My fall decor was simpler this year. It was calming to the eye, more of a monochromatic color scheme and there was less of it. I reused items I had, invested in a couple of new pieces, I'll be able to swap out my fall display for Christmas in just minutes. There will be no large gatherings at my home. Simple to put up, calming, and easy to put away is my plan.
Neutral and Calming Fall Decor
Simple and neutral was the plan and the executing of my fall display on my builtins in my hundred-year-old house. I splurged on purchasing the mirrors because I'll have them and will love them for years. As I walked through my home, I noticed I used a lot of dried hydrangeas. They are free, I have an almost unlimited supply, and I enjoy them. So, why not!
The mirror was a huge splurge for me. Because I have two matching builtins I needed two. I'll confess that I initially settled and bought two mirrors that I thought would be OK. But I found OK wasn't good enough so I ended up returning them and bought this round mirror (Kirkland's).
I LOVE using candles in my decor. Especially when we start losing daylight. I love the light candles give and the cozy feeling they add to a space.
The built-in on the other side looks like this.
Similar but different. I bought a terrarium that was originally have a live plant in it. The plan was the terrarium would protect the plant from my cat. Or maybe the cat would be protected from the plant?
I decided I liked it with the candles to coordinate with the other side.
Using dried hydrangeas in different spaces
Looking around my home, I realized I really did dry and use a lot of hydrangeas!
I have repurposed a bedroom side table to hold my office supplies in my home office. I put the hydrangea lantern that I made earlier this year on it.
I love it framed by the window. Hope my neighbor enjoys it too!
I also have some dried hydrangeas placed in front of my green framed ceiling tin. I love that ceiling tin but wanted to break up the green! Here is what I did!
And, I cleaned up my living room built-ins! I'll share more details about that soon. But for now, you can see they look much neater and organized than they did before. But, you may not have noticed they didn't look pretty inside (but I did!).
As I mentioned, I'll share more soon about how I organized, lightened and brightened the interior of my built-ins.
Want to share in my obsessive use of dried hydrangeas?
I've spray painted them to match my blue decor in my living room!
Or, how my detailed tutorial where I spray painted hydrangeas for Christmas.
Share in the comments if you have done something fun with your dried hydrangeas!