Thrifty Fall Home Tour
It’s that time of year, folks. Time to start thinking about transitioning to the warm and cozy, the comfort and layers, and anything else that makes you go Ahhhh. For me that feeling starts within my home, its decor. This season I decided to decorate using both thrifted items along with brand new items. At Home Stores provide an opportunity to share my design inspiration and specifically my reason I love to create a “homey” atmosphere. Pour yourself a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy my Thrifty Fall Home Tour.
Welcome to my home. Watch your step as you walk past an upcycled old door and a reclaimed barn board bench. Each I found on different treasure hunting trips. With a little paint and accessorizing, the two blend well together.
As you enter, you will notice a blend of old and new decor mixed together. Ask anyone who knows me well. I have only one way of decorating, that is mixing the old with the new, the thrift store find with the new current trending item. If you love it, it will all flow together. Trust me. I do it all the time. As you look around, my foyer, great room and dining room, take note of how these items are combined to create my Thrifty Fall Home Tour.
Walking though the foyer, you will enter the family room. It’s a wide open space that is very much lived in on a daily basis. Throughout this decorating process, I mainly stayed within the neutral palate. However, during my At Home Shopping Spree, I came across a great rug with awesome color and print. I just had to have it.
Here is an up close look at the area rug I fell in love with. It’s vibrant, thick and polyester, allowing great wear in this high traffic room. The best part, it was on sale when I found it. It had to come home with me! Thanks At Home!
My favorite part of this room is the fireplace. It makes such a great focal point. This is a space I will change out often. Here, you can see how I mixed a thrifty found vintage window frame with some current decor. Because, I was attracted to the curves of the frame, I knew I could blend in easily with my fall decor. If you love it, it will work!
Again you can see I have mixed the old with the new. I love old doors and you can find them throughout my home.
Making the home more cozy, requires pillows, lots of pillows. At Home Stores have an abundance of choices. I chose a couple of cream colored ones to stay within the neutral pallet , but added a pop of yellow too. It’s fall after all.
Beyond the family room is the dining area. Actually, it’s one large space, but the sectional helps as a room divider. Because it flows into the other, I wanted to continue with the neutral pallet.
At Home Store had some wonderful fall home decor to choose from. The fall wreath and thankful pumpkin sign were perfect for the dining area. The vintage inspired candelabra was the perfect height to sit upon the table, and the white terrarium on the buffet made the green apples inside just pop. Those colors drawn from that great area rug.
Well there you have it, folks. I hope you enjoyed today’s Fall Thrifty Decorating Tour as much as I did. I had a blast being able to decorate on a budget by mixing thrifty treasures with my new At Home Finds from At Home Stores .
If you would like to continue on with more fall tours, please stop by the following blogs. They too will be sharing their reason to decorate for fall.
At Home With Zan Making Joy and Pretty Things An Alli Event
Restyle It Wright Intelligent Domestications The Road to Domestication
Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins saysOctober 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm
I love how you mixed old and new together. It makes your home feel comfortable and lived in. I loved the buffet in your dining room with the lamps and terrarium.
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thriftytonifty saysOctober 19, 2016 at 3:46 pm
Thank you so much,Shanni.
Mary-the boondocks blog saysOctober 10, 2016 at 6:03 pm
What a lovely home you have Mary. Everything fits together perfectly and it is all so warm and cozy. I love your rug with its vibrant colors. And as you say, if you love it, it will work.
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LizZ Holla saysOctober 7, 2016 at 10:48 pm
You are some serious goals! WOW!!!!! Your house looks A MAZING!
thriftytonifty saysOctober 9, 2016 at 7:52 pm
Thanks Liz. It was a fun project.
Julie Syl Pit Stop Crew saysOctober 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Totally love your reading nook, I love the rusty look and I love the Spaciousness your home has. Thanks for sharing with us at the Pit Stop!
thriftytonifty saysOctober 9, 2016 at 7:51 pm
Thanks for taking a look, Julie. Visit anytime
Paige Strand saysOctober 7, 2016 at 9:36 am
I really like the look of your family room, that looks nice and cozy 🙂 great job!
thriftytonifty saysOctober 8, 2016 at 9:07 pm
Thanks, Paige for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed the tour
Sarah saysOctober 3, 2016 at 9:46 pm
Thanks for the tour. Happy Fall!
thriftytonifty saysOctober 4, 2016 at 8:56 am
Glad you stop by, Sarah
Zan Turner saysOctober 3, 2016 at 8:34 pm
Wow, it all turned out so beautifully Mary. I have not seen a full your of your home like this. I love how you kept the neutral pallet throught with a pop of color drawn from that beautiful rug. And I love your decor style. Very nice!
thriftytonifty saysOctober 3, 2016 at 9:26 pm
Thanks Zan I truly had fun with this. Thanks for including me
Shirley Wood saysOctober 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm
Mary, you have such a talent for decor. I love your style too. Your entry is so fun with that old screen door, I want one! The mantle is my favorite in the den too and you found the perfect rug for the room!
Everything feels warm and welcoming.
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thriftytonifty saysOctober 4, 2016 at 8:55 am
Oh Shirley, your so sweet. Yes the mantle/ fireplace are a plus to add that element of coziness. Thanks for touring
Lora saysOctober 3, 2016 at 12:56 pm
That rug! What beautiful colors, such nice addition to your living room 🙂 I am also just in love with the chicken-wire door cabinet. I need one 🙂
thriftytonifty saysOctober 4, 2016 at 8:54 am
Thanks, Lora. That cabinet was a great find
Kristen from The Road to Domestication saysOctober 3, 2016 at 8:55 am
It all turned out so beautifully! I love that rug! And you are so right about the pillows – I don’t think their selection can be beat by anyone!
Kristen from The Road to Domestication recently posted…It’s Time for Fall…Inside our Home!
thriftytonifty saysOctober 3, 2016 at 9:30 pm
Thanks Kristin. I just fell in love with the rug. It was exactly what I was looking for
Sarah @ Making Joy and Pretty Things saysOctober 3, 2016 at 8:27 am
Such a lovely fall home tour! My favorite is your mantle! Your couch looks so comfy with all those cute pillows. And, i love how you use old doors to decorate your home, so fun!
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thriftytonifty saysOctober 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm
Thank you Sarah for taking the tour. The mantle is one of my favorites also
Colette @ Restyle it Wright saysOctober 3, 2016 at 7:51 am
Looks great! My favorite is definitely the rug. I love the color palette and how well it works with your home.
thriftytonifty saysOctober 3, 2016 at 9:32 pm
Colette, I’m loving the rug too. It feels awesome too. Thanks for stopping by
Alli Smith saysOctober 3, 2016 at 6:45 am
I love your new rug from At Home. The colors are gorgeous! Your home looks so inviting – from the entryway to the dining room to the great room – it looks like a wonderful place to hang out and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation. So pretty!
thriftytonifty saysOctober 4, 2016 at 9:02 am
Thank you Alli, this whole experience was so much fun!
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