Some years I’ve really gotten into decorating our old apartment for fall but this year it was a little harder than expected. First of all, we’ve had such a busy summer with the house restorations outside and second – this is a big house to decorate! The tiny 450 sq ft apartment only had so many surfaces to work with but this is much bigger. To add some touches of fall I picked two areas to decorate – the living room and front porch. Everything else is pretty much the same from the progress tour I did of the farmhouse in August.
The living room is probably the room that has changed the most since we moved in, with a new couch, coffee table, end tables and rocking chair.
This is the room where we definitely spend the most time in, whether it’s working on a craft at the table, or snuggling up with these two on the couch.
While I mostly just pulled out all the little pumpkins and candles from storage, I did treat myself to one new fall decor item – watercolour fall pillows from Craftberry Bush. The ‘thankful’ pillow is probably my favourite. I just love all the bright leaves.
The pumpkins are a close second too. I found that the pillows were too white when I got them in the mail, so I used an old fashioned method to tone them down (I’ll share more on that next week!). The bright Scottish mohair blanket is from my great great aunt’s estate on loan from my mother. The colours always make me think of fall.
The dogs sure do love all the pillows and blankets right now. It’s not uncommon to find them scattered all over the couch, with a small dog sleeping underneath the pile.
The third pillow is this cute little red wagon full of pumpkins. The orange pillow cases are ones I made years ago for my first apartment. For now I have a blanket covering up the arm chair, but I can’t wait to get it properly recovered soon.
It’s a simple couch pillow change, but it really makes it feel like fall around here!
It helps having some of my autumn decor out too – like this wicker pumpkin, scented candle and my favourite beeswax pumpkin (that I just don’t have the heart to actually light and risk melting).
All my decorative gourds are piled in a driftwood board on the side table too.
Outside it’s all about fresh flowers! My mom found these beautiful local sunflowers for our front porch table. I love to sit out here on warm afternoons and watch the dogs run around the yard.
The rest of the porch has been coming along nicely too, with big planters and flowers to welcome us home!
A dear family friend came by last weekend and gave us this lovely planter as a house warming gift. I love the little peppers sneaking out.
We’ve also received a few big round mums in different colours. So vibrant!
Even the Under $15 DIY planter I put together with my mom has been growing nicely.
We use this outdoor space so much and I love that it’s becoming a real part of the house. I’m already daydreaming about how to decorate it for the seasons to come!
Thanks for stopping by my little tour. Here are fall decor ideas from years past: