Cooler weather and the changing of the season makes for the perfect time to decorate your home for Fall. We change our wardrobes for the seasons so why not change our homes?! This month the Blue-Eyed Buffalo Team has taken fall decorating and conquered it room by room. Take a tour of some our favorite fall decorating ideas!
THE FRONT PORCH by Patricia Bennet – Big Spring Store Manager / Design Team
Decorating for Fall is one of my favorite things to do. My front porch is always first on the list. Pumpkins, scarecrows and bales of hay combine to create the centerpiece for my porch design. The colors of Fall are warm and inviting. I use the basic colors of orange red, and tan. I also like to add a little bit of navy or denim for some contrast color. And if we are talking Fall, Halloween and it's jack-o-lanterns and "Trick or Treat" signs are a must for a Fall porch design. I replace the jack-o-lanterns with turkeys when November rolls around. Using a few basic colors, add in some whimsy and you too can have a Fall front porch welcome your guest and trick-a-treaters.
Happy Fall Ya'll!!
KITCHEN by Kayla Jo Nichols – Big Spring Design Team
Fall decorating can be so much fun!! One of my favorite things to do besides decorating is to bake for my family and friends. So, why not combine the two. Since I used to have a bakery I have cake stands galore and they always make a good addition to my little styling sessions. I took an old wooden cake stand and my new hammered copper tiered stand that I got from the Blue-Eyed Buffalo (purchasing new cake stands is a bad habit) and added my fall flares to them. You can add any delicious treat to your cake stands. Just make sure it’s appropriate to the season. I added tiny pumpkin pies and chocolate thumbprint cookies. If you are not much of a baker, you can purchase your treats. Next, I tried to keep my color scheme to 3-4 colors any more than that the brain sees clutter and goes into visual overload. I used browns, oranges and copper since it’s in the orange family, cream and a hint of golden yellows. Lastly, add a few pieces from nature. I used pumpkins and fall florals. They can be real or faux or you can mix them. I chose to mix them. I used glass pumpkins, dried corn, and faux pumpkins and florals. The florals will act as a filler and bring some unique textures to your centerpiece. Adding small additions in each room is a fun way to let the fall ring into your home.
If you would like to get the Hammered Copper Tiered Stand you can find it here by clicking the link below. Happy Decorating!!
LIVING ROOM by Michele Fox – Stephenville Design Team
First sign of fall and my senses are tingling. Candles are burning putting the scent of fall in the air. I’m looking around deciding on how I can rearrange my living area to accommodate outside plants before the first frost. My large tree plants soon will have twinkling lights in them. I can hear the leaves falling and am excited about getting my living area decorated for the season. Already can taste the hot chocolate as I curl up on sofa with a good book and a soft throw. My pick of throws are the Alpaca Wool by Hides and Skins. They are so soft and generous enough to even double as a blanket for a twin bed. The colors and patterns are amazing. Another favorite is the faux fur by Hi-End Accents. Throws add color and a sense of warmth to any chair or sofa in any area. Add a few throw pillows and a flower arrangement to coffee table in the fall colors and you have transformed your living space for the season. Enjoy!
KayLee Pemberton – Chief Creative Design Director / Stephenville Design Team
Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the colors, the cool weather, wearing sweaters, scarves and boots so its no wonder that I love to decorate for fall. When we decided to each take a room to share our decorating tips and styles, the bedroom was the first room I thought of and I think its probably the last room that people think about decorating for the fall season. Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. It should make you feel calm and relaxed. So, for me, I say why not decorate it with all the fall things I love – like pumpkins, fall florals and succulents!
Over the years I have learned that buying certain pieces in neutral colors allows me to mix, match and change décor with the seasons or even trends. One of those items is bedding. I like a plain solid colored spread and matching pillow shams as a base for any bedroom, then I add pillows of different sizes patterns, colors and textures along with a colored throw, blanket or bed runner and then decorative accents. A lightweight spread allows me to layer with a down comforter or fleece blanket for winter or just use as a spread for spring and summer. Versatility is the key for me in decorating any room.
My personal style is western and a little vintage. Oh, who am I kidding, I like all kinds of stuff so that’s why you will see a mixture of old, vintage, antique and re-purposed items mixed with new pieces in styles ranging from western, farm house, spanish to even industrial in my designs. For this fall I used an antique Pendleton wool blanket and matching pillow to add to the cream diamond quilt and euro shams. This particular Chief Joseph pattern uses different shades of orange, red and taupes (all the colors of fall). I layered it with leather and cowhide pillows to provide contrast and texture (by the way, you can never have too much cowhide).
The copper nightstands are the perfect base for fall florals and iron lamps. The golden color of the rawhide shades is the perfect accent against the rusty orange curtains. The orange curtains replaced white linen curtains that were previously hung for spring and summer. The heavier, darker colors give the bedroom a warm cozy feel – just like putting on a sweater or jacket, this bedroom is ready for cooler weather!
This antique metal fireplace mantel was a real find! It had been thrown in an old dump in the back of a pasture on a friend’s property. The true meaning of one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. This mantel has moved from my living room to my entry and to the bedroom on multiple occasions. Again, versatility is the key and so is using items you already have around the house. Like the wooden crates used as risers on the mantel. I have used them in the past to showcase potted plants, hold books or blankets, a place to keep dog toys corralled and even hung them on the wall for extra shelving. If a piece finds its way into my home, you can bet it will get re-purposed and used for something different on a regular basis. Use what you have first then add to it! Naturally, many of the items in my home originally came from our stores or on my adventures while buying for them. The diamond quilt bedding, the leather and cowhide pillows, the lamps, pots, vases, chair, the bed, night stands and even the mattress can all be found at the Blue-Eyed Buffalo.
Be sure to watch our Facebook pages for more fall design tips, ideas and photos. Decorating doesn’t have to be difficult, find things that make you happy and incorporate them into your seasonal decorating!
Best Wishes and Happy Fall!
The Blue-Eyed Buffalo Design Team