This whole decorate for every holiday scheme is suspect but I’m here for it. I like having an excuse to change things up around our tiny house. The goal is to keep it fresh without breaking the bank. Since last year was our first in #thismontyhouse, we bought a good bit of decor. Going forward, we will add a few new things each year to spice it up.
My theme for fall was white and black buffalo plaid, metallic colors and pumpkins. My mom always hated dark colors so I was never a huge fan of autumnal color palettes. Go figure. That mind control is serious. Seriously, I love copper though. That has enough orange undertones for me.
I had a few paper and plastic pumpkins from Hobby Lobby in my stash. We found a few glass pumpkins with metal candle holders inserts to add to the faux fireplace display. A few sparkly ornaments added visual interest. I found buffalo plaid place mats for about $2.50 a piece.
I leave clear Christmas lights in the faux fireplace to cut down on the number of candles that I need to brighten up the space. Pottery Barn has a great line of inexpensive votive holders that work well in different groupings. We used a giant mirror that hung in the previous owner’s wall for the back of the fireplace to give the illusion of depth and double the shine.
Using copper as the primary accent meant I had many items to choose from since that is the main color in the kitchen. I love Chip and Joanna. We even went on the obligatory pilgrimage to Waco. My design aesthetic is more Property Brothers though. Burlap has a place but I need color and a dash of glitz.
Check out the results below!
As you can see, I tried a variety of different looks for the centerpiece. I ultimately opted for the copper wire candle holder from At Home (I removed the fake candle in the middle) and put a polka dotted votive holder from Hobby Lobby in the middle. A little water and tea light later, we were in business.
How are you decorating for fall? As soon as it gets cooler, I’ll decorate the courtyard!