I admit it, I am guilty of playing favorites. Seasons that is. Fall is by far my most favorite time of the year. Here in California it can still be hot in September, but I don’t let that deter my fall favoritism. I start pulling my fall decorations out to fill our home with the visual beauty of fall colors and textures as soon as September is on her way. It doesn’t take much to celebrate this glorious season in your home. Dress Your Home for Fall: 4 Ideas to Inspire You.

 

 

Dress Your Home for Fall

 

 

Add a fall colored throw to your favorite chair.

 

A favorite chair is suddenly the queen of autumn if you drape a cozy, rich colored throw over one arm.

 

This Lambswool beauty is just the thing, our Yorkshire Lavender Throw is made by the same British mill that makes woolens for Burberry and Ralph Lauren, the quality is sublime! Add a favorite book, a cup of tea, and you will enjoy all the pleasures of an autumn afternoon or evening.

 

 

 

 

In front of the large garden windows in the living room is the perfect place to have tea and read a few chapters. Or look at the birds. {Have you joined all of us who, because we were home 24/7-ish for quite a while, started really enjoying and looking for different birds in your garden and neighborhood? Who knew, bird watching, it’s suddenly a new thing!}

 

 

The Bronte Wool Throw is another of this season’s favorite. Reminiscent of the golden Yorkshire moors surrounding the Bronte sisters long ago in England, this Luxury Lambswool Heather Throw is the softest, most sumptuous blanket.

 

 

the Autumn at Home Collection

 

 

 

Use beautiful “every day” decorative accents to tell a fall story throughout your home.

 

 

Do you prefer small touches of autumn color in your home?  Here are a few ideas to try.  These create a more relaxed atmosphere than a huge over the top display but still have a big impact.

 

 

 

Dress Your Home for Fall

 

Dress Your Home for Fall

 

Dress Your Home for Fall

 

 

For this table of fall goodness, I started with an antique French Boutis Quilt,  and placed an autumn flower arrangement {See it here >} in an antique blue paint firkinCandles in old wood candlesticks, apples in the antique mustard painted caddy and the antique faience pitcher echo the colors of the French quilt.  Figs, in their gorgeous deep plums are nestled on a stack of old plates, and our favorite linen napkins complete the setting. Seasonal fruit piled high always a dds seasonal ambience, don’t you think so?

 

 

 

Set a fall table in your dining room. 

 

 

Setting your dining room table with fall accents brings the season alive instantly.  Switch out your summer plates and linens, and viola, fall is here!

 

 

Our Provence Sunflower Candles add a beautiful glow to your table.  These vintage butterscotch colored glass compotes with their matching plates are perfect for a small appetizer salad, or dessert. The antique mustard bowl holds apples.

 

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

 

 

DESIGN AN AUTUMN INSPIRED TABLE

 

 

Display Seasonal Faux Florals. 

 

This seems like a no brainer, and truly, it is. But you will be surprised how one drop dead gorgeous faux floral arrangement on your mantel or a side table will lift your whole room into autumn splendor.

 

 

We all love fresh flowers, but keeping up with large bouquets in several rooms at home is a full time job. I still use fresh flowers every week, but for some spaces here at FrenchGardenHouse I use our faux flower  bouquets.

 

 

Dress Your Home for Fall

 

 

Our Autumn Wild Rose faux flowers look so real! Inspired by the florists in Provence, these flowers bring a touch of French savoir faire to your mantel for fall.

 

 

 

Dress Your Home for Fall

 

 

The Bespoke Deluxe Dahlia Bouquet brings a touch of fall to your home if you love a bit of color! I’m completely smitten with this bouquet of rich, luscious blooms with a large deep burgundy wine Dahlias at it’s stunning center. The contrast of color and textures between the softer dark pink mums with the deep red shade of the woodland poppies is gorgeous.

 

We’ll be adding fall faux flowers to the online shop over the next few weeks, all one-of-a-kind creations designed with your home in mind!

 

 

 

 

 

I love absolutely everything about Fall! You, too?  I hope these four small ways to Dress Your Home for Fall inspire you to make some small seasonal changes at home!

 

Dress Your Home for Fall

 

Shop French Antiques

 

We are unpacking the most glorious French antiques for the online shop. See what’s new for fall!

 

WHAT KIND OF SMALL TOUCHES OF FALL ARE YOU ADDING TO YOUR HOME DECOR RIGHT NOW?

 

 

 

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