Decorating for Fall

Can you believe it is the end of September and we are well into Fall. The trees are starting to change color and I think they are just so beautiful!

Does anyone else feel like this past month just whizzed by at the speed of light? I am sure it’s because this particular month is always crazy in our household. Aside from the kids settling back to school and starting up their various activities (soccer, football, dance and horseback riding lessons for our kids), it just so happens to be my husband’s busiest travel time with his job and he was gone every week in September. So things have been pretty crazy around these parts! Somehow in all of the chaos, I managed to paint our front door, re-vamp our pantry and changed out our decor for the new season, which feels kinda like a miracle!

Today I wanted to share with you my approach to decorating our home for Fall and give you a little tour of our Family Room and Kitchen. This year was a little different because I now have two bookcases to decorate, and I had so much fun with that!

My goal for my Fall decor was to create a warm and cozy space in my preferred Farmhouse style and I am really happy with the result. Here is what I did to embrace the change of season…

1.Added pops of bright, warm colors

My approach to color in our home is neutral with pops of color to add visual interest and fun. Our couch, walls, rug, fireplace and bookcases are very neutral – lots of white, gray and beige – which helps to keep things balanced and calm. Mustard yellow and teal are the accent colors I use the most throughout our home.

For our Fall decor, I added navy, green and orange to the mix and I was surprised by how much I loved the result! There are still enough neutrals to keep things from looking like a pre-school classroom, but I think these colors together are so cheerful!

2.Bring elements of nature inside

When I think Fall, I think of nature. It must be the gorgeous weather, the changing leaves and those perfect October Sunny days. I like to bring elements of nature inside too. Things like these little felt acorns nestled in Spanish moss…

These wood vases with faux floral stems in my favorite color…

Incorporating animals, I have a thing for foxes and owls…

And then of course you can use real live animals…Lucy just cracks me up. She loves sitting up on this table and it looks like she is posing…

Of course we need pumpkins…

real and fake…

I love the look of a bowl of apples…so simple but colorful…

And what about some landscape pictures like this vintage paint by number…so pretty!

Or this watercolor print I made using the waterlogue app

Can you recognize which photo I used to create the print?

3. Add pattern – plaid and floral

One of the reasons I am obsessed with throw cushion covers is that I love pattern, and in my mind there just isn’t a better or safer way to incorporate it into your home dec