Simple fall touches like dried hydrangeas and limb clippings to create a casual, laid back autumn season for this year's fall home tour.
I am absoutley loving all of the fall home inspiration from this year's tour of homes organzied the the stylish and creative Marty from A Stroll Thru Life.
If you are stopping by from Citrine Living, welcome! Tamara's home is one of my favorites. She speeaks my home love language with her use of blue and white decor.
Be sure to read to the end of the post where you will find a list of all the blogs on this week's fall tour as well as a “Shop the Look” section.
Every attempt is to link actual shopping products. A lot of our home is collected finds through the years.
Fall Home Tour
It's still pretty toasty in my South Carolina neck of the woods, but I can tell fall is in the air. Our days are getting shorter and we are enjoying cooler mornings and evenings.
The humidity has definitely dropped a notch or two.
I absolutely love fall….the start of multiple holiday decorating seasons. Do you have a favorite? I honestly love them all.
The older that I get and the closer to a true empty nest that we get, I find myself craving simpler fall decor.
I got rid of a lot of decor last year and donated lots.
I'm enjoying simpler ways to incorporate the season.
Simpler Fall Decor
- dried hydrangeas
- limb clippings
- painted pumpkins
- velvet pillows
- deeper, darker colors
- cozy throw blankets
Welcome to our home!
The Front Porch
Your front porch or entrance is the first impression. I love creating a welcoming entrance. Unless we are having company over, it's just for us. We live on 7 acres in the country. Our house sits off the road, and the porch is not easily visible.
I decorated our front entrance in late August for an early fall look keeping in mind that all I would need to do is add a few of my faux pumpkins to fill in the area in mid-September.
Later in September, I will add a few mums and real pumpkins.
I kept it pretty simple and neutral with the exception of adding a pop of golden yellow with the faux ball-like flowers from the craft store.
The star of the front entrance is always these amazing faux topiaries. The price has dropped dramatically on them in recent months. You can see how I “planted” them in urns that I already had.
This has quickly become a favorite fall look for us. We spend so much time in the kitchen, and it is feeling so festive for fall. It's very simply done with dried hydrangeas and limb clippings.
Keeping things simple really makes things feel fresh and neat. I went through phases of going all out, but in this season of life, I prefer simpler.
A dough bowl is a perfect height for the kitchen table. If not eating on the screened porch, you will find us dining right here. I really prefer a centerpiece that doesn't require me to remove it from the table for dining conversation.
The fancier candlesticks paired with the dough bowl give us the look of rustic elegance for the kitchen.
I am over the moon, that I had so many great hydrangea blooms this year for drying. These started out a gorgeous pink. I've paired them with 3 different varieties of faux pumpkins as well as textures.
Keeping with the rest of our home, I try to add touches of blue and white in our living spaces.
You can see more of our fall kitchen HERE.
The Family Room
The biggest splash of fall in the living room is on the mantel.
Our mantel is one of my favorite spots to decorate.
Mantels are a fabulous way to express your creativity. It's really fun to challenge myself to create new looks.
I typically use faux flowers on the mantel. It's a pretty high mantel so it can be hard to tell if the floral is real or not. It also makes it easier for me to not have to be changing water and flowers frequently.
The golden hue of these really pops against the landscape oil.
Candlestick holders are not just for candles! They are perfect for creating height for smaller pumpkins.
You can see all of the details on the fall mantel HERE.
I've been using these blue pillows for a while now. They work with so many different colors.
I swapped my light blue and white pillows for a deep green velvet to add an element of coziness.
I also added these beautiful floral needlepoint pillows. They are over 25 years old. They came from the Biltmore House gift shop in Asheville, NC. We purchased them for my late mother-in-law. It's so special to now be using them. They really felt like fall to me and gave a nice cozy, vintage feel to the room.
I added just a sprinkling of pumpkins to the room.
This pumpkin pillow is the only new fall purchase for the room. It really helps to brighten up the burgundy leather.
More dried hydrangeas adorn the coffee table. This basket is a thrift store makeover from years ago. Baskets can be so easy to change with paints and stains.
Velvet pumpkins have been popular for quite a few years now. They are here to stay.
I made these sweet little decoupage pumpkins with cocktail napkins last fall. They are perfect for small spaces like this tabletop and grouped together.
I think that our family room was made for fall with the colors and landscape wall on the staircase. You can see details on this vintage gallery wall HERE.
Do you have a favorite season?
Thanks so much for stopping by to tour our fall home!
You've got to check out my friend Rhoda from Southern Hospitality. Rhoda has a gorgeous classic style. I love her use of color in her home.