There’s something about fall that always puts me into a cozy, upbeat mood. Even if the weather doesn’t seem to recognize the time of year, there are many activities to look forward to during the season. Whether it be an afternoon of tailgating before the big game, or enjoying a fun-filled evening under the dazzling autumn stars, the spirit of this season tends to harvest my mind into a relaxing state of bliss.
Now is the perfect time to break out the seasonal decorations. If you’re struggling to get into the fall spirit we’ve got you covered. Adding even a few home decor pieces is the perfect way to welcome autumn. While strolling around OTO with a pumpkin spice latte in hand, I quickly noticed that many of the shops have been starting to put out all the colorful fall and Halloween decorations.
The Potting Shed by Carlisle is always a definite first stop. They have amazing displays that would give anyone, even a novice, some seasonal inspiration. As I explored their outside area I was surrounded by what seemed like a field of orange pumpkins. Nothing gets one more excited for autumn than seeing this seasonal staple hitting the shops. Even if you’re not into decorating why not purchase at least one big pumpkin during this time of year. Carve it, paint it, stack it, or for a unique twist, enhance it with faux fall flowers and foliage. Have a haute Halloween with these whimsical ghosts I spotted playing peek-a-BOO behind their potted plants. Try placing them among real pumpkins and squash for a witty juxtaposition. This would be a spooktacular way to instantly spruce up any outside area or porch!
One of the best benefits about shopping in Old Towne Orange is seeing the different shop’s personalities shine through their autumn decor accents. If you’re searching for vintage, one-of-a-kind pieces I definitely recommend stopping by any of our famous antique shops. Sellers are already presenting stylish fall and halloween displays. While browsing through Country Roads Antiques & Gardens. I was quite impressed with their well decorated fall presentation. Spend the afternoon hunting through their hidden treats and treasures. From knick knacks to large statement pieces they have everything you need to get you in the fall spirit.
Whatever your decorating style may be, why not spice up your home with an aromatic fall scent? Incorporating the fragrances of the season is a wonderful way to enhance your home. It’s much less involved than going all-in with holiday-centric decor. After purchasing my latte I was drawn into neighboring shop, Cristana Home, by an enticing fall scent in the air. The smell of white wine, mixed with ripe peaches and topped off with pitted apricots magically transported me into a fall fantasy. As you can see, setting the seasonal mood really isn’t that challenging. A simple and easy decorating tip: change scents to fit the time of year. Fall fragrances will instantly get anyone into the autumn spirit!
Feeling inspired? Embrace the season. Jump start your decorating needs by exploring what Old Towne Orange has to offer. Happy pumpkin hunting!