Halloween is over and the skeletons and spiders are safely packed away, but in our house it is still Fall and the pumpkins and mums will stay out until Thanksgiving! Therefore today I am sharing a little Fall home tour, before it is officially too late (because I will admit, I, like most of you, am eager for Christmas!). I started adding Fall decor early in September, but like the blogger slacker I am I just haven’t gotten around to sharing anything (not counting instagram of course, where my oversharing game is strong). This ends now. So put down your Christmas list and turn off Jingle Bells…it’s time to pretend like Autumn just started!
Our front porch is probably my favorite area to decorate and certainly to hang out. Right from the beginning of the season I went kinda crazy on pumpkins, gourds, cool colored squashes (like the green ones below), and of course mums!
Inside you’ll see I tried out a few different vignettes for the entry; one colorful and one more neutral to match our mantel. You can see decorating in our home always involves moving quite a few things around, this includes props and entire pieces of furniture.
For our mantel, I run into the same problem every year, how to decorate around our television. But luckily we have a “second mantel” of sorts which just means breaking out the big ladder. This year I stuck with neutral and natural elements in our family room. Lanterns, garlands, fake pumpkins and a couple of DIY signs completed this area.
Sticking with the natural theme, I found that dried hydrangeas from our yard had beautiful colors that mixed great with all of the white pumpkins I had bought as well. I made a few arrangements in wooden and wire crates and placed them around our house, I just love no maintenance centerpieces!
Speaking of, I made a no maintenance Fall centerpiece in our kitchen, this was of course before we decided to move this long table into our dining room instead.
As you can see the area where this table used to be is now a little seating/ coffee bar area that needed a few Fall touches as well, like this plant box I painted with the word “harvest”. Just a few other Fall details in our kitchen.
But now that the dining room has our long table in it (are you keeping up yet?) I have already added a different Fall tablesecape (also used for Halloween, see previous post)! There is just no way of knowing if it will stay this way until Thanksgiving!
And lastly, my other favorite Fall spot is outside as well; the fire pit! We enjoy the occasional fire and hot cider/wine out here on chilly Fall nights. Luckily not much decor is needed in this spot, just the changing leaves!
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