Find simple decorating ideas for Fall by repurposing what you have in this colorful and eclectic home tour with maximalist style.
The first official day of Fall is just around the corner and 30+ bloggers are ready to inspire you with Fall Home Tours! A huge thanks to Marty from A Stroll Through Life for organizing and hosting! If you are coming from Whispering Pines Homestead, howdy. I love any chance to see Anita’s beautiful Victorian house and eclectic home tours. She’s also a fellow musician and military veteran!
Just in case you and I haven’t met yet, I’m Kathy! A retired military spouse, mother, piano teacher/performer, prior Army, very experienced renter, 😉 identical twin, and most relevant, complete home decor and DIY fanatic that’s obsessed with creating a globally inspired colorful, and eclectic home with family heirlooms, souvenirs, and second-hand finds.
A Colorful and Eclectic Home Tour for Fall
On that note, welcome to our Fall Home Tour!
I honestly thought I would have the entire house cleaned and decorated as I did for the last home tour, but I have plenty of Autumnal vibes in my living room, foyer, and dining room to share.
This is almost the full view of our house. lol It’s a single-story ranch in Fort Worth and just under 2,000 square feet. The open floor plan has been challenging but after three years, I think the design is in a good place. The white DIY cane cabinet was the finishing touch to divide the spaces and holds most of my extra decorating accessories.
As with any holiday, I try to repurpose what I already have for seasonal decor. I started in the foyer by rearranging my bar cart with Fall tones and adding a few pumpkins to the entry cabinet.
The watercolor landscape and ink buildings paintings are from Texas artists. The playbill was signed by Cole Porter during the opening night of Kiss Me Kate. My husband gave it to me when I finished my master’s degree.
The brass feather sconce was a recent estate sale find as were the dried flowers. I’ve mixed some of my DIY mini velvet pumpkins with Japanese fishing floats in a Japanese bowl before and love the somewhat odd mix.
I honestly did not buy all of the Asian decor myself even though we lived there. My grandfather and his “Late in Life Campaign” are so good at finding things at Estate sales and often give pieces to the grandchildren.
Moving on into the living room. A few pumpkins are around the fireplace with a couple of Fall cloches I created last year (inspired by Anthropologie decor) featuring dried flowers and moss. The gold pinecones are dollar store finds (from Japan).
I’ll quickly mention that I created the German smear look on the fireplace stone for under $10 when we first moved in. Three years later and it still looks great!
Two years ago, I had fun turning faux white pumpkins into heirloom ones with real stems. This one is my favorite! You can find a video on the painting technique on Instagram.
The built-in bookcase was recently rearranged and a few new estate sale pieces complete the vignette.
The coffee table features a gilded pumpkin I did over seven years ago! I also have smaller gilded gourds and pumpkins in a thrifted brass acorn dish.
Besides repurposing old pumpkins with new ways to display them or refresh them, I cut up an old stem of Fall leaves and tucked pieces under existing decor around the living room and foyer. This is such an easy to Autumify what you already have!
Recently, Joanne’s gifted me a surprise box full of their top Fall floral items so I took the opportunity to create a beautiful arrangement for the sofa side table.
I placed another gilded pumpkin on a rooster plate next to the flowers. The plate was given to me by a dear family friend.
Next to the built-in fireplace is a new cabinet my husband and I found second-hand recently. We’ve been looking for a way to display all of our Japanese pottery and it fit the bill. I displayed three wooden Japanese pumpkins I purchased when we lived there on top of another gifted plate from my friend.
Just behind the living area are my office and a bold bird painting! A gifted glass pumpkin with Fall-hued candlesticks was all I did for the season in this spot.
Head to this story to see more of my bird office which started out as a windowless box.
Just to the right, behind the sofa, is our dining nook. It is such a small space that it only holds our dining table with a glass top to keep the area open. I painted a landscape mural during quarantine last year for fun. 🙂 Here’s the view of the mural and looking into the kitchen.
I created a small arrangement with more florals from Joanne and DIY velvet pumpkins in a gifted basket.
And that wraps up the Fall decor inside so far. I’m hoping to share more seasonal updates on Instagram in the coming weeks. Make sure to visit The Stonybrook House next on the blog hop for more Fall inspiration and scroll down to find the lineup for the entire week.
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