Simple + Cozy Living Room for Fall

Good morning and happy Thursday! So I know I just shared a post about our living room last week and there’s a good chance you’re probably not ready to see it again so soon, BUT I just spruced it up our living room for fall and it’s so dang cute! I really didn’t do too much, mostly because we have a bazillion other things happening around the house and I want to keep fall decor super simple. My brain can’t handle anything too complicated right now , so I’m keeping things light and easy breezy. I added a few pumpkins, my favorite fall throw blankets, and I also got a new sage green rug from Wayfair for the living room. I love how it’s looking!

Living Room Rug

Isn’t this rug purdy?! I’ve been really loving pops of green lately–it ties in really well with my new wallpaper in the dining room! The sage green accents are perfect. (I got it from Wayfair and that’s where my old rug was from too!) And I’m a big fan of that distressed/vintage vibe. I think it’s so beautiful and it gives you color without being too overbearing. Our living room is pretty large, so I got the 9×12 but there are several sizes.

The Coffee Table

This large round coffee table is so great! I’ve had the same coffee table for five years now, so I wanted to try something new and I’m loving this one. It’s huge, which means it works really well as a little table for the kids to play at, do homework, or even have a snack. They use it a ton!

The Bench

How stinkin’ cute is this bench?! My father in law made this for our mudroom a few weeks ago, but I loved it so much that I had to move it in here under this window. Now I have a fun little window seat! I added those large baskets, which are great  to store tons of toys and extra stuff for the kids.

I’m planning to use the end tables we had in our living room down in the basement so I grabbed a pair of these farmhouse style side tables from Wayfair in the color vintage cream for the living room. They were super easy to assemble and I love the open design. (PS: if you’re looking to do any updates in your home be sure to check out Wayfair–they have a ton of good decor, furniture, and even area rugs under $39 HERE. And they also do free shipping over $35!)

It’s been so fun to decorate this space and figure out what works in here and what doesn’t. I’ve moved things around a zillion times already, but I feel like it’s finally coming together and starting to feel more like us. I just love how cozy and bright it is in here! This is definitely my favorite room in our home. PS: Check out more of my fall decor posts here.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope this post gives you a few ideas for your home. xo

Thank you to Wayfair for partnering with me on today’s post!

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  1. Tracie wrote:

    It is such an exciting time for you and your family! I hope you feel encouraged from the time you mentioned some blues in wanting it to feel cozy and homey in another post. It certainly looks like it is coming together in a pretty way!

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I really do feel so much better! These last two weeks especially have been a turning point for me. I’m feeling more at home, more settled, and starting to really love this place. I know God has us in the right spot!

      Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  2. Sylvia wrote:

    HI Sarah, kitchen/breakfast nook/dining room/sitting room are picture perfect! Simple, cozy, unfussy… I can see you got rid of that bookcase (to the left of the fireplace)… Hallelujah! Much better without it! 🙂 Can’t wait to see more progress!

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes I did get rid of that bookcase!! It was too much in that spot. I’ve seriously moved things around 29172 times now, but I’m finally figuring it out! 🙂

      Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  3. glenda lafont wrote:

    Looking so wonderful.

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  4. Kathleen Swartzentruber wrote:

    It’s amazing how much that rug really ties the room in together. With the wall paper you just put up I bet it all blends and ties well together. Cannot wait to see how your basement turns out.

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  5. Lauren wrote:

    Love it so much! Super cozy! The ship lap is gorgeous & I cannot believe the difference some paint on the fireplace makes.

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  6. Another perfect day for you. Living room is beautiful. Love that you picked the green Hugh rug. Can you see the wallpaper from the living room. Would all flow together.You are doing a great job. Love your posts.

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  7. Anna Lancaster wrote:

    It’s beautiful your finally home. And that rug ties in really good with the dining area now.Enjoy! Always love your posts.

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  8. Candy wrote:

    Good Morning Sarah
    Looks beautiful. I noticed the new rug right away…lol. Love it! Everything is so perfect.
    Have a great day and God bless you

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  9. Love the rug. I wished I could have a light color rug in our home, but I have a Hubby that doesn’t always take his shoes off and I know it would get messed up. I did buy a nice blue rug and it hides stains if they occur.

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  10. Ainsley wrote:

    Cute living area. Nice and bright. Looking forward to the finished dining room wall. Looking nice so far 🥰

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  11. Deedra wrote:

    Sarah, what a cozy living space and I love the green in the rug!! It looks just perfect in there! Wish I could sprint over from Virginia and have a cup of coffee with you.☺️

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  12. Melissa wrote:

    Gorgeous space! It’s so nice to see how you are settling in and getting into your groove again. Yay!!

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  13. Denise M Johnson wrote:

    Looks great Sarah, very cozy and inviting.

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
    • Stephanie C wrote:

      Just curious, do you still have the Walmart recliners or did you get rid of them?

      Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  14. Lisa Roskom wrote:

    Your room is beautiful and so cozy looking! Thank you for sharing your ideas and making it so easy for people like me to copy. Can’t wait to see more of your finished rooms!

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  15. Ramona Wampler wrote:

    I’m so happy this is feeling more like home to you now! I’m loving following along with how you are making each space yours. I love the rug! So pretty!

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  16. Kathy M wrote:

    It’s so bright and beautiful! And that green rug…yum!

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  17. Dianne G wrote:

    Love the views! It must feel like home now.

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  18. Susanne Hall wrote:

    Hi Sarah! Your living room is looking wonderful!! I love the new rug, and the black coffee table seems to soften the black fireplace. I like the painting above the fireplace too. Great job!

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  19. Debbie wrote:

    Your living room looks soooo nice!!! Great job, Sarah!

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  20. Jill wrote:

    You always try something that I would never think of, and it turns out great! You must have the magic touch 🙂

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  21. Miriam wrote:

    I won’t get tired of saying this, but in love of your style 💯😍. I can’t wait the turn out of your basement!!!!

    Posted 10.15.20 Reply
  22. Lisa wrote:

    Can you tell me what color paint is on your walls and what finish you went with? Thank you

    Posted 10.16.20 Reply
  23. Suzanne wrote:

    Hello Sarah! Love your style and your blog. Can you please tell me where you got your dining chair cushions? I am purchasing the chairs and would like to have the cushions as well. Thanks! Suzanne

    Posted 10.18.20 Reply
  24. Kyla wrote:

    This is such a gorgeous view of your living room and kitchen! I love all the design choices you’ve made in your new home so far. Those black lanterns over the island are perfect and love your new hood over the stove. It’s really becoming such a cozy and welcoming space!

    Posted 10.18.20 Reply
  25. Valerie Weaver wrote:

    I have that same rug!! I love it as well. 😉

    Posted 10.18.20 Reply
  26. Ruth wrote:

    Your house is really coming together. I wish I had the skill you have to decorate my house. Sometime I do well, and other times it just looks terrible. Do you have a set of skills you go buy to make things fit together?

    Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  27. Things are really coming together! Love the new rug!!!! question: How do you feel about having your TV so high? Above the mantel? It’s been a bone of contention here….

    Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  28. Linda wrote:

    Great looking rooms. Where can the pillows and hassocks be purchased?

    Posted 10.26.20 Reply
  29. Patsy wrote:

    Love Love this! Soo simple but really cozy!😊

    Posted 10.26.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you!!

      Posted 10.30.20 Reply

Hi, hello! Sarah Joy here. I'm a self-proclaimed home-body + lover of all things cozy. I'm sarcastic, overly caffeinated + usually at Target. This blog is my happy place, where I enjoy sharing fun things like home decor tips, affordable fashion, + life as a mama of three.


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