We did not move into our new home until mid-Novemeber. Instead of unpacking and organizing all the Christmas decor, I started decorating for Christmas as I found decor. I have never decorated for the fall season before so I was starting completely from scratch. Of course I went to Pinterest first to find some inspiration. I have all the blue and white decor so I wanted to see how other people mix fall colors in with their chinoiserie accents.
The rugs in the dining room and foyer are colorful but mostly burgundy and navy blue so I wanted to avoid the orange and other typical “fall colors.” I found a couple of fall floral arrangements using mauve, peach, navy blue, and deep red. I skipped the peach but liked the mix of soft pale colors and deep moody blues.
I went to Hobby Lobby first. I found white pumpkins, pumpkin picks, greenery picks with tiny pinecones, eucalyptus garland, and navy blue pumpkins. Hobby Lobby’s “fall floral” was limited to typical fall colors as well as deep purples, but no blues or mauve tones.
I went to Michael’s and that is where I found “fall” floral in a variety of shades. I found shades of blue, mauve, and burgundy as well as eucalyptus stems.
Once I returned home, I spread all of the floral stems and picks on the dining room rug and happily realized that all the flowers perfectly matched the colors in the rug. The blush pinks may technically be more “springy” but they were labeled “autumn” at Michael’s so I went with it. I like the mix of blush, navy, burgundy, and dark green. I may even use some of this decor after Christmas until Spring.
I definitely stocked up on supplies. I purchased more than I thought I absolutely needed just in case and I am glad I did because I ended up using everything except one strand of garland and one stem.
I started with the floral arrangement, consulting with my mother via text and Snapchat. I then moved on to the wreath. I only needed one strand of garland and once I figured out I didn’t need any more greenery, I finished up the dining room table and entryway table.
I decided to use one of the extra strands of garland and blue stems to make a kitchen centerpiece. I used the other navy pumpkin and extra eucalyptus pick to make an arrangement for the half bath.
I was ready to change up the floral arrangement that had been on the dining room table since springtime. I am sure I will stare at everything for the next few weeks and find things to change up and move but right now I like how everything turned out. The next fall decor project will be finding a garden flag and pumpkins for the back patio.