AUTUMN INSPIRATION BLOG HOP

 
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Mornin, Pumpkin! If you’re hopping over from Bree’s home (click here) or Carissa’s home (click here), welcome, and thanks for stopping by! I am so thankful to my friends Taylor @uniquelytaylormade and Lindsay @AratariAtHome for inviting me to be a part of not one, but TWO Autumn blog hops! I want to thank them for all the hard work that went into hosting! With their help, my friends and I have pulled our fall decor together early to bring you lots of ideas! So whether you're the type to decorate early, or you prefer to wait until the first official day of fall (September 22nd but who’s counting), or just until the weather cools off, I hope you'll all find some inspiration here. Please pin and share your favorite ideas! Let's get started!

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This year I am focusing on my front porch and entryway for my fall home tour, but I will be sharing photos of the rest of my decor on my home away from home, Instagram, @randilynnblog. If you followed me on there over the summer, you know that I updated the exterior of my house. This was a goal that I shared on last year’s tour. We painted the house white using a HomeRight sprayer, replaced the entry door with this one from Ceola Farmstead, redid the front porch, built DIY board and batten shutters, and added light fixtures from Steel Lighting Co. And I’m so excited to have completed the project just in time to showcase it with some holiday decorations! This year I tried something a little different with my decor and kept everything neutral, as opposed to using my traditional fall colors. And I hope you like it! I had a lot of fun capturing these photos…even though it was a balmy 90 degree day!

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I, being the basic white girl that I am, visited my local garden center the other day with my Starbucks PSL in hand. If you're local, you need to check out Woldhuis Farms Sunrise Greenhouse. They grow over 100,000 mums there. You can pick them out of a catalog with photos organized by color and according to whether or not they are early, mid season, or late bloomers. I think the early bloomers are the best reflection of me lol, so I stocked up on several of those. This is also my one stop shop for kale, pumpkins of all varieties, corn stalks and hay bales. You should see my car where I leave! My motto is MORE is MORE! Just hoping the squirrels, rabbits, and crickets don’t wreak havic on this space like they did last year.

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Inside I’ve kept it pretty simple. I wanted the decor in my entryway to be pretty and functional, so that visitors have a place to hang their coat or sit down to remove their shoes (yes, unless you’re Joanna Gaines you need to remove your shoes at the door). It used to be that I didn't want anyone to touch my decorations but I'm moving more and more towards functionality. I guess that’s what becoming a mother does that to you! Anyway, one of the easiest ways that I change the look of this space or any space for the different seasons is with throw pillows. I’ve added these patchwork pillows this year, and I love that because they’re neutral they can be paired with any color scheme I choose. As always, I want my fall decor to match the rest of my home, which is farmhouse style. But more and more I am finding myself craving natural, earthy decor elements, as opposed to buying tons of mass produced items at the store like I used to.

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Well friends, that concludes my fall home tour. I hope that you found some ideas to incorporate into your own decor. If you want to comment, I would love to hear what your favorite part of my home tour was. Below is a preview of both tours that I am a part of! Now you get to choose your own path. You can continue to Kourtni @Houseonlongwoodlane (click here) for more entryway decor, or hop over to Brendt’s home @shegaveitago (click here) for dining room inspiration if you missed it yesterday! Happy fall, ya’ll!

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