Happy First day of Fall!!
It is officially the fall season and to celebrate the start of the season by making pumpkin shaped sugar cookies with the kids. They coated them in sprinkles, candy eyes and frosting. I am thinking that this may be the start of a new tradition for us. After cookie decorating we headed outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather that we were having here in Minnesota. Those days often seem pretty rare as it tends to get cold here pretty quickly.
After our time outside I came into the living room to do some reading before I needed to start dinner. I am currently reading the Outlander series and I love it! Send me your favorite books and series to read! I am going to be sad once I finish this series and I will definitely need some new book recommendations!
The inspiration behind my simple rustic fall living room decor was actually my dollar chairs. Yes those lovely rustic yellow arm chairs that you see there I bought this last summer for a $1.00 each! They were having a crazy sale at my Habitat for Humanity and I was so excited to snatch up these two beauties. I plan to recover them eventually, as they do have some worn edges on them but their warm yellow tones were the perfect fall color to add to this space and go so well with the white and wood tones that I have in here already.
The living room is getting cozier with each new item that I add and the space is getting closer to being complete.
The mirror I added this summer but I really love it framed by the pumpkins and hydrangeas. The candle sticks were a really simple DIY projects that you can check out here.
This hutch is a new addition to the living room since my summer living room tour and it has been really fun to decorate. I found it at a local garage sale. My first intentions were to paint it with some old milk barn milk paint. I decided to hold off for a little bit and see how I liked it in the living room first. I am so glad that I did because I love how it fits in.
It is a great place to store all of my vintage books and a place to store my extra throw blankets.
Now I need to find something else to use my milk paint on!
I really love this new addition to the living room!
These bushel basket lids give me all the simple rustic fall feels!
The fun thing is that it came together as a happy accident! Originally these were ordered for my fall dining room tablescape but they were too large. I really loved them and knew I would be able to figure out a way to use them in my fall decor.
I decided to stain them and hang them up above my couch. That space has been sitting empty and needed something and these were the perfect fit!
I stained the bushel lids using two different stains to give each one a unique look.
These bushel basket lids are a really quick way to add some beautiful fall texture to the room.
I needed something simple to hang over my farmhouse table in the corner to go along with my simple rustic fall decor. That’s when I got the idea to make a DIY burlap sack sign.
This space need some simple fall touches and I thought that a tree branch with pretty fall leaves would be perfect. The only problem is that where I live in Minnesota we don’t get much fall foliage color. My yard is full of oak trees and those leaves just turn brown when they fall.
So whats a girl to do?
A DIY tree branch of course!
I found a real tree branch in our wood pile that had a nice shape and extra small branches on it and the leaves came from Walmart. A little hot glue gun action later and I had myself a pretty foliage fall branch!
Thanks for checking out my simple rustic fall living room! I hope it inspires you as you decorate for the fall season! Happy Fall!