Fall has arrived at Wild Rose Country Home...even if the calendar says it's still summer. Actually, it's saying it could snow later on this week. Secretly, I wish I was still basking in those warm sunny days. Anyone who knows me KNOWS I am the biggest fan of all things summer.
Call me Olaf if you must...I'm smitten with SUUUUUUMMEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRR!!!
Alright, so now that I've left my grieving heart on my sleeve, I am 99% ready to embrace all things fall. To get us all excited for the season, let me list my top five favourite fall things:
1- Pumpkin spice everything (of course!).
2- Walking on forest trails on a sunny mild day (15-20c degrees preferably)-- looking at the beautiful foliage and hearing the crunching leaves beneath my feet.
3- Scarves! Big, bulky, plaid, soft, woolly scarves!
4- My Birthday! Yup! This Wild Rose Country Homie is an October baby and it's the prettiest time of year (unless it snows...then it's very sad).
5- Halloween is around the corner! This is when I start planning my couple costume with my hubby. It's an annual tradition and a big deal around here.
So, sit back, grab a cup of tea, coffee or wine and let's take a tour through Wild Rose Country Home this fall!
I took all of my fall decor out of storage and instantly connected with my faux mum plant. I knew in moment that these were the colors I wanted to decorated around this year: Saffron, Amber, Merlot, Burnt Orange and Caramel. You'll see some of these colors in every area I decorated --- with slight variations.
Fall Decor in the Living Room
I'm in love with how warm the space feels with these colors. You don't have to overdo it when it comes to fall decor. Simply adding baskets, cozy textured pillows, salt rock lights, wood or copper/gold toned items makes the space cozy and inviting. I shopped my house for a lot of pieces here. If you haven't shopped your home, I highly recommend it! It saves a ton of money and also gives you a chance to use an item in a new way. Can I tell you a secret? That plaid throw is actually the table cloth that I used last year in my fall decor!
Isn't that squirrel pillow the cutest!!?? This is one of my biggest storage saving tips: buy pillow covers instead of throw pillows themselves. That way you can switch out your pillows each season without having a linen closet filled to the brim with pillows you used one time. Some of these gorgeous pillow covers are from Chapters Indigo and I highly recommend them! The fur one is so soft!!!!!
I'm not sure if you can get the "hygge" (a Danish practice which brings a quality of coziness and a feeling of contentment ) feelings here that I am trying to create. This cozy nook brings so many cozy fall vibes through the salt rock lamp, the vase full of dried reeds and the wicker basket. At night, I light the salt rock candle, flick on the lamp and some soft Jazz music and life is good. :)
Surrounding yourself with words and phrases that bring that fall feeling of thankfulness is a great way to decorate for Autumn. I got this at the end of last season on clearance! This is such a fun way to shop for the next year.
Fall Decor in the Dining Area
The family table is the hub of the home. Where you will gather with friends and family, where you will eat, talk and enjoy lots of yummy food---where you will spend a majority of your time. It's a beautiful place to add some fall touches. In this area, I added a touch of vibrant red to the color scheme. I was excited to reuse the florals I had outside on my front porch this summer. The colors seem to fit right in to a fall decor scheme in the dining room!
I bought these over-sized mason jars at a garage sale this past summer and knew that I would use them in the fall decor. The funny thing is, my family loves my decor, but its right at eye level when we sit down to eat,,, haha!! These are the hazards of home decor. Oh well, I just move them out of the way and all is right with the world again ;). Here the wood tones, the wheat, the brass and the hit of color helps me feel happy during this transition from summer to fall. We still have the the oranges and the yellows, but adding in the red brings it to life.
I went very simple with my tablescape this season. I laid out a simple gold rimmed glass, gold cutlery, a beautiful white porcelain dish set and a napkin with a gorgeous fall print in gold
This simple tablescape isn't going to blow you away at first glance like some of the other ones I've done, but I think there is something elegant about it. This simplicity mixed with family style eating shows you don't have to overdo it to make it look appealing and inviting. The best part is, it's all being used again from different events last year. Do you recognize the ruffled linen table runner and the glasses from my Valentine's Date Night post last February?
Fall Decor in the Kitchen
I hope you're still with me and are enjoying all of the photos and styling around my Wild Rose Country Home! Grab another sip of coffee (or wine) because we are heading into the kitchen! I repainted my cabinets this past summer and it's made such a huge difference in brightness. Check out that blog post here.
If you sit at my kitchen island, you're more than likely going to be served a drink or two. I think Moscow Mules in these beautiful copper mugs are the perfect way to feel warm and fuzzy inside during the cool fall months.
I draped the same pattern of napkin at the island just under each mug. Drop in a beautiful crystal stir stick and you have a cozy seat for any guest!
I added a fork just in case I put out appetizers ;). I like to leave the mini wood barrel on the island for looks and to allow guests to help themselves.
All of these warm metallic tones are so cozy for fall. This tiered tray is one of the most fun things to decorate and the best part is...ANYONE can do it! Shop at your local dollar store and pick up mini items and seasonal florals. They usually have great florals at a low cost. I found this cute crow at Michael's last season and he fit right in. The mini Moscow Mule shot glass set is from Stokes which you can buy online here, and the mini pumpkins are from Homesense.
The last spot I decorated in the kitchen and dining area is the coffee and tea bar. I added some fall foliage, gold spoons, a checked tea towel and some yummy coffee flavorings that displayed the amber, saffron and caramel tones I wanted reflected throughout the home.
Fall Decor on the Porch and in the Foyer
The porch at Wild Rose Country Home is one of my favourite areas to decorate each year. Check out last year's porch here. The front porch sets the tone for fall as soon as you walk you walk up to the house. I really wanted pumpkins to adorn the way, but they are not out yet at the supermarket. If I would have bought those fake hollow pumpkins at Michaels, they would be blown off the platform and rolling down the street before I could even set them out! So, no pumpkins yet (you'll have to watch for updates on my Instagram: @wildrosecountryhome ;) ) but I did get these amazing florals at the Dollarama!!! I had never seen fall colored eucalyptus before!!
I had searched high and low for this Merlot colored floral to match my magnificent wreath on the front door. I couldn't find it anywhere until Dollarama came through for me! I just love pairing this color with the ambers, burnt oranges and the saffrons.
The antiqued roses (I think they are roses) are darling! I had to add them in...it was my daughter's suggestion and she has great style ;)
In the foyer I simply added some of the same fall touches: birch wood, a cozy sweater material pillow, a wooden sign that reflects the season, a cozy lantern and colorful foliage.
Having signs around that reflect the feeling of the season is definitely a great way to decorate for fall. Canadian Thanksgiving is less than a month away, so we are really focusing on being thankful and enjoying the everyday moments of life.
These gorgeous goblets are from my trip to Ireland this past spring. I thought they brought such a different look and really felt like fall to me :)...aren't they so amazing!!!???
Fall Decor in the Master Bedroom
If you are still with me, I thank you so much!!! I know it's a long blog post, but I have put all of my efforts into making Wild Rose Country Home shine and inspire you to do the same. I hope you feel that through the decor. I want you to feel that you can do this yourself in your home and know that you can create a cozy fall home with most of the decor you may already have.
Are you ready for my favourite space yet!!!!!????
What can I say...my bed is my favourite place in the home. I unboxed my beloved cotton stem wreath from last year that I had in my dining room and placed it above the bed. I absolutely love it here! This furry blanket on the bed is actually a rug that you may have seen in my living room last year! The pillows on the bed were brought in from my summer dining room look. So this fall festive look didn't cost me a thing this year. Now that's how I like it....and I know you will to!
You can see the color theme throughout the room with the added touches of soft gray. I even put up peel and stick wallpaper and refinished an antique dresser for the space. You can check out that blog post here :)
That brings us to the end of the Fall Home Tour! I'm so thankful you've come along. I'd love for you to subscribe to the blog. I post once or twice a month and I always have inspirational home decor tips and ideas! You can also see me on Instagram where I post almost everyday! Thank you for your kindness and support of my Wild Rose Country Home!!
I'm posting today with two other amazing ladies who are also showing off their gorgeous homes for this Fall Tour. Head on over to my friend Jen at www.happyhomeonhighbridge.com and Sarah at www.rusticritzy.com to be blown away and inspired by their fall decor.