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It’s time to decorate for fall

September 29, 2017

I have a table in my hallway, a coffee table, and a fireplace that I don’t use. I need to fancy it up with some fall decor! As someone who doesn’t decorate at all I find myself always going to the store..seeing all the pretty things and I just buy them. No type of order or color scheme…I just buy what I think is pretty and hope that when I get home I can put something together. When I get home….nothing is together and I just want to throw the entire house into the trash.

I have been studying pinterest, my favorite home decor blogs, and I have been watching HGTV religiously…I still can’t decorate. The other day I said to myself….I said self…..I will do this and I will coordinate my house and I will be happy with the results. When it comes to home decor I don’t like to spend a lot of money especially since I change out my decor for various seasons. I change out for Fall, Christmas, and Spring. The rest of the months I use things that remind me of my hometown to decorate my home. I went to Homegoods a few days ago and after wandering around like a lost puppy for a while I picked up a few things.

Now this last picture I loved that gold bowl. I passed it by about 3 times before I decided you know what I better get it. The bad thing about Homegoods or any store like it is that if you see it and you like it….buy it. Don’t wait around because it will be gone in the blink of an eye.

I bought a candle holder, a throw cover that matched my couch, the gold bowl, and some pillows. I went to Pier One to get a few more items like some fall flowers and a pumpkin….because your fall decor is not complete without a pumpkin.

Here is my thought process. I need to start with the first thing people see when they walk into my home. It’s the table in the front room. We call that the daddy room with a lot of things that represent my late husband in that room. I use this room for homework and to sit and do work when I need some light. I thought I would go brown and cream with a nice vase. I bought these from Pier One

This for me is the focal point of my table for Fall. Next I want to do something with the hallway table. People pass that by as they come into the den

The box of stuff will go perfectly in my gold bowl and the flowers will look nice on the table. Of course I can’t do real flowers because I tend to kill them within 48 hours. Fake flowers for every season is my thing!

Ok so let’s do my fireplace. My fireplace is gas and y’all….I won’t be lighting that up without a man. I might have to rent me a husband to set it up for the holidays but until then I need to decorate in front of it. A lot of people told me to get candles but I can’t find enough so for now I am going to just put a few things in front of the fireplace until I collect enough candles.

Now let’s talk my coffee table…this has been the hardest thing for me to decorate since I utilize it so much for my cups, the kids leave papers on it, and I use it to house my remote control. Right now I just changed out the candles until I can decide how to bring everything together.

My kitchen table has the pumpkin….and that’s about it for now. (it’s on my counter now. I had it by the TV at first but moved it)

So how did I do? I have a long way to go but I think what I did was good for a non decorator like me. All in all I spent about $150 for everything including my wreath on my front door. I like to bargain shop and I stick to a budget. My kids love the throw cover on the couch out of all the stuff…..smh

Again I am not a decorator so I rely on other bloggers to inspire me to decorate here are a few that I follow

I got the vase idea from Mimi over at Unlikely Martha

The pumpkin idea came from this Fall House tour!

The fake flower idea came from this beautiful breakfast nook

I’m still working on my outside….right now I have just the wreath but I plan on getting more stuff.

Have you decorated for the fall? Where do you shop for fall items?




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    Alli Smith
    September 29, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I could spend all day long at Home Goods. When I have the time, I like to go up and down every single aisle to make sure I don’t miss anything. I always get tons of decorating ideas when I’m shopping at Home Goods.

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    Amber Myers
    September 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    This is such pretty decor! Home Goods has the best stuff. I’ll have to make a trip there soon!

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    Sarah Bailey
    September 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    There so many lovely items of home decor coming out at the moment, it looks like you have some really lovely things to place around your home ready to go.

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    Liz @ Yes/No Detroit
    September 29, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Some cute ideas here – love those pumpkins. I don’t usually decorate for the fall season but sometimes I do for Halloween.

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    September 29, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Decorating for fall is my favorite thing to do. Both inside and out. Love all the colors and pieces you have shown.

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    Tomi C
    September 29, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    A friend and I were laughing at the bumpy gourds I bought for our den. Any other time of the year, we would so not buy those ugly gourds but it never fails, as soon as Summer temps drop and Fall arrives, it’s all about finding the bumpiest, ugliest gourds we can for our Fall decor.

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    September 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    These decorations are beautiful! I love seeing people get ready to change their homes for the seasons. I just need to get mine together in general…

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    Lynn Woods
    September 29, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    I love your pillows! I just decorated my home for Fall last week. Now I just need the outside to catch up with the inside. It was 90 yesterday.

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    Sapphire Kharyzma
    September 29, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    What beautiful decorating ideas. You just inspired me. I have to stop procrastinating and get my fall decorating done!

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    September 29, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    I don’t do much in the way of interior decorating for one season or holiday. I too would also say the throw cover on the back of the couch would be my favorite.

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    September 30, 2017 at 12:07 am

    I need to dig out my fall decor and buy a few new pieces to liven it up. I love that plaid couch throw.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    September 30, 2017 at 12:47 am

    I love to decorate for fall, but hardly ever get to. I pull out the boxes, and my 12 year old daughter takes over! Lol. Luckily she decorates pretty well. This post got me super excited because I’ve never been in a Home Goods, and we are finally getting one!!

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    September 30, 2017 at 4:11 am

    I just decorated my home for fall and it is so cozy and comfy! I love all of the warm colors here. That blanket is so cute, I like the pattern.

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    September 30, 2017 at 9:18 am

    These pictures are so pretty! Not to mention the decorations you put up on the house! I envy you! I wish I could have the time to shop!

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    Cesar Diaz
    September 30, 2017 at 10:57 am

    These are all lovely ideas to decorate for fall. Really nice warm colors and great textures.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    September 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I love your fall decorations. Fall is one of my favorite seasons because I love the coziness of this time of year. I love how elegant and simple your decor is!

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    September 30, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    You did a great job. The colors came together so nice. I need to get my decorating life in order.

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    September 30, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    How did you leave Homegoods without taking many carts of items with you? I would have to have so many things you featured in this post! I love filling hurricane light holders with seasonal items to make my home feel cozier. The faux flowers would add such a punch of colour to any room. Finally, the throw pillows would be a perfect touch to my couch in my living room!

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    Jaime Nicole
    September 30, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    I am SO excited to decorate for fall. Fall is my favorite time of year in Western NY and I LOVE decorating for fall/Halloween. Definitely going to have to check out Homegoods!

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    October 1, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I’m so ready for fall and fall decor and this really has me in the mood.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    October 1, 2017 at 1:45 am

    I really need some pumpkins for Fall. I haven’t done any decorating yet, I only have a wreath in the front door.

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    October 1, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    I LOVE decorating for Fall the colors are always so beautiful!! We haven’t decorated but hopefully, I will do it SOON!

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    Allison Jone
    October 2, 2017 at 2:12 am

    I love Pier One! These fall decor ideas are awesome. My fall decor is a scented candle and a pumpkin plug-in – I’m seriously slacking and need to do better LOL.


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    October 2, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Homegoods is my favorite. I love to visit there at least once a week because there is always new stuff. Pier One is good, too but Homegoods would have to be my all time favorite!

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    October 2, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Beautiful I love fall decor there is something special about the colors, look, and feel that attract me. Fall is my favorite season.

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    October 2, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I am not going to lie I am dreading fall a little because I hate cold weather. I do like the netural tones fall brings and it can be a chicness that it brings to home decor!

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    Mimi Green
    October 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I suck at changing my decor for seasons. I love the way it looks but I’m not amazing at home decor honestly. I do want to step my game up.

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    October 3, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Those decorations are SO classy, I love them! Fall is the best time to decorate….

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    K. Elizabeth
    October 3, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I love Home Goods. They always have the best decor items. This year we’re decoring the outside of our house for fall and then decorating the inside for Christmas since we put our Christmas decorations up earlier than most. I do need to work on my coffee table styling because I suck at styling those so that it’s functional but still pretty.

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    Tanay Michele
    October 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I love HomeGoods and I don’t even decorate my house that much! My son gets into everything lol. You’re decorations are beautiful! Love it.

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    October 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I loved viewing all your gorgeous photos. Although I eat, sleep and dream all things decor and interiors, I am not a seasonal decorator. Still there are some great deals to be had there especially at HomeGoods.

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    October 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I love that white vase centerpiece, it’s beautiful! I could seriously live in a home decor store or in the home decor section at Target lol!! I love looking at all the possibilities and gorgeous displays. I’m in love with metallics, champagne color and plush textures right now.

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    Jo Jo
    October 4, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Wow, beautiful decorations! Reminds me of my Mom, she use to love decorating as such. The vase is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    October 4, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    You ain’t NEVA lied about Homegoods! You see it, you get it, otherwise you’ll miss it. I feel a Homegoods shopping trip in my spirit right now! Everything came together wonderfully!

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    October 6, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Home goods is always the best place to go. This year, I am incorporating Target and the fabric store. I will be sewing some of my creations. I love the fall but I’m slowly turning into a Christmas bunny.

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