Fall Decor in the Family Room!
How To Use Neutral Fall Decor in the Family Room!
It definitely feels like fall around here these days. We lost the end of our summer it seems and it has been rain storms mixed in with occasional sun. So even though I really dislike the rain, I am trying to accept it and make things cozy at home. I find this makes things a bit more bearable with all the gray we get here in the PNW ;)… Today I brought fall decor into the family room and it is very neutral in nature, which I am loving! I’ve joined Kristen at Ella Claire as part of her Seasons of Home Tours so don’t forget to enjoy all that pretty inspiration down below!
One thing I am really trying to do this year is avoid buying more just to buy it… I have really tried to be intentional about the pieces I am buying. For example, instead of all new pillows I chose to invest in a couple quality pieces that I can enjoy for years to come. I chose pillows that were neutral and could carry throughout the seasons. I got this vintage brown Hmong pillow which is perfect for fall but will work great all year long.
In my opinion, pillows are the best way to change things up. And you can still switch things around with neutral colors. Think earth tones and textures or patterns. There are so many ways to get creative inexpensively, all while using them over and over again.
I also had bought a vintage brown striped pillow… But it hasn’t gotten here yet so I couldn’t share it. In it’s temporary place I grabbed this pretty golden/chartreuse velvet one and love how it warms the place.
Though linen can feel summery, I am carrying it over during these seasons. I love it’s classic nature and I made sure to have a couple heavier (wool) blankets around too.
And think outside of the box when thinking neutral fall decor. I love to use lots of wood/white tones. The wood brings such warmth to any space. So that means wood trays, furniture, you name it!
And of course I couldn’t resist a little pumpkin to steal the spotlight, at least even a little bit…
There is absolutely no right and wrong and I think you should decorate however it brings you joy! If that means 10 pumpkins I say do it! I just have craved a bit less this year and enjoyed the simplicity of it that way. Who knows, maybe next year I will set out a basket full of those cuties!
I wanted to bring more nature in, so that meant heading outside to the turning leaves.
I snipped several branches and used them for the focal point behind the sofa. I love the story they tell as the leaves are turning colors!
I think this was the first year I refrained from using foliage or flowers on my coffee table. And I really liked it! When standing in the room it was beginning to feel busy, so I scaled back.
And of course, I already moved things around on the mantel, lol.
I just threw some tall candlesticks up there and called it good! I love the contrast… Oh and here is my wool blanket thrown atop our occasional chair.
There you have it all! A very simple and easy way to neutrally decorate for the fall season!
Hopefully this gives a little encouragement to use what is around, invest in those things that you will repurpose throughout the years and just have fun with it… Because really there is no right or wrong way to do this decorating thing!
It truly is an expression of yourself and those residing there, making memories and living life!
Please make sure to go say hello and visit these sweet friends sharing below as well! Thanks so much you all!
Ella Claire | Inspired by Charm | Handmade Farmhouse | Rooms For Rent
Julie Blanner | Craftberry Bush | Zevy Joy | My Sweet Savannah
Boxwood Avenue | Dear Lillie | Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Maison de Cinq
Michael Wurm Jr says
Snipping branches is one of my favorite decorating tricks! Your space looks lovely and totally ready for a new season!
at home with Ashley says
I love bringing in the warmer tones for fall. It helps everything feel cozier, and your family room definitely does!
Kristen W. says
I love how bright and inviting your room is! The wood accents are such a beautiful way to tie it all together!