Save time decorating this season and choose a neutral farmhouse decor for fall! It is so easy to transition through the seasons and will save you time and money!
It’s fall, y’all!! No really, I swear it is. I know it doesn’t “feel” like fall but according to the calendar, it IS actually fall. Here is Georgia we are looking at TWO 90° weather days this week and it’s almost October! Ridiculous I tell you. Regardless it is time to get into the spirit of fall and all that will follow.
I wanted to share with my plans for decorating this year. I am trying to keep it simple but beautiful and most importantly I want something that I can easily change out and adapt throughout the holiday season. For that reason, I have decided to stick with a neutral farmhouse decor fall theme. I absolutely love farmhouse decor! This way I can save myself a ton of time and effort by just changing out key elements as the holiday seasons evolve.
I have been working on upcycling a goodwill find for some time now. I LOVE finding old yucky furniture pieces for super cheap and then giving them a fresh new purpose in life, but who has time for all that these days!? Ten months ago (say WHAT! ten months??) I happened upon this God awful sideboard at Goodwill and snagged it for $20.
The first thing I did was take ALL of the hardware off. And then I went to town on the molding. The seventies were all about huge trim and hardware. Then it sat in the garage forever. My garage is like a purgatory for old and dying furniture. My husband finally put his foot down and said I had to actually finish a project before I was allowed to bring home any more sad stray furniture pieces. Luckily for me, and him though I doubt he will admit it, I met the most fabulous lady at the Haven conference back in July.
Long story short I met Amy Howard, of Amy Howard at Home, and she told me all about her awesome paint that is right down the road at my sweet Ace Hardware store! I immediately signed up for her blogger program and within a week I had a quart of her One Step paint in a sweet green color named Barefoot in the Park.
Y’all, they also sent me a paint sprayer!!!! You have NO IDEA how excited I was to get this and it has literally changed my world!! It is so easy to use and I finished this dresser in about an hour. No joke. Once I got the sideboard painted I used her Cerusing Wax that gives it a nice soft cloudy white finish that you can buff until it’s glossy. I also used the wax on some new hardware to give it a more vintage feel. Then I set to getting my decorations in order.
Go For Height!
First things first add some drama but keep it neutral. I already had an old white window, so I just added a neutral colored hydrangea wreath to add some drama. The books on the left with a great galvanized and glass container and cotton stalks balanced perfectly with the mercury glass vase on the right.
The basket below holds tablecloths and is an opportunity to add some festive flair. The pumpkins in a neutral tone (thank you dollar bin at Target!) were a great touch.
Add Some Seasonal Touches
I grabbed this cute little goofy guy, some more pumpkins, and a cake stand and voila! We are ready for fall! This neutral farmhouse decor will be so easy to transition to Thanksgiving and eventually Christmas.
What is your favorite way to decorate for fall?