Leaf it Alone

Sometimes I wish I planned ahead more and decorated for various holiday and seasons.  Nothing that would look like I bought an entire aisle at Hobby Lobby, but more than the few areas I do decorate.  Because so much is unfinished (or even started) in this house, my focus has been more on necessary projects, not decorating.  And we’ve only got a few logical places for decor at the moment.  I’ve already fall-ified the couch.  Without a mantle, I use our entertainment center as a substitute.  So, here’s our little dose of fall decor.

Well, that was round one.  Touches of yellow, white, gold, and copper.  I swapped a blue vase for the gold one on the left and replaced the paper behind our Whole Family Tree cut out.  Previously, it had a teal backing, which you can see on the top right shelf at our first house.  

While I liked the general selection, I wanted a little more.  I found pressed leaves in my craft stash so I used light fishing line to make a simple garland.

Simple.  I taped a few more leaves on fishing line then hung them from the ceiling to get the effect of falling leaves.

Other than the leaves, the left side stayed the same.

To add more metallic goodness, I spray painted the little bird to match the vase.  And a pine cone.  Because one can never have too much bling.

Other than the pillows and faux billy buttons, I think I’m done for the season.  I’ve done a little Halloween decorating that I’ll share soon.

What are your favorite ways to spruce your home for the changing seasons?  Do you go all out on decorating?  Or just a few touches here and there?  Got a favorite project?  Share it with us!

14 thoughts on “Leaf it Alone

  1. Hi Amanda,
    Just wondering what color you painted the living room in your first home. Have to paint my master and have always admired that color.

    1. Hi Sarah,

      That is Silver Drop from Behr color matched to Glidden paint. It’s a nice light gray. If you want something slightly darker, I really love Wood Smoke by Glidden, too.

      Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Kristen,

      I haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet, but I’ve heard good things about it. Hopefully I’ll get around to it soon. 🙂 Let me know if you read it and what you think!


    1. Sorry, Linda. Updating things and I guess readers don’t like it. If you subscribe directly through the blog, it doesn’t do it. 🙂


  2. Looks great! Just wanted to compliment you on the photography since you mentioned it the other day- these photos are lovely and clear and bright.

  3. When you color match to Glidden paint, is that the type that sold at Behr or the one at Walmart? Do you suppose there is a difference between the two Glidden paints depending on where they are sold?

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