A season as naturally beautiful as Autumn deserves to be inside and outside. See how I’ve used Fall leaves and branches in my decor, to bring in the rich vibrant colors without spending a dime.
Today I’d like you to meet “Extreme Cami” who overdoes it on occasion.
I don’t show up here on TIDBITS very often, as “normal, simplify-my-life Cami” is usually center stage.
But every once in awhile, I go waaaaaay over-board and let the thoughts creep into my head that “more is more” and “more is better”. Complete opposite of the me that likes to shout from the rooftops that “less is more” and “less is best”.
And when this happens, I do things like . . . .
. . . go for a Sunday drive for a “few clippings” and find myself sending my husband back up the canyon to cut enough Fall branches to make a “Fall Tree” in the corner.
Then not even that is enough, so I clip and stuff and stuff and clip until our living room looks like an entire Fall forest.
After all was said and done, I psycho-analyzed myself and tried to determine what tends to coax “Extreme Cami” out of her nest every once in awhile, which leads to crazy ideas like decorating and photographing my living room for the second time in one season, and bringing far too many leaves and crawly critters into my home.
I came to the conclusion that underneath many many layers, there is a rebel Cami that likes to make an appearance every once in awhile. But instead of breaking any laws, I do ‘uber crazy things like decorate with bold lush colors, instead of white.
Or make changes that can’t be missed, rather than my traditional oh-so-subtle touches.
So here we have it. Cami at her worst.
Or is it my best?
Whatever it is, “Extreme-rebel-colorful-Cami” had lots and lots of fun bringing in the colors of Fall into her home.
And I apologize for sharing my living room a second time this season, but I simply could not resist the photo opportunity the lovely colors brought with them.
If you are feeling a little rebellious yourself, and would like to bring Fall branches into your home, keep in mind that placing them in water will lengthen the time before they curl up and dull slightly. However, they most likely will not last full and vibrant for more than a week and a half. But we’ve all enjoyed watching as they curl and Fall bit by bit onto the floor.
There was an instance where we had locked ourselves out of our home (another story for another day) and my 9 year old was desperately peaking inside the window pleading to get in to her lovely Fall home.
I may have gone overboard. It may have been a bit extreme to bring a forest inside our home, but for the 2 weeks they lasted, every one of us thought it was magical and so uplifting.
I challenge you to take advantage of the few weeks left that we have where every leaf is a flower, and bring a branch or two indoors.
You just might find that you can’t stop at that 😉
If you are looking for more FREE natural Fall decor ideas, you may want to read my previous article on 7 Natural Fall Elements that can bring beauty and comfort into your home.
Thanks for being here today, and I’m sure “Minimalistic Cami” will return shortly.
What natural elements have you been using in your decor this season? I’d love to know!
And just you wait . . . a Fall tree in every home . . . it’s the next big thing 😉