Happy officially fall y'all! The weather here has gotten a little cooler and with the…
Welcome to my fall home tour! Today I’m participating in a week-long series with 24 other amazing bloggers by showcasing our seasonal decorations during this warm and cozy time of year. Fall is such a special time at home since the weather gets cooler, we tend to spend more time indoors, and the holiday approach so we host gatherings and parties. If you love pictures, this is the post for you.
If you are new to my blog – welcome, I’m glad to have you. You can find out more about me here and my 113 year old Colonial here. Our home is full of old house charm, but with my modern decorating style and love of neutrals mixed in. This year I got the fall decorating blessing from Dan on September 1 – yahoo! Much earlier than expected. Since holiday decorations aren’t allowed until the day after Thanksgiving I’d say that’s pretty generous right?
Now today on this tour you are going to learn 3 things.
- First, who the host of this part really is. Because is sure ain’t me.
- How to make a fall leaf garland
- And last, that I’m totally in love with neutral metallics in my house… See how many you can spot. Ready?
To get started on my fall home tour, meet your tour guide ~ Mr. Pumpkin Spice Candle, or PSC as we like to call him for short. This little guy gets lit about every single night. I look forward to coming home and filling the house with his delicious fragrance. Sometimes I cheat on PSC with Apple Cinnamon or Cabin Retreat – a new one this year. Shh, don’t tell him. Scandalous I know.
If you smell PSC you know you’re in the foyer, where the mantel is a ‘Must Stop’ on any seasonal decorating tour. This mantel was painted maroon when we first moved in. I couldn’t wait to get the white paint outt. The mirror is actually new, a $20 junk barn find. This fall I kept things simple with some earthy colors, a green vase we found in the attic when we moved in and a cute gold owl from HomeGoods. I couldn’t resist him.
My favorite part of the mantel this year is the leaf garland I made with dollar store supplies and my new Modern Masters metallic paint. Here is lesson two: How to make a fall leaf garland. Simply take some dollar store packages of leaves, dress them up with some gold paint if you’d like, hot glue them to some twine and string it up. Maybe over a window, along a railing or bed post? I think it might stay up until the Christmas tree comes out.
In the foyer we also have a glass side table that hosts candles and a bronze pumpkin. The runner is one of my favorite fall items too, it goes with so many things. Can you believe I got it at a winery of all places?
P.S. If you are eying our 113-year old original unpainted wood trim, read about why I’ll never ever paint it here.
In the living room and kitchen are different fall touches. We always bring out the warm throws and fall-colored pillows for the couches. The shelves in the living get some gourds and in the kitchen we have a basket of tea at the ready for when the nights get cool.
The dining room is another favorite fall decorating spot. Aside from more pumpkins, I set a fall dinner table for when we have guests. That’s my knock off Ballard Designs cowhide pillow. and my newly painted storage cubes.
I bring out the burlap table cover over the drop cloth and add some rustic and glamorous accessories and dishes. The wood rings were cut by my father-in-law and I use them for candles or placemats. I like how the rough wood contrasts nicely with the shiny candle holders and gold-lined wine glasses and napkin rings. Sometimes we pull the table up to the window bench, otherwise it’s in the middle of the room.
Over on the buffet is a new birch tree runner that I made from fabric I picked up lately at a local store. I grabbed the bolt as soon as I spotted it and knew this is what I could make for a fall side display.
I love the way it works with the new gold painted lamps and black and white shades. Perfect for fall!
Didn’t I tell you I couldn’t resist neutrals and metallics? Stick around. They may be here for the holidays too.
Here are some of my other fall projects.
- Jute Fall Wreath
- Dollar Store Fall Wreath
- Leaves Made from Window Screen
- Kraft Paper Tree
- Feather Boa Wreath
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
Sharing at Thrifty Decor Chick Fall Mantel and a Party