October 17, 2016  

Fall Home Tour 2016


Hello, friends! I’m inviting you into my home today for a tour of our living room all decked out for fall. I honestly don’t decorate much for seasons besides Christmas, but I couldn’t resist incorporating some pumpkins, wheat and fall flowers into this room since we spend so much time here.

I have a ton of photos to share in this fall home tour, so I will let them do most of the talking. Definitely be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom because I’m giving away a prize to one lucky reader! Alright, on with the tour.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

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I typically decorate with a lot of blues and neutrals, but I went outside my usual comfort zone and added pops of red, burgundy and yellow for fall. I also incorporated copper accents.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

I’m so happy I made this picture ledge for above our couch! It has become my favorite place to decorate for the seasons. We don’t really have an entryway, so the couch is the first thing you see when you come in our front door which is why I love having a focal point above it.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

I’ve swapped out the artwork on this ledge a few times so far, but this is the first time I challenged myself to play with objects rather than only picture frames. I really love how it turned out!

I framed spray-painted leaves and incorporated a red plate and copper tray to add some visual variety. Then I added three small vases of these gorgeous artificial flowers. I am especially excited about the vases themselves, which started off as plain glass before I wrapped them in colorful yarn. I found that banner in the dollar spot at Target the other day, and it was the perfect finishing touch.

I added three small vases of these gorgeous artificial flowers I found at Hobby Lobby. I am especially excited about the vases themselves, which started off as plain glass which I wrapped in colorful yarn. I found that banner in the dollar spot at Target the other day, and it was the perfect finishing touch.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

 

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I shared the video tutorial for this DIY ribbon wreath the other day, and it’s found a lovely home above our end table.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

Here’s a look at the far side of the room. The couch is to your right and the TV to your left.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

This color wrapped wheat was a quick and easy DIY project. I got the idea from Michael’s tutorial at Inspired by Charm. I snagged a bag of fall-colored embroidery floss at the thrift store and wrapped it around bundles of three wheat stems. I love the subtle color it adds to the wheat.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

David and I spend the bulk of our time at home in the living room, so I focus on making it feel cozy and relaxing. One of our favorite ways to spend weekends is playing board games. We have dozens of board games stashed away in a closet, but I love keeping a few small games out in the living room where they’re handy to play when we have a little down time. I find we’re much more likely to play a game if it’s right there where we see it!

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

When I was decorating this room for fall, I decided to incorporate two beautiful wooden brain games that we added to our collection recently. Gigamic Games was gracious enough to provide these games to me in exchange for exposure on my blog, and I love board games so much that I couldn’t resist!

Quoridor and Quarto are both celebrating big anniversaries this year, 20th and 25th, respectively, so I knew they were well-loved games. We enjoy strategy-style games, and are always up for trying out new ones.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

The nice thing about Quoridor and Quarto is that they are both small and made from beautiful wood, which makes them pretty and functional decor. I set them each on a tray so they would be contained and easy to move to the couch or the floor whenever we wanted to get in a quick game.

Quarto has a lot of pieces, so I actually stored them in a little copper container I found at the thrift store recently. That container looks pretty sitting on the tray, and it also doubles as hidden storage! Both of these puzzle games are quick to play and easy to teach to newbies, so it’s nice to have them out as a conversation starter and activity when hosting guests.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

Back across the room by the front door are our bench and bookshelf. The shelf is a great drop zone and also the perfect place to display some pretty decor.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

These copper tin canisters were a fabulous thrift store find earlier this summer, and I’ve been patiently waiting for fall decorating to use them! They are actually a set of four flour/sugar type canisters, but I prefer to use them as decor. All four are in use in our living room, so see if you can spot them all!

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

Sunflowers are a bit summery, but I decided to carry them into my fall decorating. They add a nice pop of color to the living room.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

 

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

These painted pumpkins are a very simple DIY project. I shared the tutorial for them yesterday.

Aren't these painted pumpkins cute? It's amazing what you can do the decorate a standard orange pumpkin. Love the metallic pattern detail!

And here’s a peek at our tiny entry, just big enough for the front door to swing inside. I’m not a huge fan of the red door, but it does fit in nicely with my fall home tour. That happy everyday banner has been here for a while now, and I still love it.

What a gorgeous fall living room! I love the pops of red she added into this blue/neutral room. Check out that gallery wall! Great home tour.

 

Board Game Giveaway

Gigamic games offered to provide a copy of Quoridor to one lucky reader of mine, so I took them up on their offer! You can earn entries through the giveaway widget below. This would be a great board game to add to your own collection, bring to family holiday gatherings or give to someone as a gift. It’s hard to beat free stuff!

Quoridor Board Game Giveaway

And that, my friends, wraps up this fall home tour. I hope you enjoyed it and found a few ideas to incorporate into your own space. As you can see, just a few small accessories are all you need to bring the feeling of fall into your home.

Thank you again for visiting my fall home tour and stop back by anytime!

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I was provided with free product in exchange for my favorable review of quality board games. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. See my disclosure for more information.

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  1. Looks like a fun game. We usually try to get our family it least one new game every Christmas.

  2. Quoridor would be a great addition to family game night! We love games that are challenging and interactive for all ages!

    1. That’s wonderful! Family game nights are so much fun, and a fantastic way to make memories as a family. Glad to connect with others who love board games!

  3. this game looks like it would really keep my 11 year old and mu hubby entertained. I love the different concept of it.

    1. Thank you! I’ve never really decorated with red or burgundy before, but I have to say it grew on me after using it in my fall decor. It’s a nice compliment to all of the blues and neutrals I tend to gravitate toward. Thanks for visiting!

  4. We just finished a game room in our basement — we’re big boardgamers — but I’ve never heard of Quoridor before. It looks like something the grownups and kids could play on a more-or-less equal footing, which is always good to find.

    1. Hi Marty, isn’t it awesome how there are always so many new board games to discover even when we’re avid board gamers? I’m always amazed at the variety of board games out there. This is a great game for the family since it is simple enough for the kids but can also be more advanced strategy for the adults.

    1. That’s awesome! This game has been around for a while, and I’ll agree that the new ones look super nice. Thanks for visiting!

  5. Now I’m inspired! Thank you so much for this post and for writing this blog. Your planning methods and tips have been the only way that has EVER worked for me. I love you so much! And you have the same color tastes as me too which is so perfect! πŸ˜‰ Happy fall!

    1. Wow! Thank you so much, Sarah. That is incredibly sweet of you to say. I’m so happy to hear my tips have helped you, and glad to hear we’re on the same wavelength with color! Have an amazing day!

  6. Love your fall decor. And my family loves board games. This one looks like fun. We look forward to game nights in my house,and new games are always welcome! Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  7. I used to have a maple rocking chair just like yours. Unfortunately, too many kids and too many moves did it in.

  8. We love board games in our house! We have a whole hutch dedicated to them. I like your fall decor too, very calming πŸ™‚

  9. Great post Emily! With all of the computer games these days, board games are often over looked. I love the idea of using them as part of the decor!

    1. Thank you, Debby! Board games are my favorite! We love trying out new ones and play a lot of more involved strategy games with a ton of pieces, but I’m always on the lookout for simple games that can be left out in the open. It’s nice to be able to show off some of our game collection! I should say a fair amount of video games also get played at our house – my husband owns a video game store πŸ˜‰

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