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Farmhouse Fall Decor Home Tour

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. 

Huge wreath made with coffee filters, gourds, velvet pumpkins, mums and other fall decor

Neutrals are Wonderful But The Colors of Fall are BREATHTAKING

Autumn and fall decor on a faux fireplace mantle including pumpkins, a black lantern, and a fall leaf garland

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.

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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.

Close up of black lantern and fall decor on a fireplace mantel


This DIY mantel was topped with a lantern, some small faux pumpkins and gourds, a vintage crock, and a wooden farmhouse styled tray.

The wreath is a simple to make and very inexpensive coffee filter wreath (tutorial here)

Close up of orange mums in a seagrass basket with a fall leaf garland

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.

Fall decor - lots of oranges included a velvet pumpkin, a homemade pillow, mums, and lots more pumpkin stuff


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).

Kitchen towel pillow, red plush throw and orange velvet pumpkin

Next to the fireplace, a comfy throw is draped over a chair and topped with a pillow made from a kitchen towel and an old button-down shirt.

close of up cranberry colored plush throw with pom pom fringe

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

China cabinet with coffee filter wreath on it and fall tablescape

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

simple fall table setting

I’m not entertaining today but I thought I would set the table just to make it look a little less empty.

basic fall table setting

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.

close up of large planter of mums in a vintage soda pop crate on dining room table

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!

Monday 9/20

Southern Hospitality|Starfish Cottage|Home with Cupcakes and Crinoline|
Celebrating Everyday Life
|Savvy Southern Style

Tuesday 9/21

My Soulful Home | Love of Home | She Holds Dearly | Unskinny Boppy

Wednesday 9/22

Home Made by Carmona|Teaselwood Design|Little Farmstead|Our Southern Home|Housepitality Designs

Thursday 9/23

Stonegable | FrenchGardenHouse | Edith & Evelyn | Designthusiasm | Rooms for Rent

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Cindy Henderson

Saturday 23rd of September 2017

I'm enjoying the fall tour ideas and have pinned the link and visited the pumpkin site. I just might consider those nontraditional velvet colored trios of pumpkins. Oh so pretty!

Kelly

Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Warmth - beauty and style! Simply beautiful Mary Beth. Your home is SO inviting dressed up for fall! Always love touring with you! Pinned & shared on FB.

Mary Beth

Sunday 24th of September 2017

Thank you so much, Kelly! You are always so sweet and encouraging and I LOVE touring with you (and Emmett!). xo

phyllis

Saturday 23rd of September 2017

I'm a Plush Pumpkin pinner!

Jet Green

Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Pinned it! Beautiful Autumn decorating! The mums in a basket...LOVE!

Mary Beth

Saturday 23rd of September 2017

Thank you!

Linda Charlton

Friday 22nd of September 2017

I love your colorful fall decor. Neutral is great but color is better. Also, the pumpkin giveaway is great. I hope I win. I pinned it.