Changing Up My Fall Decor

Are you a seasonal decorator? I am some what, but not full on for all seasons. I suspect once grandchildren come into play (ha, see what I did) I’ll get a little more elaborate with decorating for all the holidays. In years past I’ve been a traditional fall hues kinda girl, but not this year. This year I’m changing up my fall decor. I decided to go with a more neutral pallet for the most part with a few pops of orange here and there. Somehow I feel like the whites and blues are a little more sophisticated. What say you?

On the mantel I have this cute wooden pumpkin garland that came from the Target Dollar Spot for $3. I think it’s just darling. Across the top I have some greenery with blue, blue/green and white pumpkins. The two larger pumpkins on the hearth are Funkins I got on clearance last year after Halloween.

Here’s the deal. Not a single one of these pumpkins came in these colors, including the Funkins above. I painted them all. The two larger ones on the end are paper mache, and the smaller ones are a resin type material that were originally orange. I found those at Hobby Lobby. I used Annie Sloan Chalk paint in Old White and Duck Egg Blue, then threw in a few with Chateau Gray (which really comes off slightly green) You know from previous posts (here, here and here) that I am a huge fan of Annie Sloan chalk paint.

I waxed them with white wax to get the finish I wanted.

The “Hello Fall” sign is another DIY. It was a wooden sign I picked up on clearance somewhere, painted stain on it, used my Silhouette machine to cut the vinyl hello fall, put it on the block and then used [what else], Annie Sloan paints to paint over it. Then I just pulled off the vinyl and was left with the stain showing through.

Since I’m an October baby, friends would frequently gift me seasonal items as birthday gifts. My sweet friend Tracy gave me this pumpkin over 10 years ago, and every year when I bring it out, I think of her. #lovethat

This was another birthday gift from a dear friend. It’s one of the few orange pieces I pulled out this year, but I love it and the memories it conjures up.

I ordered this pumpkin pillow early on from TJMaxx and adore it. I really love the way the blues and greens are so fresh looking.

An orange pumpkin that looks like it’s been white washed is in the foyer. This pumpkin and a green one are from Hobby Lobby last year, but I did spy them there again this year.

I have a very fall feel wreath that yet again is a DIY from several years ago on the front door.

I’ve been wanting to buy some of the “fantasy” pumpkins for several years and finally did it this year. These came from Trader Joe’s and I love the shapes and colors. In years past, sometimes I’ll paint them after Thanksgiving to look like ornaments or a snowman. I just hate to throw them away when they’re still good. #niftythrifty

I bought the buffalo plaid rug and a sisal rug for the porch, but the sizes were off, so I returned them. Womp-womp.

The other touches I did are my tiered trays that I already shared with you here, in case you missed that post.

So there you go. That’s how I’m changing up my fall decor this year. Are you team traditional or team neutral?


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  1. Kellyann
    October 14, 2019 / 4:08 am

    I love your sophisticated fall decor! I have a beautiful pillow and table runner from TJMaxx last year and the colors are so pretty – blush, cream, etc. I just love that they’re not the standard orange and black!

    • October 14, 2019 / 5:56 am

      We’re grown up decorating now. LOL Happy Monday friend!!

  2. Living on Cloud Nine
    October 14, 2019 / 4:44 am

    LOVE IT. You know I’m all about a neutral Fall look so I adore what you did this year. I do love orange too so was happy to take it back outside this year. You find the CUTEST pieces.

    • October 14, 2019 / 5:56 am

      Well thanks friend! I’m hoping it won’t drive me crazy as quickly…since most of it will be up until it’s replaced with Christmas. WHAT?!

  3. October 14, 2019 / 4:44 am

    Your neutral decor is so pretty! Love that pillow and your blue and white pumpkins!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • October 14, 2019 / 5:56 am

      Thank you, Jill! I’m hoping I won’t get tired of it the way I do the oranges. LOL

  4. Heather Bramlett
    October 14, 2019 / 4:44 am

    Love all your Fall pieces! Your mantle is beautiful!

  5. October 14, 2019 / 5:56 am

    Oh bloomin’ heck! I thought I was doing well throwing a few pumpkins in a bowl. I am going to have to up my game! In fact, grandson did say during our weekend sleepover “Granny you need to decorate the house” . WHAT?! I thought I already HAD!!! But thanks to your fab neutral inspo I’m going to look at my house with new eyes and get pumpkining for real!
    Hugs. Mary x.
    thepoutingpensioner.blogspot. com

    • October 14, 2019 / 5:56 am

      Oh Mary, you always make me smile!!! You gotta’ go big with the grands around. Happy week friend!

  6. October 14, 2019 / 9:32 am

    Wow so impressed! You are definately more crafty than I am ! I love the colors of your pumpkins and I would love to do something with my mantel. Your is fabulous! I love the pillow too! Just something to get you in the spirit!
    Happy Monday!
    jess xx

    • October 25, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks Jess. I’ve always enjoyed crafting. I’m loving these lighter more neutral colors. XO

  7. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    October 14, 2019 / 10:16 am

    Beautiful home, Lisa! I am more into neutrals right now, but that can always change! I love that garland on your fireplace. I really like that sign you made with your Silhouette machine, too. I need to dust off my Silhouette machine. I used to use it all.the.time and now it has probably been a year since I’ve used it!


    • October 25, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      Thank you Carrie!!! I was the same way with my Silhouette. I used it non stop for a while and now I rarely pull it out. XO

  8. October 14, 2019 / 6:02 pm

    Look at you! Painted pumpkins and all! Love your nice neutral palette for fall!

    • October 25, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks girlie!!! I am truly enjoying it and not dying to take it all down like I typically am by now. XO

  9. October 14, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    I love your decor! The green and white palette is really sophisticated for fall and looks lovely! How do you wax things? I had no idea you were so crafty! I can’t wait until I have more time to craft!

    • October 25, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks Laura!!! The Annie Sloan line of paints also has a wax. You brush on and then wipe off the excess. I’ve always been a crafter, but seems like I started blogging I have less craft time. LOL. XO

  10. October 14, 2019 / 10:21 pm

    I have never been a seasonal decorator….too many other things to do. But now that I’m retired, I can see why and how it’s SO fun. Especially with a non traditional color palette.

    • October 25, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      That surprises me, Jodie. I would have figured you would be all about it. Time to wade in? XO

  11. October 15, 2019 / 3:34 am

    You knocked it out of the park with the fall decor this year. Every year, my decor gets more neutral and minimal. I think when I had little kids, I wanted every brightly colored jackolantern I could find. Now not so much. Yes, it will all come out again when grandchildren enter the picture. Sooner for you than me…ha, ha! Have a terrific Tuesday!

    • October 25, 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks Tanya!!! I guess everything comes full circle. LOL Happy weekend!!! XO (Thanks so much for the birthday card. You are such a sweetheart!!!)

  12. leaculp
    October 15, 2019 / 6:48 pm

    Love the colors of the pumpkins, make such a lovely look. Looks like you are ready for fall and we are FINALLY getting just a taste of it here.

    • October 25, 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Hi Lea! Thanks friend. I am really enjoying the neutrals this year. Not getting tired of them as fast. XOXO

  13. October 17, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    Don’t you love the blue pumpkins? We actually saw them growing at our local pumpkin patch. So unique.

    • October 25, 2019 / 9:34 pm

      YES, they are so pretty. How fun to see them at the patch. XO

  14. October 20, 2019 / 11:41 am

    Wow, you’re so good with the crafting, Lisa! I just pick up things from Target’s Dollar spot and call it a day, haha! Your place looks great!

    • October 25, 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks Jess! I do love a good makeover?Dollar Spot is awesome too!!!

    • October 25, 2019 / 9:34 pm

      Me too!! Thank you. I’m glad I grabbed it early on.

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