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By Cara Beth Lewis 

One of my favorite things about Fall is the decor. The neutral beiges, warm oranges, deep reds, and cozy yellows are my favorite this time of year. As you begin decorating your home for the season, we have some tips and recommendations! 

During the Autumn season, mums and pumpkins are always beautiful for exterior decor. Luckily, these things are easy to find here in Bladen County. Several farm stands, nurseries, clubs, and more sell mums, pumpkins, gourds, and the like – just be on the lookout! 

Some places to buy mums and pumpkins include but are not limited to: 

Burney Farms Garden Center – 8492 NC-41, Bladenboro. 

Beech-Nut Farms Pumpkin Patch – 60 Coley Rd., Elizabethtown. 

6 B’s Produce – 2763 Hwy 701 S., Clarkton. 

Eddie’s Produce – 13361 NC 131 Hwy., Bladenboro. 


Also, keep your eye out for Fall goodies at Bladenboro Farmer’s Market and Cape Fear Farmer’s Market! 

Now… let’s talk interior decor. There are many creative ways you can decorate your home for Fall while still making use of your traditional decor. Lucky for us, several great places to shop for home decor here in the Mother County. 

Places to shop for interior decor include but are not limited to: 

Market on Main – 109 S Main St., Bladenboro. 

Leta Belle Designs – 416 W Seaboard St., Bladenboro. 

Smellie Bloomers – 501 W Broad St., Elizabethtown. 

Whimsical Florist – 312 S Poplar St., Elizabethtown. 

Yia Yia’s Gifts and More – 214 W Broad St., Elizabethtown. 

Traxx Chic Vintiques – 104 N Elm St., Clarkton NC 

20 Best Tips for Fall Decorating from mydomain.com

  1. Choose wood for the win. Adding one wooden piece, like a nightstand or bookshelf, is an easy way to incorporate the material without going overboard.
  2. Create a comfy nook. If your room has a corner, you have all the beginnings of a reading nook. All you need is to add is a plush chair, an end table, a reading lamp, and, of course, a few books or magazines. 
  3. Keep it light. Mixing a few shades of cream in a room balances lightness and warmth with an extreme chic factor. Plus, if your space lacks natural light, keeping the decor pale will trick the eye into thinking that the room is sunnier than it is.
  4. Try tons fo texture. Opt for relaxed linens, faux furs, and rattans, then throw in a few houseplants to up the organic ante.
  5. Go mad for plaid. Adding plaid accents, like a red-and-black throw over a chair, feels classic, like a well-worn flannel shirt.
  6. Embrace hygge. It means creating an atmosphere of warmth at home using soft texture and cozy layers. 
  7. Select saturated hues. If you want to make your bedroom both cozy and regal without doing a whole lot, swap your bedspread for a jewel-toned duvet, blanket, or quilt. 
  8. Add exposed beams. There’s something about exposed beams that makes a space feel cozy and warm.
  9. Neutralize the space. By staying with a neutral color palette with your larger furnishings, you have more wiggle room to experiment with new trends and whims. 
  10. Get in the (faux) fur game. Faux fur blankets and other plush textures are probably the easiest and most effective way to make a space feel warmer. 
  11. Light a fire. Few things can evoke that comfy-cozy feeling like the warmth and crackle of a fire. If you don’t have a fireplace, try lighting a few candles to harness the flicker and ambient glow of a flame.
  12. Bring the outdoors in. Our tip for Fall decorating? Tuck a few fall branches—changing leaves still attached—into an oversized vase. 
  13. Switch to heavier knits. Even if your room adheres to an all-white color scheme, heavier knits signal the arrival of cooler temperatures. Drape a chunky knit throw across the foot of your bed, or fold one or two in a basket beside your couch. 
  14. Opt for warm metallics. An autumn color palette is all about capturing the organic beauty of the season—just envision the reds, yellows, oranges, and browns that dictate the fall landscape. 
  15. Swap out your throw pillows. When it comes to switching your décor on a whim (and on a budget), throw pillows are always a good place to start. 
  16. Layer on Leather. Not only does leather embody the warm hues and textures that are synonymous with fall décor, the material (real or faux) also adds a little edge and ruggedness to final designs. 
  17. Curate a vignette. Redecorating your home for Fall doesn’t have to involve a trip to the store or the unpacking of autumn pieces stowed away in the attic. Instead, it can simply mean taking a look at your space with fresh eyes. Shop your own home to assemble a new vignette, or reconfigure your artwork to give your space a new look for the season—even if the final result doesn’t include a single semblance of pumpkin or plaid.
  18. Work in a pumpkin or two (or more). This includes autumn-inspired pieces that are tastefully incorporated into the design without distracting. 
  19. Give your mantle a makeover. Plush pumpkins in unexpected blue tones join statement art to create an eye-catching display. 
  20. Create spaces to gather. The cozy feel of Fall is conducive to whiling away the hours in the company of a good book, a good friend, or both. Enlist overstuffed furniture, plush pillows, and thought-provoking reading material to realize a space that invites cuddling and sparks conversation.

Happy Decorating! Don’t forget to shop local! 

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