Autumn Love :: Season’s Inspiration

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Hello everyone! It’s October and the air is rising crispier in the mornings and chillier after the sun sets. The daylight hours have shortened and a color feast is taking place right before our very own eyes, as autumn leaves highlight nature’s preparation for winter. Nature now looks absolutely gorgeous, dressed up in warm toned yellows, orange, burnt sienna and deep red hues against moody dark blue, brown and charcoal grey backgrounds! Every leaf that falls is a blessing and despite the strong sense of nostalgia, we should all be deeply thankful and humbled by the beauty that surrounds us. I can’t help but wonder how many of us who live in a city, running about with our busy lives will actually make time to enjoy the great outdoors. I’ve prepared an inspiration board to share with you my love for autumn, including some subtle decor ideas, and get you all in the mood for this incredible season. 🙂

Orange leaves falling on the ground in the great outdoors. Blur trees can vaguely be seen in the background
Image by Autumn Mott on Unsplash

Nature has the most fascinating and ever changing color palette and autumn’s color palette is probably nature’s best. I know that some of you might disagree with me on this, but see first the inspiration board below. Perhaps, you’ll change your mind after that.

A flatlay moodboard with imagery, color swatches and foraged flora as part of Autumn's Inspiration Moodboard.
Autumn Inspiration Moodboard by author.
Two bowls with pumpkin soup on a white surface styled beautifully
2 Via Cala on Unsplash

Remember, there are so many reasons to love autumn, starting with:

  1. the colors of the leaves (stunning warm hues that add warmth to the chilling weather),
  2. cozy fires (including candle lights),
  3. hot chocolate,
  4. caramel apples,
  5. apple crumble,
  6. pumpkin pie,
  7. ideal weather for hiking, cycling, camping and any other outdoor activity including star gazing,
  8. Thanksgiving (for we all have a lot to be thankful for),
  9. Halloween,
  10. and last but not least, the softness of the light that gently resonates an enchanting electricity despite nature’s melancholy.
Looking into a home office with a packed bookcase and an armchair overlooking a window. A Baa stool in front of the armchair invites you to put your feet up. Via Baa Stool.
Via Baa Stool.

Clearly, a seasonal change can and may change your mood as well when it comes to home decorating. Yet, I don’t believe in endless shopping sprees just because a new season has come. After all, a well curated home works all year round, no matter what the seasonal trends may dictate. Still, the occasional addition of a piece that delights you in always most welcome.

A touch of autumn. A styled sideboard with two mustard chalices one with foraged greenery. Via Urban Eden & Co.
Via Urban Eden & Co. The mustard chalices that work as a dash of autumn in this styled interior.
A beautiful floral pattern wall hanging in autumn's colors. Via Adairs.
Via Adairs. A floral wall hanging.

In any case, now it’s the perfect time to get any string lights out you may have laying about. All the while foraging any greenery may go a really long way for a vignette or two. And please by any means, think big. Let those branches you put together make a statement.

A flatly with lit candles, strings, lanterns, and books. Via Lights4Fun.
Via Lights4Fun.

Anyone still not convinced? Most people I know love summer, for a lot of good reasons too. But fall is a “quite” season for the soul and hence, a great time to prep ourselves for the winter holidays and all the buzz that goes with it. It’s a great time to do a little soul searching and get our life back on track. Don’t you agree? I like to think of it as a “break” and therefore, I’m definitely glad that I have autumns in my life. How about you?

Yours,

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Last update: 06/30/21

4 comments
  • Υπέροχες φωτογραφίες κορίτσια! Υπέροχα άρθρα! Μας δίνετε έμπνευση για φθινοπωρινή διακόσμηση!

    • “Great photos girls! Great posts! You give us inspiration for fall decor!” (comment translated from Greek)

      Thank you Voula! You’re most welcome! XO

  • Autumn happens to be my favorite season. Halloween is just around the corner not to mention Thanksgiving! Very nice photos! Would also like to try and decorate my garden and front porch this year a lot more!

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