Fall Buffet Decorating

Last year I posted pictures of how I decorated my buffet for fall.  I called it a mantel and really, it isn’t.  It’s a buffet that is in the entrance of my home that I decorate as one would a mantel, except I live in Miami and fireplaces are not popular, because we have enough heat as it is.  I do love having this big piece of furniture that I have had for 13 years, because it gives me beaucoup storage and an opportunity to set the stage for the current season.

Fall Buffet Decorating

This will be a short post because there is not much that goes into putting this together.  A few days ago, I shared how I decorated my table for Thanksgiving this year.  Since this room borders the dining room, I like to sprinkle a little fall throughout, tying together both rooms.

There were two new items that I was excited to use this year.  One was this sweet little “Harvest Blessings” sign that I picked up at Ross for 6.99 (crazy, right?!) and the white pumpkins that spell out FAMILY.  With very little money, you can pick up something similar at Ross or Homegoods and add a little autumn feel to your home.

Fall Buffet Decorating

I purchased the leaf garland that you see intertwined on the buffet through Amazon.  I actually purchased it with the intention of using it on my Thanksgiving food buffet but I figured it can adorn this table for now.  Also, chances are I will tuck it away and when the Thanksgiving frenzy begins, I won’t even remember where I put it.  It looks really nice at night, when the lights are on.

(I added the affiliate link above for the garland but it is not currently available, maybe it will come back in stock or you can find something similar on Amazon or elsewhere.) 

Fall Buffet Decorating

The wreath on the mirror was already there from the last season – lazy decorating, I know.  Hey, maybe I can glue some red berries on it and leave it there for Christmas!?  Now that’s an idea!

Fall Buffet Decorating

In a few days I will show you what I did with the family room and living room (opposite to this furniture piece) and I think you will like it.  Think vibrant pops of orange!  See you in a few days!  Harvest Blessings, friends!

Autumn Around the Home

Autumn Around the Home

It’s been raining here in sunny Florida quite a bit lately and I think it’s a sign of the changing season.  My trees love it and my hair hates it!  But inside the house it’s a different story and since we have been going out less, it’s nice to be in a cozy space to snuggle and watch movies.

A few days ago I shared my Fall Buffet.

Autumn Around the Home

My dining room.

Autumn Around the Home

And today I am sharing the adjacent room, our living room.  I have to be honest and say that we rarely hang out here.  It’s a nice space to have coffee or tea but not exactly where the boys prefer to relax, since they are always in our family room.  However, this is the first impression room because there is no foyer in our home.

Autumn Around the Home

When you walk through the front door, this is what you see.   I love this neutral couch because it seems to work with so many colors.  I often change the pillows and throws to achieve a completely different look.

Autumn Around the Home

And that’s my collage wall in the background.  I love it!  I either like walls to be super simple or purposely busy.

Autumn Around the Home

The “thankful” pillow is from Target and so is the throw.  I love this little pillow and the moment I saw it, I knew it was coming home with me!  It is perfect for fall but I can use it year-round if I choose to.

Autumn Around the Home

This oval table has books on it’s second shelf, so I keep the top glass simple with this gold leaf tray and the gold-accented fruit/pumpkin.

Autumn Around the Home

These chairs I have considered changing ever since we bought the couch but I still can’t make up my mind whether I should change them or re-upholster them in a lighter color fabric.  In the meantime, I like to add white throws and pillows to tie it in with the rest of the furniture.  It’s amazing what a nice pillow or throw can do to transform a chair!

Autumn Around the Home

Another gold pear and little alstroemeria flowers brighten up this table.  Totally unrelated, but I buy those flowers often because they are so inexpensive and last quite a while.

Autumn Around the Home

In between the couch and the chairs is this wall that only has this frame and key on it.  Since this wall is adjacent to the busy collage wall, I wanted to keep it simple.  I added the gold vase and branch as a little fall touch.

Autumn Around the Home

I hope you enjoyed all these fall tours of my home and I will continue to share all my holiday ideas throughout the season.  For now, enjoy this beautiful time of the year and be grateful for sunshine, rain and even frizzy hair!

Autumn Around the Home

Guess what?  It’s not over!  Here are some really talented bloggers that want to share their homes with you today.  I hope you are inspired this season and always!



Decorating a Fall Mantel

Decorating a Fall Matel

October is here and it’s a great time to start transitioning into fall decor!  I typically don’t decorate every room in my home for fall, but I did already sprinkle some autumn love on my porch , dining room and my simple autumn-inspired mantel, which I am sharing today.  You may remember what it looked like before when I shared how I organize the entryway but I wanted to start with a blank canvas (minus the lamp) which is the best way to decorate a mantel.

I live in Miami and fireplaces are rare (for obvious reasons) and therefor so are traditional mantels.  Many of us use our buffets or long coffee tables to serve the same decorative purpose as a mantel and here is mine.  This buffet is in the entrance of our home which holds everything but dishes!

Fall Mantel before

I started adding and taking away elements and this was the result!  What do you think?


Decorating a Fall Matel

I purchased this pumpkin a few years ago in Homegoods and I placed it on top of a wooden beverage dispenser to add height, interest and the perfect spot to nestle these beautiful hydrangeas!

Decorating a Fall Matel

The gold vase we purchased at IKEA 10 years ago and it used to be white.  A few years ago I spray painted it gold and I love how it made the texture more visible.  The wreath had actually been hanging outside my front door for months – yes, it was a really a little dusty but I cleaned it with a can of compressed air.  It was the perfect finishing touch!

Decorating a Fall Matel

I love this print from Emily Ley.  “I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection” – I love this message!

Decorating a Fall Matel

Here is the before and after and I love how it is simple, semi-neutral but it decidedly fall it turned out!

Decorating a Fall Matel

And now for more fun!  I have joined a team of talented bloggers that are opening up their doors to show you their Fall home decor.  Below are the links as they have been sharing their homes for days.  Check them out as I will also be hopping over for some inspiration!

Thank you, friends!

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