This morning I woke up to crisp autumn air. It inspired to complete the finishing touches of my fall decor in my dining room area. I wanted fall decor in my home but without the pumpkins. If I put my pumpkin decor up this early then two months into it I’m sick of them.
So, this year I decided to slowly ease into the pumpkin decor. I love all things pumpkin and fall so this will help me appreciate it, little by little.
This is what I’ve done in the past years, 2012 was a more modern fall look and then here’s 2013 and this was back in 2011. As you can see all of my items get recycled and used in a different way each year.
I love my wooden chalkboard centerpiece. I’m sharing here how to make it! You’ll be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to make. The pinecones, eucalyptus buds I collected at the park with my boys. Then I filled the vases with fall scented potpourri. You can place a candle in it if you’d like and you’re set.
Fall Home Decor Mixing Traditional & Modern
My fun tablecloth, I’m pretty sure it’s a Better Homes & Gardens tablecloth but I can’t remember it’s from Walmart.
The color scheme I went with for my dining room is a mix of this orange spice, mustard shown above and the cherry & cranberry red, blue (3rd shade below) and gray below.
I’ve had these fun curtains for awhile stored away and decided they would be a nice touch to my paisley table cloth. The curtains are sheer so it’s not overpowering. My husband made a comment about the patterns in the room so then I started doubting myself but thanks to some Facebook readers who assured me on my decisions. Back in the day those two patters would’ve worked but I wasn’t sure if it didn’t work now. I used to be into home decor and I still love it but in the last couple of years I’ve just haven’t had much time to invest in it.
Here’s the decor on our hutch. The lovely peacock feathers bring out the blue and the mustard in the tablecloth. I was a bit bold and added another pattern of gray to my whole mix.
I couldn’t decide if I should add the chalkboard in the back because it’s sort of hiding behind the vases but I kept it to add a bit more balance to the layout. I think it all turned out lovely!
Here it is altogether! I’m so happy with how it all turned out and the lovely thing about it is everything but the tablecloth was recycled from my home decor closet stash. As I get closer to October I’ll start adding in my pumpkin decor to the mix and take out the mustard tiered platter. I can’t wait!!!
I may take the mustard colored pieces out now what do you think? It feels to springy to me.