#3 Fall Idea House Tour

Posted by on October 2, 2014 in Decor, Thanksgiving | 12 comments

Here’s more inspiration and ideas from the Fall Idea House 2014!  Some ideas are simple and quick to do to perk up your decor for fall. Others are more involved so that you’ll want to save them for future inspiration and use.

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Let’s start in the kitchen with some inexpensive ideas for curtains.

I see burlap used for just about everything these days. In the other two posts, burlap was used on the tables in several different ways. In the kitchen, burlap is draped as a window treatment. Artificial stemmed leaves and lights are used as an accents. With a change of season, simply change the corner accents to update the look!


Another burlap curtain was used in an outdoor building. It is simply looped over a metal rod and accented on the sides with a bow.

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Back to the kitchen….

The open shelving coordinates with the color scheme and makes a big impact!

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Did you see the simple bouquets of wheat in the red vases?

Here’s my version using Dollar Tree vases and wheat…..   Use in a group, as a centerpiece, or as repetition on a long table with other fall items. This is a quick and easy idea!


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On the butcher block in the kitchen there’s a casual place-setting idea. The unique part is that the plate is clear glass, but they used a patterned paper plate underneath. Under the place-setting is a rustic colored, small woven rug. The texture and warmth of the fall colors blend with the color scheme. Who says rugs are just for the floor?

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I love the idea of using an old bookshelf and lining the back with vintage ceiling tile! It certainly makes this piece a show stopper! Don’t you agree?

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Into the Dining Room…..

The dining room table has an “over-the-top” display! I don’t think one more thing would fit! On a practical note, no one would see another person at the table! HA!  Notice the beautiful fall sunflower patterned tablecloth!

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Table runners, in the same pattern, are hung as wall art on either side of the shelf unit.

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…..A beautiful arrangement on the buffet!

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One of the bedrooms in the Idea House was set up as a tablescape idea room.  The first tablescape was for a Book Club dinner.


Instead of placemats, open books are used to hold the plates. Silverware is wrapped in book pages along with a decorative napkin ring. Candle holders are on different levels of stacked books. Both candle holders and vases have twine wrapped around them.

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Don’t have a tablecloth to fit? Try this idea….. Use a curtain and simply layer with burlap and a decorative runner.


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 A second tablescape uses bright orange and blue! Wooden mushrooms are used as candleholders.  A small bird sitting in a dish at each place is used as a place card holder. Bright blue napkins are placed on the back of each chair and held by colored twine.

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 Also, in the room….

a lantern filled with many fall accents.

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In the hallway…..

This artwork has all the right colors, but not the right size. By painting a large graphic square that highlights the artwork, it makes it appear larger and fills the space with color and added interest.

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Another pallet idea! This is one I could do myself!

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 So many great ideas! I’ll bet you found something that would work in your own home! There’s just one post left to share for the Fall Idea House.

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  1. Oh my, eating off books . . . I couldn’t do it! lol Thanks for sharing your inspirational photos — I really like the artwork surrounded by the graphic in a repeating color.

  2. Hi Phyllis!

    Congrats! We are featuring your fun project in our weekly Feature Friday Series today! Hop over to check it out. We will also resume our Crafty Showcase this Saturday! Stop over and share more of your projects.

  3. Beautiful ideas! Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! Hope to see you there next week.

  4. Everything looks so pretty, love your fall decor!

  5. Thanks for sharing all those great ideas!

  6. So many beautiful ideas here 🙂

    Thanks for sharing over at Creative Mondays 🙂

  7. So many beautiful ideas – thank you for sharing them with Share It One More Time. Cathy

  8. Great ideas and such stunning autumn colours. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

  9. Just wondering what type of burlap (size of fabric etc) that you used in the 3rd photo with burlap curtain looping over rod.

    • Use the softest burlap that you can find. Start with at lease 2x the width. Cut and hem to any size that works for your window. Sorry, I don’t have exact dimensions.

  10. I’m loving your mushrooms and the blue-orange place settings. Wow! I just shared this post to the Scrapality FB page, twitter feed and Pinterest board. Thanks for linking up!

  11. Those are some fabulous ideas. I live the pallet too. I see a few pumpkins there. Don’t forget the Fabulous linky party. Posts featuring pumpkins are entered in a give a way. Please come and join us again!
    Have a great weekend.

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