I'm so excited because with the exception of potted mums and real pumpkins, I have my entire house inside and out decorated for fall already! Yippee! It feels so good to have it done. I was inspired by a new Hobby Lobby opening in our home town; I walked in and saw all the beautiful fall decor but I was afraid to buy anything new until I got my own fall decor out of storage. I wanted to be sure I only bought what I needed to fill holes and not buy anything I had already.
Let's begin our tour shall we?
This is a cabinet in my dining room. I put vintage wheat plates on the plate rail on the wall. I created a fall vignette using a tobacco basket, a fall sign, a galvanized pitcher, a dried arrangement, some fall leaf garland and faux fall mums.
The tobacco basket, galvanized pitcher, and dried fall bouquet are all new this year from Hobby Lobby. Everything else I already had in my stash.
On my piano, which is also in the dining room, I placed a fall sign, some baskets, a ceramic pumpkin, and a candle with some fall foliage.
The china cabinet on the other side of the dining room has a pumpkin flower arrangement on top with more vintage wheat plates on the plate rail.
A fall candle with a fall candle ring sits in the center of the dining room table.
In the downstairs guest bathroom on top of the vanity I added some fall scented products from Bath and Body Works.
The other side of the vanity holds a vase filled with silk fall mums. A fall hand towel hangs on the towel ring.
For the office, I put some fall garland on top of a bookshelf and added a ceramic owl to a shelf.
In my entryway, I put a decorative fall metal bucket on a side table with some fall foliage and a little straw pumpkin.
The table that is directly across from the entryway door, and the first thing my guests see when walking in the house, is topped with another fall vignette. I filled a galvanized vase with Viburnum cut from my garden. Then I added a basket, a ceramic pumpkin, and a rock with sunflower on it and the word "Welcome". Fall garland is weaved through all these items laying on the table.
On the entryway door hangs a fall swag.
The outside side porch, and the porch most guests enter through, is the most decorated for fall of all my porches. Here I put a fall themed pillow on my white rocker, placed a scarecrow doll next to a planter, and I put some faux pumpkins on the porch floor.
On the large porch wall, I hung a large tobacco basket and placed a wooden pumpkin sign inside along with some silk fall flowers and foliage. I picked up the large tobacco basket at Hobby Lobby this year too. They are so popular right now, aren't they? I just love them for layering.
Right next to my porch door is this fall welcome sign. I painted it myself years ago. It says "Happy Fall". I added sticks, silk flowers and fall stems, and then placed faux pumpkins and squash on the porch floor and inside the wooden barrel.
This sign hangs on the wall on the opposite side of the door.
For the front porch, I added a fall leaf stake to a potted plant sitting on the porch steps.
Upstairs, I wrapped fall garland around a hallway mirror.
And I put a fall candle and fall candle ring on the table beneath the mirror.
Down the hall just a bit, I put more fall garland on a shelf, hung a "Give Thanks" plaque on a peg, and added a wheat bundle to the table below. My cat Jackson just loves chewing on this wheat bundle. Ugh!
The master bedroom is mostly white and greys so I added a white fall floral arrangement to a nightstand.
And finally, on the shelf above the stairwell, I added more fall silk flowers and baskets.
I also bought the new fall floral arrangement for the master bedroom. I needed something more neutral to go with all the white and grey. If you couldn't tell by the pictures, my house is very outdated color wise. All the walls in the main living areas are jewel tones. I've been going through my house the past few years and renovating, repainting the walls a cream or light grey. I'm all done with the upper level; this year I am starting on the main level, beginning with the living room. As I repaint the rooms, I find some of my fall decor doesn't work in that room anymore. That's what I discovered about my master bedroom, hence the new floral arrangement. But the jewel tones walls, outdated as they are, look great with fall colors! Don't they?
So what about you? Have you decorated for fall yet? Will you be using more traditional fall colors like I did or is your house all updated with white/grey paint so you use more muted fall tones? I'd love to hear from you!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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