So when I gave my family room a COMPLETE makeover last year, and had nothing but bright and light goin' on, I wasn't quite sure how warm and cozy my room would seem come Fall. I had swapped out dark gold walls for super pale Sea Salt. Getting rid of our dark patterned rug and buying a faux sisal one. It was totally rockin' in the summertime...but Fall. Hmm. Could I turn this room that lends itself so well to the warmer weather season, into a cozy, inviting 'Fall' space too?
And the answer: ABSOLUTELY.
I've figured out how to get wiser with my decorating, friends. And I couldn't be happier. It all comes down to one simple trick: Go neutral with your big (aka more expensive) stuff, and bring in the color (and seasons) with your accessories. That's really all there is to it. By getting new throw pillows and blankets for the couch, and adding a few seasonal accessories here and there, my Sea Salt-sisal-beige-wonderland is now a place I want to light some pumpkin spice candles, turn on the fireplace (yes, we have one of those plug-in guys;), snuggle up under a blanket and read a book with a cuppa coffee. Mission accomplished!
Now, here's the part where I shut up and bombard you with pictures. (I'll interrupt periodically to comment on some rearranged furniture and the like;)...
Kick off your slippers and welcome to our Fall-ified Family Room!
Pillows from left to right (above): Yellow-Target (already had), book pillow-HomeGoods, Grey wool-Target
DIY ottoman (one of the two), under the table. Thought it was the perfect little nook for it, and easy to pull out when you want to kick your feet up!
pillow on the left I made from this week's earlier post! OH! And while puttering around, I decided to swap the blue suitcase table (my $9 yard sale treasure!) that used to sit between the chevron chairs with this white table. Here's where the suitcase table ended up...
glass lamp that I love to fill with seasonal decor. I chose mini pumpkins and gourds again as the filler. LOVE that Target lamp!
Notice the basket in the right corner in the picture above? Here's a secret: it has a throw blanket on top of about a zillion toys in there;) Yes, we do live in this room!