Fall Home Tour 2019: Pink Pumpkin Patch

Hi and Happy Fall everyone!!  I am so excited to show you our fall decorations this year because I changed up the color palette a little bit – to fall pinks!  And I know it seems like pink isn’t the first color that comes to mind for fall decorations, but it coordinates beautifully with spice-y oranges, and navy blues.  So, if you’re looking for some autumn inspiration and fall decorating ideas, you’ve come to the right place.  Welcome to our Fall Home Tour 2019:  Pink Pumpkin Patch!!

***NOTE*** I’ve Sprinkled in 8 Fall Decorating Ideas that will help you add “in” some pink to your fall home decor.  

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To see more Fall Decorating Ideas & Tips, try 9 Holiday Table Decorating Tricks:  Using What You Have, 5 Secrets for Fall Decorating, Find Your Style:  37 Fabulous Fall Wreaths, Setting a Fall Table in 8 Easy Steps, and Halloween Fa-BOO-lous Breakfast Party.


So, why did I choose shades of pink for fall decor this year?  I have been wanting to try some different colors to punch out all of the blues in our house, and knew that shades of pink would give me a lot of options.

Since I already decorated with orange and navy (in the dining room), and blue and yellow (in the foyer) – for our fall home tour last year, I wanted to try something fresh.  And Pink delivered!!

Check out the pink color chart with names below.  Isn’t it amazing how wide a spectrum you can cover with all of the different pink hues?  

source: digitalsynopsis.com

And here are some orange hues below. 

You can now see which pink shades above (have a little orange in them) and could blend or merge with some of the orange shades below – right?

source: digitalsynopsis.com

So, here is my color palette with shades of pink only.

But…. I still wanted to add some of the orange hues, while keeping the entire house looking cohesive.

So here is the color palette with some of my spice-y oranges sprinkled in.  It just seems to warm up the color palette, while still keeping the “pink” undertones.  

What do you think?   Now, I can mix and match these items throughout the house.

 Here are my 3 color palettes:

  1.  Fall Dining Room –  one tone (Pinks Only)
  2.  Fall Entry –  combined tones (Pinks & Oranges)
  3.  Fall Living Room and Kitchen – coordinated tones (Pinks + Oranges) – love it!!   

Plus I can add shades of purple or red during the Christmas season, and this “fall” palette can easily transition into our “Christmas” palette!  Win-win!!

  • So, let’s get to the good stuff – the Home Tour and 8 Fall Decorating Ideas!!



In the dining room, I decided to keep the color palette one tone so that there would be more contrast against the navy and white.  I also used softer shades of pink but paired it with velvet fabric, to add warmth and texture.

If you go back to the pink color chart above, you will notice that I chose more”blue” pinks that lean closer to the purple side (like lavender and lilac) for this room. 

I wanted to use pinks that would blend in with my lavender flowers.



The pink velvet table runner is the perfect color for the lavender flowers, and really grounds the entire fall tablescape.   It allows me to decorate tone-on-tone with the pumpkins, and makes the white wooden tray centerpiece “pop.”



Sprinkled throughout the house, are the adorable pink velvet pumpkins with rose gold stems.  I love them!!  These were the items that started the whole “pink pumpkin patch” color palette.


I kept all of the other decorations white or natural – like the wooden beads, pine cones, fall candles, and gourds.





This combination was my favorite fall decoration this year!!  I fell in love with these white metal wreaths (clearance at Hobby Lobby), and added this gorgeous pink velvet ribbon to attach to the side chairs.  

I bought 6 of the white magnolia leaves wreaths, so that I could use them somewhere else in the future.  It’s always good to have decorations that can transition into other seasons.


I attached the ribbons to the top portion of the white slip-covered chairs with stick pins, but would use safety pins when entertaining guests.  You wouldn’t want to accidentally poke someone (well depends on who it is – LOL)!!


Here you can see the lavender floral stem with the pink runner, pumpkin, and ribbon.  They are all different shades and depths, but blend beautifully together.


Click here for more information on coastal farmhouse dining tables and navy blue and white rugs.



The blush pink flowers were actually one of my favorite decorating items for the entire Pink Pumpkin Patch also!!  I love how they are lighter at the petals and darker at the stem – this adds a ton of dimension.

Plus, it was a great way to connect the entry to the living room.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors that aren’t exactly the same, as long as they are similar in depth (or darkness).

The orange shades in the football sign and throw blanket play well with the oranges AND pinks because they are all a medium depth in color. 

They are also surrounded by a good amount of white and blue accents, which act as grounding elements (or neutrals). 

Show and share the Love!!

Fall is not just a season – it’s really a feeling!!  And our fall home would not be complete without a daily reminder of how grateful we feel for all of God’s blessings.  Amen!!




I decorated with pink shades in the living room, and orange shades in the kitchen.  Since both of these rooms are connected – open concept – I wanted them to at least coordinate with each other.

And I’m so happy with my blue and white rug – right?  You can tell that all of the navy and white in both rooms, helps to unite the pinks with the oranges.

Click here for more information on coastal farmhouse dining tables and navy blue and white rugs.


I used a variety of throw pillows:  rose pink, blush pink, fun pink pom-poms, and ones with pink tassels in the living room.   The different shades and styles really help unite both rooms’ color palettes, because they coordinate with the plaid pillow in the kitchen.




And of course a soft, pink buffalo check throw blanket brings just the right look and feel to the living room.  How can you have fall decorations without at least one buffalo check item – right?





These dark pink (magenta) and white vases were just the right color and size for my fall bookshelf styling this year.  I love that they have a lot of white so that the hot pink and coral flowers really pop!!




And my farmhouse wagon from Round Top…. knew he’d be paired with something floral and glam for fall – LOL!!

And speaking of farmhouse glam…..can you see the shimmer of the glitter on the white pumpkin candles??  Love these little candles!!




Don’t forget about storage bins, photos boxes, or baskets to pop in some pink to your fall color palette.  I put one bin underneath each of our end tables to hold magazines and remotes.

And those rose gold handles – swoon!!


Here are some pictures of the kitchen where I used blue, white and orange tones.  I really love how these rooms came together this year.  

Don’t forget about fruit:  apples, pears, and peaches all can lean orange- to-pink, which are perfect for fall decorating.  





Just to make things a little fun, I decided to style our fall bookshelf 3 different ways.  So, choose your favorite by leaving your vote in the comments section below!!

Can’t wait to see which one y’all pick!!  

#1 – Love & Hugs signs together, Pink Flowers Wagon


 #2 – White Pumpkins Wagon & Pink Pumpkin Patch Sign


#3 Without Pink Pumpkin Patch Sign, Love and Hugs Word Signs




To see more Fall Decorating Ideas & Tips, try 9 Holiday Table Decorating Tricks:  Using What You Have, 5 Secrets for Fall Decorating, Find Your Style:  37 Fabulous Fall Wreaths, Fall Home Tour 2018, Setting a Fall Table in 8 Easy Steps, and Halloween Fa-BOO-lous Breakfast Party.

To see more Christmas Decorating Ideas, Try 20 Best Christmas Door Wreaths, 33 Ideas:  Decorating Stairs for Christmas, DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Embroidery Hoop Ornaments, Let It Snow Donut Christmas Party.


I bought most of my items from Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby, & Target.  Here are some items that will give you a similar look.

  1. Blush Pink Table Runner – Here, Here, Tablecloth
  2. Pink Velvet Pumpkins – Here 
  3. Pink Velvet Ribbon – Here
  4. Blush Flowers –  Light Pink, Deep Pink
  5. Dusty Pink & Blush Throw Pillows – Here, Here, Here, Thankful, Pumpkin
  6. Pink Vases – Here, Here, Here
  7. Hot Pink Flowers – Here, Here
  8. Buffalo Check Throw Blanket – Here, Solid, Solid, W/Pom Poms
  9. Storage Box –  Here, Here, Here
  10. Purple Flowers- Here
  11. ***White Wreaths – (mine were clearance)

***Recommend:  using 10″ grapevine wreath & paint white, or attach white berries or garland.  They are light, and will be easier to hang on your dining chairs.




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5 Secrets for Fall Decorating

So you are pulling out your fall boxes out of the attic, and wondering if THIS is the year you can have that beautiful fall home that you see all over pinterest.  Their homes always look so perfect:  with their perfectly inviting living room, their most welcoming entryway/foyer, and their fabulous entertaining dining room, blah blah blah!!!   That’s because they know the 5 Secrets for Fall Decorating!

So how do they know them…..and how can you snag them?  Stick around – and I will share the main tools (the secrets) to get that beautiful fall home you’ve always wanted.

Want more fall inspiration and fall decorating ideas:  Click Fall Home Tour 2019:  Pink Pumpkin Patch, 9 Holiday Decorating Tricks:  Using What you Have, Fall Home Tour 2018, Setting a Fall Table in 8 Steps, & Find Your Style:  37 Fabulous Fall Wreaths.




First things first: 

  • The good thing about fall decorating is that it should be very simple and understated to be the most effective.  You do not have to go all out to make a beautiful fall home. 
  • You simply pick and choose the things that remind you of fall, or childhood memories, or granny’s favorite dish, etc…that create the environment that works best for you. 
  • Make it personal, tell a story….. fall decorating is all about YOU (well or maybe your husband too – lol) ***


  • Decorating for fall is a little different than some of the other seasons because it evokes all of the 5 senses.

So what in the world does that mean?  It means that the reason you want to lounge by the fireplace,  or sit on the entryway bench, or eat at the table in those other homes, is because they create a mood, a feeling, a setting that arouses the senses. 

You want to be there because they created an inviting space that lures you in.  And that is why you FALL (haha!!)  in love with their homes.

So, how do you do it?  Let’s get to it!!



The sense of smell is by far the most important part of fall decorating. 

If someone were to walk into your home with a blindfold on, there should be NO mistake that they know it is fall time. 

Fall Decorating Tips:

  • candles
  • potpourri
  • pine cones
  • baked goods

Use colored candles like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, or sugar cookie scents in the kitchen, living room, dining room, hallways, and powder bathrooms.

Don’t be afraid to use white candles for fall also.  They look great with natural greenery, in clear hurricane vases, and in lanterns filled with fall decor accessories.


Or try pumpkin shaped candles.  Aren’t they so fun?

And don’t forget about baked goods. 

Besides baked goods smelling incredible…. just placing the delicious-looking cookies, pies, and pastries out in the kitchen evoke the sense of smell.



Decorating for fall is all about colors, accessories, & fabrics that you associate with fall time conditions (cooler weather).  For example….what comes to mind when you first think of fall?? 

Maybe leaves falling from trees, temperatures beginning to cool off, fall festivals, and of course pumpkins?   So now you will pull from all of those ideas to create your decorating scene (environment).

Fall Decorating Tips:

  • warm colors  
  • accessories with “fall” words 
  • heavier fabrics & darker colors
  • mums or sunflowers
  • nature- inspired wreaths
  • scarecrows & cornucopias

Use darker colors:  golden/mustard yellows, cinnamon/spiced oranges, deep reds or burgundy pinks, olive greens, deep teals, dark browns, rich purples, and black.

Choose accessories that have words on them that you associate with fall events: 

throw pillows that say “gather” or “autumn blessings,” pennant banners that say “thankful” or “happy harvest,” or wooden signs that say “hello fall,” or “hayrides $1.”  

Incorporate fall fabrics: plaids, tweed & buffalo check; leopard prints, suede, & velvet;  fur, flannel & corduroy.    

And of course the more obvious decor:  fall flowers (mums, sunflowers, and nature-inspired wreaths); pumpkins, scarecrows and cornucopias.



When you see pictures of fall decorating ideas you love, they make you feel warm and comfortable.  And how is this achieved – through texture. 

Fall Decorating Tips:

  • throw blankets
  • toss pillows
  • rugs
  • woven baskets
  • hay bales

Use throw blankets and toss pillows that are made from cable-knit wool, fleece, fur or cashmere.  Try thinking outside the box too, like using a ladder for blankets or quilts. 

Don’t be afraid to use deeper shades of pink and some fun pom-pom pillows to add a little whimsy.  Rose and blush colored pinks mix well with orange, burgundy, and purple fall hues.

Rugs are another way to add texture.  Again stay with darker colors, wool or shag rugs to create warmth.  


Don’t forget about woven baskets.  They are a great way to add texture and function.  Use them to store blankets, pillows, magazines, & firewood.

Hay bales provide a lot of texture also.  Just popping in a couple of hay bales to an area creates a perfect little vignette- without a ton of thought.  If you don’t want the mess, keep in in the plastic it comes in.


Taste can go in a lot of different directions.  This involves putting things out that you associate with food/drinks or dining.  

Fall Decorating Tips:

  • coffee/hot chocolate mugs, tea cups
  • baked goods:  cookies, pies, pastries
  • fruits & vegetables:  apples, cranberries, pumpkins, gourds, & squash
  • s’mores


Use coffee mugs/tea cups in “fall” colors in your table decoration or leave out and make a small coffee/tea/hot chocolate bar.   

Coffee, hot tea, and hot chocolate are warm drinks, and people automatically associate these drinks with “hot” temperature. 

So, I am telling you….it works!!  Put some cute mugs out girl- you’ll get it!!


Same for baked goods (like I mentioned above)….sprinkle them around your kitchen/dining room.  Add them to cake plates, or fall-themed “gather” serving platters/trays.

Don’t forget about fruits and vegetables as well.  Apples and pumpkins are associated with warm baked pies, or use gourds, cranberries, and squash to associate with thanksgiving dinners. 

The great thing about using fruits and vegetables is that they are inexpensive and provide a ton of natural color.  Plus, they just happen to be the colors that we associate with warmth- win-win!!!

***TIP*** S’mores is another fall favorite of mine!!  It reminds me of  fall, fun, & family time.   So try to make some this fall – you (& your kiddos) will NOT be disappointed!!


There is nothing more soothing than listening to wood crackling in the fireplace on a chilly autumn night – am I right?? 

Just lighting the wood makes you want to snuggle on the couch with warm blankets, play your favorite movie, and sip on hot cocoa (or maybe some wine – LOL), as the stress of your day melts away.   

Fall Decorating Tips:

  • firewood holder (baskets or metal)
  • garland
  • floor pillow or pouf
  • fireplace tools set
  • football accessories:  hand towels, spoon rests, mugs, wreaths, throw blankets, signs

And why do you feel this way?  Well, it’s because you associate the burning of wood in a fireplace with warmth, relaxation, and a sense of togetherness. 

It’s a place where family and friends come to gather for a night of s’mores & game night (if you have kiddos) or for hors d’oeuvres & drinks (if you’re having an adult party).   

So it makes perfect sense to “dress” up your fireplace and hearth during fall time, and make both of these decorated focal points.

Use garland or pennant banners on the mantel, and place some of you favorite candle sconces or flowers there as well.  But don’t forget the hearth (or base if you don’t have one). 

Use baskets or metal bins to put cut firewood in (or extra throw blankets and pillows), add a fireplace tools set, and square floor cushions and poufs for extra seating.  Make it c-o-z-y!!!  Can you hear the wood crackling already??!!


This is a personal favorite for my house for fall decorating, but I wanted to add it to this section.  Football (both professional & college) is another event/sound that reminds me of fall.   

What I mean is that I love the sound of the the band playing during college football games, and the announcers/fans cheering for their teams, and even the smacking around of helmets.

So…… this is another way I decorate for fall (because it’s a pretty big deal here at the Prothro house). So, if this is something you love also, pull out all things football to decorate with during fall time. 

Use hand towels, spoon rests, mugs, wreaths, throw blankets, signs, and more.  If it makes YOU happy, then use it!!  It is YOUR house, and personalizing it is what makes it a home 🙂                       

So, I hope you feel better now about getting into your attic and pulling out YOUR fall decorations.  And just remember to have some fun and enjoy the season!!


Want more fall decorating inspiration?  Try Setting a Fall Table in 8 Steps, Fall Home Tour 2018, Find Your Style:  37 Fabulous Fall Wreaths, Fall Home Tour 2019, 9 Holiday Table Decorating Tricks:  Using What You Have, Blue and White Fall Dining Room.

Looking for Halloween Inspiration? Try Halloween Fa-BOO-lous Breakfast Party, Halloween-Fall Foyer, and Blue and Orange Living Room. 







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