Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Guest Post: Fall Decorating Inspiration

Hey there!  I've got a special guest post for you today by the creative folks over at Arcadian Lighting.  They have offered up a fall decorating inspired post guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing. 

Welcome Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, one of the top online retailers for home light fixtures and lamps. Check out their website and cool blog for more information.

Shorter days and cooler nights herald the fall season. Mums and pumpkins are appearing at the farmers' markets. Now is the time to shift our decorating from summer to fall and the cooler months of winter.  Nature is a great inspiration for fall decorating. We've pulled together eight of our favorite fall decorating inspirations for you. Enjoy!

Bold hues of fall paired with black make for a dramatic color palette. Swapping out white accessories for black or painting a mirror frame black will drastically change the feeling of the space.

Not only can leaves inspire the colors of our fall decorating, they can become part of it in so many ways.  Framed fall leaves make colorful art for your walls or mantel.

Seasonal decorating does not need to be bold to be beautiful, as this stylish bedroom shows. Eclectic furnishings and lighting fixtures are already in place. How easy to add fall color in subtle touches—pillow shams, soft blanket and delicate branches in a stunning glass container?

Soft metallics lit by candlelight are beautiful for fall. Shimmering rose golds, mercury glass, golds, silver and bronze are all perfect for accents against the colors of all foliage.

Inexpensive decorative touches like ribbons, leaves, wreathes and candles can add a touch of fall décor to any room.  Branches from your yard and autumn squash are other inexpensive fall decorative touches.

Take inspiration from Halloween and be creative. A jar of candy corn inspires a colorful runner that transforms the dining table into a seasonal star.

Of course fall décor does not have to be all reds, oranges, plums and browns. Pale wheat, silvery gray and white colors mixed with natural fibers and textures make for a beautiful autumn palette.

This rustic dining room with contemporary orange leather chairs is the perfect space for entertaining.  Simply add a fall-inspired tablescape beneath the stunning bell jar hanging lanterns and you have an effortless change of seasons.

Content provided by Arcadian Lighting, a site that specializes in top quality lighting fixtures at extremely affordable prices.  If you like this post, be sure to stop by the Arcadian Lighting blog and say hello!


Thank you, Susi for putting together such a lovely post!  I know that I'm going to be trying out several of those ideas.  How 'bout you?


  1. Love this post. By the way, yours and TLC are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE blogs and decor. Your style ranks right up there with The Lettered Cottage! But you have a little more rustic vintage flair going on. Love you both!

    Keep the posts coming. Love everything about OVHL!

  2. Thank you! I love TLC, too, they are amazing, so I'm honored by your comment. Thank you! :)


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