Autumn….don’t you just love autumn. It is my favorite time of the year. I have never been a fan of winter, so it is a little bitter sweet to me. That being said, I can’t help myself when it comes to everything fall. I love the decor, the food, the activities…all of it! This year I had fun adding some autumn touches to our home. I kept things “simple” and just did a bit of cozying up in each room.
I added touches of pumpkins, books, stems, and art work to my existing decor. I have a very collected decorating style. A lot of the things I have displayed have meaning or have been searched for. My vintage typewriter, old globes, old books all seem to say fall anyways so I never have to add a lot.
I found a beautiful quilt on a recent visit to Salt Lake. It had all the colors that I am enjoying for my family room. I draped it across the back and added some pillows that complimented it. Blankets and pillows are a great way to add some cozy texture to a room.
We recently purchaced a frame TV, and I love changing up the artwork on it to add a little bit of seasonal fun to the room too.
I love adding touches to my kitchen too. I do not add a lot in this room since it is a real working space for me. I do love to add a wreath on my range hood, seasonal plates, and some dry wheat.
I love seeing my dining room table while working in my kitchen. I always try to do a fun centerpiece for our table that just welcomes in the season. This year I used a lot of my ironstone collection and added berries, pumpkins, and candles to the table.
My last part of my house I want to share is my stair landing going upstairs to our upper floor. When we were updating this house, we had this beautiful window and ledge to work with in a landing between the two sets of stairs. We added some molding and a ledge I could use as a “mantle.” I love displaying my vintage crewel piece of needlepoint, a vintage tool case, and some old books. I always think of different ways I can decorate it for each holiday. I added som sunflowers, stems, and my pumpkin wreath to it. The picnic baskets I have in the corner are some of my favorite vintage finds. I added some lace inside of it and some flowers. The witch sits on the oil can in October. It is a fun place to add a little charm to my home.
Adding just a few touches of fall in your home helps set the mood for the season. I have noticed that my family really likes it and appreciates it. My girls will come home and be so excited to walk around and see what things have been added. It is nice as a homemaker to add some joy to the everyday.