We live in a historical home that was built in 1917. The house holds a lot of history, which I will get into in another blog post, but because of that historical significance I have been really unsure of painting…
As we can expect to stay in for most of the fall this year, decorating our homes can be relaxing to the mind and soothing to the eyes and fun for our children to experience too. Here are a few easy ways to celebrate the season indoors.
Your living room may already be cozy. But there’s always room for more warmth – which you will need as the temperatures drop. Throw pillows and blankets are the perfect go-tos, but don’t stop with the indoors – cozy up your porch and backyard to enjoy the refreshing autumn air. This autumn I am gravitating toward turquoise and pastel copper colors, paired with traditional autumnal orange. These colors feel fresh to me, and go really well with our home decor. Get the kids involved with changing our your cushion covers and arranging a few pumpkins around the home. This can turn into a time honored tradition that they look forward to doing every year. My girls love decorating the house with me and now that my eldest is getting older, she actually has really good decorating ideas of her own! Here are a few pictures of our home decor.
Have the kids make a pumpkin bunting with scrapbooking sheets, and hang it over your kitchen chalkboard. Write a fall saying and change it every week. Here are some sayings to get you started: Bonfire and Chill; Autumn Skies, Pumpkin Pies; and UnbeLEAFable!
A fitting tribute to the harvest season is to simply display your fruit. You will also be encouraging your kids to grab something healthy after their virtual classes!
As we all have fewer outdoor options for outdoor family fun this fall, we can stay in and still create precious moments. Here are three ideas to try:
- Dig up some of your favorite books from childhood and have your kids read them. Each of you can discuss your thoughts about the book, adding interesting questions like the alternate ending you would have written or the actors you would cast if the books were made into a movie.
- Collect the pretty fall leaves from your backyard and indulge in a family crafts session. Everyone can contribute their ideas and work jointly on each creation. Ideas include fall leaf garlands, door décor, fairy lights, welcome signs and wall art.
- Plan a backyard picnic or throw a family fall party. Throw a plaid tablecloth over the table a decorate for a fall family soiree with faux fall foliage, burlap and buffalo check. Bring out the cutting board and knife to cut fruit and cheese. Roast marshmallows on the fire pit and make s’mores. Don’t forget the caramel apples and pumpkin pie. Sip on seasonal beverages and enjoy a wonderful time together.
You can also check out how I decorated our home for fall this year in the video below.
Do you have any other ideas on how you will be celebrating the fall season with your family? Leave me a comment below!
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Until Next Time!