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Monday, September 24, 2018

Simple and Neutral Fall Home Tour {2018}

Come tour a small ranch style home subtly decorated in neutral tones for fall! 

I like to pretend that fall starts when my kids head back to school, but now it's official!  Fall is here and I couldn't be more excited.  It's my favorite time of year and I always look forward to the leaves changing colors, cooler evenings, fun fall activities and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.

As much as I love the view from our back deck this time of year, the beautiful shades of burnt orange, deep yellow and dark red stops there.  I leave the warm tones of fall outside and opt to decorate my home with cool muted tones instead.  It still feels like fall, but much more my style.  

This year, I decided to keep things simple since I've been on a major cleaning out and decluttering kick.  I also didn't want to spend a lot of money on new fall decor, so I used what I had, updated inexpensive Dollar Tree decor and scored a few pieces from an auction to create a simple and neutral fall home.  I also teamed up with some talented bloggers (thanks to the help of my friend Kendra from Joy in Our Home), so be sure to check out their beautiful home tours linked at the bottom of this post. 

Simple and neutral fall home tour
When you walk through our front door you walk directly into our entryway/living room.  I kept a lot of my everyday decor and simply added a few simple fall touches.

Subtle and neutral fall home tour
I did swap out the spring florals for hops stems, added old books, chalk painted some old inexpensive faux pumpkins and brought in a cozy black checked throw blanket.
Fall decorated entry table
The vintage leather suitcase was a recent auction score and I love how perfect it is for fall and all year long.
Neutral fall entry decor
I like the pop of green real and faux plants offer, so I kept out my favorite faux greenery and simply added a neutral pumpkin for a touch of fall

***TIP*** Add a tray to ground your decor to keep it from floating and feeling out of place.
Neutral and simple fall entry
I love having the painted barrister bookcase in our living room.  The shelves are so fun to style and a great place to add seasonal decor.  
Bookcase decorated with fall decor
I added a few of my favorite faux green pumpkins (bought from Michael's last year) and painted Dollar Tree floral stems for the perfect simple and neutral touch for fall.
Simple and neutral fall decor
Recently, I swapped the dining room rug with the mudroom rug and I really like the added texture and pattern in this space.   It's neutral and has a lot of contrast and I wanted to keep that same feeling with our fall decor. 
Simple and neutral modern farmhouse dining room
I brought in Dollar Tree Moscow Mule mugs, painted Dollar Tree pumpkins and my favorite wood acorns that I've had for years. 
Modern farmhouse fall dining room

Simple fall dining room decor

Neutral wood acorns for fall

subtle and neutral fall decorated dining room
The only new item I bought for the dining room was a small amber storage canister, which will easily double as bathroom storage when not displayed for fall.
Simple fall dining room centerpiece
Our bedroom is not a place I normally decorate for the changing seasons, but I do like to add a touch of seasonal decor to my nightstand.  A small faux green pumpkin, vintage green books, and an amber bottle with a few fall leaves was just enough. 
Simple bedroom fall decor

pumpkins on bedroom nightstand
Our mudroom addition is another place I love to add seasonal decor.  Again, I kept it simple with hops stems, old books, faux green pumpkins and an inexpensive $5 Five Below throw blanket.
Neutral and simple fall mudroom decor

hops stems for fall

hops stems, books and pumpkins for fall

Neutral fall greenery
I couldn't leave out our small kitchen, so I added an amber bottle with eucalyptus that I'm going to call fall decor, ha. 
High contrast and simple fall decor in the kitchen

Simple kitchen decor for fall

Simple fall decor in a high contrast kitchen

I love the simplicity and neutral tones of our home this fall.  I didn't buy a ton of new decor, I didn't spend a lot of money on real pumpkins and I didn't go overboard.  But you know what?  Our home still feels like fall and it's a place I love to be.  

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  1. i love all of your simple touches, katie- i love how the moody colors play with the earthtones. i think you need more amber bottles tho. ;)

  2. Katie, I just LOVE your beautiful home! You've worked in those dark and moody black touches so perfectly! I always look forward to seeing how you decorate your entryway and this year's Fall vignette did not disappoint! So beautiful my friend!

  3. I love it all! So beautiful, Katie. I'm scheduling up some pins right now!

  4. Katie, I loved your neutral decor! I'm still trying to figure out colors though. I had a question: where did you find the hops that you decorated with in several places? It looks like it has pine cones on it? Love your blog and your sweet spirit!

    1. Thank you! The hops were bought from a wholesale company. I bought them for my booth at the vintage barn, but of course had to keep a few for myself :)

  5. So pretty! I just love the pops of color you used! Those green pumpkins are adorable!

  6. Loved this tour. Each nook and cranny is perfectly fall. So pretty!

  7. I love all the dark, rich colors you used in your home. Everything is so beautifully styled for fall!

  8. Your house looks so pretty. I love the simple, charming fall touches you've scattered throughout it. And that old suitcase was such a great find!

  9. Katie, your home is always inspirational and it's no different this fall. So cozy and creative!

  10. I absolutely adore your style, Katie! Such a beautiful home for fall!

  11. I'm with you - simple this fall. I really enjoyed your fall tour, so pretty!

  12. I love everything about your Fall decorating, especially the hops!!

  13. Katie, your home is so gorgeous! I love the simple fall touches you've added and the dark wall in your room is making me swoon!!

  14. What a gorgeous decor! Love everything about it!