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Fall Home Tour: 5 Simple Ways to Create a Cozy Fall Home

Today I’m sharing some simple updates and easy tips for creating a cozy fall home with limited time and a limited budget.

It’s here! Home tour week!  All week long, there will be all kinds of gorgeous fall inspiration and decor tips and ideas just in time for the onset of Autumn this coming weekend.  I’ve gathered 40 talented bloggers to share their Fall design and decor ideas with you.  Make sure to check out who else is sharing today at the bottom of this post!

If you’ve hopped over from one of the other tours this week, then welcome!  My name is Krista and I’ve been sharing my decorating, DIY, organizing, crafting, and recipe ideas on this blog for about seven years now.  You can read more about me and this blog here.

This is the first time I’ve shared a fall home tour in this house.  In ten days it will be a year since we signed the papers selling our previous home… and it’s been ten months since we moved into our new home.  (You can read about why we moved and chose this house here).

Needless to say it’s been a hectic year between packing, moving, painting, unpacking, then starting full scale renovations on our main bathroom, master bedroom and ensuite, and finally the kitchen and exterior of the house.  Eek!  So. Much. Work.

The drywall dust is (literally) finally settling and I’ll be sharing all kinds of details on those last two projects soon (you can read about our kitchen before and construction details here).  But for today, I’m super excited to be sharing our fall home tour along with my simple tips for adding a little cozy to your home this fall.  Let’s get started, shall we?

Five simple ways to add a cozy fall feel to your home

1. Use art or printables to create a colour scheme

I always love to use art or free printables to tie together and inspire my seasonal decor schemes.  This year I started things off with these neutral vintage farmhouse style botanical printables (I shared them in this post).

These led me to pull together a neutral mantel for fall full of warm natural tones and textures.  Which brings me to my second tip….

2. Add natural textures and wood tones

I added wood and twine pumpkins, cotton stems, and a DIY acorn and pinecone garland to the mantel; all of which were thrifty and affordable and play up that rustic/natural fall feel with the textures and warm colour tones.  The wheat flanking either side of the fireplace also adds texture and neutral warmth…

Baskets and bamboo roman blinds are staples in our decor all year round, but in the fall they add a feel of cozy warmth due to their natural rustic texture. Warm wood tones in the furniture continue along the same theme.

3. Pepper in fall feeling accessories and decor

You don’t need to go over the top with pumpkins, or use any at all, but I love my white and heirloom style blue pumpkins and pepper them throughout the living room to add a definite nod to fall.  I can’t wait until the real ones come out so I can get working on the fall front porch decor!

4. Create layers of warmth with rugs, pillows, and cozy throws

I kept my favourite blue pillows out from the summer and added back in the dark green velvet pillows along with a new gold pillow that I picked up at HomeSense.  The tasseled throw was a find from back in the summer but it’s chunky texture works beautifully for fall.  I “shopped the house” for the layered rug that you see on top of our chunky neutral woven rug.  It usually lives in my craft room/office but it’s going to spend the Autumn season up in our living room.

5. Cut and display fall leaves & florals

You really don’t have to break the bank on buying florals in the fall: pick or cut what is readily available and bring the outdoors in with vases full of fall leaves. The colours are hard to beat!  Use florals that are readily available and in season, such as hydrangeas and mums.

Next up on today’s hop is Ashley at Modern Glam.  She is sharing her cozy fall kitchen decor ideas and I love how they highlight her recently renovated kitchen! Head over to Modern Glam for her tour…

This week is Fall Home tour week!  All week long talented bloggers are sharing their homes dressed and ready for fall to help inspire you with all kinds of ideas for your own fall decor.  Just click on the links below the images to see more…

Sharing with me today…


The Happy Housie  // Modern Glam // She Gave it a Go
Inspiration for Moms // In My Own Style

Cherished Bliss // Grace in My Space
My Sweet Savannah  // All Things With Purpose // Just a Girl and Her Blog

And sharing the rest of this week…


Clean & Scentsible // Two Twenty One // Love Create Celebrate
Rambling Renovators // Life is a Party

Lemon Thistle // Cassie Bustamante // So Much Better With Age
The DIY Mommy // Taryn Whiteaker


Home Made Lovely // Craftberry Bush // The Tattered Pew
Town and Country Living // Shabyfufu

A Pretty Life// Amber Tysl // Jenna Kate at Home
Kim Power Style // Summer Adams Designs


Sincerely, Marie Designs // Rooms FOR Rent // Shades of Blue Interiors
Stacy Risenmay // Hallstrom Home

Place of My Taste // Twelve on Main // Zevy Joy
The Turquoise Home // Doreen Corrigan

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  1. Your home is so lovely Krista! You’ve done so much in such a short time…it’s very inspiring! It must have been so fun to decorate for fall…everything looks gorgeous!

  2. Your home looks lovely. THe fall touches are nice detail. Would you share where you obtained the beautiful picture in the dining room. Love the blue and white. So lovely. Thanks Mary

  3. Krista, the large sheaves of wheat on either side of the hearth are just gorgeous! I love all of the natural elements you’ve used and your dining room lighting is spectacular! Thanks so much for hosting and for all your hard work! Happy fall! xoxo

  4. Your new house is looking so good, Krista! I’m loving all these fall details. I can’t believe how much you’ve done already. Thanks for organizing such an amazing fall tour.
    Hugs, Jamie

    1. Thanks Jamie! It’s finally shaping up, at least on the main floor:) Lots to do in the basement and the yard is a work in progress. Looking forward to sharing all kinds of our big projects soon… as soon as I find some time to actually photograph and write about them. Always thrilled to have you on this tour, friend!

    1. Thank you Sarah! It was fun because it was all new… though I feel like I had a lot more surface area to decorate in our old house. Good to pare down a little:) Glad you could be on this tour – your home and style is amazing!

    1. Thank you Jennifer! That was such a great find at HomeSense – both the table and the art! Glad to have you on the tour this week:)

    1. Thanks Melaine. The leaves were SO easy… literally right out our back door. And I love how as they have yellowed they work even better with the pops of browns and golds in the living room this season. Thanks for being on the tour this week!

    1. Thank you Diane – I’m glad that we’ve got a lot of the big stuff taken care of as we head into this school year. Smaller projects ahead! Looking forward to enjoying this space more this year as a family, now that it’s clean and functional (with the kitchen reno wrapping up). Glad to have you on board this week!

    1. Right?! The wood tones and baskets and textures are the best thing about fall… just seem to fit the warm cozy feeling we are seeking this time of year. Especially as the rain and cooler weather hits us on the west coast. Thrilled to have you on the tour this week, Cassie!

  5. Krista, these are awesome tips – I love how you break it all down! Your home is gorgeous – that dining room table especially!! Wow. And I love how even your dog toys are color coordinated!!!! 🙂

    1. Haha, the dog toys were a bit of a happy accident, I guess. And she really didn’t want to move while I was taking pics so I went with it;) Thanks for your sweet comments and being on the tour this week!

  6. Your home looks gorgeous for fall, Krista! I can’t believe how much you have accomplished in less than a year! Thank you so much for keeping us all organized this week!

    1. Aw, so glad to have you friend! It has been a busy year; looking forward to a year of just smaller projects now. Thanks for being part of things, Abby!

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