Creating a cozy home for my husband and three girls is my passion. As a stay-at-home mom on a budget styling our home to tell the story of us has taken some creativity and a lot of DIY’S. You know what though?... That ended up being the greatest blessing, because as my husband and I figured out how to craft items for our home, the idea of Ruffled Nest was planted! Our hobby turned into a full time gig and boy do I feel blessed beyond words. Here I will share recipes, decorating ideas, DIY’S, and updates for our shop. Thanks for stopping by!
When it comes to fall decor there are so many ways to cozy up your home. The beauty outdoors from the changing colors of the season is great inspiration for colors & elements you can bring inside. I chat about how to add cozy touches to your home with throw pillows, blankets & more here. For now, let’s focus on bringing in natural elements like pumpkins and greenery to take that coziness up a notch.
Of course the main natural element of the season in my opinion is pumpkins. With so many sizes and colors it’s easy to incorporate them into your decor. Even if you’re not a big fan of seasonal decor you can implement touches just by adding a couple of simple pumpkins to a shelf or table. There is a plethora of faux pumpkin options out there…fabric, wood, ceramic, foam, etcetera. They all make my heart go pitter-patter. Today though, I want to focus on the real deal grown on a vine cuties that I just can’t get enough of.
Just like us, pumpkins come in every shape, size and color you could dream of. The natural beauty of each ones imperfect perfection has me swooning every year around this time. When I enter the local grocery store, farm store or Lord help me, the pumpkin patch, it’s full on blackout mode. I can’t resist bringing ALL of those cuties home and finding a spot to let them shine.
I tend to use a lot of neutral colors in my home decor, so I am mostly drawn to the white, pale blue and peach colored pumpkins. If you prefer a bit more traditional fall color go for yellow, orange or striped pumpkins. In the tablescape I created a couple years ago I mixed neutrals with the more traditional colors.
In both floral arrangements and vignettes I like to mix real with faux to create interest and give a more realistic look. In many of my floral arrangements I use faux florals and real greenery to add more natural movement to the look. I do the same with my pumpkins. In areas where I use multiple pumpkins I mix real with faux because it adds more texture and realness.
There you have it!! I hope this inspired you to think of real pumpkins as more than just outdoor decor. Bringing them inside to decorate with truly adds such beauty and texture to any space inside or out.
Happy Fall, friend!!
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