Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cozy Eclectic Fall Living Room

As promised, I am continuing to share more posts of my home decorated for fall. About a month ago, I revealed my fall home tour, but I wanted to share each space in individual posts throughout the rest of the season. Today, we are heading back into my living room for another look around at some of the details I didn't show previously. Hope you enjoy!

The living room has gone through some changes since last spring when I first revealed it here. We painted the walls a slightly warmer and darker shade of gray, Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. We finally finished hanging both industrial pipe curtain rods and I rearranged and removed several of the furnishings to lighten things up a bit. This is the area that guests enter, so I hate having it clogged up with junk. Very difficult in a small space! I am constantly removing things and rearranging trying to find the best layout. This one seems to work best so far. You will find a full source list at the bottom of this post.
We have had the faux suede microfiber couch and sofa for awhile now and love them. They are from Raymour & Flanigan. They fit with my casual style and are great with kids and a dog. The shag rug is another new addition to this space and comes from Rugs USA.
The living room has a subtle bohemian vibe with some neutral fall touches throughout.

Most of the books stacked on the cupboard are ones that I have had since I was in high school. I have quite a collection of art books and just can't seem to let them go.
(You might notice some "artwork" on the drawer above. Pretty sure that was done by an artist named Owen.)

Our entryway is very small, as I have mentioned before, and basically consists of this small wall. This space also looks a bit different than last spring. There isn't too much space to work with, but I try my best! The macrame owl came from my mom. You can check out her vintage shop here. She has quite a few owls for sale!
I purchased the wooden "etc." sign at a thrift store a few months ago and gave it a makeover. I will share a before and after soon! It is amazing what a difference a little paint and sanding can do. I can't help but add quirky elements like this all around our place.

 beyond the "entryway wall", you get a glimpse into the playroom/office area. Won't be revealing that anytime soon! It is a disaster area most days.
Like I mentioned in my fall home tour post, the television is the first thing you see when you walk into our house (only because there is really nowhere else to put it...I have tried. Many, many, many times. Sigh.) It does reside on a beautiful antique sideboard that someone gave to us, so that helps. A little.
I hate seeing all the cords though, so I attempted to hide them with some fall decor and leaves :)
I love restyling shelves when the seasons change. Our old, rustic shelf was purchased at an antique store a few years ago. I kept it neutral with little pops of color in the blue mason jars.
The papier mache pumpkin is from Cloth and Patina and I shared a diy tutorial for the chevron burlap pumpkin awhile back.
Any shelves low enough, my kids love to rearrange. I don't mind. I think it is kind of fun to see what they come up with.
My mom bought Hazel and Owen some fall window stickers, which are actually pretty cute. They love to rearrange those too.
So there you have it! Our cozy, eclectic fall living room. It looks nothing like this right now, I have to admit. It is a wreck again, but looking at these photos is inspiring me to get it cleaned up. We'll see...

I will be back on Friday to share more of my dining room in a Thanksgiving blog hop with several other talented bloggers, so make sure to come back!

Source List:
Wall Color - Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter
Canyon Ridge Microfiber Sofa from Raymour & Flanigan
Canyon Ridge Microfiber Chair from Raymour & Flanigan
Marrakesh Shag Natural Rug from Rugs USA
Aztec Pillow Covers from Etsy
Drop Cloth Curtains - tutorial here
Industrial pipe rods from Lowe's
DIY Sweater Pouf Ottoman - tutorial here
Chevron bin from Target
Gray throw blanket from Sears
Fox pillow from Georgie Pearl Designs
'Automne' Pumpkin from Cloth and Patina
Chandelier from Craigslist
All other items are vintage, thrift store, and flea market finds

Till next time...
~Alice W.

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14 comments :

  1. Hi Alice,
    Your living room is so warm and inviting. Love all your Fall touches.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

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  2. Alice, I just love it ALL! So warm and cozy looking!

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  3. Hi Alice, Your home looks so inviting, it's surprising how little things can change the look of a place too....just love it.x

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  4. Love your inviting space! I remember those the having those cute fall/halloween clings when our kids were younger. Thanks for sharing your space!

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  5. Your home always looks so pretty to me. It's the details and love and warmth!

    Jane xx

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  6. *Swoon* I just love your home so much! XO

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  7. Love spending time in that room it is a warm and beautiful space!!

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  8. I love your livingroom--really love that wood cabinet. Everything looks great!

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  9. Your living room is sooo warm and inviting! Definitely a welcoming place upon entering your home.
    Mary Alice

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  10. Alice you adorn your home beautifully! Everything is alive! Thanks for sharing these innovative decorating ideas with us!

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  11. I enjoyed seeing your living room up close Alice! I love that rug. You have definitely made it feel so homey! I smiled when you mentioned the shelves and the kids. I do the same thing with the grands. I have a large cabinet in my entry and the bottom shelf is always kid friendly. That's where I put seasonal books and toys that are cute for the holiday but kid friendly. Kids have to have fun too!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. I'm mildly obsessed with this room - totally my style :)

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  13. I'm mildly obsessed with this room - totally my style :)

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  14. Just coming across your blog, I love your style! We have dark brown furniture too, so I'm glad I found how you styled it. Looks wonderful! I was actually considering buying that exact rug! How do you vacuum it? I'm just a little worried with the shag (and we have two pups, so lots of vacuuming needs to happen)! Thanks!

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Thank you for your comments! I love to hear from you! Due to an increase in spam comments, I have had to enable word verification. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes. ~Alice W.