Cozy White Cottage Fall Home Tour
Fall has officially arrived here on the Oregon Coast, and our little white cottage is feeling all Fall inside too! This season I opted to keep things simple, building on my white & neutral decor base by adding in some deep, russet orange as an homage to Autumn. All my Fall decorating was quite simple and stress free. Involving little new, some foraged and lots re-used! If that sounds at all appealing to you, then come on in for my cozy Fall home tour…
Concentrating more & more on how the cottage feels has been guiding my style, and I’ve been happily letting that dictate my decor choices. Like what I do… and don’t do, when adding everyday & seasonal decor.
I still absolutely love to decorate, to celebrate the seasons with appropriate touches inside and outside my home.. and to feather my nest in general.
However, I have definitely been feeling a less is more approach for awhile. I’m comfortable with adding texture, natural elements, color & light layering, versus heavy layering, every surface filled with overflowing decor, and just…. stuff.
A comfy-cozy feel, with a little bit of warmth thrown in was my goal!
My Papasan Chair is proving to be very, very, very comfy! I like it a whole lot.
So I bought it a Llama blanket. Because as hard as I try… the animal stuff still gets me! And it’s got pumpkins on it.
A total no-brainer purchase.
I had everything else on hand for the shelf styling and the end table.
I am still using those Fall branches I found a few years ago. I place them stem up it a paper bag and they just keep going. So much better than any faux I can afford!
The pretty little painting was a gift from my sweet Mother In Law.
The candle? Oh we all think we’ve got the best smelling Fall candle. But I know I really do. hahahaha
This Basic Witch is nothing short of nirvana for your nose. In all my years, and after all the candles I’ve sniffed… it’s the best I’ve ever experienced. It’s got such depth, and complexity. It’s deep and rich. Without being overpowering. It’s got that something you can’t put your finger on. And it’s delicious!!!! And affordable. (I’ll share a discount code at the bottom of my post)
What’s a girl to do when she can not locate a single Baby Boo?
She breaks out her trusty raffia pumpkins.
I’ve used my orange and white raffia pumpkins year after year. They add just the perfect little something, even when alone. And they store so well, taking up so little room!
I got the new darker sisal rug over the Summer, and just had the oomph to get it installed recently. I did it all myself! And that previous wool rug was no light thing. Whew. But the blue wasn’t going to jive into Fall and Winter. I knew it wasn’t going to be a long term location for it.
I’ve had these velvet pumpkins for several years now. I bought them a little at a time. I did stick to traditional Autumn colors, and I’ve gotten a lot of use out of them.
Isn’t the wool fringe on the rug super fun!? It’s such a whimsical detail.
I may have went a bit more stuff-ish on the coffee table.
But it’s good stuff, right? So, there is that.
I’m just in love with all the white and wood and texture.
With a bit of coppery shine and muted metallic.
Adding onto my already existing base of whites and neutrals with the addition of the deep rich orange color made things so simple. I had to put less away, and get less out!
Having that deep orange shade present in a velvet fabric (in the way of pillow covers) just added another layer of texture and a rich feel to the room. While things are still a bit light, as I soak in the last of the sunshine while I can!
Decorating a round coffee table calls for a little interest on the back side too, so I added one of the little wood houses, and I wrapped the wood beads to the back side as well. And yes, that is the scarf from The Little Cottage entryway — it’s such a versatile piece!
I may have to move my weathered wood shelves when the holidays come so I can have a spot for my Christmas Tree, but for now, it’s such fun to decorate! Do you have to move everything around for that too? Small house problems for sure.
I was feeling a really strong pull to add organic elements, like fall leaves, seeded eucalyptus & bittersweet to my home. Luckily I had dried Maple(maybe?) & dried Eucalyptus leaves on hand.
I didn’t have any luck finding fresh seeded Eucalyptus, and bittersweet isn’t regionally available. I’ll add some seeded Eucalyptus branches & garlands to my faux collection at a later date, as budget allows.
For my tables centerpiece, big surprise here… I went simple. A vintage crock full of deep cinnamon leaves, with a bit of a platform by way of a flipped pewter tray. Flanked by two lanterns. Symmetry is my friend. When in doubt. Use two. It looks good, and it’s always a simple, timeless decorating-do.
The fireplace mantel is wearing a fresh coat of paint. (It’s a Sherwin Williams color called Pediment). We’ve got a project coming up that we already bought all the materials for, and it will be getting a mini refresh soon. So the paint color is super temporary, but I was done with that short-lived green shade! Right now Jim is concentrating on the projects that we need to wrap up before the weather changes, and then we’ll shift indoors and start on it. Time flies though… and I’m hoping to have it done before Christmas!
This was a really fast, might-be-torn-down any minute mantel look.
I didn’t want to make any new holes so I used my white wood pallet and leaned it. And I used some of my not very realistic Bittersweet. haha.
The wreath is new — it was like $17 bucks at Walmart. It was in with all the new Christmas holiday stuff. A total year-round wreath (which I love) and a super price. I added the little goodies to “Fall” it up.
And that’s all I’ve got for now.
It’s my goal to design a simple Fall table next week and share that soon. As well as a Fall porch, if the weather holds. Crossing my fingers because there is a project I really want to work on for it!
Wishing for a beautiful Autumn season, full of everything that says Fall to you! xo Shannon
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