A Traditional Fall Home Tour

Today, we’re sharing our Fall Home Tour! We’re showing off all our traditional Fall decor, from colorful leaves and pumpkins to farmhouse style Fall crafts. If you love Fall home decor, this home tour is for you!

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

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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.

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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 the natural world 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!

A Traditional Fall Living Room

A living room with a gray suede couch decorated with blue and tan throw pillows. Above the couch hangs a rustic wood picture frame and print of a poem.

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!  Plus, kiddos can’t break it πŸ˜‰ Although this one is totally one you can leave out all year round, throw pillows are an easy way to decorate specifically for the season. You can very easily find affordable throw pillows or throw pillow covers that match the season.

A burlap throw pillow with writing that says "our family rules: dream big, say your prayers, be patient, make memories together, forgive, count your blessings, be kind, love each other"

Fall Mantle Decor

The mantle is probably my favorite part of my home. It is so fun to decorate for the different seasons and the harvest season is one of my favorites, so I had fun with this. 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.

A white living room mantel, decorated with traditional fall decor. Vases filled with fall-colored flowers, candles, decorative pumpkins and acorns line the mantel. On either side are built-in bookcases.
A different angle of our living room mantel decorated with Fall decor. Vases of fall flowers, candles, faux pumpkins, and a floral banner hangs on the mantle. A flat screen tv is mounted on the wall.

The large wooden acorns are my absolute favorite part of the mantle! Here’s something similar. 

A closer look at the left side of the living room mantel, decorated with a tin watering can vase filled with orange flowers, colorful decorative acorns, and a white and gold painted pumpkin.
A close up look at a set of three wooden acorns - one is orange, a mint green, and a smaller gold acorn - sitting on the living room mantle.

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

A white vase filled with fall themed flowers, a gold decorative pumpkin on a gold and white pedestal stand, and a gold candle holder sit on a white fireplace mantle.
A close up look at the faux fall flowers in a white vase. Small orange beaded flower heads and light green leaves.

Similar mantle items: gold dipped pumpkin | large acorns | candle holder | gold acorns | florals | galvanized pitcher | white vase

In front of the mantle, I keep all our comfy throw blankets in a cute basket (similar), which is a great way to store extra blankets in your living room for a cozy feel  that doubles as decor! 

A woven wood basket  holds a white plaid throw blanket, on the floor in front of a white marble fireplace mantle.

Traditional Fall Decor on Our Built-In Book Shelves

For the built-in shelves in our living room, I kept the majority of the decor on display I keep year-round. That includes vases, books, and picture frames.  

There’s 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 or a seasonally appropriate color palette. 

The Fall season is the perfect time of year to add in some traditional fall colors to your otherwise netural decor, like orange, yellow, tan and deep greens. 

White built-in bookshelves decorated with picture frames, vases and other small every day decor items. Fall colors are sprinkled in with faux leaves, mini acorns and pumpkins.

I love adding little details, like some faux fall leaves in the galvanized metal sphere  (though you could use real!).

A metal globe statue filled with orange and yellow faux leaves.

And some more acorns.  I didn’t know I liked acorns this much!  Aren’t they the cutest? They are the perfect little touch for traditional fall decor.

A close up look at three mini acorns sitting on a shelf in front of a bright orange picture frame. The tiny acorns are orange, green, and blue.
A white ceramic vase sits on a white shelf and is filled with faux flowers - bright orange and yellow florals with green leaves.
Another shelf of our living room built-ins decorated with a stack of books, a framed picture, small peach-colored lantern, three white pillar candles, a wood pumpkin, mini faux acorns, and a green apple made from woven rope.
Another shelf of our living room built-ins decorated with stacks of books, mini faux pumpkins, a small pear made with woven rope, and a white and gold vase holding textured florals.

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

An oversized chair decorated with blankets and throw pillows sits under a gallery wall. Five photos are framed in different sized gold frames hanging on the gray wall.

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

A messy corner of the living room, cluttered with kids toys and books. A six-cube shelf with blue, green and brown cloth baskets holds more kid toys.

Yeahhhhhh.  Told you, REAL life house tour πŸ˜‰ And we have real life messes, just like you. 

Fall Decor in Our Dining Room

On to the dining room…

I kept my farmhouse wreath on the door, and obviously, the DIY Farmhouse Shelves weren’t going anywhere. But swapping out the wreath on your front door with something like this fall wreath is a great idea! 

A small dining room scene is arranged with a table with four chairs and place settings, covered with a burnt orange table cloth. Above the dining table are wall mounted floating shelves filled with Fall decor pieces - vases, flowers, picture frames and more.

Fall tablescape on dining room table

The burnt orange tablecloth from At Home is the perfect foundation for a lovely fall tablescape on our dining room table.

I picked up a premade centerpiece with fall foliage from At Home and broke it down. I used the individual parts just in my own design on a flat white plate. Plus, I took the orange pumpkins and gourds and painted them off-white and pale blue for a more neutral look. The pinecones were dipped in chalk paint, too! 

An overhead view of the traditional fall centerpiece on our dining room table. The centerpiece is filled with faux white pumpkins, acorns, leaves, berries, and more.

This makes the centerpiece more farmhouse-style and fits better with the farmhouse shelves.Too much orange is not a good thing so this gave the dining table a bit of contrast that it needed.

You can do the same thing with real pumpkins and pinecones. Just head to the pumpkin patches and grab some mini pumpkins. Clean them well before painting!  The pumpkin patch can also be a great place to grab some wheat bundles and decorative corn, which can be great to add to front porches! 

Another view of the dining room table fall centerpiece. A white dish holds faux white pumpkins, silver acorns, leaves, berries, and sticks.

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

An overhead look at the fall tablescape in our dining room. The table is dressed with a burnt orange table cloth and a fall centerpiece made with faux white pumpkins, acorns, pinecones, and leaves. Each seat has a burlap placemat and a patterned faux pumpkin. The placemats each say "family", "love", "laugh", and "live"

I made fabric washi-tape pumpkin place cards to complete the fall tablescape. They were so easy to make! 

A small fabric pumpkin covered in blue and white floral patterned washi tape serves as a placecard at our dining room table.
A close up overhead view of the faux white pumpkins in the fall-themed centerpiece on our dining room table.

Decorating open shelves in the dining room for fall

For the shelves, I keptΒ a lot of the decor I had originally usedΒ and added in some traditional fall decor. All it takes is a few leaves tucked into the decorations here and there, small acorns tossed on the shelf, a pumpkin or two, and maybe a gourd.Β 

A wood-framed chalkboard sign that says "family" in white chalk sits on a wood shelf, surrounded by faux orange leaves and a faux squash.
A white milk jug vase sits on a wooden shelf surrounded by faux leaves and mini acorns.
A dining room shelf contains assorted fall decor. A metal can holds faux flowers and leaves. There is a white picture frame with a faux greenery wreath hanging from twine in the center. Faux leaves and mini acorns also sit on the shelves.
A look at all the traditional fall decor on our dining room shelves - picture frames, vases, faux flowers, greenery, and more sit on two dark wood shelves mounted to the wall.
A white milk can vase is filled with faux flowers, and sits next to a blue and white stripped fabric pumpkin with a wooden stem.

That’s all for the dining room tour, friends!

Another look at our Fall dining room scene - a dining table covered with a burnt orange table cloth and colorful fall centerpiece. Floating shelves are filled with traditional fall decor pieces - vases and faux florals and pumpkins, picture frames and more.

Eeeekk!!  I hope you loved the traditional fall decor on my 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 πŸ˜‰ }

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

  • An Alli Event: She shares an eclectic fall style in her home tour with moody colors, like navy blue, mustard yellow and touches of gold. I love the wreath she found for her front door! 
  • Restyle It Wright: If traditional fall color schemes, aren’t your thing – you’ll love this one. She uses gold, blush and black and it still totally looks like my favorite season – fall. Proof that you can customize your seasonal decorations to fit your style. 
  • Intelligent Domestications: This fall home tour is super cozy! The dining room tablescape is so fun!
  • Thrifty To Nifty: She finds a gorgeous way to mix the old with the new in her home. This fall decorations have more a netural feel, that fit in great with her farmhouse style. 
  • Craftivity Designs: Fall is the great time to add a few more rustic and natural elements to your home, like Lora did here. Fall decorating doesn’t have to be complicated, a few simple pieces can make a big difference. 
  • Sunshine And Munchkins: This fall home tour is so gorgeous. I love the way she styled her front door decor! 

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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  1. 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. πŸ™‚ Your home is so cozy and it’s perfect for fall!

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

    1. 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 πŸ˜‰

  3. 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 πŸ™‚

  4. 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.

    1. 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 πŸ˜‰

  5. 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!

    1. 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 πŸ˜‰ Aren’t those big acorns so cute?? I’m glad I’m not the only one with a big pile of toys/mess!

  6. 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

  7. “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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.