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.
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.
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 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.
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, Kindi who was visiting over the weekend, coordinates with the decor.
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.
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.
And this textured one that is thick and plush… adding to the comfy cozy factor.
I made these fall-colored photo blocks so I could easily change photos of my granddaughter Zoe as she grows.
On the coffee table, I made fall inspired candle holders using items from my pantry.
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.
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.
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?
- Leather and Fabric Throw Pillow Cover
- Textured Pillow Cover
- Black & White Buffalo Check Throw Rug
- Come In & Get Cozy Doormat
- Purple and White Buffalo Check Napkins
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…