Welcome, friends and Happy October to you! Today, I’m joining 25 talented bloggers for the “Embracing Fall Home Tour” Blog Hop! For my stop on the tour, I’ll show you how I’m embracing fall in the dining room.
Before we get started, I want to thank Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting this wonderful blog hop! If you don’t already follow her, head over to her blog (1st stop on the blog hop) to see how she decorates her beautiful home using vintage treasures and inspiring seasonal decor.
*If you are just arriving from Chloe’s blog, Celebrate and Decorate …Welcome! Chloe always does such a incredible job decorating her home. I am sure you were inspired by her lovely style!
At the end of this post, you will find a list of all the participants in the blog hop. Be sure to visit as many as you can for tons of autumn inspiration! Let’s get started…
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Embracing Fall in the Dining Room:
When it comes to fall decorating, I don’t shy away from color. Sure, I love subtle neutrals too but I say bring on the orange in October!
Since we painted our dining room navy, (Sherwin Williams – Naval), decorating with the complementary color of orange made sense. Plus, fall is really the only time of year I use orange in my home. It’s fun to embrace some seasonal color inside when the leaves are turning outside.
With all my blue and white porcelain and china, I think the pops of orange give the room some life. Since my dining room is very traditional, the vibrant fall colors keep things feeling fresh. By the way, have you noticed that “brown” furniture is becoming popular again? It’s a good thing I didn’t waste all my time painting the wood when I made over my dining room last year. Not that my husband would have let me anyway…
On each place setting, I kept it very simple with a single orange pumpkin. In the past, I’ve decorated fall tables using white pumpkins in the same way. Why not use the seasonal items that are readily available?
To go along with my blue and white dishes, I mixed in some ginger jars and some orange velvet pumpkins. I love the soft texture of those velvet pumpkins…so perfect for fall.
Instead of using flowers for my fall centerpiece, I chose a simple glass hurricane. Dining by candlelight is so cozy, especially with the sun setting so early these days. Honestly, I am not too thrilled about the early sunsets …but what can you do?
Before long, we’ll be turning our clocks back and it will be completely dark by dinner. I guess our grilling days are numbered…
Since it’s that time of year where we are spending more time indoors, we might as well make our interior spaces as inviting as possible.
Now that I’ve set my dining room for fall, maybe we’ll be inspired to use the space more often.
From the table, you can see another area where I added some fall decor…
Embracing Fall on the Bar Cart:
For my bar cart in the corner, I carried over the orange and navy blue colors to coordinate with my fall table. If you don’t own a bar cart, I highly recommend buying one. They’re so much fun to decorate! Last year, I experimented with 3 different styles for fall and I even did a Halloween version.
To decorate my fall bar cart this year, I painted some craft pumpkins using navy paint. Since I had been seeing all these cute gingham pumpkins everywhere, I decided to paint one myself. (Here are my tips for painting a buffalo check pumpkin) To make that pumpkin stand out, I highlighted it on a cake stand surrounded by some faux bittersweet.
For the smaller pumpkin next to it, I attempted to copy a Serena and Lily wallpaper. Instead of using regular paint, I simply used a blue paint pen over an already white pumpkin. On the bottom shelf, you can see a blue and white striped pumpkin. For that one, I was inspired by the Dash and Albert rug in my home office. Inspiration is everywhere!
Once again, I mixed in some orange and textures to coordinate with the fall table.
Embracing Fall Decor on the Sideboard:
Across the room, I continued the pops of orange on my autumn sideboard table.
One large orange chrysanthemum makes the perfect focal point between the two lamps. For some height on the lower shelf, I bought two wheat bundles from Homegoods. Originally, I was going to change to color of the ribbon but then realized I loved the way it coordinated with greenery on the mums. Isn’t it nice when the easy way ends up being the best way?
After a few days, I might end up moving the mums outside to decorate the porch for fall. After all, I am not sure how long mums will survive in the house…especially with my black thumb!
Thanks for stopping by to see how I am embracing fall in the dining room! Hopefully, I’ve inspired you to add some fall color to your home.
If you like decorating with color, here are a couple more fall ideas you might enjoy:
- Halloween – The Appreciation of the Orange Pumpkin
- How to Decorate with Blue and White in the Fall
- Casual Thanksgiving Table in the Kitchen
**Next, be sure to visit The Tattered Pew where you can tour Kelly’s beautiful family room decorated for fall!
Also remember to visit each of participants on the tour for tons of fall inspiration!
Cheers to embracing fall!
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