When I was a kid, the best way I could think of bringing fall home was to bring home the biggest bag of treats from our Halloween trick-or-treating expedition. These were the days before cell phones, before elaborate costumes, before the fancy-pants plastic trick-or-treat pumpkin buckets.
My idea of treats has changed, but I’m still all about bringing fall home! I am so excited to participate in yet another fall home tour:
Bringing Fall Home with Sondra Lyn
We, like most folks, spend most of our time in the family room. That’s where our fireplace is, as well as the television. Naturally, it gets most of my attention when decorating. But our sitting room is one of the first spaces guests see when they enter our home. So it’s fun to sprinkle a few hints of fall in that room, too! It’s that setting that I decided to use to create a mock magazine cover – just for fun!! This is a great pic to pin!
The first thing I did here was add the orangey-gold pillows. These pillow covers were a gift from my daughter from her trip to Thailand. They are silk and they are gorgeous! Changing out pillows can instantly update a room. In this case, they brought in a lovely fall shade that I could build upon in my accessories. Their color also brings out the gold chinoiserie painting on the tea table. How many items can you spot that are in the same color family as the pillows? (Even our old oak side table doesn’t look so bad! One day I plan to replace or probably paint it!)
Of course, it strengthens the fall feel to have pumpkins in the room! I love white pumpkins, but you could certainly bring colored ones into this setting just as easily. I did find a sparkly pear to mix in with the pumpkins. And the gold antlers – love them! I actually found them on clearance for an unbelieveable price and they work so well with the table.
To the left is one of a pair of wing chairs over which I have draped the softest throw you’ve ever snuggled under! It is trimmed in rabbit and was a gift from my dear friend, designer Richard Tubb of Birmingham. Thanks again, Richard! It plays perfectly off the lamps and the pumpkins.
In a bare corner of the room is an urn with some tall botanicals. This wasn’t expensive, but it fills up visual space that would have been too empty.
I shared my fall mantel with you already, but I’d like to share some photos here, too. You’ll notice the color scheme is harmonious with the sitting room, although more neutral. I still have touches of that lovely orangey-gold!
For more on the mantel, be sure to visit the Fall Mantel 2015 page!
And don’t forget to visit each of the blogs below for more fall inspiration! The tour runs through Monday. And the best part? Once these fall posts are published you can go back again and again to enjoy them!!