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Check out this simple fall decor for the home tour highlighting our fall decor ideas for the entryway and guest bedroom! [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country nest!]

fall decor in entryway


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!

If you’re new around here, welcome! You can catch up on our story here and read about all renovation updates here.

Now, onto the tour!

fall entryway with black lab

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?’

white hutch with fall decor

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.

fall decor and wood plank wall

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.

floating shelf with fall decor

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.

guest bedroom seating area

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.

entryway table with fall decor

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.

hutch with fall decor

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.

guest bedroom fall decor

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.

entryway view with fall decor

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.”

floating shelves with fall decor

For him to walk into our chaos, notice the changes and say something meant the world.

living room with fall decor

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.

guest bedroom with fall decor

It was then that I realized, creating a home is about way more than the latest décor purchase or paint color.

guest bedroom with fall decor

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.

entryway with fall decor

And ever since then, hauling out those crates and unpacking all the goodies has become something I intentionally do every. single. season.

guest bedroom with fall decor

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.

guest bedroom with fall flowers

But now, there’s a point.

fall entryway built-ins

To make our house feel like a home, of course ?

fall entryway with barn wood wall

All our best,

For even MORE fall decor inspiration, check out these amazing bloggers:



Making It In the Mountains | My Life From Home |

Little House of Four | We Lived Happily Ever After


 Postcards from the Ridge | Saw Nail and Paint |

Twelve On Main | Unskinny Boppy


My Creative Days | Worthing Court |

Little Home Reloved | Craving Some Creativity

ThursdayNorth Country Nest | The Honeycomb Home | Red Brick on the Lake |

Aratari At Home | A Blue Nest

FridayThe Frugal Homemaker | Joy In Our Home | County Road 407 | Sand Dollar Lane


  1. Lindsay Aratari

    I love your fall touches! The shelf above your bed is so cute! Fun hopping with you!

  2. Beth Bryan

    Oh my goodness that rough hewn shiplap in the foyer looks like a magazine cover! Beautiful, Kelly! Love seeing your home take shape. I’ve been in mine 4 years and am still making it “home”.

  3. Leen Curinga

    I love all the touches you are adding to your home. It’s a process for sure; we’re 13 years into our 2 year project, lol!
    Love too that you’re keeping it real, not just showing the done spots.
    Can’t wait to see which of those wall colors you decide on 🙂

  4. Kristi

    So true my friend! Feeling at home and finding joy in the journey is so important!

  5. Cindy@countyroad407

    So glad you’ve started decorating for the seasons and finding home. You’ve done a great job and seeing every picture makes me feel cozy and welcoming, no matter what the walls and floors look like underneath. Love it!

  6. Jordan

    Construction zone or not, your home and fall decor are beautiful!!


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