I’m finally sharing my fall living room that features several vintage decor pieces. Some I’ve had for years, and some are new additions for this fall season!
I’ve always used vintage items in my decor, but more and more I am trying to be more thoughtful about what I’m adding into my decor. I love to scour the antique shops and flea markets to find unique vintage items to use in my decorating. And, I do supplement with pieces that are vintage-inspired. Vintage inspired candlesticks, baskets, and planters, are all things I look in local boutique shops. There has definitely been a resurgence lately of using vintage artwork in the home and I’m loving it! I hope this isn’t just a trend! All that to say, I love vintage decor and don’t see me straying from that. Of course, trends come and go and for me, that’s where I’ll make changes in accessories. So, let’s take a look around my living room and the changes I’ve made for the fall season!
Vintage Decor – Fall LIving Room
So, for fall, I brought in my favorite black and cream rug to layer over the jute rug that I have in here. I love the look of layered rugs and I so wish this black and cream rug were still available to purchase because I would buy a larger size for the dining room!
And, here’s a look at the other side of the room. Something you won’t notice in the photos, but a big change I made here was adding some upholstery foam to my vintage sofa cushion. It originally had just a down and feather cushion. But, I don’t have maids like on Downton Abby to fluff my sofa cushion daily! And, the down and feather, even when fully fluffed, wasn’t very comfortable. So, I purchased some upholstery foam and added it underneath the down and feather cushion. I wrapped both in batting and put it all back inside the cushion cover! It was quite a bit of wrangling, but now that it’s done, I’m glad I did it! The sofa is much more comfortable and I have to throw the cushion on the floor over and over to fluff it up!
I switched out the prints in the frames above the sofa. These vintage botanical fruit prints are free to download and print when you sign up to get my emails. It’s just a little “thank you” for following me here and once you sign up, you’ll get any future downloadable art that I create just for my subscribers!
I plan to add to this collection of vintage fruit botanicals in the future, but for now, it includes the six shown here above my sofa: two pear varieties, pomegranate, fig, olive, and cherry.
While we’re talking art, I fell in love with this vintage print of an original from BFF Print Shop. I’ve shared this site before, but they continue to add new pieces of art to their collection! Their downloads are only $15 and then you just have them printed in the size you want. I’ve shared before that I like to avoid glass for displaying these vintage painting prints. I found this gold vintage frame on Facebook Marketplace and it has an 18″ x 24″ opening. So, I had this piece, called Mother’s Prayer, printed at OfficeMax as an 18″ x 24″ poster on foam board.
The candlesticks here are an example of the accessories I will purchase that have a vintage style, but are much less expensive because they are reproductions. I loved the patina on these candlesticks from Cocalico Creek. If you are visiting Lancaster, PA, you need to stop into this shop! I promise, you’ll love it! And, let’s talk about those pumpkins! On Monday, I talked about heirloom “statement” pumpkins! I was not planning on pumpkins for this spot, but then I saw these beauties (or my husband says uglies)! Regardless, isn’t that moody shade perfection! They’re called Marina De-Chioggro pumpkins!
Can you believe I was thinking about getting rid of these “reader favorite” gray tufted chairs! I saw some french style chairs on Facebook Marketplace that had caned backs and they had a dark brown finish. I thought they would be perfect in my living room because they would go well with my vintage sofa. And, they were a steal!!! Once I got them home and put them in place, they seemed so tiny. I mulled over them for a weekend and finally decided that I preferred my gray chairs because of the size. So, I listed them on Facebook Marketplace and they went to a new home! I am still searching for some larger upholstered french chairs, but I’m going to be patient and wait to find just the right ones!
The varied rust shades of the died and preserved willow eucalyptus in the brass vase are so pretty! I found it at TJ Maxx earlier this year. It was in a large bunch of preserved fall leaves and flowers. I like that they are natural and only preserved.
Plants – Living Accessories
Since the temperatures have dropped dramatically here in Pennsylvania, I’ve brought in all the plants that had been thriving on my screened in porch over the summer! I’m going to do my best to keep them alive over the winter months. Here in the living room I have the large Kimberly Queen fern to the left of the mantel. It sits on a vintage plant stand.
And, on the other side of the mantel is the fiddle leaf fig I purchased in early summer. It grew so much over the summer on the porch, and I hope that it will do well here in the living room. If not, I’ll move it up to our bedroom where it will get light similar to what it had on the screen porch. And, the prayer plant above is another one that was thriving out on the porch! I have it here stacked on some decor books beside the sofa. Prayer Plants are an easy-to-grow houseplant!
Finally, I picked up this begonia because of the color variations! I knew it would look so good with the rest of my fall decor!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my living room for Fall! It feels so cozy for the season! And, don’t forget to sign up below to receive my emails and get the set of Vintage Fruit Botanicals for your own home!