I have started to make the slow transition to fall with this bright and airy fall mantel.
We got a taste of the chill of an early fall last weekend. The temperatures took a dramatic fall from being in the 90s to being in the 60s…talk about a shock to the system! I’m not going to lie, I am ready for it. I’m kind of tired of the hot, humid sticky weather. BRING ON FALL!!! My house is making it’s annual transition to fall too. It’s subtle at first; pumpkins in neutral colors start to appear on the mantel, dried hydrangeas begin filling my vases, and pumpkin bread is being baked in the oven.
Totally kidding about the pumpkin bread. I don’t bake. But you can imagine if I did….wouldn’t it just be idyllic? 😉
No, no pumpkin bread being baked, but it feels very fall-ish around here all the same. My early fall decor is actually very simple, subtle this year. I took about an hour to rearrange and switch up a few things, but all in all, the fall touches are simple and easy. I added a few new candlesticks to the mantel and topped them off with some little concrete pumpkins (from Hobby Lobby).
My only other new purchase for fall were these wood vases from the Hearth & Hand line at Target. I love them so much! They look perfect on our side table next to a little pumpkin! 🙂
Even though I’m decorating for fall, I’m still sticking with my bright, airy, and almost beachy look for this space. I really wanted to keep our seascape on canvas up for one more season, and I thought the little concrete pumpkins and pretty hydrangeas made the mantel feel more fall-like, without taking away from the lightness and brightness.
I always feel the need to have something in between our two chairs, and this cute little stepladder fills the space perfectly.
I’ve stacked old books and little pots on the stepladder, and the whole thing just makes me smile. So cute! 😉
I hope you enjoyed touring my early fall right and airy living room! I’m sure I’ll be changing things up more and more as we get more into fall. If you’re inspired by what you see, or are looking for sources, you can shop my living room below. *Affiliate links are used.
I’m joining so many talented friends today as we all share our fall mantels or vignettes! Check out all of the fall inspiration below: