I finally decorated my mantel for fall

I finally got up enough gumption yesterday to decorate my living room for fall. These days, it seems I am moving slower and slower. We only have five weeks until we meet our new little man (hopefully)!

This year, I dug deep into my fall decorating stash and just used what I had on hand to decorate the mantel.

Yep, that tobacco basket is starting to become a year-round fixture. I still love it!

I used my clearance fall garland and added some burlap to give the mantel a rustic feel. I also clipped on a few black birds (purchased at Michael’s last year) for a whimsical touch.

A few more small accessories completed the look.

What do you think?

I’m linking this up to Women Living Well and Home Stories A to Z.

Fall-inspired master bedroom

When designing our master bedroom, I settled on a look I like to call “Woolrich meets Pottery Barn.” The hubs forbade me from using any floral fabrics or “girly artwork,” so I had the challenge of creating a space that combined both our tastes, which can be very different.

Changing this room up for the fall season is so easy because all the colors of autumn are already integrated.

And, let’s be honest, seasonal decorating is one of the few things that motivate me to clean. I found a Father’s Day card in a pile of papers while I was working on this room yesterday, which was a pretty good indicator of the last time I dusted in here. (Don’t judge me.)

After I finished the much-needed room scrub (it was shameful, people), I simply added a few small fall touches.

A basket of gourds and pine cones …

A red vase filled with twigs …

I changed out a picture frame to a fall-inspired one and added a tiny pumpkin vignette … (In case you’re curious about my philosophy on photos in the master bedroom, I only display pictures of me and the mister – no kidlet pictures allowed. For me, there’s nothing that will kill a romantic mood more than a giant framed photo of your six-year-old staring at you while you’re trying to get busy.) 

I layered a soft brown throw on the bed to add some texture and called the room done. Now it’s cozy, comfortable and just our style …

What have you done to decorate your bedrooms for fall?

I’m linking this up to My Repurposed Life and Thrifty Decor Chick.