Let the seasonal decorating begin. It’s time to swaddle yourself with warm autumnal accents and hunker down for the cooler months ahead. Here’s what I’ve got going at my house so far.
This chair got a boost of fall flair with an IKEA faux sheepskin rug. I love that sheepskin — the kids can take it off and use it to lounge on the floor for movie night or I can use it to warm up my brutally cold metal kitchen chairs. It’s coziness in a nutshell.
I also swapped out the carpet tiles in the living room. We used to have some scratchy green tiles that were the complete opposite of cozy. This nubbly gray tile from Flor is super soft on the feet and a huge improvement in the comfort department.
Here’s another shot of the tiles with a somewhat new coffee table. You can hardly tell where the tiles meet up. Also, does that coffee table say rustic cozy fall or what? Got that a few months ago over at Potomac West. It’s kind of shaped like the state of Montana.
Moving along to the dining room, here are those green scratchy tiles. Though not so comfortable for the living room, they serve a greater purpose grounding the table in the room and they aren’t bad for hiding crumbs either.
These curtains were a quick and easy DIY project accomplished during a child’s sick day the other week. I got the Marimekko fabric (5 yards for 2 panels) from Crate and Barrel outlet, stitched up the seams, added a slot of the curtain rod and voila! Rustic Finnish style.
Another decorating project — my new probably-too-big-for-a-small-table centerpiece using sand and pinecones acquired during a Labor Day beach trip. Leslie assures me small-space dining rooms and tables can benefit from big, bold accents. I agree, anything smaller would just get lost and probably be knocked over by a child or cat. This behemoth’s not going anywhere without a fight.
Unfortunately though, during meals, we have a difficult time making face contact with our dining companions. Where’s Calvin?
Oh, there he is.
In the kitchen, plump and lovely butternut squash say “Roast me! Puree me! And make me into soup!” Ok, simmer down, squash, one thing at a time here.
My cat Pamplemousse also has opinions about decorating. He thinks the globe and antique soda crate are so 2011 and like totally block his view of the outside. But I am fond of the crate for corralling all the random mail, magazines, and school papers that need to be sorted. And who doesn’t love a globe? It’s educational too!
Finally, an oldie makes her annual appearance. I made this yarn wreath back in 2010 and have loved it ever since. It’s simply made with foil balls wrapped with yarn scraps and attached to a wire wreath form.
What seasonal touches do you have planned for your house?