Fresh Fall Finds | Planning Ahead

Fresh Fall Finds | Planning Ahead
Tips for planning your seasonal decor
along with shopping sources
and inspiration. 

Fresh Fall Finds | Planning Ahead | Tips for planning your seasonal decor along with shopping sources and inspiration. Budget-friendly fall decor.

Front Porch Autumn 2016

Last year when I was sharing my fall and Christmas decor, I had quite a few people (OK…a lot of people) write to say they wished I had started earlier. You all were two steps ahead of me….so I made up my mind that this year I would beat you all to the punch! I hope to have all my Fall decor posted by the end of August and I already have a Fall Home Tour scheduled for mid September. That will give me plenty of time to share recipes & other goodies in October and then I’ll dive in to Christmas. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! First things first. 

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Entry Fall 2016

I have found, and I’m sure that most of you will agree, that making a plan before starting something is a good idea. That’s how I approach decorating for the seasons. Let’s get started.

Easy steps for making a seasonal decor plan:

  1. Choose an item to use as your jumping-off point. It can be a set of pillows, a throw, a seasonal wreath, a framed print, or even a flower arrangement. Use the colors in your inspiration piece for the rest of your decor.
  2. Once you have your inspiration piece, shop your house. See what you already have that can be used again…or repurposed into something completely new.
  3. Decide which spaces will be included. I always decorate my porch, entry, living room, and dining room. This decision will most likely depend on how many accessories you have. If you have just a few things, start with one or two spaces.
  4. If budget allows, add something new. It’s always nice to freshen seasonal decor each year. If your wreath is old, add a new bow. Purchase a set of new pillows or a festive throw. Since it’s fall, treat yourself to pots of mums or bouquets of sunflowers. 

Links for inspiration:

To help you visualize how to do this, here’s my Fresh Fall Finds decorating plan…links to all items are at the end of the post. 


*Some links lead to shops or websites where I am an affiliate. Click HERE for my full disclosure statement. 

Plaid throw | Tree pillow | Boxwood wreath | Gold throw | Cotton boll trees | Set of black lanterns | Pumpkin spice pillow

  • My inspiration piece is this amazing plaid throw. The colors are perfect.
  • I am also adding the tree pillow, cotton boll trees, and some new lanterns for the porch.
  • I’m reusing my boxwood wreath for the front door. Stay tuned for how I’m breathing some new life into it!
  • The gold throw and pumpkin spice pillow are still up in the air but I have a few ideas.
  • I want to use sunflowers, velvet pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, and a set of gold velvet pillows that I already have. 


  • I always start with the porch and work my way through our house. Don’t try to do everything all at once…spread it out and enjoy the process. 
  • If your budget is tight, shop sales. (That’s why it pays to plan ahead.) Craft stores like Hobby Lobby are already running sales on their new fall stock. 
  • Sometimes less is more. Don’t feel like you have to decorate every square inch of your space. This is our mantra: “Add and then edit.”


I know there is a lot of summer left to enjoy…and I’m not trying to take away from that. Planning ahead, and having a plan, makes the actual process of decorating for the seasons so much easier. I like to think about things for a while before I start making decisions and I bet some of you do too. So start thinking fresh fall finds, do a little shopping, maybe even fit in some sewing or crafting. Most of all, enjoy and have fun!

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