Simple Farmhouse Fall Dining Room

Welcome, buddies!
This is the view you see when you walk into our home, and it makes me happy to see it when it makes me happy to see it.  😉  You know what I’m loving about our family’s fall decor this year?  It’s been relatively slow + simple.  Now, that might not sound like any big deal at all, and I realize that “simple” is relative, but for a home decor blogger like myself, there is this push, this rush to be ahead of the season and to hurryhurryhurry to get out fresh looks so that others can maybe get some inspo from them in time for the season.  I get it.  And I’m not saying I’ll always take it slow…but for this season (both of the year and of our personal lives), I have so enjoyed just letting the season come slowly and simply.  I mean, sacrilege!!  It’s the middle of October, and this home decor blogger is just getting her home ready for fall! 😂  Ha ha, I kid, I kid.  But truly, this season of our lives has been a great (semi-forced!) reminder that sometimes we need to slow down, to simplify and to just BE in the moment we’re in.  And that’s enough.

Woah, dang.  Got all deep for a sec, huh?  And here you thought you were gonna see some fall pumpkins or something! 😉  Well, here ya go!  Our dining room for fall.  This year, I was feeling a blush + plum vibe, so I whipped up a few vintage feel gold compote vases full of fall feeling florals for a different look.  A few faux pumpkins scattered in for good measure make sure the look reads “autumn” and not “spring.”  It was so fun to get creative and CREATE something with my hands!

Another fun touch the girls and I worked on today was adorning our 130 year old mantle with some fall touches.  Over the past year or so, I’ve been slowly collecting these vintage floral paintings and wood prints as I stumbled upon them while out picking, and they finally made their way into the house to continue the fall florals theme I was feelin’ this year.  I like that they aren’t necessarily fall decor, but the tones do speak to the season in a way.

Another simple touch I did with the family today was to create a “Thankful For” banner out of kraft paper placemats, jute string and clothespins!  I found these little placemats at Target, but I only wanted the side that had a place to list what we’re thankful for this season.  Thus, I trimmed them up, had my daughters help me string some jute rope, and then we attached the cards with clothespins after taking a minute to write out a few blessings on each card.  Using easy clothespins means we can add to the list all season long!

Our beloved chippy blue vintage apothecary’s cabinet got a small touch o’ fall floral, too!  I really wanted to keep things minimal this year for a few reasons: our season of life is feeling busier than normal, so I wanted our home to just feel peaceful, rather than packed with stuff.  And…we got a new puppy last week. 😉  [Check my Instagram to see his cuteness HERE!]  The less temptation for puppy-chewing right now, the better!  Simple it is! 🙌🏼

Friends, whether you are spilling over with pumpkins on top of pumpkins this year, or if you kept a simpler vibe for whatever reason, YOU DO YOU!  That’s what I always say!  I’m trying to let our season of life and the season of the year guide the vibe in my home decor, and it feels nice to pare down a bit this year. [See last year’s looks HERE!]  Our homes should be a place of peace, welcoming, and, if you express yourself through your decor like I do, a place of creativity!  Do you, man, and I’m gonna bet your home will feel juuuuuust right. 👌🏼

Appreciate you stopping by the blog, my friends!
Happy decorating!
❤️ERIN

 

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  1. Tisha

    October 15th, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    I love the banner! We all need the constant reminder of our blessings (and this is fun for our kids)!

  2. Rendi

    October 15th, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I think Fall has always been my favorite because it always makes me slow down and savor life. Shorter days, colder nights, more holidays…all elements that cultivate quality snuggles with my loved ones. Love that you are decorating with that feeling.

  3. kathy

    October 16th, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Is the pedestal flower bowl in your photo the same one that is linked? The link says 5 inch, and that seemed small. Thanks!

  4. Marms

    October 16th, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! The vintage artwork looks fabulous!!!

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