It’s opening day for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tour 2022! And today, I’m sharing my small apartment fall living room tour!
SMALL APARTMENT FALL LIVING ROOM TOUR
Welcome to the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tour 2022, hosted by my sweet friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew!
If you’ve arrived from StoneGable, welcome! Yvonne is a dear friend and I often call her my decorating hero! When My Wee Abode grows up, it wants to be the mini-version of StoneGable. 😉
If you’re new to My Wee Abode, I’m Julie… a single-again-mom and now a grandma ALMOST 6 times over! My daughter and son-in-love have a boy-girl-boy, and my son and daughter-in-love have a boy-girl-soon-to-be-boy. We are looking forward to this gift from God in March 2023! If you want to learn more about My Wee Abode (or even me) you can start on my About Page.
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Now, let’s get started on the tour!
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SMALL APARTMENT LIVING ROOM TOUR – The Entryway
Today, not only am I sharing my living room and entryway, but FIVE more of my blogging buddies are sharing their homes, too!
And, throughout this week be sure to come back to this post to find links to all my friends’ homes! The links will be updated each day, Monday through Friday… You won’t want to miss all the inspo!
But for now, let me welcome you to my home…
The entry way got a bit of an edit from last month’s Pinterest Challenge. Though I loved the look for the challenge, it was just a bit too much for me for the whole season.
Can you say “simple and minimal”? That’s what I’m aiming for this season.
The little storage bench where we sit and slip our shoes on-and-off was relocated to just under the kitchen bar.
It’s taking some courage to share a bit of my kitchen in the background, as I’m having a hard time with the faux golden oak cabinets, that clash with the ash LVP. It actually keeps me up at night… thinking and re-thinking about what I can do to end the
love-hate-relationship I have with these ugly cabinets. (Any suggestions are welcome!)
The cabinets are really the only thing I don’t like about My Wee Abode. I’m SUPER thankful for a very wide entryway that allows us to switch-up things now and then. It also affords easy maneuverability for Mom, as she uses a walker.
Small Apartment Fall Living Room Tour – The “Buffet”
During the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tour, the new My Wee Abode was “introduced”. At that time, I shared how I had turned my portable kitchen cart/island into a coffee station.
Since then, Prime Day happened, and I ended up purchasing a new coffee maker which didn’t fit on the cart any longer. So my Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker found a new home on the kitchen counter, and my kitchen cart is now a buffet/sideboard.
Using this cart for storage and seasonal decor is so fun! And when we have company, it doubles for serving space!
Adding touches of copper and wood is a simple way to dress-up an area for the fall season.
This wooden pear and shiny copper-look acorn are faves each fall at MWA. And the pretty little copper coffee art templates have never been used… at least not for making coffee. They are just pretty copper ‘trinkets’.
Small Apartment Fall Tour -Dining Area
Okay… I know this was SUPPOSED to be about My Wee Abode’s fall living room decor. However, it’s a bit difficult to separate areas in my “open-concept” apartment.
So, here’s a peek at the dining area. Not much has changed since the summer tour, except that my DIY fall wood leaf garland is now on display.
This was a fun project I did a couple years back, and displaying already-owned decorative items in different areas of the home is a great money-saver… like here on the dining room table/office desk.
If you want to make your own wood leaf garland, and can’t find these at HL, take a gander at this Etsy shop. I purchased some wood leaves from this store for a new project I’m working on for this season!
Small Apartment Fall Living Room Tour – NOW the Living Room!
Now we have ACTUALLY arrived in the living area!
The living area is much bigger than than the loft apartment. In fact, it’s so much bigger that, Lord-willing, this will be the last time you see my beloved sand-colored love seat in a home tour!
As the pillow says, “Be Grateful”, and I’m excited AND grateful that we have a new sofa scheduled to be delivered at the end of October/beginning of November. (So, I’m thinkin’ you just MIGHT see the loveseat *one* more time!)
The buffalo check pillow and the ‘be grateful’ pillow were purchased from Sutton Place Designs. The quality is great, and I love supporting fellow bloggers and small businesses by purchasing from their online stores! (And, all items in her store happen to be on sale right now!)
Want to keep things simple? Simply trade-out your faux stems each season. All I did for the decor on this side table was to change out the yellow stems from summer for these autumn stems. Easy peasy!
The DIY IKEA Cabinet Hack
The IKEA Cabinet I hacked last year is a fave of mine. Not only is it fun to decorate, but you would never guess how much DIY ‘stuff’ is stashed behind those pretty caned doors!
The wooden pedestal bowl that I gifted myself last year when I visited Yvonne in Lancaster, PA, has become a ‘staple’ decor item at MWA.
If you REALLY fall in love with a decor item or piece of furniture, consider investing in the item. Chances are, if it’s a decor item, you will use it over and over again.
If it’s a furniture piece, take the price of the item and divide it by the number of years you think it will be in your home. Consider the yearly cost, and you might just feel better about the purchase!
Just placing one bowl with a few simple ‘natural’ fall elements is easy and, for me, minimal. 🙂
Adding Fall Decor to Your Coffee Table
This coffee table just might end up being ‘dwarfed’ by the new sofa… but for now, it works well in our little apartment decorated for fall.
Natural weaved and braided pumpkins are all the rage this season… I dare you to count how many you will find throughout this week’s tour! (Be sure to come back and tell me in the comments!)
I found this 8″ woven pumpkin at Michael’s, and it’s still on sale!
Use fall colored hydrangeas with some faux wheat placed here-and-there in an olive bucket, and you have a lovely fall arrangement!
Decorating for Fall Around the TV
Learning how to decorate this long and low-setting media console has been a bit of a challenge.
All of my efforts to go extremely minimal this season just didn’t look right for the console.
The two ends were decorated as shown, but, at first, I didn’t have the garland added. After a couple days, my *mom* actually said, “Do you have a garland you could add to the front?” Then I remembered the faux bittersweet garland I had purchased last year!
The compromise was, it was added to the *back* of the console. 😉
Using amber bottles is a great way to add warmth and welcome the fall season to your home. Plus, a couple sweet little neutral pumpkins always helps!
The candle holders on the right were a new purchase from Hobby Lobby, but you can find all kinds of wooden pillar holders on Amazon, too!
Instead of candles, you can add other fall elements to pillar candle holders, like my DIY candle rings and these all-time fave DIY velvet pumpkins (I even share a secret for how to make these look like the pros!)
And just for fun… I liked how this photo came out!
Keepin’ It Real with a Small Apartment Fall Living Room Tour
Here’ a last look from a different angle of our little apartment…
Again… just keepin’ it real, sweet friends. Mom’s recliner is not the prettiest piece of furniture, and it wouldn’t be my first choice if I were living by myself. However, Mom needs a comfortable place to sit and be able to elevate her feet, and it must be close enough to her room and bathroom.
Plus, I want her to be able to look out our slider and see the wonderful gardens and trees in our community!
The gray corduroy fabric on the recliner will coordinate MUCH better with the new sofa, too! 😉
Now Let’s Hop!
I hope my small apartment fall living room tour inspired you, and perhaps you learned something new, as well!
Now, it’s time for you to hop on over to She Gave It a Go! You’re going to LOVE Brendt’s style, plus, she is a lovely woman, inside-and-out! (A fellow sister in the Lord!)
And don’t forget to come back each day this week to be inspired by all the wonderful bloggers listed below!
Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each fall home tour by clicking the links below.