Today is officially the first day of fall and we’re celebrating with a little fall home tour. I hope you enjoy… and make sure to check out my friends’ blog home tours as well!
The leaves are just now starting to change … and pine needs and pine cones are falling around our home with our crisp fall breezes we’ve been experiencing the past few days.
One of the things that really attracted us to this home were the double red front doors. We also love these round stairs on the front stoop! Especially during the fall and also around Christmas, the red doors really pop, in my opinion.
This fall, instead of having traditional wreaths, I’ve opted for some fall foliage (and fall accent) swags for an interesting touch!
Since we live in Georgia, and the temps can stay pretty high through October, we usually have a silk (read: fake!) pumpkin until the last week or two before Halloween. Otherwise, they always rot, which is not exactly what you’re usually looking for in pretty decor! We found this pumpkin at Michael’s a few years ago, and I created our “B” monogram using simple gold thumb tacks. It was about a 10 minute project… can’t beat that!
First I’ll share some details we added to our home, and then I’ll show you some room pictures if you haven’t seen our home tours before.
I also like adding touches through for fall (in general), as well as Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas. Our 7-year old really gets into it too (well, if I’m being completely honest, my 38-year old husband gets into it just as much as she does!).
In our foyer, I have placed a simple book page wreath that I sprayed with black (watered-down) ink to make it feel more appropriate for Halloween, then used a black double-faced satin ribbon to affix it to my entry mirror. This was a super simple home craft that cost less than $10 and took only about 30 minutes to create.
This witch is one of my personal favorites because my mom actually made this when she was little. When our daughter Reese was a toddler, we had to keep this one put up though, because she scared Reese like crazy!
Now I’m not really a fan of cutesy or country (ish) elements, but my husband and daughter overruled me on this selection below! Reese actually plays with these quite a lot still …. which I really love!
On our back door, we have a simple cotton wreath, which is appropriate for our Georgia home, since cotton is harvested in the fall. I’ve had this wreath forever, and it remains a true favorite!
And now our overall rooms at a glance ….
And, of course, while I was photographing for this fall home tour, Reese and my husband, Edward, had the telescope out looking at a few stars (and animals and weird insects discovered on tree leaves). This face gets me every time!! Looking up at the night sky is a favorite activity for us in the fall, especially with the lovely mild temps!