A Touch of Fall in the Bedroom

I only put a touch of Fall into our master bedroom.  I came across this great post from Becoming Martha {great blog, go check out what Sarah is up to}.  She turned me onto this great website Tagxedo where you can make up your own word art within a picture and print it out for free.  You can add your own words, change the colors and fonts.  Check out Becoming Martha for the how-to’s to get through this site.  Go check it out, it’s pretty cool.  Thanks for turning me onto this site Sarah.  :)
I Googled the term “fall vocabulary word list”.  It gives you lots of words to choice from.  I just deleted the words I really didn’t want.  You can use as many words as you want or as little as you want.  Have fun with it.  Or just come up with your own words.
I bought the frame at HomeGoods.  It’s a blue/green color with a dark glaze like affect over it.
I added a burnt orange runner to my dresser to add to the Fall feel.
Then I added a few pieces to my nightstand and I was done.  Yeah I didn’t even realize the frame match the Fall pieces.  haha!
I hope you like my “Touch of Fall” that I added to my bedroom.  Decorating doesn’t have to be over the top to bring in a little feel of a holiday or season. For me when it comes to Fall I like the burnt oranges and the greens, but I like the pop of white with it.  Then when it comes to Spring/Summer I like more whites with pops of blues.  Winter is usually silver, white & blues.
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Autumn Coastal Cottage Tablescape

Well the tablescape is probably more Autumn Coastal then it is Cottage, but I tried to get that feeling.  I’ve been trying to get more Coastal Cottage in my home, so that my style then would be Transitional Coastal Cottage, but I’m still working on that.  I’ll get there at some point.

I already had the wire basket with the Japanese glass fishing floats, that I bought at HomeGoods over the summer.  So I decided I wanted to incorporate  the Coastal part into my Autumn tablescape this year.  You can check out last years Autumn tablescape here.  Last years was much more casual and simple and just straight up Autumn.  I like changing it up.
I took out all of my melamine dinnerware that I bought a couple of years ago from Target.  I have used some of it in different tablescapes I have done, like our Christmas tablescape from 2011.  I used the blue plate as a charger, but for this tablescape I made the square plate into a diamond shape to change things up.
For the most part, I grabbed things from around the house that I already had.  The only news things are the mercury pumpkins and the pumpkins in the wire basket, I bought those a few weeks ago at HomeGoods of course.  😉

Here is a closer look at those mercury pumpkins.  I love them.  They were only $9.99 each.  Check out the mercury glasses I bought that are in the living room right now.

I wanted to show you the napkin rings that I made.  Just some thin wire and jewelry beads.  I love how they turned out.  They aren’t too big and bulky, so it’s easy to store them.  And I guess I could always take them apart down the road and make something else with them or change them up.

Have you Autumn-ized your table this year yet?  Did you go with orange, greens and neutrals?  Maybe some silver or gold is your thing?  What colors did you use?  I would love to hear and even see your tablescapes.  Leave a link in the comment area if you would like to share with all of us.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Have a great day everyone!!!  :)


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Fall Living Room Decor

I absolutely love the Fall season.  We were even married in the Fall…October.  Next month I will share our Fall wedding, even though we will be married for 6 years.  I can show you all of the DIY projects we did for our wedding to save money.  So stay tuned for that post around October 22nd.  Anyway, back to my Fall living room decor.  I have been itching to change over the house to my Fall colors.  I was sort of done with the Summer a few weeks ago.  Fall in New York starts on September 22nd this year, so I am just in time to have the house ready.  I will have a few more posts about the rest of the house and how I added Fall all around.  Let’s take a look around the living room.
I wanted to add in some subtle touches of Fall into our home.  I love adding in orange and green, plus some muted purple this year and I even left in a pop of turquoise to have some fun.  Seems to be a trend I just started to see on Pinterest this week.  Check it out here, here, here, here, here.

I started to really like Mercury Glass this year.  I had to have some and now I think I need more for Christmas.  tee hee!!!  Aren’t they gorgeous?

I found this cute pear at HomeGoods.  Well I actually bought two of them, but the other one is in the bedroom.  Stay tuned for that post.

So here is the breakdown of the new stuff I bought for this room.  I already had a lot of the littler stuff…the filler pieces, but I wanted to add more to my Fall decor.  It’s great to be able to buy stuff over time and not spend a ton of money all at once.  Plus your taste changes from year to year and the styles change as well.

Wood pumpkin – Kohl’s = $4.99
Pear – HomeGoods = $7.99
Mercury Glass Votives – Kohl’s = $4.99 each

Bean Bag Pear – HomeGoods = $12.99
Decorative Woven Balls – HomeGoods = $9.99 for bag
Small Orange Pumpkins – HomeGoods = $7.99 for bag
Purple Throw – Kohl’s = $19.99

I already had some of the decor from past years.  Plus I already had the pillows and the curtains.

Check out all of the burnt orange and teal on Pinterest.  Lots to pin.  :)
Here is some eye candy for the color combo.  Love it.




Do you like orange with teal?  Do you have the combo in your home?  I would love to hear all about it.  Leave a comment so we can all see what others have in their homes.

Check out these other Fall post from the past.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!  Have a great day!!!  :)



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Fall Into New Bedding

I needed some new Fall bedding because last year I bought a new king size duvet, which meant I needed to buy new king size duvet covers as well.

I’ve been looking for months for a duvet cover and I finally found one that I loved.  Since I love Bed Bath and Beyond so much for their coupons, it was great to use my 20% off coupons for this new purchase.  The duvet cover is sold separate from the shams, so I was able to use three 20% off coupons to buy all three pieces.  SCORE!!!

If you have been following me for awhile, you might notice something different about the room.  Can you see what changed?
{don’t mind the ugly lighting, I’ve learned to use my DSLR a lot better now with no lights}
Let’s see some before pictures.

Yup we moved the bed to the longer wall.  Our bedroom is only 13×11 feet.  When we were shopping for furniture for this room we thought this was the only way we would fit everything into the room and still have room to walk around the bed and be able to get past the dressers.  We don’t have a very large closet, so we needed two dressers.  Last weekend I woke up with this thought of finally just moving the bed to the longer wall and seeing if we had enough room or not.  We have hardwoods and all the furniture has felt on the legs, so we just had to “push” everything around the room.  And IT WORKED!!!  I’m so excited.  We actually had more room then we thought we would have and we both love the room in the new layout.

Here is the duvet cover online at Bed Bath and Beyond.  This was the look I fell in love with in the store.  They actually had a bed made up just like this.  I fell in love right away.

But I knew I wanted it for the Fall/Winter months, so I had to find some dark moody sheets to go with the new duvet cover.  I finally found a nice dark blue set of sheets.  They are gorgeous.

You might have also noticed that we had to move some of the stuff around that was on the walls.  A frame and our Aloha plaque had to be moved because the headboard was too high.  Now they live on this wall instead.

I actually love them on this wall so much better.  The frame has a Hawaiian marriage prayer that we received as a gift for our wedding.  The plaque we bought when we went to Hawaii for our honeymoon.  Our friend didn’t even know we were going to Hawaii for our honeymoon when we received the gift.  They go together so nicely, no?
Now we don’t have a problem with this mirror.  We were able to lower it and center it on this wall now and it’s a center piece all by itself.  We love it.  And I also don’t have to wonder now what else to do to this wall to balance out the window.  The picture frame ledges are centered on the new wall that the bed is on, so I don’t have to figure anything new out.  Lovin’ that!!!  :)
There are those dark blue sheets.  Love them!!!
I “adore” the design on this duvet cover.  The color is light beige with a darker gray/beige {greige}.  I’m lovin’ greige right now, so this was perfect.  I can also have this duvet cover on at any time of the year.  I really need some new pillows, but that will have to wait for a little while.

I know that this look might not be for everyone, because the bed isn’t lined up with the shelves.  But they are centered on the wall between the window and the right wall, so they stayed.  I wasn’t moving the shelves around and making new holes.  If I ever get knew shelves, they I will probably change the look around some, but for now, it works for us.

I love Fall.  All the dark muted colors makes everything feel so warm and cozy.  What colors do you use for the Fall season?  Have you charged over to Fall colors yet or are you still waiting for September 22, 2012 for the 1st official day of Fall?

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!  Have a great day!!!  :)



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It’s The Little Touches That Count

It’s the little touches of Fall that count in our home.  We do not go all out for Halloween, but one day we might once we have kids.  So for now I love to decorate just for the Fall season.  I love all the burnt orange & sage green colors that come with Fall.  So that is how I decorate our home.  You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to transform your home from season to season.

So here are the little touches that I changed in our home.  First the slate blue curtains come down.

And my burnt orange curtains went up.  Just making this change really changes the feel in our living room.  Makes the room feel more of a cozy feeling.  That makes me think of those cooler nights when you want to curl up on the couch and read a book while drinking tea, coffee or hot coco.  I love Fall.  As you can see all of the other colors in the room still go with the burnt orange because they are muted colors just like the burnt orange.
I added some faux pumpkins & gourds to the room as well.  I didn’t want everything to be orange or green, so I bought faux white pumpkins.  Then added in some orange and some decorate balls to break things up a little.
I do love pumpkins and candles, but these pumpkins are metal.  I love adding the flameless candles as well.  No worries and I don’t have to keep replacing them throughout the season.  I’ve had these candles for a few seasons now and I haven’t even changed the batteries yet.

In our Family Room, I have some faux white pumpkins, wicker pumpkins & seagrass pumpkins.  This room has a lot of white furniture, so I brought the burnt orange table runner in to make it feel more warm in the room.

I placed this bowl full of decorate balls & faux gourds on our Kitchen island.

I know this isn’t a Fall touch, but it is new to our Living Room.  I bought that book – aka: storage book, at HomeGoods recently.  I wanted something new to replace the books I had on the table.  Plus it fits a couple of remotes in it when I want to put them away.

I’ve been trying to bring in a few touches of plum to the Living Room and I found this cute little bowl in a nice dark plum color.  And the piece of driftwood was from our mini vacation out to Greenport, NY.  I found it on the beach.  I love combing the beach for things like this.
Here is a close up of the book.  I love the burlap look to it with the muted navy blue color.  Great neutral piece in the room.
Here is where I bought everything from.
Faux Pumpkins – Michael’s on sale
Other Faux Pumpkins – HomeGoods
Metal pumpkins – HomeGoods
Table Runner – HomeGoods
Decorative Balls – HomeGoods
Curtains – JCPenny
Purple Bowl – HomeGoods
Faux Book – HomeGoods

Can you tell that I love to shop at HomeGoods?  hahaha!!!  Who else loves to shop at HomeGoods?  What have you bought lately that you are lovin’?  Please leave a comment to share with everyone.

 Thanks for stopping by everyone!  Have a great day!  :)

Nothing A Little Material Can’t Fix

I have an ottoman/coffee table presently.  I don’t love it, but until I find a new one, this does the trick in our Living Room.  It is a tray on one side and then a cushion for the ottoman on the other side.
Anyway, I had this small problem when I put the Fall decor on it….it was too dark and you really couldn’t see the burnt orange & sage green votive holders that well.  So I went into the linen closet to see what I could find.  I found two options.  I had two table runners in the closet that would work or at least I hoped would work.

First I tried this natural Bamboo/Jute style table runner.  I love the texture of it, but it was just alittle to wide.  Darn!!!
You can see how it bubbles up here.  Nuts!!!
But luckily the other table runner worked.  It was a more solid material, but still light in color and it fit perfectly.  I just flipped the extra material under on each side and it fit just the way I wanted it.  Now I get to enjoy the beautiful colors more.

So there you have it, my quick fix to make my ottoman/coffee table lighter without having to paint it.  😉  Though I did think about painting it white, but I didn’t like that idea for this ottoman.
What little fixes have you done around your home like this?  You know those “oh how can I fix this problem without buying something new” kind of problem.  I would love to hear all about it.  Please leave a comment about your great idea, so you can share it with others.
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Fall Dining Room Tablescape

I love Fall.  The crisp air, the leaves changing & pumpkins.  Love all the sage greens & burnt orange colors of Fall.  Throw in some natural elements and even some white and I’m all set.
You can check out my tablescape from last Fall here.

Here is this years tablescape.  I changed it up a little from last year.  I didn’t want to use my Fall table cloth again this year, so I cleared the table and completely started with a clean slate.

I added a burlap table runner, pumpkins of different kinds, white vases with burnt orange flowers, a large acorn in the center & some other natural decor.

Then I decided to add some white plates with sage green napkins.  Now it’s ready for some guests.  😉

Here are some close-ups.

I love all the natural textures and pop of burnt orange against the neutral background….the table & table runner.

So that is how I layered my dining room table.  You can bring in whatever you want and love for your home.  Add some pops of color if you want, add some candles even.  Have fun with it.  Look around your home to add some unique pieces.

So what has everyone else been doing with their homes for the Fall season?  Do you decorate for the Fall only or do you only decorate for Halloween?  Let’s hear it everyone.  I love to hear what my Followers are doing in their homes, so please leave a comment.

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Tablescape Redesign

I love trying to come up with new tablescapes for my Dining Room table.  So I have decided to share a couple of different tablescapes with you.
This is what the table looked like in the Spring.  Simple & Elegant.

Then in the Summer.  Light & Airy.

Then the Fall.  Warm & Not just right.  It was missing something.  So I went back out shopping to find something else to add to the tablescape.

This is what I eneded up with.  Warm and Layered.  I added the table runner, and the two wired pumpkins and spaced everything out to take up more area on the table.  Lots of texture on this table now.

Table Ruuner – Target
Wire Pumpkins – Target
White Vases – Ikea
Wicker Pumpkin – Home Goods
Next up my Master Bedroom.

Fall Redesign – The Living Room

I love decorating for the Fall. It’s my favorite time of the year. It only took me about 30 minutes to transform from Summer decor to Fall decor…..and I didn’t spend any new money. I pretty much decorate with the same materials each year. I love Burnt Orange and Sage Green together or Burnt Orange and Light Slate Blue. I have a neutral Living Room already with light Beige on the walls, black leather couch and a pretty neutral area rug.

Before with Summer Decor
After with Fall Decor

I changed the Slate Blue curtains for Burnt Orange lined curtains first. Then I put the Slate Blue pillows away and brought out the Burnt Orange ones. (The blue pillows are actually red underneath and the blue is a pillow cover). Then I took my multi colored Slate Blue throw from our Master Bedroom and put it on the couch. I added white craft pumpkins, faux gourds and some burnt orange flowers (in place of the blue Hydrangeas that were there) and I was done with the switch from Summer to Fall.
I also bought new lamps and shades for the Living Room. The old ones were too dark for the room and didn’t give us good light (1st picture). Now these new crackled crystal bases and white drum shades give great light in the room and I love the new look to the room. (lamps and shades purchased at Target)

Money Saving Tips:
  • Great way to save money would be to buy pillow covers and just buy one set of the pillow insert. You can now have a “new” look for each season or each time you just want to refresh the room.
  • Switch pillows, decor, or throws from other rooms and get a different look in the other room.