Prepping for Fall
September is here and that means it’s time to pull out the stored away Fall decorations. YAY! We at Persnickety Interiors love Fall. We can’t wait for bonfires, apple picking, and all the pumpkin spice lattes your heart can handle. We know how special this time of year is for so many. It moves us from one season to the next and it brings about so much opportunity for time with family and friends. We thought it fitting to compile some fun ideas on ways to prep for Fall. We know that your Pinterest is slap full of ideas on how to decorate your porch, your yard, your living room & especially your kitchen. Here are easy steps to make your decorating more peaceful and help keep you on track.
Door & Patio Decor
If you browse Pinterest for even a moment you will see that there are so many options on how to make your entryway more appealing. You can go more minimalistic or you can do it up big. It’s always safe to start with the most obvious Fall choice: pumpkins. They are a must have for some people. Some other options are hay bales, vintage apple crates, dried corn & even dried wheat bundles. You can even get some cute signage to pull the whole bit together. If you like the more minimalistic look then we recommend something cute and simple like pumpkins and a door wreath or hanger of your choice. If you want to go big, then just buy everything in the Hobby Lobby aisle. We know you want to.
Obviously you need little pumpkins everywhere, right? But Seriously, most stores are ramping up on those tiny pumpkins and they are whispering your name. Go now before they start screaming! This is the perfect time to experiment with a Fall table setting. Your mantle may be looking bare and that is another great place to really spice it up. Little bits here and there in the kitchen can also help such as seasonal salt and pepper shakers, hand towels, little pumpkins, and even a cute ‘Thankful’ sign to sit by your coffee pot. There are so many options and you can do it all at a reasonable price. If you want to decorate every room in the house, add some Fall flare to your bathrooms. Don’t forget about all the warm fall scents in wax melts and candles. We want everyone to know that at your house, Fall started on September 1st.
Mailbox & Yard
There are so many options when working Fall into your yard. We love mums. Find some trendy flower pots that really scream “Fall” and get some mums in your yard. There are a variety of flowers for the fall to add joy and color as the leaves begin to change. Please, don’t forget the pumpkins! You can also use burlap and some plastic floral pieces to make a mailbox dressing that screams, “Happy Fall Ya’ll!”.
There are so many fun ideas and you have plenty of time to start prepping. We hope that you enjoyed your Summer and we look forward to celebrating all of the fun and fantastic adventures that Fall brings us each year. Oh! Don’t forget the lanterns. Those are versatile pieces for every single season!
How To: Decorate a Dorm
It’s back to school time and that means summertime is over for all of our college students. Nothing brings about more peace than a well decorated and organized dorm room. We know the importance of an aesthetic that you love. Creating the perfect space can help keep you stay focused, positive and ready to knock this semester out of the park. Whether you are shopping for your dorm alone or with your family, these tips will help keep you on track so that you get the the most accomplished for the money you spend.
The most important thing for every college student is rest. What better way to create a space where that is possible? Comfortable and stylish bedding. It doesn’t matter if you are a minimalist, boho chic, punk, or your own particular vibe. Find what speaks to you and go with that. If you like pillows, we recommend adding throw pillows of different shapes, sizes, patterns, or textures. Throw blankets also add a lot of character.
Lights & Decor
One of the most popular trends for all styles are lights. Whether they are LED or twinkle lights. If you are a fan of these, find your favorites and enjoy the added style with minimal effort. Next we need to work on decorating to match your vibe. One place you can start is with some wall art or even some prints that you can frame. Maybe even a tapestry. We also recommend incorporating some cute, small shelving and mirrors. You can also find ways to showcase pictures of family and friends. Try to find ways to incorporate greenery if that’s your style too. You can grab a real or fake succulent or even hang faux ivy.
Having a space that is neat and you enjoy being a part of will make all of those days and nights spent studying a lot more peaceful. Make a list of the things you know you will want or need in your desk/work space in order to accomplish your goals. Only you know what works best for you.
Organizers & Shelving
You will definitely need ways to utilize the small spaces. The world of organization reaches way outside of plastic sterilite. We aren’t opposed to that, but if you want a more stylish approach in addition to the plastic sterilite, then we recommend cube organizers and finding baskets that really fit your personality. You can also find some super adorable shelving to utilize all of the wall space.
Lamps, Closet Organization & More
There will be a lot of random bits and pieces that you will think of along the way but we do recommend finding a desk lamp and even organizers to help maximize your closet space.
Before you head to the store make sure you have a list to help guide you so that you don’t get overwhelmed or go over on budget. As you walk down the aisles, make the choices that feel best for your aesthetic and bring you excitement for the semester to come. Good Luck from Persnickity!