Happy Fall everyone! I am so excited to be joining 14 other fabulous bloggers this week to share our fall homes with you. So grab a cup of coffee and pull up a seat, you are welcome to stay as long as you like! : )
As you know from my other posts, fall is my absolute favorite season. The air is chilly, but there isn’t snow on the ground yet. I love the beautiful color that nature brings into our lives. I love the smell of pumpkin in the air, and all the warm drinks. I love being tucked under cozy blankets and those extra cuddles to keep warm. I love fall!
Fall Home Tour 2015
I went pretty simple this year. Sometimes life is just too chaotic and you have to slow down and take a breath. When I think of Fall I think of taking deep breaths and enjoying each moment, so that’s how I approached my decor this year.
You might notice I have a few new pieces in the living room. I’m pretty excited to make some changes in here, and there will be even more to come ; ) I’ve been hinting to my husband that I will be painting that dresser, but it’s one of his favorite pieces we have so he’s not very excited about that. I’ve also played around with the idea of building a whole new piece to go there and using that dresser somewhere else. What would you do?
This new Window Mirror from Hayneedle has really brightened up this corner. I have a hard time in this little spot because it’s such an awkward space, and it always seems to lack natural light. Mirrors are quite awesome in what they can do for a room aren’t they?
My absolute favorite new addition to our living room is this Jute Chevron Area Rug. It is a mix between chenille and jute so it’s much softer to the touch. It’s a great compromise when you want the look of jute AND happy feet, and happy feet means a happy husband. : )
Plus it just looks great doesn’t it??
I built a blanket ladder for our living room because I feel like we always have blankets laying everywhere. We desperately needed a place to easily put them away, and it reduces folding by half this way right? :)
The top off white blanket is also from Hayneedle and it’s the perfect fall blanket. It keeps you cozy without getting too hot, it’s the perfect thickness for this beautiful season!
For my fall mantel this year I continued on with my simplistic approach. Every year when I start decorating my mantel I always feel like I have to put so much up there because it’s such a deep and wide space. This year I was inspired by simplicity. I find it’s often too easy for me to get sucked into getting everything just right and making everything as perfect as I can get it. Although I’m still learning, I’m starting to realize that it’s not about how many pumpkins I can fit on my mantel or how many delicious loafs of pumpkin bread I can make, but about enjoying each slice of pumpkin bread, it’s about relaxing with my family and enjoying the rustle of the leaves and breeze in the air. So this year our mantel is graced with a new Recycled Glass Jug, Tobacco baskets I purchased from Decor Steals, my mini wooden ladder, and an old window screen. Thats it.
Next to the piano this year I decided to add a chair with a blanket. I wish I had some glorious reason why I decided to do this, but I did it because this is a problem corner in our house. It seems as though everyone thinks they can hide things there, myself included. I thought maybe if I filled this corner with something pretty I would be less likely to let it get away from me. So far it’s working, but it’s only been a week, I’ll keep you up to date on that ; ). I placed this Gray Throw over the chair to make it feel a little more cozy, and a few times I’ve actually caught my youngest just sitting there being all cute. Mission accomplished.
I hope you enjoyed the first part of our Fall Home Tour. I will be back Friday with our Kitchen and Dining Room, so I hope you’ll stop back by!
Shop this Room:
Entryway Bench – Tutorial here
Giant Chalkboard – Tutorial here
Striped Pillow Covers – Hobby Lobby
Couches – Ikea
Large Wooden Clock – Tutorial here
Jute Rug – Hayneedle
Antler Pillow – Tutorial here
Leaf Shaped Wicker Basket – Homegoods
Rustic Pumpkins – Tutorial coming soon
Window Wall Mirror – Hayneedle
Blanket Ladder – Tutorial coming soon
Gray Throw – Hayneedle
Offwhite Throw – Hayneedle
Rosette Ivory Decorative Pillow – Walmart
Glass Jug – Hayneedle
Tobacco Baskets – Decor Steals
Mini Ladder – Tutorial here
Now you can grab another cup of coffee and hop over to see all the other beautiful Fall Homes!