One of my favorite things about fall is decorating. It’s the time of year when I strive to make our home feel cozy and warm. I don’t really decorate much for the spring and summer, but when fall rolls around I pull out my totes of decorations and go to town.
I love the textures of fall. And the smells. Things in fall aren’t smooth. They’re bumpy. And rough. The colors aren’t perfected. They’re mottled and dappled. Smells compete with each other. They’re sharp and sweet and damp and dry.
Some of our decorations have been with us since we bought our first house in 2001. Some are brand new, purchased from our new space. Some are living and will only stay this season.
Some are even more temporary than they would appear
When fall and winter are over I take everything down and the house feels so stark and bare (and clean, which is usually welcomed after the over the top, stuff in every nook and cranny decoration we seem to do at Christmas time). I actually look forward to the kids starting school so I can decorate for fall again.