Simple Fall Decor in the Living Room

So I think it’s safe to say fall has officially arrived in Colorado. You guys, this week has been down right cold and we’ve had nothing but rain and cloudy skies. Really, it’s been four straight days of gloomy weather and I’m just about over it. We even had to turn our heater on for the first time this week. And at this point I just neeeeeeeed sunshine. I mean, it doesn’t even have to be warm out. I just want the sunshine. Is that too much to ask? Probably. But the weather people say that warmer temps are headed our way soon, so I’m crossing my fingers and hoping they’re right this time. Anyway, that’s enough belly-aching about the weather. Let’s get on with the post, shall we? Today is a fun one because I’m sharing how I added a bit of simple fall decor to our cozy living room. And the best part is that I’ve joined a group of 16 talented bloggers for a fun blog tour where everyone is sharing how they’ve decorated their homes for fall. It’s going to be a good one folks, so grab your coffee and let’s get started!

Simple farmhouse style fall decor in the living room Simple farmhouse style fall decor in the living room

I know I say this every time I post anything with our reading nook, but gosh I love this spot so darn much. I actually sit in there all the time to work or watch TV. It’s easily one of my all-time favorite projects we have ever done. You can see how we transformed this empty space into a cozy nook in this post. And if you’re curious about that purdy wreath you can see how I made it in this post.


Farmhouse style fall decor in the living room.
Simple farmhouse style fall decor in the living room

Ok, so I had to include at least one vintage find in this room. I just couldn’t help myself. How fun is this old antique copper boiler full of pumpkins? I just love those wooden handles. I got this from my sweet mom and let me tell you–this guy is super old. I can remember seeing it in our living room when I was growing up, so it’s really fun to use it in my own living room now. And bonus–it makes the perfect spot for a bunch of pumpkins!

Simple farmhouse style fall decor in the living room

You guys saw this adorable pumpkin sign in my Friday Favorites post last week. I think I found the perfect spot for it here on the mantel. Easiest mantel decor ever!

Simple farmhouse style fall decor in the living room

I don’t know about you guys, but as soon as the temperatures start to cool down I always have a candle lit in the house.The colder weather just makes me crave all things cozy, so candles are one of my must-have essentials for fall. This one is Cuban Vanilla and it smells sooooooo yummy.

Simple farmhouse style fall decor in the living room

I was so excited to find real mini white pumpkins last weekend, so I snagged a huge bag of them. Then I promptly rushed home and put them all in this antique dough bowl. Talk about easy and simple coffee table decor for fall.

Simple farmhouse style fall decor in the living room

Simple farmhouse style fall decor in the living room

Our living room may be small, but it sure is cozy this time of year. I just love this room so much–it really is the heart of our home. And it didn’t take much to give this space a warm, fall vibe. It’s simple, but that’s just the way I like. Well I sure hope you enjoyed today’s post and got a few ideas for your own home. Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today. Now be sure to check out the other bloggers below for even more fall decor inspiration!

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49 Comments

  1. Becca wrote:

    I love your nook, too, AND the rest of your gorgeous space! The sign above your mantel is amazing, and your dough bowl filled with baby pumpkins is a beautiful centerpiece! Your other pumpkins, throws and pillows all help to give your home the perfect Fall welcome!

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks so much Becca!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • kelly wrote:

      Sarah,
      Can you please share the trim and wall color? I LOVE them and your house! So beautiful!

      Posted 10.3.18 Reply
      • Sarah wrote:

        Hi Kelly, the wall color was Autumn Blonde by Sherwin Williams and the trim is called Cloud White and I believe it’s by Behr.

        Posted 10.4.18 Reply
  2. Kim wrote:

    You can never go wrong with a dough bowl full of baby boos. Love the cute pumpkins sign, too.

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Right?! I couldn’t never have enough mini pumpkins!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  3. Linda wrote:

    Just beautiful! Love ur posts. May I ask what brand or name of the loveseat is?

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  4. I’m loving that bowl of mini white pumpkins!. As a fellow CO girl I have to agree–I neeeeeeed some sunshine!

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I think our sunshine is coming back this weekend. Yippppeeee!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  5. Angel Taraila wrote:

    I just love your style and look forward to blog everyday. Thanks for taking the time each day to share.

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Angel, I really appreciate that and I’m so glad you enjoy it!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  6. Nikki wrote:

    I love your neutral style! Great fall decor….love the sign on the mantle.

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks sweet Nikki!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  7. Courtney wrote:

    I love it all so much! SO many pumpkins!! Do you think you have a number of how many are in the house? It’s gotta be a lot!

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      ha! I don’t think I want to count them at this point!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  8. Tammy Ganci wrote:

    Hi, I too love the real mini white pumpkins!!! I put them everywhere and how I wish I had a dough bowl. I came across one last fall and I didn’t buy it. I for some reason thought it was a little expensive. Now that I think about it I really should have purchased it. I will be going back to that same country store in Oct. so I am hoping it is still available. Your living room looks amazing and I love the reading nook!! It is finally becoming fall like here in the North East, New Jersey to be exact so I am happy that most of my fall decorating is complete except for the real pumpkins, still a little early for me to start that purchase. Well enjoy your blessed day with your family.

    Love your blog friend
    Tammy
    P.S. Go look at what I wrote on your post “before you paint your walls white” I made a comment that I know you will love about beadboard.

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh shoot! Well hopefully you can find another dough bowl soon. And believe it or not I actually found this one at a huge garage sale last summer for like 5 bucks. It was insane. I couldn’t believe it, but I happily paid the lady and went on my way!! One of my best finds ever:)

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  9. Helen wrote:

    Love it Sarah …all of it! I have seen no mini white pumpkins so far at all? Got a little creative myself with mini orange ones but really need white too!x

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I found mine at Safeway of all places! Not sure if you live close to one but stop by there if you do!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  10. Deedra wrote:

    Everything in that space is just beautiful! Would love to sit in there and have a cup of coffee. Great post!

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      And I’d love to have you Deedra!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  11. Lovely color palette and such a pretty take on the farmhouse style!

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you Janet! I’ve so enjoyed doing this home tour with you.

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  12. Kellie wrote:

    I love a neutral theme for such an orange holiday ;). as always, Sarah this is stunning!! absolutely every detail!!!

    Posted 9.28.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Kellie!!

      Posted 9.28.17 Reply
  13. Sarah I just love all your white pumpkins! Like you, I can’t get enough:)

    And that copper boiler is amazing! I liked it before I read about it’s history, and now that makes it even more special! How wonderful that it’s something you grew up with!

    Thanks for joining us on the tour! And Happy Fall~

    Sheila

    Posted 9.29.17 Reply
  14. Dori wrote:

    Love love love the neutral colors in this room! What is the paint color on the walls?

    Posted 9.29.17 Reply
  15. Sarah, I love how you clustered all those mini white boo pumpkins all around your home! This is such a gorgeous fall home tour!

    Posted 9.29.17 Reply
  16. I am loving all those little white pumpkins in the dough bowl. How perfect is that? Simple and so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us!

    Posted 10.10.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Aren’t they cute?! Easy and simple too, which is a big plus in my book. Thanks for dropping by the blog today Julie! 🙂

      Posted 10.11.17 Reply
  17. Hey Sarah! I love all your gorgeous fall touches! I especially love the “curtain” over your fireplace opening – that’s one of those “why didn’t I think of doing that?” things – such a great idea!

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Aw thank you Michelle! Those curtains were a really fun little DIY project.

      Posted 10.19.17 Reply
  18. Denise Raley wrote:

    Do you use chaulk paint for alot of your white items in your home? I want to start doing that but haven’t had the courage yet.

    Posted 10.3.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes I do! Go for it Denise, it’s so easy and I bet you’ll LOVE how it turns out.

      Posted 10.4.18 Reply
  19. Barbara in Florida wrote:

    Hi Sarah. I was wondering what color your kitchen cabinets are. We are going to paint ours and I don’t want too stark of a white. Your home is beautiful. Just love your style!
    Thank you for your wonderful blogs!

    Posted 10.9.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Hi Barbara, the color is called Hush by Benjamin Moore.

      Posted 10.9.18 Reply

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