Today I’m sharing my simplistic early fall entryway with you all and let me just say, it’s very minimal. I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or if it’s because I don’t like dusting (hehe), but every year it seems I pull out less holiday decor than I did the year before.
Simplistic Early Fall Entryway Decor
I didn’t use a lot of traditional fall colors in my entry quite yet, simply because that’s not what I see when I look outside. Here in Michigan we have very long, cold winters so I like to use pops of green in my home for as long as possible! Once the trees outside my home begin to turn, I’ll (maybe) consider yellow and brown tones…ha!
I decided to put away anything that felt too summery and instead used soft and muted greens. Some faux queen annes lace with dark green eucalyptus was so perfect in my entryway basket, I love how simple it is yet it makes such a statement.
A simple plaid scarf to me just says fall. I love how this one looks hanging on the fun number hooks beneath the window.
I tucked some faux pumpkins in our diy built-ins near the entry, and I love how their neutral tones tie into the other greens that I used.
A simple magnolia wreath on our front closet door brought the perfect fall warmth that this space needed.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already been introduced to my new friend above the door, isn’t he cute?!
I scored the little boy blue at an antique shop while on vacation for twelve bucks. The dealer said he was inspired by an old weathervane! He’s made from reclaimed wood and I love how gray and chippy he is. I think he brings some much needed character to our entry!
Simplistic Early Fall Entryway Tips
If you are looking to add some simple fall touches to your entry, here a few tips.
1. Less is more
Sometimes it’s tempting to feel like every surface needs a pumpkin, but I have found that there is so much beauty in the simple things. When there is so much clutter, it can feel confusing and your eye won’t know where to look. One or two beautiful focal points is really all you need!
2. Don’t rush the process
Sometimes it takes a few days for me to get a space just right. I have to live with it and let it resonate, maybe leave the house for a few hours and then come back for a fresh perspective.
If you are trying to simplify and the house feels too empty at first, just give yourself some time. I always feel the same way when I scale back! But then, slowly, I begin to appreciate the simple, less cluttered surfaces and I start to see the beauty in things that I never noticed before.
3. Use what you LOVE
If you love using red and yellow leaves in your fall decor, by all means – use them! For a long time I used to decorate with things that I had in my “fall bin” just because I had them. I’m still learning and believe me I’ve not mastered this yet – but I’m trying now more than ever to be intentional with decor choices. “Do I really love this?” Is a question I ask my self when I decorate. Don’t do something because everyone else is doing it. Don’t use something because that’s what you’ve always done. Play around a bit and decide to only use items that bring you joy.
I hope you enjoyed our simplistic early fall entryway, friends! Did you catch last week’s post? I shared a neutral fall table that was so easy and affordable!
I hope to have more fall decor coming your way soon…trying to follow my own tips over here and approach each space with purpose and intention!! 😉
Have a wonderful weekend friends! 🙂