Fall is such a beautiful time of the year here in the northeast. The outdoors give us such a beautiful show of changing leaves and the weather turns with a crispness in the air. This year I kept things very simple when updating our living room with a few easy changes on our bookshelves, coffee table and entry table. I kept the overall palette soft but warmed everything a little with textures and hints of brown.
I first shopped our home and looked for textures such as wicker baskets, wood decor, and brown and black styling pieces. I then shopped our yard and clipped some Karl Foerster Grass and Little Lime Hydrangea.
I added in some faux stems that had plum colored seeds that I purchased from Hobby Lobby and the natural Karl Foerster from our yard in the coordinating vase.
I added green preserved reindeer moss (purchased at Home Goods) to a wooden bowl I had and placed them on some books I purchased a few years back at our local library used book sale. Used books are an inexpensive way to add height to shelf styling. Tip: Take the paper covers off the books to see the color of the actual hard cover – the colors and textures look nicer on display.
These baskets with a cute buckle detail are actually bicycle baskets I found on clearance for $12 at Home Goods and decided to use them on the shelves to anchor the bottom and add texture and warmth for the fall. Plus I figure I could use them next summer on our bikes 🙂
I dressed up our coffee table with some faux stems and a wicker pumpkin from Michaels as well as a ceramic pumpkin and candle I had from Target. Adding in candles is always something I look forward to as it starts getting darker earlier in the fall.
For our entry table I added in the Little Lime Hydrangea from our yard that turned their beautiful rosy fall colors. I just place them in a vase with no water and they will dry this shade and last until next year. I sprinkled in a faux pumpkin and real mini pumpkin on some books to finish off the space.