Simple & Minimal Fall Home Tour

Simple & Minimal Fall Home Tour

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Welcome to my Simple & Minimal Fall Home Tour. I was invited to join this Fall Tour with over 30+ bloggers. I've never done this before, so this is my first! 

I want to thank Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for inviting me and organizing this week long tour of fall homes. If you're visiting from Kathy from Up To Date Interiors, Welcome!

2021 Fall Home Tour 30+ Bloggers

Usually, I'm one of the last ones to have their fall decor up... only because I love summer and hate to see it leave. 

What's crazy is we are in the middle of all kinds of construction in our little rancher. I learned you can decorate even in the midst of all the craziness! I still want our house to feel like a home. 

If you look closely, you can see we removed a wall between the kitchen area and the dining room. I'll be taking down the rest of that wall and closet in the near future.

Living room, dining room & kitchen

We are building our master bathroom right now. You can see whats happening in this post, Master Bath Progress. Because we are in the middle of construction, I want to keep decor to a minimum... Simple and minimal.

This year I was really drawn to soft green, rust and burgundy. I wanted to add just a touch of color, but still keep it soft and light.

Neutrals keep everything blended together. I picked up those beige pillow covers at Hobby Lobby and the soft green covers at IKEA.

Don't you love the cafe lights? We love them and keep them up year round.

Fall living room couch

Trying to keep the side tables simple and minimal, this is actually the most I've had on them in awhile... I redid these side tables a couple of years ago and they have held up so well. Would you believe they used to be dark brown? 😳

Fall living room side table

Moving to the front door decor. For years, I've done wreaths, but I found this basket a couple of years ago and I'm hooked. I love changing out the bouquets for each season. The colors in this arrangement are so beautiful. I will have a tutorial up soon.

Front door fall arrangement

When you come in the front door, this is what you will see. I was considering putting fall leaves in the milk can, but then I'd have to change it out after fall. I decided to make it even more simple, by adding faux pampas grass, that will look great year round.

Pampas Grass in milk can

Our dining room is hiding right behind our couch. We love how cozy this little brick house is. (Don't look too hard... you'll see where we closed up a window to put the tv up and if you're real good you can spot our bathroom vanity sitting in here til we can put it in the new master bath...πŸ˜†)

Simple & minimal fall dining room

Keeping decor simple and minimal is something I've been gravitating to more and more. It calms me when things are less cluttered.

Were you here when I built the skinny shiplap clock? It look perfect here in the living room.

Simple fall tablescape

I picked up these plate chargers a few years ago at the Dollar Tree. It's amazing what you can find there. I love the wood grain look of them. The rusty cloth napkins and black vase are from Hearth & Hand at Target.

Simple fall plating

On the other side table, I made this little dried flower block. A quick trip to a nearby field, filled it up with some grasses and wild flowers. 

Dried grass flower wood block

This was my first table arrangement in quite a long time... I'm really happy with how it came out. I used the same flowers and colors from the front door basket arrangement.

Fall coffee table arrangement

I also made the bead garland for a whopping $6. The natural wood beads and jute tassels... πŸ’—

Do you love the cafe lights glowing in the reflection as much as I do?

These BestΓ₯ cabinets have gone through a couple of makeovers. They are looking their best here as a TV console.

Fall TV console

Adding a few rusty colored eucalyptus stems to the glass jar was just enough.

Fall decor on console

The rusty ceramic jar, plants and woven pumpkins, were among the few things picked up at Target. 

More fall decor on console

This year was different for me as far as fall decorating... I actually enjoyed decorating for fall (remember, I'm a summer, shorts & flip flops kinda gal). I think because I had to start early and organized my ideas so that I wasn't in a last minute rush. πŸ˜‰

Simple fall living room decor

We also built the coffee table and ottomans! What can I say we love DIY!! 😍

Thank you for stopping by to see my simple and minimal fall home. Up next is Alicia from Thrifty & Chic, you're going to love her beautiful style! 

Come back each week and check out all the beautiful fall homes!

-Monday Sept 13-

A Stroll Thru Life - Inspiration for Moms - Worthing Court

Pink Peppermint Style - Clean and Scentisible - LeCultivateur

-Tuesday Sept 14-

Southern State of Mind - This is Our Bliss - Cuckoo4Design

11 Magnolia Lane - Decor to Adore - Noting Grace

-Wednesday Sept 15-

Grace In My Space - Remodelando la Casa - Whispering Pines Homestead

Up To Date Interiors - The Stonybrook House - Thrifty and Chic

-Thursday Sept 16-

CitrineLiving - Our Southern Home - Southern Hospitality

Hymns and Verses - A Pretty Life in the Suburbs - DIY Beauty

-Friday Sept 17-

Golden Boys and Me - StoneGable - Quarters One

The Woodgrain Cottage - White Arrows Home - Chalking Up Success


  1. Beautiful tour Lori! I absolutely love the coffee table and ottomans you built. Looks so hih end.

  2. I love how you've made such a welcoming space amongst the construction! Simply beautiful!

    1. Hi Donna! Thanks so much! Sometimes you just gotta find a work around. :)

  3. Hi Lori, I'm so glad to be home touring with you! It's amazing all you've done in such short amount of time since you moved. Your home feels so cozy and warm. Love the basket floral arrangement on the door, so pretty, gorgeous Fall colors!

    1. Thanks, Cristina! As you know, DIY is in our blood... I love it!

  4. I am amazed at all you've done so far in your new home. Everything is looking fabulous. You did a great job of adding some fall decor, I love the floral arrangements and thos light are a keeper for sure. Thanks so much for joining the tour this season, what a thrill to have you join the group.

    1. Thank you, Marty for inviting me to join with talented group of bloggers! It's been a joy to decorate and share with you all.

  5. I am loving those lights...and how nice to keep them up year round!!!! Thanks for sharing your home:)

    1. I know, right!? We love them. I'm so glad you stopped by!

  6. String lights in the living room? Brilliant! Big props for knocking down a wall, too--I can see already that it's going to make such a difference. Thanks for sharing your fall home with us! Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane

    1. Hi Christy! Thanks! We've come so far, but have so far to go! But we are loving the process. Thank you for stopping by!

  7. Such inspiring vignettes. I adore your front door decor. A true joy to be on tour with you!

    1. It's been such a pleasure! I appreciate you stopping by!

  8. First tour of many to come! Everything looks terrific! Thank you for sharing the link for that faux pampas grass! It looks so realistic! And, I can't wait to see the details for the DIY's from today!

  9. Gosh I really enjoyed looking at all of your simple fall decor. Love, love the color scheme mix- cleverly done with a mix of fall color warmth yet a splash of cool greens- very nice! And I just feel like I could knock on your door, come in for a visit, sit at the dining table, have a cup of hot tea and share testimonies of how God has blessed our lives and it would be so wonderful. If your intention is to exhibit what home feels like, you and your family have achieved it and it’s very inspiring and heartwarming.
    Thank you!
    Be blessed,
    Julie Pelt, a new but faithful follower

    1. Julie! I wish you could come over for a cup! Thank you for your sweet encouragement!

  10. Your Fall touches are so pretty and I really love the front door wreath and floral arrangement for extra pops of Autumnal hues. Beautiful!

  11. Love your beautiful tour! I am amazed by your ability to create such a pretty space while under construction! Can't wait to follow along with the progress! :)

    1. Hi Tammy! Thanks so much! It's a challenge for sure, but we'll get through it!

  12. I love the colors in your home for Fall! Those flowers on your door are amazing! ~ Kristin | White Arrows Home

  13. What a lovely tour. I am drawn to all your pretty neutral touches. It's a delight to be on tour with you.

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