Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Decorations

Amidst all the craziness with school and coaching, I did manage to do some decorating for fall two weekends ago. I started by finding some fun printables on Pinterest. I found about 10 I liked and asked for hubby's input of which ones to actually get. Then I uploaded them to Costco's photo center and had them printed at our local store. They were ready for pick up in less than 2 hours and cost less $4.88 for three 8x10's and one 4x6. I got a third 8x10 for my kitchen but have not put it up yet.

After picking up my printables, I gathered all my fall candles, and my colored vases along with a picture we took last fall. Then I wandered around the house finding various decor items and started playing. It took me quite a while of rearranging, fudging, himming, hawing, and asking for input before I was happy with the end result. I learned that it is not the best idea to decorate the living room while the husband is watching football. When a man is watching football, he is not as likely going to offer any sort of helpful decorating advice especially considering that helpful decorating advice from a man is hard to come by even when the TV is off. Oh well, a girl can dream. :)
Well, in spite of football, it got done and I'm happy with it.

I decided to go with orange and teal on my piano "mantel". 
This is the fall version of my two favorite summery colors: coral and aqua.

You can find this free printable here. I love all the fall-y things it lists. 
And the colors fit perfectly with my mantle theme.

I have that Farmer's Market candle burning now and it smells so cozy and lovely. 
My mom gave it to me last year.

I browsed around on Pinterest for a bit to find some inspiration for chalk art. I am by no means creative at coming up with my own ideas. And when it comes to drawing, I have to totally copy someone else's picture because I cannot freehand. I'm pretty proud of how it turned out. I quizzed Nate to see if he could identify each picture to see if I drew it well enough. He got them all right so I must not have done too bad.

I also wanted to add a little bit of decor to our entertainment center. The globe had already been there. When I used up all the teal and orange things I was left with yellow and green. It seemed meant to be.

You can find this free printable here. Once again, loving everything on the list! I have the caramel pumpkin latte candle here from Bath & Body Works. It smells like something I want to eat!

My mom gave me this globe and suggested I paint it. I may at some point, but right now I'm loving the vintage look it has with the colors. That bouquet of dried Baby's Breath is what my flower girl carried on my wedding day! It has been used in so many decor arrangements.

You can find this cute free printable here.

Here is my entry way decor. Not a whole lot, but with my supplies and 
time it's what I'm going with for this year.

I used the burlap "B" from our wedding. I grabbed my teal and pink ball of yarn and created a little "nest" of them. Three frappucino bottles in a little picket fence box. I plan to paint the fence someday.

Yes, pretty sparse. I'm not really sure what to put in these cupboards that you will be able to see well enough that it doesn't seem like I'm hiding it. Obviously I haven't figured that out yet since I have arranged my items so you can clearly see them. Hmm...not thrilled with this, but again with my limited supplies, time, and ideas right now, it's as good as it's gonna get. Suggestions?

Unintentionally I created somewhat of a "bird" theme here with the sign, wooden bird, and "nest" of yarn. I didn't even realize that until I uploaded the picture.

What are your favorite fall colors to decorate with? Do you have any areas in your house that get decorated you really aren't wild about it? Does your hubby help with decorating or have you learned better than this one-year-wife to ask anymore? :)


  1. Everything looked LOVELY and I really enjoyed seeing it all in person. I love that photo! <3

  2. I love your fall mantel. I do the same thing with my piano. And I love how beautifully (yet frugally) you decorated everything! Thanks for using our free printable and letting us know about it! :)