Instead of going all-out-pumpkin, this year I decided to make my Fall decor more “seasonal” (versus “festive”). With a few inexpensive touches, our Fall family room is warm, cozy and loaded with texture.
I’m so happy! The weather has finally turned (even if it’s only briefly) from the crazy humidity of the past month to the sunshine and perfect temperatures of Fall.
It’s actually killing me to be sitting inside writing this post when I should be out planting mums, sipping tea and reading a book – but that’s what weekends are for right?
Today I want to show how I added a few inexpensive touches of Fall to our family room – links provided in case you want to DIY or buy your own.
First up is my reading chair / reading chaise. The only items I brought in for fall decor were a couple of really inexpensive pillow covers.
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I always hope I’ll spend the majority of the Fall/Winter in my “book nook”, but life rarely lets me sit and enjoy it. Oh well, it looks all warm and cozy.
We have an oversized sectional in our family room, in a neutral beige, so adding touches of Fall consists mainly of swapping out pillow covers and bringing in a few faux branches. The tray in the centre of the table has a mirrored base, so in the evening it reflects the candle light and gives a nice warm glow.
The faux leather pillow cover below is a different version from the one above and I think I prefer it. While the one above is much thicker and more durable, this one has a nice texture and is much softer for laying out and watching TV. Both are roughly the same price and come in sets of 2 – so you really can’t go wrong with either – I just wanted to let you know the difference between them: soft vs. durable.
The coffee table holds a few photo books, a vase with some seasonal branches, a fancy electric (rechargeable) lighter and candle sand. Haven’t heard of candle sand? It’s this awesome stuff that is like grains of sugar. You can pour it into any container you want, add a wick or two, and turn any vessel into a candle. I poured the sand from the blue bowl it was in to this hand-turned wooden bowl to bring in some seasonal warmth.
My pedestal coffee table is one of my favourite makeovers ever. I bought this beast for $40 and had to do a TON of sanding to remove what the previous owners had carved into the table’s surface. It’s huge, but perfect for sharing bowls of popcorn in front of the TV and family game night.
The faux leather pillow covers below rang in at $24.99 for two 20×20 covers. The tufted boho covers were $20.99 USD each, but they add texture, interest, and a bit of personality to my Fall decor.
These beautiful faux apple leaves are reminiscent of some super-pricey ones I was eyeballing over on Pottery Barn. Theirs were $54 USD per stem, where this ones were only $13.99 CDN for three.
That’s it guys, a few pillow covers, a few faux stems, and my Fall decor is finished. I’m bypassing the pumpkins this year in favour of a more “seasonal” than “festive” look.
I want to create a warm and cozy feel without bringing in strong statement colours or pieces.
I’m really pleased – especially since I am not interior-decorating-inclined – in how my Fall family room turned out.
Subdued, classic, warm… and best of all, inexpensive!
Have a great one!