Cozy & Beautiful – The How to Decorate Handbook

Good morning, sweet friends! The current state of the farmhouse is pretty chaotic as I’m slowly transitioning our fall decor into the holidays, so I wanted to share something really exciting with you today. Have you ever wished there was a handbook that perfectly mapped out how to decorate your home? One that could tell you how to find the right style for your home and family? And where to start and how to stop wasting money on the wrong things?

The Cozy & Beautiful Handbook was created by my dear friend, Shannon Acheson, and after reading through it the past couple weeks, I think this handbook is exactly what we’ve all been searching for.

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Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room

This post is sponsored by our friends at HomeGoods // Hi, sweet friends! Welcome back to our Farmhouse Holiday Series! Last week I shared the first look at our little farmhouse all decorated for Christmas in our master bedroom, and today I’m continuing on into our dining room with a fun, festive table setting I put together this week. My goal this year is to share easy ideas with you for simplifying the hustle and bustle of the holidays and creating a cozy, inviting home that is the perfect backdrop to create beautiful holiday memories with your loved ones. I truly hope that you enjoy this decorating series as much as I do and get some great ideas for your home!

So this look in our dining room is a little more over the top than I normally do. You guys know me… I’m a less-is-more kind of girl when it comes to decorating the farmhouse, but I couldn’t resist playing with a more whimsical look for the holidays this year, especially once I found some really sweet nutcrackers and these beautiful, little trees while I was out shopping at HomeGoods this past week. If there’s one time of year that you can get away with a big, oversized table setting like this, it’s during the holidays!

And lucky for you guys, I happen to have a $100 HomeGoods gift card that I’m giving away just in time to start your holiday shopping!

– enter the giveaway and find product sources at the bottom of this post!

A beautiful farmhouse table decorated for the holidays!
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Simple Farmhouse Christmas Bedroom

This post is sponsored by our friends at Birch Lane // Hi, loves. Yes, you read that title right. Even though it is only the day after Halloween, and I still have pumpkins sitting on my front porch, we are going to start November with some decorating for the holidays! Now before you think I’m totally crazy for busting out a Christmas tree this early, hear me out. I have a TON of ideas for what I want to do with our little farmhouse for the holidays, and I want to have them all up on the blog before it’s time for you to start YOUR holiday decorating. That means I have to start a little early this year!

This fall, I had the great privilege of joining some fellow bloggers in a series we like to call our “Farmhouse Holiday Series”, and starting today we are continuing on and shifting our focus from fall to winter. Our goal is to share easy ideas for simplifying the hustle and bustle of the holidays and creating a cozy, inviting home that is the perfect backdrop to create beautiful holiday memories with your loved ones. I truly hope that you enjoy this decorating series as much as I do and get some great ideas for your home!

– all sources are listed at the bottom of this post!

A beautiful farmhouse bedroom decorated for the holidays!
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Fall Patio

I cannot get enough of this beautiful fall we’re having. The leaves are finally starting to turn here, and the weather has been nothing short of beautiful. Most days are still warm and sunny, but we’ve had just enough chilly, rainy days too that make you want to throw on a cozy sweater and sip on a mug of hot chocolate. And I’ve needed a reason to finally wear my collection of cute boots that I seem to keep adding to throughout the year… : ) I truly love this season!

I’ve shared quite a few different spaces from our little farmhouse dressed up for fall over the last month or so… from our country kitchen, to the cozy living room, to a simple fall table setting, to our master bedroom retreat, to our festive front porch

… and now I get to share probably my favorite space of all with you… our patio! After giving this tiny concrete slab in our backyard a big makeover this summer, I couldn’t let this season go by without adding a touch of fall to our sweet, little patio. This has been the perfect place to sit outside during the day, looking at the gorgeous colors on the trees and feeling the warm sunshine on my face, and my favorite spot to sit under the stars at night with candles lit and a cozy blanket wrapped around me.

A small patio is transformed into a cozy seating area for fall.
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A New Bench in the Entryway

Sponsored by At Home // Our entryway is probably one of the hardest working areas of our home, next to the kitchen. Right now it’s full of jackets in every shape and size and muddy boots coming in from the field and ball caps from sports practices and a million other miscellaneous items that don’t belong here, but the entryway seems to be the perfect place to drop everything when we walk in the door. So this week I took some time to clean things up a bit and add a few new pieces to the entryway to help keep things organized and of course, looking pretty. This IS the first space I see when I come home to our little farmhouse… I want it to make me smile!

This beautiful farmhouse entryway is the perfect mix of style and organization with a cozy bench, hooks for coat storage, and a basket for accessories.
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Simple Farmhouse Front Porch

This post is sponsored by our friends at Joss and Main // Hello, darlings! You’ve seen plenty of fall decorating on the inside of our house over the last few weeks, but you didn’t think I’d forget about the outside of our little farmhouse, did you? Our front porch is the first thing you see when you pull into our driveway, so even though it is small, I want it to be welcoming.

I put an old barrel that we pulled from one of our barns next to the door and set some candle lanterns on top for pretty lighting in the evening. I love these little teak stools that I just picked up, which are the perfect size for displaying pumpkins or colorful mums this time of year. The porch is simple, but I think it feels charming and inviting!

A beautiful farmhouse front porch decorated with simple touches of fall!
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Fall Bedroom + Fall Into Home Tour

Welcome back to more fall decorating at the farmhouse, sweet friends! Today I am sharing one of my favorite spaces in the whole house, our cozy master bedroom, and I also have an exciting home tour to share with you! If you’re new here or just catching up, I’ve already shared a few different rooms over the last few weeks all decorated for fall, but when my dear friend, Rachel from Maison de Pax, asked me to join in her Fall Into Home Tour this year, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. So today I’m sharing the first look at our fall bedroom, recapping the other spaces I’ve already decorated, and giving you 13 other home tours you can check out next!

Our master bedroom is located on the second level and took quite a bit of imagination to turn this dark, awkward attic space into a bright, beautiful, relaxing retreat. We added wide, rustic planks to all the walls and painted them white, which really helped to lighten up the space. Then we created a cozy nook for our farmhouse style iron bed by adding a faux wood beam to the ceiling and hanging white lace curtains up inside of the beam to frame the bed area. It is such a peaceful, inviting space to fall asleep in every night and makes it very hard to leave every morning!

A beautiful farmhouse bedroom decorated with simple touches of fall!
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