Well, it’s day 4 of my #write31days challenge, and I already hit a speed bump.
This is the second time I am writing this post. :( I spent over two hours editing photos and writing this post and then when I hit publish, something wonky happened, and I lost it all. #imnotahappycamper
That’s not a fun speed bump to hit, but I am going to persevere. It won’t take me as long this second time since my photos are already edited. So here we go! :)
I took all of these photos for my latest video with Wayfair (at the end of the post,) and I really enjoyed refreshing my living room for fall. In the video, I talk about how my mom was always great at decorating our home for each new season or holiday. She enjoyed it so much and so did we kids.
So here is what I did in my own living room…
Step One: Warm up the floor with a rug.
We have wood floors in our living room, but we haven’t had a rug in there for about a year. So I decided to warm up the floor with a large natural rug, and I love how it ties the space together.
If you already have a rug on your wood floors, you can layer it with a smaller or different sized rug with colors of the current season. My Kentucky friend, Karianne, from Thistlewood Farms does a great job of this in her own home. Look at her beautiful blue rug on top of her natural rug.
And if you have carpet in your living room, you can still layer a rug on top of the carpet to anchor the room like Amy from The Blissful Bee did below.
Step Two: Add new throw pillows.
I have neutral tones in my living room, so I added some new pillows in muted golds, chambray, and navy blue.
Blues are usually thought of as cool colors, but I think they look warm and cozy in this space.
Step Three: Add throw blankets.
This is my boys favorite part of this season. They fight over who gets the throw blankets when hanging out or watching tv. I keep a plastic tub of extra throw blankets hidden behind the smaller sofa so everyone can have their own. When I was taking pictures of my living room for the Wayfair video, Eli came home from school and laid on the couch to watch cartoons. He fell asleep and I snapped a picture of him because it’s real life at it’s best. :)
Step Four: Add natural elements from season.
Throw blankets may be my boys favorite part, but adding natural elements is mine! You can see how I added some wheat in a white pitcher above, and added some small gourds, leaves, and acorns beside it.
I also love adding mums, pumpkins, birch wood, and bittersweet (my mom’s favorite) to my room. But for the first time this year, I added KALE!
Isn’t it pretty?!
Step Five: Add lighting and candles.
Since it is getting darker sooner in the evenings now, one of the favorite things that I added to my living room this year is this adorable industrial floor lamp. I didn’t have much light on the left side of my couch, so it was always a little dark in that area. But now, this floor lamp lightens up this corner perfectly for some good book reading and hot chocolate sipping this fall! :)
I didn’t get a good picture of my candle, but this is the candle that I get EVERY SINGLE YEAR in the fall. It is called Cinnamon Cider, and I get mine at Macy’s. Y’all, it is the essence of fall! My one little candle will make my whole house smell amazing! #forreal
Well, that’s it! Five easy ways to refresh your living room for fall!
If you have an extra 2 minutes and 44 seconds, I would be honored if you watched my latest Wayfair video. xoxo
I’ve also decided to start a new feature at the bottom of most of my decor posts called, “Get the Look.” Many of my readers are always asking me where I get things to decorate my home, so I will try to find the exact item or something similar to share with you at the bottom of each post. I hope it makes decorating your own home more simple for you. :)