Did I tell you I did some decorating over the weekend? Yeah, I did mention it, didn’t I. Well let me show you what else I got up my Fall decorating sleeves for you today. Let me show you the 5 easy, fast and simple decorations I added to our living room to get our Fall mood going there.
Really, I must sound like a broken record but this is my kind of decorating. As much as I can love a big lush centerpiece, a full out romantic Fall mantel decor or an intricate Fall craft project my heart really beats faster for this kind of simple and easy decorating.
Let’s be honest here, in our everyday, real and busy lives who has time to go all out on the decorations every season? Well not me. I suspect that if it wasn’t for this blog to light a fire under me every once in a while (for which I am very grateful and it is why I love this blog so very much) I think I’d only do the simple kind of decorating.
The kind that is only takes an hour, never fails and is so easily transported into the next season.
So let me show you the first thing I did:
I lined up some mini white pumpkins on the ledge of my hutch and then added some votive mini lights. Really we are talking five minutes here and it already looked good.
But as I have recently confessed I have a growing addiction to washi tape. So I spent another five minutes playing with my new favorite tape and dressed up those little votive candles.
Can you imagine anything cuter and easier than this? I can’t. Lighting a new batch of candles each evening is the highlight of my day. It sets the mood for a cozy Fall night perfectly.
So we are 10 minutes into my Fall decorating spree here.
Seriously! If you got a little stash of Fall fluff this is another five minutes. Just drop them in a collection of glass vases and containers. I used some corks as fillers, but mostly I used pine cones, nuts, 20 years old feather balls (no kidding I got them from my sister over 10 years ago and she had them for ages before me) and some other loose stuff in the right colors.
For my window sill decorations I have to take my Roman blinds into consideration, so these square containers are perfect. And glass in front of a window always works.
Okay five minutes for the dumping of stuff into a container and five more minutes to rearrange it so there where no obvious gaps.
We have used up the first 20 minutes.
More dumping of Fall stuff…..
Take a lantern, place it on a plate or tray, fill that tray with some finds from your last walk in the woods and call it a day. I actually took a little bit of time to wiggle the front glass pane out of the lantern. It is hardly noticeable but it makes lighting that candle so much easier than dealing with that little door.
This is a nice and easy way of making a centerpiece. Add any color that suits your living room colors and it is totally custom made. This one is standing next to the television so it has a hard time competing for attention, but that’s the televisions fault and not from lack of luster in this little decoration.
Okay the dumping will take another five minutes, But you may have to clean your garden lantern first before bringing it inside, so lets say this one takes 15 minutes.
We better hurry it up with the next one:
You already saw this one yesterday. A simple branch of mini pine cones hung on a hook.
Of course my milk paint wardrobe door is the star in this easy decoration. But hanging or displaying branches with berries or pine cones can be done anywhere, you don’t have to go and paint a door first. So this is 2 minutes maximum.
Still some minutes left for the last one.
No living room decorating would be complete with a little vignette on my side table.
A collection of candle sticks, a bottle and some pinecones on a tray. Looking for that ribbon I knew I had took the longest the rest was as easy as one to three.
I even had some minutes to spare to change out the pillow covers….
There you have it five easy and fast Fall decorations for your living room all done in under an hour, or for as long as you have fun fluffing and decorating.
Taking the pictures, editing them and writing this post has cost me more time than getting my living room all ready for Fall.
The life of a blogger…..
So how do you do your Fall decorating? Do you go for the big, luscious and gorgeous? Or do you like to keep it simple like me?