In this post, you will find simple solutions for fall decor in small spaces.
I love me some fall decor. The leaves, the pumpkins, the colors… I just love it all. Last year we were stuck between two places – St. Louis and Wisconsin and didn’t feel invested in either place so no fall decorating happened. But this year – I’m settled and ready to do this! Let’s add some fall decor to small spaces for a super cozy result.
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Years past I had loads of fall decor. I made burlap pumpkins. I had beautiful flower boxes to fill with flowers, pinecones, and gourds. I had oodles of dressers and shelves and even a mantel to make my happy place. But now… not so much.
The truth is it really doesn’t matter how much space you have to work with!
You can create a beautiful fall home that feels warm and cozy right where you are.
In your 1100 square foot, two-bedroom generic apartment.
Centerpieces are an easy place to start. I love to update the fabulous table in our apartment. These are empty wine and beer bottles spray painted like candy corn. I set them on a cheap plastic charger (that has such a cool rustic copper finish) and added some pinecones. Voila! This is a perfect place to add some fall decor to small spaces.
The thing about fall is that it really is all about creating an environment that makes you feel like you are sitting by the campfire, snacking on a s’more, snuggled up with your fave. That means a bit of autumn color. A few natural bits and baubles. And, of course, fall flowers.
The simplest thing to do is just add some fall picks and stems to the arrangements you already have on hand. Don’t be afraid to buy the big bunch of flowers and cut them apart. You can spread the love out between several arrangements if you like. But, don’t forget to pull the spring flowers out first!
At the Funny Little House, I put pumpkins and flowers EVERYWHERE! Cornucopias of apples, gourds and pinecones on every surface. But somehow in the apartment that seemed like a bit much. In a smaller space, less is more.
Obviously, you will have less surface area to work with, so it may feel like you want to fill it up with felt leaves and dried pears, but I beg you not to. One of my very favorite bloggers – The Nester – has a motto of Cozy Minimalism. “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.”
Duh. Just a little bit of fall here and there really works to cozy up the mood.
I did pull a couple of scarecrows out of storage this fall. Who doesn’t love a well-placed tchotchke? (by the way, tchotchke is defined by Webster as a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; a trinket.) There is absolutely nothing useful about this scarecrow, but having him there on the shelf makes me so happy. That is so important. Actually, it’s the most important thing about fall decor – especially fall decor in small spaces.
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Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget your front door. Even if you don’t have super awesome flowerboxes to fill with fall goodies, everyone has a front door. This year I went to a special wreath making class at The Greenery right here in Huntsville. And this was the result.
I know, it’s pretty simple, but that is exactly what I enjoy about it. I just fell in love with the beautiful green and brown bow and then the artichokes! Ohhh. So pretty! And the best part about it is that it makes me happy every time I come home.
Not feeling creative but still want to create the look? Here are a few fall pretties to get you started.
Give it a go. You can add fall decor to small spaces!
I cannot wait to see what you come up with. 🙂 Just email me some pics of your favorite vignette, floral arrangement, pumpkin, whatever you got. Let the sharing begin!