Fall Home Tour Featuring Porch and Inside Decor

by Alli

Thank you to At Home stores for partnering with me for my Fall Home Tour. #MyReason

Welcome to my fall home tour! Come on in. I’ve got a buffet table filled with sweets and coffee is brewing in the kitchen. I wouldn’t be a good southern hostess if I didn’t have my buffet table loaded down with goodies. But we’ll get to that in a little while.

Welcome to my 1st ever fall home tour! I've got my dining room table dolled up for fall. I've also added touches of fall to my great room and my buffet is loaded with fall cookies and caramel apples. Come on over! #MyReason #ad

I’ve never done a fall home tour before, but I love decorating for fall! I inherited the decorating gene from my mom. She decorated seasonally and always came up with the best decor ideas.

Buffet Table - Fall Home Tour

When it comes to a decorating style, I tend to fall in the eclectic category.

I’m a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and a little bit glam, so my home reflects me. 🙂 And I always believe that less is more and frugal is the name of the game.

Let the Fall Home Tour Begin

My color scheme is navy, mustard, and touches of gold. It goes well with my existing furniture/decor. Who knew my color scheme would be trending as the top Pantone colors for fall?

My inspiration piece for my fall decor is this glass pumpkin that I found while browsing the aisles of At Home. It has all the colors of my existing decor, plus it’s a little bit different. I like different.

Fall Home Tour - An Alli Event

Front Porch Decor

My summer flowers finally bit the dust, so I cleaned up my planters and added a fall touch including colorful Ornamental Kale, Sedum and Sky Rocket Fountain Grass. This particular fountain grass grows to about 2 feet tall. It’s perfect to showcase in planters.

Remember to plant the taller plants in the back, the medium sized flowers in the middle and the short stuff (kale) in the front.

Fall Home Tour - Come on in!

I went with a pretty orange wreath with tiny pinecones when it came to adding a touch of fall decor to my front door. I tend to keep my porch simple. It’s easier to keep clean and to change up for the next big holiday.

Fall Home Tour - Front Door Wreath - An Alli Event

Come on in!


Dining Room Table

My mom’s biscuit bowl is the focal point of my dining room table. These bowls are also referred to as dough bowls. It’s a great way to remember my mom and it’s so pretty.


The large glass jar filled with pumpkins also belonged to my mom. Precious memories!

Fall Home Tour - Decorating with Pumpkins

This stunning vase from At Home is a beautiful way to display a bouquet of wild flowers. You call them weeds, I call them flowers. They just say fall to me and it reminds me of all the times my kids would bring me a fist full of flowers just because they love me.

Vase full of Wild Flowers - Fall Home Tour

The table runner on the dining room table is actually a yard of fabric, cut into two pieces length-wise. Cut the fabric right down the middle, turn under the edges and iron them. I can use this fabric again and again.

Dining Room Decor - Fall Home Tour

I place the centerpiece on the part where the two pieces of fabric meets and no one can tell it’s two runners instead of one.

Pet Peeve: When I see a dining table dressed up for fall, I can’t stand to see empty glasses. Care for some grape juice? Ha!

Dining Room Tabletop Decor - Fall Home Tour

Plain gold charger plates are cheap. Navy chargers are hard to find and are not so cheap. To save money, I painted the rims of my gold chargers navy. Use a small foam roller and you’ll have like-new charger plates in no time.

Fall Home Tour Tabletop Decor

The mustard colored napkins are tucked under the plate like a little envelope. It’s a little different and I like the look.

Great Room

Great Room Tour - Fall Home Tour

My great room is where you’ll always find the family when we’re not gathered around the dining room table. I like that it has a cozy, glam look.

Fall Home Tour - Great Room

Many forts have been built in this room over the years with blankets and pillows.  As you can see, I have a thing for pillows and throws and At Home Stores has a huge selection at incredible prices.

When the grandkids come over for a slumber party, we just throw the pillows on the floor and get comfy.

Fall Home Tour - Great Room


I jazzed up my display cubbies with repurposed pumpkins. Last fall they were white with orange polka dots. This time around, I spray painted them white and once they were dry, I dipped them in  bowls of paint.  I love how they turned out.

Bookcase Photos - Fall Home Tour

Helpful Hint: Bookcase cubbies are a great way to add extra storage. My home is older (aka not much storage) and I try to find storage wherever I can. I have a large collection of cake plates and some of them made their way into my bookcase.

Bookcase - Fall Home Tour

White is my primary color and I added touches of navy, red, etc. Vary the heights and don’t overdo things.

Bookcase - Fall Home Tour

Free fall printables from some of my favorite blogs are a great (and free) way to add a touch of fall color and quotes to your decor.

Overall view of cubbies - Fall Home Tour

Coffee Table

My husband thinks the coffee table is exclusively his and its only purpose is to hold the TV remotes. And his glass of iced tea. No, a coffee table is so much more. Don’t you agree? I told him that I was going to teach him how to style a round coffee table. That look he gave me was priceless.

Styling a Coffee Table - Fall Home Tour

My round coffee table is made from reclaimed wood. Seems like everything in my living room is rectangle or square, so a round table mixes things up a bit. I really love that it lets up and down, so it can be used for cozy, intimate dinners.

During summer months, I keep a large bouquet of freshly picked hydrangeas, a nautical tray, and a collection of seashells on my coffee table. Once fall arrives, I’m ready for a change.

How to Style a Round Coffee Table for Fall

For me, a tray is a must and At Home has the perfect tray for my round table. An owl magnifying glass adds a little bling. The candles, candle holders, tray and pumpkin all were purchased from At Home. Their prices can’t be beat!

Styling a Round Coffee Table - Fall Home Tour

Buffet Decor

My buffet is actually in the great room simply because it won’t fit in the dining room with the two china cabinets.

Buffet Table - Fall Home Tour

I have a family photo wall above the buffet and I always style the buffet according to the season.

Fall Home Tour - Buffet


Would you like a fall-inspired cookie? Coffee? Caramel Apple? I’ve added a sprinkle of cinnamon to the coffee and the cookies are delish!

Cooke, Cookies - Fall Home Tour

Here’s a closeup of the cookies. (That’s a photo of me in the background).

Have a Cookie - Fall Home Tour

This gorgeous navy table runner is a big favorite of mine. Don’t you love the gold accents? It’s another great find from At Home.

Navy Runner - Fall Home Tour

When I’m hosting a dinner party, I usually arrange the desserts on my buffet. It’s also a great place to add a touch of seasonal decor.

Buffet Table - Fall Home Tour

My tiered tray isn’t quite tall enough on its own, so I added another cake plate to boost the height a little. Then I anchored the whole thing with a mirror. Fall leaves and berries are tucked in between the cake plate and tiered tray to add another kiss of fall.

Buffet Table all decked out for fall - Fall Home Tour

Thanks for Stopping by My Fall Home Tour

I’m so glad you stopped by my fall home tour today. Decorating for fall shouldn’t be stressful. Remember to stick with your style, don’t compare your decorating skills to others and visit At Home for inspiration  and great prices.

Shop the Look - Fall Home Tour

How do you decorate for fall?



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Rebekah October 3, 2016 - 7:52 am

It’s gorgeous! I love the Navy and Gold together. Good job!

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:27 pm

Thanks, Bec! Navy is my new fave color . . . I think. 🙂

Sarah October 3, 2016 - 8:25 am

Your home is beautiful!! I got my decorating skills from my mom,too! So sweet. The pops of gold are so perfectly fall. I love how you decorated so much of your home but it’s not overwhelming. Your table setting may be my favorite 🙂

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:27 pm

Thanks, Sara! I think the entire fall home tour was a roaring success! Your decor is beautiful!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication October 3, 2016 - 9:45 am

I love how yours turned out, Alli! That glass pumpkin is to die for, and I have to say – I ADORE those royal blue couches of yours! WOW!!!

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:16 pm

Thanks, Kristen! I had beige couches forever and I even wrote a post about keeping things neutral. When it came time to replace those couches, I decided to go crazy with color and threw out the “always keep your couch neutral stuff.”

Paula Schuck October 3, 2016 - 9:53 am

I LOVE that you focused on the small touches that can completely bring a look together. The little things matter as much if not more than the big ones!

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:15 pm

Thanks, Paula! This was my first ever home tour and I really enjoyed it.

Jeanette October 3, 2016 - 10:31 am

I don’t have a decorating bone in my body! I could use you to decorate my house! WOW This looks so beautiful.

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:15 pm

Thanks! It’s just trial and error with me. 🙂

Zan October 3, 2016 - 12:25 pm

I have never seen these parts of your home and I have got to say, they are as gorgeous as I imagined. I love your table top decor and how well the colors flow together. The candle stands, chargers, that tall vase with the flowers (I call them flowers too) are so making a statement. Oh, and your couches? They are awesome. I am so glad to see how you embrace colors and how you desctibe your decor style!!!! BTW: I have been looking for gold chargers because who knows what a certain person did with mine when we moved? Maybe I’ll paint some!!

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:14 pm

Thanks,Zan! Now that I know how easy it is to change those gold chargers, I can decorate for any season. 🙂 Your house is beautiful for fall and I can’t believe all the obstacles you overcame to get the post out today. Hope we can do a tour again real soon – what about Christmas? 🙂

zan October 11, 2016 - 10:19 am

That would be great – glad you would like to do something like this again. It was so much fun!!

Lora October 3, 2016 - 1:48 pm

I love your table setting and especially those decorative salad/dessert plates! The navy chargers are unique and a fun twist — and I was immediately struck by how nice your glasses looked…. so grape juice will be on my list the next time I do a table setting, lol.

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:13 pm

Last Thanksgiving, I did an entire photo shoot of my table all set for Thanksgiving Day. After I edited them, they just looked flat. I realized the glasses were so empty looking (because they were). The very next day, I reset the table for Thanksgiving and added grape juice. I was stunned at the difference it made in the photos. I’ve been adding grape juice ever since. I think I should partner with Welch’s. 🙂

Rena McDaniel October 3, 2016 - 2:09 pm

You have a gorgeous home and your decorating and photography skills are out of this world.

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:10 pm

Thanks so much, Rena! I think you made my day – such sweet words.

Jacqui - @TradesofJacqui October 3, 2016 - 2:57 pm

OMG. The decor is fabulous! I absolutely love it! I never got into decorating for the seasons, but, I just love looking at them :). My favorite is simple, but, I love the plants at your front door. They always look cozy to me and when I see them in flowerbeds, it always draws my eye. Thank you for sharing!

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:10 pm

Thanks for stopping by the fall home tour and for your kind words. 🙂

jennifer October 3, 2016 - 4:15 pm

oh my gosh, i just happen to scroll through and saw my printables as part of your fall home tour. how fun! it would be lovely if you could link up to me 🙂

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:05 pm

Oops – I meant to link to you. I promise I’ll go back and link up. I LOVE your fall printables! I guess you can tell. 🙂

jennifer October 3, 2016 - 9:49 pm

thank you so much. and im so happy you like my free printables. i plan on offering new prints for each season, and whenever im inspired to share something i’ve made for my own gallery, so i hope you’ll keep checking back. just had to share with my husband that i was scrolling your blog and happened upon this. made my day 🙂

Mary October 3, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Just gorgeous. I so love the color scheme you have throughout your house. It’s just how I imagined you personality would be, fun, vibrant, and energetic. Alli you certainly know how to entertain !

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:04 pm

Thanks, Mary! I always get such inspiration when I see all of your decor. You’re the master!

Shirley Wood October 3, 2016 - 4:35 pm

I just love your inspiration pumpkin, it’s gorgeous and I like that it’s different too. My grandmother always had a glass jar like your Mom’s on her counter full of biscuits. We called it the biscuit jar. I’d sure love to have it now!
Love the paint dipped pumpkins and all of your milk glass. Your great room is so cozy and comfy and ready for fall.
My favorite is the buffet with the cookies and coffee and pretty autumn leaves. Beautiful home tour, Alli.

Alli October 3, 2016 - 7:04 pm

Wish we could have all got together after our tour! Wouldn’t that be fun? There is so much inspiration throughout this fall tour. Every decor theme is unique and beautiful. I think I shared more pics that I ever have. 🙂

Liz Mays October 3, 2016 - 7:43 pm

Ooh, I love your use of fall colors! Your surfaces rock and I love the decorations outside your front door too.

Bella October 3, 2016 - 9:26 pm

Oh my goodness, your house looks beautiful! I love to go on house tours and yours is amazing. Very well done.

Sarah October 3, 2016 - 9:36 pm

These are all great options and so beautiful. I really love Fall decor, this is my favorite season

lynzy October 3, 2016 - 10:45 pm

OMG your home is gorgeous! I love all of your fall decor – it looks SO great! Awesome job, this is serious inspiration to get my butt in gear to decorate haha!

Mary Edwards October 4, 2016 - 8:24 am

BEAUTIFUL. I’m loving all the fall colors. And that wreath is perfect.

Sara October 4, 2016 - 1:12 pm

I love these fall decorations! They look so awesome. I need to get moving on our fall decorations and I will be getting inspirations from these photos.

rebekah October 4, 2016 - 10:13 pm

I’m living vicariously through your home & your fall decor! It’s so gorgeous girl!

Emma Spellman October 4, 2016 - 10:51 pm

The decor is just amazing. I would love to have fancy decor out like that, but with two toddler boys it would sadly be destroyed in one visit to the bathroom. lol. I can’t wait until they are older and I can have fun decorating the house without worrying about it getting damaged.

Farrah Less G. October 5, 2016 - 9:37 am

I love fall season everywhere you look is so colorful. And I definitely like bring that smile inside my home. All your design are superb. Thanks for sharing your ideas to us highly appreciated.

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen October 5, 2016 - 11:25 am

How I wish there’s Fall here!!! Thank you so much for the home tour. Can I just say that I love love love your dining room table?!

Jasmine Watts October 6, 2016 - 4:01 am

Gorgeous! I love those decorative salad and dessert plates! Thanks for sharing!

Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins October 15, 2016 - 2:57 pm

Oh, I love how cozy your home looks! I like how you’ve carried the same colors throughout the house but it doesn’t feel overwhelming. The buffet was my favorite part.

Kate Evans November 19, 2016 - 4:09 am

Hello Alli, I just love all your ideas. I will use this information for my home now. That orange wreath is looking awesome. Thank you so much for these nice tips.

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