I think we often forget to pause and appreciate the in-between. Early Fall isn’t necessarily the showiest of seasons— the words that come to mind are “faded” and “soft”. There’s a beauty in that, I think, and also in the abundance of harvest available. These simple ideas served as the inspiration for my decorating this season.


My Early Fall “Decorating” in the Mudroom was actually more of a coincidence than intentional. I set down my farmer’s market haul and paused, and the creative juices were flowing.


Early Fall Decorating in the Kitchen is simple and sunny. I think the very best thing to do is bake something or light a yummy candle! Sunflowers never hurt, either. The golden early fall evening light is unlike any other time of the year! I think that is one of my favorite parts of autumn.

Early Fall Tablescape

I put together this Early Fall Tablescape in the dining room to highlight the fading vivid colors of the end of summer. While it looks ornate at first glance, the tablescape actually features a mix of neutral decorating staples and inexpensive flowers and produce from the grocery store!

Vintage Apple Print

I pulled together this Apple Study Print from vintage botanical drawings. I love how it shows the apples cut open, which is a bit fun and different!

Early Fall Entertaining

Fall is the season that always inspires me to open my home to family and friends. Of course, they’re always welcome, but the flavors and scents of the season always call for a gathering.I think we’ve already determined that early fall is all about the apples, and this Apple Crostata is even easier than pie (but with all of the flavor)!

Harvest Sangria

And what is a gathering without a nice fall beverage? This Harvest Sangria always hits the spot. Tap the link below to get the full recipe in the blog post!

I hope these Early Fall decorating ideas sparked some inspiration for simple and low key (but pretty!) ways to celebrate the in-between season. Tap the link below to read the full post and follow along with me on Instagram @ninahendrickhome!

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