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I'm really big into living seasonally. I love choosing my produce, decorating my home, and making my environment smell beautifully based on seasons. Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year. I love the weather, the smells, the food, the clothing... Give me a pumpkin spice coffee and a hoodie and I'm in heaven! I seriously blossom in the fall. I'm more productive and in an overall better mood. Fall makes me so incredibly happy.
I can be a little bit of a couch potato. If I'm not slaving away at the computer, I'm usually on the couch watching Netflix [#notashamed]. Because of this, I need my living room to be incredibly relaxing and enjoyable to be in. I cannot relax unless everything is clean, organized, and inviting. I spend a lot of time adding little touches to my home each holiday & season, decorating accordingly.
This is my basic "rule of thumb" with coffee table decor. I follow this schematic nearly every time I change out my decor. It flows well, and creates a coffee table that is pleasing on the eye.
||ON MY COFFEE TABLE||
Oddball Object: An antique lighter
Yummy Fragrance: American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand in Moonlit Night
Something Tall: Ceramic elephant [I love this guy]
Earthy: Fall flowers
Magazines and books are also a great functional touch to coffee table decor. I classify this as functional because I only have magazines or books that I'm currently reading on the table. I'm super clumsy, so you won't find any expensive coffee table books on my table. I just know if I put one there, I'd spill coffee all over it!
Candles are a staple in my home. If I'm home, there's a candle burning. Always. I choose my fragrances based on the season. No surprise, but fall candles tend to have my favorite notes.
||MY FAVORITE FALL FRAGRANCE NOTES||
I never have leftover candles from season to season. So each season I set out on a candle shopping binge! Wal-Mart had a large selection of American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand fall fragrances! You can find them in the home & candle section of Wal-Mart. There were so many awesome fragrances to choose from! Plus it'll be so convenient for me to re-stock when needed since they're right in Wal-Mart.
||WHAT I PURCHASED||
♥19oz Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candles: $14.93ea
Moonlit Night- There’s a peaceful stillness to this fragrance that comes from a mix of cedar, oak moss, clove and more. It’s calm and quiet, crisp but relaxing.
♥19oz Large Apothecary Jar Candles: $14.95ea
Shades of Fall- The crisp swish of fallen leaves around your boots, the woody scent of juniper, and the last amber rays of warm sunlight on a cooling afternoon.
♥2.6oz Fragrance Beads: $3.43ea
Pumpkin Apple Harvest- Cinnamon and nutmeg, fall’s rich baking spices, are layered with crisp red apples and pumpkin that’s been sliced and sprinkled with a pinch of brown sugar.
Buttercream Frosting- The thick white frosting you swirl and smooth across a cake—rich with vanilla and fortified with creamy butter.
I picked up some of the Fragrance Beads to put in random places like the bathroom & kitchen. Places I want to smell nice, but don't want a candle left unattended. ALWAYS follow your candle's care instructions and practice SAFE BURNING! These fragrance beads are strong and pretty enough to fit into any decor. I wouldn't normally grab buttercream frosting for a fall fragrance, but it smelled AMAZING and it's still "technically summer". I thought it'd be wonderful transition fragrance for my bathroom.
I think the container on the fragrance beads is really pretty and fresh looking. I was able to pair it on my kitchen counter with some beautiful fall flower I picked up at Wal-Mart for 97 cents a piece. I clipped them and put them into a small vase.
I also utilized the fall artificial flowers at Wal-Mart to create a centerpiece for my dining room table. I paired it with the Shades of Fall candle by American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand. I was incredibly impressed with the affordable selection of fall decor at Wal-Mart this year!
When decorating your home for fall, think about little touches. A little bit added in here and there goes a lot farther than a WHOLE LOT EVERYWHERE! I created this pine cone decoration several years ago. It's one of my favorite items to pull out of my fall decor bin. I simply hot glued ribbon to pine cones and hung them from a door in my home.
What is your favorite thing about fall? Do you go all out and decorate for the best season of all?