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Fall Cottage Decor Ideas

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Hello and welcome to Chatfield Court! Today is all about our fall cottage decor ideas.

We’ve only been in our little stone cottage for 3 months so there’s still a long list of things that need to be done, but I was excited to put the to-do list aside so I could decorate for my favorite season.

Front porch decorated for the season for my fall home tour.

Our front porch was the first space to get some fab fall decor.

I’ve always wanted a covered porch so that we could sit in our rockers and watch the world go by, and I got it with this house.

We didn’t get the rocking chairs but we did settle on a couple of comfy outdoor chairs, from Wayfair.

Front porch decorated for a fall home tour.

I built a rustic wheelbarrow for our fall front porch and filled it with lots of pretty mums, until they died…one by one…from the heat.

Ah…the joys of living in the South. 😉

Right now it’s filled with faux pumpkins and pinecones, no watering necessary.

Make sure you check out the step by step tutorial on how I built my wheelbarrow.

Front porch all decorated for a fall home | Seasonal Harvest Tour.

If we’re not out on the front porch, we’re in our favorite room inside the house…the kitchen.

The kitchen and dining area are open to each other and they both have 70 year old casement windows that let in tons of light and give us beautiful views of our back yard.

I’m so excited to have our girls home for the holidays so we can all cook and hang out in our new favorite space.

A 3 tiered tray decorated for a fall home | Seasonal Harvest Tour.
Fall touches in the kitchen for a fall home | Seasonal Harvest Tour.

I just did a little makeover on the kitchen island, it went from hunter green to this deep, rich gray, and I love how it stands out against all of the white in the kitchen.

Fall touches on the kitchen island for the Seasonal Harvest Tour.

The fall decor was kept simple in here with just a little fall color, in the heirloom pumpkin, and texture, in the woven tray and rustic pumpkins on the windowsill.

I was so happy that I had a spot in the kitchen for the chalkboard that I made last year from a $10 dresser mirror.

It’s so fun to change it out every month and I love adding seasonal touches to it.

Natural fall touches in the kitchen for a Seasonal Harvest Tour.

I try to use as many natural elements as I can when I decorate for fall.

I mean…Mother Nature is the best decorator, don’t you think?

Her colors are always perfectly fall.

Natural fall touches with pretty hydrangeas in the kitchen for a Seasonal Harvest Tour.

We’ve done so many fun things since we moved to North Carolina.

A couple of weeks ago we went to an apple festival where we got a peck of apples (about 10 lbs.). 

I was afraid that we were going to end up throwing some away but we ate them all in about a week. 

So much better than the apples you buy in the store.

Using apples and other natural fall touches for a Seasonal Harvest Tour.

I’m totally crushing on plaid this fall (well, every fall I love to use a bit of plaid) and these dollar store pumpkins just make me happy.

Using plaid and other natural fall touches for a Seasonal Harvest Tour.

Fall wouldn’t be complete without a trio of velvet pumpkins.

I got mine a few years ago and they are always my favorite thing to pull out.

The hubs isn’t allowed to touch them so I pack them away very carefully every year to keep the stems intact.

I was totally surprised when I took them out this year, after our big move from Illinois, and they were in perfect condition.

Look at that crazy stem.

Pretty velvet pumpkins and other natural fall touches for a Seasonal Harvest Tour.

It was really fun decorating our new house for the fall season.

Now we just need a bit of fall weather to go with all of this decor.

I’m trying not to rush it though because, before you know it, it’ll be cold and I’ll be complaining about that. How about you…are you ready for fall?

Wellcome Fall Home tour with tons of fall decorating ideas and inspiration.


  1. Fall is my favorite season as well!. Just love the hue, the ambience..everything..you have such a beautiful house indeed..

  2. There’s so much to love – your fall decor is beautiful! I want a big tiered stand like yours. It seems like fun to decorate. Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty. Hope to see you at this week’s party, the door is open Friday at midnight EST.

    1. The tiered tray is definitely fun to decorate, sometimes too much fun because I am constantly playing with it. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting, Nicole.

  3. Your home looks wonderful for fall. I love all of the different looks of the pumpkins throughout. It’s all very welcoming and inviting. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  4. Oh my goodness your home is so beautiful and full of charm! Love the natural accents and that chalkboard is so lovely!

    1. Thanks so much, Sara, I appreciate your sweet comment. πŸ™‚

  5. Beautiful!!

    Can I ask where you got the black and white striped pitcher/vase?

    1. Thank you Staci! I got the striped pitcher from Target in their Dollar Spot section about a year ago. πŸ™‚

  6. How adorable is that wagon/cart on the front porch! You’ve got so many thoughtful details woven throughout your home. So well done and thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Erika! The cart on the front porch is one of my favorite things this season. πŸ˜‰

  7. Your home looks so inviting for the fall season! Loving that three tiered tray!

    1. Thanks so much, Pam. I love the three tiered tray too, it’s so fun to decorate. πŸ™‚

  8. It was 4 years on Oct. 1 since we moved into this house. This morning I was in the shower thinking about 4 years ago and boxes everywhere and all the unpacking. You have accomplished alot . Your tiered tray looks so pretty and I have porch envy too! I wish we had a covered porch. Our TINY deck out back has an awning now but I want a front porch! Maybe some day. Thanks so much for the tour!!!

  9. Your home looks beautiful for fall! Thanks for sharing. ~julie

  10. So much to love here, Kristi! The velvet pumpkins, the plaid pumpkin… Thank you for sharing your Fall tour with us!

    1. Thanks so much, Sarah! It was so fun decorating the new house for fall for the first time. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Cassie, I appreciate it. The chalkboard is one of my favorite projects. πŸ™‚

  11. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Hi Kristi..I’m visiting from Brenda’s blog and I just have to tell you how beautiful your porch is with all of that gorgeous stone..it will look wonderful decorated for any season!

    1. Awww, thank you Nancy, I appreciate you visiting and touring our fall home. The porch is our favorite place and I can’t wait to decorate it for the upcoming holiday season.

  12. Love the fall touches around your home. I have been busy pinning your charming ideas!!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  13. Your porch looks so inviting, Kristi, and your velvet pumpkins are wonderful – such a nce touch for fall!

    1. Thanks JoAnne! The velvet pumpkins are my favorite fall thing. πŸ˜‰

  14. Your new house is just beautiful. Im going to poke around and look at some other posts about it. Darling.
    Have fun on your cruise.
    Let’s Add Sprinkles

    1. Thanks so much, Katie. I appreciate you stopping by to look around.

  15. Kristi, your stone cottage is absolutely charming and I can’t wait to see more! I love the fall touches you incorporated – what a great way to kick off the tour!

    1. Thanks so much Debbie, I appreciate it! I love doing Brenda’s tour, there’s always so many beautiful fall homes to see.

  16. Gorgeous Kristi! Your home looks fabulous dressed for any season! πŸ™‚

    1. You are too sweet! Thanks so much my friend! πŸ™‚

  17. I love your home! You’re going to love having a covered porch. Mine is in the backyard where I can enjoy the deep and other wildlife. I’m now following you on Instagram and Pinterest. Your home is decorated beautifully for fall! Love the wheel barrel you made. That’s pretty crafty! Thanks for the tour!

    1. Hi Sandy! Thanks so much for stopping in for the tour and for your sweet comment. We are really enjoying our new home and we love our covered porch. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Linda, the chalkboard calendar is one of my favorite projects that I’ve done. πŸ™‚

  18. Kristi, I think you’ve inspired me to give my kitchen island a new color, I love how yours turned out! I love all the touches of fall you’ve added throughout, the velvet and plaid pumpkins are adorable!

    1. Thanks so much, Cristina! I was a little nervous about the changing the color of the island but I’m really happy with the way it turned out. πŸ™‚

  19. have an amazing time on your trip. your gorgeous fall home will be waiting for you when you return home.

  20. There is nothing quite as wonderful as a new home to decorate for the Holidays!
    It all looks lovely and I love your hydrangeas!

    1. It is fun to decorate the new house for fall and I’m looking forward to dressing it up the for holidays. Thanks so much for stopping by Jemma.

  21. Hello – visiting from Brenda’s blog! Your new home looks beautiful – the stone exterior is beautiful. Looks like you’ve added some gorgeous fall touches to your home; love how you styled the tiered tray.

    1. Hi Melanie and welcome. Thanks so much for stopping in to see my fall home! πŸ™‚

  22. Your home looks very nice and I enjoyed your post. May you have a wonderful time on your cruise and be safe as well!

    1. Thank you, Karen, for your comment and for stopping in to see our fall home. Hope you have a great week!!! πŸ™‚

  23. Lovely fall decor. The three-tier tray is perfect for fall decorating. The covered front porch is ideal for resting, gazing, reading. Thanks so much for sharing with us on this first day of the tour. Glad Brenda put this together for everyone to enjoy.


    1. Thanks Mary, the tray is one of my favorite things to decorate each season. I can’t wait to see all of the other beautiful homes this week. Happy Fall!!!

  24. mary coakley says:

    Loved your house tour,I cannot believe you have your new home in order and it is beautiful.Thank you for the list of Home Tours,I just love looking at other peoples houses it gives you great ideas.Thank you Mary .

    1. Thanks Mary. We still have a lot to do but it looks cleaned up enough to be presentable. πŸ˜‰ I’m trying to take it slow so I can enjoy this process.

      I’m so glad that you are enjoying the other tours. There’s so many beautiful homes to see. Happy Fall to you!!!

  25. Brenda Kula-Pruitt says:

    Oh, you’re going to have so much fun on your trip! I’m so glad we got to see fall in your new-to-you home. Looks like the dog is quite at home on the porch! You did a great job decorating, as you always do, and I’m glad you’ll have your family together to celebrate your new space in style.

    1. Thanks so much, Brenda, we are really loving our new place. I appreciate you putting this all together and I’m looking forward to viewing the other fall homes. Happy Fall!!!

  26. Amazing how much you accomplished in such a short time. Love the hydrangeas. They are rare in this part of Florida but when I was in the North Florida area some actually grew. I am excited to follow your cruise. I did not know about Instagram stories. New to Instagram any how, I sold my condo. First viewing. Yeah! and a cash buyer! Two days later I found the perfect little house and made an offer. I am waiting to hear that they accepted. It is move in ready but I want to make a few decorating changes so I will be watching your blog for some great ideas. Have a wonderful and safe trip my friend. Debbie

    1. Thanks so much!

      Oh my goodness, Debbie, I’m so happy for you!!! First viewing, that’s so awesome. Congrats and I can’t wait to hear about you new house. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Shelley. It’s so fun to style the tiered tray for the different holidays.

  27. Beautiful tour, Kristi and I think y’all have done a lot in a short time.

    1. Thanks so much, Kim. We’re getting there. At least we’re no living out of boxes anymore. πŸ˜‰

  28. Your home looks beautiful! I love your tiered tray and your use of hydrangeas, they are one of my favorites!

    1. Thanks Susan, they’re one of my favorites too. πŸ™‚

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