What are your go-to's for fall decor?
Sticking to simple fall décor mixing homemade, store bought, and vintage hand-me-downs is my style and today, I want to share with you some simple ideas, including some DIYs, for creating a beautiful space regardless of how big (or small) your home is and your budget.
Most of my décor is either homemade, thrifted or repurposed.
With that in mind, let's start. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me for a tour of my living room and dining room all decorated for fall.
Neutrals are Wonderful But The Colors of Fall are BREATHTAKING
There is something about the rich colors of fall that have always appealed to me.
The bold oranges, reds, and golds...and I love to introduce those colors into my home in the fall.
I also love neutral décor and some of the lovely muted tones that are more and more popular for autumn décor but, and this is a big but, I try to use the same décor over and over each year maybe adding one new item per year or making something new so this year's décor is all recycled from more years than I care to remember.
How To Decorate for Fall on a Budget
This year I started by decorating my mantel which is a big deal for me. I have dreamed of having a fireplace and mantel for as long as I've owned this house.
Not wanting to wait any longer, I built my own last winter. It all started with an old cabinet and went from there and hopefully, someday I'll share all the details and the how-to.
The wreath is a simple to make and very inexpensive coffee filter wreath (tutorial here).
Inside the fireplace, I placed some mums that were a birthday gift from my middle son (he knows me so well!) into an upcycled seagrass basket and placed that on top of an old drawer for added height.
I like to use vintage crates <<<---this is an awesome source in case you can't find any locally.
They can be used for décor (or to hold magazines and I used to use the one above for a toy box for my oldest son....time goes by too quickly).
The throw above is no longer available but here is a link to a similar pom throw with a matching pillow!
Next Up - Fall Décor in the Dining Room
I went simple this year for the dining room and am using another crate and more mums for the centerpiece.
Burlap was added to the crate to cover up the planter and that will also make it easy to remove for watering those mums...they get thirsty especially indoors.
SHOP THE LOOK
I'm not entertaining today but I thought I would set the table just to make it look a little less empty.
Anytime I do entertain, I like to use something vintage or something from my mother just because (the missing never stops) and for this table setting I used my Pioneer Woman plates and topped them with some antique plates that were my mothers.
They have brown in them which made them perfect for fall.
I had some fresh apples and those are an easy way to add color to the table so I added them to help complete my simple dining room table décor and that sums it up for now.
I'm sure I'll be adding some décor to my kitchen soon.
The next stop on the tour is Jennifer from Celebrating Everyday Life. Be sure to stop by Jennifer's and thank you so much for stopping by!