Fall is the wonderful transition from the sizzling summer to ice cold winter; the time when the weather is just perfect. It’s almost like a second spring that’s even more beautiful: with flowers blooming and colorful trees turning their autumn colors. Overall, it’s just a wonderful season to be celebrated while it lasts.
Before the 16th century, harvest was the term used to refer to the season. However, as more people moved away from farming to living in towns, the word harvest lost its reference and came to refer to only the actual activity of reaping, and autumn, as well as fall, began to replace it as a reference to the season. Although we do not call it harvest anymore, we still use many references from harvesting in our fall decor: cornucopias, wheat, gourds and pumpkins, corn, hay, etc.
Why We Love Fall
Fall is arguably the favorite of all seasons. Everyone loves the colors of fall and seasonal decor during this time is a MUST in most homes. You will see hay, pumpkins scarecrows as yard decor all season. Some of our favorite holiday parties happen during fall: Halloween & Thanksgiving. Halloween pumpkin carving is a favorite fall activity that dates back to the 1700s and Thanksgiving is all about celebrating the bounty of fall. American Football also gets everyone together for a party. Long fall nights are made for spending time indoors with family and friends.
Fall decorations are essential to any home during this season. If you’re throwing a fall party, inviting friends over for football, or simply getting together to watch a show from the fantastic fall TV line-up, wow them with fresh fall flowers. The colors and textures of fall can be beautifully arranged to match your personal decor and delight guests of all ages. Talk to your local florist about what type of autumn colors work best with your home’s style. Here are a few suggestions:
Fall For Modern Style Homes
Go with bright colors of red and orange mixed with dark metals like brass and copper.
Flowers to consider: Anthurium, kangaroo paw, dahlias, protea
Fall Vintage Chic Style
Choose muted colors in dusty browns, olive greens, yellow ochre, navy and pale blue. Wrap your container in burlap for added interest.
Flowers to consider: Amaranthus, alstroemeria, sunflowers, hypericum berries, calla lilies
Traditional Fall Flowers
Consider flowers in all the colors of fall, reds, oranges, browns, and yellows. Use a cornucopia as a whimsical container. (Doesn’t always have to be Thanksgiving to use one!)
Flowers to consider: Mums, lilies, hypericum berries, roses, fall leaves
Fun and Funky Fall Flowers
Think playful colors like bright orange, reds, light tan and accent with a fun teal blue.
Flowers to consider: Gerber daisies, red peppers, mums and snapdragons
So join the seasonal fun and check out your local florist for the best in fall floral decorations the next time you have a party or get-together.