Autumn doesn’t officially begin until next week, but today I’m showing what I’ve got so far in regards to my nature inspired fall home tour. I’ll start with my cozy (i.e. small) sitting room where I swapped out one cow picture for another – and I swapped out a set of chairs, too. (This post contains affiliate links.)
After adding a darker coffee table and new rug in the sitting room and painting the mantel black, I felt like the former painting, Tulip the cow, was too light for the space. So I moved this dark cow painting from my family room to replace Tulip.
Also new in the sitting room is a pair of matching rattan chairs. These feel more organic and nature inspired to me than the script chairs and they’re slightly smaller. I thought the script chairs, although pretty, were just a wee bit too big for this space.
The colorful pillows are from my favorite décor store – Cocoon in Geneva. They kind of have a southwestern vibe and I like the color. I have a few more in my family room in different patterns.
The zinnias in the mason jar are from my garden, along with the hyssop which are the tall spiky lavender flowers. Hyssop, by the way, attracts butterflies like no other flower in my garden. The bees love them too.
New plants came into my home this month. I found both the rubber plant (left) and the hoya (right) at Grow Geneva. The black cachepot was a sale find at Pottery Barn. There’s a book about nature decorating that I’ll feature later this week – along with a giveaway to win a copy. I think you’ll like it!
I love the crusty texture of this little terra cotta pot. Several years ago I shared a tutorial for altering garden pots to give them a worn look. By the way, rubber plants and hoya plants are super easy to grow.
Moving on to the dining room, you’ll see more nature inspired décor for the fall season.
I’m trying to decorate my nature inspired fall home in such a way that I don’t need to make huge changes from season to season, like I used to do. It’s just too much work, not to mention it can get expensive. So my dining buffet features some of my vintage amber bottles, a couple of mirrors, plants, and some pottery. Just things that I have on hand and move around.
Except for this beautiful artisan vase from Pottery Barn that caught my eye and it was one thing I did splurge on. It’s super heavy so I know it’s good quality. I’ve been on a rustic pottery kick lately.
This is a philodendron micans – another plant to add a bit of nature indoors. It has the softest, velvety leaves and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. A pair of crusty vintage mirrors create a textured backdrop.
On Monday I shared my earthy fall table setting with mushrooms in the dining room.
On the console table in the dining room, another hoya plant pairs with more wooden mushrooms for my nature inspired fall home. When you have plants, you don’t have to fuss so much with creating vignettes. Not to mention the plants help to filter your air and can lift your spirits.
Next week I’ll share more of my nature inspired fall home when I finish decorating the family room and kitchen. Next up on today’s tour is Janet at Shabbyfufu who lives in Florida and used blue in her beautiful living room. For now, enjoy the rest of this week’s bloggers participating in the Fall series of Seasonal Simplicity!
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