Keep Your Home Decor Aesthetic While Still Incorporating Those Seasonal Feels!

It’s that time of year where everyone is decorating for fall, and soon enough, winter and Christmas too! It can be such a heavy lift to completely swap out all your decor for each seasonal change. Not to mention, the feel of your house totally changes too! That’s why we’re huge fans of incorporating seasonal decor that already matches your home aesthetic and design. What’s that entail? Glad you asked! Today we’re going to look at a few different factors: color palette, accessories, and scent.

Color Palette

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to completely change your color palette for the season! Not everyone wants bright reds, oranges, and yellows in their home for the fall season. We can totally relate. That’s why we’re all about finding pieces and subtle changes that bring the spirit of the season into the space without compromising your personal style.

Accessories

Accessories are the best way to accomplish your subtle changes for the season. Try swapping out your usual throw pillows for something more seasonal. This doesn’t have to be something big and bold like a throw pillow with a huge pumpkin on it. We love plaid and cable knit pillows for someone looking for a cozy fall feel. Cable knit pillows are especially great as they can easily transition into winter too! Adding a couple of extra beautiful throw blankets is also a great option to cozy up your home for the cooler seasons. They add texture, color, and snuggly warm when needed. Dried hydrangeas and white pumpkins are some of our other favorite accessories to add a nice subtle pop of fall. They can go with almost any decor color palette and are quick and easy changes to make!

Scent

Scent is one of the easiest ways to change the feel of a room without even changing anything! Fall scented candles and wax melts instantly give you that warm, cozy fall feeling without even lifting a finger on your decor. Same with balsam and the like for the winter season. If you do choose to change up your decor, changing up your scent really adds that extra touch to finish off your seasonal wonderland!



How-To: Friendsgiving

Image Source: House of Jade

Image Source: House of Jade

Thanksgiving is one of the best holidays of the year; you can eat as much food as you want, drink yummy cocktails, and lounge around all day watching (or pretending to watch) sports and chatting with your family. However, not everyone can celebrate with family and that is OK! In lieu of Thanksgiving, have yourself a Friendsgiving with all your closest friends! Friendsgiving is the perfect way to show your friends how much you appreciate them and a lot less stressful than hosting for your family (no more unwelcomed questions about your love life from Aunt Martha). Never hosted a Friendsgiving before? Well, we’ve come up with a how-to Friendsgiving hosting guide to help you in your quest for throwing the perfect holiday celebration!


INVITES

Take the time to send your guests invites to your Friendsgiving gathering. This little extra action shows your friends you really want them to attend, and it’s a refreshing reminder that paper invites are much more elegant than e-vites (plus who doesn’t love getting mail?!). Make sure your invites include your address, RSVP-by date, and any instructions about bringing a dish or dessert to lessen your cooking load!


FOOD

Let’s be real, food is the most important part of this holiday, so make your spread the star of the night.

Appetizers: Appetizers should be light finger foods that won’t fill up your guests before dinner. Charcuterie boards are the perfect appetizer option; you can customize it however you’d like and it offers a great number of options for your guests.

Dinner: The sit down dinner is the highlight of the party. Serve food family style (in your most stylish serving dishes) and enjoy the quality time you have with your friends. Go around the table and give thanks for all things you appreciate in your life.

Dessert: Dessert should be placed on its own table before dinner. This will alleviate the task of setting up the dessert table after you’re stuffed with turkey and potatoes. Offer coffee and tea so your guests can wind down and digest with a warm drink.


DRINKS

Prepare a signature drink, such as a sangria or cranberry cocktail, for everyone to enjoy. Have a selection of wine, beer, and non alcoholic beverages to cover everyone’s preferences. Now is a great opportunity to utilize that dusty bar cart in the corner of your living room!


DECOR

Your decor should be festive and sophisticated. Gravitate towards fall decor (leaves, gourds, pumpkins) and Thanksgiving staples (turkeys and cornucopias). Put up wall art, decorate the mantle, and add floral arrangements to each room. Place a festive wreath on your front door for a notable first impression of your decorative skills.


TABLESCAPE

The dining table must be inviting, comfortable, and beautiful. Let your table settings be neutral and add color with a table runner or centerpiece. Decorate the table with festive items such as pumpkins and corn, and incorporate candles to elevate your tablescape. Make sure there is enough room for your serving dishes!


FALL INSPIRATION BOARD

With fall in full swing, we can’t help but swoon over these rich color palettes and festive décor! Planning a fall wedding or event? Here’s some of our favorite fall inspiration.