4 autumn inspired decorations (on a budget)

Yes, technically speaking, it is still autumn! Blogosphere is full of Christmas decorations, but I'm reviewing autumnal decor before I jump onto Christmas wagon. I do still owe it to Douglas Elliman and their Florida office who reached out and kindly asked me to share my autumn inspired decor.

I love folliage as much as the next person, but it has a downside - it expires too quickly and it can look messy. One of my favourite decorations in autumn are those branches with red berries that I don't know the name of - does anyone know what those are called? I would love to plant a tree in my backyard, so I could enjoy those "berry buquets" in my home every autumn.

Pinecones

As a kid, I loved collecting pinecones and stones on the beach. Now I collect pinecones with my two kids in our forrest and on the beach when we visit the grandparents. Pinecones are lovely to use as decorations, but also as materials for crafting. I included them in our Solstice wreath, some people make Christmas wreaths with them, or ornaments for Christmas tree.

It's a bit funny to me, but besides collecting your own, you can also buy pinecones. Maybe I should start selling them, too. :)


Pumpkins for a touch of whimsy

I adore pumpkins! They're easy to grow, they are delicious, and they make for perfect decorations in autumn, too! And very lasting, at that. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Slovenia, so they don't have any special meaning, I just find them pretty. The pumpkin on my hutch is called Muscade de Provence and is sitting there ever since I harvested it in the end of September. So that's nearly three months now! It was greenish when I placed it on the hutch, but it slowly changed color to a beautiful orange. It reminds me of Cinderella's carriage. Oh, and when we're through with it, we can make pumpkin pie!

The two White Scallop Squash are on my white credenza for the same lenght of time. They have a few brownish spost but are still beautiful and autumn-y. They almost look like sculptures because they're white!

Textiles for warmth

I use fake sheepskins from Ikea as dining chair warmers in autumn and winter. It get's chilly here and anything that brings warmth is very welcome. The fake sheepskins also evoke a very primal. very earthy and rustic feeling that I like, but they also look somewhat etheral, when the sun catches in their fluff. I know, I'm weird. For those comparisons, not for using fake sheepskins on chairs, wich is a common practice (I've seen them paired with rustic benches, modern Eames chairs, etc.).

I have also used a tartan blanket scarf to "dress" my midcentury armchair, but I didn't take a picture. It's really cool though. Just trust me:)

Evergreens instead of flowers

Everegreens are a great way to bring nature in when there are no wildflowers to pick or garden flowers to cut. They last a long time, they are free (or cheap), and so elegant! I love to just place them in a glass vase, bottle or even just a big canning jar. They have a zen quality to them, don't you agree? That makes them perfect minimalist decorations. If you are more of a maximalist, try mixing an matching different sorts of evergreens and adding silk flowers, ribbons or Christmas ornaments.

Evergreens, pinecones and fluffy textiles are transitioning into winter seamlessly. I'm just slowly adding a bit of sparkle and fairy lights to make the home look more wintry and ready for hoildays.

Evergreens, pinecones and fluffy textiles are transitioning into winter seamlessly. I'm just slowly adding a bit of sparkle and fairy lights to make the home look more wintry and ready for hoildays.

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