Fall has finally arrived, and I will admit, I am giddy at the prospect. Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the long sunny days of Summer, but I was feeling a little burnt out with activities and running the roads constantly. Fall is time to spend at home, doing those things you’ve been putting off all Summer, and prepping your home for the cold Winter that is soon approaching. It’s also a great opportunity to start breaking out a new bunch of decor, and adding that “cozy” feeling back into your home!
I thought I would take this chance to snap a few photos of my favourite areas of my home that have been dolled up with some Autumn flair. I have some mums and pumpkins in my outside areas as well, but I’m not quite satisfied with those areas yet. So you’ll have to bear with me while I fuss with those until they’re picture perfect and hopefully I get around to photographing them before the snow flies 😉
First off, we will check out my front entry, with my cute model, Howard, striking a pose for the camera. You can see my beautiful antique deacon’s bench and my cute Home Sweet Home pillow that I snagged at Winners recently. I also have a cute white paper pumpkin wreath against my red accent wall, another Winners find.
Next, if you peek into the living room, you can see my mantle all gussied up with an Autumn centerpiece, velvet pumpkin, some old books, family photos, and a cute light-up wood leaf garland, which are all from Winners.
Over on the other end of the hall you can check out my most recent furniture makeover – the pretty cream and mint bookshelf in my office. This piece was found at an auction a few years ago, and it was in bad shape. I used Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain and Lily Pond for this project, and you can read about my other painting makeovers here and here if you want to learn more about the paint I’ve been using or the local store I get it from! I use this bookshelf as a place to store my work books, printer paper, my printer, and extra file folders. I did stick a fabric pumpkin in there too for fun (not sure where I picked this one up), and the antique Titanic print is one of my favourite auction scores.
As you enter the kitchen, you may notice the adorable centerpiece I made for a recent get-together at the house. This is just white carnations cut short and put into a white ceramic teapot with a cable knit tea cozy that I picked up at Crackle and Teal recently. Although this arrangement is simple, it could certainly be an idea you can re-use during the Fall and Winter season. It may not be overly fancy, but I love this idea!
If you turn around you will then see my little sitting area that has been overtaken by my little model. He seems to think that this is a great place to have a nap. Does anyone else have a dog that is the King of the castle? Howard certainly is here! I picked up the chair Howard is sitting on at Winners with a matching ottoman, and the high back chair is from Wicker Emporium. I filled a vase with some small gourds to add some Autumn flair to this area of the room, and I think its a cheap way to bring colour into an otherwise hard to decorate corner.
Finally, I have another flower arrangement on my kitchen table, that is a combination of a Fall themed grocery store bouquet and some wildflowers picked up at the local farmers market. I threw them all into a white ceramic vase and plopped them in front of the rustic “Home” sign, both of which are Winners finds.
I hope you enjoyed my mini house tour with some Fall decor inspiration. Do you have any wonderful Autumn projects you’d like to share? I’m always looking for fabulous new ideas for my blog and would love to hear from you via e-mail or via Facebook.
Happy Hump Day! 🙂