Fall… crisp breezes, cooler temperatures, cozy nights beside the fireplace…
Unless, of course, you live in my part of Texas, where we just pretend to have fall. 😉
But pretend I do. And I’m excited to join more than 35 other bloggers to give you a glimpse of our fall homes…
So if you’re visiting through the fall home tours, welcome. I hope you’ll pretend it’s fall with me (and pretend you don’t see my kids’ fingerprints all over the mirrored dresser! 😉 )
I hope you’ll sit and stay a while.
We may not have the fire blazing for you…
(Trust me, you don’t want a fire when it’s 90 degrees outside! Seriously, we visited the pool twice this past weekend.) But we can cozy up and chat anyway.
This year, I made a conscious effort to go a bit warmer and cozier in my fall home. Summer was all about light, simple, and bright (you can see the tour here if you’d like), but fall is about comfort.
I started with some rustic elements in the entryway.
This beautiful quote by William Cullen Bryant on my diy chalkboard.
My fall blocks from last year.
And my rain boots and milk can.
I love the mixture of neutral textures along with potted plants (for more ideas on where to put plants indoors, see here).
I also added some touches to the library.
I few little pumpkins make me smile when I snuggle in my chair each morning to drink my coffee and read.
And my sheet music fall art on the mantel continues the textured neutrals from the entryway.
The living room is really the hub of our home.
And my four year old helped me decide where all our pumpkins should go, including our new diy velvet pumpkins.
My favorite was when he told me that he had to move one of mine because it did not “look pretty.” When I looked sad in response, he quickly replied, “It looks very pretty, Mom, but not too pretty.”
Whew! I was definitely worried about things being too pretty. 😉
If you’re one of my regulars, you may have noticed that I changed out my art again. I love the black and white scenes for fall and winter.
As a side note, if you are looking for some gorgeous, seasonal photography, be sure to check out the Boutique for stunning, affordable images. With high-resolution options, you can create big-impact wall art for a great price.
So what do you think?
Did I manage to capture a cozy, neutral, happy space?
Did you find some fall decor ideas you can use? Do tell! Enjoy those cooler breezes and warmer colors this fall… and be sure to come back later for part 2 of our fall home. I could only bring myself to pretend so far; maybe in two weeks it will actually feel like fall. 😉