Autumn's in the Air in Maryland...
Even though the leaves are barely starting that mystical change, the nights are getting cooler & the days are getting shorter!
Mmmm...I smell the coffee brewing right now. Is it pumpkin spice? Is it creme brulee? Nope, it's southern butter pecan. I love starting the day in autumn with a great cup of coffee & chillin' on my porch/sanctuary, while looking out into the morning dew!
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Welcome back to the porch! I can't help digging into the mountain of autumn decor that fills my storage area to the brim. Start with the pieces that make the biggest difference like a garland of fall leaves, or plants in pots that add color to match the color scheme you're going with this season. A trip to the pumpkin patch is a regular adventure for our family. Most places have a variety of pumpkins & gourds to choose from, while @ the same time, offering the best prices on bulk orders.
Leaving all of your items on the floor or ground is boring. Add some height to your porch design with plants, pumpkins, & decorations. Dimension is easily accomplished with height & texture by layering a variety of items. I mix natural elements with glass & metal accents. You can go traditional autumn colors, or more trendy like plums, teal, & coral; or maybe even a little black & white.
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SOME TIPS & TRICKS WITH HELP FROM THE CONTAINER STORE:
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Pumpkin art is a great way to celebrate the season. You can paint & decorate your pumpkin or carve it to create a sensational display. Some examples of each of these ideas are shown above to help inspire you!
*To make sure your pumpkin lasts as long as it can, wash it off with dish soap & rub it down with alcohol. This will kill any bacteria that escalates the rate of rot. Seal the design with petroleum jelly or a clear acrylic sealer, depending on the design.
Art is an awesome thing when you have the right pieces. Aesthetic art is just to look at, but applied art is functional & good looking!
Being organized is a life skill that starts with knowing how to be organized & how to maintain that organization. It's your life, let's take it back!