I know it’s still August, but I have autumn on my mind…
…especially as I just finished taping off all the balusters on my foyer staircase to prep them for paint.
As I was sitting alone in the comfort of the AC masking off the staircase around each baluster with nothing else but my thoughts to keep me amused, I started to think about fall and all that is ahead. If you don’t know this from reading my blog…. I LOVE Fall. It is my favorite season.
Pretty soon the AC will be off and you will find me enjoying a crisp fall breeze blowing into the house.
When we first looked at our house last fall with the real estate agent, it was such a day. The breeze was gently blowing through the house, the leaves were vibrant all around the lake. I knew I found home.
Since I sort of missed enjoying fall last year with all that we had to do to move to SC, I am planning to make the most of it this year. Sitting out on the deck, gazing at the lake in one of my rockers with a hoodie and throw blanket… and of course a cup of hot tea.
I am also thinking ahead to what I plan to post come fall.
I used to enjoy decorating and posting about my dining room, but since I don’t have one anymore, my autumn decorating focus will be in the living room and on the deck outside.
When we first moved into the house, our main project was to open the space between the kitchen and living room by removing a wall. With that complete, along with the fireplace wall, my efforts can now go to the decor for the living room. I did get two new chairs… which were a great find and everyone who sits in them comments how comfy they are. They are indoor/outdoor rockers and I do just that with them…move them in and out where ever they are needed.
Now that fall will be here in exactly one month from today… on Sept 22nd, I want to begin to warm the room up. I have drapes to still finish making and hang, as well as adding some cozy texture to the room. I also will be adding a pop of orange in the way of an orange pumpkin or two… or three. I know the white ones are hip and trendy, but I prefer the classic orange kind.
One of the ways I like to warm up a room is by placing a throw blanket across the back or arm of a chair or sofa. I love how they warm up a space while pulling a color scheme together. I have many. There will never be a shortage of throw blankets at the Henkler Hacienda. :-) I like to mix and match them. I like using them better than throw pillows since they don’t get in the way as much as pillows do.
I buy most of them at places like HomeGoods and Walmart.
I have even made a few and posted about them. One I made was a summer weight throw that I made with a remnant of fabric. Summer throws are needed when the AC starts to feel too chilly especially when you are relaxing reading or watching a movie on TV. Kitty cats love to curl up on them no matter what season they are for.
The other was a store bought fuchsia fur throw that I added my own style to. I called it my Mondo Pom Pom Throw.
It is heavier, perfect for snuggling under on a crisp fall day as well as in the winter to cozy up with by the fire.
I still have both of these throws and a few others that I use all around the house.
I like to place one in each bedroom. This was the guest room in my previous house….
… I recreated it in the lake house…complete with a throw over the footboard of the bed. They come in handy when you or a guest wants to get comfy and take a nap, but not have to pull down the bedding.
Another thing that has me thinking fall in August is that I am taking part in a fall home tour soon and started looking for a new throw to warm up my living room. I found quite a few.
Here are the ones I considered:
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- Woven Cotton Throw | 2. Pom Pom Faux Throw | 3. Luxe Pom Pom Faux Throw | 4. Houndstooth Throw | 5. Throw with Colorful Fringe | 6. Crocheted Throw | 7. Woven Stripe Throw | 8. Somerset Home Throw Blanket, Fleece/Sherpa – Walmart.com | 9. Woven Oversized Throw | 10. Shag Fur Throw
Which one do you think I bought? :-)
You will find out when I share my fall decor in the Eclectically Vintage Fall Home Tour that is coming up the week of September 12th – 16th.
Do you neatly fold your throw blankets over the back of a chair or its arm or do you casually throw it over so it drapes in soft folds?
Now it’s back to the staircase balusters. I hope to have the job done by the end of the week.