It’s fall tour time again and I’m thankful to Marty of a Stroll Thru Life for putting this lineup together again this fall season. And welcome everyone from hopping over to my blog from Laura’s of Inspiration For Moms. I hope you enjoyed her beautiful tour just as much as I did.
My long time blog readers and friends know that I’m not the biggest fall decor fan and that I like to do something a bit different and usually only a hint of fall. There are no wreaths in my house and no abundance of pumpkins either. I usually only like to use pumpkins that we can also cook with. We make pumpkin soups and my husband makes a wonderful pumpkin pie from scratch which I share this fall as well.
modern fall decor
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I’m starting the tour off with my favorite photo I took for the blog hop. It is of our little 5-month-old Willy watching me behind the flower arrangement I made. He follows me around and inspects everything I do. It really is such a different experience to have a cat that you have raised with a bottle since 2 weeks of age. He will never know what it feels like to be left behind at a shelter and he is growing up spoiled rotten with a matching attitude.
I also added more black and white to my decor and I’m not referring to my black and white cat. Shocking isn’t it? But I couldn’t resist the 24 x24 inch buffalo check pillows when I saw them at the store. They are just so well made and pretty and perfect for fall and winter. I moved the pom pom throw from the dining room to the fireplace area which gives it an extra cozy touch (similar pompom throw).
Last year I used lots of blue thistles and flowers and foliage from our yard. This year the thistles weren’t for sale at the local produce place, so I went for a different look. I love arranging florals and I wrote about my favorite affordable flower arrangement ideas.
This year I went with dark maroon, well almost black Calla Lilies, orange Habanero peppers, dark red foliage from our yard and some other affordable fall flowers from the local market.
I really love how it turned out. The peppers add the orange fall color without the traditional pumpkin. They actually ended up being a hit with my cats who continuously steal them and play with them which you can see in the next photo. So odd.
Spy Willy again in the next photo?
gold coffee table HERE or HERE | jeans ottoman HERE | blue art HERE | leather chairs HERE or HERE | rug HERE | end tables HERE | similar architectural art HERE | lamps HERE | similar pompom throw HERE or HERE | buffalo check pillows HERE | curtain into HERE | black candles HERE
And lets not forget about my old Lucy who is struggling a lot with her health lately too.
And there is my Maya trying to get a hot pepper out from under the chair.
If you are wondering where the pillow ended up that I made from my mom’s old jeans skirt…well it ended up on my desk chair since I only have one.
Do you guys remember the purse strap I bought while I was in Germany? It’s still my favorite thing ever and I get asked about it all the time. So much more affordable than the original Valentino strap.
So let’s get to the living room. I tried to just add another layer of warmth to the decor instead of going full-on fall. Some fur, apples and a cooking pumpkin is all I added to that corner.
To the right, you can see a basket that I found at HomeGoods and I added all the throw blankets my kids use to snuggle and watch TV to it. It’s so much better to stuff them in there when not in use. I couldn’t find a similar one online though unfortunately.
throw HERE | similar black and white fringe pillows HERE| fur HERE | similar jeans pillows HERE and HERE | similar table HERE | candle HERE | disco ball HERE | rug HERE | star burst HERE | similar mirror HERE | similar pouf HERE | similar coffee tables HERE | similar sofas HERE | similar lamps HERE and HERE | similar black lamp shades HERE | brass pot from Goodwill
And the new thrifted sconce from Germany that I shared with you last week:
similar curtains HERE and my tutorial HERE | pouf HERE and tassel pouf tutorial HERE | stacking tables HERE and similar ones HERE | similar lamps HERE, HERE and HERE | similar black lamp shades HERE | rug HERE | similar white end table HERE or HERE
Yesterday I also made this huge cute stacked tassel for the corner of my room. Check out the post by clicking HERE.
Do you guys remember the outdoor floor pillow from my front porch makeover? (click HERE to see) Well that nice big pillow was placed indoors when we were traveling and the cats claimed it as their own. It’s become a lovely huge pet bed as you can see in the below dining room photo.
And for those of you who are new to my blog, I’ll show you the rooms that didn’t change for fall. I just simply like them the way they are and no need to add fall to every corner:
counter stools makeover HERE and buy them HERE | faucet HERE | window valance made with Ikea fabric | buddha candle HERE | similar pot HERE | faucet HERE | my pendant tutorial HERE and I used this light HERE for it and similar beaded pendant HERE | canisters HERE and HERE
rug HERE | duvet HERE | rug HERE | throw from HomeGoods | bed tutorial HERE | similar headboard HERE | similar bed HERE or HERE | my Ikea home decor post HERE | chair HERE | similar throw HERE | lava lamp HERE | downloadable artwork HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE | curtains HERE | pink pillows HERE | colorful diamond pillows from Ikea Germany | lamps HERE | shades from Target not available anymore | similar greek key pillow HERE | light HERE or similar light HERE |
mirror HERE | sink HERE | faucet HERE | similar vanity marble top HERE | lighting HERE | cabinet door HERE | similar towel HERE and HERE | towel ring vintage and you can find a similar one HERE | basket HERE and my tassel tutorial HERE | handmade soap HERE and HERE | click HERE for the stencil DIY and you can buy the stencil HERE and HERE
fur HERE | leopard pillows HERE | similar bedding HERE | similar throw HERE | similar chaises HERE | longhorn HERE | find a similar rug HERE | similar mirror HERE | bed HERE and similar bed HERE, HERE and HERE | similar nightstands HERE | similar lamps HERE | similar faux banana tree HERE
Well I hope you enjoyed my take on fall this year and that you maybe got some ideas for your own home.
Up next today is Jenn of Clean & Scentsible. You have to snatch up her lovely free autumn printable! Check it out, I know you’ll love it.