One of my goals for our home is to make it feel cozy and welcoming. As we enter the colder months, I especially I wanted that warm and snuggly feeling to carry over into our living room. I really don’t go “fall crazy” in this space, but I feel like I added the perfect autumn touches (with nods to Thanksgiving) in our living room without going overboard.
There are a lot of warm wood tones peeking through chippy paint in here. I think it adds to the general coziness factor.
The couch section of our living room is very bright. I eventually want to do something different here, but for now I’ve tried to layer very subtle items to create an interesting focal point above the couch.
These chippy corbels are actually ones that I created using Saltwash. I’ll be doing a tutorial on them soon!
I tried to hide some of my home grown pumpkins all over this room…
I mean, my husband thinks they are taking over our house… so I put most of them out on our porch, so that he wouldn’t be tripping over them (and so we would have actual usable counter space! Not even kidding!) But I managed to sneak some in here & there.
This one right here is my favorite from this year’s harvest. It’s the lightest blue I’ve grown so far.
That’s one of the joys of growing pumpkins I guess. You never know what shape, size or color you are going to end up with.
The pumpkins under our TV are supposed to mature to a creamy orange… They’ve been off the vine for almost a month now, and still haven’t made much progress. But I love how unique they look here!
These four really show you how different the same type of pumpkin can turn out.
I’m so happy with how far our little home has come in a year. Go HERE to see what it looked like one year ago. It was BAD you guys.
Most of our furniture and large pieces were built in this house. But one thing that we actually brought with us was this table Silas built using Osborne Wood’s farmhouse coffee table legs. It used to be a lot more solid white, but the kids use it every day to color, paint, eat and play on. So it’s taken on a whole character of it’s own.
I built this chippy fireplace. Some of the wood on it is actually from the beam that was in the wall we tore down.
One thing I always have out in our living room is at least two throw blankets for snuggling.
I used to think this living room was super small. But painting it white, and utilizing the space with furniture that laid up against the wall really made a huge difference.
Antique mirrors are one thing that I have been collecting since we moved here. They add so much character. The big circle one is a wooden frame, and the two small ones on the stairs are brass.
In addition to mirrors, I’m sure you can tell that I also collect antique candlesticks. Go HERE to see how I used these same candlesticks to set up a lovely Thanksgiving themed tablescape.
That’s it for now. I hope this space inspired you to add some subtle touches of fall into your home.
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