I’m joining some of my favorite bloggers for a fall home tour hop today! So if you’re joining me from White Arrows Home, welcome! I’m sharing my own minimalist fall home tour, and at the bottom of this post you’ll find links to some truly spectacular spaces.
But first, full disclosure: this is definitely a minimalist fall home tour! September has been a WILD month so far – I have so many stories to share with you. Because this month has been action packed, I haven’t had a chance to do much seasonal decorating. But I tried! I actually ventured into the world and went to a home decor store and two thrift shops but wow, were the shelves bare! I’m talking totally empty. It was a bit of a bummer because I haven’t actually been into many stores since March, lol. We used pay and pick up, or online shopping, for everything from groceries to home improvement store purchases. I was kind of excited to pick up a few cute fall decor pieces but nope. Then my other fall decor plan failed: I tried to grow some blue pumpkins in my DIY cold frame garden beds, but so far I have giant leaves and flowers, but no pumpkins. Let’s just hope it takes some more time…? I have waited months for those, so I’m not ready to give up yet. But not being able to grow those blue pumkins kind of deflated my fall decor plans even more, haha. I have some cute projects I’m working on for Halloween though, so maybe I’ll just enjoy this super minimal fall decor for now! It’s definitely incredibly budget-friendly because I didn’t buy anything new or spend any money.
You already saw my painted mason jars and free, foraged fall flower centerpiece.
I also hung up my sweet and simple DIY gradient pumpkin wreath from a couple of years ago.
The copper and aqua gradient pumpkins are too cute!
I also lined either side of the fireplace, on my mini mantles, with some cute faux pumpkins – I painted some with chalk paint last year to mimic the elusive blue bumpkins I can’t ever find locally.
Last year I displayed them as a cute little centerpiece (above), but this year I mixed them up with some bronze and gold pumpkins I bought at the dollar store last fall (but they have them again this year and they hold up really well).
Keeping with my free (or re-used from last year) fall decor theme, I created some cute pumpkin “art” for my Samsung Frame TV. I’ve really gotten into creating seasonal artwork for it because it adds some festive cheer for $0. I usually use my camera because it needs a high resolution to look good, but for this I used a cell phone picture. It was a little too low res but I added a little graininess and editing using PicMonkey, so it looks a little less like a photo and more like a painting. Basically I worked with the poor cellphone quality!
Here’s the original photo:
And here it is cropped and edited, on my Samsung Frame TV:
Then I got obsessed and edited a bunch more photos for some variety, but I still think the pumpkin one is my favorite. Here’s one from our little fall drive last year:
I liked it, but thought it looked more “travel photo” than “artwork”. So I tried this photo from the same trip:
Same “vacation” vibe, so I edited this photo of me holding a squash (a substitute for the elusive blue pumpkins haha):
That was a more fun option! So was this cropped photo of a beautiful tree with golden leaves:
I really got creative editing this photo of pumpkins, adding lots of layers so it had a look similar to an old postcard.
But the simple pumpkin photo was my fave!
When the pumpkins ripen here, I’ll had back to the farm with my camera and take some more photos to use for creating fall Samsung Frame art. Many modern TVs can display art or photos, so if your TV has this option it’s a really fun and free way to add some seasonal “art” to a space. Other than also adorning my sofa with a cute and cozy cashmere throw and tucking away some super summery decor, those are my only fall decor touches so far… Here are a few past projects that were super fun:
If you’re looking for way more fall decor inspiration, be sure to check out the other fall home tours below – and if you’re following the “hop,” head to Up to Date Interiors next.
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