Welcome friends! Can you believe the fall season is almost here?!! To celebrate, I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers for our 2023 Fall Home Tours hosted by the lovely, Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. This week, you’re going to have the opportunity to visit 25 homes for tons of fall decorating ideas! At the bottom of this blog post, you can see the full list of participating bloggers. Obviously, you’ll want to stop back each day so you don’t miss any fall inspiration! For my contribution, I hope to inspire you with my simple fall aesthetic featuring navy blue and neutrals!
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Fall Home Tours:
Fall Decorating Ideas from 25 Home Decor Bloggers…
Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from Amy Sadler Designs! As you probably can tell, Amy is super talented with DIY, paint projects and decorating. So, I’m sure you loved her beautiful fall home tour!
As I mentioned above, when you’re finished here, remember to visit the links at the end of this post to put you in the autumn mood!
Now, let’s get started with my stop on the tour…
Since it’s been way too warm for pumpkins and mums, I haven’t started decorating my porch yet. So today, we’ll start at the front door…
Though, if you’d like some fall porch inspiration right away, take a look at how I decorated my porch in a previous year.
Welcome to my fall home tour!
To welcome guests (and you), I hung a colorful fall wreath on my door.
In my decorating stash, I have a few fall wreaths that I rotate from year to year. Last year, I decorated with mostly neutrals so I hung a faux wheat wreath on my door. This year, I added more color in my rooms so I brought out my colorful wreath.
If you don’t want to store a bunch of wreaths, consider buying a neutral colored wreath and then tying a ribbon around it to match your decor. That’s what I usually do with my Christmas wreath each year.
Fall Aesthetic in the Dining Room:
Navy blue as a background for fall decor…
Before we head back to my kitchen and family room, let’s make a quick stop in my navy blue dining room. (Yes, this is the beginning of all the navy blue you’ll see on this fall tour). Even though we don’t use this room as often as others, I still like to dress it up with a few seasonal touches. This time of year, the sun streams through the windows in the late afternoon making it extra inviting. On cooler days, we open the windows to enjoy the early fall breezes…ahh fall!
As far as fall decorating goes, I kept it super simple with a centerpiece of hydrangeas from my yard. Even though my hydrangea bushes are bursting with blooms, I haven’t cut too many for bouquets yet. One year, I went crazy cutting stems and filling my home with hydrangea bouquets all over the place.
Somehow, I managed to restrain myself this year. If you want to see that early fall tour with hydrangeas, be sure to read – Early Fall Decorating Ideas (Simple Vignettes with Flowers).
Fall Aesthetic in the Kitchen and Family Room:
Coordinate open concept rooms…
As I mentioned, you’ll be seeing some navy blue as part of my fall aesthetic. Since my kitchen and family room are open to one another, I like to carry the same color scheme through both rooms.
For the past few years, I’ve had the blue and white curtain panels on my sliding doors. In my opinion, the curtains add just the right amount of color to my white kitchen. They also work beautifully with fall colors like the mustard yellow and golden hues I added to my kitchen.
And blue and white also works with earthy tones and neutrals as well. If your fall aesthetic learns more towards neutrals, remember to layer in the textures and natural elements. You can’t go wrong when you decorate with nature!
On my shelves, I color coordinate my stack of cookbooks with my seasonal color scheme. Each year, I challenge myself to use what I have when decorating. In the past, I’ve also covered books in burlap and wrapping paper to coordinate them.
Decorating staples like trays and white pitchers look great in every season. For some extra color, I like to layer in a cloth napkin in my color palette. In the past, I’ve also used scarves and even a beach sarong…practically nothing is off limits!
When decorating, it can be fun to challenge shop your home…or your closet!
Fall Aesthetic in the Family Room:
Navy blue and neutrals…
Since I already had some navy blue in my family room, (area rug and lamp), I added a few more items and then mixed in some neutrals.
Recently, I purchased the camel colored suede pillow covers to use for the fall season. Whenever I can, I try to switch out pillow covers instead of buying new throw pillows. They are so much easier to store!
Originally, I was going to also get new covers for the largest pillows but ended up liking how the blue and white looked with the camel. Plus, the leaf print on them works fine for fall!
Normally, I don’t add many pumpkins this early in the season but these neutrals and my painted pumpkin seemed to blend in well. With the hot temperatures we’ve been experiencing, I don’t think I’ll be heading to the pumpkin patch any time soon!
Since I tried to shop my house for most of my fall decor this year, I struggled a bit with my mantel. In the past, I’ve used most of those items at one time or another so I had a hard time thinking of an original look. When all else fails, layer some artwork over a mirror and add a few natural elements!
Sometimes, simple is best I guess! Since I wanted to carry some of the navy up to the mantel, I brought out the still life. It definitely gives off a traditional vibe but since the whole “quiet luxury” look is trending, I guess I’m trendy now!
Once again, you can’t go wrong with a wheat wreath when decorating for fall! This little one is also a great size to use as a base for a centerpiece.
For more fall fireplace mantel ideas, here are a few from previous years:
- Fall Mantel with Apples and White Pumpkins
- Buffalo Check Inspired Fall Mantel
- Decorating a Mantel for Fall – 5 Easy Ways!
What’s fall without buffalo checks and plaids? After all, it’s the season where every article seems to mention that we’re all “mad for plaid”. Is it just me or is plaid trendy every fall? Maybe I’m just old…haha.
While planning my coffee table decor, I thought about using my buffalo check table runner under the rattan tray. But of course, I couldn’t find it so I had to get creative. Since I was able to find the matching placemats, I simply lined them up under the tray to look like a table runner. You’d never know, would you?
Anyway, I was excited to also bring out my navy blue plaid pillow cover this year…because of course, I’m “mad for plaid”… Unfortunately, the exact pillow cover is discontinued but here are a bunch more styles to choose from.
Speaking of pillows, I just love layering in a cute pumpkin pillow here and there…
If you’re looking for a similar pumpkin pillow, I think I bought mine at Homegoods. Apparently, Pottery Barn is already sold out of their’s but I did find these inexpensive ones. Even though the stems are a little different than mine, they are still cute and come in a variety of colors. If you wanted, you could always wrap the stem in twine for more of a similar look. And if you are super-creative, you could probably find some cozy sweaters at a thrift store and create your own fabric pumpkin pillow!
Fall Aesthetic in the Kitchen:
Neutrals with a touch of navy blue…
As we step back into the kitchen, you can see that I continued my fall color scheme from the other rooms.
Most of the time, this bar area becomes a dumping ground for mail and Amazon packages. Don’t we all have spaces like that? Well to deter the clutter, I freshened up the spot with a Parisian print matted in navy blue alongside a “proper” crystal beverage tray. We’ll see how long it stays this neat.
As we head over to the kitchen dining table, you’ll see that I leaned into the yellows, browns and tans. I love the way the neutrals look with all the white. If you look hard, you can spot a tiny bit of navy blue here and there. I’m sure I’ll add more when I tweak things…like I always do!
Once again, I went with a lot of texture…rattan, seagrass, hazelnuts.
In a bright white kitchen, a little fall color can go a long way.
With some wheat bundles and touches of greenery, my stove mantel is dressed up for fall without looking overdone.
For some reason, I have an easier time decorating this spot than my fireplace mantel. Maybe because everything looks good against white cabinets…who knows.
From the neutral decor to some more touches of navy blue, I think my kitchen is ready for fall!
If you’re trying to create a cozy fall aesthetic in your home, I hope some of my ideas inspired you!
Thanks for stopping by to see my fall home tour!
If you’re following along in order, The House on Silverado is next on the list. Today, Niky is sharing some simple and cozy ideas for fall to inspire you! Enjoy!
This week, please remember to come back each day to tour another group of homes!
Monday Sept. 11
Tuesday Sept. 12
Wednesday Sept. 13
Thursday Sept. 14
Friday Sept. 15
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