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Early Fall Living Room Refresh

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Happy Fall, Y’all!! It’s our favorite time of the year and there is so much to love about this season. Fall leaves, cooler temps (hopefully arriving soon) , boots and sweaters, football season, and pumpkin spice everything. Adding a little bit of fall decor in your home can make a big change. This early fall living room refresh shows you just how easy it is!

Today I’m thrilled to be joining with some of our super talented friends. We will each be sharing our favorite rooms for our Celebrate Fall Home Tour, hosted by Leen of Sand Dollar Lane. You will get to see 14 lovely home tours, full of lots of fall inspiration and ideas. The fabulous list of home tours is at the bottom of this post. If you found us by way of Angie of Postcards From the Ridge, welcome!

Typically the living room is the first space to receive the fall treatment. Real pumpkins won’t be available for another week or two, so we are sharing how we use faux pumpkins. Adding natural elements, such as twigs, greenery and flowers lends to a more authentic look.

Start With a Focal Point

This pumpkin painting was a gift from a friend a few years ago. It became the cornerstone and focal point for the mantel decor. Kind of like life imitating art.

How to Create Fall Floral Centerpieces

Next, we created the floral arrangements for each side of the mantel. You may have read Jenn’s post on how to create an Easy Limelight Floral Centerpiece. We used the same idea to create these arrangements. The limelights came from her yard, while the greenery is from my decor stash. The curly twigs have been collected over time.

We love creating and crafting our own decor. A few years ago, we created a super-cute fall pillow using THIS method. It adds a personal touch to the living room. We used free artwork from Graphics Fairy.

We love, love love vintage wooden dough bowls and trays. Over the years we have collected a few wasp nests. When they are dried out, they look great displayed in the bowl. Other natural elements are moss balls and pinecones.

A couple of years ago, we bleached some pinecones. They look much lighter – almost blonde-like.

When the temps finally start to cool, we love to have a big basket filled with throws. This way, everyone can snuggle-in and be cozy when watching TV.

We hope that you have enjoyed our part of the home tour! Next up is the very talented Michelle, of Thistle Key Lane!

Sand Dollar Lane // My Wee Abode // Hearth and Vine // Noting Grace

My Family Thyme // The Roots of Home // What Meegan Makes

Zucchini Sisters // Postcards from the Ridge // 2 Bees in a Pod // Thistle Key Lane

Harbour Breeze Home // Songbird // Sweet Pea

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest board!


  1. I’m loving your fall colors! Your mantle looks so pretty with those pops of green.
    I’ve never heard of collecting wasp nests but they look so perfectly fall’y!

    1. Shirley Lange says:

      Love ❤️ love 💕 love 💗 your mantle. The painting 🖼 is lovely and you have chosen the right items to complement it. Looking forward to to seeing more of your ideas. I’m glad I took the tour.

  2. I love your early fall decor! Those colors are so fresh and vibrant. Your selection of pumpkins on your fall mantel is my favorite!

  3. That picture over the mantel is amazing! And I love how perfectly the decor matches the colors. I have never thought of saving old wasps nest to use in decor – such a genius idea! I love the texture it adds to your bowl.

    Beautiful as always!


  4. Ladies, your fall mantel is so bright and cheerful. I love all that bright green with neutral fall color added in. I know if I was given that beautiful pumpkin painting I’d bring it out every year.

  5. Your mantel is gorgeous! Love the spring colors being used with the fall decor! Pinned!

  6. You KNOW how much I am loving your early Fall decorating. With all the greens and blues I am inspired to be ready for Fall activities. You both are so talented.

  7. Love the bright cheerful colors of your mantel and those hydrangea arrangements are simply gorgeous. I’m also so intrigued with your dough bowl and the wasps nest. They look so pretty mixed with the pinecones, pumpkins and moss balls. We have some huge ones on the eves of the house and I’m dying to collect them now.

  8. Debra K. Casebere says:

    Just lovely! The colors are so fresh and perfect for late summer, early fall. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jenn and Vicki, green is my favorite color, so I was instantly drawn to the green hues in your beautiful fall mantel display! I LOVE how the mantel decor emulates the painting. It makes quite a statement! I, too, was fascinated by your use of wasp nests in the dough bowl. I would’ve never thought of that, but it looks great! I believe we may have an abandoned wasp nest under the pool deck. My husband will think I’ve lost it if I bring it in the house. He doesn’t “get” what we do 😉 It was fun to join you on the house tour. Pinned!

  10. I love the colors you used! Your pumpkin painting is a beautiful focal point and the mantle decor you created is absolutely gorgeous! It is always fun to hop with you! Pinned!

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