Light and Bright Fall Living Room
Happy Fall friends!! I’m popping in for a quick hello to share a bit of Fall here at the cottage. The air is changing and though we’ve been having some of the most glorious weather… the mornings are getting a little bite to them, as are the evenings. But the days? They are something to savor. September & October are so much an extension of Summer in my mind. Because sunshine, and no rain = Summer to me!
And because of that feeling, I’m keeping the house light & bright, while still recognizing the changing of the seasons.
For all you mamas with little ones… you’ll hate the day when there aren’t chubby fingers stealing your decorating candy anymore. My little (okay, grown) candy corn nibbler doesn’t live here anymore… so I just pretend.
I’ve got extra cozy pillows and throws out, but it’s all on the light side. I’ll dig into my deeper shades soon, for now… I’m basking in the sunlight pouring through the windows, and trying to commit it to memory.
The living room is wearing a jute rug again, and I could not be happier.
From the moment I laid that rug down, I loved it. And when I stole it to put under the farm table, I knew immediately I’d made a mistake. Because I loved it there too. So I saved over the Summer, and when they went on sale, I bought another one to replace it. Now it feels like home again.
And yes… I know my Gobble pillow is out a bit early for Thanksgiving… but can you believe, I don’t really have any proper “Fall” pillows??? I know. ME. The pillow hoarder.
Well, I’m going to HomeGoods (where 99% of my pillows are from) this weekend, and if I have any luck at all, I’ll be rectifying that situation. Much to the chagrin of my husband, who is infinitely patient with my collection of home decor… but is starting to question my aforementioned pillow hoarding tendencies.
What? I only have 443.
Just kidding. Subtract about 300.
My mom gave me this little rag doll with the punkin’ belly. Isn’t she the cutest! I guess technically it’s a Jack-O-Lantern belly. But either way, still cute. (Thanks mom!!!!)
Perfectly styled coffee tables, full of all kinds of interesting tidbits, and pretty coffee tables books are so beautiful. I just love them. I see them on Instagram all the time, they draw me in! But, try as I might… I just can’t do it.
I tend towards really simple. Case in point…
Perhaps a little boring to some, but calming to me. I don’t even have anything in my baskets. I just like them. The weave.. the color.. the texture. And, doesn’t that mater the most? That YOU like the things in your home? I think so.
The vase filler I picked up is full of yummy seed pods, and gourds, and it smells divine!
It was a steal for a pretty large bag at only $8.99 (I got it at ROSS) and it makes the whole room smell just like it should during the Fall. I don’t have a real dough bowl, but I faked it with this wood platter. The hurricane candle holders are the mini version of the ones I’ve got [here] over in The Little Cottage guest bedroom.
And… that’s it. For now, from me & my lil Owl.
COMING NEXT WEEK: I’ve got a easy to copy tablescape & the mantel to share on Monday… and the kitchen & sun room on Wednesday. Shoot… next thing you know it’ll be Halloween, and then the big two. Thanksgiving & Christmas. I don’t know where the years go? It feels like we just did all this and were talking about “2017”. I do know, that I am thankful for your visits and friendships. There are a lot of blogs out there… and I appreciate you spending some of your time to read mine, and especially value your comments. xo, Shannon
- Pumpkin Cable Knit Throw: Boll & Branch
- Console & Coffee Table: DIY
- White Lamps: Better Homes & Gardens, Painted with Maison Blanche in Magnolia
- Hurricane Candle Holders:Better Homes & Gardens, HERE affiliate link
- Armoire Hardware: Nicole Miller, HomeGoods
- Squirrel: HomeGoods
- Pillows: Sofa Pillows, HomeGoods
- Pillow: Gobble, Ross
- Rug: HERE affiliate link
- Sofa & Chair: No Source
- Other: Thrifted or Vintage.