Fall Decor

Simplifying my Fall Decor

Fall Decor www.diybeautify.com

Sometimes...I love going all out.

From big hair in the 80's...to tanning until I fried in the 90's...to amassing a large collection of thrifted items in the 00's (ask Mr DIY about the state of our home in FL...and the amount of furniture I accumulated from Goodwill!) Sometimes it's just AWESOME to go big or go home!

Sometimes though, sometimes simple is best.

This year I have felt overwhelmed with clutter and stuff', and along with decluttering my home a little at a time, I decided to keep my Fall decor to a minimum, with just the odd touch of orange. Most of my decor is still in boxes in the attic - I just desired a cleaner, simpler look this year!

You might look at the following pics of my home, decorated for Fall, and wonder where the simple is! I understand! I'm working on baby steps here! It's a growth step for me to actually leave some decorations in boxes in the attic!

Starting with my mantle and the living room, I kept the pallet that I used for my Summer Mantle, but switched the 'Summer' banner out with a grapevine wreath that I found on clearance at Target. My favorite thing about this wreath is the little pocket at the bottom. It's perfect for holding a bunch of dried moss and some tiny white pumpkins (they're actually candles that I found at Cost Plus World Market a couple years ago on clearance). This may be the easiest wreath I've ever put together!!

I've added some painted and glittered pumpkins to my mantle for a bit of shine. Initially I was trying to make faux mercury glass pumpkins, but I just couldn't get them to look right. I added some glitter just to the top halves and now I love how they look.

Jumbo pine cones add to the natural feel of my Fall Mantle.

I used my mercury glass candlesticks and decided to add some tall narrow glass vases from the Dollar Tree, which I wrapped in a variety of jute, rope and burlap for a fun twist on a plain vase.  I had them on my dining table for a time, but it wasn't really practical for everyday. They make perfect mini hurricanes for some vanilla scented candles and can also be used to hold flowers.

My knockout roses are doing great right now, so I clipped a few and added them to the vases for a little more color.

Fall Mantle with Texture www.diybeautify.com

Adding texture to vases www.diybeautify.com

Adding texture to vases www.diybeautify.com

Decorating for Fall www.diybeautify.com

The other wall of my living room, the one with the enormous abstract I painted, has just a touch of orange with my DIY t-shirt pumpkin and a pumpkin canvas that I painted following the easy instructions at Jennifer Rizzo's blog.

Fall touches in living room www.diybeautify.com

My dining table is simple with just the drop cloth ruffled table runner that I made and these soft aqua DIY pumpkins (I'll be sharing that project soon).

Fall Dining Room ~ keeping it simple www.diybeautify.com

I can't decide if I like the pumpkins better on the table...

Vintage Scale with Aqua Pumpkins www.diybeautify.com

...or on my vintage scale. What do you think?

I displayed a pretty fall dishcloth on my black country hutch. It adds such a pretty pop of color (and is too pretty to use anyway!) against the black and white.

Black hutch decorated for Fall www.diybeautify.com

My entryway is home to some more DIY pumpkins, drop cloth and burlap! Mr DIY thinks it's funny to switch the Scrabble letters around on me...I never know what word I'll find there each morning! In fact, the only reason it spells "Pumpkin" in this picture is because I had to change it from "Mink Pup"!

DIY Pumpkins www.diybeautify.com

Upstairs in our bonus room, above the computer, is where I recently hung my massive and ornate yard sale frame that I painted white and made into a chalkboard. This is one of my favorite pieces to change out for seasons and special events in our family. Right now it's sporting a simple fall saying and a burlap bunting.

Fall Chalkboard www.diybeautify.com

How are you decorating for Fall this year? Are you going all out or keeping it simple?

And the question I'm dying to know...did any of you have big "helmet hair" in the 80's? You know, huge hair that you kept in place with a can of Aqua Net hairspray? I truly cringe at those pictures, lol!

Whether you choose to go all out this year with your decorations,  or prefer to keep it simple, I hope you enjoy the process of decorating your home! It's always fun to unpack things you forgot you had, especially mementos that the kids created when they were younger. Take a moment to just enjoy and reminisce.

Thanks for spending a few moments of your day with me!

bringing beauty to the ordinary,

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  1. I agree, sometimes simple is best. I love the little touches you added and how they all came together. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! I hope to see you there this week.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a great week ☺

  2. OMG, so beautiful!! I love the bunting on the chalkboard. I was trying to find a new way to decorate mine in my kitchen and I might just try that!! New follower on google!


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