Welcome, friends and Happy September to you! Today, I am sharing my ideas on how to transition your decor from summer to fall. Also, I am honored to be joining over 25 talented bloggers for the “Transitioning from Summer to Fall” Blog Hop!
Before we get started, I want to thank Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting this end of summer blog hop! If you don’t already follow her, head over to her blog (1st stop on the blog hop) to see how she decorates her beautiful home using vintage treasures and inspiring seasonal decor.
*If you are just arriving from Katie’s blog, Let’s Add Sprinkles,…Welcome! I am sure you enjoyed seeing how she transitions her lovely home from summer to fall! I love her decorating style!
At the end of this post, you will find a list of all the participants in the blog hop. Be sure to visit as many as you can for tons of Transitioning from Summer to Fall ideas! Let’s get started…
Transition Your Decor from Summer to Fall
If you are like most of us, you find it a challenge to decorate your home during the in-between period of summer and fall. It’s still warm but the days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting chillier. Each year, I have a hard time letting go of summer so I need to do it slowly.
Decorate with Seasonal Flowers
For the most part, I think we can agree that flowers are a great accessory. When we put in a pool and patio this summer, we also planted some hydrangea bushes. Luckily, this gave me an abundance of flowers to cut and display. Recently, I gathered up a bunch and brought my round tray outside. This made it easy to decorate a quick vignette on the coffee table. You can create a vignette with fresh (or faux) flowers almost anywhere.
Since I am not quite ready for the vibrant colors of fall, the neutral tones felt right to me. With everything still so green and colorful outside, there is no need to add more color anyway. Plus, I think it’s better to just slowly ease into fall…enjoy each season for what it has to offer. Though, if you enjoy more traditional fall colors, be sure to read my ideas for outdoor fall decorating!
In addition to the flowers on my outdoor coffee table, I also brought some hydrangeas inside…
For an easy way to decorate a window sill, place a single flower in each vase. You can’t get much simpler than that! With hydrangea bushes in full bloom it’s easy to come up with late summer decor ideas like that. For even more ideas for decorating with hydrangeas this time of year, read my early fall decorating ideas and my more recent early fall decor ideas for the kitchen.
Open the Windows
As we transition from summer to fall, we are having more opportunities to open the windows and enjoy the breeze…
Even though the afternoons have still been warm here, the mornings and evenings have been cooler. Basically, I spend all day opening and closing windows! It’s worth it though, since I love the fresh air.
Decorate with Neutrals in the Kitchen
Although, I love color in my home, I mostly use neutrals during this transitional time of year. They’ll be plenty of room for brighter colors once fall arrives!
As you can see, I brought my round wood tray back inside to where it usually sits. Adding a few seasonal pieces gives a simple, uncluttered look to the island. I guess I need things to be quiet and calm this time of year. Once school starts this week, the pace will pick up again around here!
Bring the Outside In
Since we have plantation shutters in our living room, I love to open them up along with the windows. With all the windows open, I feel more connected to the front yard and I love all the light they let in…and of course the breeze.
On our coffee table, I keep a basket of shells. Our family spends a lot of time at the Jersey shore in the summer so the shells are a great reminder of our summer weekends. Once fall arrives, I usually fill the basket with mini white pumpkins and then pine cones in the winter.
I like to use a simple white pitcher to hold more flowers from my yard…
Once again, the uncluttered approach seems to work for me this time of year!
Decorate with Classic Blue and White
Now, what was I saying about keeping things calm and neutral? Well, that’s not really the case in my dining room…
Since my dining room is navy, I love the way bright, yellow sunflowers pop against the walls.
Recently, I bought this bunch of sunflowers and I thought they were perfect for this transitional time of year. Plus, they coordinate so well with all my blue and white porcelain. I used that combination to decorate my foyer a few years ago. I will never get tired of classic blue and white…for any season!
And I will never get tired of using simple white pitchers for my flowers. You can never have too many!
Enjoy the Moments as You Transition from Summer to Fall
As the days get shorter and summer is winding down, we are trying to soak up every last moment of the summer season. During this transitional time of year, I think we all are guilty of rushing through things. Let’s all slow down and savor this beautiful period!
Thanks for stopping by to read my tips on how to transition your decor from summer to fall! I hope my examples have inspired you with ideas for your home.
**Next, be sure to visit The Painted Hinge for her 5 Tips for Transitioning from Summer to Fall!
Also remember to visit each of participants on the tour for tons inspiration!
Once again, here is the full list of participants in the “Transitioning from Summer to Fall Blog Hop”:
- Follow The Yellow Brick Home
- A Stroll Thru Life
- Common Ground
- Our Southern Home
- Decor To Adore
- County Road 407
- Botanic Bleu
- Art and Sand
- Let’s Add Sprinkles
- Calypso In The Country
- The Painted Hinge
- The Crowned Goat
- First Day of Home
- Petite Haus
- Virginia Sweet Pea
- Thistle Key Lane
- Belle Bleu Interiors
- The Red Painted Cottage
- My Thrift Store Addiction
- Celebrate and Decorate
- White Arrows Home
- Bluesky At Home
- Itsy Bits and Pieces
- Lora Bloomquist
- Welch House 1900
- Rosemary and Thyme
- Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
- Decorate and More with Tip
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