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Fall Decorations

Hello! With September wrapping up and October right around the corner, I’m sharing the fall decorations at my house!

I think this is my favorite post of the year!

October 1st is like my Christmas morning. It’s seriously one of my favorite days of the year because it starts my favorite month! October is full of fun and no stressful holidays. We go to football games, the pumpkin patch, eat apple cider donuts, enjoy the wonderful weather and so much more.

My fall decorating style could best be described as โ€œpumpkin, pumpkins and more pumpkins.โ€ I’m the Oprah of pumpkins! …and if the pumpkins light up, thatโ€™s a bonus! ๐Ÿคฃ

This year, I only purchased a few new things, but otherwise, this post is probably pretty similar to what I shared last year!

Front Porch:

My front porch is my favorite place to decorate for fall. When we purchased this home in September of 2014, I remember thinking how fun it would be to decorate with pumpkins and mums. I think I add more each year ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve had the door hanger for years, and purchased it on Etsy. The doormat is a few years old, and I believe I got it at JC Penney. Lastly, a few pumpkins on our little porch table are so fun. The teal stand was something I picked up at Hobby Lobby last week.

I purchased these fall pillow covers (pack of 4) off Amazon after I realized how torn up my previous fall pillows were after six or seven years on our porch during the fall months.

Ta da! It was a pleasant surprise to tie the black and white checkered rug with the new pillows and W garden flag.

I usually purchase mums from the Mum Man who comes to Trav’s work, but I couldn’t resist the smaller yellow ones in the cute half peck baskets from Trader Joeโ€™s. Then, I purchased larger mums that I put in the planters from the kids’ school. I picked up the shock top at Fresh Market.

As I previously shared, the pumpkins came from Kroger, Trader Joe’s, and my favorite garden center.

I really love how it turned out.

Entryway:

I keep it pretty simple on the hall entryway table. Some pumpkins, some fall faux flowers, and a tea light holder that I’ve had for years.

Living Room:

In the living room, I have one of my favorite light up (plug in) pumpkins. I also add the wooden pumpkin to where I usually have a candle.

I have the same pumpkin pillows that I purchased at Target last year.

I switch out my usual white candle for this orange one, add little pumpkins on our built in and switch out some of the decorative basket items for a few pumpkins. The orange, white, and green pumpkins came in a pack I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

This new round tray from Target is perfect for our coffee table with my favorite light up pumpkin from Michael’s that I got last year. This year, I picked up a fall berry candle wreath to put on the pedestal with a Bath and Body Works candle. This is where I sit most mornings and love the candle and glow of the pumpkin.

Office:

In our office area, I just switch out our usual pillows for the “Morning Pumpkin” pillows that one of my former students made me a few years ago. I also added a silver pumpkin to the table between the chairs.

Kitchen:

In the kitchen, I put this cute pillow on one of our chairs. I also added my pumpkin sign to the holder that usually has a cookbook in it. Lastly, I added a few small pumpkins and gourds to my fruit stand.

This year, I put a candle from Trader Joe’s in the spoon rest on my island tray. I love lighting it while I cook dinner!

This year, I changed up the kitchen table center piece. I purchased this runner from Amazon. Then, I moved in the long tray that usually sits on our coffee table, and kept some of our essentials on it like napkins and the salt and pepper. Then, I added a few more small pedestals from Hobby Lobby and mixed in some more small pumpkins and gourds. I picked up the melamine plates at Target a few years ago.

I’ve had this buffet in this location before, but recently it’s been against another wall. I decided to move it back over to its original spot for the fall season.

I basically set up the buffet exactly like I did last year with the burlap pumpkins on the cake stand, the white light up pumpkin, my favorite little pumpkin plates in the cabinet with a few other festive decorations.

Like in the front room, I switched out my white candles for these burnt orange colored ones. I added the pumpkin garland that I think I picked up last year. This year, I did purchase new leaf garland at Michael’s. I’d been using the same garland for over ten years, and it was just time for something new. Last year, I hammered two nails into the mantle to string the pumpkins. Much to my surprise, the leaf garland was able to hook on to the nails too! Perfect!

Sun room:

I don’t think I did much in the sun room last year besides add some fall items on the tray. This year, I put the pumpkin pillows that I typically use in the basement for the sun room couch and used the other two pillow covers from the Amazon four pack for the chairs.

I added a Bath and Body candle (from last year!) to the tray with a metallic pumpkin that I picked up at Target.

Homer approves!

I think last year was the first year I hung this wreath on the back door, and it’s so pretty.

I snapped this photo on Saturday. The morning was unexpectedly dreary, and I was tired. While sipping my coffee, I looked up and smiled at the view. It’s the little things!

Bedroom:

I only have one touch of fall in our bedroom. Like I mentioned before, I loved the living room pumpkin so much I picked another one up last year for the bedroom. I love falling asleep to the glow of this gorgeous pumpkin.

It may seem like a lot and so much to do, but it’s worth it for me. I’m a home body, and while I love a lit Christmas tree, the coziness of my fall decor is good for my soul. I feel like I can enjoy these decorations for a few months rather than a few weeks! We’ve had some unexpected extra time at home for the past week, and in the chaos of life, it’s been good for me to light a fall scented candle and enjoy the glow of a pumpkin or two!

(Bonus: all the decorations fit into one big tub and one zip up storage bag for the pillows!…that way Travis can’t grumble too much when I need help lugging them up from the basement ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Do you decorate for fall??

I hope your week is off to a great start! Happy fall, (y’all) !

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7 thoughts on “Fall Decorations

  1. Everything looks perfect! I plan to switch from apples to pumpkins during the well timed fall break that starts today at 2:20! Iโ€™m positively giddy as I have never had a fall break! I will be looking at this post again for inspiration. Iโ€™m obsessed with white pumpkins!

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  2. Fall is my favorite time to decorate too. I was in full panic a few weeks ago because I thought our remodel would cramp my decorating vibes. I have managed to put everything up.

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