Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Nontraditional colors for the fall mantel

Hey all! I'm back with a quick post to share our fall mantel. I haven't done any fall decorating in a long time so this was fun!

I went with a different look this year and I think it's my favorite yet. It was probably the easiest yet too. It's more moody than I've ever done, but that's mostly because of the rich, dark color I painted the fireplace wall earlier this year. 

I paired eucalyptus with some fall colors earlier this month and loved the combo, so I decided to carry that around the house this season. I love it! I started with the simple pumpkin patch wreath for our front door.

It took me all of ten minutes to throw all of this together...I started with a strand of eucalyptus I got from Target. (I'll include links at the bottom of the post!) It's the Magnolia line and it filled in our long mantel well. I wanted it to be full and pretty so I filled in with the faux IKEA stuff as well. 

I just kind of stuck it in where it needed some fullness and at the ends as well: 
Moody fall mantel with nontraditional colors

Are those tiny pumpkins not the cutest things you've ever seen? I found those at the Target dollar spot. They had blue, green, white and orange. I grabbed bunch and then on another trip grabbed a few more. I just placed them throughout the greenery. 

My brass candlesticks are a go-to any time of the year. I just love them! I found this set at an antique shop in Georgia when I had the opportunity to tour the HGTV Dream Home a couple years ago. They were an awesome find (the set came with ten) and they always remind me of that fun trip:
Untraditional fall mantel in blues and green

The thankful sign was from Michael's last year -- I'm not sure if they still carry it now. 

The mantel turned out so simple by oh-so-pretty. And it really makes a statement, even on our huge fireplace wall:
Simple fall mantel with eucalyptus and pumpkins

Simple and pretty fall mantel with greenery

I found the gather/wreath art at Hobby Lobby last week. I know, I know!! I said I was going to avoid things with words on them

But I just love it: 
Dark blue fireplace wall with built ins

I love that it works perfectly with the colors in here, and that it nearly matches the wall color. I don't want it to stand out too much. I'm not 100 percent sure it will stay there though -- we are leaving it for now. 

Next up, I need to get my fall pillows out and about. The past month has been crazy busy and I hate crazy busy. I like chill. This week is more chill than we've had for awhile so I'm going to finish up the fall touches around the house: 
Symmetrical sofa set up with fireplace

Just for fun, here's a look back at this room and the changes I've made! The before: 
Tall fireplace with gray tile

And how it looks now!
Symmetrical fireplace wall and family room with sofas

Do you decorate for fall? I didn't do much of anything last year since we moved in in October. I've had fun warming up the house -- now if only the temps would stay cool! 😂

Here's a list of projects/items in this room. (Some affiliate links included!):

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Two-toned furniture makeover for the bathroom

Slow but sure I'm making changes/adding items to our "new" rooms in this house that make it feel more and more like us. It's been SO much fun. :) I can't believe it's been nearly a year since we moved in!

I was thrilled last year when IKEA asked if I'd partner up with them to share some projects with you. I've always been a fan, even when I had to drive four hours round trip to get to the nearest store! I showed you our porch decorated for Christmas last year and today I'm excited to show you a pretty addition to our master bathroom. I just LOVE IT.

I gave you a tour of this room a few months ago and not much has changed. The wall to the left with the black shelves is the area I tackled recently: