15 Favorite Fall Farmhouse Finds – From Target

Is it weird that I get excited when I see stores start the make the seasonal transition?  I just can’t wait to see what new home decor will be available!  I was at Target over the weekend and noticed the transitioning happening and thought I’d share a few of my favorite Fall Farmhouse finds with you.

Now, some of you might look at this list and think, “What does these items have to do with Fall??”  Well, if you had a chance to see Tuesday’s post, you’ll know that I don’t always follow the “rules” when it comes to Fall decorating.  I like to create my own color schemes and bring in a Fall feel with lots of texture and warmth, but that doesn’t mean I have to use typical, traditional Fall decor.  Plus, by using everyday items as part of your Fall decor, you can use them year-round!  No need to figure out where to store the items until next year!

And just as an aside, this ISN’T a sponsored post.  I’m just sharing with you some things that caught my attention when shopping! All pictures include affiliate links.

 

Trophy Cup

This reproduction vintage trophy cup is a stunner….and a great price.  It’s “tarnished” appearance gives it so much character and these trophy cups are perfect for Fall decor when pared with dried flowers or feathers.  I have several in my guest bedroom all lined up as part of a collection!

 

 

Wood Bead Chandelier

I love this chandelier.  Can’t you just imagine it in an entryway?!

This look is sort-of what I was trying to create when I added beads to my dining chandelier.

 

Lantern Set

Tall lanterns are beautiful on a fireplace hearth or mantel, but also in an entryway or even a covered porch!

 

 

Rectangular Storage Basket

I love the color and size of these storage baskets, plus, they’ve very sturdy so unlike some baskets that shed or break, these can withstand quite a bit!

 

I have similar baskets that I use to store DVDs and games underneath my TV console.

How to create a TV gallery wall

 

Marble and Wood Cutting Board

When it comes to Fall decorating, I love to use wood in the kitchen, so when I saw this wood, gold, and marble cutting board my heart skipped a beat.  I’m not going to lie, this one might have just made its way into my cart…

 

I actually already have a smaller version that I keep on my counter along with cooking essentials and wooden utensils.

Fall farmhouse kitchen vignette

 

See all 15 Fall Finds Here!

See all of my 15 of my Fall favorites by using the arrows below to scroll through the images.

 

 

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

 

 

5 Tips For Fall Decorating with Nontraditional Colors

Traditionally, Fall decor is defined by the colors the leaves turn in Fall – yellows, oranges, reds, and browns.  When I visit the seasonal decor aisle of any store, while there are plenty of decor items to choose from, I’d say 99% fall into the traditional color scheme.  For me, these colors just aren’t my personal favorites, so for the last few years, I’ve been making up my own Fall color scheme, and you can too with these helpful tips below!

You can make any color combination “work” for Fall.  Yes, any!  Pink and white, blue and green, purple and yellow….they can all be used for Fall decorating so long as you give them a Fall feel using the tips below.

Decorating with Nontraditional Fall Colors

 

1. Use a Lot of Texture

Think about it…Are Fall leaves are known for their baby-soft textures?  No!  They’re crispy and crunchy and uneven in color.  So if you like purple, for example, use purple in your Fall decor! But instead of bright purple Spring flowers, maybe used dried purple hydrangeas.  If you’ve saved and dried flowers or branches from earlier in the year, this is the time to break them out because their crispy texture is just perfect for Fall, regardless of the color.

French farmhouse fall dining room

 

Similarly, Fall decor – no matter the color – has a heavier feel to it.  If you’re using vases, maybe skip the clear glass {which is light and airy}, and opt for a wooden bucket or maybe burlap-wrapped jar.  If your heart is set on bright green, maybe forego the boxwood {which has smooth, glossy leaves}, and instead opt for moss, which has a brillo pad texture.

Burlap utensil holder for Fall decor

Wooden items also have a lot of texture, so breadboards, dough bowls, wood slices, etc. all work well in Fall decorating.  Bringing lots of heavy texture into your decorating scheme will help lend itself to a Fall look, regardless of the colors you’re using.

 

2. Include Natural Elements

Fall is a great time of year to decorate with what  nature provides.  Adding natural elements to your decor not only brings in a nice, organic shape, but it makes the home feel less like the seasonal aisle of a craft store and more like a home.  As mentioned above, dried flowers or branches are a wonderful option.  Pinecones, acorns, bark pieces, moss, stones, and even antlers are all wonderful natural elements that you can add to your home to give it a Fall feel without giving it a Fall theme.  {For more on the different between a look and a theme, read HERE.}

Pink and white nontraditional fall color mantel

 

And of course, feel free to decorate with pumpkins!  The nice thing is that many grocery stores now carry gourds of various colors, like white and green, that you can add to your home and blend seamlessly with your non-traditional Fall color scheme.  Craft stores and other home decor stores also sell quite a few faux pumpkins now in a variety of colors, so there are a lot of options that will allow you to decorate with pumpkins even if you don’t like orange.

Nontraditional fall color decorating ideas

 

3. Add an Element of Warmth

The idea of adding warmth directly coincides with the outdoor temperatures!  As it becomes colder outside, we start to dress warmer but we also keep our homes warmer.

The idea of adding warmth to your home can take on a few different forms.  One way, is to add natural light, or the hint of natural light, to your decor.  For example, add candles or votives around your home or into your Fall tablescapes.

White Fall dining tablescape with candles and baby boo pumpkins

 

Another way to add warmth is to put more of a focus on your fireplace, so decorating your mantel to draw the eye to the fireplace to subconsciously make one thing about fire.  Even if your fireplace doesn’t work, this would be the perfect time of year to fill the fire box with candles or even pumpkins, to emphasize that element of warmth!  {You can find more ideas for non-working fireplaces HERE}

French fall fireplace mantel decorating nontraditional colors

 

Lastly, You can also strategically place throws on furniture, which lend themselves to a cozy feel.

 

 

4. Sprinkle in Warm Metals

To help add another layer to your decor and another element of texture, sprinkle in some metals!  Warm metals, like gold or copper, are perfect for Fall and easily coordinate with a wide variety of color combinations.  If silver is more your speed, maybe skip the chrome and opt for galvanized steel, which while it has the same silvery color, has a rougher texture more in keeping with the Fall season.

Fall farmhouse kitchen decor

Ideas for decorating with nontraditional Fall colors

 

 

5. Stay Seasonally Appropriate

Now this tip might seem a little odd, but it’s important if you plan to use nontraditional colors, which might otherwise lend themselves to another season.  So if, for example, you’re using purple in your Fall decor, now’s not the time to break out your collection of beautiful butterfly picks to sprinkle in with your dried flowers because butterflies tend to be associated with Spring.  Similarly, if you’re using food as part of your decorating, maybe skips the limes and use apples instead.

Fall acorns in a vintage trophy cup - Fall decorating ideas

 

Examples of seasonally appropriate items include feathers, acorns, pinecones, gourds, owls, antlers, dried grasses, apples, pears, etc.Dining tablescape decorating with nontraditional Fall colors

As you select items to use in your Fall decor, look for items that seem seasonally appropriate because these items will help create a Fall feel, which is especially important if you aren’t using traditional Fall colors.

 

 

So the next time you’re at the store, don’t feel limited to shop only from the seasonal aisle; instead, use the tips above to find things that will provide a Fall feel in any color scheme you choose!

 

 

2017 Fall Home Tour – Tidbits&Twine

Welcome to my 2017 Fall Home Tour, hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life!  If you’re here visiting from Haneen’s Haven, thank you for popping over!  I’m Kim!

I believe your home should reflect your personality and be filled with things you love.  My personal style is a curated look with a French influence…but truth be told, I change things around quite a bit in my home so every week is something different.  This year, I decided to take a non-traditional approach to decorating for Fall.  Typical Fall colors aren’t my favorite to decorate with in my home, so this year I decided to use sage, white, and pink.  Why not, right?!  Come on in!

 

 

I updated my twig wreath with seeded eucalyptus branches and pinecones for a soft, natural look.  I use the same twig wreath year-round and just add different elements to it in order to give it a different look.  For a full tutorial on this wreath, or any of its other looks, click HERE.

diy fall wreath

 

I don’t really have much of an entryway, as my front door opens into a wall.  To bring a bit more light to the space, I’ve added an oversized mirror.  There’s also a bench to assist those guests that prefer to take their shoes off.  A simple wicker tray with more eucalyptus branches, pumpkins, and antlers completes the Fall look.

French farmhouse foyer decorated for Fall

 

The entryway is also where I currently keep my ever-growing vintage cane collection.  I have no idea why these canes appeal to me so much, but I love them!

French Farmhouse Foyer with Mirror and Bench Decorated for Fall

 

From here, let’s move into my dining room!

French Farmhouse Dining Room decorated for Fall

 

Here I’ve used a wooden box filled with flowers and eucalyptus to create a centerpiece that extends along the length of the table.  The table is set with a mix of pink Arcoroc and Limoges dishes, along with Moscow Mule mugs.

Fall dining room tablescape with copper accents

 

Even my dining chairs got a Fall update with this sweet vinyl decal from Stone Creek Wall Decals.

French linen dining chairs with monogram on back

 

Now, of course I don’t keep my dining table set and ready for guests at all times, so here’s a look at my everyday dining room decor.  Those Moscow Mule mugs have moved up to the wall-mounted cup rack and the fresh flowers have been replaced with a mix of pumpkins and dried hydrangea.  A large round vintage bread board helps to add a bit of “oomph” to the centerpiece, which would otherwise look a bit small on the table.

French farmhouse fall dining room

 

For more photos and details about my Fall dining room, please visit the full dining tour HERE!

 

Shop My Dining Room

 

 

Now onto the last stop of our tour, my kitchen!

French farmhouse kitchen white cabinets and travertine tiles

 

My 3-tiered tray from Mothology is a staple in my kitchen.  For Fall, it’s decked out with eucalyptus and copper accents.

3 tier wooden tray decorated for Fall with copper and eucalyptus French farmhouse style

Farmhouse tray decorated for fall with eucalyptus and copper accents

 

And for the first time ever, our pear tree produced quite a crop this year!

French farmhouse fall kitchen vignette

 

More green, white, and copper accents sit beside the sink and I like that the eucalyptus adds an organic texture that breaks up the lines of the cabinets and tile.

Farmhouse kitchen sink decorated for fall

 

Wooden utensils are corralled in a white pitcher, which give me the perfect excuse to display my grandma’s rolling pin.

Farmhouse kitchen wooden utensil display vignette

 

And that’s my  Fall kitchen tour!  Simple and organic and in keeping with the style of the kitchen.

French farmhouse kitchen decorated for fall

 

Shop My Kitchen

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to head over to visit April at House by Hoff to tour her beautiful dining room!

 

 

 

 

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