Fall Decorating Ideas -Home Tour: Boho fall decor with dried grasses, macrame, pumpkins and pink, peach, mustard yellow, and rust.
Fall is probably my favourite time of year. It’s also one of my favourite times to decorate. I’m so excited to show you my fall home tour this year, and hopefully give you a few little fall decorating ideas that you can use too.
Seasonal Simplicity Home Tours
I’m joining some of my favourite bloggers, for a whole week of tours as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series. Be sure to check out all the links for everyone at the end of this post, and keep coming back all week for more.
Fall Colour Scheme
This year for my fall decor I decided to go with a pallet of pink, peach, mustard, and rust. I’ve been using pink and even a little mustard for the past little while, but I’m excited to add some peach and rust to the mix. The colours of a sunset are pretty perfect for fall, I’d say. And since I really love the boho vibe, these colours are working perfectly. My house is pretty neutral, so there’s still lots of white and cream, and black and grey mixed in, even a little green in the dining room. It’s feeling so cozy and ready for fall in here, so I’m excited to show you around.
Fall Decorating Ideas in the Dining Room
When you enter our house you’re greeted by this little console table at the front door. I’ve added lots of pumpkins and some of my amber glass collection along with lots of pretty dried grasses for fall.
I kind of have a thing for science inspired decor. Picture a Victorian lady going for walks in the fall, collecting plant samples, and insects and bringing them home to study and catalogue. I haven’t gone crazy with the theme this year -like I did here, here, and here, but you’ll see a few subtle touches here and there, like these insects, the card catalogue, and the magnifying glass.
Dining Room Table
On the dining room table I kept things pretty simple this year, and I love it so much. I found a new pumpkin farm not too far away -since my own in my garden this year were a bit of a flop and only a few small ones grew. Maybe I over watered them, since we installed a new irrigation system this year? Perhaps killed them with kindness? We’ll try again next year. You can read about my little portager garden here. This wood dough bowl full of real pumpkins is pretty much what fall dreams are made of.
On the little bar cart, I’ve got lots of plants for the boho look -a mix of real and faux. There’s also my favourite recent antique store find. These gorgeous pink champagne coupes were only $1 a piece and I love them. On the bottom more pretty amber glass and plants.
We have a fun feature wall in the dining room. Our hand stencilled green wall is still going strong -see how we did it here. I’ve got the most beautiful wall hanging on it, that pretty much sums up my philosophy of life “we should celebrate this thing”. What? Everything! Let’s start with fall. ;). In front of it is my DIY candle holder that my brother-in-law and sister made for me last Christmas. I’m still absolutely loving it and I feel like it goes with the sentiments of the banner so well. So to add a little fall over here, I started adding pumpkins and didn’t stop! There is a mix of faux pumpkins and velvet pumpkins I made. This year I added a few rust coloured ones in, and I love them.
The Living Room
Heading into the living room, past our staircase looking very ready for fall with lots of pumpkins here too. I’ve kept up the macrame garland because it’s so pretty and boho. You can see how I made the macrame garland here. It looks great paired with these faux white pumpkins.
We also have a little wall and side table on the way into the living room. It’s a fun spot to decorate seasonally. It’s got a pretty mix of pumpkins, including some of the velvet ones and these sweet little wicker ones. I had some old orange wicker pumpkins in my fall decoration boxes last year, and pulled them out for a little makeover. I used some spray paint and now I’m so in love with them. Wicker is a great boho touch too, along with the pretty dried grasses.
Into the living room and my favourite spot this season might just me our cozy couch. It’s an inexpensive slip covered couch from Ikea, but what I really love about it is how easy it is to change up with pillows. This season my whole colour scheme was really created here. I have a slight obsession with pillows. Like I own far too many to count kind of obsession. I often start the whole scheme of the room from a new pillow. In fact a few years ago I was talking to my sister about my “pillowscape” and she stopped me to ask if that was really a word? Well, if it’s not, it really should be.
My pillowscape this year began with these fun vintage rug pillows from Turkey. They add great texture. Throw in a gorgeous mustard yellow mud cloth pillow, and pink fringe covered boho pillow and then all you need is some cozy velvet in pink, peach, and rust. Oh and we can’t forget the knit throws. I love how it turned out this season. And it’s perfect for all the fall movie watching and snuggles.
It’s also the perfect backdrop for the coffee table. This coffee table decor started with the wood lazy Susan from Ikea, which helps contain and elevate everything. I picked up the large wicker pumpkin at the craft store and love it here.
I found the pretty mustard yellow candle thrifting -which is a really great place to find coloured candles. The amber glass jar is actually an upcycled yeast jar with a tea light in it. The little pink bowl looks adorable with some acorns in it. I painted a few of them in the rust just to bring more of that colour in. And then there’s one little peachy coloured pumpkin that I grew in the garden.
Over on the fireplace, there’s more of the boho autumn feel. There’s also a little more of the science decor that I promised earlier. I love the beaker on a stand -in fact I’ve been looking for a vintage one of these for years with no luck. This one is from the craft store and I love it. It makes a perfect vase, or a plant propagation station. The candle is from Ikea. It’s peach and smells amazing.
The real butterflies are another thrift store find. I sanded down the dark frame and I love how it looks now. And then there’s a mix of dried grasses, and large vintage glass bottles and a demijohn. Of course we had to have more pumpkins here too.
The wood leaves are a little DIY I did on my Cricut with some thin wood veneer. You can read more details about this fall mantel here.
And here is the other side of the room, looking into the kitchen and dining area. This is my favourite chair, along with my favourite co-worker Oscar, and my new camera bag that I’m totally in love with. I had it out to shoot this, and rather than place it out of shot, like I usually do, I included it here because it’s so pretty, the perfect colour, and I will certainly spend my fall taking lots of gorgeous pictures. As I get older, I find myself investing in really functional and beautiful pieces like this. Life is too short for boring black canvas camera bags -or anything that’s functional but not pretty.
Heading into the kitchen I love these pretty plants and one little pumpkin.
Fall Decorating Ideas in the Kitchen
I love decorating and often seem to go with a more is more look. But I have found that it can be a bit of a pain to live with on the kitchen table. So I’ve kept things simple over here. I found this set of amber glass bottles thrifting this summer, and thought they’d be really sweet together on a table. They’d make great vases, but I used them as candle holders, with a mix-match of white candles inside. They look so pretty all lit.
On the back area I’ve hung a pretty wall hanging in pink. There’s also more grasses, and more pumpkins. I love to repeat elements when I decorate. I feel like it helps make things feel cohesive and pulled together.
Fall Flowers and Garden Pumpkins
Over on the counter I’ve picked some flowers from my garden. This was my first year experimenting with growing dahlias. There were some lows, and lots of learning but also some highs like these beautiful big blooms. I picked some other flowers and leaves in pinks and rusts to create a pretty arrangement.
And in the sink are a few more of the pretty little pumpkins from my garden. Be sure to give your pumpkins a bath to remove any dirt, which will help them to last longer too. Some people add in bleach or vinegar too. Another tip is to cut a small piece of parchment paper and put it under any of your real pumpkins that you’re using inside to protect the surfaces they’re sitting on.
This little spot by the sink is looking pretty adorable with this tiny arrangement in a vintage bottle, a mini pumpkin painted rust, and an old apple Avon perfume bottle -a fun fall addition.
And more of the wood veneer leaves that I cut out are hanging here. I used some thread to hang them and they’re the perfect fall touch here. The wood makes them look modern, and they spin and twirl here and are so pretty.
Over on the other side of the kitchen is one of my favourite views. We gave this kitchen a bit of a makeover a few years ago and we added these open shelves to the space -see how we made them here. It’s so fun to decorate them for every season.
I’ve used the same colour scheme here of pink, peach, mustard yellow and rust. I’ve also tried to include some pretty plants. There’s lots more amber glass tucked on these shelves too. And we couldn’t forget a few more pumpkins.
My finished flowers and the one mini pumpkin that grew this year look great here too.
Thanks so much for joining me and having a look around my home all decorated for fall. I hope it gives you few little ideas of some fall touches you can add too. With fall decorating ideas making our house cozy for fall, life really is a party!
More Fall Decorating Ideas
This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Fall Seasonal Simplicity Series. All week long we are sharing our homes decorated for Fall. Be sure to check out all of the beautiful inspiration by visiting today’s tours, and pop by again during the week to visit everyone else who is sharing!
Sharing with me today…
And sharing the rest of this week…