Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour
Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour. This is my favorite time of year (once the weather starts to cooperate). Hopefully you are coming over from Miranda’s beautiful home at Blue Agate Abode
Thank you so much Mansa over at This Is Simplicite for hosting once again. I love seeing everyone’s home decked out for fall!
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Let me just start off with a disclaimer though…
I read a book. Yep, that is my disclaimer.
Last year I read this book from one of my favorite bloggers that I have followed for years. It was such a good book and the whole idea of decorating with less but keeping things cozy really struck a cord with me.
But let’s be honest, I love stuff. I have stuff everywhere in my house. I actually have too much stuff. (I am slowly working on that.) But when it comes time to start decorating for the fall (and Christmas), I feel like I want less stuff.
I have everyday decor that I love and I don’t want to water it down with stuff I just like and only buy because it’s seasonal. The seasonal decor will only be used for a few weeks out of the year anyways.
So I keep it simple. I still will buy a few fake pumpkins here and there but for the most part I stick to decor that I can use year round or decor that I can chuck out in the woods once the season is over.
Like real pumpkins or clippings from our yard.
It’s still in the 80s here and everything is still green at the moment. We have plenty of trees on our property but none of them give me the foliage like the fake ones from Hobby Lobby do.
So yes, sometimes I need to buy some fake flowers.
And other times, I do go out and clip some branches off of a dead tree.
And the beauty about bringing in dead tree branches is that you don’t even need to put them in water.
Just give them a good shake before you bring them in to make sure all of the spiders are off of them.
I didn’t do that once when I brought hydrangeas in from my yard. It was a moment I will never forget and it took me a while to bring in flowers from the yard again.
Back to present day and this blog post
Fall in my house is pretty subtle as you can gather. A few new pillows and extra blankets
A few heirloom pumpkins by the fireplace
(The mantel is in the process of getting a mini makeover so at the moment it is still two toned)
Artwork that is a bit moodier with fall like colors
I love this art I found on Etsy. It was so inexpensive and I just popped it in an IKEA frame.
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I tried to carry the cozy theme throughout the house too. The sunroom got a bit cozier. I threw a pumpkin on our coffee table and switched out the flowers (yep, with fake ones again until things start turning over here) But I do love those fake flowers. I got them at Walmart and honestly they look and feel real.
I switched out the flowers in my dining room too and added in some candles on our dining table.
Anybody else struggle with decorating their dining room table? I don’t know why I’m constantly struggling with it. This room never feels right to me. And some nights I literally have dreams about how I am going to redecorate it. Yep, you read that right. (#weirdo)
I added new pillows and extra texture in our front room too (aka…the room that never gets used).
Blankets are the quickest way to make your home feel cozy and like fall.
I added some new artwork in this room too. You can see more about where I like to find free botanical prints here. I love switching out my art for the new seasons. It’s so inexpensive and so easy to do.
(I get asked alot about the rug in our front room and I found it on Amazon. You can see it here). The dog loves it the most I think as you can tell.
The dog loves getting in all of my pictures. Sometimes I don’t even notice until I am editing the pictures that I see her photobombing me.
For example, I had no idea she was standing at the front door when I snapped these pictures of our front porch for fall.
I did a whole post about our front porch decorated for fall because decorating our front porch every 6 months is what I love to do.
Our front door gets a new wreath on it too seasonally.
Again, simple and subtle this year. It was so easy this year to decorate with just a few small things.
Now. let me just say that fall is understated in our house but my kids and husband love Halloween almost as much as they do Christmas. It won’t be long before the bats and skeletons come out. We have all kinds of skeletons in our closets (ha!).
My family will not allow me to be a lazy decorator for Halloween though. I tried one year and it did not go well.
So for now, I will enjoy the simplicity of fall.
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Your next stop on this blog hop is Rachel at Cherry Street Blossoms. Go check out her beautiful home! And don’t forget to check out all the amazing homes this week!
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