Fall Decorating Ideas for an Entry, Dining Room and Hutch

Dress up your dining room table and hutch for the season with simple touches like dried wheat, milk glass, and pumpkins in a rich Fall color.

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Welcome to my first Fall home tour of the season! I'm delighted to be joining Kelly of The Tattered Pew, along with 27 home decor bloggers, all week long. If you're needing Fall decorating inspiration, this is the place to be! I'll share all the links at the end so you can enjoy the ideas all week long.

If you hopped over here from Wendy at WM Design House, a special welcome to you. Wendy is so talented and I'm sure you got lots of ideas for outdoor Fall decorating!

If you're new here, I'm Cindy and I have a love affair with all things home! Creating, DIYing and sharing my tutorials and ideas with you is my passion! I have 10 years of blogging experience, and a host of ideas for you to enjoy! Be sure to check me out on Instagram as well as my YouTube channel where you'll find lots of videos, reels and more inspiration!
Last summer we moved from our large Texas farmhouse to a rental at the top of Mississippi (we're a suburb of Memphis, TN). I have enjoyed making this temporary house our home, but to be honest, I'm dreaming of having a place of our own again! It's not quite time to start serious house hunting, but I've been keeping my eye on properties in our area. With another move in our future, I'm feeling the urge to purge and sell some of my vintage ironstone collection, home decor pieces and handcrafted items. If you have the Mercari app, be sure to follow me over there to catch my sales!

Welcome to our home

Before we get to the dining room, I want to share our entry and a peek at the living room. The dining room is just off the entry, in fact I was standing in it to take these pictures!

This Fall front door wreath was crafted entirely from dollar store items! It's held up so well for the past 3 years! For this year, I simply added a velvet ribbon in the same shade as the berries.

Inside our entry hangs a $14 thrift store mirror that I painted many years ago. I love the corner details on this mirror. I hung a white basket filled with fall stems, berries, thistles and flowers. Isn't it charming? The mirror reflect this arrangement and makes it appear even fuller!

I stuffed the bottom of the basket with some packing paper to fill it up a bit before adding the stems, and I used another velvet ribbon to hang it. Velvet feels so decadent any time, and it's perfect for Fall!

I've used the same color scheme throughout my home, which is a good idea if you have an open floor plan like I have! The rooms flow one to the next. Here's a little sneak peek at my living room decor, I'll be sharing the full tour (including my bookshelves and mantel) next week!

I grabbed my brown boots from the depths of my closet for this shot...I can't wait until it's chilly enough to wear them!

Decorating the dining room for Fall

I've opted to keep my fall decor on the simpler side this year, but that doesn't mean it will be boring! I have the classic case of  "more is better" and I'm sure you'll see that in some of my collections today.

Our dining room lends itself so nicely to all the warm and cozy colors of the season! Last year we added beige buffalo check curtains, and with my primitive pine hutch and black hutch and dining set, it's a room that is easy to make look pretty for the season!

I've thrown open both hutches doors, and can't wait to show you how I've added simple fall touches to the hutches, and created a simple yet stylish fall centerpiece on my dining table!

Just a note: there are so many DIYs in this room! When I mention something that I've made or DIYed, I'll include the link so you can check out the tutorial!


Primitive Pine Hutch Decorated for Fall

Let's check out this pine hutch that I picked up in Texas from a Craigslist ad. It's been a fun piece to style for all the seasons, but the warm tones are especially perfect for the autumn season!

I didn't change much of the interior, I have had it decorated with my blue and white vintage dishes all summer long (check out my patriotic pine hutch decor here). I simply shuffled things around a little and added some simple fall touches, like dried wheat, dried roses and my blue and white porcelain look pumpkins that I made with dollar store pumpkins, napkins and a very special high gloss spray.

I love to decorate my home with thrifted items, and nearly everything in both my hutches was found at thrift stores over the years! Do you enjoy thrifting? I love bringing home unique pieces and just wish I knew some of the stories behind them!

To the top of the hutch I added a crock filled with fall stems, and a terracotta pumpkin. Mr DIY made me the wood tote from a pallet, and I painted it white and love to display platters in it.

To the side of the cabinet is a little table Mr DIY and I made from old antique washstand pieces. The turned legs are my favorite! You can see how we made the round side table here.

On top of the stenciled table is an ironstone pitcher that I filled with dried wheat and grasses. The colors compliment the hutch so perfectly.

On the little shelf down below, I've stacked some vintage blue Currier and Ives dishes that I inherited from my mom-in-law, and added a little woven pumpkin on top.

Another vintage crock is topped with a painted pumpkin that has a handmade clay stem. If you enjoy videos, you can watch me make the stems here.

Simple Fall Table Centerpiece

Our table and chairs were another Craigslist find years ago, and I painted them black and recovered the chairs with a pretty and inexpensive blue toile tablecloth! In case you haven't picked up on it, I love decorating with blue and white, and you'll see those colors sprinkled

Before I was a blogger, I made this ruffled drop cloth runner and I love it so much, I use it nearly all the time! I topped the runner with two overlapping April Cornell tea towels in a pretty burnt mustard color.

This centerpiece took about 5 minutes to do! A woven charger was topped with milk glass vases and brass candlesticks.

I added some dried wheat to the vases, and sprinkled some some pumpkins and acorns around the base.

Last year I spent a lot of time decorating my Fall dining table and getting everything just right. To be honest, I think this year's simplified version is just as pretty!

Black Hutch Decorated for Fall

Let's move across the room and take a closer look at my black hutch. This piece was my first ever foray into the world of chalk paint! At the time, there was no black chalk paint on the market, so I DIYed my own! I thought it was a total fail until that magical third coat! I have written a whole chalk paint series, including the best paints on the market, my DIY chalk paint recipe, and the best top coat options to protect your painted pieces. I suggest starting HERE.

I wanted to keep the decor inside simple (I mean, you can't really go wrong when you're starting with an amazing collection of vintage ironstone, am I right?) I tucked in some of my DIY primitive pumpkins (they're made with cinnamon!), a few copper pumpkins and burlap leaves from the dollar store.

All those stacks of creamy white ironstone make me swoon a little! Do you collect ironstone?

The picnic baskets on top of the hutch were all thrifted, and I love the warmth and contrast they add. I hung one of my DIY flour sack ruffled towels on the front of the hutch for a little feminine touch. Those gorgeous long ruffles make me smile!

If you're looking for more Fall decor inspiration and projects to do, please visit my full Fall catalog of ideas!

Mansa of This is Simplicite is next on today's tour, and I think you're going to love her modern and colorful Fall home tour! Be sure to visit all the homes linked below, all week long!

Bloggers' Best Fall Home Tours

You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday's Tours

Bloggers' Best Fall Tour 23

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Cottage On Bunker Hill // Bricks n' Blooms // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday's Tours

Tuesday Tour Collage 23

She Gave It A Go // Midwest Life and Style // Open Doors Open Hearts

Peacock Ridge Farm // Cottage In The Mitten

Wednesday's Tours

Wednesday Fall Tours 23

White Lilac Farmhouse // Shiplap and Shells // The Ponds Farmhouse

WM Design House // DIY Beautify // This Is Simplicite

Thursday's Tours

Thursday's Fall  Tours 23

Eleanor Rose Home // Robyn's French Nest // Worthing Court

Southern Home and Hospitality // Amy Sadler Designs // Our Crafty Mom

Friday's Tours

Friday Fall Tours 23

White Arrows Home // A Life Unfolding // County Road 407

Thistle Key Lane // Pasha Is Home // My Family Thyme

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  1. So many pretty items to look at in your home. Love your fall decorating.

  2. Cindy, I love the warm colors you used and your beautiful hutch styling. Your DIYs are always exceptional. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. Everything looks so beautiful, Cindy. I especially love how you styled your hutch with all the pretty blue dishware. Happy fall, friend. Pinned!

    1. Thank you Jen, it's always fun to get inspired by all the other homes!

  4. So many beautiful fall touches Cindy. I love the pumpkin sitting in the chair. And of course your black hutch with the white dishes is perfectly displayed. Happy Fall my friend!

  5. Cindy, Your fall decor is stunning. So fun doing these together.

  6. Love your simple fall decor Cindy. I especially love the touches of the velvet ribbon. It sure adds a soft touch.

  7. Cindy! I love the way you turned your mugs on their side in the hutch. It’s such a unique and fun way to display them. LOVE IT!!! Aliya

  8. So pretty, Cindy!!! I just love how you styled everything.

  9. Cindy, everything looks so beautiful. Happy Fall, my friend.

  10. Cindy I loved seeing all of your fall touches (even your boots!0 I truly love both of your hutches. You have such a gift for styling them! I'm sure you are itching t be in your own place soon but I have to say you sure have made your rental homey! Happy Fall!

  11. Cindy, every time I visit I'm so impressed with how you've transformed a rental into a cozy home. The black hutch is a beautiful piece and I love how you styled it for fall! I'm enjoying every single photo!

    1. Thank you Michelle, I always appreciate your thoughtful comments!!

  12. I always sigh when I see your home, Cindy! Love the orange pumpkins with the white ironstone and black cabinet! I pinned your cinnamon pumpkins, as well as this post! Everything is so gourdgeous!

    1. Oh thank you Julie, that made me smile! Happy Fall sweet friend!!

  13. Cindy, your edited fall decor is perfection! And so is the black hutch filled with white ironstone and pops of orange. Many blessings as you keep your eye out for your next home! Happy fall!

  14. Everything looks so good and dressed for fall! I always love seeing your hutch! Happy fall!

  15. Of course, I love your tour but my favorite parts are that so many things are handmade or thrifted! Everything is beautiful, welcoming, and cozy. Love touring with you my sweet sister-in-Christ! pinned

    1. Aww, thank you sweet friend! That's what happens when you're always on a budget, lol! Make do ;) Always love touring with you!! xx

  16. Cindy, as always, I leave here with tons of inspiration and things I want to create. The colors you used look so beautiful and welcoming. Happy fall!


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