I can’t believe it’s already fall, but I couldn’t be more excited. We all deserve an extra dose of autumn this year. This weekend mom and I grabbed a pumpkin spice latte from our favorite local coffee shop 😉and decorated her home for the fall. Full disclosure, we turned the air conditioner up when we started the fire in the fireplace because that’s what you have to do in Texas 😂
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Let’s start with the living room. What I love about the seasonal updates in this room is that all but the pumpkins can be used all year round. This is typically how we decorate for Fall and even Christmas. We simply bring nature inside.
One trend we’re loving is the pampas grass. Last year we bought similar stems from Pier 1. This year we pulled on the side of the road and cut the stems ourselves. They did shed like crazy at first, but when we sprayed them with hair spray they kept well.
One fun thing we did this year that was fun was a pumpkin arrangement. In our vlog you can see how easy it was. We purchase the tulips and eucalyptus from Central Market. Then we carved a lid in the top of a white pumpkin and cleaned out the seeds. We placed a vase in the pumpkin and made the arrangement in the vase. We cut the tulip stems and placed them in first and then popped eucalyptus in at random. The best thing you can do is to have fun with it.
A couple of days later and the tulips have already faded, but the eucalyptus still looks awesome even solo. I’m hoping the pumpkin lasts a while. I googled and saw that if you give your carved pumpkin a bleach bath then it lasts through the season. If you make a pumpkin arrangement make sure to share with us on Instagram. I love to see your finished projects.
SHOP THE LIVING ROOM
This is my favorite room we’ve done for fall since we’ve had the blog. This is also the first time this room has felt complete. Last year we did a tablescape but didn’t update anywhere else. I think what I love so much is how all the warm wood tones emphasize the wooden beams in the ceiling. It’s giving me that European Farmhouse style I love so much.
We originally planned to bleach pinecones and place them on each table setting. It was a tutorial we saw on our friend Michele of Vintage Homes Blog, but the bleach didn’t take because the pine cones from Michaels that we bought had a protective coating on them. We will definitely be trying this tutorial for the holidays, but until then we used pears and loved how it turned out.
We used more fresh-cut stems from the year and pumpkins in the dough bowl. We used a few orange Cinderella pumpkins that add a little pop to the arrangement. There’s foam in the base of the bowl so we didn’t need so many pumpkins and it holds the stems in place.
SHOP THE DINING ROOM
KITCHEN AND BREAKFAST NOOK
We didn’t do much in the kitchen. We added a letterboard, a few pumpkins, and a fall-ish arrangement with stems from Central Market on the table. That’s about what we have done every year in this space.
SHOP THE KITCHEN
As you can see, we didn’t do much and so much was free, but it all makes a so much impact. If you’re interested in seeing the Touch Gold Project as it’s decorated every day you can take the tour here. Also, if you’re in the mood for more fall goodness take the Fall Tour last year and the Fall 2018 Tour.
Do you love decorating for fall? What are your tips for seasonal decorating? Let me know in the comments below, find Farmhouse Living on Facebook, and chat on Instagram. And as always thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by our blog. It brings us such joy to be able to share inspirations with you! Our community means the world to us!