Summer has been so Hot this year. The rainy season with hardly any rain in April- turned to triple digit heat in May- and it has kind of stuck around since then. So when it moved just a tad cooler into the 80’s and chilly in the morning last week- I started getting super excited for autumn. I have been thinking about autumn weather, colorful leaves, pumpkins and cozy candles. And I even pulled out my warm cozy snuggly to wear in the evenings.
But even with all things autumn (and Christmas!!) on my mind- I am also soaking up summer sunshine and warm summer nights yet. We usually have warm summer temperatures into October here- and so the transition from summer to autumn happens gradually over August and September. So while I do go pumpkin crazy- it isn’t usually until September. And today it is all about 14 ideas for adding a touch of autumn warmth- without going crazy (yet) and enjoying that summer feeling in your home at the same time. And as requested – I included links to ‘get the look’ under each one as well. 🙂
Always a good idea for adding warmth to your home year round- candles definitely bring a cozy feeling for autumn and winter. A tip is to use various sizes for interest and also layering that beautiful flickering light. These are LED candles as well-so are safe to enjoy anywhere.
Get the Look: Real Wax LED Candles
Think natural when adding a touch of autumn. I noticed a ton of acorns on the ground yesterday in the greenhouse garden- they are perfect for gathering up to sprinkle on a table or place in a bowl on the sideboard.
Get the Look: Faux Acorns
For summer to autumn- think green or purple rather than blue or white. Those colors bring a bit of warmth to the house without feeling overwhelmingly ‘fall-ish.’
Get the Look: Green Hydrangeas
4. Bowls of Fruit
I mean- I kind of think bowls of fruit is always a beautiful idea year round- but for autumn- choose a rosy or rich toned fruit. Think peaches, apples, pomegranate, persimmons, plums etc. for a warm touch.
Get the Look: Faux Peaches
The perfect summer flowers – and also the perfect early autumn flowers. I have a bouquet of orange, white and rich magenta dahlias in the house currently- and these soft cafe au lait dahlias are favorites.
Get the Look: Cafe Au Lait Dahlias
Step outside and see what type of colorful branches you might have in your yard. They are perfect mixed with grocery store roses for a pretty bouquet.
Get the Look: Gray Pottery Pitcher | Branches | White Roses
7. Blue Jars
I love a simple touch of autumn- and the minute those mini white pumpkins start appearing in the grocery store- they also start appearing in the house. Mix them with a few vintage jars full of flowers for a simple look.
Shop Large Blue Jars and Small Blue Jars
8. Potted Cabbage
Simple and sweet-and another one inspired by nature and the garden.
Get the Look: Cabbage | Planter Urn
9. Fill a Wood Crate
This is such an easy way to add a seasonal touch anywhere. Of course, the pumpkins are more autumn than summer- but you can use things like fruit, pinecones, flowers etc. and change with the seasons.
Get the Look: Reclaimed Wood Crate | Large Faux Wood Pumpkins | Mini Faux Gourds
10. Gold Candles & Wood Dough Bowl
Fill a wood dough bowl with pomegranates and add a few glittery gold candles for a touch of autumn warmth.
Get the Look: Wood Dough Bowl | Gold Candles | Pomegranates | Copper Bowl
11. Fall Florals
Hydrangeas, roses and eucalyptus with a few pops of color with Craspedia in a vintage pot is a simple summer to autumn look anywhere.
Get the Look: Crock | Blush Roses | Hydrangeas | Eucalyptus | Craspedia
12. Warm Welcome with a beach cruiser & crate
This is a simple way to create a bit of joy for guests as they arrive- place a beach bike out by the door to welcome guests- and change what is in the crate with the seasons. For summer- use flowers like hydrangeas or greenery like ivy- and switch to pumpkins for fall and a Christmas tree for the holidays. Plus you can take the crate off and hop on to ride and enjoy whenever you would like too.
Get the Look: Aqua Beach Cruiser | Wood Crate | Faux Pumpkins
13. Velvet Pillows
Mixing in a couple gold or pumpkin colored velvet pillows is perfect for that burst of summer sunshine- and warmth of autumn.
Get the Look: Gold Velvet Pillow Covers | Birch Twinkle Trees
14. Add Twinkle Trees
Because- they are so beautiful all year long. We leave ours up year round and enjoy them while sitting out by the fire pit. For autumn- we bring out the colorful maple trees to mix in for a burst of rich warm color.
Get the Look: Autumn Maple Twinkle Tree
I hope these ideas inspire you to find your perfect look for summer to autumn decor at home. Stay tuned for the first peek at the autumn that is starting to appear around here in the next week or so.
Happy Monday all.
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Ingrid Bonning says
I enjoy seeing your beautiful decorative ‘ Inspirational ‘ Pfotos,
Thank you sharig so much Beauty ……………
Greetings from Montreal
ABSOLUTELY everything is Gorgeous!
Ethel Alderson says
How do we get the potted kale, cabbage purchased at nurseries to grow until Christmas? Help!!!!
Josephine Scott says
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Your blog is very informative.
Leslie Watkins says
Absolutely Beautiful! So many of my favorites with new ones added. Thank you for the inspiration.
Karen B. says
I’m so ready. My favorite time of year.
such pretty ideas, thank you.
LOVE THIS POST! Thank you! Among ither items, i went to purchase the cabbage, but the link was for olive branches. Could you repost the CABBAGE one? Thanks!