I have partnered with Raymour & Flanigan and received product in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own.
It’s finally here! Fall! This is my favorite time of year and I had patiently been waiting for the temperatures to cool off so I could really enjoy this beautiful season. The cool, crisp air, colorful landscape, fragrant orchards and vineyards and local harvest favorites… Ahh, what could be better? As much as I love the outdoors this time of year, I also love making our home feel warm, cozy and inviting. I try to bring the outdoors in while keeping decor simple and a little on the rustic side. Come on in… Welcome!
This year we’ve added a new table to our dining room. This rustic oak dining set was just what I was looking for. As a matter of fact, I’ve had my eye on it for about a year now, but this room just wasn’t quite ready. I love that it extends to 9 feet with both leaves in, providing plenty of space for everyone while being comfortable too.
With walls freshly painted in a neutral color and old furniture removed from the room, I added a modern, durable rug and focused on what was important in this room… a cozy place for family to gather and eat of course!
With four children, I like to keep our “tablescapes” simple. I lined the middle of the table with unique shaped pumpkins as a way to bring a feel of the season right to the table. As a bonus, these are kid friendly and if one happens to roll of the table, it’s okay!
I think I’m going to save the seeds from these and plant them in my garden next year too! What do you think?
For Thanksgiving I always use my good Dinnerware. This cream colored pattern I picked out when I got married almost 15 years ago still goes great with everything. I added a beige and white buffalo checked napkin in between the plates over these whimsical painted patterned pumpkin place mats.
I can’t wait to sit down and have everyone all at one table this Thanksgiving! The lovely bench below is also part of this dining set and can easily be pulled up to the table for such occasions as well. Extra chairs can just be moved down to make room.
A soft cable knit blanket and these throw pillows make this bench a comfy place to sit and watch the fire too if it’s not being used at the table!
When we first moved into our house, this room was our living room. I loved sitting in front of the fire, and now I love how we can eat our meals here. The warm glow and crackling sounds of the fire instantly warm the room and make it feel cozy on a chilly evening. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a homemade bowl of soup this time of year!
Whites and neutrals are in this season, so I started with this buck painting (if you look closely, you can see his eyes- such an interesting piece) and went from there when I was decorating the mantle. This deer makes a huge statement over the fireplace, so I didn’t want to take away from that too much.
Keeping with my “woodsy” but simple theme, I stacked wood in 2 of our built in shelves to give the room a more rustic feel and for convenience! It’s nice to have split, dry wood on hand and ready to go if we decide to have a fire last minute.
I added this beautiful cream colored ceramic pumpkin that lights up in the evenings for an added touch of ambiance, along with twig and wood made pumpkins finished with twine and copper colored wire.
I thought this carved wood pumpkin was really interesting too, so I added it to the mantle with another cream ceramic pumpkin a few small white ones.
This simple grass tied with a burlap bow is perfect for this space because it added height and texture to the slate hearth. Of course, I had to add a pumpkin or 2 here also! 🙂
I had to move this beautiful painted chest (which holds specialty coffees, teas, cups and mugs) into this room because it just seemed to now belong in here now.
This room is full of light and since we don’t have close neighbors and a lovely view of Lake Erie on a clear day, I decided against any window panels. For me, simple is always better. My husband also spent a lot of time hand crafting our window trim, so I would hate to cover it up!
After a comforting meal, it’s time to snuggle up on the sofa with some fluffy pillows and a great throw. This sectional is great because everyone can really stretch out and rest their tummies and relax after dinner.
My grandmother stopped over the other day and I showed her my color scheme for our living room this season. She said, “you really can do any color with this sofa, can’t you!” Yes you can!
With pale blue walls that match the sky, I chose to add brown and beige plaid covers to pillows I already had. I also added a pretty pumpkin pillow to the corner, an earthy orange striped rectangular shaped pillow to the center along with textured solid brown throw pillows to pull it all together.
This accent table already has a lot of character on it’s own, so I added a subtle touch of Autumn with a few pumpkins. Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!
Below, if you look past the kitchen you will notice 2 buck statues on my shelf. Since we have an open floor plan at our house, I thought this was a nice way to pull the deer theme from the dining room all the way through into the living room.
For everyday meals, my family eats right here in the kitchen… at least for breakfast and lunch. I kept things simple with a burlap table runner and freshly picked apples and pears for color on our table.
I think decorating your table with seasonal fruit your family can enjoy is a beautiful and inexpensive way to decorate your home each season. I think it’s so nice they can serve 2 purposes.
I used our everyday french country style white dishes and topped them with fall inspired, plaid cloth napkins with silverware tied with twine.
I really enjoy hosting large gatherings and being able to offer plenty of seating here at our kitchen’s counter height table or in our dining room. I love this open space! We’re just one big happy family!
After cooking, there’s always a little clean up. I added a touch of Fall to my sink area too. It’s nice to look at while I am washing dishes, and well… how cute is this barn door picture frame I found?! I have a feeling that if this was placed in my living room, little hands would constantly be opening and shutting the doors!
Since I work in my home office all week, I decided to add small Fall touches to my desk too. Why not? I again added a few pumpkins, along with a matching floral accent and a cute mug to drink my tea in.
I’m enjoying this space so much, I’ve already begun browsing through the newest edition of Raymour & Flanigan’s Style Catalog for inspiration for next season!
When it comes to decorating your home, often times the bedrooms get overlooked. Don’t overlook them! Bring that comforting and cozy feeling that you’ve created throughout the most loved rooms in your home into the place where you lay your head to rest each night!
Our master bedroom is painted in a very light parchment color and has relaxing turquoise colors throughout. I chose mini white pumpkins to place across the top of our bed and a simple wooden pear on top of a few old bound books for my nightstand.
A pastel colored bouquet of wheat and a wooden mini pumpkin complete the simple Autumn touches on the other side of the bed.
Decorating your home shouldn’t be overwhelming. It should be inspired by what makes you and your family happy. Use things that are readily available from inside your home and out to make your space your own this season! Most of all, don’t forget to sit back and enjoy!
What colors and objects are you planning on using throughout your home this Autumn?
You May Also Enjoy: