Easing into Fall With Natural Decor and Velvet Pumpkins

china cabinet decorated for fall

Of all the seasons, Fall is most definitely my favorite of all.  The colors, the cool weather, and in decor, all of the varying textures bring me so much joy.

This year we will be enjoying our first autumn at The 1878 and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

butler's pantry decorated for fall

Over the past weekend, I spent some time making over this built-in China cabinet/butler’s pantry.


A little bit of sanding, some polishing, paint and some elbow grease, really gave this baby a fresh new look–so naturally, I couldn’t wait to dress it up for the season!

butler's pantry decorated for fall

It’s no secret that I love to decorate for the seasons using natural elements–it’s like nature’s special gift to us!  Fall is especially fun because you can find such beauty and texture in branches, leaves, and late blooming florals (and even some weeds).

pumpkins in a basket with branches
One way I was able to ease into fall this year was by bringing some of these natural elements in and tucking them here and there on our butler’s pantry and in a super easy table arrangement.

butler's pantry decorated for fall

I was able to add some additional texture and contrast with these adorable velvet pumpkins from Wayfair, creating two beautiful and easy vignettes.

velvet pumpkin decorated for fall

Wayfair has a great selection of fall decor from festive wreaths, to garlands, table decor, and even pillows!

velvet pumpkins in basket with natural decor

Centering the velvet pumpkins on the shelf, with live snippings from the yard, created such a beautiful contrast of soft and crisp textures.

butler's pantry decorated for fall

What are your favorite ways to decorate for fall?  Be sure to visit Wayfair for all your seasonal decor needs!

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  1. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
    September 28, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    What a beautiful makeover on your built-in, Carli! I love the beautiful fall elements you brought together so well with your decor pieces! Great job!

    • Made By Carli
      September 28, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Thanks so much Linda! I appreciate you stopping by😊

  2. Jamie Tomkins
    September 28, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Turned out beautifully!! So that's why the pumpkins were sold out? ha/ha I love the different textures and colors, so sophisticated. 🙂

  3. Made By Carli
    September 28, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    Haha, I guess I got to em before you! Thank you for your sweet words Jamie!

  4. Erin Marshall
    October 12, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    I love all your fall updates. And great idea using the natural outdoor elements. That butler pantry updates gives me all the feels. I just love your home!

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