Today I’m sharing some simple and neutral fall decor ideas in my living room!
Hey friends, I was finally able to add some simple and neutral fall home decor this past weekend, and I thought I would start off by sharing our fall living room with you all for some inspiration! Even though the weather is still nice this time of year in Michigan, I usually like to start adding some fall touches in September.
I’m sharing my fall neutral decor today along with two special friends, Sarah from Grace in My Space and Cami over at Tidbits blog! I love both of these girls and I consider them close friends. We are not only sharing fall home tours on our blogs, but also on our YouTube channels as well! I recently made a trip with a group of blogging friends to Utah to visit Cami, and I shared a tour of her beautiful European farmhouse that you can check on YouTube!
Be sure to watch the video tour above and when you’re finished, check out Sarah and Cami’s fall living spaces for room decor ideas – I know you will really enjoy them! 🙂
I kept things pretty simple this year, just like I always do for seasonal decorating. I’ve said it so many times, but you don’t have to go crazy decorating for the seasons. I spent very little, and I really only made a few changes to achieve that cozy fall vibe!
There are just three simple things I like to do whenever I’m decorating my living room for fall –
- Incorporate fall florals, blooms and stems
- Bring in texture with throw pillows and throw blankets
- Decorate with real pumpkins or gourds
Since our entry opens up into the family room and the two spaces flow together, let’s start with the entryway first!
Even though this space is small, I love adding seasonal decor as a focal point when you walk in the front door. You can see that the only change I really made in this area was adding some simple fall stems to my basket near the closet door.
If you caught my fall shop along post I shared recently, you know that I scored these pretty stems at Joann Fabrics. I always find great deals on beautiful, seasonal decor at Joann’s! I got these stems for half off, and I love the cream, white and rust colored berries mixed with the faded green leaves.
And here’s another tip when decorating for fall – incorporate real, dried fall leaves with your faux fall stems! The dried leaves not only add texture and fall colors, but also create whimsy and give your arrangements a more realistic look. Plus, you can use leaves from your own yard without having to spend a penny!
I simply snipped some leaves from my redbud tree and let them dry out. I love the convenience of using leaves from my own yard and the way they look mixed with these berries, while keeping a neutral color palette!
A few real pumpkins on the floor of my entry fill me with so much joy. My husband took the boys with him to a local pumpkin stand, and they were so excited to bring home the pumpkins they had picked for mom. While they loved picking the classic orange pumpkins, we use those for carving instead of decorating, and set them out by our front porch as Halloween approaches.
Faux pumpkins work just as fine, but there’s something about the real ones – the experience of picking them out, the colors and textures they have – that just add another natural element to my fall decor. Although I don’t have it pictured here, adding fruit such as apples or pears can also be used for fall decorating. I shared a fall table scape using apple stems and gray blues in my patio area, and I loved the way it turned out! Typically you would think of bright oranges or reds when it’s time to decorate for fall, but I am partial to using neutral hues. This table scape would look beautiful in any dining room!
As we make our way in the living room, you will find the same berries in a small vase on the table next to my couch. They add so much whimsy for fall and the simple addition of a single white pumpkin instantly creates an autumn feeling.
The coffee table stems are also new, another Joann Fabrics score! I love the pop of white and more baby boo pumpkins in my vintage scoop are perfect for neutral fall color scheme decorating.
A soft muslin blanket adds cozy, neutral texture to the couch, along with some oat colored pillow covers that I scored here!
I only made a few changes in the fireplace area, one of my favorites being the 50 cent bushel basket that I scored at a garage sale near the end of summer. It adds texture and warmth near the mantel, and I love how beat up and worn it is. I love adding garage sale or thrift store finds to my seasonal decor to give my space a unique style and feel.
I filled it with stems that I purchased last year at Hobby Lobby, and I love how the cream flowers pop against the stone. And did you notice the baby boo pumpkins peeking out of the dough bowl? Baby boo pumpkins are so affordable, and a little goes a long way to add an element of fall in any space! I love tucking them everywhere I can!
I added more of those berry stems in the opposite corner near the window, again mixing them with dried leaves. They sit inside of an old mason jar centered in a vintage enamel bowl, and I love all the texture happening in this corner!
More neutral, textured pillows fill the chair, making it so cozy and the perfect spot to curl up with a book. Right now I’m reading The Life-giving Home by Sally Clarkson, and it’s the perfect book for this season! I love sitting in this corner on a moody fall day with candles burning.
I know the sunroom is a separate space, but if you peek into the French doors you can see those same pretty stems on the piano! Gathering fall stems in a vase makes for easy diy fall decor, and I love how they pop against the built-ins. I recently shared a tour of my sunroom makeover that you can check out on Pinterest or YouTube!
I hope you enjoyed this tour today and I hope these simple and neutral fall decor tips inspired you! What are your favorite ways to decorate for fall? Let me know in the comments below!