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.