Welcome and hello fall!! It was definitely bittersweet this year setting up fall decorations throughout our house since we are just now getting settled back in. It’s hard to believe that it was just a little over a year ago, that Hurricane Harvey hit TX and caused thousands of houses to flood, including our home. I will never forget that I proudly posted my very first blog article Blue and White Fall Dining Room – on Friday, August 26th, 2017, and then our house flooded that Monday, August 29th. So for that reason, I think the fall season will always hold a special place in my heart.
I have shed some tears while looking back at those first three fall posts I did from last year….. BUT…… it has also been a time of healing, gratefulness, and joy. That terrible experience has actually showed us the true meaning of the words “blessed” and “thankful.” I could not dream of a better place to begin the season of thanksgiving than to have a fresh beginning/fresh start – LIVING in our”new” home. Our family is finally getting back to normal – haha!!, and I am so excited for the new plans God will have for us going forward 🙂 Now let’s get to it – Fall Home Tour 2018!!
****FYI*** Click Here (Fall Foyer 2017) or Here (Fall Living Room 2017) if you want to see the changes we made and compare last year’s posts to this year. Click Here if you want more decorating tips & advice for fall decorating (this year – 2018)- 5 Secrets for fall decorating. I hope you will be inspired to have the fall home of your dreams!!
***FYI*** I will update a couple of pictures of the areas that I have not yet decorated ( translation = unpack – lol)!!! I am in FULL mama mode with school schedules, activities, etc…. and those duties come first 😉 But some of the areas look a little sad because they are still bare ….cry-cry, sniff-sniff. One day at a time around here!!
Fall Home Tour 2018
Loving the yellow??!! Me too!! In my foyer I decided to use golden & mustard yellows, and then mixed in a leopard print ….. love how it came together. ***TIP*** Add yellow by using : a wreath, pom pom flowers, and cable knit throw blanket. The golden tones give the blues a punch of color, and of course a little wow factor. I also mixed in some bronze and gold tones to soften the bold yellows.
And of course of my “LOVE & HUGS” signs!!! I threw in the cute little white pumpkin along with a couple of bronze berry stems to pick up the bronze in the letters. I also added the bronze berry and pine cone stems to the candle sconces on the bottom shelf (see below).
I will post a tutorial on painting my World Market Console Table blue soon- it really changed the look of my entryway. I just need to add some knobs to the drawers to finish it off!!
On the love pillow below, I added this little dot and leopard bow for a punch of gold tones. I simply pinned it to the pillow so that I can remove it when fall is over. I wanted to add something to tie in the yellow, but not be too matchy-matchy!!
FALL DINING ROOM
So, I changed out my lamp shades (to navy) and table runner (to blue buffalo check) for the fall time and then added in some other goodies. I will do a separate post on Setting a Fall Table in 8 steps later this week!! It will show you how to decorate using layers…..going from simplistic decor to over-the-top decor. I did have a TON of fun with the dining room!!
Obviously, this is a view from the over-the-top design (no pun intended) – which I personally love!! It’s so fun to mix different patterns using similar shades of blue for BIG impact!! This design is for those of you who want a little drama to your fall decor!!
***TIP*** Here is a different look: by changing the direction of the buffalo check runner…. you can really simplify the design. I also added the cute wooden tray to hold all of the goodies in, and to drape the beads. This design gives the room a more stately, elegant look. Which one do you prefer?
FALL LIVING ROOM
*** A little quiz for you. *** Do you like Option 1) Blue Vase & white pumkin with the sign? or Option 2) Orange pumpkin with the sign? Shoot me your feeback in the comments section below!! Can’t wait to see which one is the winner!!
I used some additional leopard ribbon for my iron pumpkin to give it a custom look and to tie it in to the living room decor as well. It’s kind of like modern farmhouse meets vintage glam!! ***TIP*** Leopard print ribbons & fabrics are great to use during the fall season because they tie in the warm orange, yellow, and brown tones….. ALL in one print.
***UPDATE*** I finally found the throw pillows and rug that I needed to complete the living room and kitchen – YAY!!! I love how the dark blue colors pull in the colors from the plaid throw (on the ladder), and pick up both the blue and spice-y orange tones in the kitchen. Sometimes all you need is one perfect item to blend all of the elements together.
HOOK ‘EM HORNS!!! (& GO RED RAIDERS ……CAN’T FORGET ABOUT MY HONEY) 😉
HAPPY FALL EVERYONE!! LOVE & HUGS 🙂
Need more fall inspiration or decorating advice ? Click 5 Secrets for Fall Decorating. Love modern farmhouse? Click 12 Best Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools or Modern Farmhouse Staple: The Antique Black Bed (Part 1) or (Part 2).