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Decorating For Fall

We are through the first week of September, there’s a cool breeze in the air, and this weekend we’re hosting friends to watch a big college football game. While it’s technically still summer, fall is in the air. And for once, I’m fully embracing it.

Every year when this ‘end-of-summer-beginning-of-fall’ season rolls around I’m resistant to let go of summer and welcome in a new season that feels like a pit stop on the way to the real destination- winter. Even with all the things I love about fall- crisp air, cozy sweaters, pumpkin beer, the September issue of Vogue, and apple cider- it just feels too short to make it worth giving up any bit of summer. And therein lies my problem, fall feels like too short a season because I’m getting into it a month too late.

I won’t be falling (ha) into the same pattern this year, and am starting my transition into fall both indoors and out, starting with fresh fall candles, and fall decor for our front porch that can transition from early fall, to halloween, and on to Thanksgiving.

I’ve been deep in a Pinterest hole pouring over front porches that inspire me, and have come up with a few photos from people who have some serious #porchgoals.

Beautiful porches, right? Hopefully mine will compare favorably to this group! In addition to mums and pumpkins, some elements that I’m gravitating to and will be including are cotton, cabbage, lanterns, cornstalks, and hay bales. To plan my decor purchases, I’ve been looking up materials and have found great options at Home Depot, Pottery Barn, Jamali Garden (a great decorator’s and event decor site!), and my local farmer’s market. I’ve linked to everything below!

1. lanterns
2. LED candles
3. cotton wreath (three options under $25 here, here, and here!)
4. spooky birds
5. bushel basket
6. windowpane doormat
7.  coir doormat

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