Affordable, Cozy Fall Decor In the Dining Room

October 14, 2019

farmhouse floating shelf tobacco basket letter board pumpkins

Changing out your home decor with the seasons doesn't have to be expensive or difficult. I recently shared some of this year's farmhouse living room fall decor, and today I'd like to share how I decorated our DIY whitewashed farmhouse shelves for the fall season as well. 


autumn leaves pumpkin please fall decor

So where to begin? As you can see, we have a vintage buffet table sitting under the floating farmhouse shelves, which adds yet another surface to decorate! I chose larger pieces for the buffet, such as the lanterns and large wooden candle holder. As for the shelves, I went mostly with smaller elements, but for the tobacco baskets. I find that the baskets work beautifully to ground all my seasonal displays.

gray orange gold felted pumpkin lambs ear sprig

Texture and color are two very important elements of your display. For fall, obvious color choices would be oranges, golds, muted reds and faded greens. These pretty pumpkins in gray, orange and gold make a nice vignette along with the added muted green sprig of lamb's ear.

gold blue gray felted pumpkin greenery white berries

Using felted pumpkins is a great way to add texture to the display. More fall colors here, including a deep blue, make for a pleasing place to rest your eyes.  

gold gray white felt pumpkin brown stem shelf

One last trifecta grouping of fall feels and colors is this mix of felted pumpkins in orange, gray and white. All my felted pumpkins came from Target's Bullseye Playground.

baby boo white orange pumpkin galvanized cake stand fall decor

Here we have natural elements in the form of baby boo pumpkins, both white and orange. (Technically only the white ones should be called baby boos but I can't resist using it for both -- it's such a cute name!) Placing some of them on a galvanized cake stand makes them appear more prominent in the display.

wooden candle stand glass hurricane mini velvet orange white pumpkin filler

Whitewashed farmhouse wood is a natural texture that adds warmth. For color I added some orange and white mini velvet pumpkins (40% off from Hobby Lobby) and pine cones (from our yard) -- hence more textures and natural elements. For the candle I used an LED remote controlled pillar candle. 

mini white orange velvet pumpkin filler pine cones

I can't get over how adorable these mini velvet pumpkins are. They're also sold in gray and jewel-toned green.

white wood glass hurricane lantern fall leaves LED candle

Warm glowing candles look beautiful in the lanterns at night, and the added Dollar Tree fall leaf garland gives them just the right touch of color.


orange cranberry green jewel toned velvet pumpkin topiary tobacco basket

I can't say enough about the versatility of the tobacco baskets I use so frequently in my decor. Here, one becomes the perfect backdrop for a three-tiered velvet pumpkin topiary in gorgeous jewel tones!


I chose to keep some of my ironstone collection on the bottom shelf of the buffet. White goes with everything, no? Plus I just love having my collections out in full view whenever possible. 

autumn leaves and pumpkin please letter board tobacco basket felted pumpkins

I love how letter boards have become a "thing." They can add humor, philosophy, praise or just plain everyday commentary -- either way I  love being able to add words to go along with my decor! (I'm so nuts about it that I even have a "letter board sayings" Pinterest Board! Why not follow along?!!)  

wooden thankful sign pumpkins buffalo check

I picked up this adorable wooden script "thankful" sign (with buffalo check, no less) at Dollar Tree. It works well here on my farmhouse china hutch. 

farm fresh hand picked pumpkins daily 100% organic Dollar Tree sign fall decor

Another Dollar Tree purchase, this "Farm Fresh" pumpkin sign adds a great punch of color to the otherwise all-white china hutch filled with -- you guessed it -- all white ironstone!



I had a lot of fun decorating these shelves, but I must say it took me more than a few tries to get it set up to my liking. And crazy as it sounds, my mind is already dreaming up ways of  decorating them for Christmas -- so stay tuned!

Well, that's it for today, friends!
 I hope I've inspired you in some way and that 
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Affordable, Cozy Fall Decor 
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orange cranberry green jewel toned velvet pumpkin topiary tobacco basket

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Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Such lovely fall vignettes Kathleen. I really appreciate you sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week.

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