But this year? Not feelin' it so much.
Not sure if it's the weather - it's a sweaty 92 right now in Maryland. Just had the kids in the pool this morning for crying out loud.
Or the fact that we had such an awesome summer and I'm getting a little bummed to end it.
Or it means that Crocs season is going bye-bye and I'm going to have to start putting SOCKS on these children (haven't since April, no joke). Not a fan of sorting socks when doing laundry. Especially when those 6 darling feet are all pretty similar in size...
Or maybe it's that the family room is going through a major overhaul and all my energy is focused on getting that room in shape, that I just don't have the motivation to go decorating all the other rooms with Fall stuff.
Or maybe, could it be, that this will be the first Fall season that our home does not have those rich, cozy, fall-ish colors in every room?! What screams spring and summer doesn't exactly lend itself to Fall!
I mean, does this room scream Fall and pumpkins to you?!
Let's take a look at some of last years' Fall decor pics from the blog...back when the dining room all was black furniture and deep gold walls...
Don't go thinking I have one single ounce of regret though! I ADORE the changes I made, and can deal with the un-Fall-like colors right now;) Will I still break out the pumpkins and candy corn, even amidst the aqua china cabinet? Of course! Because I'd rather be fun and decorate for my kids who love it, than worry about it matching paint colors. Although I might have to wait a few more weeks until it actually drops below 80 degrees...
Oh, and if you're curious how I feel about Christmas and winterizing this joint? Oh I'm not worried about that at all - already have that one figured out;). Going to go all silver and white, with some blue...picture snowflakes and white candles...it'll work out just fine. As far as the kitchen...um, can we say CANDY CANES?! The red accents in there will definitely not be a problem come December:)
So how about you? Has your decor ever played a part in your holiday decorating? Do you have a lot of cozy dark colors that just work splendidly in the fall and winter, but have a little trouble in the hot summertime? Or vice versa, like me? Where your house has a light and bright feel that's just great in the warmer months, but have a hard time cozy-ing it up when it's pumpkin time? Curious to know! Or am I just a total whacko who thinks about these sorts of things waaaay too much?! WAIT - PLEASE do not answer that!!!! Must just be the primer going to my head;)
Have a great weekend! XOXO