Neutral Fall Decorating

I don’t know about the rest of y’all but we had a pretty short summer and I’ve been avoiding fall like crazy. Right down to wearing my flip-flops in 50 degree weather. I know lots of you love this time of year but I’m not a huge fan. Summer is my favorite season, hands down.

In fact, I struggle with all the fall stuff, in part, because I don’t even like fall colors.  Orange? Ick. Brown? Allergic. Red? Ummm, no thanks. As a result, I’m a little challenged with fall decorating. But since it seems that autumn isn’t going anywhere, let the fall decorating begin. I guess. Sigh….

I swapped out my favorite summer wreath for this little cutie that I picked up a few years ago. Can’t remember where for the life of me…lol.



I found this lovely banner printable at Tomkat Studios.  How gorgeous is this set up? I pretty much love every single thing this gal does.


Tomkat Studios


I printed it off and hung it with some brown ribbon from my overflowing ribbon bin(s).


As you can see…the letters are supposed to be brown but my printer turned them this interesting shade of salmon. If anyone knows why it’s doing that and how to fix it, let me know. I’m stumped. Still looks pretty cute in the dining area, though.

On the dining table, I’ve pulled out my burlap Halloween runner and added some neutral accents and pine cones that I’ve had forever. I picked up that velvet pumpkin from Michael’s clearance bin this week for 60% off, along with a lot of other neutral fall items that fit my need to avoid orange and red. Gotta love waiting til the last minute to greet the new season and get some good deals. Seriously, that velvet makes the pumpkin almost sexy looking. If a pumpkin can be sexy and all.

More of the neutral colored pumpkins that I’ve had these for years and used year after year. I’ve just added them here and there throughout the house to update for the season.



I usually change out this frame to have a seasonal printable but I just can’t yet….this was from our last visit to Panama City Beach in Florida…my favorite place in the whole world.  Nope. Not yet.



Excuse the TV cables. I finally figured out what to do with them but that was after these photos had been taken.

The bar area also got some seasonal updates as well. I swapped out the summer plates and straws for some more pumpkins and this owl that I spray painted a few years ago for Aiden’s room. I found it in a box in his closet when I was cleaning out the summer clothes last week. (Talk about shopping the house!)


And then I swapped the water bottles for the Halloween books….



I found this adorable printable on Bonfires and Wine and printed it off. Again, my printer messed up the colors going from the original brown to a sort of purple color but I kind of like how it turned out.



“Gobble Til You Wobble” is pretty fitting since that’s definitely my motto on Thanksgiving. And at Christmas. And at lunch…well, you get the idea. I just like food. A lot. Don’t judge. I was going to frame it but I kind of liked the way it looked on my clipboard so I left it there.

I dumped the lemons from the vase on the kitchen island and added some shredded paper and another of those gorgeous velvet neutral colored pumpkins. Seriously…where have these been all my life?



Another swapping of seasonal decor on the little shelf in the corner of the living room….





And there we have it. If I have to acknowledge fall, I’m going to do it in the most neutral and minimalist way possible. Now bring back summer.



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  1. Like you I'm a summer girl and here in the UK we don't go overboard decorating the house for anything but Christmas. Anyway my main reason for leaving a comment is the colour of your printing – do you have a problem with all the colours or just the brown? If it's all the colours, do you use your printer frequently, if not, then it could be that the ink on the heads has dried up a bit, I would suggest cleaning the print heads several times and if possible set your printer to print on highest quality – it uses more ink but will hopefully give you the right colour.

  2. These are so pretty. My favorite season is summer too. First summer, then fall. I was kind of dreading it too because I wasn’t ready for summer to be over, but I am now in the fall mood and this makes we want to decorate! Thanks for linking up to From the Archives friday!

  3. This is all lovely. I decided that I wasn’t going to use the traditional fall colors this year, too. I live in a coastal area and much of my decor is coastal, so I’m incorporating fall using soft colors and natural elements. I especially love your banner. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

  4. I’m always so amazed by you! This looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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