When the weather starts to cool, those long summer days turn shorter and shorter and the kids finally go back to school 🙂 my mind slowly drifts to the deep colors of autumn and our home quickly transitions into fall…
Splendor of Autumn Home Tour with Balsam Hill
Today I am sharing how I am celebrate the season of autumn with my decorating thanks to my friends at Balsam Hill. *this post is sponsored by Balsam Hill & includes affiliate links, but my love for autumn décor, pumpkins, pretty wreaths and candles are completely my own :), for more questions go here.*
Autumn in our Farmhouse…
Crunchy beautifully colored fall leaves, cooler autumn breezes, big bushels of apples and pumpkins, smoky bonfires and of course, hot spiced cider…..
When decorating our farmhouse I try to bring those autumn sights and sounds inside our home as I think of all the annual fall memories we share as a family.
Our autumn memories usually start with our annual trip to the apple orchard where we pick up bushels and bushels of apples and loads upon loads of pumpkins….
Because autumn can be such a busy time of year, simplicity in decorating is sooooo important! Even little things like hanging a pretty fall wreath on our fireplace echoes fall without taking time away from other fall activities.
This gorgeous magnolia wreath on my living room mantel speaks for itself. The magnolia leaves and pine cones look identical to the ones in our yard and the white pumpkins look just like the ones we brought home from the orchard.
It wouldn’t feel like fall without candles!!!
The warm glow of these miracle flame wax LED candles and faux bois walnut candle holders give beauty to our fireplace without the worry that one of kids or Moose might knock them over. You never need to search for a fresh candle or find a lighter to light them and they come with a remote!!!
Jason even thought the candles were real and these faux bois candle holders were made of wood before I told him otherwise :).
When our kids get off their school bus I love to sit with them and hear about their day. As they continue to grow up, taking a few minutes with them before the craziness of soccer practice and homework seems to be more and more important these days.
Most school days, I don’t have such a pretty spread laid out but yesterday, I had a little extra time to surprise them with some apple cider and homemade cinnamon buns (made by the Amish, not me :).
In the fall, our family loves everything apple… sliced apples, apple cider and applesauce, which makes our kitchen smell amazing while cooking. Tucker, our youngest has started to ask me to make more pumpkin recipes.
This gorgeous hand blown pumpkin candle holder is a gentle reminder to me that I need to venture more into the world of pumpkin baking. Because, as I learned from my older 3, you are only 6 for a little while.
Flavored tea light candles smell and look amazing inside my newest pumpkin candle holder. So even when I am not baking my kitchen can still smell delish :).
I love my new pumpkin candle so much I have been moving it all around our home. Don’t be afraid to move things around your home, it is always fun to keep your family guessing! I recently moved it onto our family room mantel and lit it with some fairy lights from Balsam Hill and beautiful pumpkin garland.
The orange pumpkins of the garland pop and the color is identical to my kid’s carving pumpkins in the vintage ash bucket next to our fireplace.
Since I can’t hang a pretty autumn wreath over our family room mantel because of our TV, I hung this colorful autumn garland under it to remind us of the beauty of fall just outside our windows.
The matching autumn wreath looks fantastic hung on our picture window. It even looks pretty from the outside too :).
When it’s time for those yummy family filled fall dinners, I plan on moving my new autumn wreath and garland into our dining room.
The autumn garland and wax LED candles look stunning on our farmhouse table.
With the candles on our table I added 3 green pumpkins on top of our faux bois candle holders so they didn’t feel lonely :).
I can’t make any promises that I won’t move those gorgeous pieces from Balsam Hill again but it’s safe to say that our farmhouse is officially ready for autumn :).
As you can see, it only takes a couple beautiful pieces to make your home look stunning without taking time away from those important fall memories with family.
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I hope that sharing my autumn home tour inspires you to celebrate the beauty of autumn in your home. I am off to get a few more wax LED candles so I can recreate what my friend Courtney did here before the fall holidays are over :). Thanks so much to Balsam Hill for providing me with these gorgeous autumn pieces!!!