Simple Ways To Welcome Fall Into Your Home. Thank you for stopping by today for part two of our fall home tour. Today I’m continuing our home tour in the entryway and living room areas with simple fall additions.
I’m so happy to be joining the 2023 Fall Home Tours, hosted by my friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. We have 25 bloggers this week sharing their favorite decorating ideas to help you kick off your fall season. I’m joining in the fun on day three, so there’s still a lot more inspiration to come.
If you’re are popping in from Pasha Is Home welcome and come on in. Pasha’s front porch is so inspiring, which reminds me I need to start working on ours.
Simple Ways To Welcome Fall Into Your Home
I’m so happy with how our fall decorating is coming together this year. To see part one of our home tour from last week click on Cozy and Subtle Fall Decor Ideas. I’m continuing those cozy fall feels in the entryway and living room areas.
It’s been so hard to even think about fall decorating when the weather has its own crazy ideas. Luckily we finally have a break, with temperatures 20 degrees cooler than last week. Which is huge!
It’s as if the house resettled on its foundation with a big sigh of relief. We have rain in the forecast too, which is definitely something to celebrate. Now let’s get to the tour. Are you ready?
Welcome the fall season into your home with simple decorating ideas.
- real or faux fall leaves and branches
- pine cones
- real or faux pumpkins and apples
- pops of fall colors
- fresh flowers
- dried florals
- mix simple patterns and fabrics
Fall Entry Table
Fall accents on the entry table include lots of neutrals with little pops of color. In a classic urn I’m using faux stems with gold, rust and brown similar to the ones in the family room. With milder weather ahead I hope to forage for interesting fall branches.
The large white platter holds a variety of pumpkins and pine cones. I’m keeping this area over simplified, so when I get the urge to add some Halloween accents I’ll have room.
In the baskets below the table I’m switching out the throw blanket and pillow. This is always a fun area to add a pattern or pop of color. This bright yellow definitely speaks fall to me, which I’m repeating in a couple places in the living room.
Florals and Dried Stems
The ottoman is always my favorite spot to decorate in the living room. Sometimes I use a wooden tray or wicker tray. This fall I’m going for an oversized woven grass tray with pretty handles. I love the bold texture it brings into the room.
Using restraint which is not always easy, I’m only adding a few things to the tray starting with a stack of books. My thrift store vase holds some dried grass and for color I’m nestling in a green velvet pumpkin.
One of my favorite ways to welcome fall is with florals and dried stems on the ottoman. This pretty mini bouquet at the grocery store with the sweetest yellow and peach roses. There is also rust colored mums, yarrow and Dusty Miller. Such a pretty late summer early combination.
Simple Patterns And Soft Colors
Just like in the family room I enjoy playing around with different pillow combinations on the sofa and chairs. Since most of the color comes from the Persian rug and large watercolor, I’m keeping the rest of the living room colors in soft neutrals.
The exceptions are the ruffled gingham lumbar pillow, and the floral pillow with muted grays and yellows. Both add a contrast in color, and a bit of femininity to the straight lines of the sofa and wing back chair.
Simple Fall Accents
Did you notice the interesting terra cotta apples in the wood bowl? They’re actually faux apples I painted. I love their soft color and clay like texture they add to the side table. You can click on the post DIY Faux Terra Cotta Apples for details.
On the secretary desk I have a few more fall accents to mix in with odds and ends, such as a tiny vase holding dried flowers and a yellow pumpkin.
Out of all of the vintage pieces I have in our home the secretary is one of the most versatile. It also functions as our liquor cabinet with room for glasses. I use the drawers below for storing cloth napkins and tablecloths. Want to see? Click on my post Organizing Napkins And Linens.
Be sure 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 Yvonne from StoneGable. I’m always inspired by Yvonne’s fresh perspective on all things home, as well as her welcoming classic style of decorating. I just know you’ll be inspired by her fall kitchen too!
All the links for everyone participating this week are below. Be sure to come back for more fall home tours tomorrow and Friday.