Last week, I shared with you my dream nook for the Fall season. This week, I'm stepping out of the imaginary and getting into the here-and-now. Here are four easy ways you can bring fall decor into your home with any budget in mind. Enjoy!
Fall Must Have #1: Throw Blanket
For me, there's nothing better than curling up in an uber soft throw to instantly make your fall day that much better. Add the fact that it's orange, grey and ombre or plaid? Perfection. Here I chose two throws that are similar visually, but differ in price. The first one (#1, top right) is Target's Threshold Plaid Chenille Throw in orange for $19.99. Machine washable and oh-so-soft, it makes a great addition to your lounging area. Another option is the Steven Alan Ombre Stripe Throw from West Elm and is on clearance for $69.99 (originally $129). It is made from alpaca wool (ahhh), so will need to be dry-cleaned, but if you haven't yet felt alpaca wool, this is the perfect opportunity!
Fall Must Have #2: Seasonal Doormat
"Howdy, neighbor! Come right in and get warmed up next to our crackling fire", invite these seasonal doormats. I like to have a bit of fun with these, especially if they are rotated seasonally. It's a fun way to express your personality and inject some color to your exterior without too much commitment. #2, above right, brings a playful Mr. Fox to your home from World Market. At just $12.99, it's a steal! If you're looking for something with a bit more sophistication, I'd like to recommend the Leaves doormat available at Crate and Barrel. Coming in at $29.95, this rug adds a perfect punch of color to your doorstep, or would make a wonderful hostess gift!
Fall Must Have #3: Harvest Gold Throw Pillow
Before you worry that I've gotten carried away, let me assure you that I am certainly not advocating that you switch out all your appliances, light switch covers, wallpapers, etc. to the infamous Harvest Gold hue that lives (haunts?) on in so many memories. But a pop of it in the right place is perfect for fall flavor. All kidding aside, these two lush velvet cushions bring a wonderful luxe, polished (not to mention autumnal) feeling to your sofa. One option is the Velvet Cushion Cover offered by H&M (wait, they do more than clothes?!? Yes! You must check them out!). For only $9.99, you can choose several in different hues to place throughout your home! Machine washable is another plus, for any family with kiddos and/or pets. Alternately, the same gorgeous color is available from Crate and Barrel with their Brenner pillow. At $44.95, it is a bit more of an investment, but comes with the pillow insert (which the H&M version does not) and is also machine washable.
Fall Must Have #4: Stylish Candle Holder
The final fall must have is a unique candle holder. As the afternoons get shorter and the evenings longer, candles make a nice additional light source and always add ambiance. Candles on their own, however, are less than exciting to look at, which is where a statement candle holder comes in handy. The gold colored antler candle holder from H&M comes in at $17.99. Gold has been *the* accent color recently and this one not only encompasses the fall season, but will lend sparkle to your holidays as well! For a bit more, Pottery Barn's antler candle holder sticks with a natural approach, which provides a lovely accent for any room. Either way you go, these candle holders will make a stylish statement.