Like most decor-loving bloggers out there, I've hauled out my fall decorations to dress up our apartment. I thought I'd share our autumn apartment here.
This is the first year I've had our three-shelf table to decorate, and I really enjoyed having another spot to create a vignette.
Usually our travel prints hang above the table, but I removed them and tied some swallow-tail bunting in fall colors to dress up the wall. I also flipped my three-pane yellow window to the back, which is white with a bit of orange and green. I just taped some autumnal subway art on the middle pane.
these ones by Thrifty Decor Chick.
For the coffee table, I just added a tray with some clustered candles and wheat stalks, and topped off our stack of books with a pumpkin filled with fall M&Ms.
The bottom shelves of our TV stand house baskets, boxes, and cases stocked with our DVDs, so I really only decorated the top.
To the left side I added some orange and reddish ginko leaves (from Target) to a jar, then clustered that with my white lantern + fall striped candle, a faux wood frame with autumnal subway art, and a little raffia-esque pumpkin.
To the right I grouped some mini maize in a hurricane from Pier 1 and popped in a pair of brown pheasants.
I always love to decorate our entry bookshelf for each season. I decided to place most of my strictly Halloween decor here, and I'll change it up come November 1--I already bought a few miniature gourds that need a home :)
The art comes from around the blogosphere--Eat, Drink and Be Scary and Keep Calm and Scary On from Craftily Ever After, and the Chevron subway art from Eighteen25. I can't remember where I got the gray subway art from, but I'll keep searching!
On top, I placed some Halloween-y twigs from Target, a stack of spookily-titled books, a vintage cookie cutter box lid, assorted jars with spooky Martha Stewart labels, and a few other accessories I already owned. The vintage cookie cutters are from an antique market I went to a few weeks back--I'll share what else I bought in a bit!
The bottom of the shelf features more labeled bottles, a chevron print from Sprik Space, a Beware sign from Target's dollar spot, a cheese dome filled with moss and little skulls, and the bottom of my vintage cookie cutter box. You can see a few of the cutters scattered around the bookcase as well.
Over on the matching bookcase in our dining room, I added a few more labeled bottles, along with a spooky-looking pitcher from Goodwill and a Mystic Ouija-type board, another antique market pick.
This year I also decided to set my table for fall. Usually it just sits there blank, and I really like how my tablescape looks! I just pulled out my fall-hued Fiestaware, layering plates with the bowls, and popped a fall-ish decoration in each bowl. I also used my leafy napkins from the Crate & Barrel outlet.
To top it all off, I plopped down this easy centerpiece: some kraft paper layered with a vellum lace-patterned scrapbook paper (leftover from my wedding centerpieces!). On top of that I filled three mason jars with fall bits--acorns, wood coins, and mini pumpkins--with candles nestled inside. I don't light the candles due to fire concerns, but I love the look of these lanterns!
So that's it! Our fall decor. The husband and I just love this season--the colors, the food, the scent of apple cider and pumpkin--so we get big grins on our faces when we see the decorations!