En Skandinavisk Autumn… A Scandinavian Autumn?

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I love decorating for the Autumn. But sometimes I get a little tired of all of the clutter (i.e.., orange pumpkins, leaves, hay stacks, scarecrows, etc.). I’ve discovered some blogs and websites from around the world that have focused on a very simple, minimalist approach to Fall, without all the noisy extras.

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Yellow Bliss Road

This simple, light and airy approach is very Scandinavian.

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It emphasizes organic and clean elements like white pumpkins and few accessories.

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Woontrendz

The designs are simple and the décor comes directly from nature.

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Piece of Make

Why complicate things? The Scandinavian approach to design is very simple, clean and straightforward. It has minimal ornamentation. The simple arrangement of pumpkins and gourds below from bhg.com is a perfect example.

Better Homes and Gardens

White on white is a very pure and pared back look. I love the understated elegance.

Cute and Co.

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Cute and Co.

Calm and serene neutrals and whites with elements of light are distinctly Scandinavian.

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Tiny White Daisies

Julie Blanner scales back the Fall accessories. Below, simple pumpkins and gourds are showcased in a fireplace. Their soft and airy colors give off a Scandinavian ambience.

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Julie Blanner

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Julie Blanner

Scandinavian design draws inspiration from nature. Neutral pale colors and glass accents help to maximize and reflect light.

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Scandinavians bring nature indoors as much as possible. A cute DIY Autumn craft that does just that is stringing natural Fall leaves with family photos. Very simple.

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Tea on the Moon

Below, I created some of my own simple and pared back décor for Fall. I, however, don’t mind a little color. I even incorporated some souvenirs from a trip to Greece, wine bottles from the Halkidiki peninsula and Crete.
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I incorporated natural elements like acorns and pinecones my son found on a recent walk to school.
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If you want a Scandinavian Autumn look in your home, just keep things simple, clean and minimal. Incorporate natural elements. Emphasize pale muted tones and elements of light. A Scandinavian Autumn style will bring an understated elegance to your Fall interior.
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A Cornucopia of Pumpkins…

I love Autumn and I love pumpkins! Here are some unique ways to display pumpkins in your home…

 I love the idea of spray painting pumpkins with a candy corn motif. Fun way to express the season. I particularly like the look of gilding them with a silver, gold or metallic paint. It adds a bit of elegance to a typical holiday decoration.

 

I fancy the simple elegance of these pumpkins which are painted white and displayed on mini tree branch bases.

 

 I adore this stark contrast of orange with white. A very elegant yet rustic table!

 

This pumpkin centerpiece could be beautiful in any setting. You could substitute mums or any seasonal flower. Love it!

 

 

 

And here is my very own version of a white pumpkin centerpiece!