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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

18 Ways To Decorate For FALL "WITHOUT ORANGE!"


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Every year when Fall comes around I find it hard to get motivated to change out my Summer décor to Fall décor. 

I love Fall weather, crisp air, beautiful colors in nature, but inside my home I have a hard time accepting Fall.

Fall decorating can be hard for a Springtime gal like myself. Especially when I don’t decorate with the typical Autumnal colors,( NO orange in my life!)

To help me get motivated I had to write down the elements, and colors that I DO enjoy.

I thought about what represents Fall to me and made a list.

Wooden bowls
antique bread bowls as decor.

Wooden turned candlesticks
Chunky wood candlesticks

Wooden cutting boards
17th century French stone counters


Pomegranate de-seeded in under 5 minutes. Slice half lengthwise, make several 20-degree slits around the cut-side. Place the pomegranate half, seed side-down, in your palm, over a bowl. Using a large spoon, whack the fruit. The seeds will tumble out!
Such a beautiful pinky/red color.

Soft Green Eucalyptus Leaves

Eucalyptus wreath

Cream or basil colored candles

Green candles

Crisp red and green apples

.Fall colors I can live with

Brass candlesticks that glow

Brass candlesticks barley twist brass candle by cristinasroom, on etsy.

Pale Green/Gray Pumpkins

Beautiful pumpkin

Golden Pears
.beautiful color and texture

Fall Plantings from Halfmoon Bay  http://goodlifeofdesign.blogspot.com/2012/10/i-am-going-to-be-busy-girl_1.html
 I love to use purples, white, and yellows for Fall.

Ornamental Kale
Tone on Tone  ornamental Kale and white pumpkins♥♥♥
Loi from Tone on Tone’s Fall Kitchen

one of my all time favorite looks with two of my favorite elements, baskets and cutting boards= Perfection
Adding texture with baskets adds warmth to any space.

Bakelite or Horn handled silverware

vintage bakelite silverware set
Bring in the warmth of Bakelite silverware. 

Bakelite knives 002 (800x600)
I placed mine in a vintage spooner.

adore this idea of all the "lantern" candles together and all lit at once. so pretty.

Nuts and acorns
follow nature's cue and use natural decor in the home to accent each season.

Fall Branches in a vase
FALL*SPIRATION - White Mini Pumpkins in Bowl and on Table,  Dried Leaf Branches in Clear Vase.
By having this list on hand it makes it easier for me to change my décor to a more Fall-like look.

You will notice that in my list there are no russets, or oranges! 

So you see it is possible to decorate for Fall without using any of the colors in the orange family!! 

Do you like to use traditional autumnal colors, or are you like me?

For more ideas that I like for Fall go to my Pinterest board.......
(just click on the word Fallish!)



Anonymous said...

I remember those brass candlesticks from thirty years ago when I worked for a May Company store in StL. I worked China Crystal and Gifts. We had candlesticks like those in the gift department! Just had a flash back, Kathysue!

I love the inspiration photos and I actually have some of those items.:-)
Don't have the candlesticks though.:-(

Brass is making a comeback. It was a big temptation to bring home a beautiful brass swing arm RL lamp from HomeGoods yesterday, but I resisted. Who knows, I may have to go back to the store.

Holly C said...

I really don't care for orange myself but I do boycott it. My husband loves orange so it would be impossible to avoid anyway. I really do like some of your ideas to make a fall look without it though.

Woodside Park said...

Hi, Kathysue-
Love all your ideas!! Even though I'm sad summer is ending, I'm looking forward to decorating the house and shop for fall. The warmth of vintage baskets, wooden bowls, and illuminated lanterns - all fabulous! And thank you for including me here :)

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I lit my lantern yesterday. I am going to pick up a few more. I love the dough bowls, and the bread looks wonderful!
Happy Tuesday.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Love Fall..it's my favorite season...But I, as you, don't like the typical colors. I remember Loi's beautiful white toned pumpkins! They were gorgeous! So there is plenty out there without the orange "crayon"!


Beautiful Fall decorations without orange, although I love orange, lol..Autumn is my favorite time of year, as I am a Newyorker and because I am a Fall girl as my birthday is in Oct. Thanks for sharing.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

I'm actually warming up to orange, but I do love your ideas nevertheless. I especially love candles and lanterns to warm up a room.

debra @ 5th and state said...

brillant and anxious for cooler temps

i particularly like the cluster of lanterns and loi's stunning kitchen

hugs to you kathysue!

Ivy Lane said...

I like a pop of orange in my fall decor....

The enchanted home said...

What a gorgeous post!!! Love it....all the subtle and elegant ways to dress up for fall. I love the idea of incorporating leaves of different colors and the fruit...easy and beautiful!

Leslie said...

Beautiful fall ideas! I love the collection of french cutting boards and dough bowls. The color of a bosc pear, and eucalyptus is perfect for fall and winter.

Melinda said...

Isn't it funny, you're all gearing up for fall and I can't wait to start preparing for summer! Beautiful images of fall and thanks for including mine first up! I do love that shot taken at my parents' farm.

Anonymous said...

WOW, I love this post! I too skip orange for my fall color choice and everything you pictured is fabulous. Especially those pale grey green pumpkins!

https://e-i-n-f-a-l-l-s-r-e-i-c-h.blogspot.com/ said...

wow, sooooooo inspiring!!!
all the best

Marty Walden said...

I'm featuring you on my fb page tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I love all these ideas. I have been doing "a softer shade of fall" this year for exactly the reasons you mentioned...I don't mind using the typical fall colors outdoors, but I go for a softer look indoors. Love this post!