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How to Add a Few Simple Fall Touches to Your Home

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I don’t go all out and fall-ify my house to the 9’s, but I do like to add a few simple touches. Every house needs a little fall-ification, right?! But it CAN be done quickly, simply & on the cheap. With the exception of my fall entryway with the addition of a large DIY Fall word art piece, I try to use what I already have! I’ll break it down and show you 2 spots in our house where fall is taking on more of a supporting role 😉 Today I’ll be sharing how to add a few simple Fall touches to your home!

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LIVING ROOM

easy fall vignette - simply fall decor - this is our BlissThis little fall vignette was created on the end table next to the couch in our formal living room. I started with 3 dollar tree pumpkins…
dollar tree pumpkins - This is our BlissI added them to a stack of books…
easy fall vignette - simply fall decor - this is our Bliss…and then filled a thrifted vase (which ironically resembles a white pumpkin!) with a small bouquet of fall-colored flowers.
easy fall vignette - simply fall decor 1 - this is our BlissThat’s it. I had the vase, bought the pumpkins (which I was going to makeover with gold spray paint or craft them up in some way, but sometimes its nice to leave things as is – I didn’t want to add another project… no, not even a 3 minute project + I have plenty of gold around here ha!)
easy fall vignette - simply fall decor - fall flowers - end table styling - fall flowers - this is our Bliss…and the flowers I picked up while at the grocery store one day. A touch of fall amidst my normal, everyday décor.
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MANTEL

Although I did just style a fall mantel at my parent’s house last week in Arizona, but around here, I don’t really have one. At least one that’s not decked out. I did add a few leaf stems (Pier One) to a mercury glass vase (HomeGoods) I have had for a year or so & plopped a few pumpkins next to it. The metallic ones were from the $1 spot at Target last year and the chevron glitter one, I picked up from Hobby Lobby (50%) a few weeks ago. I used what I had except for spending a few dollars on a fun, glitzy little pump!

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TABLE

Even your floral centerpieces can easily transition from Summer to Fall with the addition of a few feathers! Look how simple and gorgeous this vase of flowers looks with a few feathers poking out from the top. You can find them at your local craft store or even Dollar Tree!

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Copper is a very warm and rich metal so by adding a few copper accent pieces to your home, it will quickly create that cozy Fall vibe! Try incorporating copper moscow mule mugs into your space!!

And if you are still over-thinking your fall decor, here is my list for ways to add SIMPLE FALL TOUCHES & not break the bank while doing it:

  • Toss a fall pillow to the couch (plaid, fall colors, pumpkin, typography, etc.)
  • Add a throw blanket to a chair (plaid, fall colors, wool, etc.)
  • Scatter mini pumpkins in various places (pick up a few at your local grocery store – white ones are super neutral & orange pumpkins give you that fall “punch” or pop of color)
  • Fill a bowl with pumpkins & gourds
  • Fill a vase with acorns
  • Light a pumpkin scented candle
  • Hang an autumn wreath on your front door
  • Fill a large vase with fall-colored flowers as a centerpiece on your table (or split the bouquet up and make 3 smaller arrangements & put in 3 different rooms)
  • Add a pot of mums to your front porch
  • Hang a fall dish towel on the outside of your oven door
  • Toss a few feathers into your centerpiece
  • Use warm. rich metallics like copper and brass

What simple fall touches do you add to your home around this time of year?
10 ways to add a fall touch to your home This is our Bliss
If you follow me on instagram, then you saw I was away on vacation for the past 9 days. After a lovely trip away with family, I came to the realization I have a bit too many things going on right now around the house and in life in general. Obviously, when life gets busy, that busyness can quickly turn into feelings of stress & anxiety. And no, I don’t want that to happen! So, now that I’m back, I’ve decided my #1 goal is to finish up all of the UNfinished projects I have in the works and start making some big CHECKS on my to-do lists. I’ll be the first to admit, I oftentimes take on too much. Like start 10 new projects while 25 are barely halfway complete. I want to be able to blog about projects I am naturally working on and not feel like I have to create something brand new each and every post. I want to be able to share with you the real things going on over here and also, get back to all of the posts where I have maybe left you hanging…

Did she ever finish that?

What does it look like now?

Whatever happened to this idea?

That sort of thing. I want to simplify a bit and make use of ideas, supplies & décor pieces I already HAVE, without bringing more into the house (or my mind, if I can help that!)

So, I am unfortunately not going to be taking part in the Fall One Room Challenge. I mentioned last week, I was going to make a game-time decision and that decision was a no. It was going to be too much for me to take on right now. I am however, going to be cheering from the sidelines because they are some AMAZING rooms being transformed right now and I can’t wait to see the reveals in week #6. Eek!

So please hang with me. My goal is still to keep this little blog machine running, but circling back to finish up where I left off is going to be my focus for the next few weeks. Please come back and see where things are headed!

Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

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A Fall Mantel [at my parents' house + how to "shop your house"]
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    October 14, 2015 at 2:46 PM

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  • Pat
    October 13, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Everything always looks beautiful! I do appreciate the “realness” of your blog and decor. I don’t feel in overwhelm or why don’t I have the $$$ to do this or that. Thank you!!

    • Rachael @ This is our Bliss
      October 14, 2015 at 1:23 PM

      Pat! You are so so sweet! Thank you! I try to share as much “real” as I see fit for the blog. I am getting ready to publish a reader survey – so your note helps me get a jump start! Thanks 😉

  • Jennifer Peterson
    October 13, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Loving that silver vase!