8 Inspired Fall Decorating and Entertaining Ideas

It’s suddenly feeling a little fall-like here in New England. We’ve had a nice, long, hot summer, but over the past couple days, there’s been a morning chill and I’ve even spied a few red and orange leaves on the trees. Though I’ve been a New Englander for nearly a decade, I’ll admit that this time of year always reminds me that I’m still mostly Southern at heart. I soak up summer like my life depends on it and then spend much of the fall dreading the winter. Autumn for me is the precursor to many, many months of freezing my behind off while waiting for the snow to melt, and I will admit that there’s usually a fair amount of grumbling about the cold weather that’s coming.

Luckily, autumn in New England is drop dead GORGEOUS. The leaves changing, the apple picking, hay rides through orchards, pumpkin carving, hot chocolate, warm sweaters — all very good distraction for me. It keeps me cheerful in spite of the knowledge that the first snowfall is not far off.

With the cooler temperatures this week, I’m already thinking about what kind of fun fall DIY decoration projects I’ll be tackling in the near future. For anyone else who’s not quite ready for the chill in the air, here are a few pretty ideas and tasty fall treats to keep your mind off of the coming winter.

I love the neutral palette of this pretty fall mantle.

How awesome is this DIY mini pumpkin wreath?

Inexpensive frames and a few foliage gems make a great autumn wall.

Burlap, seedpods and pinecones. Hello, budget booty.

This flat apple pie looks like the perfect thing after a day spent apple picking.

Mexican Hot Chocolate makes those chilly evenings a whole lot sweeter.

Homemade marshmallows for the aforementioned hot chocolate? Sign me up.

Rounding up all of these projects and treats has eased my winter anxiety just a tad, and I’m feeling much more in the autumn spirit. I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer and I’ll bet we’ve got at least one more warm spell in store, but at least now I can look forward to a stylish and delicious DIY fall.

What’s your tried and true fall tradition that gets you in the seasonal spirit?

For more inspiration, check out these fall bloomers. Planting selections that bloom in fall is a great way to soak up a last dose of color before the winter comes.

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  1. These are the awesome DIY ideas that I can see above. I would love to try some of them to give natural look at my home.


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