Fall Simplicity in my Family Room

Gosh, if I don’t get some blogging done on my fall decorating, fall is going to be over before I know it. So I am sitting out on my deck on this nice fall day and getting to work. Today I am sharing some simple and sophisticated fall inspiration for your family room.  If you read my last post, doing traditional fall colors when you have light blue walls and carpet can be tricky. It can be done, but it is hard to make it all work. Blue and orange are contrasting colors and they can work together, but when you prefer a calm and relaxing look, neutrals work better.  At least for me. This year I went very neutral and simple and it has been by favorite fall decorating season by far.

I love white pumpkins and dried hydrangea so you will see a lot of both in my fall décor. I use my storage ottoman as a coffee table. It’s just convenient and versatile. I like using a  basket on top because it is easy to just pick it up when I want to use it as an ottoman.  A pumpkin and some dried hydrangea in a mercury glass vase is all you need for simple fall coffee table décor. I picked up the embroidered pumpkin pillow this year at Pier 1. It had all the colors in my family room so I could not resist.

I recently picked up this old shutter at an antique shop. It was green when I bought it. I needed something extra for this corner and I think this shutter does the trick. I repainted and distressed it so that it looks like it does in this picture. I will do another post on the before and after of this shutter. More dried hydrangea in a small galvanized bucket, a simple wreath on the shutter, a pumpkin pillow and a mercury glass owl placed under a glass cloche finish this cozy little corner for fall.

I love, love, love my fall fireplace this year. I kept it very simple. These two pumpkin pictures from Kirkland were really my inspiration for this whole room. I made the book page wreath earlier this year and it worked really well with the look I was going for. There are instructions on how to make a book page wreath in my projects section. I added a white pumpkin, a blue pumpkin that coordinated with the new pictures. A cozy throw in a sea grass basket and dried grass in this tall glass vase completed the hearth.

The two galvanized wall vases I purchased from Hobby Lobby a few months ago and they give me another opportunity to decorate for each season.

I placed some cotton branches in the vases for fall.

A few other simple fall accessories were added on the end tables and the look was complete.

Check back for my post on how I changed up the fall accessories for a simple Halloween look.



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