet is also a very decadent and cozy choice.

5. Lighting. Nothing quite creates ambiance like lighting. Layer your lighting. Add in table lamps, place over head lights on dimmers, and add plug-in sconces. If your looking for a less permanent idea candies real or faux are an effective way to amp up the cozy. I love battery-operated candles, especially in homes with children.

6. Storage layer in floor baskets for cozy blankets and bring in rich textural moments in your home. Think of a woven table tray or travertine catchall.

7. Rustic touches. Stone accents, travertine, wood logs, and cooper all remind me of nature and a cozy rolling hills farmland.

Target always has great fall options by Studio Mcgee-Threshold, Hearth and Hand and even Kirklands!

Living Room:

Wall Art: Natural Landscape Art - Vintage Print Country Landscape Painting / ARPEOTCY Vintage Framed Canvas Wall Art, Fall Natural Scenery Wall Decor

Throw Blankets: Handmade quilt / Turkish Cloth Blanket / Creative Co-Op Plaid Black & Tan Fringed Woven Cotton Blend Throw

Throw Pillows: Linen Pillow for Fall / Fall Color Pillow Set of Three / Creative Co-Op Fabric Lumbar Pillow with Piping, Black and White Plaid / Creative Co-Op Cotton Velvet Tassels, Brown Lumbar Pillow

Copper Accents: Creative Co-Op Modern Sculptural Metal, Antique Copper Finish Vase / Creative Co-Op Glass Cloche with Antique Copper Finished Metal Tray (Set of 2 Pieces)

Candles and Candle Holders: Amber Glass Tealight & Votive Candle Holders / Iron Taper Candle Holder - Set of 3 Decorative Candle Stand - Antique Brass / Creative Co-Op Stoneware Taper Handle and Reactive Glaze, Holds 3 Inches Pillar, Brown Candle Holder / Creative Co-Op Unscented Totem Taper Box, Set of 2, Cappuccino Candles / LampLust 7 Inch Flameless Taper Candles - Set of 4

Vases: Creative Co-Op 42 oz. Stoneware Reactive Glaze Finish Pitcher, Brown / HAUCOZE Ceramic Flower Vase Table Statue Decor Sculpture / YSNCIDAN Rustic Ceramic Flower Large Vase

Dining Room:

Photography | Beckah Lee Photography

Table Decor: William Morris Prints - Olive & Warm Runner / William Morris Prints - Strawberry Thief Runner / Creative Co-Op Cotton Flannel Table Runner with Fringe, Grey, White and Beige Plaid Stone by Mercer Project / SHOSAI Stoneware 16-Piece Dinnerware Set / Gold Silverware Set, 20-Piece Flatware Set / Aisoso Stainless Steel Cutlery Kitchen Utensil Set


Throw Blankets: Turkish Cloth Blanket / Creative Co-Op Plaid Black & Tan Fringed Woven Cotton Blend Throw /

Throw Pillows: Pillow Set

Storage: Creative Co-Op Various Round Braided Jute Nesting Handles, Natural, Set of 3 Basket /

HUACOZE Rattan Decorative Box with Lid, Rectangular Woven with Glass, Set of 2 Wicker

Creative Co-Op Handcarved & Whitewashed Mango Wood Boxes (Set of 2 Sizes)

My favorite fall recipe!

Apple crisp recipe for fall

(I love their meal plans and recipes-this is a gluten and vegan-friendly recipe)

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