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Are ready for fall? Check out my simple fall home tour for ideas and inspiration to decorate your home for the autumn season.

Welcome to the Bloggers Best Fall Home Tour! We’re so excited to join a group of 30 talented and creative blogging friends to share our homes decorated for the fall hosted by our friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew.

If you’re visiting us from our friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill or if you’re new to our blog, Hey there, and welcome!

Thanks so much for stopping by our blog to check it out!

We’re AnnMarie and Anne, the two moms behind this blog.

We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas for decoratingrecipesDIY projects, and tips for life with older teens (and beyond!).

You can read more about us here.

So enough about us…let’s talk more about FALL!!!

By the way, this is AnnMarie and I’ll be sharing my home for today’s blog hop.

Are you excited for the change in seasons this year?

Summer is my favorite season but it was so hot here in North Carolina this year that I’m honestly ready to enjoy some cooler weather.

And I really do love fall too.

I mean what’s not to love?

The sunny days and crisp nights…

Beautiful colors all around you…

Cozy sweaters and blankets…

Fireplaces and football games…

It’s all pretty great, don’t you think so?

I also love to sprinkle a little bit of the autumn season throughout my home.

Not too much but just enough to give it a warm and cozy feeling for my family.

And I challenge myself to reuse the much of the same décor year after year.

Oh, don’t get me wrong I may buy a few new things each season but I certainly can’t go out and completely get all new decorating pieces every year.

So, I try to use everyday home décor mixed with seasonal items to create a new look for my home.

Check out how I decorated my house last fall and see if you can find the differences.

How to Decorate a Small Front Porch for Fall

small front porch decorated with mums, heirloom pumpkins with a bench to one side and wreath on door

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I have a small front porch that I really love.

A larger porch would be amazing but I don’t have a big one so I work with what I have and create a beautiful welcoming entrance for my family and friends.

Last year I decided to gave our front porch a refresh and added a new bench.

We didn’t think we’d have the space but I turned out we did!

And now we get to sit on the front porch watching dogs play in the yard and wave to the neighbors as they walk by.

front door with fall wreath hanging on hook sidelights on side

We recently got the exterior of our house painted and I’m still getting used to the lighter color on the door and shutters.

The jury is still out on this new color.

But I do love how my old fall wreath pops against the light colored door.

When your door is black it’s hard to find a wreath that you can actually see from the street since our front yard is so long.

mums in large lanterns with heirloom pumpkins on front steps of home outside

I kept my fall porch décor a little more simple this year than I did last year.

Want a peek at how I decorated my porch last year (click here)?

Yellow was the theme this year since that’s what color mums I was able to get at Costco this year.

It’s not my favorite color for fall but I do like that all the mums are yellow so it looks coordinated on the porch.

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How to Create a Cozy Fall Family Room

family room with wood media unit for tv with other shelves for decor sectional couch with leather trunk as coffee table and stone fireplace to right between windows

This family room gets a lot of use every day.

It’s where we gather to watch tv and hang out together at the end of the day.

So the comfy sectional has a bunch of throw pillows and the basket in the corner holds our cozy throw blankets.

media entertainment furniture unit with tv and fall decor on open shelving with closed storage belwo

Most of the décor on the media center stays there year-round.

I just add a little seasonal décor to the shelves here and there.

The DIY no-sew sweater pumpkins sitting in front of the speaker do a good job of hiding that electronic.

Then a small antique copper pitcher with a few fall floral stems on the opposite side adds a soft touch to the hard lines of the furniture piece.

On the top of the entertainment unit, is where I change up the décor each season.

I added a wood box with a colorful orange throw blanket and neutral cream pillows on one side.

At first, when I put that up there I thought it may seem a bit ridiculous because why would you have pillows and a blanket on top of your entertainment center?

But then I stepped back and I really liked how the fabrics softened the space up there and added some contrast.

Thanks for the idea Anne…she helped me decorate my family room to come up with some new ideas using the same décor…it’s so fun having a friend and blog partner across the street.

On the opposite side of the media unit is a large glass jar filled with dried pampas grass plumes from my backyard and a large wicker pumpkin.

stone fireplace with wood mantel decorated for fall

This year I went with an asymmetrical look for my fireplace and kept most of the décor pieces on the mantel to one side and on the hearth, the decorating items sit on the opposite side.

I love the simple style of the fireplace this year and reused my amber bottles to create this design.

But what I love even more is that I didn’t spend anything to decorate the fall family room this year because I only used things I already had.

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How to Style a Dining Room for Autumn

dining room decorated for fall with neutral colors and pieces table in middle of room window at far end and hutch to left

Every month we host a virtual supper club with some of our blogger friends where we share tablescape designs and recipes.

Each month is a new theme and I style the tablescapes and Anne creates a recipe.

I stuck to my simple style when putting together this fall tablescape.

sweater pumpkins on wood tray with linen table runner and garland of leaves and twigs

Using items from home I created a beautiful but simple fall centerpiece.

I designed the centerpiece with my long wood tray, linen-washed table runner, greenery, DIY upcycled candlesticks, and more no-sew sweater pumpkins.

close up of striped napkin in between two plates on black seagrass charger on fall table

I added a small handmade pumpkin to each place setting to add a fun little surprise for each dinner guest.

My everyday dishes got a little glow up with new table placemat chargers.

I have the same charger in a natural color and use them all of the time so I think this new darker color is worth the investment.

And really they were only $35 for 6…so not terribly expensive.

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How to Add Fall Touches in a Kitchen

round tray on kitchen island decorated with fall stems in mason jar and candles

I try to keep our kitchen counter & table surfaces clear of clutter but it seems to be a losing battle in my house.

Does anyone else feel that way?


Just me?

Since we seem to have stuff dumped on our counters and table sometimes, I don’t want to add the visual clutter with a bunch of seasonal decorating pieces.

I like to use trays that contain the clutter…umm, I mean décor…and can easily be moved off the island when I’m preparing food.

This wood and metal tray is from Home Goods but here’s a similar style from Target.

A few candles from our friends Marilyn & Carol, faux fall stems, and other neutral items decorate this round tray on my kitchen island.

Isn’t that gold and cream pottery candle so pretty?!

You have to check out It’s More Than a Home, for beautiful handmade pottery candles filled with their signature scent “Welcome Home”!

natural wood kitchen table with chairs around sign on wall behind eating area windows to side of table light fixture above table tray with fall flowers, pumpkin and candle on tray

I also use a tray on my kitchen table.

This rectangular wood tray with metal handles makes it easy to move my fall décor out of the way when it’s time to sit down for dinner.

Anne gave us these gorgeous fall flowers last week after our dog passed away…she’s such a great friend.

They brighten up the kitchen table and add some height to my other tray décor.

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I hope you enjoyed my fall home tour.

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Our tour continues with our friend Kim at Cottage in the Mitten pretty fall home. Be sure to scroll down to check out who else is touring with us this week. You’re sure to get a ton of incredible inspiration for your fall home!

Bloggers’ Best Home Tours

This week I’m joining my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours! All week long we are welcoming you into our homes. You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours


The Tattered Pew / Midwest Life and Style / Bricks ‘n Blooms

My Thrift Store Addiction / Pasha Is Home / Willow Bloom Home Blog

Tuesday’s Tours


Open Doors Open Hearts / White Arrows Home / Cottage On Bunker Hill

Simply2Moms / Cottage In The Mitten / Fiddle Leaf Blog

Wednesday’s Tours


Sweet Pea / County Road 407 / Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder

Thistle Key Lane / Cloches and Lavender / A Life Unfolding

Thursday’s Tours


First Day of Home / The Old Barn / Tatertots and Jello

The Ponds Farmhouse / StoneGable / Noting Grace

Friday’s Tours


Dabbling and Decorating / She Gave It A Go / Sand Dollar Lane

Robyn’s French Nest / My Family Thyme / Shiplap and Shells

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