This is an exciting week at First Day of Home because I’m partnering with some talented blogging friends for the Fall in Love with Texas tour. Special thanks goes to the lovely Katie from Let’s Add Sprinkles who coordinated this tour. Every day, we’re bringing you a taste of fall decor, crafts, food and traditions! Today, I’m sharing three variations of fall decor color schemes in my home. I’ve also added a pinch of DIY decor in every space because I can’t resist a good craft project.
I hope you’ll stick around to visit the rest of my Texas blogger friends, too! See the full schedule at the end of this post.
Welcome to First Day of Home!
Before we explore my three fall color schemes, let’s make a quick stop on the front porch. For the last two years, I have slowly added to my front entry display. This fall wreath provided the foundation for my porch color palette.
I’ll be honest–I’ve resisted the temptation to buy bales of hay for a few years now. I imagined it would invite a variety of pests and shed like a Chow Chow. However, I’ve since decided that I’m willing to get messy in the name of cute seasonal decor. With my two bales, I had plenty of levels to display real pumpkins.
My sweet hubby often falls prey to my crafting visions. Luckily, he owns all of the right workshop equipment to cut wood to my specifications! We created the “Harvest” sign above with a piece of pine, pre-cut letters and our vast inventory of leftover paint.
#1: The Breakfast Room – A Peach and Green Fall Color Scheme
The breakfast room is our regular dining spot as a family. When we bought the house, we loved the green wall color so much that we stuck with it. For the fall, I decided to add hues of peach and orange to the green foundation. I wish I could say that was the plan all along, but the plaid table runner and hurricane candleholders from Pier 1 sealed the deal.
To add contrast to the woven chargers and blonde wood, I set out some of our wedding china and leaf napkin rings.
My mother gave us this soup tureen as a gift. Every fall, I make my favorite butternut squash soup recipe, and I can’t wait to fill this bowl with some butternut goodness this year. Send me an e-mail or comment below if you’d like my tried and true recipe!
For a little extra DIY touch, I designed the “Harvest” pennant banner below. I used fall scrapbook paper with patterns complementing my peach and green color scheme. You can download free files to make your own banner in this post.
Speaking of DIY, I love the photo below because it highlights two woodworking projects made by my husband’s late mother and grandfather. The wooden mirror and wooden wine rack (in the reflection) are pieces we cherish greatly.
#2: The Living Room – Aqua and Orange Color Scheme
How in the world do you choose a fall color scheme starting with aqua? Fortunately, Home Goods set me up with just the right throw pillows and pumpkins to tie everything together.
Because the area rug has greyish-blue tones, I wanted to bring in other accents that played nicely together. I love mixing textures like woven baskets, metallics and embroidery. The basket by the couch doubles as a catch-all for the kids’ toys, too!
The glass and ceramic pumpkins on our coffee table also came from Home Goods. Maybe I should just call it “First Day of Home Goods”?
In case you missed it, I recently posted a tutorial on how to upcycle pumpkins using paint and decoupage. You can see my creations sitting in the wooden bucket by the fireplace below.
#3: The Formal Dining Room – Traditional Orange and Yellow Color Scheme
Our last stop is the formal dining room which features a traditional fall color scheme of orange and yellow.
I found these wreaths last year at a local shop and doctored them a bit by adding burlap and orange ribbons.
For several months now, I’ve had taper candle fever, but it took me a while to find candleholders I liked. These gold-toned beauties did just the trick with the traditional fall color scheme in the room.
Last year, I purchased the metal pumpkin below and decided to create my own faux floral centerpiece rather than use it as a candleholder, as intended.
For a little added touch, I created place card holders with sweet Thanksgiving phrases. Visit my DIY pumpkin place card holder tutorial for the full details and a bonus printable.
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Continue your tour…
Don’t forget to visit my other blogger friends, including Katie from Let’s Add Sprinkles, who coordinated this blog tour!
Next on the list is Cindy at County Road 407. Cindy is an interior decorator and home stager, so I know you’ll love seeing her fall style. Happy Fall, Y’all!