It’s a FALL TOUR… again!!! Two days of touring and seeing all the fun fall decor in my home and the homes of my very talented blogging friends! Yay!!!! We all love home tours! I’m so glad you are here!
A big thank you to Linda at IT ALL STARTED WITH PAINT for getting us up and running (a big, big job) and our beloved Marty at A STROLL THRU LIFE who was the originator of these tours! Marty has been putting together the best home tour for years!
I’m thrilled to be a part of this 30 blogger FALL TOUR with such a wonderful legacy!
You are both the best!!!!!
Today I’m sharing the SOFTER SIDE OF FALL HOME TOUR, PART 2.
Yesterday I posted Part 1!
Here’s just a little peek at the tour. Head over HERE to see the whole tour and lots of fall decorating tips.
You can see my fall foyer…
And my foyer table…
And the great room…
With the fall fireplace…
And lots more! Decorating tips and ideas too! So make sure you stop by and see part 1 of THE SOFTER SIDE OF FALL HOME TOUR.
Ready to start this tour in the little dining area?
Our dining area is open to the great room and the sun room and the kitchen. It literally sits in the elbow of our home!
To keep this area from looking too busy I keep it very scaled-down and neutral! But don’t mistake scaled-down for not a lot of pretty natural fall things brought inside! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all things fall!
There are so many beautiful natural things you can use to decorate for fall, like the little white pumpkins I’m obsessed with. I grew them in our garden one year and have loved them ever since!
You will see them and many more fall elements sprinkled about our home!
You might like to see 10 NATURAL FALL ELEMENTS TO USE IN YOUR HOME here.
I love using natural fall elements to decorate! Oh, I just can’t get enough of those darling baby boo pumpkins!
Come see the arrangement I made for the dining room table!
I combined a long willow basket with a huge jar filled with three autumn scented candles. Then I filled the basket with real and faux white pumpkins and little dried gourds to make a low profile fall arrangement.
My whole house smells like fall! Oh, YUM!
Don’t you love easy-peasy decorating, no matter the time of year?
I like food-type aromas when it comes to candles and diffusers! So cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, pumpkin, and other warm scents remind me of fall!
Let’s make our homes smell glorious too! We should always try to decorate for all of our senses!
Because our home is very neutral I like to call on pillows and throws, like the one below, to add a bit of texture and pattern. That is such a great way to decorate! So I use them liberally.
And you should too! I always say pillows are a room’s jewelry!
If you like neutrals you might like to read 7 TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH NEUTRALS HERE.
One of the decor diy’s on my list (probably not until the New Year) is to paint the legs of our dining area chairs a light neutral color. I love the shape and size of these chairs but the legs are too dark!
I bought them knowing I would probably have to change them. Once you dive in and start learning how to paint furniture, decorating becomes so much easier!
Ready to head to the kitchen?
Here’s how it looked before the renovation started…
And although it’s not totally done here’s how it looks now…
Big difference, right?
The bones of the kitchen were good so we kept the cabinets and the layout and changed the rest!
The kitchen is not decorated yet because I have workers still coming and going almost daily!
But I did pick a big bunch of hydrangeas from our bush by the front door and put them in my gray urn and styled it along with little white pumpkins and spinner gourds.
Sometimes all we need is one amazing fall centerpiece to make a whole room look decorated!
I also added a 3-pound white pumpkin perched on a couple breadboards on the counter!
One of my favorite things to do is to elevate any decor. It makes decor feel more important! Think about risers like books, breadboards, log slices, and even cake stands!
You can see MY FAVORITE DECOR RISERS HERE. There are so many amazing household items you have in your home already that make fabulous risers for your decor!
The little bump out next to the kitchen became a banquette and really pulled this area into the kitchen! Before it looked so separate.
I’m still not sure about the fabric for the 3-inch cushion on the banquette. I’m taking my time and looking for a performance fabric I truly love!
This will be a nice sitting area in the kitchen and we can bring in an extra table when we have family for special events etc and need extra seating.
The last stop on our fall home tour is the sunroom. Here’s where Bobby and I love to hang out in the evening!
Because we use this area of our home the most I kept fall decor mostly low profile and simple.
I used the same color palette I talk about in part 1 of my fall home tour. And even though this room is a bit more informal than the rest of the house it does not look out of place.
Friends, a cohesive color palette is an amazing thing!!!! You can read about the HOW TO DECORATE WITH COLOR.
I chose pillows in blond and white with a relaxed feel!
Just like I created a dough bowl of brambly fall elements in the living room and the basket of pumpkins and gourds on the dining table, I used a galvanized metal tray to create a natural arrangement out of real pumpkins, faux stems with berries and acorns, and my favorite woodblock stamps.
These arrangements are just so easy to make and add a big dose of fall to a room!
Here is a post about HOW TO STYLE A FALL DOUGH BOWL.
And here’s a really pretty THANKSGIVING DOUGH BOWL made with seasonal fruits and vegetables for you to see!
The other side of the family room is also decorated with a light hand for fall!
The bar cart has a mirror top and the candle (battery operated and on a timer) in the lantern adds a warm glow that is also reflected on the top of the bar cart! It lights up that whole area in the evenings and looks so pretty!
It’s hard to see but there are acorns in the bottom of the lantern for a nod to the season!
Every fall I bring at least one mum into our home. It’s just something I’ve always done ever since I was a young bride!
It just would not feel like fall without one pretty fall mum indoors! I’ve also been using ornamental kale and other fun fall plants and look forward to adding them to our fall decor later in the season!
I’m so happy you stopped by! I hope you have been inspired by my fall tour and are taking some ideas home to use in your house!
Make sure you stop by my friend’s fall tour and see what they are sharing!