Fall Flower Colors Make a Great Decorating Palette

Now that summer has officially ended and fall is here, it’s time to change up your décor a bit.  The fun fall colors and flowers can make quite an impression.  Fall colors are pretty easy to guess: red, yellow, brown, and orange, of course.  The colors of falling leaves abound during the autumn months!  Because these colors are usually very strong, you do need to be careful not to overdo it.  Too much can make a room look dark, so if the walls and flooring of your room already make it darker than you’d like, only use a few autumn-colored items for accent.

Where can you add fall colors?  Here are some ideas:

•    Tablecloth, table runner, place mats, and napkin rings
•    Candles
•    Gourds
•    Pumpkins, especially small ones
•    Pine cones
•    Scarecrows
•    Throw pillows
•    Blankets and wraps to put on your sofa
•    Leaves, branches, and twigs
•    Fall wreaths using many of the above items

You’ll also want to take a look as some fall flowers when working on your new décor.  They’re beautiful, and since some people tend to think of flowers as spring and summer décor, your guests may not expect to see bright blooms on your table in the autumn.  There are a number of different flowers that bloom in the fall.  Here are some you might want to add to your décor:

•    Orange roses
•    White daisies
•    Chrysanthemums
•    Copper canyon daisies
•    Marigold
•    Mountain Sage
•    Caryopteris
•    Sunflowers
•    Carnations

We can help add some flowers to your new décor!  We have some amazing fall flowers in Houston, TX.

Fall Celebrations in Houston, TX

Fall is here!  If you live in Houston, TX, there are a lot of different fall celebrations, events, and activities you and your family can participate in.  Some of them are outdoors, but the weather stays fairly warm during much of the fall.  Here are a few things you can head out and do this fall.

Go to the pumpkin patch at Double Creed Farm!  The patch is open on the weekends.

Listen to live country music on the first Monday of each month at the Giddings High School.

Attend the Galaxy of Stars quilt show Sept. 20 and 21.

Go to the historic Montgomery wine and music festival on Sept. 21 in nearby Montgomery.

Or you can do some early Christmas shopping at the Just Shop for a Just Cause craft market on Sept. 21.

Attend some of the great plays being performed at the Unity Theatre.

Take a Ghost Walk in the historic downtown area (Sept. 27 through Nov. 3).

Go to the Dewberry Farm Fall Festival.  This festival is open every Saturday and Sunday between Sept. 28 to Nov. 10.

These are just a few things going on in Houston this fall.  Are you going to any of them?  Anything not on the list that should be?

Fall flowers in Houston, TX.

Family Activities for Late Autumn

Even though the weather is starting to get a little chilly, there are still plenty of activities you can do with your family.  Yes, you might need a jacket if you’re going outdoors, but it’s not that cold yet.

In some parts of the country, picnics are still an option.  In fact, the afternoon is often still warm enough that you might not even need a jacket.  Take a walk through a park or forest and check out the beautiful fall foliage, then settle in for lunch.

If there are apple orchards around that allow you to pick your own fruit, now’s a good time.  Your kids will love picking and then eating these tasty treats.

Rake up the falling leaves in your back yard and make a giant leaf pile, then jump right in!

Go camping and roast marshmallows over a campfire.

Visit a farmer’s market and let your kids select some of the produce.

Go on a hay ride.

Run through a corn maze.

Cook dinner or bake a dessert as a family.

Go bike riding.

These are just a few great things you can do during the late autumn season!

Decorating for Fall

It’s almost October, and that means fall is now in full swing! If you haven’t done any fall decorating yet, now is the time to put away those summer decorations and bring out the autumn colors. Here are a few ways of decorating your home for this cooler season.

Change up your throw pillows, blankets, and sheets. Many people like to use light fabrics in the spring and summer, but you can do with darker tones for fall and winter. Browns and reds are especially popular. Many summer throw blankets are lightweight and just for decorative purposes, but ones for the fall are usually heavier and may actually be used.

Put out candles with fall scents to them, such as pumpkin and apple.

Put a wreath on your door that makes use of fall flowers (orange, yellow, and red ones).

Create a great table centerpiece using fall fruits and vegetables (pumpkins, squash, etc.), leaves, branches, dried corn, pine cones, and fall flowers.

Don’t forget to do a little fall decorating outdoors, too. One easy change besides the fall wreath on your front door is a fall welcome mat.

Great Fall Flower Arrangements

Wrapping Up the Summer

With the end of August coming in just a few days, it looks like summer is wrapping up. September usually (and, in some cases, hopefully) brings with it cooler weather, and people start reaching for jackets. It’s time to put away the swimsuits, shorts, and other summer items. As we wrap up summer, it’s time to start thinking ahead to the fall.

As temperatures start to cool up, one of the first things you’ll want to do to wrap up the summer is put away your summer clothes. Some people move them to the back of the closet or fold them and put them in storage boxes. Either way, you’ll want to make room for your fall and winter clothes. You may need to wash or iron them, especially if they’ve been folded. You might also need to take a few things to the cleaners.

Some people change their décor each season. If you’re one of them, wrapping up the summer means putting away the summer decorations. This might mean changing the quilt on your bed to one that incorporates more brown, orange, red, and yellow (traditional fall colors) or putting a different welcome mat out. Other things you might change include decorative pillows, throws, wreaths, decorative candles, and decorative towels.

Another way of wrapping up the summer is to give the exterior of your home a change. Some chores that you need to do aren’t fun and don’t do much to change your home’s look, such as cleaning out the gutters. However, you can take the time to paint and patch up a few things, too.

The end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of doing things outdoors, though. You can still get in a few picnics, continue walking or jogging outdoors, and take the kids to the park. In fact, the early fall is often the preferred time to do some outdoor events since it is cooler. If you haven’t been to the zoo this summer, for example, now may be the perfect time.

Spend the next few weeks wrapping up the summer and preparing for the fall. That way, when the cooler temperatures get here, you’ll be ready.

Using Autumn Colors in Your Home

Many people like to use autumn colors in their homes because they are strong, bold colors. Autumn colors typically include dark red, dark yellow, browns, oranges, and even some dark greens. These colors do tend to create darker rooms when used overwhelmingly, but when used to add just a touch of color here and there, they can make a room look great.

If you’re thinking about adding autumn colors to your home, here are some things to consider before making any purchases:

Choose a basic color scheme to use throughout your entire house. This will give you a unified theme for your home and make it easier to pick out different items.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match a bit. If you pick red and yellow as your color scheme, that doesn’t mean you can’t throw in a bit of orange or green here and there.

Go for a variety of items. Colored candles, towels, throw pillows, picture frames, and other items can be placed around a room to bring in your autumn colors. Having different items also means that there’s not one thing screaming “I’m a fall color!”

Pick reusable items. Tablecloths, pillows, throw blankets, small rugs, and other items can be stored during other seasons and used again once autumn returns. Also look for items that you can use in your home décor at other times of the year.

Of course, fall flowers are a great addition to any autumn color scheme, and they also bring in that great autumn scent. After the flowers bloom and wilt, you can even dry them and create a great fall potpourri mixture.