It’s week two of the Farmhouse Holiday Series….
…and today I’m sharing my fall family room. If you missed last week, I shared my kitchen and my daughter and I making our favorite Harvest Hash recipe. Today, it’s all about our family room (or living room as we call it). It is the first place my kids go when they come home from school and the place we spend a lot of time. Changes here needed to be comfortable and simple.
I picked up this flannel throw at HomeGoods– I seem to gravitate towards any throw that has tassels– it always seems to drape better. The pillow is one I pull out every fall and is from Craftberry Bush’s shop.
Since school has started, we are back on the wagon with nightly reading. As soon as they eat a snack, they work on homework, and since I prefer Alex to read out loud (for comprehension), Owen likes to wait to do his reading until after he is done haha!
Leaves haven’t turned colors yet, so I just clipped a long branch that had pretty-shaped foliage and stuck it in a vase.
I try to make time to just sit with Alex while he reads, so we can talk about anything that confuses him. He also really craves with that little quality time, and I’ve noticed a steep decline in his attitude if I find myself too busy and don’t sit down with him.
This is where lots of blogging has been happening lately– I turn on Pandora to the the Johann Bach Station and get shiz done.
Dried hydrangeas and dried wheat is a pretty and simple nod to early fall– but can be carried throughout the entire season. I actually picked those hydrangea fresh, but they dried out in the vase so prettily, I left them there.
The only thing missing from the after school routine in these pictures is the mess of papers that come flying out of their backpacks. You guys… am I horrible that I immediately throw away 90% of what they bring home? If it’s really a cute drawing I’ll take a pic before I throw it away, but I just can’t handle the papers!
I refreshed the other side of the room with some plain white curtains, and a new fall painting in my layered gallery wall. This one will be available tomorrow as a free printable!
Last year I used a lot of oranges, yellows, and reddish hues. This year I still used color, but gravitated towards early autumn hues– pale greens, grays, navy-teal, and a pop of yellow. I feel like this palette will transition better for what I have in mind for Christmas.
The gray velvet pillow and navy pattern pillow are ones I made from fabric I got at Joann. The green lumbar one is from World Market.
The mantel got a bottle of cotton stems on either side, some candles, a pom pom garland I made last year, and this new macrame pillow I found on clearance at HomeGoods.
And that is our family room! I hope you enjoyed a little tour around this space and a peak into what things look like as with live in and love this room.
If you loved the pallet wood accent wall behind out TV, check out my tutorial for it HERE. I also have a tutorial for the built-in bookcases.
Click the image below to see my fall home tour last year and all the changes we have made to this room.
Be sure and take a few minutes to visit the rest of the family rooms shared today!
| My Sweet Savannah | Ella Claire | Love Grows Wild | Liz Marie Blog | French Country Cottage
Dear Lillie | Shades of Blue Interiors | Miss Mustard Seed | City Farmhouse
Jennifer Rizzo Design | Jeanne Oliver | Rooms FOR Rent | Kindred Vintage
And today’s featured guest – A burst of Beautiful
Beautiful! I love the effect those small changes have on your family room. I also love that gorgeous console table with a pop of yellow above. And the dried wheat. So much eye candy!
And no, you’re not horrible for throwing away the papers. In fact, I admire you for being able to do so. I have serious difficulty throwing away even the most generic Christmas card.
I love looking at your house! It is beautiful!
Gorgeous! That wall & chandelier get me every single time!!! Love all the changes you made and love seeing you & your boys!!
Ellen Vogel says
Did you make your slipcovers? Love your colors. I live in your area. Wish you could help me. I love your style. Your family is beautiful too. Cherish these times, they go by so fast. My son is in graduate school at MIZZOU. Whoosh. His childhood went by and I was there every second as a stay home and volunteer Mom. Glad to see you stopping to smell the roses. You are great.
Ellen you sound like such a sweet and devoted mom. Thank you for your comment! I sewed the chair slipcover, but it isn’t perfect but I followed Miss Mustard Seed’s video tutorials to do it– they are so helpful! When I sewed it, I had my mom’s help who is better at sewing than I, so I think that helps to have a friend help. It took an entire day. The couch slipcovers are from Ikea. Hope that helps!
Sara Syrett says
Ha! I am the same way when it comes to school papers. Sometimes I have to throw them away in secret because the kids get mad at me. Sometimes they’ll find one in the trash and ask me who threw it away, and I play stupid, like I have no idea!! Your home is beautiful. Those chairs are amazing!!
We’re painting our house soon – what’s the color you used on the walls?
I love the room! So much in fact, I am trying to create something similar in my home. I was wondering where did you find the cushion you use for the bench?
I made it! Just 2″ foam and wrapped it in fabric. There are tutorials online for French mattress pleating/edges.