Hello and welcome to the Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour Series Fall Edition, hosted by the ever sweet Lindsay at The White Buffalo Styling Co. I’ve always followed along on Instagram, pinned SO many photos, and oohed and aahed over every BSHT series, so I’m thrilled to actually participate this year!! In this series over 20 bloggers are sharing their homes all decorated for fall so get ready to be inspired. If you’re coming over from Claire Brody, hello and thanks for stopping by! I absolutely love Claire and her modern eclectic style.
For those of you that are new here, first a quick intro. I’m Amanda, and I recently moved back to my home state of Iowa from San Francisco (dramatic story here ;)). Now my boyfriend and I are updating our 1960s ranch house one room at a time (you can see posts of our first house here).
Fall is my favorite time of year so I was eager to break out the fall decor and transition into warmer colors and textures. In the spring (see our spring home tour here) I stick to cool colors like white and blue with some aqua and coral, so I wanted to cozy up our home with new colors. All the walls in the house are white because I love the clean look, however, they can feel really cold during the winter without some extra warmth.
When it comes to decorating for seasons/holidays, I generally stick to the basics and keep it minimal.Our living room is the central room in the house and where we spend the most time, so that’s where I focused the fall decor. I didn’t want to change too much of the actual living room – just make it feel a bit cozier and more fall. The easiest way to do that is to simply pile on the layers and tweak the color palette by adding some faux fur, browns, creams, with a pop of yellow and plum.
In the front entryway I added some birch logs and a leaf garland for texture and to add a pop of warm color. The suitcase was actually my grandpa’s and adds the perfect vintage flair.
Our credenza was cobalt, but I decided to paint it cream for a nice change and to neutralize the space for fall. I took away the bar supplies and added some old books, candles, pumpkins, and a pretty floral arrangement creating a fall vignette. I picked up my florals at Gordmans and added some yellow billy balls, but I’ve seen pretty flowers growing wild in ditches that you could use as well! The wall candle sconces are a DIY along with the wreath and wood candelabra – tutorials coming in the next few weeks! See silver mirrored pumpkin DIY here.
In the living room I swapped the blue pillows I had for spring with faux fur brown pillows and added a new fall printed pillow that tied in the yellow from the floral arrangement. With our blue rug being such a major focus of the design, and unfortunately it being too costly to find a more neutral rug to replace it with, I decided to work with it and choose colors and textiles that still feel like fall fall without competing with the rug. This meant a darker shade of blue pillow on the chair with a faux fur rug tossed over the back, and lots of cozy neutrals.
For the coffee table, I removed the nautical vase and blue book and added some texture and natural elements with pinecones and antlers. Such an affordable way to decorate that will last through winter! I got the beautiful plum colored rex begonia plant from Costa Farms (available at Lowes, Walmart, and Home Depot) and absolutely love the color that I had to put it in the living room.
On the shelves above the TV I removed the aqua vases and the clock and brought in more neutrals. The chalkboard sign was a DIY where I took a thrift frame and cut a piece of 1/4″ hard board to fit and spray painted it with chalkboard paint. Super simple! The flowers are dried hydrangeas that have the perfect golden fall color. By the way, you can totally mix gold and silver as they are both considered “neutrals” to me!
I found a wreath that helped tie in the plum color from the plant. I’m still not 100% happy with the mirror above the couch (need something bigger) but it works for now.
Thanks for touring my living room with me! How do you decorate for fall? Let me know if you have a similar situation with a statement piece like my rug and how you decorate around it from season to season.
Don’t miss the next stop of today’s fall tours and visit Amber at Restless Arrow! Her home is gorgeous, light, and airy – I’m in love.
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Catch up on all the fall home tours from the week:
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