Hey you! It’s such a pleasure to have you here today! I’m going to be discussing little ways to take your Summer mantel and transition it to Fall! I know, Fall doesn’t officially begin until September 23rd this year, but who can wait that long to decorate?
A constant around our home is fresh flowers! It’s one of the simplest ways to add character to, otherwise, neutral decor. Grabbing a fresh bouquet from the local grocer or farmers market is a good way to start! Once you’re home, create definition in your arrangements by unwrapping the entire bouquet, starting with larger, longer blooms first. Give the arrangement a fuller feeling by cutting the stems at different lengths. I like to split my bouquets up into numerous containers (even if they’re little!). Cutting off short blooms or extra foliage, looks beautiful when placed in a small votive.
Since we’re discussing how to transition into Fall, opt for flowers or colors that represent that season. In this particular arrangement, I chose a beautiful, fresh bouquet that included yellow, maroon and orange. It was a lively mix and I incorporated some silver dollar eucalyptus for more definition.
Now comes the fun part: creating a vignette! It is a lot of fun playing with different items and making them come together to create something beautiful! I love creating little vignettes places around my house. I find myself admiring them often! For this mantel design, I simply paired books wrapped in kraft paper (which are my go-to, I love them!), vintage books, candles and a cozy blanket. All those lovely items equals total eye-candy!! Have fun playing with your design. Create prominence with items by placing a stack of books beneath it or resting against it. Step out of your comfort zone a little, and you will no doubt, create something beautiful!
This mantel, may or may not, hold me off for decorating for Fall just a bit longer 😉 I hope that you enjoyed this post and I hope you have a lovely week!
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