A Subtle Step Into Fall | Front Living Room Tour 2023

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Welcome! Today I'm joining the Fall Home Tours  hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life where over 30 bloggers get together to share seasonal decor of their homes!  If you are stopping by on the blog tour hop from My Wee Abode, welcome! Isn't Julie's home beautiful and full of inspiration? Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for all the other fall decor inspiration going on this week!

Ah, fall—the season of crisp air, crunchy leaves, and, of course, pumpkin spice everything. While pumpkins are undoubtedly an iconic symbol of autumn, not everyone wants to go the pumpkin route when it comes to decorating their homes for the season...like me :) I feel like sometimes, it's just simply overdone or maybe it's the fact that I'm a summer girl and don't want to wish it away! 

Whether you're looking for a unique twist or simply want to embrace a more timeless, understated aesthetic, there are plenty of ways to bring the warm and inviting feel of fall indoors without a pumpkin in sight. Today I'm sharing my front living room decorated for fall - pumpkin free. I'm also dishing out some creative ideas for decorating your home for fall, focusing on elements like texture, layers, neutral tones, plaid, and color.
**1. Texture Matters:**

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to create a cozy fall atmosphere inside your home is by incorporating various textures. Think about chunky knit blankets, faux fur pillows, and soft, plush rugs. These textures not only add depth and warmth to your space but also make it incredibly inviting. Imagine curling up on the couch with a cup of hot cider and a good book while surrounded by all that warmth!

**2. Layer Up:**

Layering is key when it comes to fall decorating. Start with a neutral base of furniture and walls, and then build upon it with layers of throws, cushions, and area rugs. Consider mixing and matching different materials, like wool, linen, and cotton, to create a rich and visually interesting tapestry of textures. This layered approach instantly adds depth and dimension to any room.

**3. Embrace Neutral Tones:**

While fall is often associated with vibrant oranges and fiery reds, there's something timeless and elegant about a neutral color palette for the season. Opt for earthy tones like warm browns, soft grays, and muted greens. These colors evoke a sense of tranquility and balance, making your home feel like a peaceful autumn retreat.

**4. Include Fall Patterns:**

When it comes to capturing the essence of fall, plaid patterns are a classic choice. You can infuse your decor with plaid through throws, pillows, curtains, or even table linens. While the timeless red and black buffalo plaid is always a favorite, don't hesitate to explore other fall-inspired patterns like cozy florals or warm tartans that complement your existing decor. These patterns bring in a touch of rustic charm and a delightful hint of nostalgia that's ideal for the season.

**5. Add Pops of Seasonal Color:**

If you're looking to infuse some color into your fall decor without relying on pumpkins, consider using jewel-toned accents. Deep burgundies, burnt orange, mustard yellow, and forest greens are excellent choices. These colors can be introduced through artwork, vases, candles, or even small pieces of furniture. They add vibrancy and a sense of luxury to your space while still maintaining a non-pumpkin theme.
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**6. Incorporate Natural Elements:**

Bringing the outdoors in is a great way to capture the essence of fall without pumpkins. Collect branches, leaves, acorns, or pinecones and use them in your decor. A simple vase filled with branches adorned with twinkle lights can create a stunning centerpiece. Scatter a few pinecones on your mantel or arrange a fall-inspired wreath made of leaves and twigs for a charming touch.

**7. Illuminate with Candles:**

As the days grow shorter, lighting becomes increasingly important in creating a cozy atmosphere. Candles are a fantastic fall decor choice, and you can find a wide variety of scents and styles that suit your tastes. Whether you prefer rustic lanterns, elegant taper candles, or modern votives, the warm, flickering glow of candles instantly transforms any space into an autumn haven.

**8. Celebrate Harvest Decor:**

While we're avoiding pumpkins, there are other harvest-inspired elements you can use. Think about using corn husks, wheat sheaves, or even dried gourds. These elements can be incorporated into wreaths, table centerpieces, or wall art to celebrate the bounty of the season without relying on the ever so popular pumpkin. I went with dried grass wrapped around these demijohns as homage to the harvest. 

**9. Focus on Autumn Artwork:**

Consider swapping out your existing artwork with pieces that celebrate fall. Look for paintings, prints, or photographs that showcase the beauty of autumn landscapes, changing leaves, or cozy scenes. This simple change can dramatically alter the feel of your space.
In conclusion, you can create a warm and inviting fall atmosphere in your home without relying on pumpkins. By focusing on texture, layers, neutral tones, plaid, and color, you can craft a cozy and stylish space that perfectly captures the essence of autumn. So, embrace the season and let your creativity shine as you decorate your home for fall in a pumpkin-free way!

Be sure to check out all the other fall decor inspiration going on this week! Next up today is Chalking Up Success
Monday Sept. 11

A Stroll Thru Life - Peacock Ridge Farm - Eleanor Rose Home - Worthing Court - Southern Home and Hospitality.

Tuesday Sept. 12

Decor To Adore - DIY Beautify - Amy Sadler Designs - Calypso in the Country - The House on Silverado

Wednesday Sept. 13

StoneGable - My Wee Abode - Thrifty and Chic - Chalking Up Success - Pasha is Home - Thistle Key Lane

Thursday Sept. 14

Our Southern Home - Whispering Pines Homestead - Follow The Yellow Brick Home - County Road 407 - She Gave It A Go - The Tattered Pew

Friday Sept. 15

White Arrows Home - White Lilac Farmhouse - Midwest Life and Style

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happy DIYing! Alicia