Cozy And Subtle Fall Decor Ideas. Welcome to Thistle Key Lane and part one of our fall home tour. Today I’m sharing a few simple ideas of how to create a cozy home with subtle fall decor.
I’m so happy to be participating in the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours. My friend Kelly of The Tattered Pew is hosting this week long event and kicked off our home tours on Monday. It has been a fabulous week of fall inspiration, and I’m so happy to be joining in on the final day. You’ll find all the blog links for the entire week at the end of my post.
If you’re popping in after visiting my sweet friend Cindy of County Road 407, come on in and stay awhile! I love visiting Cindy’s farmhouse. It always has the perfect amount of country charm.
Cozy And Subtle Fall Decor Ideas
This year part one of the fall tour starts with our family room and breakfast nook area off the kitchen. These rooms have a southern exposure which means we have lots of natural light streaming in through windows overlooking the backyard.
With dark wood floors and a brown leather sofa, a sense of coziness is already built into the family room. All I need to do is add a few fall accents, and we’re ready to welcome the autumn season. Here’s what I’m concentrating on to achieve those cheerful fall feels.
- fall branches
- dried gourds
- seasonal artwork
- pillow covers and throws with soft colors and a mix of patterns
- vintage accents
- fresh flowers and plants
Fall Mantel With Leaves Gourds And Artwork
The mantel is focal point of room, so that’s where my seasonal decorating usually starts. For the first time I’m using faux branches instead of dried or fresh stems. With our ongoing brutal summer heat, foraging just doesn’t sound very appealing, so for now faux leaves it is. At lease these are somewhat realistic looking, plus I do love the color and texture they provide in the wicker vase.
My favorite mini gourds are making another appearance this year. I love using them loose or as vase filler in a glass hurricane candle holder. I have medium gourds on the bar cart too.
To see another way of styling this hurricane candle holder click on my recent Pinterest Challenge post, Fall Candle Holder Vignette.
The landscape watercolor above the mantel is from my childhood home. Since it’s a permanent fixture so to speak, I’ve been layering artwork over to change up the look for seasonal decorating. For fall I have a simple thistle watercolor in soft harvest gold colors. It’s one of my favorite pieces lately.
Faded Soft Colors and Mixing Patterns
Switching out pillow covers is always a fun exercise for seasonal decor. I’m mixing checks, floral and geometric patterns in colors of gray, blue, terra cotta and cream. Their soft faded colors seem to bring in the feeling of fall in a subtle way.
The geometric brown arm chair adds another pattern to play with in the family room. This is seriously one of the most comfortable spots in the house to sit and enjoy a mug of hot tea. It will be getting a lot more attention once our temps cool off, and we’re able to enjoy the fireplace again.
By the way did you notice the terra cotta colored pumpkin next to the arm chair? This is one of the pumpkins from my post Three Easy Faux Pumpkin Makeovers. It’s not really terra cotta, but it sure looks like it.
Vintage Accents And Plants
Vintage accents are a joy to decorate with in any season, and I love moving around some of my favorite little pieces. The vintage wooden shoe molds add a bit of nostalgia and cozy up the coffee table setting. The larger one belonged to my dad, and I found the other last year at a local antique mall.
Sometimes I feel the need to break up all the wood tones by bringing a different elements such as glass, ceramic or metal. In this case a set of brass trays work to add color and a change in texture. Plants and their clay pots add texture and color too. I can’t image a room without a few pops of fresh green.
Bar Cart With Flowers And Gourds
The vintage seltzer bottles are quite at home next to a crock of fresh flowers. Don’t you just love these muted colors? What I like best is the addition of the clippings from the backyard, which seems to give the arrangement an untamed look.
On the bottom shelf I’m squeezing in one last gourd next to the Scotch whisky collection. As we get further into September, I’ll switch things around replacing the fresh flowers with mums.
I’ve had the best time creating different vignettes on the kitchen table over the last few weeks. I think this is the fifth one I have come up with on top of a round cutting board. To see three more vignettes click on my post, Fall Kitchen Arrangement With Sunflowers.
Instead of flowers on the table, I currently have a healthy green plant sitting on a stack of brown transferware plates. I’m also including a wicker pumpkin, a little collection of ironstone jars, and a pewter duck trinket box. Put them all together and they say fall to me.
I recently moved the vintage printers drawer to the breakfast nook area replacing the open shelves. It’s going to make an interesting place to try out wreaths or garlands. Be sure to check my post from earlier this week with details on How To Make A Paper Bag Fall Leaf Wreath.
You’re invited to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with ideas you can use right now!
Now I’m going to send you over to visit Pasha Is Home. I know you don’t want to miss Pasha’s fall decorating ideas in her beautiful kitchen. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope my cozy and subtle fall decor ideas will help jump start your fall decorating!
Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.
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