Inspired by a wreath I saw in the Williams-Sonoma catalog, I made a wreath for our front door. I also added an old tool caddy full of gourds and a basket of mums. Soon some pumpkins will appear, too.
Here's a close-up of my wreath. I used dried and silk floral elements from my stash, so I spent $0 on this. You can read more about it here.
I added some autumnal elements to the sitting area of my front porch, too. I made autumn leaf pillows last fall, so I pulled those back out. Click here for the directions for making those pillows. They're made from drop cloths, and so is the Pottery Barn knock-off on the sofa, which you can read about here. Drop cloths offer a great fabric for outdoor pillows. This pillow stays on my porch through all the seasons. A couple of weeks ago it was looking rather soiled, so I just soaked it in water and bleach, washed it in my washing machine, and dried it in my dryer. Good as new!
On the lamp table I placed some berry garland and a pot of silk mums. I added the metal hanging above the sofa. The candles look beautiful at night--cozy and romantic.
Inside, I've sprinkled a few fall elements here and there, such as in the dining room:
The table arrangement is super-simple: a burlap table runner, acorn topiaries I made last fall, and a few of my favorites from my collection of pumpkins.
My living room lends itself well to fall, since its colors are rather fallish. I simply added a few little touches.
Acorns on the coffee table:
A giant gourd and some branches to the hearth:
The sleeping beagle is not a seasonal element; that's her favorite spot year-round.
In the kitchen I didn't do much, but again, the colors lend themselves to fallishness:
I did add this wonderful antique scale that I found for less than $20:
One of my favorite spaces to decorate each season is the screened-in porch. The sunlight was pouring in while I was trying to take pictures, so it was hard to get good shots, but here's a peek:
A simple tabletop includes a few of my pumpkins and my super-easy flower accent:
One of my favorite things is this little "Harvest Blessings" pillow:
Have you decorated your house for fall?
**I'm joining Julia at Hooked on Houses for her Fall Decorating Party and Sarah at Modern Country Style for her Fall in Love party!