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Hello, friends! Today we’re joining in on a fall home tour blog hop, so if you’re looking for fall inspiration, you’re definitely in the right place! Huge shout out to Kendra at Joy in Our Home for organizing this fall hop and be sure to pop down to the bottom and check out all the other tours!
Now, onto the tour!
When we moved into this house nearly three years ago, fall was the first season that I really decorated for. We were so wrapped up in continuous renovations and living in a construction zone so I thought, ‘What’s the point?’
Fast forward a few years and we’re still wrapped up in renovations (hello garage, I’m lookin’ at you) and our house is still a construction zone.
However, seasonal decorating is a staple.
Over the past few years, I’ve come to realize decorating is something that I thoroughly enjoy. Not only because I love the challenge of creating something new but also, I firmly believe it makes our house feel more like a home.
Growing up, my mom would go all-out for each season. As in, every corner, nook, shelf and empty wall was covered with seasonal décor. From our school artwork to faux flowers to figurines, no seasonal item was ever left out.
At the time, I thought this was the norm. Didn’t all mothers make their house into a spring, summer, fall, holiday wonderland?
I also didn’t take into any consideration the amount of time it must have taken her to haul all the crates upstairs, unpack all the goodies and then pack it all up when it was time to change over.
When we moved into our own house, as I mentioned, decorating wasn’t at the top of the list. We were just trying to create a space that was livable amidst the various projects we were doing.
As we worked through spring and summer, something felt off. We were (and still are) working so hard to make this space our own, but it didn’t feel quite like home.
When summer rolled into fall, I decided it was time to start decorating. I picked up a few storage crates and started perusing the local thrift stores for fall décor.
I still remember the day I put everything out. It wasn’t anything major (click here to see the 2016 tour in all its glory) – just a few fall touches here and there.
Brett had been away on a work trip and as soon as he walked in the door, he casually looked around and said something along the lines of, “It looks really good in here.”
For him to walk into our chaos, notice the changes and say something meant the world.
I didn’t think that we could live in a space with wall studs exposed, unpainted walls and subfloor flooring and still achieve that homey feeling.
It was then that I realized, creating a home is about way more than the latest décor purchase or paint color.
It’s making time to create a space that you enjoy. A space that isn’t overwhelming or overpowering. A space that’s relaxing and comforting.
And ever since then, hauling out those crates and unpacking all the goodies has become something I intentionally do every. single. season.
We still have subfloor exposed, we still have more unfinished spaces than finished ones and we’re still in the middle of a big renovation project.
But now, there’s a point.
To make our house feel like a home, of course 😊
All our best,
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