Come tour our family house all decorated for autumn with lots of natural elements and DIY projects. Our style is both cozy and modern for fall.
It’s that time again! My favourite season to decorate is fall. There’s something about dark moody florals and some mini pumpkins that get me ready for the cooler weather. I’ve really been holding on to summer- this has been such a weird year and I wasn’t ready for summer to end, but swapping out some decor for cozy fall touches? This is helping for sure.
Today I’m sharing my cozy modern fall home tour with you- along with so many other amazing bloggers. If you’re joining from the Seasonal Simplicities series- welcome! If you’d love to see more fall homes, you can find all the links at the bottom of this post.
You can check out the full home tour in video right here, or keep scrolling for the rest of the blog post!
I like to keep clutter mostly clear so do just a little bit of seasonal decorating. I have 4 kids and they are pretty good at adding clutter, so I don’t need to do it with knick knacks. Almost all of our fall decor is either fresh cut or DIY. I’ve been making one or two DIYs each year and now I’m so happy with my collection! I didn’t make anything new this year (yet).
In our dining room, we like to keep our table mostly clear from big centrepieces. There’s 6 of us that eat here daily and this month we’ve been using the table for homeschool as well. It’s nice to small enough decor that the table is still useable for all our meals and activities. I found this little glass when I was picking up mini pumpkins from Superstore- it was like, $3? But isn’t it so cute as a vase?! The brass candlesticks were a thrift store find before we even had kids. I scored a bag of them for $1.50. I don’t think I’d find a set at that price ever again!
We have fresh flowers and mini boo pumpkins in the kitchen as well. I typically head out to the garden to cut flowers for seasonal decor, but since I was doing a tour and we didn’t have many blooms right now (my first dahlia came out after I took these photos!), I also hit up the florist for some stems. I spent about $15-20 between the arrangements in the house and mixed those blooms with our garden blooms to fill them out.
The mini boo pumpkins are one of my favourite things we get every fall. I use them to decorate for autumn (they’re about $3 for 5 at Superstore) and then closer to halloween, the kids love to paint and decorate them. They’re the perfect size for them to keep on their nightstands or little tables around the house. I also picked up one larger pumpkin but my paint marker was so dried out I could only letter a small design on it. I love lettering on pumpkins, the minute I see the white and green pumpkins come out, you know I’ll be picking them up!
The red maple leaves are actually off our tree in the front yard. We planted it last fall in our front yard so I only took a few branches (by the sink and on our plants console), but I can’t wait for it to grow bigger so I can cut even more in the fall! Since they’re this dark red year round, I don’t need to wait for leaves to turn colours!
The cotton branch came in a floral bouquet I received last year (they last forever!) and the pampas grass I just picked up this year. I love that these pieces can be tucked away and used year after year. I know I keep large vases on my mantel and around the house as decor so having big branches and grasses like this are an investment that I’ll get so much use out of.
The acrylic sign on the mantel and the plant console are both DIYs I made last year. I went on a bit of an acrylic sign kick. I even made one for Christmas– ha! You can find the DIY tutorial for the hand lettered one right here and the cut file for the smaller leaf one right here. I love those deep purply red tones for fall instead of the bright orange and yellows. By choosing a colour palette for the season, I find you don’t need to add a lot of decor to make your home look so seasonal. The florals pull in those deep tones with the darker foliage as well.
In the entryway, I just switched out my letterboard for one of my favourite quotes about fall. I love that this can be changed up seasonally or even for birthdays. I also pulled out this bucket that says ‘welcome autumn’ on the one side but is reversible for halloween. You can find the tutorial for that right here- I used it as porch decor last year full of pinecones and mini pumpkins.
The other space I added a little decor to is our bathroom. It’s still brand spanking new and I’m obsessed with it so I wanted to share it in this tour again! Plus, it’s the easiest of the rooms to tidy up for some photos ;) I swapped out the hanging pennant in here for this leather pennant that I made years ago. I love the texture of the aged leather with the lettering. You can find the tutorial for that right here. I also switched out the florals for some pinky hydrangeas from our garden and a few stems of that feathery dark greenery from the florist. Small changes totally change the feel in here!
Alright, I’ll leave it at that! I hope you enjoyed our home tour and if you don’t do much decorating seasonally either that you’re encouraged how just a few small (affordable!) changes can make such a difference in the feel of your home for the changing seasons. And if you do a lot usually, maybe you’re inspired to simplify. I mean… I think we could all use a little simplicity these days.
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