Fall Home Tour

Fall Decor and Entertaining

It is very exciting to participate with all these wonderful bloggers in five days of fall home tours. If this is the first time you have visited my blog, thank you for stopping by.   Hopefully, you already have a coffee beside you and have enjoyed touring Semi Gloss Design, Keys to Inspiration and  Reinvented Collection.

The Kick off to Decorator’s Season

Its Decorators season, it lasts from September through January when us decor lovers get to decorate for Fall, Halloween,  lovely glittery Christmas and a little bit for Winter in all too rapid succession.   Fall is the big kickoff,  its tiring, exciting and if you’re not cautious ridiculously expensive.    For those of us who love decor it is also ridiculously fun.

This year I chose to use my older traditional fall decor and liven it up with some teal accessories.   My beloved neutral decor has only snuck out for a  couple of posts.


Front entrance decorated for fall in teal and orange. Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating,


Besides storage using older decor does have some advantages.  It’s more unique as its no longer available for purchase, it may have a memory attached to it (ask my teddy bear collection), it’s quite likely you have more of it to choose from and its free. In the above picture, the teal runner and the Welcome Home sign are both DIY projects the rest of the decor is from my stash.

Large fall floral centerpiece for the front entrance. Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, DIY fall decorating,

The Kitchen with Eating Area

Our kitchen has an island with a corner that juts out.  I keep a cookie jar there of one type or another as a greeter.  This time of year my family knows exactly where to find their ginger cookies.

I adore this silly rooster, is it just me or does he appear to be giving you the evil eye?

Fall cookie jar, in traditional fall colours as part of a Fall Home Tour. fall decor ideas, DIY fall decorating,

My favourite kitchen decor is shiny clear countertops, but in June I saw this adorable squirrel in Home Sense.  For fall I  added a tiny coffee station that I bought on a trip to the USA and the red apple to create a vignette.

Simple fall coffee bar vignette as part of a Fall Home Tour. fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating

We only have one table in our home,  it sits in a small alcove next to the kitchen.  Its a very busy area so I need the decor to be easily movable.  This DIY centrepiece lights up for the evenings. The new battery operated mini lights are so useful and I really enjoy how they come in fall colours and shapes.

Kitchen table with fall decor, a fall centerpiece and a pumpkin pie recipe book. Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, DIY fall decorating,

The battery pack is snuggled into the florals so that it doesn’t show in the glass bowl.

lA kitchen decorated for fall. Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating,

There are orange and teal tea towels hanging from the stove and dishwasher and the teal cafe curtains are an easy inexpensive DIY project for fall.

The Main Floor Family Room

Whereas the decor in our kitchen is simple, the adjoining family room has a little more fall decor as this room isn’t nearly as active.

Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating

Instead of adding teal in very specific fall decor items I was able to incorporate the colour in other ways.

Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating, fall home tour 2017



Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating, fall home tour 2017

Cushions are my weakness, but all of these cushions are DIY projects except for the one elaborate orange cushion that is four or five years old.   Every year I  sew a few new cushion covers,  this year I made the appliqued chicken cushion and this teal lacey cushion.

Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating,


Texture is very important for fall decor as is warmth.  We live in northern Canada so throws are a necessity as we had frost already.    My throw collection is extensive and we have them nearby from September until June.  Hard to believe but some areas of our city received a dusting of snow already.

Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating, fall home tour 2017

This glass pumpkin arrangement lights up for the evening.  The apothecary jar has theme coloured candy.    The little ceramic rooster you see in the background is one of my favourites and he is several years old.  He may not be glamorous but he is a plucky little guy.

Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating

Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating, fall home tour 2017

This squirrel is my one new purchase for fall.    He is neutral but with the leaves, I fit him into the theme.  Of course, the little apothecary jar is full of nuts if you want one.

The upstairs living room has some fabric pumpkins and apothecary jars.   The guest bathroom has a leaf coloured shower curtain and of course, all the bathrooms have teal, orange and dark red towels and facecloths.

The bedrooms get heavier bedding added and some throws, but otherwise I don’t decorate them specifically for fall.
This is the first year I have tried illuminated decor for the long fall evenings.  The lights make the lengthening evenings much more enjoyable.

Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating

This concludes my tour, again thank you for stopping by.  The Rosemary and Thyme blog is the next new post in today’s fall home tours.  Enjoy.


Fall Home Tour, fall decor ideas, diy fall decorating


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The Whimsy One || Polka Dot Poplars || A Home to Grow Old In || Virginia Sweet Pea || Lincluden Cottage Life


Semigloss Design || Keys to Inspiration || Reinvented Collection|| Of Fairies and Fauna || Rosemary and Thyme


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Front entrance decorated for fall in fall colours and teal.

43 thoughts on “Fall Home Tour

  1. Your home looks so pretty decorated for fall. I love the idea of adding lights to floral arrangements. I’ll bet that yours look so cozy when the lights come on at night. I love your squirrel that holds a sign. I try not to buy too many new things each season but I really would like one of these. Can you please share a source?

    1. Thank you Cindy. My hubs loves all thing blue, whereas I love neutrals. This year I used my traditional decor and added the teal in the hopes he would like it.

  2. Your home looks splendid decorated for the Fall. I really love your Fall mantle and the lights for the evenings. I am sure you spend many hours of your time there – at least I would!! Thank you for joining the home tours!

    1. Thank you, I spend my evenings usually on the laptop writing something or other. The lights are a nice addition to the longer fall evenings.

    1. Thank you, we purchased this home for the amount of natural light it has. The teal was much darker than my usual more neutral decor so I especially appreciate your comment.

  3. It’s beautiful, Leanna, love those pops of teal! That squirrel is just darling and I have to know where you found it? Love all the textures in your pillows and pumpkins. Swooning over the light fixture in your living room too. Your new granite counters look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

    1. Thank you Wanda. The little squirrel with the coffee was one of those decor items that just spoke to me. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

    1. Hi Jeannee – Before Costco existed and I was growing up, there were always big case lot sales every fall. Everyone use to go and buy all this food for winter like it would disappear or something lol. We use to say were like squirrels so I am happy I found these little guys for this fall.

    1. Blush about the bears, they are all named and adored and hoarded lol. I am glad you like the addition of the teal it modernizes the traditional fall colours I think. Thank you for the kind comments Michelle, glad you stopped by.

    1. Thank you Denise. I enjoy decorating our hoe for the different seasons and coming up with new ways to use what we have on hand. I am glad you like the colours I chose.

  4. What a beautiful home decor! I love the teal accents against the orange, it really pops. I also love that you’ve kept some of your older decor. That ‘Welcome to our Home’ size is a beauty, I need something like that in an area in our home.


    1. Hi Carrie. The Welcome to my home sign is a DIY project I have yet to post on the blog, the only way I could have one the size I like it to make it myself. I am glad you like it.

  5. Your home looks beautiful , Leanna! I love the teal color you used, it’s simply gorgeous! The idea of lights in the bowl is so pretty! And I would love to see your teddy bear collection!

    1. Once upon a time I had about 30 or so teddy bears. I have slowly adopted them out to children over the years. I currently have about a dozen or so mostly Gund bears that I treasure. Thank you for commenting.

  6. Leanna, Your pops of blue totally speak to me and I love all the handmade touches! You have such a gift for home decorating! I wish we lived closer as I know we would have so much fun shopping and brainstorming!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful fall home!

    1. Oh Michelle we would have so much fun together. I would love to be invited to one of those themed tablescapes you do. Someday we will meet at a blog conference, we need to plan that as I am a total fan.

    1. Hi Jenny. It was difficult to find teal accessories, but sewing my own turned out to work and stretched the budget as well. The squirrel was one of two items I purchased, I just could not leave him at the store.

    1. Thank you Lauren. I was hoping that the teal decor would make my traditional decor a bit more modern and vibrant. I appreciate the comment.

    1. Thank you very much Shirley. The last couple of years I did neutral colours for fall but this year I chose to do the traditional colours again. I am happy to hear you liked it.

  7. Leanna your home is warm and inviting and full of beautiful color. Your unexpected choice of the teal really adds lots of punch to the rooms. And of course it looks so pretty next to the grey and orange. I have to agree with you about the rooster, that is definitely an evil eye!

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