KISS Fall Decorating – Rustic Farmhouse Fall Shelves And Centerpiece
My farmhouse style shelves are decorated with KISS meaning keep it simple sweetie!
Okay, my friends – this decorating for fall (or any season or holiday) stuff can get way out of hand if we let it! I mean, we all have more than enough demands on our time – right? So, pardon my grammar, but ain’t nobody got time to get stressed out about decorating! That’s why I’ve subscribed to the KISS method of fall decorating! Know what K-I-S-S stands for? Keep It Simple Sweetie.
Let me explain a little of what I’m talking about. Take a look at the two photos below. The photo on the left is of my breakfast area shelves decorated for late summer (click HERE to see that post if you missed it). The photo on the right is of the same rustic farmhouse shelves decorated for fall.
When I decorated these open shelves for late summer, I intentionally created a “background” that would allow me to just switch a few decor items up for fall. Why reinvent the design wheel if you don’t have to?
Pumpkins replaced the green apples that were previously in the wooden dough bowl under Mr. Herbert……
……and down below, yellow candles replaced the apples on the candlesticks and pumpkins were added under the small lamp with a very small green wreath on it.
I scattered a few fabric pumpkins around and added woodsy acorns to the wooden bowl……
……but, everything else on the farmhouse style shelves stayed the same. Super easy!
Same thing with the centerpiece on the table. The photo on the left is the late summer look (see how I created this in 5 minutes HERE) and the photo on the right is the centerpiece tweaked for fall.
I simply added feathers to the vase of eucalyptus and wheat stalks, removed a couple of plates, added a soft golden pumpkin and moved the wooden bowls to a different spot.
The small wooden bowls were moved to the other side of the centerpiece.
I didn’t even rearrange the wooden beads! I don’t know if this whole thing even took me two minutes total.
My point in all of this is to encourage you to think ahead when you’re decorating a space – any space. This principle can apply to one small spot, a whole room or your whole house. Try to create a “base” of decor items that can remain in place no matter what you change for a season. If you’ll think it through and do this one thing, it will make your decorating life so much less stressful – pinky promise! KISS!
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Thanks for the great fall tips!
The perfect way to decorate – so sensible and pretty.
So pretty and what an easy way to change it up seasonall. Sharing on my FB page this morning 🙂
I like the idea of K-I-S-S decorating for fall. I’m trying to decorate for fall, but I’m struggling on how to put thing together in my coastal home. I’m loving a softer side of fall with a color palette of blue, gray, greens, weathered wood and metallics , to achieve a soothing look. I’m going to try your method of thinking ahead and creating a base for a serene environment. Thanks for this post today! xo! 🙂
I love how simple yet so pretty!
I love the curtains! Can you tell me where you got them or where I can find some similar? It’s all beautiful!
Hi Jamese. The curtains came from Target, but I believe this specific pattern has been closed out. 🙁 These are from Target too and have a very similar pattern, but they have a grommet top instead of a rod pocket: http://www.target.com/p/valetta-cotton-medallion-printed-curtain-panel/-/A-50734998. I don’t know what length you’re looking for, but these only come up to 84″ long. If these won’t work for you, you might try doing a Google search for “medallion drapery panels”.
am living in the Uk and fast becoming addicted to Worthing Court and Summerhill Farmhouse….such lovely ideas…..fall decorating hasnt yet come to the UK yet….but I am starting it myself…starting with my welcome “fall” wreath made out of twigs, burlap, foliage from hedgerows and wooden hearts saying WELCOME.
I am starting to adopt the KISS principle . It seem so easy to gather stuff and now I feel I need to declutter when I change seasons with my decor. I love your open shelves and want to incorporate some in my kitchen renovation . Your post is very helpful.
O yes…I’m for KISS any season of the year!
I adore your pig–truly one of a kind. Why the name Mr. Herbert? Your style is so sensible. You are one classy lady!
Oh, I don’t really know why I’m named him that, Bev. Maybe it’s because it just sounds like a piggy name to me! 😀
Love the simplicity in this hectic world – creativity with time savings are key to me!
Love the idea of adding feathers to your centerpiece to make it fall! Thanks for all your simple and creative ideas.
KISS is the answer!
I like this idea. Just enough to give you the feel of the season without the 20 storage boxes. Lovely.
I am all for simplicity. Love fall decor that extends into Thanksgiving, not a fan of Halloween decor. I find myself too only changing out a few key pieces in our rooms. I love my dough bowls for this reason!!
Love the idea of using “KISS”! I tend to use too many items when setting up displays and I will now heed that new rule! I especially love the addition of feathers to the pitcher….need to check out some stores to find some.
thanks for all your great ideas!
Such a simple, practical, wonderful idea. You definitely capture the look of the season, but dont have to lug tubs of decor back and forth! Love it!
I totally agree with the less is more seasonal decorating. I too like the quiet whispers of the seasons changing rather than the cheerleader rah rah rah. It just gets too cluttery for me. I different front door decoration, a few pumpkins spilling down the stairs, a couple of mums in the window boxes. Same sort of thing inside. A few min pumpkins, some feathers and acorns, dried yarrow. That’s enough for me.
I love Fall and your ideas are just perfect.
I like the way you think! Simple but cute!