My ultimate goal for our home is to make it truly classic. No trends or latest design obsessions. Just good, timeless design that I’m not going to hate in a couple of years. Not only does this give me all the cozy feelings, but it also is a great way to be financially responsible. By having a classic home, you won’t want to go out and buy new things each and every season. Instead, you will just want to use what you have.
I recently got the idea to start a new series on the blog that is dedicated all towards having a classic home. In this series, I will share my essentials for making your own home classic as well. These can be anything from seasonal to what to stock your bathroom with. It will be fun!
To start, today I am sharing my fall essentials. These are things that I know I will continuously want to use each year, my own tried and true. My hopes with this series is that you will start to identify your own essentials too!
Classic Fall Essentials
1. Real Pumpkins
Starting with the most obvious here. 😉 There’s nothing better than a real, perfectly imperfect pumpkin in my opinion. Since I don’t use that many, it’s not too expensive to buy real each year. It’s just as classic as fall gets, and if you keep them inside then they will last until Thanksgiving!
Pewter is one of my most favorite metals to use in our home. There is something that is just so classic and timeless about it. Maybe it is it’s simplicity? Or the fact that it goes with everything? Either way, it is always going to be on my essentials list. I love it year round, but especially so for the fall.
Get some nice pewter candlesticks (I found these vintage ones on Etsy for $50), some colored candles in different shades, and you will want to use them constantly. I also love using pewter tankards in the fall for pretty fall flowers.
3. Patterned Napkins in Fall Tones
Using napkins with patterns in fall tones, such as brown and gray, will instantly make your table seasonal appropriate. You can also use them year-round as well, so win-win!
I first saw bittersweet in an old edition of Martha Stewart back from the 90s, I think? I love it just as much now as I did then, so it is one of my tried and true for fall. You can generally find it at local nurseries for relatively low prices, but some shops on etsy do ship real bittersweet as well.
The softer and thicker, the better! I find that when I just add some simple blankets in fall shades to a room, it automatically feels like fall. My favorite shades to use are brown, mustard yellow, and burnt orange.
6. Brown and White Transferware
This has slowly become a staple for me in my decorating for fall. It comes in so many different things, such as candlesticks, planters, plates, and pitchers. All things that you can have in your home for the season that you will actually use!
What are your fall essentials?