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"I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze. The sweet chill of pumpkin, and crisp sunburnt
leaves." - Ann Drake


Autumn in Texas may be short-lived, but it’s impossible to resist the cozy nostalgia of the
season. Whether you’ve been sipping apple cider since the first day of school or are just
beginning to pull out your pumpkins, decorating your home for the season is an uncomplicated
way to embrace the lovely adornments of autumn. Check out our tips for embracing the fall
season without breaking the bank below:

Bring The Outside In

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Incorporating nature into your interior style is an easy way to celebrate the season. Think beyond pumpkins and gourds - incorporate branches and dried foliage into usual decor for an autumnal aesthetic. Fill vases with dried grass plumes, twigs, or wheat for an understated look. Any surface can be upgraded with a bowl or tray of cranberries, pine cones, acorns, and chestnuts. Speaking of surfaces, accessorize your usual coffee table layout with grapevine wreaths for natural touch that’s seasonally appropriate year-round. When it comes to your entryway, accent front stairways with a cascade of pumpkins, border door frames with cornhusks, or wrap your railing with garlands of autumn leaves.

Go Back To School

Academia has long been associated with autumn. Picture golden leaves around Ivy League campuses, an apple for teacher, and the time-honored tradition adding patches to your letterman jacket. Embrace the classic side of the back-to-school season with stacks of vintage books, bowls full of apples, and cross-stitched pillows. Schoolhouse antiques - like aged paper, chalkboards, and book pages - are also a country chic way to incorporate your favorite quotes or notes for the family. Here are a few of our favorite autumnal excerpts:

"And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves..." -Virginia Woolf
"Another fall, another turned page..." -Wallace Stegner
"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go." -Unknown
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." -Albert Camus
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” - Emily Brontë
“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour." Victoria Erickson
“Autumn is the season to find contentment at home by paying attention to what we already have.” - Unknown
“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face." - John Donne
“Autumn mornings: sunshine and crisp air, birds and calmness, year's end and day's beginnings." - Terri Guillemets
“Autumn leaves are falling, filling up the streets; golden colors on the lawn, nature's trick or treat!" - Rusty Fischer
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” - F. Scott Fitzergerald

Embrace Seasonal Shades

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If you want to decorate for fall without worrying about DIY projects or perusing antique shops, think about switching up your color palette. Warm hues and earth tones compliment neutrals beautifully - lay a sage green throw over a leather sofa, switch out your linen tablecloth for burlap, or layer a tartan or buffalo plaid runner under your doormat. Galvanized metal and chunky knits can carry your interior through the winter, so you don’t have to worry about redecorating after Thanksgiving. However you choose to celebrate the season, we hope you find time to get outside and enjoy the cooler weather. Happy fall, y’all!

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