While I wouldn’t typically describe myself as “basic”, I must admit…there is something about fall which tends to trigger my inner “basic b*tch”.
Between the cooler mornings and the scent of pumpkin latte candles wafting thru the air, once September arrives – regardless of the fact we are still reaching nearly 100 degrees outside on a daily basis- I slowly begin to embody every comical “white girls in the fall” meme known to social media.
And because fall is now among us, I thought today would be the ideal time to share a few ways I am transitioning from summer to fall decor in my 1980’s fixer upper.
This week, I have partnered with 30 other bloggers for a fall home tour blog hop. Hosted by my fabulous friend Marty from A Stroll thru Life, there is something inspiring for everyone. I promise! (For the full line-up, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post).
If you are joining me from Life on Cedar Lane, welcome!! I am absolutely in love with Andrea’s style.
Coming from such a gorgeous home such as Andrea’s, I am hoping you won’t find my tour anti-climatic, but this year I decided to keep the seasonal decor minimal.
Not only were there no live pumpkins or mums to be found where I live just yet, but my house is in construction zone mode as I type this.
In fact, the wall across from this console table in my foyer was just demolished by my husband and we are still in the process of sheet-rocking the new opening.
Nonetheless, a rich kilim rug and a wooden pumpkin I found at Homegoods sufficiently greets guests with a bit of autumnal cheer (just please pay no mind to all of the drywall dust).
Moving on to the kitchen, I recently incorporated a beige wool runner which adds some nice warmth for the impending cooler months.
And like every “basic b*tch”, what fall kitchen would be complete without a “white pumpkin” candle burning?…
While the tobacco basket over my oven is normally bare through most of the year, I came across this simple fall wreath at Homegoods and knew I had to find a home for it…
I love how the new addition injects a bit more texture and autumnal color.
Moving on to my living room (which is full of scaffolding and buckets of white paint..like literally as I type this post), this is the last view you will ever see of it adorned in all of it’s grey (Sherwin Williams “Passive) glory…
Before we install our new hardwood flooring , I thought it would be wise to go ahead and get all of the messy paint work out of the way.
In terms of seasonal decor, compared to previous years, I was actually pretty conservative with my use of pumpkins.
Mainly, I achieved a fall feel by my use of earthy textures and warmer textiles.
Within the past year or so, I have noticed my favorite designers using more browns, tans and beiges in their color schemes (particularly where textiles and accents are concerned). So…I decided to give the warmer colors a try myself.
And of course…..I couldn’t resist another pumpkin-scented candle….
What can I say? The fumes create such an uplifting effect once huffed.
Striving for a boho modern farmhouse interpretation of fall? Leather and velvet textiles paired with a hand-carved wooden pumpkin (also found at Homegoods) is a super simple way to transition from summer to fall.
Be sure to create depth and further interest by adding in earthy elements (eucalyptus and wooden beads are especially fitting for fall).
Thank you all so much for tolerating my irreverent sense of humor.
Next on the blog hop is Shayna’s fabulous home. From DIY tutorials to recipes, she shares some great content on her blog The Wood Grain Cottage. Be sure to check it out.
For even more fall decor inspiration, be sure to check out all of the other homes included on this blog hop listed below….
2019 Fall Home Tour Monday Lineup
2019 Fall Home Tour Tuesday Lineup
2019 Fall Home Tour Wednesday Lineup
2019 Fall Home Tour Thursday Lineup
2019 Fall Home Tour Friday Lineup