Vintage Photo Artwork in the Bathroom

It’s been on my to-do list forever to find or make some new artwork for the bathroom, and this week inspiration finally hit me. It feels so good to rearrange just a few things (most of which I already had at my house) and come up with a fresh, new look in hardly no time at all.

A few years ago I hung two wooden crates on the wall above the toilet (you can find that tutorial in my book), and every time I walk in the bathroom I think to myself, I should really re-style those shelves soon. So that’s exactly where I started. I kept out some of the glass jars and bottles I had filled with bath soaps and salts and added a few new items that had an antique feel and gave the shelves some character:

  • a stoneware bowl
  • white pitcher
  • antique cake plate holding rolled hand towels
  • vintage photograph in an oval frame

Decorating with vintage photographs to add character to any space [Read more…]

Easy Fall Decorating | Pumpkins

Lately I’ve been thinking about how over the years my idea of holiday and seasonal decorating has changed quite a bit. I remember growing up my mom would go all out decorating for fall with pumpkins and scarecrows and ghosts and jack-o-lanterns and candy corn. No shelf, tabletop, counter, or wall space was left undecorated… not even an inch. So when I finally had my own house to decorate that’s what I did too. Each season I would pull out boxes and boxes of knick knacks and cram our little house full. And then when that season was over I would have to spend another few days taking everything down and putting it all away to start the next season of decorating. While I find so much joy in celebrating these moments with my family, it became less exciting each year and felt like more work, not to mention I was quickly running out of space to store all this extra “stuff” that only came out once a year.

Over time I sold or gave away some of the decor I didn’t love and consolidated what used to be dozens of boxes down to just a few. I fine-tuned my decorating “strategy” to make it as quick, easy, and clutter-free as possible so that I’m able to spend more time carving pumpkins and picking apples than organizing boxes of stuff I don’t need. So I thought I would put together a few posts for you guys letting you in on my minimalist holiday decorating secrets so you can enjoy this beautiful season more too! Be sure to check out my favorite items you can shop for this fall at the end of the post!

My first step in decorating for fall probably isn’t a huge secret to any of you who follow my blog…

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Pumpkin Patch Fall Patio

As much as I’ve enjoyed all the fall decorating around the farmhouse lately, I have to admit that finishing up my front porch and patio has been a bit of a challenge when the temperature outside feels more like the middle of summer than the end of September. Not only has it been 90-95 degrees for the last week, but I was also having a tough time finding my favorite pretty pumpkins to style to patio with. It’s still fairly early in the season for all the pumpkins to be harvested and fall flowers to be available, so I had to go on a bit of a hunt to track down everything I wanted to decorate the patio with this year. I stopped by a local farmer’s market after getting a tip from a friend of mine, and the guy told me in just a few more days the farmer should be bringing in loads of heirloom pumpkins. Sure enough, when I drove by the market after the weekend I spotted exactly what I wanted and loaded up my Jeep with pumpkins in the most beautiful shades of green, blue, cream, and orange I’ve ever seen. If you know anything about me, you know I love decorating with neutrals, and these muted pumpkin colors made my heart explode with happiness this fall.

A cozy fall patio perfect for entertaining [Read more…]

Fall into Home Tour | Our Entryway

Welcome to my little farmhouse, sweet friends. As you step through the door, this entryway is the first thing you see, so I always try to make this space feel cozy and inviting. The changing seasons give me an excuse to have a little fun with the decor in our entryway, and I love relaxed, casual look I created this year with candles, textured pillows, soft blankets, pretty flowers, and of course plenty of pumpkins.

Simple touches of fall in this beautiful farmhouse entryway

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Fall Living Room

Bringing fall into our living room was probably the easiest decorating I’ve done this season so far, and it always takes me by surprise how much I love the simplest of things…

A beautiful farmhouse living room decorated with soft neutrals for fall [Read more…]

Fall Country Harvest Tablescape

Last week I started my fall decorating in the kitchen, and this week I’m moving on to another fun space to decorate for each season, our dining room.

Learn simple fall decorating tips from this beautiful country harvest themed fall tablescape [Read more…]

Our Fall Kitchen

September is such a beautiful time of year here in Indiana. The sun still shines warm and bright during the day, but the evenings start to get cooler each night and beg for us to open up the windows and let in the crisp autumn air. It instantly puts me in the mood to start cozying up the farmhouse for fall, and this week that’s exactly what I did. With a fresh breeze blowing in through the windows and the scent of a spiced pumpkin candle drifting all throughout the house, I got to work on bringing this new season into our home. Yes friends, it’s that time of year. I hope you’re getting as excited as I am!

A beautiful farmhouse kitchen decorated with simple, cozy touches of fall! [Read more…]