Edited - Hooked on Houses is having a fall tour so I thought I'd link up. Please visit Julia and her fabulous blog to see more wonderful homes.
As gardening becomes more fall cleanup than anything else my thoughts turn towards making the inside of our home as cozy and comfy as possible. I decorate for just about every holiday and season. I get bored easily so it's a good thing that I have a white sofa and chair so I can switch out colors as often as I like. Most of my accessories I've collected over the years come from flea markets,thrift shops, yard sales, and dollar stores. I don't spend a lot of money on my holiday decorations and will often buy something at season's end and put it away for next year just so I can take advantage of a clearance sale.
For example, this lighted pumpkin I got at a dollar store many years back. Every night I look at him he makes me smile and the kids love him when they come trick or treating.
The mantel is the most fun to spruce up each season. The only downside is that huge 42" flat screen TV, but it keeps hubby happy so I decorate around it. If you look here, you can see what the mantel looked like for summer.
After I took the picture above I noticed that the hearth area looked a little bare. So I added 2 small pumpkins and a pick of leaves I had in my basement to the candle holders.
Here is close up of the lighted nook.
Even the top of the bookcases in our great room get the autumn treatment. A few pumpkins, some soft lights, and a several sprigs of leaf garland is all this area needs.
You've seen this sofa table before here. I still want to paint it and I'm leaning towards painting it a distressed black (with red underneath). In the meantime it gets freshened up too with some mercury glass and a jar filled with gourds.
I'm a pillow addict. I have tons of them and switch them out all the time. Here's a new addition to my pillow collection that I picked up at Home Goods. I would have loved an orange throw but I can't seem to find one that is reasonably priced so I'll keep looking.
Here's a peek into the kitchen. I have many built-ins all over my kitchen so I've got lots of areas to display things.
This arrangement is simply some fake leaves, pine cones, and a candle on a black wire pedestal.
The kitchen window gets spruced up as well.
Decorating can be as simple as a jar filled with some shredded paper from the dollar store.
The baker's rack where I store cook books gets made spooky too.
The dinning room gets some black accessories for Halloween.
Usually this hutch has blue willow plates. I switched those out for black and white plates and then added some small pumpkins for a punch of color.
In one corner of the dinning room is a small desk. This desk is also on my To Do list to be painted and flanked with a new chair. It will probably be white next time you see it.
The kitchen door gets a fall wreath. I love to put wreaths on the inside of doors too.
Well that's my tour of our fall decorations.
To see some other fabulous fall transformations please visit Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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