Our house is decked for fall and ready to share, so come on in!
This year I let the kids choose the color for the mums and they wanted the burgundy ones. However, as soon as we got home, I realized that they just weren’t going to have the same effect as the yellow ones, since the walls behind them are dark red brick. Next year, we will definitely stick with yellow so we can have that pop of color against the house!
Last year, for the mantle, I went against everything that I stand for (dramatic, I know), and I decided to do a neutral (and somewhat untraditional colored) mantle. You can see the pics here. Personally, while it was nice to do something different for a change, I just didn’t love it. Neutral is SO not me, and honestly, it didn’t even feel very fall-ish around our house as the fall décor pretty much just blended in with the everyday decor.
When I think of fall, I think of the time of year when all of God’s creations are showing off their brilliant colors – bright orange pumpkins, deep red apples, golden sunflowers, and beautiful fall foliage in yellow and red and orange and green. Simply put, fall to me means color, so this year I went back to my roots if you will, and I adorned the mantle in as much color as I could get my hands on. Most of the items I’ve had for a while, but I did pick up a new fall swag, the marquee pumpkin, and the football pumpkin… because who can resist a football pumpkin?! Hobby Lobby, on point.
The seasonal book crate that I made for the kiddos is now stuffed full of their favorite fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving books, so they have festive books at their fingertips at all times. You can see more details about it here.
The kids play on our coffee table a lot, so I can’t put anything elaborate on it, but I do have another swag of fall leaves around a basket of pinecones (not sharp) as well as a mini fall candle from Bath and Body Works. We don’t light that one for obvious reasons, but I love that it gives off a faint aroma anyway.
Since I had a handful of neutral pumpkins from last year, I sprinkled them on the buffet table in the kitchen and then I added a couple of them to the formal dining room as well. We rarely use that room, so there was no reason to go all out in there, but I love that it has its own festive touches.
Well, that about wraps it up! I hope you enjoyed the tour! And I’ll be back in December for another home tour... Christmas edition… my favorite! And boy, do we go all out!
*Linking up with Our Pretty Little Girls for Tuesday Talk.