DIY Projects and Home Decor

I think every year around this time it is hard for me to imagine cooler temps and pumpkins. I was hopeful that this year would be different since the Summer felt so long, but alas, it’s the same. I’m not ready for Fall or Winter! This actually makes me quite sad adding pumpkins to my decor lol. Serious though. I waited until the latest possible minute to do it. I tried to decorate for Fall without them, but it just didn’t do. But, the wonderful Marty from

A Walk Thru Life

is hosting the Fall Home Tours this week, so I had to get over myself and attempt to welcome Fall:-RRB-.


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We moved into our custom home about 7 years back. He clearly didn’t understand what he was getting himself in to:-RRB- He used to leave the home for the day if I was doing a huge project, but he’s gotten much better and now just leaves the room. We were thinking about building a new house this previous Spring, but have decided to remain and accept this beautiful home we have … for now.

I’ll be publishing one more trip up next week that will include our bedroom and BIG modifications in my living room. For now, here’s our house!

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Our entry way got a huge update this spring with these.

double barn doors. This completely transformed this area! Bench, rug, white pillow, clock: Home Item Grey pillow and throw: Ikea

White living room decor and decorating ideas with DIY barn doors

Here’s the other side of the entry hall and stair case that you see as you enter our home. I wasn’t sure which direction to go with Fall this year. I was trying to add some bright oranges and yellows, but I ultimately decided on a soft grey.


Entryway decor and decorating ideas. White entryway with square board and batten

Console Table: Target Sofa Bed: Ikea.

Our front room was made into a quasi guest room when guests come over and functions as mountain of toys all other times. This couch is my fave from Ikea. It’s also a pull out bed.


Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. White living room. DIY shiplap
Bench and light: Target. Carpet: Rugs U.S.A.. synthetic fireplace.

And this little bench houses a ton of fun little toys. I’m all about multi-purpose furniture 🙂


Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. White living room. DIY shiplap

The mantel on our

was the very first thing to get embellished. I put no believed into this. Simply grabbed all my pumpkins out of a bag and threw them up there … and it ended up looking decent lol.

wood mirror.


Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. Fall decor and decorating ideas. Neutral and white fall mantel decor. White living room. DIY shiplap

Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. White living room. DIY shiplap

Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for living room. White living room. DIY shiplap

As for our dining room. I had a grande vision of all white and brown with pops of maroon from these mums. But, alas, my mums have yet to bloom. Maybe I’ll update this picture when they are full of color 🙂


Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY shiplap in dining room. Neutral and white Fall dining room decor

For the sideboard, I just moved a few mugs out of the way and added a ton of little pumpkins on this 3-tier stand.


Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY shiplap in dining room. Neutral and white Fall dining room decor

I kept everything else simple with whites and creams on the pillows. That

has actually been a staple in my dining space for several years now; I’m truthfully believe it’s the only thing that has stayed the exact same in our home for that long lol.

Bench: House Item White pillow cases: Ikea White boxes: Home Depot Carpet: Ikea Chairs: Ikea.


Farmhouse dining room decor and decorating ideas. DIY shiplap in dining room. Neutral and white Fall dining room decor
Striped pillow: Amazon. The House of Silver Lining.

As for the exit, here’s the other view of our entry way. I just love this staircase and the two story foyer. It’s probably one of my fave views in the house!


Two story entrway or foyer. White and neutral decor and decorating ideas for Fall.

Thank you for dropping by! Be sure to check back next week with some more room tours!

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