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Fall Decorating Ideas in the Family Room

Simple fall decorating ideas for the family room featuring dried and fresh flowers, real and faux pumpkins, DIY art, and pillows with a pop of color.


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Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours

Hello and welcome! This week is the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours hosted by my sweet friend, Kelly, from The Tattered Pew. I am so honored to be joining 29 creative and talented ladies. This week we are all welcoming you into our homes all decorated for fall! Please make sure to check out all the links at the end of this post.

If you are joining me after visiting Cindy from Cloches & Lavender, welcome! Don’t you just love how she uses beautiful natural elements in her home?

collage of 30 fall home tours

For those who are new here, hello! I’m Lynne and I am so glad you’re here! I am a Connecticut wife, mom, and fourth grade teacher by day, and a self-proclaimed decor enthusiast by night! My Family Thyme is a place where I share my love for all things home and family.

I love all things home…simple DIY projects, crafting, trying new recipes, and decorating on a budget. I would love to connect with you, so please leave me a comment below and say hello!

Decorating for each season is one of my favorite things to do, but I like to keep it simple, with small changes to bring a warm and cozy feel into our home. Come on in!

Last week, I shared my fall entryway, Today I am thrilled to welcome you into my home and share some of my favorite fall decorating ideas in the family room.

close up of blue and cream floral pillows, and copper pillow covers

Fall Decorating Ideas in the Family Room

Embrace the Colors of the Season

Here in Connecticut, we are fortunate to enjoy the beautiful colors of fall and I always tend to take my fall decorating cues from Mother Nature. What colors come to mind when you think of fall?

Decorating for a new season doesn’t mean redecorating your home. By adding a few simple and inexpensive touches, you can bring the warm and cozy feeling of fall into your home.

This year I added pops of autumn color with shades of orange, blush, and copper. I am a big fan of using pillow covers to change up my decor. These burnt orange pillow covers were a budget-friendly way to add a seasonal pop of color.

Add a Fall Fragrance

For me, decorating for fall isn’t just about a look…it’s about creating a feeling. So, why not make your home smell like fall? Whether is the sweet scent of applesauce cooking in the crockpot, pumpkin bars baking in the oven, or a fall simmer pot on the stovetop, I love all of the scents of fall.

There’s something about the glow of a candle that makes a space feel warm and cozy. The scent of pumpkin is one of my favorites, so naturally, I couldn’t resist this Capri Blue Pumpkin Clove Jar Candle from Anthropologie. This gorgeous candle brings all of the fall feels with it’s beautiful glow and pleasant scent that has a nice balance of spice. What is your favorite fall scent?

view of fall family room with blue couch and copper accents and fresh flowers

Add Warmth With Textures

Soft blankets and pillows add warmth and texture to a space. The mixture of textures, colors and patterns give a cozier feel.

Like in the entryway, I stayed with the blues that I have been slowing adding to our home. I had recently spotted this Threshold Jacobean Square Throw Pillow when shopping at Target. The pretty blue and natural pattern, with the tassels is great for layering. I used one on the bench in my entryway and then a couple in the family room.

Having the same color palette on the first floor helps to the unify the space.

close up of blue and cream floral pillows, and copper pillow covers

Add Pumpkins (real or faux)

Nothing says fall quite like a pumpkin. Whether you use real or faux, adding a pumpkin here and there is such an easy way to add a touch of fall. They are so easy to find and come in such a variety of colors, shapes, and textures.

I love to craft and each year I try to make a new pumpkin to add to my home. This year I made a gingham painted pumpkin. It was so fun to make!

Bring in Seasonal Flowers

I love fresh flowers! Seasonal flowers are always a great way to bring natural beauty to your space. Whether it’s from your yard, a local farm stand, or a grocery store, flowers are a quick and inexpensive way to add a seasonal touch.

These beauties came from a local farm who sells bouquets at a small shop. When I visited there last week, this combination caught my eye and I couldn’t resist them.

view of fall family room with blue couch and copper accents and fresh flowers

Shop the Look

view of fresh flower bouquet with fireplace in the distance.

Add a Fall Print or Two

I had fun decorating our mantle this year. I have fallen in love with this William Morris wallpaper and would love to add it to my dining room; however, it is not in my budget right now. Instead, I decided to bring in a bit of the pattern in here by just printing out a digital paper. It was so easy! I purchased it from Etsy for $4 and then had it printed at my local Staples for just $10. Finally, I framed it with this poster frame. I am so happy with how it came out! Isn’t this pattern so pretty?!

fall decorated fireplace, mantle, and hearth

The watercolor print is one of my Martha’s Vineyard watercolors. Aren’t the fall colors just gorgeous? I printed it on watercolor paper and framed it with this matted frame from Amazon.

I would love to connect with you and share my Martha’s Vineyard watercolors with you! Just subscribe to my email list and receive free access to my printable library.

Along with the prints, I layered some faux pumpkins, faux seeded eucalyptus, artificial leaf picks, along with a few pine cones and dried hydrangeas.

Have you ever dried hydrangeas? It is easier than you might think! You can read all about how simple it is to dry hydrangeas for fall decorating HERE!

mantle with fall watercolor print

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I loved giving you a peek into my family room and sharing my fall decorating ideas with you! I would love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or here on the blog!

Now make sure to head over to my talented friend Jen from Tatortots and Jello next and see her Warm and Cozy Fall Cottage Tour. You will love her easy and inexpensive ideas for adding some fall beauty to your home!

Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

Monday Bloggers' Best Fall Collage

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

She Gave It a Go // Cottage In the Mitten // Simply2Moms

Tuesday’s Tours

Monday Bloggers' Best Fall Collage

Midwest Life and Style // Willow Bloom Home Blog // Bricks n’ Blooms

Cottage On Bunker Hill // Peacock Ridge Farm // Open Doors Open Hearts

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday Bloggers' Best Fall Collage

White Lilac Farmhouse // The Ponds Farmhouse // Eleanor Rose Home

Amy Sadler Designs // Shiplap and Shells // White Arrows Home

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday  Bloggers' Best Fall Collage

My Thrift Store Addiction // County Road 407 // Thistle Key Lane

Cloches and Lavender // My Family Thyme // tatertots & jello

Friday’s Tours

Friday Bloggers' Best Fall Collage

Le Cultivateur // Southern Home and Hospitality // DIY Beautify

WM Design House // A Life Unfolding // Dabbling and Decorating

Wishing you a beautiful day!! xoxo

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20 Comments

  1. Lynne, thank you for sharing your home with us. Everything you have done is outstanding! I love the way you decorated your mantel as well as the other fall touches throughout your home. It’s so beautiful!

  2. Great tips and I love your colors this year. I’m going to go light my candle right now. I tend to wait until we have visitors. Why?! My family is special too. LOL! Excited to tour with you today. Happy Fall!

  3. Lynne, your family is so warm and inviting. I just love the watercolor print. You are correct the fall colors are so gorgeous. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful home.

  4. Your family room is beautiful! I really love your brick fireplace and all of the quaint details in your room. It looks so pretty all decked out for fall. Pinned!

  5. Lynne I’m loving your fall color additions in your family room. The burnt orange and peach colors really pop with your soft shades of blue. It’s always so exciting to see fresh flowers in the fall, and your arrangement could not be more perfect! Lovely tour!

  6. Lynne, your fall decor is lovely, and that gorgeous floral bouquet really caught my eye! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. Lynne, your home is so serene! I love your sofa and that blue and white pillow! And that William and Morris print looks beautiful on your mantel! Thanks for all the fall inspo!

    1. Thank you, Cindy! Your kind words mean so much to me. It is great to be touring with you. Happy Fall!

  8. Lynne

    So pretty and those flowers are stunning. Your home is ready for fall.

    Great touring with you

  9. Your home looks lovely, Lynne. I especially love that candle from Anthropoligie, and your blue bottles! They look great! Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much Julie! I appreciate your kind words I am so happy to be on this tour with you. Happy Fall, my friend!

  10. Your living room is beautiful, Lynne. I love the blue mixed with the rust colors. So pretty and perfect for fall. Happy to be on tour with you this week. Pinned!

  11. Your fall colors are just gorgeous Lynne. And that watercolor print is so lovely. Of course, I love the dahlias. They’re such a wonderful gift from the fall garden. Such a pretty tour my friend. Happy Fall!

  12. It’s so calming!!! I love all of the simple elements you used to make your living room warm and cozy for fall.

  13. Lynn e – Your family room looks so bright and airy, yet warm and welcoming. I especially liked (and pinned!) you’re mantel. I like how you combined the prints and the candle holders as the focus, and then filled in around them with pumpkins, pine cones, leaves. And I love those William Morris patterns! I have file folders of those patterns in my Amazon wish list!!https://www.amazon.com/dp/1789789028/?coliid=I1VNYBWZ3DW99M&colid=3JZTFUUT5VV4Y&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

  14. Those fresh flowers really add a great element to your family room. Your mantel looks lovely. Very pretty wallpaper you framed. So cozy and fresh.

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