Friday, September 11, 2009

Fall Decor: Living Room

Besides the formal dining room, I love decorating a mantle! We don't ever light the fireplace, but it is such a focal point and a great place to decorate. I always start with the mantle and begin with garland. It can be very inexpensive garland. I just put in berry "picks" and ribbon and then fill in empty spots with bigger items- candles, pumpkins, apples, acorns, pictures, etc.
I made the flower arrangement on the left with simple supplies from Michael's. It didn't cost much but makes a big statement.
I bought this turkey at Hallmark a few years ago- I thought he was so cute with his skinny little striped legs. He is a great centerpiece at Thanksgiving and will provide a great tall piece for the mantel until then. I added another inexpensive Hobby Lobby garland with extra berries, pumpkins and acorns to the red table and kept the pictures and lamps that are there year round. Luckily, most of my home decor has reds and browns and therefore can match the seasonal items.
The end table between the couches is really larger than decor I had left over. So, I used a place mat to define a smaller space and put decor only on the mat. I added another piece of fabric on the metal pumpkin and placed a Cinnamon Apple candle inside it.


Thanks for joining me this week in a tour of our fall decor. I hope you found something you liked and will be inspired to decorate over the next few months. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make your house feel like an autumn home.


If you've decorated, please leave a comment so I can see your blog and get ideas for next year.

7 comments:

Jenna said...

Everything looks so great!

Anonymous said...

Awesome and inspiring..BUT too much fall ya'll(read jealous)..I would suggest you pack up at least 1/2 this stuff and take it far away...at least 100 miles (Kerrville lets say) and put it in storage...I will take one for the team and let you use my LIVING ROOM, & KITCHEN...just because I love you...LOL
Really love it..just kiddin' ya.
mary.mimi

♥ sarahbeth. said...

your fall stuff is so cute! i love those flowers from michaels! xoxo

pk said...

It all looks great! I was distracted by that great looking red hutch? with the fun knobs on it! Very fun - LIKE IT.
pk @ Room Remix

Jenglamgirl said...

Love your CUTE fall festive shelf with the cute star hung above it.

"Dove" said...

I love how you have a little bit of fall sprinkled all through your house. It looks fantastic.

That red chest with the stars behind the knobs is to die for!

Liz said...

Everything looks wonderful, especially the arrangement in the first picture! Love that!

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