Hello Friends! I wanted to share my simple fall living room space. I’ve never loved any of the living rooms that we have had in our past houses. Probably becuase they have always been filled with clunky baby gear, and were the most “lived in” spaces out of all the rooms in our house. Comfort over decor, if you get my meaning. But this living room has some elements that I am really falling hard for. I am not ready to share the whole space yet, but the foyer portion of our living room is looking sooooo cute these days! All decked out for the Autumn season!
Many of you will recall this fireplace I built from the header beams that we took down in our kitchen wall. Since I last shared it, I actually went back and sanded down more of the paint. I just didn’t feel like it looked as authentic and worn as much as I wanted it to. I also added lots of dark wax to give it some aged history. I am super happy with how it’s turned out.
I am not going to lie… when I painted this banister black I envisioned how awesome it was going to look in fall. No I am not into the “spooky” or all the “gross stuff” that comes along with halloween… I am more into Thanksgiving type decor. But this black banister made me super excited for all those trick or treaters!
I kept the mantle side of things super simple, adding a string of glass Edison Bulbs on curtain clips. And then I did vintage scales, pumpkins from the garden, and some oregano in terra cotta pots.
I am all about bringing authentic and real elements in for decor. Sure, we have a faux christmas tree, and the pumpkins in the box in front of the fireplace are faux as well. But I generally like my plants accents to be real. And I think it’s super special to have pumpkins from our garden scattered throughout our fall decor.
It honestly makes me want to cry, because it was a dream of mine for the past three or so years to grow heirloom pumpkins in my own garden and use them for home decor. Growing them from seed with my kids in our garden is a memory I will never forget. And harvesting them was even more fun. Home grown pumpkin patches are the best! Read more about my tips & the types we grew HERE.
Some of you may have seen these adorable antique mirrors I picked up while antiquing a few weeks back. To be honest, we don’t have many good antique stores around, but I found these ones for a steal!
They also make the perfect Halloween decor, imo, becuase every time my husband walks past them he makes spooky noises as his reflection passes in them. Haha!
This is the first time I am sharing our staircase on here too. Ah! I really need to share some of the before and afters of this space. Note how the paint stops 3/4ths of the way up the stairs… It’s the reality of a fixer upper you guys!
These three cuties are real and came from our garden. The crates were some repurposed drawers from our bathroom remodel. Super easy, and better than just throwing them out. I’m going to post about how I transferred the letting onto them soon as well.
I just love it when a space comes together, and feels “complete.”
I am so thankful.
Thankful for this beautiful life. Thankful for my husband who loves this “hobby” of fixing up a house with me…
Thankful for our three beautiful kids who make it their mission in life to spread toys all over the house on a daily basis. Haha!
And thankful that we are just blessed with such a pretty house to call home.
The journey to buy this house had lots of ups and downs… and there has been SO much work done to get it where it finally is today. And I couldn’t be more happy with how it’s coming along.
Also See: “My Kitchen All Decked Out For Fall”