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Simple Fall Home Decorating Ideas

Welcome to my fall home tour! I am sharing simple ideas for fall home decorating, featuring dried flowers, greenery, and simple DIY craft projects, as part of the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours.

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Happy October, my friends! Today I am joining the Blogger’s Best Home Tour hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. Along with being talented, Kelly is such a kind and generous person. I am so excited to join her and a wonderful group of creative blogging friends to bring you a variety of fall decor ideas. What a wonderful way to begin the month!

If you are visiting from Robyn French Nest, welcome! Wasn’t her home tour absolutely gorgeous? I love visiting her blog. It is a place of beauty, goodness, and inspiration.

collage of 30 fall home tours

Welcome to my home! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year! Here in Connecticut, this season makes a such beautiful appearance as vibrant colored leaves begin to dot the landscape. Lately, there has been a chill in the air has me ready for thick, knitted blankets and warm, chunky sweaters. The rich scent of pumpkin spice is all around. And, in my home, my light, airy summer decor gets switched out for warmer colors, thicker textures, and natural elements. I am so excited to share some simple fall home decorating ideas with you!

Fall Decorating in the Foyer

Come on in! Our foyer is small and cozy. A couple of years ago, I added this simple and inexpensive board and batten to the wall to give it a little character. You may notice the watercolor prints on the wall. Would you believe that I made them using a simple app on my phone? You can read all about it here!

deacons bench in entry way with board and batten wall

Simple Touches of Fall Home Decorating in the Kitchen

Let’s head straight through into the kitchen. Our kitchen is in the back of the house and doesn’t get a great deal of light due to our screened in porch. When we remodeled our kitchen a few years back, we opted for bright, white cabinets and a neutral backsplash to help lighten the space.

kitchen with white cabinets decorated for fall

Did you ever do leaf rubbings as a child? These Leaf Stamped Tea Towels remind me so much of that childhood art project!

faded pink hydrangeas

I just added a few small touches of fall in here, all inspired from nature. Hanging a small autumn wreath on the door and the window brings in pops of warm, seasonal colors. The hydrangeas were absolutely glorious this summer! I always love to dry some for fall decorating. It is so easy to do! The dried hydrangeas and a variety of fresh apples sit on the counter.

I’m planning to make homemade slow cooker applesauce this weekend. Along with perfect pumpkin bars, this recipe is a fall family favorite. Plus, my kitchen will smell amazing as it cooks! What are some of your favorite fall treats to make?

Fall Home Decorating Touches the Dining Room

Last November I painted my dining room this beautiful shade of blue. This is the first year I have decorated for fall with this color and I love it. Earlier this fall, I made this centerpiece by combining fresh hydrangea stems with faux flowers. Have you ever mixed real and faux flowers?

When my husband and I were first married, he bought me this antique drop leaf table. It’s so charming and makes a great sideboard! This fall, I first decorated it with some dried hydrangeas and vintage milk glass. More recently, I added a fall farmhouse sign, along with some stacked miniature pumpkins and a gourd from a local farm.

hello fall sign with mini orange pumpkins stacked on table.

Simple Fall Home Decorating Ideas in Our Living Room

Our living room decor is evolving. Sadly, my mom suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. Two years ago, my family and I made the difficult decision to move her to a long-term care facility, where she receives wonderful care. I sold her home, which had also been my grandparent’s home. When cleaning out my family home, I shared items with my brothers and cousins, but I did keep a few sentimental pieces for myself.

As a result, my living room is an eclectic mix of old and new. I always think that you shouldn’t worry about fitting into one decorating style. Instead, just surround yourself with things you love.

view of living room with fall stems in vase on wood coffee table

To welcome fall into this room, I brought in more warm colors and textures. I created a little vignette with a mixture of real pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, and along with some faux stems. It’s fun to mix and match all of the colors and textures. Along side, I added some faux stems to a milk glass vase.

view of couch and coffee table with fall stems

This wing chair had belonged to my grandfather. I updated the chair with this rich navy slipcover. Draping a thick, homemade blanket adds warmth and texture, while this adorable pillow from the Target Dollar Spot adds a pop of color.

Would you like to make your own blanket for the season? Head over and my friend Leah can show you how easy it is to finger knit a chunky blanket.

blue slipcovered wing chair with knitted blanket and fall pillow

My friend Anne Marie gave me this large vase that had belonged to her aunt. Isn’t it beautiful? I thought I’d add a few more dried hydrangeas to it. You can never have too many hydrangeas, right?

fall vignette with pumpkins and gourds

Thank you so much for visiting my home today! I would love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or here on the blog! Now make sure to head over and visit my friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells! You are in for a treat! She has the most charming home and her gardens are absolutely stunning!

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This week I’m joining my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours! All week long we are welcoming you into our homes. You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours


The Tattered Pew / Midwest Life and Style / Bricks ‘n Blooms

My Thrift Store Addiction / Pasha Is Home / Willow Bloom Home Blog

Tuesday’s Tours


Open Doors Open Hearts / White Arrows Home / Cottage On Bunker Hill

Simply2Moms / Cottage In The Mitten / Fiddle Leaf Blog

Wednesday’s Tours


Sweet Pea / County Road 407 / Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder

Thistle Key Lane / Cloches and Lavender / A Life Unfolding

Thursday’s Tours


First Day of Home / The Old Barn / Tatertots and Jello

The Ponds Farmhouse / StoneGable / Noting Grace

Friday’s Tours


Dabbling and Decorating / She Gave It A Go / Sand Dollar Lane

Robyn’s French Nest / My Family Thyme / Shiplap and Shells

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  1. Your home looks so pretty decorated for fall. I slowly scrolled through your post, enjoying every single picture that you shared.

  2. Lynne, I’m always excited to see your fall decorations. I love all the little touches you add! Who knew hydrangeas and apples looked so great together?
    You’re right, you really can’t have too many hydrangeas!

  3. Lynne, we used the have the matching rocker to your deacon bench!! Gosh, you had a great hydrangea season too!! Well, it finally feels like Fall found us…pull out those sweaters!!

  4. How beautiful! Your home looks so pretty all decked out for fall.

  5. Your home looks lovely decked out for fall, and I love your gorgeous hydrangeas! Pinned and tweeted! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  6. Hi Lynn, I’m enjoying your fall home tour. Your grandmother’s bench in the entry is such a pretty piece and I love that little bit pop of gingham. I hope you will share your pumpkin bar recipe on the blog. I’m in the mood for baking too!

  7. Lynne I adore your blue and orange touches. Just beautiful, Pinned!

  8. Such a beautiful tour- your flower arrangements throughout really caught my eye!

  9. Your centerpiece with hydrangeas is so pretty. I can never get enough of them.

    The basket on your coffee table is filled with prtty fall touches. Great touring with you. Pinned!

  10. I’m loving all your beautiful fall touches and decorating ideas Lynne! Your hydrangeas are so beautiful, I’m so glad you incorporated them into your fall table. Now I want to make slow cooker applesauce, it sounds delicious! So fun to be on the tour with you my friend.

  11. Your fall decor is so classy and beautiful!! I love the look you have created! It’s been so fun to be apart of this fall home tour collab with you!! Happy October!

  12. Your home is so pretty and welcoming, Lynne. I love all of the Fall decor touches throughout, and got a chuckle out of the yellow wildflowers!

  13. What a gift to have your grandmother’s deacon’s bench! It looks so good in your entry. Your home tour is just beautiful! Each photo is beautiful. Nice sharing the tour with you this week!

  14. Everything is so beautiful! I especially love the hydrangeas you used in your centerpiece. Happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!

  15. Yes, love decorating with the hydrangeas this time of year! I’ve been using mine in, out, and everywhere. And yes, combining real and faux is the way to go! Thanks for the tour; Happy Fall!

  16. Lynne I loved your tour and all of your dried hydrangeas! I might need you to send me that applesauce recipe. Our new house has a lovely apple tree and we have so many apples! Enjoy fall in Connecticut…I bet it’s like fall in Colorado! Pinned your beautiful inspiration!

  17. Beautiful tour, Lynne! I love the dining room decor and those gorgeous hydrangeas. The living room centerpiece is beautiful too, and I love the pillows on your sofa. Happy Fall, my friend!

  18. Your home looks lovely with it’s soothing colors of fall. So inviting! Happy to be hopping with you. Sorry I’m late to the party. Life happened.

  19. I absolutely love all of your beautiful Fall touches! So pretty! So grateful to be on this tour with you!

  20. Lynne, you house tour is beautiful! I love your grandmothers bend, the flower arrangements and all of your lovely touches making your house a home.

  21. Your home looks absolutely lovely! I love all the fall touches. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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