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Embracing Fall Home Tour

Today, we’re excited to be participating in the Embracing Fall Home Tour as we team up with some of our favorite bloggers to share Fall decorating ideas.

As always, a special thank you to Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home who does a fantastic job coordinating our group and our blog hops throughout the year. 

If you’re coming over from Angelina’s blog at Petite Haus, welcome, we’re excited to have you here.  Doesn’t she have such a beautiful French Country style? Seriously, swoon!

Truth be told, Fall in Florida doesn’t feel like Fall at all.  I mean, it’s not uncommon to go to the beach and the pumpkin patch in the same weekend.

Not to mention, there have been plenty of times we’ve worn flip flops to Thanksgiving much to my very Southern Mom’s dismay ?

Despite the heat, Fall is our favorite season of the year and we know so many of you love it too!

Embracing Fall Home Tour Idea by Prepping Early

I usually start getting a game plan together for the Fall and Christmas seasons in the summer.  Like a lot of you, we’re busy almost every weekend and travel a good bit the last few months of the year.

I want to make sure we have our decorations up and ready to go so we can enjoy them as long as possible.

There are so many fun activities to enjoy during this time of year. It’s nice to get the decorating out of the way early.  Fall adventures are calling our names and who wants to be inside anyway, right? 

Embracing Fall on The Front Porch

Of course, we’re not able to decorate all the spaces immediately. I never really know how we’re going to decorate the front porch year after year. 

Honestly, it always depends on what color mums they have available at the garden center.  Some years they have orange and yellow mums, while other years they have my beloved white.   

Several years they’ve had to reroute the flower truck due to a hurricane and the selection was slim pickins. We still managed to find a color we’ve never used before like pink mums. 

Nevertheless, we celebrate our mum haul with dinner and Starbucks because it’s a special event we look forward to each season.  I love mums (#obsessed) and if it were up to me, we’d have gobs of them inside and outside the house ?

But since we have to live here and no one wants to move or bump into mums every day, we do our best to keep our Fall decorating pretty simple. 

Embracing Fall Home Tour Ideas with Simple Decorating Ideas

Storage space is at a premium in this island cottage, so each year, I take our Fall decorations down from the attic and repurpose them in a fresh way.

We stick with a tight color palette so all the common areas in our home flow seamlessly. It’s a really easy way to keep a cohesive look each season.  And bonus, it cuts down on decision fatigue when we’re shopping too!

I mean, let’s face it, there are so many pretty things in the stores right now it can get overwhelming if you don’t have a solid game plan, you know?

Embracing Fall by Layering Color and Texture

Once we have our color palette and the basics in place, we start layering in color and texture.  We collect vintage fabrics and blankets throughout the year at thrift stores, estate sales and charity shops. 

They’re really easy to use in place of a table runner.

Blankets and vintage fabrics are also just as easy to throw over a chair or even a bail of hay if you’re hosting people an outdoor movie night or a festive Fall party.

Embracing Fall Home Tour Ideas Using Pumpkins and Natural Elements

Our last embracing Fall home tour idea is to bring it all together with pumpkins and other natural elements.

This year we’ve used cotton in our seasonal decorating which has been fun. The fields are covered with blooms on our way to the mountains each Fall.

I mixed cotton picts with store bought garlands for a natural and simple table runner in our breakfast nook. You can find out how we created this super easy DIY Fall Centerpiece here.

My aunt was super sweet to let me borrow her vintage equestrian plates.  I’m going to have a hard time giving them back ?

Of course, we couldn’t celebrate Fall without a pumpkin spice latte.  We love coffee any time of the day and pumpkin is one of our favorite flavors.  Especially, when we’re feeling really indulgent and making spice cake donut with cream cheese frosting.

Our wish for you this Fall is that you’ll make time for what’s most important to you, be it incorporating fresh routines, exploring new opportunities, tackling an action-packed bucket list or welcoming friends and family into your home. 

Fall is the perfect time to embrace change and new beginnings no matter how your home is decorated.

Be sure to stop by and see my sweet friend and fellow treasure hunter, Linda from Itsy Bits and Pieces . She’s up next on the Embracing Fall Home Tour!

Once you’re finished there, be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous and creative ladies as well…

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

 

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55 Comments

  1. CoCo, your home is beautiful. I love all your pumpkin arrangements and wreaths. You have such a talent in decorating. Love it all! happy Fall season to you and your family.

    1. Such a sweet compliment, thank you so much Terrie. Hope you and your family have a happy Fall season as well. Hugs, CoCo

  2. CoCo, your home is seriously beautiful and inviting. I love the soft colors you chose to use and those plaids are fabulous! The wreaths with ribbon under the pumpkins are so fun. Hope you can come up with a good story to tell your Aunt so you can keep the equestrian plates! Enjoy fall – even in your flip flops!

    1. ha ha I might be crying when I have to give those equestrian plates back Cindy but I definitely intend to put a little piece of tape on the back of them with a big C just in case she ever wants to get rid of them 🙂 Thank you bunches for all your sweet words today. Sending you big hugs for the best Fall season, CoCo

  3. Where do I start? You have given me so many great ideas to use this fall. I especially adore your tablescape with the gorgeous urn and pumpkin arrangement sitting on top. The cotton mixed with greenery with the hint of plaid underneath is pure genius!! Love it all CoCo!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle! As soon as I saw my aunt’s equestrian plates I new I had to find a way to use cotton stems. We see them each year on the way up to the cabin when the fields are just covered. While it’s not the typical changing of the leaves, it does give us all the Fall feels. Hope your Fall season is full of adventure, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate it, Patti, thank you so much. Fall is one of our favorite seasons of the entire year so it’s been fun to decorate and celebrate. Hope your Fall is fabulous, CoCo

    1. Thank you Katie! This was the first year we’ve used the purple mums so they were definitely an exciting and fun find. Hope your Fall season has been a fun one, CoCo

  4. your front porch is gorgeous, mums all in one color makes such a statement. I love seeing your light palette and the soft plaids and textures you use are beautiful. So I just had to go look for vintage equestrian plates after seeing this post. I was a fan back in the 90’s and still love that look. Your tablescapes are lovely and that box and urn with pumpkins are perfect for Fall. Happy October!

    1. Thank you so much for all your kind words, Debra! The minute I saw those plates I knew I had to find a way to use them in our Fall decor this year. We grew up with my Mom telling us of all her adventures on Nelly which always sounded so magical. We all ride now and our love of equestrian things hasn’t changed over the years. In fact, sometimes I have to “reign” it in because this house could easily look like a tack house with mums on the porch, of course 🙂 Sending you big hugs for a fun Fall season, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much, Laura, I really appreciate it. I’m so with you on the pie, it’s one of my favorite parts of Fall too! Hope your season has been filled with fun (and pie). Hugs, CoCo

  5. Your home is so gorgeous and I love how you displayed all those pretty white pumpkins. The soft colors work so well with them and I love your pink mums! Beautiful tour – and your are right…planning early really does make a difference. Great hopping with you!
    Shelley

    1. Thank you bunches, Shelley! Planning early is the key for me because the minute I walk into a store and see all the new and shiny things I’m immediately off track ha ha 🙂 The mums have been one of my favorite things about Fall this year. They were a bit outside my comfort zone because they’re so bold but it feels good to change things up, you know? I hope your Fall season is amazing, hugs, CoCo

  6. Oh, Coco, your home is decked beautifully for Fall! I love all of the green and white pumpkins. I go back and forth from year to year wanting neutrals, and then going for lots of color, but you certainly have me loing the gorgeous neutrals in your fall decor. The elevated pumpkin centerpiece is amazing! Bravo! Happy Fall!

    1. You’re so sweet, Chloe, thank you! Our lives outside of these walls can get pretty hectic so neutrals will always be my first love. That said, when I see all the gorgeous shades of orange, brown and reds you’ve used it has such a warm feeling of Fall. My parents and several of my girlfriends love warm colors for Fall too and it’s so much fun to visit their homes. It’s one of my favorite things about this blog hop. Everyone expresses their creativity in such a beautiful way. Sending you lots of hugs, CoCo

  7. CoCo, everything looks just amazing! I love your table centerpiece, and, as you know, your pretty fall porch. I think you’re absolutely right that it’s important to have a game plan when shopping. It does get overwhelming. You’ve managed to achieve a consistent vibe throughout your home without being too matchy-matchy. Thanks for sharing your decorating talents with us! Happy to be touring with you.

    1. I appreciate your kind words, Crissy, thank you so much! We don’t have a lot of storage space in our house so we’re always trying to find fresh ways to use what we already have from year to year. The minute I walk into the store without a game plan, I’m all over the place picking up “all the shiny things” ha ha. Having a game plan helps with our budget too because #mums 🙂 Sending you big hugs for a happy day, CoCo

  8. Wow–Coco, you have really outdone yourself! I love your dining room and the combination of greenery and white pumpkins. Purple mums are one of my favorites but I couldn’t find any locally. Your porch is so inviting to welcome guests! Happy Fall! Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia! This was the first time we’ve used purple mums because they’re not usually available in our area either. I almost always go to the garden center with a “big plan” but wind up having to change it based on mum color and availability. I think that’s what keeps me on my toes though 🙂 Hope your having a fabulous Fall season, CoCo

  9. CoCo, Oh my, those plates are way too lovely to return to your aunt, LOL! Everything you shared is really speaking fall in your Florida house. I love your wreaths and collection of mums. I also love the plaid throw you used for your tablecloth. So nice to be in this tour with you again!

    1. ha ha I feel the same way about the horse plates Carol. They’re going to be tough to let go 🙂 Thank you so much for all your sweet and kind words, I really appreciate them. I hope you and your family have an amazing Fall season. Hugs, CoCo

  10. Your home is so beautiful and welcoming for fall, CoCo! I’m always inspired by my visits to your blog…you are a wonderfully creative decorator! I am loving your porch, too!
    PS I can see why you want to keep those equestrian plates!!

    1. You’re sweet, Linda, thank you! Decorating for the seasons is something I definitely enjoy, especially on our front porch. Those horse plates, right? I’m obsessed and thankful she let me borrow them all at the same time 🙂 Sending you big hugs, CoCo

  11. Oh wow, it’s all beautiful and I really couldn’t pick a favorite. your tablescapes are amazing and of course I adore your porch. Beautiful home.

    1. Thank you so much, Marty! One of our chores from a very early age was setting the table for dinner. My Mom was very generous in letting us “create” all sorts of arrangements with everything from grocery store flowers to weeds to Care Bears so I’ve had lots of practice 🙂 Sending you hugs for a fabulous Fall season, CoCo

  12. Hey CoCo! I love all the gorgeous neutral touches for Fall throughout your home. It makes everything so light and airy! And I love the pop of mum color on your front porch. So happy to be on tour with you!

    1. I appreciate it Michelle, thank you so much! It’s always fun to decorate and celebrate the different seasons. Every night Pinterest sends me an email with pins they think I might like and you show up on my boards all the time 🙂 I love being in this group and hopping with you too. Hope your weekend is a fun one, CoCo

  13. Oh, CoCo! Your home looks so pretty decorated for fall. Cotton stems, Lambs Ear, and Eucalyptus with white pumpkins has never looked so good. Your aunt’s equestrian plates are wonderful. I am a dish-a-holic and grew up as an equestrian and I adore these. It is always a pleasure to visit your home.

    1. Thank you Paula! My aunt’s dishes have been such a big hit this year and she is tickled pink 🙂 Every time I see them I think about her and I know you must feel the same way every time you use your family treasures as well. I hope you have the best Fall season, hugs, CoCo

  14. Love your gray, green and white color scheme, CoCo; so soft and pretty! Your porch is beautiful with all the purple mums; glad the hurricanes didn’t keep them from you! Always love your fresh decor style!

    1. Thank you bunches, Lora! You know I’m a neutrals girl through and through but the minute I saw those purple mums, I fell in love 🙂 We never know what’s going to be available this time of year due to hurricane season but the mums were definitely a fun surprise. I hope you and your family have a happy fall season, hugs, CoCo

  15. Fabulous tour and design tips Coco! As a Kentucky girl I am always swooning over your equestrian touches! Interestingly enough the Queen of England had several of her prize show horses in Lexington, KY for many years and would come here to visit them. I seriously am going to start hunting for those plates! Our bedroom has some equestrian touches, I have always loved that look.

    Your porch is gorgeous as always! Enjoy your Pumpkin Spice Latte in your flip-flops!

    Thank you for embracing fall with us!

    1. Oh my word, Amber, I would have been stalking those horses/barn/handlers like nobody’s business waiting for the Queen to visit – that is so cool! Our hometown is super tiny so the fact that my aunt’s plates have been a big hit has her all kinds of tickled 🙂 Thank you so much for all your kind words and for putting together these blog hops. Everyone in the group is special. You are greatly appreciated! Hugs and happy Fall, CoCo

  16. Hi CoCo!
    You’ve done it again! Your home is beautiful, all decorated for fall. I love those equestrian plates. Maybe you can work out a deal with your aunt. 😉 The goes so well with the picture in your dining room. All of your pumpkin arrangements are lovely too. My husband and I wear our flipflops at Thanksgiving here in Virginia also. There has to be snow on the ground before I give up my flipflops, and even then, I’ve been caught wearing them. Haha – true story. Thanks so much for sharing at Homestyle Gathering! Love having you at the party!
    >>> Kim

    1. Oh my gosh, Kim, yeah for Team Flip Flop ha ha! It’s so hard to even know what to wear from year to year, right? I want the boots/sweater/cider sipping experience just one time 🙂 Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words on our Fall home tour. It’s been so much fun decorating for the season. I can hardly believe it will be time to pack it all up and get ready for Christmas soon. This year is flying by! Hugs, CoCo

  17. Jann Olson says:

    Hi Coco, you really have a knack for decorating. I love everything you’ve done! The buckets with the wreaths and then pumpkins are so eye catching. I collect wheat dishes, so of course I loved them and the equestrian plates are amazing as well.
    happy fall,
    Jann

    1. You are so kind, Jann, thank you! It was really fun to decorate with some family pieces this year. The wheat dishes belonged to my late Granny and the equestrian plates are my aunts. It’s always fun to decorate for the different seasons but this year was especially fun thanks to their treasures 🙂

  18. Oh my, everything is so beautiful! Those mums on the porch are gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much Angelina! We’re totally obsessed with mums, especially during the Fall season. They’re always fun to decorate with. Hope your Fall has been fantastic, hugs, CoCo

  19. Your home is so bright and so beautiful!!! I am loving all of the fall touches that you have added!! And, I’m totally swooning over all of those gorgeous mums on your front porch!!! So pretty!!!
    -Emily

    1. I really appreciate it Emily, thank you! I don’t know what it was about those purple mums but as soon as I saw them I knew I had to use them on the porch. My only regret was that I couldn’t find a way to get them to grow inside the house 🙂 Hope your Fall season has been amazing, CoCo

  20. Hi Coco!

    Your home is absolutely beautiful! I really enjoyed reading your post and getting so much inspiration! I love the color palate throughout your home! Your aunt was so sweet to lend her equestrian plates! I loved them! and I agree, they will be hard to give back!

    1. Such a sweet compliment, Larissa, thank you! I get lost in your posts all the time. Your home is gorgeous. Our hometown is super tiny so my aunt has been tickled pink over the response to her equestrian plates. She found them in an antique store in a neighboring town and they’ve been a hit ever since 🙂 Hope you and your family are having such a great time this Fall! Hugs, CoCo

  21. Coco, I love every single space that you’ve created. The soft greens mixed with the white pumpkins have such a natural vibe. The horse plates are very special and you’ve used them so well on your gorgeous table. Everything is exquisite. Such relaxing spaces for enjoying family time.

    1. Thank you so much Carol, I really appreciate your sweet words. It’s been fun to decorate for the Fall season this year and I’m so thankful my aunt let me borrow all her plates. Shopping her house is like shopping at the best antique store ha ha. She’s has gobs of goodies 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  22. CoCo your Fall decor is just beautiful and I’m hoping Fall finds it’s way to Florida quickly! I too love mums and I have t say your purple ones are just gorgeous! Blessings on your week my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Kelly! Can you believe we found purple mums? It was so much fun to use a bold pop of color on the porch this year because normally color is outside my comfort zone. We’re finally to the upper 80s which basically feels like a cold front is coming through Florida 🙂 Sending you big hugs, CoCo

    1. I really appreciate your sweet words, Christy, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo

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