Saturday started out a little like this…
I decided to swap out my pillow covers to get started with a little fall decorating.
But first, I decided I needed to readjust the placement of the living room rug – it has always bothered me that it didn’t lay past the fireplace.
In order to get the rug moved, I had to disconnect the sectional…
And since the sectional was disconnected I decided I might as well rearrange the furniture – I’ve been thinking about doing that for a while now.
And since I was rearranging furniture and already had everything apart, I decided I might as well throw the slipcovers in the wash.
Four (plus) hours later, the living room had a whole new layout – and I was finally able to get those pillow covers swapped out. 😉
I had this large wall basket stored in the basement – you might remember it from last year – so I brought that back upstairs to hang over the sofa – I may add something more to that wall, but until I make up my mind of what I might like to do the texture and color of the basket works right in with a fall palette.
I’m not usually a big fan of pattern (or color for that matter), but these velvet paisley pillow covers spoke to me the moment I saw them. I realize they may look rather vibrant and purple-y in the photos (courtesy of my awesome photography skills, I’m sure) but in person they are much more muted. You will have to take my word for it. 😉
I kept the rest of the pillows simple and neutral and then scattered in a few easy, cozy elements to evoke the feeling of fall throughout the rest of the room.
The plaid and the pumpkins will come out later, for now I added leafy branches and an antler to the fireplace mantel.
Filled a tray with pillar candles, accented with a little metal, a little wood, and a little bit of nature for the coffee table.
And stacked a couple glass hurricanes and candles on a few books over on the apothecary cabinet. Acorns and a single magnolia pick add a simple fall accent. The wooden shoe mold was a find from this summer’s flea market adventures.
As for the new layout, I love the coziness of it. The fireplace is the focal point it should be, and the chair fits in so much better tucked off to the side than it ever did floating in the middle of the room.
If you have been here for a while, you will probably remember there was once a doorway to the kitchen located behind the corner of the sofa. It was closed off before we bought the house, but we hope to someday open it back up. This new layout may not work with that plan based on where that doorway is (was), but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.
For now, I’ll enjoy snuggling in to my “new” living room while sipping a PSL and waiting for the temps to drop so I can enjoy a fire in that pretty fireplace. 🙂
Happy Tuesday, friends!