Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Early Fall Decor 2014

Welcome to my place! After my children's urging we finally have the fall decor up. I think they know that pumpkins mean Halloween is around the corner! I like to keep it simple, with a few touches of things I already have, not spending money or tons of time.

Last week when we went on a drive up the mountains I collected these branches to add height to my front porch pots. Fast and free! I love the pop of fall color the flower pots and wreath add to the front of the house. Don't look to closely though, I know the mouldings and trim are in desperate need of repainting. I thought about doing it at the end of the summer but then decided it could wait until spring. There's just too much going on!

Come on in...

 Yes, I moved my furniture around AGAIN! But I swear I will never do it again, we just had to find the right placement and I think we finally nailed it! We have a long narrow room which has been tricky, but we really love this arrangement. It feels so much more "spacious" and I moved the {coffee table} between the sofas so there is plenty of room for playing and "wrestling". I love it so much that I bought a rug to put in front of the sofas cause I am never moving them again!

I found the free fall printable {here} for my burlap clip frame {inspiration and tutorial here}. I simply added some fall berry twigs to my mini boxwood wreath that I got on major sale with free shipping last year {from here}.
  You can see how I made my grain sack stripe pillow covers {here}.

  I love these faux pumpkins you can get at the craft store. I just keep them so I can re-use them year after year.

The rug is the Hampen rug from Ikea {found here} and it was everything I was looking for: relatively cheap, neutral, and shaggy :) The reason I wanted "carpet on carpet" is because we have a no-pile, white berber carpet that gets dirty easily and isn't the most comfy. I think it makes it feel more cozy in here for the upcoming colder months, too. Although it will be for all year 'round.

The lit branches were inspired by Pottery Barn and I got them on after-Christmas clearance at Target last year. The kids love the lights at night. Our {coffee table tray} holds good fall reads ;)

Love the wreath around the antlers! It's the perfect spot. To see my DIY mounted antlers, go {here}.

The only other thing I bought was this new plaid blanket from Ebay for $8, we are always needing more blankets on this couch and I love plaid especially in the fall. I love the way it looks with our fall decor.

A few pictures of the growth chart {we just made} so you can get a better look:

For the table runner I just used some wrapping paper I got in the Target dollar spot a year or two ago around this time of year:

  I hung a basket on the wall for a "shelf" to display some seasonal loveliness:

  And in my own little corner:

With {one of my favorite scents}:

  We also added a warmer quilt to the bedroom. I love this quilt, it was my "big" gift at my wedding shower.


  1. I love it - so cozy! Love all the pumpkins & leaves :)
    I like your floor plan- seems like a comfortable place to live.
    Stopping by from Liz Marie Blog.
    I would love if you share your tour with my fall themed party Big Autumn Bash:


  2. Thank you so much for joining the party ! :)


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