September 22, 2016

Fall Home Tour 2016 - Family Room

Welcome to our family room, always my favorite spot to add some touches for fall. This year, especially, we are nesting at home as my husband recuperates from surgery (it went well thank goodness!). There is nothing like a health scare to force you to slow down and count your blessings. That is definitely what we are doing this fall.
Fall family room with stone fireplace and warm fall colors -

I started out by re-arranging the furniture just a bit. This room feels cozier (and a bit smaller) with the sofa facing the fireplace and cozy is exactly what I was going for this autumn.
Fall family room with branches of changing leaves as decor -
Fall family room with planked wall -
Stone fireplace in family room with fall decor and lanterns -
The stone fireplace is always the star of the show at this time of year. I added a few pumpkins, books and dried hydrangeas to the mantel. The wooden lanterns on the raised hearth are a new addition this year from
Colorful pumpkins, hydrangeas and books as fall mantel decor -
The faux orange pumpkin was a HomeGoods find this year and the smaller white and blue pumpkins are from Wal-Mart (and at just under $3/pumpkin they are a great value! I found them in a bin by the produce department). Both the hay wreath and "count your blessings" sign are HomeGoods finds from years past, but I have seen similar items there this year.
Fall mantel ideas with pumpkins and straw wreath -
Sitting by the fire with a book or magazine is my idea of the perfect way to relax on those first chilly evenings.
Plaid chair in front of fire with stone fireplace and fall decor -
I hung the pallet sign I DIY-ed a few years back on the planked gallery wall and added a few fall scene paint by numbers.
Planked Gallery Wall with DIY pallet sign and paint by numbers with fall decor
Planked Gallery Wall with DIY pallet sign and paint by numbers with fall decor
Basket with plaid blanket, pumpkins and old books as fall decor
DIY ladder with plaid blankets and quilts and gallery wall -
White slipcovered sofa with fall throw pillows, Pottery Barn throw pillows -
Trunk style coffee table and numbered stairs with plaid in fall decor -
I love the warmth the Pottery Barn console table behind the sofa brings to the room. I have been stalking the large Beachcomber baskets at PB for years but could never bring myself to spend the money (they are $$). I was so excited to find a very similar basket at HomeGoods recently for a fraction of the cost.
Pottery Barn console table with fall decor- velvet pumpkins and basket similar to Pottery Barn Beachcomber basket
Fall decor in family room with white slipcovered sofa and plaid throw pillows -
Fall mantel ideas with stone fireplace -
DIY planked wall with shelf and hooks in family room with plaid scarf as fall decor -
We have grown accustomed to using this round table in the family room. Board games, quick meals, homework and art projects are just a few of the things that happen here. 
Lantern style light fixture from World Market with striped drapes in family room -
Coffee Table Styling idea with basket, book and dried hydrangeas -
Fall fireplace mantel idea -
golden retriever puppy on Ikea rug in family room -
Down here, I enjoy keeping this room more traditional and full of the warm colors of fall. Upstairs, things are a lot lighter and brighter with a few pops of fall color. I hope you'll stop by next week when I continue this tour in our kitchen.
Warm and cozy family room with lots of ideas for fall decor.


  1. Wour home looks so pretty with the Fall colors. Looks so " homey " I really like the mantel. More pictures of those two pretty Goldens please. 🐕🐕

  2. Oh my goodness!!!! ..... So gorgeous.. and inviting!!!

  3. Just beautiful Courtney. Cozy and welcoming. When the weather changes to cooler temps is going to be a great place to cozy up in. Just a beautiful and pretty fall room. You knocked it out on this one.

  4. Oh wow, I love everything dear sweet friend!

  5. Oh wow, I love everything dear sweet friend!

  6. This room is just the kind of room I'd like to snuggle down in to. That fireplace is gorgeous - the stone is beautiful with the wooden mantel, especially the arch. Just overall wonderful, so cozy! And if I had a Dak to lay on the rug next to my chair . . . well, that would just be the icing on the cake :)

  7. Your family room is so cozy I can definitely see why you love to relax here! There are so many cute decorating ideas and that's what I love about home tours. How you arrange things, your little vignettes...well, you have a great talent, Courtney!

    Happy Fall!


  8. I simply adore your home. I get warm and cozy feelings just looking at your beautiful pictures.

  9. So lovely. Wish I could drop by for a cup of coffee!

  10. Such a pretty home! We must have similar tastes as I love pretty much everything!

  11. I'm inspired that you use dark colors in your decorating with dogs! I have five (1 a golden) and I have hair EVERYWHERE!! How do you handle keeping it off the pillows, etc.?

    1. There IS hair everywhere and I am forever vacuuming! I use a lint roller to get the hair off the pillows quite frequently.

  12. Hi, love your site. You are so talented! Can I ask where you got that "librairie" sign? It is so cute. I am a librarian, so ... would love to have one if you could share where you bought it. Thanks

  13. I love your fall decor! It is all so cozy and inviting. I feel like I could just curl up with a book in front of your fireplace.

  14. What a perfectly wonderful space...and a cozy spot for your husband to recuperate! Glad he is doing well!

  15. What a perfectly wonderful space...and a cozy spot for your husband to recuperate! Glad he is doing well!

  16. Love it! You always do such a spectacular job! It's always exciting to see what you change and freshen up. Happy Fall, y'all! 😊😊

  17. I MUST have info for the fabulous plaid please?