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Fall Home Tour 2019

Welcome to the Seasonal Simplicity Tour of Fall Homes 2019.

Every year, around mid-September is the kickoff of the online fall home tour season. It is when DIY and home decorating blogger’s post how they decorated their homes for the arrival of autumn.

I find the tours get me excited for fall and not so sad to wave a final goodbye to summer.

Come in and get cozy orange fall door mat on a homes front porch entry

Today I am taking part in the Seasonal Simplicity Bloggers Fall Home Tour. It is a week long tour showcasing 40+ homes dressed and ready for fall to help inspire you with all kinds of ideas for your own fall decor.

If you are coming from Inspiration for Moms, Welcome to In My Own Style where I enjoy finding ways to decorate my home in creative and affordable ways using stuff I already own and repurpose it for the current season.

I am a fan of using the color orange to decorate my home for fall.

To me, nothing says autumn more than an orange pumpkin, orange mums, orange foliage and more. I enjoy seeing the vibrant color when I look around the house.

It is energizing and makes me smile with fond memories of growing up in a home that was always colorful, but warm and cozy to settle into when the outdoor temps began to drop.

It's Fall You All Written on Small Chalkboards on a mantel

When I begin to change the decor, I don’t go overboard, but do like to create something unique on the mantel by repurposing items I already own.

I kept the glass cabinet door (curbside find) that I painted navy and laid on its side that I used last fall and this past spring and summer.

Fall leaves in basket placed in an unused fireplace.

I removed greenery and the flowers and in their place I added a mix of faux fall foliage and chalkboards – also repurposed from another project. White pitchers and a clear wine bottle complete the look.

For anyone who would like to know more about how I made the chalkboards and attached them to the navy cabinet door. I will be posting the how-to on Wednesday this week.

Seeing rust and orange and the comfy texture of a velvet orange throw pillow makes my color-loving brain happy.

Bloggers Fall home tour living room decorated in fall colors of orange and brown with a navy accent.

Along the wall next to the mantel is the sofa where I played around with throws and pillow covers to see where I like them better. It will never stay the same – I move the throws and pillows to other seating when needed.

Even my daughter’s dog who was visiting over the weekend, coordinates with the decor.

Fall leaves in basket placed in an unused fireplace.

Until the weather changes – it is still in the 90’s, I place a basket in the fireplace filled with faux fall leaves. Once the temps drop, I will remove the basket and we will use the fireplace to add cool weather ambiance to the room.

Decorating TIP: When placing faux flowers or foliage into a large basket:

  • Fill the basket with plastic bags from the grocery store. Bunch them up and fill the basket – 3/4’s of the way full, then place faux foliage in the basket. When you do this, you will not need as many branches of faux or even real flowers or foliage to make the basket appear full.
Leather throw pillow on sofa in fall decorated room

I did buy two new pillow covers. I wanted to add a leather pillow on this side of the room to balance the two leather recliners that are in front of the fireplace.

Pottery Barn Fall Pillow Cover on a sofa

And this textured one that is thick and plush… adding to the comfy cozy factor.

diy wood block frames painted in fall colors

I made these fall-colored photo blocks so I could easily change photos.

DIY Fall candle holders made from glass food bottle and popcorn kernels

On the coffee table, I made fall inspired candle holders using items from my pantry.

Pretty pink flowers on mirror table with a white candle and a bowlful of acorns.

On the side table, I added some deep pink in the way of fall flowers from the grocery store as a little surprise pop of color.

2 window sashes mounted on a wall to create a tall wall mirror. Fall wreath on center.

Out in the foyer on the DIY window sash mirror I made, I hung the wreath I used last year on my mantel.

I concentrate my fall decor in my living room and foyer, but also like to add a few fall touches to my kitchen like this low dried hydrangea arrangement for my dining table that I made using a collapsible basket and hydrangeas from my yard.

Paper mini pumpkins in a long wood bowl

I filled the dough bowl behind the sofa with faux mini pumpkins that I bought at TJMaxx a few years ago.

Since it is still early and fall hasn’t even arrived yet, I will probably be adding, moving and changing a few things around the rooms until I achieve just the right comfy-cozy factor to help me begin the nesting season.

Do you like to decorate with vibrant fall colors or do you prefer another cozy color or neutral color scheme when decorating your home for fall?

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Blue sideboard in a home's entry foyer with fall door mat in front of it that says, come in and get cozy.

To continue the bloggers fall home tour – head on over to Cherished Bliss.

This week is Fall Home tour week! All week long talented bloggers are sharing their homes dressed and ready for fall to help inspire you with all kinds of ideas for your own fall decor. Just click on the links below the images to see more…

Monday

The Happy Housie // Modern Glam // She Gave it a Go
Inspiration for Moms // In My Own Style

Cherished Bliss // Grace in My Space
My Sweet Savannah // All Things With Purpose // Just a Girl and Her Blog

Tuesday

Clean & Scentsible // Two Twenty One // Love Create Celebrate
Rambling Renovators // Life is a Party

Lemon Thistle // Cassie Bustamante // So Much Better With Age
The DIY Mommy // Taryn Whiteaker

Wednesday

Home Made Lovely // Craftberry Bush // The Tattered Pew
Town and Country Living // Shabyfufu

A Pretty Life// Amber Tysl // Jenna Kate at Home
Kim Power Style // Summer Adams Designs

Thursday

Sincerely, Marie Designs // Rooms FOR Rent // Shades of Blue Interiors
Stacy Risenmay // Hallstrom Home

Place of My Taste // Twelve on Main // Zevy Joy
The Turquoise Home // Doreen Corrigan

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18 Comments

  1. Love the dark blue color of the chest In Tuesday’s post. Would you share the paint color please?

  2. Beautiful pics, and what a wonderful approach to decor. Not only is repurposing items great for the environment and for the budget, but also it keeps things exciting from one season to the next as it allows for different decor in different seasons. By the way, the bowl of acorns is so cute – perfect for fall. I can’t help but imagine putting one outside each day for a squirrel.

  3. Love your use of real corn seed, acorns, and colorful leaves, besides the normal pumpkins. Very clever!

  4. I love all the pops of colour, that leather pillow cover, and the tips you provided on your tour, Diane. And it must be comfortable if the dog likes it! Happy Fall.

  5. I love the fall touches and you encourage the budget-minded decorating that so many can use. Someone told me once that anyone can decorate if they have a lot of money. since I don’t , that was discouraging. You speak to my sensibilities with your absolutely beautiful decorating skills, and that no nonsense AND no apology reuse of past decor. Again, a big thank-you.

    1. Hi Debbie – Thank you for taking the time to comment to tell me that I speak to your sensibilities. This is so nice to hear. I always try to stay true to myself and not feel that I have to be part of the crowd or need to do what every other DIY decorating blogger is doing. :-) Your comment means a lot to me.

  6. Every fall decor item looks beautiful! I’ve been in love with the orange, velvet pillow since you showed it.

    1. Hi Sheryll – I love my orange velvet pillow. I think I bought it at World Market. It is very smoochy and soft and great to cuddle up with when watching TV or reading.

  7. I love your decor, Diane! It does feel cozy and inviting. Your granddaughter is precious beyond words, too! Good job!!

  8. Love your gorgeous fall touches, Diane! The orange and navy is such a beautiful combination. So fun being “on tour” with you this week!