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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