Happy fall everyone! I don’t usually do much decorating for fall, but this year my brain was just full of ideas so I decided to go for it. A big thanks to Kristi from Chatfield Court for inviting me to join her and a super talented group of bloggers in sharing our fall decorating ideas this week. And a big welcome to everyone stopping by for the first time from The Everyday Home.
If you’ve been here before, you know I love beautiful, unique decor that doesn’t cost a lot of money. Also, I absolutely love treasure hunting at thrift stores and yard sales. And that’s exactly what my fall home tour is all about. Simple, beautiful, inexpensive fall decor and a few really awesome thrifted finds.
Welcome to my home!
On the front door is the fall wreath I made a few weeks ago from reclaimed bits of wood from my scrap wood pile. This is definitely a different take on a wreath and I love, love, love it! You just can’t go wrong with beautiful old wood. (Get the wreath tutorial right here.)
My entry is always my favorite space to decorate for any season. Pretty much everything looks beautiful against my painted plank wall. The quatrefoil mirror and white table pretty much always stay here and I just switch out the accessories. For fall, I love darker colors, rustic woods, and lots of texture
I pulled out a few favorites from my collection of thrifty finds: an old balance, some vintage books and a collection of weathered candle holders. And of course a couple of cute little pumpkins.
I found the cute little hello sign at the Target dollar spot a few months ago and gave it a quick update with paint.
Which brings me to this gorgeous antique piano stool. I found this beauty at a yard sale last weekend for $15! Seriously, I could hardly throw my money at them fast enough. I had no idea what exactly I was going to do with it but I loved the old wood, the curvy lines, and those awesome feet so I vowed to find a spot. And I think it is absolutely perfect tucked under this little white table. The perfect mix of vintage and modern.
The other spot I really wanted to add some fall touches to is the dining room. I shared my new-to-me dining table earlier this week – it was another amazing deal. And after sharing some fall table decor inspiration, I decided to see what I could pull together using things I already had on hand.
I also happened to find the wood candle holders and the metal pedestal at yard sales this weekend as well. (It was a good weekend!)
I added some chrysanthemums and some other pretty plants. (All fake, but beautiful nonetheless!)
And I picked up a few cute mini pumpkins and pretty Gala apples at our local farm store. I’ve never decorated with apples before, but my family devours apples in the fall and I love the natural beauty of them.
This is completely different from any centerpiece I’ve done before, but I really love it. Also, the wood grain on this table top! Even though it needs to be refinished, I adore it. I love painted furniture, but I don’t think there’s anything better than beautiful natural wood.
To be honest fall isn’t always my favorite. Sometimes it just seems like a slippery slope leading right into my least favorite season – winter. But this year, I’m really trying to savor fall for itself rather than worrying about what to come. And as silly as it seems, I think doing a little decorating just for fall is really helping me settle in and enjoy this season for what it is. (Ok, any yes it doesn’t hurt that it basically still feels like summer here in Virginia!)
Thanks so much for sharing in my fall home tour. Be sure to head over to Worthing Court next and then visit all of the home tours linked up below. Happy fall!
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