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Decorating for fall!

I’m decorating for fall!  I really enjoyed putting together our mantel and decorating our living room for fall, and I hope you like it!  Maybe you’ll even feel inspired to bring some fall into your home this season!

It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiiime of year!  It’s fall and I want to shout my love of it from the rooftops.  The air is cool, the leaves are changing and I love it.  When September arrives it almost feels like the start of a new year…everything feels fresh and exciting.  Routines are back, crockpots are plugged in, pumpkin spice lattes are flowing and fall decor is everywhere.

I am feeling particularly inspired this year, so I didn’t hesitate to haul out all of my fall decorations as soon as September hit.  And as usual, my goal for my home decor was to keep things simple yet festive, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money to make that happen.  I mean I have SO many ideas and visions for fall decor in our living space, but I do not have an endless budget (wouldn’t that be amazing?!).  I really just wanted to make it work with the decorations I had already, but also add a few new things to freshen up our space.

Fall Mantel 5{A Pretty Life}

The biggest hurdle in this room is actually our rug…it is mostly blue in colour, which at first I thought just wouldn’t work for fall.  But then I saw a decorative pumpkin in Michaels that was the exact blue colour in our rug, and I got vision.  Then I also saw a spool of burlap ribbon in the same blue colour…it was meant to be!  Blue fall decor?  YES.

Fall Mantel {A Pretty Life}

Last year I made this rustic and fiery leaf wreath, and I love it so much.  It’s still one of my most favourite wreath projects to date!  And instead of hanging it on my front door or chalkboard wall, this year I wanted it to be the centre piece on my mantel.

Fall Mantel 2{A Pretty Life}

So I hung the wreath on my old farmhouse windows with the blue burlap ribbon, which ties in nicely with my little blue pumpkin.  Pretty simple decor right?  I like it that way.

Fall Mantel 6{A Pretty Life}

I also decided to bring out the birch logs which were such a hit on my previous years mantel.  I like earthy elements, so I thought they were a good fit for the mantel this year as well.

Fall Living Room Decor 3{A Pretty Life}

I also wanted to use my birch branches in my fall mantel decor (I’ve used them on my porch, on last years fall mantel and at Christmas…they’re a great element to work with for all decorating), so I made this simple fall arrangement with them, and more of the fiery leaves.  I love how simple, yet vibrant this arrangement is!

Fall Mantel 7{A Pretty Life}

In keeping with my blue and orange theme, when I found these fall pillows that Lucy of Craftberry Bush designs and sells (she’s so talented) I had to have them!

Fall Living Room Decor 2{A Pretty Life}

The blue Cinderella pumpkin is the perfect colour for my scheme, and I also couldn’t resist the pillow with little red wagon full of pumpkins!  They tie in all the colours beautifully!  LOVE

Fall Living Room Decor {A Pretty Life}

I just really love how this room came together this year.  The blue and orange combination is actually my most favourite yet…it just works perfectly in my home and looks seamless with our new paint and all my kitchen decor as well.  And since our main floor is an open concept, I really appreciate how it all flows together so nicely.

Fall Mantel 3{A Pretty Life}

So now I’m just going to sit back, relax and enjoy my view.

Have an inspired day!


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    elaine - visual meringue
    September 17, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Love it! Such a festive space. Jo-Anna!

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    Chrissa - Physicall Kitchness
    September 21, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    I found your post on the best of the blogosphere link party and I needed to stop by because your photo jumped out at me. I am absolutely in love with your fireplace setting and shelving. You make it look so homey and warm!

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    September 21, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    I adore your Autumnal wreath place in front of your window panes, dear one!!!
    I have a heirloom Family Farm six pane window atop our Entertainment Center
    that I design my decor about each Season, so I was drawn to your post!!!
    Love the PoPs of orange combined with hints of soft, subtle blues throughout the room!!!
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful first week of Autumn!!!

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      [email protected]
      September 21, 2015 at 9:39 AM

      Thank you so much Pat! I hope you have a wonderful autumn week too!

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    Iris Nacole
    September 21, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Gorgeous! I love everything about this, honestly. You did such a wonderful job incorporating Fall elements into your home. Thank you for sharing!

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    September 21, 2015 at 12:19 PM

    This space is so pretty and I love the blue with the oranges! The pillows really go well with the color-scheme and I love all the different items inside your coffee table, how fun! Your mantle is so pretty, too. I would love if you could share this at our Fall Craftacular Holiday party that is going on this week- curlycraftymom.com!!


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    All that's Jas
    September 24, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Love your coffee table! I always wanted one like that with a real lizard inside 🙂 Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

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    Katherines Corner
    September 26, 2015 at 1:10 PM

    a lovely way to welcome the new season. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

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    September 27, 2015 at 3:14 AM

    Love it. You have done a great job

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    Lou Lou Girls
    September 27, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Oh my! Everything looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. We love partying with you and we appreciate you stopping by! Please take a minute to stop by next week, so we can pin and tweet your new creation. The party starts on Monday at 7 pm! Have a great Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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    September 27, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    I am always in awe of people who change their decor for the seasons. I only do that once a year for Christmas. You have some awesome pieces, those pillows are everything! The look is well pulled together.

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      [email protected]
      September 27, 2015 at 4:02 PM

      Thank you so much Michelle! It’s really something I love to do!

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    September 27, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    LOVE your mental, it is perfect!

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    September 29, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Such a great space. I love your table and metal gourds 🙂 Thank you for linking up at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

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    September 30, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing your fall decor at the party! Featuring your work this week. -xo

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    Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse
    October 6, 2015 at 5:54 AM

    Your Fall touches are so pretty! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-152.html Hope to see you again this week. Have a beautiful day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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