Welcome friends! Today I am excited to be joining my friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life for the 2019 Fall Home Tours! This week thirty creative bloggers are sharing all kinds of beautiful fall decorating inspiration. You can find links to each of the tours via the links at the end of my post. This post contains affiliate links.
I won’t be sharing my “official” fall home tour for a few weeks, but I did make some progress with an early fall living room refresh this week. After purging tons and tons of old retail fall decorations and craft supplies in our yard sale this spring, I made the decision to really simplify my fall decorating by adding just a few key elements to my everyday decor: seasonal pillows and throws (plaid is a must-have), rustic, woodsy, and natural items, cozy candles, and of course, pumpkins! Here’s how the living room was looking before my early fall refresh:
Recently I shared my late summer/early fall living room with a sunflower theme. I really was loving that look and I was kind of reluctant to change it, especially since it still feels very much like summer here and sunflowers work for early fall too. However, just a few days ago I found some cute new fall pillows and a colorful throw, and those items got me excited for this simple early fall living room refresh.
I created a quick and easy new look for early fall simply by swapping out the sunflower pillows for my new fall pillows and adding the new throw to the left wing chair. I also simplified the mantel styling by removing my summery-French garden accents and replacing them with a demijohn filled with a few branches of early fall leaves and a rustic hurricane candle lamp.
I kept the same cloche display, squirrel and woodland-themed styled tray on the vintage trunk-coffee table, but I replaced my Mediterranean style urn filled with sunflowers for a rustic, galvanized pot full of beautiful mums. My little three-legged-rescued-estate-sale-squirrel will be still be foraging around the living room for acorns and pumpkins all season.
I love the salmon-peachy-pink color of these mums! I will only be keeping them inside for a few days, but you will see them again on an upcoming outdoor fall post. When I move the mums outside I will probably fill the pot with some pretty dried hydrangeas.
I always take cues from nature when I decorate, so fall decorating isn’t something I ever do in just a couple of days. There are actually several phases to fall and with each of those comes different colors of foliage and natural gifts of the season. I like to change my decor a little bit at a time, savoring each and every aspect of autumn as it progresses.
Right now everything is mostly still green outside, so I am keeping some of my green accents such my velvet green pillows, boxwood topiaries, and moss spheres and just mixing in some bright, early fall color.
I love all of the pretty hues in this throw and pillow! The colors match beautifully with some of my favorite velvet pumpkins.
I definitely couldn’t part with any of my velvet pumpkins when I purged my excess fall decor!
I figured that I would only be able to include my velvet pumpkins and maybe another faux pumpkin or two for today’s post, but there was an early shipment of just a handful of heirloom pumpkins at the grocery store on Saturday! I couldn’t resist this lumpy peach one with green spots. I knew it would be perfect for the colors I am using in the living room right now.
I have actually been using quite a bit of peach (and peaches) in my decor lately. Last week I shared some early fall decorating in my dining room where I used peaches to add early seasonal interest as an alternative to pumpkins.
Here’s a quick look at some dining room highlights in case you missed my Early Fall Decorating with Vintage and Thrifted Finds post.
The inspiration to use peach and coral tones for early fall came from some pretty vintage plates I thrifted just a few weeks ago. The delicious peaches quickly disappeared after taking these photos and now they have been replaced by pears, another beautiful (and edible) alternative to pumpkins or apples for early fall decorating.
In this photo I started playing around with decorating the dining room faux fireplace mantel with pears, but then I abandoned the idea in favor of eating the pears. Oh well, it was pretty while it lasted! Since I just decorated the dining room with early fall elements last week for the Transitioning from Summer to Fall Blog Hop, I am not quite ready to change anything else just yet anyway.
I am really still enjoying the early fall/back to school vignette on the vintage chest in the back right corner of the room and my French market basket full of mums.
September is time for the apple harvest and back to school! This little vignette is extra special as it features my Grandmother’s 1930’s lunch pail and a few other favorite thrifted finds.
I just love this French market basket on wheels filled with mums for early fall. These mums will also be making their way out onto the porch and landscape soon. As the season progresses and I begin using warmer and richer fall colors in my decor, I will be playing around with other ways to fill the basket with different gifts of autumn.
Here’s a last look at the living room before moving onto all the other fabulous fall home tours. I am loving all of this beautiful September sunshine casting an autumn glow (even if it is still 98 degrees outside!)
David’s gaze reminded me of another new pumpkin pillow over by the staircase that I almost forgot to share.
The front porch and entry way aren’t quite decorated for fall just, but this pretty teal pumpkin pillow by the staircase adds a pop of early fall color and seasonal interest. My French market bag sits at the foot of the stairs with a plaid scarf tucked inside, ready for me to grab and head out the door to go junkin’ or apple picking when the weather finally turns crisp and cool!
For now I am going to relax and stay cool inside while enjoying all of the beautiful fall home tours! Next up is Monica at Monica Wants It. I always look forward to seeing her chic and stylish home. Don’t forget to visit all of the other tours via the links at the end of this post.
I hope you have enjoyed my early fall living room refresh! If you love fall decorating be sure to stop back by often as I will be sharing tons of fall decorating and craft ideas in the weeks ahead. You can also subscribe to my email list to receive a weekly newsletter with all my latest posts. How is your fall decorating coming along? I love hearing from you, dear readers!
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Such a beautiful and traditional fall tour. Love your velvet pumpkins!September 11, 2019 at 7:49 am
Love your touches Amber. I use dried Hydrangeas for most of fall if not all season. I love them so much I can’t bring myself to put them away.
Love all your touches and you are always an inspiration
CindySeptember 11, 2019 at 8:13 am
Your home is always so interesting. I adore all of your antiques and the way you accessorize with them. The mums are going to be fabulous when they bloom, can’t wait to see them on the porch too. Your living room looks ready for the fall season with those pretty velvet pumpkins and your beautiful new pillows and throw. Great tour. Thanks so much for joining the tours again this season.September 11, 2019 at 8:49 am
Love touring your home and reading about your antiques and your thoughts on your decor choices. What a treasure that lunch pail is, beautiful color!September 11, 2019 at 9:08 am
Love seeing all the vintage touches! The mirrors going up the staircase and that framed monogram is amazing!September 11, 2019 at 11:19 am
It all looks lovely, Amber, but what really jumped out at me are the mirrors and frames going up your stairs. I love them! Happy (almost) fall–ChristySeptember 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm
Absolutely great mix of dark/warm and light, traditional/ current. Love every single thing and look. Pat yourself on the back for pulling it off.September 11, 2019 at 4:46 pm
I always love seeing your beautiful home decor, Amber! I love your three-legged squirrel, your beautiful fireplace surround…and how wonderful to have your grandmother’s lunch box! It is all so lovely!September 11, 2019 at 6:46 pm
Amber, your home looks cozy and inviting for fall! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!September 23, 2019 at 4:43 pm
Oh Amber the room looks great! I adore your collection of velvet pumpkin. The teal pumpkin pillow could also easily live at my house. Bravo!September 11, 2019 at 7:39 pm
Well Amber, I am always swooning at your woodwork and windows, then I noticed that ceiling!! Love everything you do, and your grandmother’s lunch pail is an amazing treasure!! Love the colors, and those velvet pumpkins:-)September 11, 2019 at 10:20 pm
Your home looks beautiful Amber, wonderful touches everywhere! I can’t wait to buy some real pumpkins, but it’s still in the upper 90s here, too hot!!September 12, 2019 at 9:28 am
Love seeing your beautiful Fall progress. Your little squirrel is my favorite, I love that he’s running around in your living room. You always inspire me to get my act together!September 12, 2019 at 12:26 pm
Amber, your house looks amazing, like a shop, it’s so well curated.September 12, 2019 at 12:55 pm
amber- how sweet is that cart filled with mums. Beautiful always. ps. Stop eating the fall decor! 🙂September 13, 2019 at 1:05 pm
I love the way you aways decorate your tray on the trunk in your living room!! It’s always so fun to see how you style it for the seasons! All your pillows throughout are perfect and I love the colors! Those velvet pumpkins are dreamy and I’m so inspired by the basket with mums for sale! So cute!September 13, 2019 at 2:37 pm
Hi Amber, this is the first time I’ve visited your blog…I’m so glad I did! I’ve admired many creative fall room refreshes over the years and I have to say that your beautifully curated, eclectic fall living room is stunning! Your artful mix of patterns, textures in unexpected autumn colors like burgundy, olive green and aqua sing the elegance of the season. The pears, (I adore pears!) perfectly glass-domed treasures along with the natural elements in the room whisper your comfortable and graceful ease with design in every detail. Thank you for a delightful visit!October 3, 2019 at 9:00 pm
Hi Judy! Thank you so much for such a nice comment! I will be sharing my fall home tour next Tuesday, 10/8 if you would like to stop back by again. I appreciate your visit!October 3, 2019 at 9:11 pm