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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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122 Comments

  1. Charlotte Caruso says:

    Love your fall mantel! So pretty! I also visited Plush Pumpkins and pinned the image. Velvet pumpkins are beautiful -- I would love to win some!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Charlotte! Have a lovely fall and best of luck to you with the pumpkins!

  2. Linda Smith says:

    Loved your color rich fall tour! Entered Plush Pumpkin giveaway by pinning their picture, sure hope I'm lucky enough to win.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Good luck, Linda, and thank you so much for stopping by!

  3. Beautiful fall colors and styling, Mary Beth. I love the cute plaid pillow!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Kim! Have a wonderful autumn and I'm so thrilled to be touring with you. xo

  4. Your fall tour is beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win the velvet pumpkins. I signed up!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Melanie, for stopping by. Have a wonderful autumn.

  5. I always thought these velvet pumpkins were so cute and they speak FALL. I went to the site and immediately thought of one of our granddaughters who would love the "pink lemonade" trio.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I think they are pretty cute, too, and I love that the pink lemonade trio made you think of your granddaughter. How sweet! Have a lovely fall.

  6. I love your home and fall decor. Your Mama's plates are my favorite! I visited Plush Pumpkins and love them so I hope I win!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Jan! I love my Mom's plates now but I remember thinking they were so blah when I was little and she would pull them out for dinners. How times and my tastes have changed. Have a wonderful fall.

  7. Beautiful, we live in florida but miss my michigan fall so your colors and decor are a perfect com promise for me, thanks!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Carol! I always go back and forth about living in the south versus living up north and every time I come back home to Pennsylvania I'm always in awe of the hills, mountains, and trees! I hope all is well in your area of Floria. Have a wonderful fall.

  8. Carol Heartfelt Whimsies says:

    Just beautiful!! Love the oranges! Your front porch with all those pumpkins is amazing!!
    I just pinned those beautiful plush pumpkins!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Carol!

  9. Christine harris says:

    Love those plush velvet pumpkins!!!! Would❤️To decorate with them!!!! Thanks

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I love them, too! Have a wonderful fall.

  10. Shirley @Housepitality Designs says:

    Mary Beth, your home is always so beautiful in the Fall with all of the amazing warm colors! What a great gift from your son...so very sweet and thoughtful of him..yes, he does know what his mother loves! Happy Fall Mary Beth!!! Off to visit our fellow bHome ladies!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Shirley! Your comments always make me smile. Have a wonderful fall sweet friend. xo

  11. FrenchGardenHouse says:

    Mary Beth, oh! Those amazing autumn colors! So, so beautiful. And I'm in love with all the texture you brought into your home for this season, from the cozy throw to the baskets. Stunning, and so welcoming for fall. It's a joy to be on this bHOME FALL TOUR with you! xo Lidy

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Lidy! It is always such a wonderful time when I get to tour with you and the other bHome ladies. xo

  12. Beth at Unskinny Boppy says:

    Such beautiful fall colors!! I love it all- Pinning!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Beth! xo

  13. My favorite colors to decorate with -- love autumn!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Mine, too! Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by.

  14. Waiting for fall to arrive in upstate NY. Won't be long. Velvet pillows would be a beautiful addition to my decor.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Oh, velvet pillows sound wonderful and definitely a perfect addition to fall decor.

  15. Thanks for sharing your beautiful fall decor. It is so warm and inviting. I am looking for ideas on how to "create a mantel" for my screened porch and look forward to seeing how you made yours!!! 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Barbara. I need to get moving with getting the tutorial up for that project soon. Have a wonderful fall!

  16. Grace Nielsen says:

    Great post - thanks!! I visited Plush Pumpkin website AND I pinned their photo ~ hope that means I'm entered in the contest now?!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Grace, and you are definitely entered! Have a wonderful day.

  17. Janis Raines says:

    I loved your decorations--visited Plush Pumpkin and loved the variety of colors and sizes.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Janis! Have a wonderful week.

  18. I love the vibrant colors & that you created your own fireplace with mantel!! How creative! And I love that you recycle décor from years past! I do as well & just changing them to a different location in the house or mixing up how they are styled together makes everything seem "vintage new."
    I visited Plush Pumpkin and LOVE everything! And although my favorite color is blue, I sure love those jewel tones pumpkins. I also pinned them.
    Happy Fall!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, April! It sounds like we're kindred spirits. 🙂 I just can't bring myself to buy all new decor...I want to and I often put all sorts of decor in my shopping cart and then I walk back through the store and put it all back. 😉 Have a wonderful fall!

  19. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Mary Beth, it all looks beautiful! Your traditional colors of fall are fresh and pretty and I love your dining tables cape. Great job and fun to party with you ladies today!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Rhoda! I truly appreciate your sweet words. Have fun with the new house - I'm so excited for you. xo

  20. Kristy Seibert says:

    Mary Beth- I am in love with your fall decor! Its quintessential fall- the colors and fall foilage- I can almost feel the "crisp cool fall air"- everything we long for this time of year in Florida- ha ha... I also love how resourceful you are- the DIY fireplace and upcycled basket and Walmart throw blanket- it all looks so nice together. So grateful to be joining talented bloggers like you on the tour this week!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Kristy, I truly appreciate your sweet comments! I agree and I am so grateful to be joining talented bloggers like you for this tour. What a blessing! xo

  21. Your deep, rich colors are beautiful and very autumnal. I visited plush pumpkins.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Good luck on winning the pumpkins, Lee!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Sharon! The best of luck to you.

  22. Kasey Moore says:

    Absolutely loved all of your fall decor! ? I am in love with the velvet pumpkins! I pinned the photo, now I have my fingers crossed! Thank you for the chanceB

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You're welcome, Kasey, and I am so glad to hear you liked my fall decor. Have a wonderful week!

  23. Carol Thompson says:

    I love your autumn decor. The rich colors call out to me! I'll be looking for that pom pom throw at Walmarts and that wreath! LOVE!

    I visited the website for the plush pumpkins and pinned. They are just gorgeous and I would be thrilled beyond words to win!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Carol! I hope you find the throws...they also had them in plum and a minty green. I wanted them all. 🙂 Also, I am so glad you like the wreath. I made it with coffee filters last year and never did a tutorial...now you have me thinking! Have a wonderful autumn and thank you for stopping by.

  24. Carol, The Red Painted Cottage says:

    Mary Beth, Your home is so comfy and inviting for fall. I really love how you decorated it. I love those velvet plush pumpkins and would love to win these. I pinned it to my board.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Carol! I agree about those pumpkins....they always make me swoon. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by.

  25. Jennifer at Celebrating Everyday Life says:

    Oh Mary Beth, your home is a HAVEN of Fall gorgeousness!! I am smitten with the warmth and comfort of it all! Well done, my friend, well done!!! So many great finds and I love how you incorporated so many sentimental touches too. Thank you for sharing. What a joy it is!!
    xoxo,
    Jennifer

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, dear friend! You made my day and I always LOVE "hopping" with you! xoxo

  26. Carol Claremont says:

    Your mantle and "fireplace" are gorgeous. I pinned the post of the gorgeous velvet pumpkins but I am still going to go to their site just to look. You ladies with your blogs are such an inspiration to the rest of us. I am 68 and I have learned so much.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Oh my goodness, Carol, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your comment means a lot to me. Have a wonderful fall and the best of luck to you with the giveaway.

  27. Tanya Derrey Bingham says:

    I love your beautiful fall tour Mary Beth, just beautiful!!
    xo

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Awww...thank you so much, Tanya!!!! xoxo

  28. First time to visit your blog. Loved that big paper wreath. Did you make it?
    Would love to win the velvet pumpkins. They are so beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing your home.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Mildred! I did make that wreath. I'm going to post the tutorial soon - it's super easy to make and inexpensive, too. Have a wonderful autumn.

  29. Fall is my favorite season to decorate. You have a magical touch! Thanks so much for all your great tips. I love the array of colors in the velvet pumpkins.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Jenean!

  30. SO pretty! I love the true Fall colors! The basket in the fireplace with the mums is my favorite!! Hope you are well!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Susan! xo

  31. Such a warm and lovey spaces. Super cleaver idea with the sea-basket and mums in the fireplace.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Charity!

  32. Theresa Ennis says:

    Pinned the pumpkins to my fall board. So fab!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Theresa.

  33. Hello Mary Beth; I Always admire and enjoy seeing your Stunning Photos.
    I pinned the Pumpkins, and I wish that I had the Great Harvest Set!!
    How my Heart is swooning over this set!!
    I Love your Antique chair and all of the Lovely Fall Décor!
    Thank-You & Take Care!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Sunny! You take care as well and have a wonderful fall.

  34. Love love love these pumpkins!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I couldn't agree more. They are gorgeous, Linda.

  35. Heather B says:

    I love your fall decor! It is gorgeous!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Heather!

  36. Cassandra e says:

    I love that you use traditional colors. You made a comment above that you fill a shopping cart and put it all back. That's great! Because what you have is lovely, and felt so warm and even nurturing. Happy autumn! I pinned the photo. I haunted plush pumpkins.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you very much, Cassandra! I appreciate your sweet comment. Have a lovely autumn!

  37. Your autumn home looks beautiful, love that you built yourself a fireplace with mantel, and then decorated it so beautifully. Thanks for the sweet pumpkin giveaway, I have several picked out for my wishlist (but really how many velvet pumpkins does one need). I am pinning your fall decor and those pumpkins to drool over.
    Pat

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Pat! 🙂

  38. Bonnie Kleindl says:

    I love them all so it wouldn't make me any difference which ones I will win.

  39. Melissa Storms says:

    I pinned the image, Thank you for the chance to win!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You're welcome, Melissa! Have a wonderful week.

  40. Love that pompom throw!!! My kitties would too!!
    And those silk pumpkins are
    GEORGOUS!!!!
    So many in unique styles!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Oh my goodness....I would love to see a kittie having fun with the pompoms! 🙂

  41. Okay, now this is fall! 🙂 Your home looks beautiful, rustic and... happy! Fun touring with you! ~julie

  42. These pumpkins are so cute! I love fall and the decorations that go with it!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Those pumpkins are cute for sure! Have a wonderful fall, Meredith!

  43. Laurel Stephens says:

    I'm swooning over your gorgeous autumn colors and decor. My favorites, too! 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Laurel! Have a wonderful autumn.

  44. Pinned the "Plush Pumpkins Giveaway." Love your vignettes for fall and the coffee filter wreath is gorgeous. I've purchased a bunch of filters and need to get on with the production!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Barbara! Have a wonderful autumn.

  45. Lisa Mccoy says:

    Love the pumpkins; saved them to my living room board. Visited Plush Pumpkins too. The Fallscapes are beautiful.

  46. Christy @ Our Southern Home says:

    So pretty! I just love all of the traditional fall colors in your home. Now if the weather would just cool off!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Christy, and I agree. It's 84 here right now and this is PA- it's supposed to be in the 70's!

  47. Your tour is beautiful, and I totally pinned those Gorgeous velvet pumpkins! They are absolutely stunning! #iNEEDthem !!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Becky, and I agree about those pumpkins!

  48. Asloved the fall tour, everything looks so warm and inviting. Visited the plush pumpkins site and pinned the photo pumpkin photo. Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You're welcome, Bonnie! Have a wonderful fall.

  49. Kathy Haney says:

    Such lovely pumpkins, I would feel very special if you choose my name.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      The best of luck, Kathy!

  50. Karen Barnhardt says:

    I pinned the "Plush Pumpkins Giveaway" and I so love your Autumn décor. Gonna subscribe for sure. Being an "empty nester" with kids not living close by, I sort of lost my zest for holiday decorating for quite a while. Seeing your ideas and all of the lovely colors, I think I may want to spiff up the place for Autumn now. Thank you!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Karen, for your kind words! My husband was ill for several years and I lost my zest as well. He's doing better now, thankfully, and I'm starting to get my mojo back. Have a wonderful autumn.

  51. Love your fall home ?? went to the posh pumpkin website, I'm in love!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Kortney! I love those pumpkins, too. They are gorgeous.

  52. Love ❤️ Love ❤️ the pumpkins, pompous, and pillow. I pinned it all. It's so cozy.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Monique!

  53. Mel Allison says:

    Pinned it! Love your blog!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Mel!

  54. Linda Kendall says:

    I love your use of the rich colors!
    I pinned the image.

  55. Fall my favorite season! Love the silk pumpkins!!

  56. I love all the fall colors especially the lighter color plush pumpkins. I visited the website and pinned the picture.

  57. Linda Charlton says:

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

  58. Linda Charlton says:

    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.

  59. Jet Green says:

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

  60. I'm a Plush Pumpkin pinner!

  61. 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.

    1. Mary Beth says:

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

  62. Cindy Henderson says:

    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!