It’s fall around here and I’m excited to take you on a tour of my home. I’m not a major seasonal decorator, but fall is my favorite, and last year I started dabbling in a little in fall decor and well, I’m in—to a degree. I won’t invest too much in autumn decor because I have more important projects around the house to get done and I don’t have money for both didn’t now.
I’m always working on a budget and I gave myself a little more money to work with this year than normal because I bought staples, not necessarily fall tchotchkes.
I’ll start in the “foyer.” It’s barely large enough to call that, but hey.
I kept things super simple just added some branches to the vases. Warning! I went a little overboard last year with Target Dollar Spot ceramic pumpkins, so you’ll see them just about everywhere.
I swapped out the bold pillows for muted neutrals (my fave) and added the softest throw you’ll ever touch. They ate a good chunk of the budget, but I’ll use them through the winter.
Tip: Try to buy pillow covers versus pillows to save money and storage space whenever you can.
I styled my large round nesting tables with these gorgeous textured vases and a wooden sculpture. The vases add color, but the muted finish is less in-your-face than something shiny. Wood always adds warmth—which was also a recurring them for fall for me. I found the tray at Ross a few months ago. I plan to put a mirror inside it to change it up from time to time.
I shifted the third nesting table to the corner for a little while and styled the other one with one simple $1 DIY pumpkin (easy tutorial here.)
Moving on to the Dining Room
I finally bought a chandelier!!! She’s a weird little beauty (more on that another time) but overall I love that it’s classic and modern at the same time.
The bookcase sports velvet pumpkins from last year and a simple leaf tray I found on clearance after the season.
The centerpiece is another of my easy decorated pumpkin DIYs a few branches and two thrifted candlesticks. It doesn’t get any easier than that. To keep my wood theme going, I added an old tray and some dollar spot small pumpkins.
My first real fall décor buy were two plates from Home Goods. I bought four last year but added to the collection for the future. (I also am thinking about hosting a Friendsgiving so I definitely needed more) the plates are my “wow it’s fall” factor on the table. Almost everything else are staples that have been thrifted over the years.
I did a little décor in the kitchen by styling my shelves. Both areas display sliced wood serving platters I found in ALDI! Yep ALDI. I’d seen them other places, but most stores only carried light-colored wood. Give me all the rich dark tones. My silver pumpkin was my only pumpkin purchase this year. And of course some dollar spot smalls… Sigh.
TIP: Instead of buying several small pumpkins or even real cheap pumpkins, buy one large statement piece. Add to your collection yearly if needed.
The Kitchen Nook
This is my favorite spot to style! It got a makeover with the beautiful cloche and thrifted painted pumpkins, a spray-painted vase and another white ceramic pumpkin I picked up last year. And say it with me “some dollar spot small pumpkins.”
I’m loving how fall has come to the house—even in Florida. My décor is warm and cozy but doesn’t scream pumpkin patch too loudly. At least I hope not.
Are you decorating for fall this year?