We're entering our first round of holidays in our new home and much of it is still very much a construction zone. I find a lot of joy and happiness in ushering in new seasons by freshening up our living spaces. Unfinished spaces or not, I went ahead and added some fall touches in our Living Room. It's always fun to change things up, but I also think it's good for your family to literally see the seasons of change. In Arizona, we don't have much of seasons... fall is especially illusive... so acknowledging the seasonal change inside our home I think is good for our mental health.
My seasonal decorating has gotten simpler and simpler over the years. I have been collecting good fall faux stems for years, every time I bring it out I arrange it a little differently and it feels fresh again. This adorable little arrangement on my coffee table is brand new though, from the Target Dollar Spot. Can you believe it? In general I do not like very manicured floral arrangements, I like them to feel gathered and a little messy.
I typically keep my pillows really neutral, I like to mix textures to keep them interesting. I think a lot of people consider the pattern and color of pillows but not the way the feel. A nubby linen with a refined velvet with a statement chunky woven pillow makes the arrangement interesting and luxe without having too much going on.
I like spaces that people can breathe in. I think it's important when you are decorating seasonally and bring out a bunch of things that aren't usually out that you take the time to edit your home decor. If you have a fully decorated space, then bring out a bunch of pumpkins, your spaces will feel cluttered undoubtedly. Thoughtfully decide what can stay and what can be tucked away for a little while so your seasonal pieces can have their moment in the spotlight and your home will still feel light and airy.
I am not usually a warm color lover but I make the exception every Fall and I always find myself loving the additional warmth it brings. Though I like a neutral house, to me I feel like you just have to do some color in the fall. My biggest tip for seasonal decorating is not to take it too seriously. Add a little of what you like and don't try too hard that it makes it hard to live in your space.