The day is finally here: Fall Home Tour day!!!  I’m equally excited and nervous to show you all my traditional fall home decor ideas.  So, grab some coffee and enjoy!

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

 

I want to thank Zan from At Home with Zan for inviting me to be a part of the Fall Home Tour blog hop.  This post was sponsored by At Home Stores.  Thank you to At Home stores for partnering with us for our Fall Tour of Homes.   For more information see my disclosure policy.

So, a little background on my home tour.  I am actually really so nervous to let you into my home.  Why?  Because I see other bloggers’ homes that are just stunning and spotless, like something out of a magazine.  While I may love to DIY, decorating my whole house is something I haven’t quite mastered.

My goal is really to inspire you to decorate your own home that may not look like the HGTV dream home.  And that’s OKAY.  Really.

And what better season to decorate for than fall!  I love the vibrant colors of fall: red, yellow, and orange.  And, who doesn’t love pumpkins?!

But, I still wanted to incorporate some neutral farmhouse colors, too!  The natural, neutral colors of nature are a huge part of fall; think browns, tans and whites with some galvanized accents.

I’m going to warn you, I took entirely too many a TON of pictures.  There’s so much I want to show you!

Okay, okay.  I’ll stop rambling.  Time for the tour!

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

First up is our living room!  We spend most of our time here so I often decorate the most in this room.  But, with little hands always trying to break mama’s stuff, I have to keep most of the decor up on shelves.

Love this sweet pillow (At Home)!  Plus, kiddos can’t break it 😉

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

The mantle is probably my favorite part of my home.  I kept the peach blossom banner I made for a summer mantle and filled the rest of the mantle with those fall colors I love.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

The large wooden acorns (source) are my absolute favorite part of the mantle!

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

I really tried to mix the farmhouse neutral colors with vibrant fall colors and pops of gold.  I really love how it all came together on the mantle.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Sources: gold dipped pumpkin | colored acorns | large wooden acorns | white/gold candle holder | gold acorns | florals

In front of the mantle, I keep all our comfy blankets in a cute basket.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

For the built in shelves, I kept the majority of the decor on display I keep year round.  That includes vases, books and picture frames.  No need to completely overhaul what you already have just to decorate for a season.  Use the items you own and add in some season-specific decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

And some more acorns.  I didn’t know I liked acorns this much!  Aren’t they the cutest?

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

I love adding little details, like some faux leaves (though you could use real!).

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Shelves sources: leaf bucket | galvanized metal sphere | canvas | pear | apple

The other side of the room.  Yes, that pumpkin says “Happy Fal”.  Liam made it so it’s staying 😉

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Wait, Sarah, I thought you said you had kids!  Where’s their stuff?

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Yeahhhhhh.  Told you, REAL life house tour 😉

On to the dining room…

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

I kept my Simple Farmhouse Wreath on the door and obviously the DIY Farmhouse Shelves weren’t going anywhere.

The burnt orange tablecloth (At Home) is the perfect foundation for a lovely fall tablescape.

I picked up a premade centerpiece from At Home and broke it down.  I used the individual parts just in my own design.  Plus, I took the pumpkins and gourds and painted them off-white and pale blue.  The pinecones were dipped in chalk paint, too!

This makes the centerpiece more farmhouse-style and fits better with the farmhouse shelves.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

The placemats (At Home) really complete the look.  They’re burlap with ruffled edges.  The fun cursive words are just perfect.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

I made fabric washi-tape pumpkin place cards to complete the tablescape.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

For the shelves, I kept a lot of the decor I had originally used and added in some fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

burlap pumpkin

That’s all for the dining room, friends!

Traditional Fall Home Tour. Tons of inspiration for fall decor ideas and farmhouse fall decor.

Eeeekk!!  I hope you loved my {real-life} traditional fall home tour!  I can’t tell you how thankful I am that I get to do what I love and share that with y’all and hopefully inspire others.  Remember, you can style a fall home, too!  {And hide all the kids’ toys 😉 }



Looking for more inspiration?  You HAVE to check out what these other talented ladies did.  There’s bound to be a style for everyone.

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             At Home with Zan                  Making Joy And Pretty Things                       An Alli Event

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          Restyle It Wright                    Intelligent Domestications       The Road To Domestication

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Thrifty To Nifty                              Craftivity Designs                   Sunshine And Munchkins


A big thank you again to At Home for sponsoring this post and our Fall Tour of Homes.

Wishing you a joyful day!

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46 Comments

  1. Alli Smith

    This fall home tour is so much fun. It’s my very first home tour and I was a little nervous and excited too. I love all your touches of fall. Your colors are beautiful and that pillow is awesome. I love how you showed your kid’s stuff too. I tucked all the grandkid’s stuff in the laundry room – I could barely walk in there. 🙂 Your home is so cozy and it’s perfect for fall!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Thanks so much, Alli!! I was so nervous too, glad I wasn’t the only one. I just wanted it to be a “real life” house tour and toy explosion is real life haha!! I’m so glad you like all the touches of fall and the colors!!

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  2. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

    So pretty, Sarah! Your home is so swarm and welcoming! Love those washi take pumpkins! xo

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Aww thanks Kendra!! I’m so glad you stopped by to see my fall home tour! The washi tape pumpkins are really my favorite thing!!!

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  3. Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    Especially LOVE LOVE LOVE those shelves in your dining room, and all the decor on them! Fantastic job! And I love the real life element, too LOL I need to start incorporating in some real life, too!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Thanks so much Kristen!! The shelves are pretty much my baby, haha! I love styling them and making them pretty; I’m so glad you love the shelves, too! And, yes, toys are part of my fall home tour. What tour wouldn’t be complete without some chaos 😉

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  4. Lora

    The washi tape pumpkins are adorable (heading over to that post now!) and I love those little acorns. I was tempted to buy them too! Colorful and sweet 🙂

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Thanks, Lora! I had no intention of decorating with acorns and then ended up using a ton of them everywhere! They’re just so cute!

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  5. Zan Turner

    I love the real life idea and you did such a great job decorating. The items are fun – I also got some tiny acorns. Not the big ones. I love your colors. My home is painted orange and yellow so I had to tone it down some.

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Aw thanks Zan! I totally get having orange and yellow paint and not wanting to add those as accent colors too. Since my home is gray tones, I was able to really use a lot of color. I’m glad you spotted those little acorns, too! They’re too cute. I’m glad you appreciate the real life photo – I’m sure you can relate 😉

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  6. Caroline

    Love that throw!! Where did you get it?

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  7. Shirley Wood

    Sarah, I was nervous about doing the home tour also but I’m glad I did since I get to visit so many beautiful well decorated homes for fall. I’ve found so many nice ideas to borrow.
    Love that pillow you found and I may go back to my At Home store and look for it.
    Everything is so comfy cozy with all the pumpkins, pillows and blankets. Liam’s pumpkin is priceless! Now I wish I had gotten those big acorns. They are so pretty on your mantle!
    Funny that you shared the toys pic, just outside of the the camera view in all of my pictures is a great big mess!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Aww you’re so sweet, Shirley! My husband actually found that pillow! I put him on a mission to find me a large crate and a burlap pillow. He only found the burlap pillow 😉 Aren’t those big acorns so cute?? I’m glad I’m not the only one with a big pile of toys/mess!

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  8. Roxanne

    You fall decor is beautiful. I love your fireplace wall, really gorgeous!!

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  9. Amanda

    Your home is beautiful! Love all of the color!

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  10. Mary

    Ooh that pillow is my favorite. I love that it’s decrative, functional, neutral It could be used in so many spaces. Thanks for sharing I enjoyed looking around

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  11. BonBon

    Your home is so pretty. I love all the touches of Fall that you added.

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  12. Sarah

    I love how much blue and orange there is in your fall look! Beautiful!

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  13. Ariel

    “My goal is really to inspire you to decorate your own home that may not look like the HGTV dream home. And that’s OKAY. Really.” ain’t that the truth!

    I love all the white, the colours can really pop against it!

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Glad you agree, Ariel!! Thanks so much! I love the white, too. It creates a pretty blank canvas that really lets the colors shine through 🙂

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  14. Amy @ My Life From Home

    I love the pops of orange. I’m a big fan of that color and the traditional autumn palette!

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  15. Samantha

    Love your home so much! Everything looks beautiful! I love your placemats and those adorable pumpkins on the table! Pinning!

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  16. Shawnna Griffin

    hey girl love your house! So pretty !

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  17. Sara Syrett

    Your home is so beautiful! Love the pops of color!

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  18. Rachel

    I think your home is absolutely beautiful and HGTV should be knocking on your door! I cracked up at the kid’s area picture. This mom knows how that is, haha!

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  19. Kati

    I am a sucker for traditional fall colors. And those placemats… LOVE! Such a great, real, place. Thanks for sharing. Pinned!

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  20. Emily

    Gorgeous! That fireplace is stunning! I love all of the smaller details you added for the season.

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  21. Chelsea @ the Johnsons plus dog

    I loved your home tour!! It looks pretty perfect to me, but I totally know what you’re talking about with the other bloggers homes. I try not to get discouraged with our half finished renovating home that’s a disaster! Thanks for bein real with us.

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    • Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things

      Aww thanks Chelsea! I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s intimidated by others’ homes. It isSO hard not to get discouraged. I’ve lived through a renovation and it’s HORRIBLE but once finished was wonderful for our family. You’ll make it through!

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  22. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    You did such a great job Sarah! I love all the little touches of fall scattered throughout your home. And I totally know what you mean about keeping it real with kids. You’ve got to either keep it out of their reach or make it kid-friendly.

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