Willowcrest Lane Fall House Tour
I’m kind of laughing as I type that. “House tour” sounds so grand and luxurious. If you know me in real life, or if you’ve been following my blog for a while and read this post about the history of our house, then you know that our little home is a humble work-in-progress.
While I affectionately call our house the Mouse House because of her tiny size, she is much loved nonetheless. The five of us squeeze into this tiny 1,050 square foot abode and make the most out of every inch of our space. Being so short on square footage, I make sure that the pieces we do have in our home have meaning to us as well as a solid function.
Our fall decor style is similar: less is more. I like a neutral pallet throughout the house that I can add color and texture to with pillows, throws, and natural elements. In the spring and summer, I use greens and yellows. For fall and winter, I add touches of red and orange to our rooms that make us feel cozy and warm.
The living room couch has two slipcovers that I change out seasonally. I changed out the white slipcover for the khaki one, and switched the pillow covers to reds and browns. This accent pillow of a tree with changing leaves is one of my new favorites this year.
Last week, I spent an afternoon nap time making three simple grapevine wreathes to put around the house.
The smallest one went in the entryway above the shoe cabinet. I love the contrast of color on those leaves next to the black mirror. The lantern was a prized flea market find from this past Mother’s Day.
The farmhouse dining room table that Tom made has a galvanized tray with gourds and a mum on it. Simple. Easy to pick up and move when the kids want to spread out an art project.
I drew a little orange pumpkin on the small chalkboard to replace the summer message.
Our front door has another wreath I made in about 10 minutes’ time. They are such fun projects, and they last for years. This one has a little more texture with a few types of flowers and sheaves of wheat draping out behind the blooms.
The last wreath went on the black chalkboard in the hallway of the garage entrance. The brilliant orange makes me stop for a minute whenever I walk past to appreciate the colors together. I usually pause there with an armful of laundry and admire the colors.
I’d love to hear about your fall decor. Have you started decorating yet? What are your favorite pieces?
Check out my live segment on Good Day Rochester to see how I made the grapevine wreathes and a few other fall lovelies!
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