Oooooh fall. Here you are again. Even though I LOVE summer, I’m ready for some cozy nights at home, hot apple cider, pumpkins everywhere, and the fun of fall decorating!
I really do feel like fall is the easiest season to incorporate into decor, and definitely the least expensive! If you’re a farmhouse-loving girl like me, you know a little trip to the pumpkin patch is almost all you need to infuse your home with autumn coziness. Almost. 😉
Come on in! I’d love to share a few little areas of our home that were changed up for the season. It’s so much fun to move things around every once in awhile, isn’t it?
I added the little “autumn” cutout, and a few pumpkins finish the look. A friend and I found the rustic rug while out shopping this last summer…it was screaming fall to me! As you probably know, I’m usually a NEUTRAL girl, but this year I’ve incorporated just a touch of color.
What? Oh, you need somewhere to put your coat? You can hang it here…oh, and see the fun little pumpkins that were added up top? (below)
Clean & simple. And remember the fun little removable wallpaper project from a couple months ago? Well, this buffalo check pattern is perfect for the season, isn’t it?? (From Target! Can you believe it??)
Let’s step into the living room.
This year it’s all about the mantel. I spotted this big wood art piece a few months ago at “Real Deals” and knew it would be the perfect focal point, especially since our area rug has changed since last year (find the Manderson Gray Beige Area Rug here.) Neutral, rustic, and gives me all the fall feels without being too traditionally fall-themed. Know what I mean? Want a closer look?
Ahhhhh. Cozy, peaceful, autumn. Yes.
And I can’t stop staring at these REAL pumpkins from Bauman Farms. Stunning.
Ok, here’s the other side of the room…
The hutch got a little neutral fall fun, but let’s face it. I’m most excited about this pillow combo. Ummmm, YOU. GUYS. I HEART this pillow combo. I was so excited to come across some AMAZING pillow makers on etsy. Besides being super talented, they are just about the sweetest girls around. The faux leather pillow and gray/black patterned pillow are from Dawna-Beth McDonald at Chateau Par La Mer. The “give thanks always” pillow is from Ali at Mustard Seed Blooms.
What do you think? A little outside of my normal box, but I LOVE!!!
Ok, let’s peak into the dining nook, shall we?
This year I was feeling like doing something a little different on the dining table, but I didn’t know what that was. One day, as I was walking through Target with my sister, it hit me (I mean, isn’t Target ALWAYS inspirational?). Look at this, and then I’ll tell you…
This plaid runner. I was instantly drawn to it because:
1. It’s cute.
2. But more importantly, it reminds me of a flannel work shirt my dad used to wear on our farm when I was a little girl. I stitched up a denim runner to layer under it, since…well, he wore jeans with it, of course!
Aaaaand then, we needed some apples for the centerpiece, since I grew up on an apple farm.
Now maybe this doesn’t speak to you the way it does me, but that’s ok! That’s actually the BEST part about decorating your OWN home…you get to infuse YOUR memories, the things YOU love, and translate what you hold dear into REAL LIFE! It’s kind of like being a painter…just letting the art flow from your soul…but in decor-form. The BEST!
The look on the ladder was simplified quite a bit…that fresh fall look I’ve been craving!
This little aloe plant came from a local farm, and the jute planter is just the soft touch needed on the kitchen counter. One thing missing….
That’s better…one little white pumpkin! 🙂
You may notice there are a few hops sprinkled around for fall, but this year I decided to try using them in a different way…a wreath! It was so much fun, and super easy. I just started tucking the hops into this grapevine wreath, and voila! Perfect addition to the barn door.
Confession. Sometimes I feel so tapped-out in the creative department. I mean, that’s my day job, being creative for others. I was worried about getting our fall decorating done this year, and wondered if I’d feel inspired at all for our own home. I decided to keep it simple and when my designated “decorating day” arrived something crazy happened. Every moment was a treat. For reals. Taking time to ENJOY the process was better than a spa day. Does that sound crazy? It’s true, though. Working to create a cozy environment for my OWN family is the greatest blessing. It might sound frivolous, but make no mistake. The atmosphere you create for your family is important. It’s the backdrop to daily moments that turn into memories FOR LIFE. And that, my friends, is a treasured task.
Before I go, I’m wondering…are you decorating for fall yet? Could you use a little help?
Maybe the thought of re-styling your mantel/coffee table/bookcase gives you hives. (You’re not alone!)
Maybe you LOVE to shop, but then you’re not sure what to do with everything when you get home. (I hear that a lot!)
Maybe you’re wondering how to make it all flow, or thinking, “how much is TOO much when it comes to accessories?”
I’m here for ya!
I’m SO EXCITED about our new online course through Yellow Prairie Academy, all about STYLING. I’d love to help YOU improve your decorating skills in your own home, and give you some tips & tricks I use when styling mantels, built-ins, tables, etc! It’s a fun, low-key course, and my hope is that it feels just like we’re in my living room chatting over coffee (or maybe a Diet Coke!). Pop over and check it out here.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy decorating, friends!