I have been teasing about it all week here and on my social media, it is official time for my Natural and rustic, a DIY filled Fall home tour. The best part about this tour is not only do you get to see how I fall-ified my home, but you get to hop over and see a ton of other home decor bloggers homes too! I have the best blogging friends, and they all have such differing style. I love to take part in blog hops like this because I get to house stalk and you all get so much more inspiration than little ‘ole me can give you.
The list of fellow bloggers, and all of their links will be at the bottom of this post. But first, let’s see what my home looks like this fall season! I am keeping things light, bright, simple, DIY, and full of nature themed items. Which is a great mix to decorate your home. So much of my home are low cost ideas and crafts. Decorating for each season can get crazy expensive, but shopping clearance, off season, or DIYing it can keep that cost down. Also helping you decorate your home for all of the seasons!
My DIY rustic console table seems very fall friendly to me. Full of the natural wood color, and it’s rustic beauty. Yes, a table can be called beauty, especially one like this. This is my first holiday season working with my newly painted front door, and I am loving the darker feel the door gives off.
These DIY 4×4 pumpkins I made and they are crazy simple to do! I have been on a 4×4 project kick, and will be sharing the tutorials to this next week. Be sure to check back in for that!
I have a lot of blue and busy patterns in my home year round. Finding a way to blend that into fall decor can be difficult. I tend to use a little less orange instead letting the yellows, golds and wood elements of fall come through. It is the easiest way to blend my existing decor into the traditional fall decor.
The leaf string art on the fireplace mantel I created last year. It is a two-fer project with general fall showing now, and then turn it around for the spooktacular portion of this season.
This is a legit stick from our backyard. I simply spray painted it white, putting painters tape on a few spots to give the two toned effect to it. I promised simple ways to decorate for fall, and this is one of them!
Most of the throw pillows I have around my home have been purchased from various etsy stores. I like to have some unique items, and also the selection of patterns is amazing!
The leaf garland has a special feature, it lights up! I used twinkle lights and wound these leaves that I purchased from The Dollar store around the lights. It took me no time and I have the magical glow for fall in my home. I feel like fall is full of golden hues and having tiny glowing lights at night just adds to the gold colors.
Apples are another great addition to have for fall. People always gravitate towards pumpkins this time of year, but apples are also traditionally fall. Also, adding in the bright pops of red that apples give is a great color addition.
More nature, real nature shoved into my home decor!
I have really high living room ceiling height. So I try to add some height to the items on my fireplace mantel, it adds a little drama. When decorating for rooms with a tall ceiling any regular sized item will feel extra tiny in the space. Going big, over sized will make the space feel though out. The first years we lived here I was always putting tiny decor items on the mantel and no matter how much I cluttered the mantel, it never felt officially decorated. Once I started thinking bigger, literally; things started working for me. Sometimes bigger is better, hey-oh!
Mason jars for the win, always! I created these leaf mason jars and it was a really fun project.
As you can see, I kept the color scheme pretty neutral for my fireplace. I love pops of color, but with my stone fireplace it just feels right to let the Natural and rustic themed colors of fall take over.
This is a new addition to my home, and I am loving this arm chair in my home! My only regret is not getting two, or actually three because this is the chair my kids always fight over.
I decorated my dining room with a fall tablescape, and it was my biggest set-up in the dining room ever! I created two settings, one for adults and one for kids. You can see my ideas and ways I changed up the settings for each group here.
Quick note, many think mason jars are “done” with decor. I say keep buying them and decorating with them! They are so versatile and easy to change up. I added some simple accessories to these and got a completely different look to the tried and true mason jar look. Most importantly, you can get a sh** ton of them for like 25 cents in most thrift stores. Buy in bulk!
The beautiful fall scene on canvas was actually painted by my Grandma. She gave this to me a few years ago, which she painted in the 70’s. Aside from it being from her, the woman that raised me, it is also such a stunning painting! I always have it displayed in my home somewhere, and for fall it works perfectly front and center in my dining room.
I never know how to add seasonal decor in my kitchen. Truth be told I always struggle with how to decorate my kitchen, it is such a small space that anything on the counter top feels too much. I added some new rugs to my home and I adore the patterns on them. I have had to blend the new rugs into the seasonal decor as well. I am not about to get new rugs for every season!
The only real “fall” decor in here are the three canvas’s that my kids painted on. They lean up on the counter top and I have them strategically places to hide the outlets on the wall. Other than that, this is all the decor my kitchen can take. I need a functional kitchen, and all the counter space I can get. I do not have any extra spots to decorate for the sake of decorating. Function wins in my home, every time!
Once fall comes around it is the start of my home going through monthly changes. I have general fall, then we ramp it up for Halloween, bring it back to general fall for Thanksgiving and then round out the year with the Christmas loveliness! Most would think this is a lot to decorate and change, I would not be one of those people. I am all for the planning, crafting, DIYing, shopping and decorating for each season and holiday! I want all of the seasons, and all of the things for each season!
This Natural and rustic, a DIY filled Fall home tour is a wrap! I have a bunch of fall specific projects to share in the coming weeks, my fall front porch home tour will be happening next week! Then it is onward and upwards to enjoy the cooler temperatures, cozy nights by the fire, apple picking, and then the fun that is Halloween! So much is happening this time of year, in real life as well as in home decor blogging world.
For today my plan is to enjoy my Natural and rustic, a DIY filled Fall home and go and check out all of the amazing blogger homes featured in this tour hop! Seriously, if you need me I will be right here, oohing, ahhing, and then rearranging my home because I got some serious inspiration from the talented ladies and their beautiful homes!
Be sure to check out the other bloggers and their home tours! Have you decorated your home for fall yet?