Fall Home Tour with Fall Crafts in Teal and Orange
Fall is the big kickoff to decorating season with Halloween and Christmas in quick succession. All that decorating can be tiring but its exciting and if you’re not cautious ridiculously expensive. For those of us who love decor it is also ridiculously fun. It gives us the opportunity to showcase all our Fall crafts and Fall projects, dust of last years decor finds, and create a cozy home.
This year I chose to use my older traditional Fall decor and liven it up with some teal accessories and quick inexpensive Fall crafts. My beloved neutral decor is not being showcased this year, instead I chose to refresh my older Fall decorations and celebrate colour.
Besides storage using older decor does have some advantages. It’s more unique as its no longer available for purchase, it may have a memory attached to it (ask my teddy bear collection), it’s quite likely you have more of it to choose from, and its free. In the above picture, the teal runner and the Welcome Home sign are both DIY projects the rest of the decor is from my stash.
I went for a walk and picked some branches to add dramatic height to the floral arrangement, the burgundy dried florals are dollar store, and I had the leaves.
The Kitchen with Eating Area
Our kitchen has an island with a corner that juts out. I keep a cookie jar there of one type or another as a greeter. This time of year my family knows exactly where to find their ginger cookies.
I adore this silly rooster, is it just me or does he appear to be giving you the evil eye?
My favourite kitchen decor is shiny clear countertops, but in June I saw this adorable squirrel in Home Sense. For Fall I added a tiny coffee station that I bought on a trip to the USA and the red apple to create a simple vignette.
We only have one table in our home, it sits in a small alcove next to the kitchen. Its a very busy area so I need the decor to be easily movable. This DIY centrepiece lights up for the evenings. Battery operated fairy lights are so useful and I really enjoy how they come in Fall colours and shapes. This arrangement has coloured lights, but I also use plain fairy lights tucked around glass pumpkins to add a glow to the evening.
The battery pack is snuggled into the florals so that it doesn’t show in the glass bowl.
There are orange and teal tea towels hanging from the stove and dishwasher and the teal cafe curtains are an easy inexpensive DIY project for fall. The dark teal draws the eye across the room, give us some privacy in the lengthening evenings, and the cafe style allows lots of light to enter the room during the day.
The Main Floor Family Room
Whereas the decor in our kitchen is simple, the adjoining family room has a little more fall decor as this room isn’t nearly as active.
Instead of adding teal in very specific Fall decor items I was able to incorporate the colour in other ways. The glass pumpkins I have had for a few years, I purchase one each year and I really like how the teal makes them appear so bright and vibrant.
Cushions are my weakness, but all of these cushions are DIY projects except for the one elaborate orange cushion that is four or five years old. Every year I sew a few new cushion covers, this year I made the appliqued chicken cushion and this teal lacey cushion which is a simple envelope DIY cushion cover.
Texture is very important for Fall decor as is warmth. We live in northern Canada so throws are a necessity as we had frost already. My throw collection is extensive and we have them nearby from September until June. Hard to believe but some areas of our city received a dusting of snow already.
This glass pumpkin arrangement lights up for the evening. The apothecary jar has theme coloured candy. The little ceramic rooster you see in the background is one of my favourites and he is several years old. He may not be glamorous but he is a plucky little guy.
Another inexpensive idea is chalkboards like the one my little squirrel is holding, and of course free Fall printables that are so popular every year.s
This squirrel is my one new purchase for Fall. He is neutral but with the leaves, I fit him into the theme. Of course, the little apothecary jar is full of nuts if you want one.
The upstairs living room has some fabric pumpkins and apothecary jars. The guest bathroom has a leaf coloured shower curtain and of course, all the bathrooms have teal, orange and dark red towels and facecloths.
The bedrooms get heavier bedding added and some throws, but otherwise I don’t decorate them specifically for Fall.
This is the first year I have tried illuminated decor for the long fall evenings. The lights make the lengthening evenings much more enjoyable.
I hope you enjoyed our home decorated for Fall. Let me know what you think of the teal accents. Is teal a colour you have ever considered for Fall?
Leanna your home is warm and inviting and full of beautiful color. Your unexpected choice of the teal really adds lots of punch to the rooms. And of course it looks so pretty next to the grey and orange. I have to agree with you about the rooster, that is definitely an evil eye!
Leanna, you fall home decor is gorgeous! Love the Teal paired with the traditional colors. Your living room is so cozy and inviting for fall!
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Thank you very much Shirley. The last couple of years I did neutral colours for fall but this year I chose to do the traditional colours again. I am happy to hear you liked it.
Your fall decor is lovely! I love the blues and gold toned pieces. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.
Your welcome Beverly, thank you for commenting and I will drop by next week.
I love the splashes of teal throughout your home. So pretty! Happy Fall! 🙂
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Thank you Lauren. I was hoping that the teal decor would make my traditional decor a bit more modern and vibrant. I appreciate the comment.
Leanna, everything looks really lovely. I think the teal is so pretty. However, I really adore your squirrel in the kitchen. He’s perfect!
Hi Jenny. It was difficult to find teal accessories, but sewing my own turned out to work and stretched the budget as well. The squirrel was one of two items I purchased, I just could not leave him at the store.
Leanna, Your pops of blue totally speak to me and I love all the handmade touches! You have such a gift for home decorating! I wish we lived closer as I know we would have so much fun shopping and brainstorming!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful fall home!
Oh Michelle we would have so much fun together. I would love to be invited to one of those themed tablescapes you do. Someday we will meet at a blog conference, we need to plan that as I am a total fan.
Your home looks beautiful , Leanna! I love the teal color you used, it’s simply gorgeous! The idea of lights in the bowl is so pretty! And I would love to see your teddy bear collection!
Once upon a time I had about 30 or so teddy bears. I have slowly adopted them out to children over the years. I currently have about a dozen or so mostly Gund bears that I treasure. Thank you for commenting.
What a beautiful home decor! I love the teal accents against the orange, it really pops. I also love that you’ve kept some of your older decor. That ‘Welcome to our Home’ size is a beauty, I need something like that in an area in our home.
Hi Carrie. The Welcome to my home sign is a DIY project I have yet to post on the blog, the only way I could have one the size I like it to make it myself. I am glad you like it.
The glass pumpkin centerpiece is a true work of art. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you so much Miriam, it is very simple to do. Glad you like it.
What a pretty home you have! I love all the blue and orange together. One of my favorite color combos!
Thank you Denise. I enjoy decorating our hoe for the different seasons and coming up with new ways to use what we have on hand. I am glad you like the colours I chose.
LOL, you have a teddy bear collection who talks to you too 😀 I love that. Your fall home looks gorgeous Leanna. The teal/turquoise and warm oranges just do it for me. So lovely
Blush about the bears, they are all named and adored and hoarded lol. I am glad you like the addition of the teal it modernizes the traditional fall colours I think. Thank you for the kind comments Michelle, glad you stopped by.
Leanna, I love your Teal and have a crush on the little squirrel pic in your kitchen! I want one! LOL! Beautiful color pops!
Hi Jeannee – Before Costco existed and I was growing up, there were always big case lot sales every fall. Everyone use to go and buy all this food for winter like it would disappear or something lol. We use to say were like squirrels so I am happy I found these little guys for this fall.
Hi Leanna…Your house is beautiful! I love all of the pops of teal! The squirrel picture is too cute, and all of the lights must make your home look magical at night.
Thank you Wanda. The little squirrel with the coffee was one of those decor items that just spoke to me. I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
Leanna, you have a lovely home. The fall tour is so enjoyable.
Thank you very much Debra. Our home is a work in progress but I really enjoy it. I appreciate the kind comment.
It’s beautiful, Leanna, love those pops of teal! That squirrel is just darling and I have to know where you found it? Love all the textures in your pillows and pumpkins. Swooning over the light fixture in your living room too. Your new granite counters look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your home with us.
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This summer went by so fast with all the projects in the kitchen. I love the granite thank you so much for noticing.
I love all of the teal accents so much! That squirrel is too cute!
Thank you Emy. The teal accents are hard to find but in the end it worked out for me.
Leanna, I love all the pops of teal you used in your fall decor! Your home feels so bright and cheery! It’s beautiful!
Thank you, we purchased this home for the amount of natural light it has. The teal was much darker than my usual more neutral decor so I especially appreciate your comment.
Your home looks splendid decorated for the Fall. I really love your Fall mantle and the lights for the evenings. I am sure you spend many hours of your time there – at least I would!! Thank you for joining the home tours!
Thank you, I spend my evenings usually on the laptop writing something or other. The lights are a nice addition to the longer fall evenings.
I love the bright pops of color you used for fall! Everything is so pretty!
Thank you Cindy. My hubs loves all thing blue, whereas I love neutrals. This year I used my traditional decor and added the teal in the hopes he would like it.
The pops of blue are so fun and you’ve done a great job incorporating the non traditional color with the rest of your fall decor. Beautiful!
Thank you Kelly. Teal decor specifically for fall is very hard to find but I like the sharp contrast the teal provides.
Your home looks gorgeous! I love all of the pops of blue incorporated into your decor! So pretty!!! Happy Fall!
Hi Rebeca. Thank you, the best part about using the teal is that it can easily be used for seasons other than fall.
Your home looks so pretty decorated for fall. I love the idea of adding lights to floral arrangements. I’ll bet that yours look so cozy when the lights come on at night. I love your squirrel that holds a sign. I try not to buy too many new things each season but I really would like one of these. Can you please share a source?
Hi Paula. I found the squirrel at Urban Barn, like you I try not to buy too much but I like the squirrel. Happy shopping.