Hey friends! I have been waiting for this day all week! The day I get to share my fall home tour with you and all my blogging friends. Happy Fall to all of you. Mother Nature seems a bit unsure which way she wants to go with the seasons…summer seems to linger with the warmer temperatures while some of the trees have started to show a change in colors.
My fall decorating style has changed over the years, last year I went all out with tons of brightly colored foliage and traditional colors. This was last years rustic fall mantel. This year, I have decided to go with my heart and that is definitely with a more neutral color palette and natural elements.
Once the fall season starts our family tends to go on quite a few nature walks. I love bringing natural elements into the home, as I did with this room, natural elements for fall. I am content with finding treasures from nature to decorate with. As my kiddos grow, they are still enjoying the walks and love climbing on fallen trees along the path. We collected a few pieces to decorate with for our fall tablescape, so let’s start with that.
We found the most incredible moss right off the path by the river. The moss was growing in perfectly imperfect little mounds and was so easy to pull up. So, I placed the moss in some small ironstone dishes I found at one of my favorite boutiques. I placed a few dishes on top of old fishing floats. The texture of them is so amazing!
We also pulled some bark off a red pine. The pieces just flaked off and each was unique in texture and shape.
I created some seeded eucalyptus arrangements to flank this phenomenal jarrahdale pumpkin. This type of pumpkin is my all time favorite. In addition to its amazing muted green-blue color, it has these soft almost distressed looking white stripes. It was a great find!
I also love incorporating a touch of whimsy because it is fun for my kiddos and who doesn’t love polka dots and decoupage?? And because I had a few bed springs laying around the basement, these were used to create vertical interest.
And I am totally crushing on plaid this season…well and last season, so I reused this plaid shirting fabric I found last fall. I love the color palette.
And those fun pumpkin leaves with little messages of thankful and grateful…those are a free printable from the lovely Kristen at Ella Claire. I fell in love with them and I have a few projects in the works incorporating these leaves.
Let’s head over to that vintage postal sorter that stands in the corner of our cozy dining area. I found this piece on Craigslist. A hobby farmer had been using it to store shoes in their mudroom. I got a great deal on it because it needed a good cleaning and a paint makeover.
I have a real weakness for pieces with little cubbies. I painted some dollar store pumpkins white and simply decorated this postal sorter for fall.
We found these birch branches along the bridge on our nature walk. I just pulled the leaves off so that the focus could be on the branches.
Ready to cozy up in the living room?
This is our light and bright neutral living room. I kept the decorating simple in this space. Mostly because this is where we spend quite a bit of time as a family and with young kiddos it needs to stay simple.
I focused on creating layers, texture, and variations of neutral tones.
Can you tell I have a pillow obsession? Most days these are lying all over the floor. The rest of the family does not share in my love of pillows on the couch. They would much rather use them for pillow fights than any sort of decorative purpose.
My limelight hydrangeas were amazing this year! I was able to give quite a few of my bushes a haircut and you really can’t even tell I took any plumes off. I love free decorating materials. I also shopped around our house this year for most of my decorating pieces just as I did with my neutral fall mantel.
I am so very thankful that you joined me for my little fall farmhouse home tour. I wish you could be here to share a piece of apple pie!
Maybe next time?
Feel free to click around to see all the other inspiring farmhouse fall home tours below.
A huge thank you to Erin at Meadow Lake Road for coordinating this fall tour, you rock girl!
I wish you all a fabulous fall season!