Thank you for stopping by to see my fall home tour with subtle colors today. This years tour of the living room looks a little different, because I’ve been busy swapping furniture and artwork around. It’s kind of fun angling the camera to capture new views of the room to share with you.
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Fall Home Tour With Subtle Colors
When you think about decorating for fall do you feel a bit overwhelmed? If you’re saying yes, I’m right there with you. That’s why this year my approach is keeping things as uncomplicated as possible by mixing seasonal and everyday decor together.
My style continues to be a bit eclectic, mixing antiques with classic furniture and simple lines. The look is easy to live with and can be as casual as I want it to be.
Decorating With Small Flower Arrangements
Decorating with subtle fall colors starts with a small flower arrangement on the secretary desk. These delicate little yellow and red blooms are from the Mexican Fire Bush that we have in the back garden. Their blooms are at their best in September, that’s when they attract lots of hummingbirds migrating south.
It only takes a few clippings to make a pretty pop of color, and of course I love any type of greenery too.
Did you notice the ironstone platters have a new home next to the secretary? I’m still looking for a third piece to add to the collection but for now this look will do.
Another small flower arrangement adds more subtle color to the side table. Here I have more clippings from the garden and some leftover greenery from an arrangement on the entry table (more on that to come).
A small blue and white bowl holds mini pinecones, which adds a contrast of color and texture to the wicker tray.
In addition to switching chairs around, the bar cart is in a new location next to the sofa, which makes this corner a little more interesting. Simple bare branches in a glass jug add a bit of height next to a philodendron and landscape watercolors.
By the way this is my first philodendron, and we’re still trying to get to know each other. I’m keeping an eye on it, and thinking it may need a brighter corner to survive. Suggestions?
Sitting on the ottoman is a simple tray vignette with a glass demijohn holding preserved hydrangea stems, a cute striped pumpkin and oak leaves in a ironstone jar.
A mix of neutral colored pillows decorate the sofa, and with fall in the air, I have an excuse to pull out a plaid throw blanket or two.
All these colors blend in so well with the oversized watercolor over the sofa. Every time I post photos of this room I get a number of questions about it. Just for fun I’m including a close up of the polo match so you can see some of the beautiful colors in the painting.
Fall Accents With Subtle Colors
Here’s an easy list to follow with fall accents to add to your everyday decor.
- pinecones in a bowl
- oak leaves in a jar
- little pumpkins
- bare branches
- flower arrangements or garden clippings
- pillow covers
- throw blankets
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now!
Thank you for joining me today for my fall home tour with subtle colors. For more ideas see my post Simple Fall Mantel With Gourds And Greenery with photos of the family room.
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Rita C. says
I like your style, Michelle. The Mexican Fire bush makes a great bouquet, and so does the Lantana. Gosh, I had so many white ironstone platters, but when we downsized I know I gave several, if not all, away – simply because they didn’t fit well in my storage tubs, lol. I’ll check next time I’m at my unit to see if I have any left.
Michelle Meyer says
With temperatures back in the 80s our garden plants are really thriving, so I love clipping blooms to bring inside. If you come across an ironstone platter let me know. Hugs!
Classic elegance as always, Michelle. Everything looks beautiful! I love all the organic touches you have throughout. I’ve been wanting to get a glass jug like you have (demijohn?), but I’ve been afraid to order ones I’ve seen online. They are so versatile for all seasons. Pinning!
Michelle Meyer says
Thank you Crissy for your sweet comments. I found this demijohn a couple of years ago at Magnolia Market when I was passing through Waco. I’m not sure they are currently carrying it.
Janet R Lorusso says
This all looks SO pretty, Michelle! Classic casual elegance! I love the firebush cutting!
Michelle Meyer says
Thank you Janet, I’m enjoying these simple additions.