Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Fall home refresh –  sponsored by World Market

I couldn’t be more excited about the beginning of fall! The weather was gorgeous in Seattle yesterday, so it was fun to be outside and see the leaves already turning! But home is where my heart is, so here are five of my favorite fall home refresh tips to bring new life to a space:

1. Design a welcoming area for people to gather.

It’s so important to have a dining table refreshed and ready for fall. The more welcoming your dining area is, the more your home will come alive with what matters most, your friends and family!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!
Simply adding a runner or placements plus a bowl or a lantern as a centerpiece can make your table feel extra inviting.

I got my table runner from World Market last spring and the lanterns just a couple of weeks ago. They have so many great items for setting a table and making it welcoming, I always find the best stuff there (you can find fall items I love at the end of this post).

2. Invite in warmth with lamps and lanterns.

On a chilly fall night, you’ll want to have candles, lamps and lanterns you can light or turn on to warm up the room, even when it’s getting dark outside!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

Round Tassel Pillow / Embroidered Pillow / Similar Stool / Similar DaybedBamboo Shades

3. Soften every space with layers.

I don’t think you can have enough layers in fall spaces.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Blue and White Rug

You can use an area rug or runner to soften a hard floor, or even layer one over another rug to define a space and add color. Jack is a real fan of rugs because he can get cozy, nap or watch for funny business in comfort around the house.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Runners

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Left Pillow / Right Pillow

Pillows are an invitation to relax and get comfortable, so pile those plump and cozy pillows everywhere. Add extras to your sofa, daybed, chairs and bed.

Everyone in your home, including your furry members, will thank you for thinking of their comfort.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Baskets

4. Multiply textures and function with baskets.

So, how many baskets are too many? Honestly, I’m not sure you can have too many. Organic elements bring life to a room!

Baskets not only add texture, but they are a stylish decorative element as well as bring organization to any room. I love pieces that serve more than one purpose!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Macrame Basket

Hang some baskets on the wall, set a few on shelves to store and display your cozy blankets, tuck a couple here and there to stash all the unsightly things, and use them to cover up plastic plant pots which can elevate a plant to be a statement piece in a room.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

Basket / Similar Rug / Navy Pillows / Macrame Pillow

5. Bring in your favorite little touches.

It’s the little things that bring a home to life, so make them more personal to show off your unique style. What do you love? A fun new dish towel doesn’t take up much space in the kitchen, but can add so much personality, style and a seasonal touch to your home.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!
What are the elements that speak to you this time of year? Add more of those. It’s your home, make it your own.

Your home will come to life as you fill it with fall comforts, your stories and own unique style (and of course, your favorite people and furry friends.)

What are your favorite ways to refresh your home in the fall?

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

 

CATCH UP ON THE FALL NESTING SERIES:

Day One: An Autumn Mindset
Day Two: 20 Little Things
Day Three: Cozying Up the House with Shutters
Day Four: How to Decorate Your Coffee Table in Any Season
Day Five: Fall House Tour
Day Six: Embrace Your Style (and adapt as needed)
Day Seven: Your Fall Morning Routine
Day Eight: Fall Puttering
Day Nine: Simple Ways to Create a Welcoming Fall Porch
Day Ten: Make Your Bedroom a Cozy Retreat
Day Eleven: TODAY!

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My Fall House Tour

My Fall House Tour

Hello, friends! As always, I’m so glad you’re here. Not only am I inviting you in to my little house for a fall tour, but today you’ll get to visit FIVE other blogger friends who are on the tour with me! So fun, yes?   You’ll find their links below.

Our Fifth House
Lolly Jane 
The Handmade Home
Thistlewood Farms 
French Country Cottage 

If you’re new to The Inspired Room, I’m Melissa and I’ve been blogging here since 2007! I’m also the author of a whole bunch of books you can find here. I have two more on the way (books, not babies in case that was confusing, my babies are almost all grown now) and I’ve actually been up to my ears in edits the past few week. But even though it’s been a wild few weeks, I LOVE fall most of all so it’s fun to have y’all over!

Today I’ll give you a tour through my main rooms so you can get the feel of our humble white brick house! We live in Seattle. We moved into our house three years ago this month, and we’re still making this place our own. It’s quite a process. So far we’ve painted inside and out, remodeled our kitchen, added two Dutch doors, lots of shutters, blinds, light fixtures, and some flooring and have done quite a bit of work outside, too. You can see our brand new outdoor deck here.

We have two furry pups, Jack and Lily, so you’ll see them running through here and there. They LOVE tour days and having people over.

My Fall House Tour

About eleven years ago I started an annual Fall Nesting series here on the blog. My philosophy has always been to keep everything pretty simple and just enjoy the slow unfolding of the season as I feel inspired.

So while I did unexpectedly find some pumpkin/gourds for my porch while I was at Trader Joe’s yesterday, for the most part I don’t do a lot of “fall decor.” But I am a big fan of just bringing in more cozy textures and looking forward to all the familiar fall nesting rituals!

Alright, enough of me chatting. Come on in and make yourself right at home.  You’ll find links to sources throughout the post and at the end, but feel free to ask questions in the comments. I love it when you say hi and let me know you’re here!

And….I’ll be quiet now so you can get on your way. Enjoy the tours! :)

My Fall House Tour

Kitchen Sources and Details / Kitchen BEFORE Photos and Tour

My Fall House Tour

My Fall House Tour

Shiplap Walls Details

My Fall House Tour

Wood Lantern / Eucalyptus GarlandBench: Ballard Designs / White Rattan Mirror

My Fall House Tour

My Fall House Tour

Dip Dyed Stool

My Fall House Tour

Blue & White Rug / Dresser: RH Teen

My Fall House Tour

Slipcovered Sofa / Striped Pillows

(couch details: deep seat slipcovered with a bench cushion, 80 inches long in the Warm White Denim fabric.

My Fall House Tour

Rattan Day Bed / Blue and White Rug / Stone Fireplace Paint Details

My Fall House Tour

Slipcovered Sofa

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Woven Storage Hamper / Display Ladder

My Fall House Tour

My Fall House Tour

Macrame Pillows / Wood Bud Vase

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Round Pillow / Pillow with Tassels Round Mirror

My Fall House Tour

Macrame Stool (or similar) / Moroccan White Blanket on Daybed

My Fall House Tour

Window Shades and Shutters Details

My Fall House Tour

White Table Lamp

My Fall House Tour

My Fall House Tour

White Barn lights: Barn Light Electric / Benjamin® Union Porcelain Stem Mount Light / White Finish / Flush Mount / Mounting Finish: Same as fixture (white) / No Cage

My Fall House Tour

Jute Runner / Wall Hooks / Botanicals: Ballard Designs–sold out, similar here

My Fall House Tour

Word Pillow / Navy Linen Throw / White Quilt / Rug / Reversible Euro Shams

My Fall House Tour

Beaded Chandelier / Pom Tassel Curtains

My Fall House Tour

Wall Sconce / Black Knobs

My Fall House Tour

Jute Runner / Countertop Details

My Fall House Tour

Floral Shoes / Navy Plaid Rug

My Fall House Tour

Dutch Door Details / Outdoor Wall Sconce

My Fall House Tour

Star Doormat

 

Thank you for stopping by!

Be sure to visit the rest of the Fall tours!

Our Fifth House
Lolly Jane 
The Handmade Home
Thistlewood Farms 
French Country Cottage 

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My 2018 Fall Nesting Series posts:

A Round up of Fall Doormats
Day One: An Autumn Mindset
Day Two: 20 Little Things
Day Three: Cozying Up the House with Shutters
Day Four: How to Decorate Your Coffee Table in Any Season
Day Five: Today!
Day Six: Embrace Your Style (and adapt as needed)
Day Seven: Your Cozy Fall Morning Routine

My Fall House Tour

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My Fall House Tour

Cozy Fall Shop

My Fall House Tour

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