Little touches of fall continue to appear not only outside, but inside our home as well. Last week I shared a very simple fall table inspired by the leaves falling from the trees, and I expressed to you my feelings of wanting to embrace the natural beauty of the season and create a cozy home without feeling fussy or untouchable. Of course I could pile a ton of pumpkins and baskets of mums in all the fall colors into my house to get the perfect pretty photo for you guys, and sometimes I truly LOVE doing that to celebrate the season and play around with all the gorgeous bounty nature gives us this time of year! But behind the pretty photos is a family who lives in this tiny farmhouse, and I’ve learned that the less I fill these rooms with “stuff”, the more room we have to live and breathe and be together.
So this year my fall decorating in the living room includes a few white pumpkins and candles, a few branches of leaves just like I used on my fall table, lots of cozy layers and textures, and a surprising (for me, anyway) pop of color in the form of some new gorgeous green velvet pillows. Oh baby, how I love this swanky green color. Those of you who read my post about 5 easy ways to welcome fall into your home may recognize how I used some of those elements here… all five, actually!
If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, it’s probably no secret that my heart skips a beat for subtle neutral colors, and you’ll rarely see bold pops of color in our home. But something this year was pulling me towards beautiful shades of green, and I love that green can be bright and fresh in the spring and summer or a little moodier in the fall and winter. The muted forest green, almost teal shade of these pillows combined with the soft, luxurious velvet fabric felt like the perfect non traditional fall color for our living room, and when combined with a few simple neutral pillows, the green really becomes the focal point of the room.
I carried the color into the hutch behind the couch as well with a collection of antique books with faded green covers and a few branches of leaves sitting in a wood bowl at the very top. I wanted to find a few things in a pretty cognac color to accent and warm up the green, but for now all I have is my purse to show you the look I was going for. This is my version of the traditional “orange and green” you might think of for fall or Halloween, and while it may not be super bold of playful for anyone else, this feels like a fun departure from my typically very neutral decor.
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I know I’m biased, but his messy blonde hair and bare little toes… oh, my heart.
To be completely honest, I have yet to crawl into our attic and bring down my boxes of fall decor because I just don’t feel the need to do it this year. I love the simplicity of our home this fall and that it won’t be a huge undertaking to transition to the next season either. I’m sure you all can relate to being in a busy season of life and feeling like you can’t ever be on top of everything, so I hope this inspires you to push away the need to create elaborate perfection and find the beauty in less. Thank you so much for visiting with me today! xoxo