It’s been a while! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a bit. I started a new job a little over a month ago and I’ve been focused on that and (sadly) less focused on this creative space of mine. But, I’m back in a big way today. I’m sharing a mini tour of my home all decorated for fall! Most of my fall decor is concentrated on the two main rooms on my first floor so I’ve focused on my living and dining rooms with just a little peek into my kitchen and bedroom. Fair warning, this is a photo heavy post (my favorite kind)!
This is the view from the corner of my living/family room looking out into the center hallway. In my last post I mentioned that one of the easiest ways to transition your decor seasonally is with pillows. Here, I switched out two large navy pillows for orange pillows of the same size and fabric. I also switched out the three pillows in the center of the sectional. There’s a close up of those pillows later in this post.
In my dining room, I added a runner to the sideboard buffet piece to bring in some warmth with the deep rusts, oranges, and reds for fall. I also swapped my usual clear vase for this burnt orange vase and added some fall florals. My centerpiece is a pre-made arrangement from Kirkland’s – check my Instagram @_bkhome for a close up shot! I also added a fun acorn candy dish and a gold wire pumpkin tea light holder under my cake dome.
My bar cart also got an autumn makeover. I added some fall-like faux cattails to my existing vase and placed a salt and pepper shaker duo shaped like gourds on the top of the cart.
This is the view looking out from the dining area into the family/living room space. Most of my fall decor is concentrated in these two rooms since it’s where we spend the majority of our time.
On my console table, I added another candy dish, fall candle, and new faux fall florals. Speaking of candy, though, can I just say that I’m so mad that the M&Ms have changed this year! They used to be red, orange, yellow and brown for the fall and now they are orange, green, and purple?! Doesn’t go with my color scheme, but I digress… Ha!
My bookshelves are an easy way to swap decorative items with the seasons. I took out all the greenery and added more seasonally appropriate items, like the faux purple sedum plant, velvet pumpkin, ceramic raven, and artificial hops arrangement.
On this bookshelf, I added the bronze owl bookend, cloth pumpkin, “hi pumpkin” wood block, and owl figurine made of natural elements.
The catch-all tray on my coffee table/ottoman is also an easy way to bring in seasonal decor. I usually have a succulent there, but for fall, I swapped it with this cable-knit pumpkin, but kept the wooden beads for texture.
I usually change up this trio of pillows in the center corner of the sectional with the seasons. I bought the neutral knit pumpkin pillow from Target last fall and the navy/gold beaded pillow is from a few years ago, but the “give thanks” pillow is new this year. I am kind of a throw pillow hoarder (just ask my husband!) but the upside to that is that I can usually find a pillow in my storage area to complete a grouping!
This clear jug was such a great find from the Hearth and Hand collection in Target. It’s been so versatile for me since I purchased it last year. I switch out the type of faux stems with the seasons. The cotton is a great neutral so as not to compete with the pops of orange I have in this room, but the soft texture really warms up that corner.
I bought these vases last year, but I checked and Target still has them in stores this year. I love how the deep goldenrod color of the stems really pops in the slightly speckled white vase. I had another faux floral flanking my TV over the spring/summer, but I easily swapped these vases in for fall.
This nook is still one of my favorite spaces in my house. All I did to decorate this area for fall was to add a new pillow to the chair. I love the neutral color of the pillow but the cable knit texture in the pumpkin complements the knit pouf and the orange cable knit pumpkin in the ottoman tray.
Here’s the view as you’re looking into the living/family room. As you can see, I like to tie in all the fall colors — from the goldenrod of the vases and the knit throw on the back of the couch, to the oranges of the pumpkin and the pillows, to the neutral tones of the pillows, rug, and cotton blossoms. I think that’s key to making a space feel intentional and cohesive even when adding seasonal items.
In the kitchen, I don’t do too much seasonal decorating. I always change my letterboard for the seasons and I added the pumpkin trivet to the open shelving. I grabbed one of my favorite scented hand soaps and paired it with a small faux berry arrangement.
This velvet pumpkin is old but I really liked the neutral color in my kitchen since my kitchen is very white with matte black accents. A side note – my sister bought me this aloe plant in May and not only is it the only live plant in my house, it’s the longest living plant I’ve EVER had!
Finally, I don’t really decorate my bedroom or bathrooms with the seasons, but true to form, I added yet another pillow to my collection. I snagged this pumpkin trio pillow on a trip to Target and I think it looks great here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this fall home tour and that it has given you some inspiration for decorating your own home! I hope to be back on the blog more regularly but follow me on Instagram @_bkhome for more frequent updates!