Do you decorate your home for each season? Today I’m showing our Fall family room and the few, simple touches I brought in to create a warm and welcoming room for our family to enjoy.
I hate being late!
Especially since I put out my Fall decor a couple of weeks ago.
But then life happened – laundry on the couches, dog hair in the carpet, kids schoolwork spread over the coffee table.
You feel me, I know. Blog photos are taken to commemorate that brief moment in in time when you had a clean room in your house, and are then ramped up with super-exposure. lol
Given that bit of too-much-truth-for-my-own-good, I’m sharing my Fall family room anyways.
It is clean after all? lol
I know, I didn’t “plump then chop” my throw pillows properly (facepalm), but hopefully my sectional still looks warm and cozy enough to snuggle up in?
I swapped out the throw pillows that came with my couch and brought in some orange and navy. I’m all about blues lately and I especially love them to bring a sense of mood to a vibrant orange. Would you believe I picked up these feather-print pillows at Home Depot at the end of last summer?! They are actually outdoor pillows that were on clearance for two for $9.99!! I love that it gives me a palette of navy and colours ranging from golds to fuchsia that I can work with.
To give some perspective on my Fall family room, the sectional is huge and takes up all of one wall. One end, my reading chaise, ends near my built ins and fireplace, the other end is tucked against a media cabinet that we had built in, but never use. (That’s a someday project.)
A friend photographed local signs to create an alphabet, and then gave me these photo collages for my girls.
The boston fern won’t look that good for very long – I brought “Vern” in from outside where he was enjoying the end of summer, but frost is on the horizon. I can never seem to get them to do as well once they are in the house?
This is the sign I made from a word kit a year or two back. I really do LOVE Autumn. (sigh)
Coming around the room, the other side is kind of boring and not really worth showing on a Fall tour, but again – to give perspective:
My family room is a fairly big space – 15′ by 17′ – so oversized furniture was the only way to go to fill the space and make the room feel cozy and welcoming.
I know most bloggers have their rooms perfectly styled with no personal items on display, but this is where I live and (outside of photo editing) I wanted my Fall family room tour 2020 to be real life.
So this is us…
We keep bowls of candy out all the time.
Really, my kids don’t gobble it all down minutes after it’s out, so I’m happy to keep the bowls full for those moments when you just need a “fix”.
For this Fall family room tour, we’ll say it’s our Hallowe’en decoration. lol
I filled a round vase with tiny pinecombs that I
stole rescued from a neighbour’s tree and then tucked a single stem in to give it some colour.
I love tall vases with long branches reaching out into the room, but our reality is the cat would likely bat at them until they tipped over, or the kids would get irritated that a stem blocked the TV, so my Fall coffee table vignette is pretty low and unassuming.
Perfect actually, because it allows for a clear view of the fireplace no matter where you sit in the room.
We have a long sofa table behind the sectional that delineates the family room from the kitchen, so I brought out a (faux) bread bowl and filled it with a few painted dollar store pumpkins and leaves.
Our cat, Odie, actually got skunked yesterday (his third time – you’d think he’d learn?) so all of the candles you see in our Fall family room really were going at full throttle most of the day yesterday to help cover up some of the stink he brought in.
I didn’t do a lot to take our family room from Summer to Autumn, but with a few little touches here and there I think it hints at snuggly blankets, warm apple cider and time spent together watching movies or the fire?
Tomorrow I’ll show you the Fall dining room we won’t be using for Thanksgiving (Canadian) because of Covid restrictions on gatherings.
What can you do except go with the flow?
Happy Fall everyone!
Linked to: Between Naps on the Porch