~Fall is upon us – a season ushered in with brisk mornings, early evenings, and so many things to celebrate. As we prepare to revel in apple picking, pumpkin patches, scarves, sweaters, scents of cinnamon, football, and falling leaves in refulgent hues, let’s take a moment to adorn our houses accordingly.

While holiday décor has increasingly inched its way over the top in recent years, homeowners can still add a bit of seasonal festiveness sans all the Halloween hubbub.

Year-round wreaths can be a bit of overkill, but there’s no reason not to warm up the winter holidays with a tasteful wreath of leaves, sunflowers or other deep orange, yellow and red flowers. An assortment of pumpkins is also an easy way to celebrate the season. Display a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, along with a few accent squashes. Step it up by assembling them in a red wagon or overflowing from a cornucopia basket.

For the indoors, swap out bright colored pillows with those of warmer shades and earth tones. Drape a cozy throw over the back of a chair to add uncluttered layering to your living room.

Create centerpieces and interesting elements throughout the house with an arrangement of (mixed color) apples and pears or mini pumpkins. Pile them abundantly in a wooden bowl or stock a hurricane candleholder or vase.