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It’s a new season, which means it’s time to give my decor a bit of a refresh. Come take a peek around my vintage modern fall living room!
Not only am I sharing a look into my living room decorated for autumn, but a few of my blogger friends are joining in on the fun for another Seasons of Home collaboration. Once you’ve finished here, please check out all the links at the end of this post. The beautiful fall living room decor is an inspiring feast for the eyes.
Vintage Modern Fall Living Room Decor:
For some reason, I always like to give my decorating styles a name. Given my use of vintage finds and new treasures, it seemed like vintage modern was the perfect descriptive phrase for my latest fall living room decor.
As you will see, I didn’t go “in-your-face-fall”. There aren’t a bunch of pumpkins, gourds, or splashes of orange. It’s more of a subtle seasonal vibe. As much as I LOVE classic fall, I decided to challenge myself to do something different, and this is what I came up with.
Side note: I will provide as many sources as possible for the items in this space. Visit the end of the post for a complete list.
Many furnishings in the space will look familiar. Shortly after Christmas last year, I replaced the furniture in this room, and I’ve been loving it ever since. The two sofas make this space function exactly how I had hoped. You can sit on either to watch the TV or gaze at the fire. (I’ll be so excited when the temperatures drop enough for me to light it for the first time this season.)
I did swap out the sofa pillows because the lavender and mauve ones I had in spring and summer just didn’t seem to fit for fall. I often get pillows at HomeGoods, but surprisingly this time I found exactly what I wanted at Target. In general, I prefer down-stuffed pillows over poly fiber-filled ones. However, these new ones will be perfect for the season, and the four largest ones are pretty cozy.
I also picked up another pennant pillow from Fabric Scout Studio! This Pennsylvania pennant goes great with the pillows I got at Target!! (You might remember I used a pennant pillow in my One Room Challenge Bedroom Makeover and in my apartment bedroom Christmas tour.)
You might have noticed that I switched around the artwork a bit in the living room. In the last month or so, I’ve visited a lot of antique and thrift stores in search of vintage art. One of my latest collections is this display of vintage paint-by-numbers. Most of the paintings are recent finds, but you might recognize the one that hung above the kitchen sink in my Pittsburgh loft apartment.
I don’t know why, but at the moment I’m slightly obsessed with them. It’s been exciting to hunt for them when I’m out antiquing.
If you’re very perceptive, you may have noticed that in the photo above, this view of the room looks a little different
First, there is no longer a closet on the right side of the room. It was removed during my recent kitchen remodel. Behind the paint-by-number grouping is my new pantry. My carpenter did an amazing job matching the wall paneling. He cut every grove by hand and matched the spacing of each panel. I was impressed!
You can get a sneak peek of my new powder room on the left. I will be sharing that space next week. (What’s holding up the reveal is the placement of the hand towel bar. I’m not sure where to put it. And, since the wall is papered, there is zero room for error. Jesus take the wheel!)
On the opposite wall, I hung two vintage panoramic photos. One shows a military troop; the other is of a family reunion here in Pittsburgh. They’re both from the early 1900s. I was so lucky to find them.
Fall Living Room Decor Mantel Decorating:
I likewise decided to try something different on my fireplace. (I wrote a separate post all about my mantel decor. You can find that here.)
Last fall I found this vintage portrait of a man smoking a pipe. It was love at first sight. Not only is it in excellent condition, but I thought it was so well done. I loved how vibrant the colors are and knew it would be a fun addition to this room. I figured I’d just hang it on the wall, but before I did I tried it on the mantel.
I don’t think he will hang there forever, but that painting sure makes for a unique mantel. Once the art was in place, I needed a few things to dress it up.
One of the stores I love in the Pittsburgh Strip District is Roxanne’s Dried Flowers. (You can shop their website if you’re not local, but it’s well worth a visit if you ever find yourself in this part of Pennsylvania.) I stopped in a few weeks ago and picked up a slew of goodies, including wheat bundles, vases, containers, tea lights, and a fern.
I arranged all of the items on the mantel and then added gold and glass candle holders I’d found in the clearance section at Target. What a serendipitous find! I think they work wonderfully here.
I also wanted a way to incorporate the red and maroon colors from the painting, so I recreated one of my past DIY projects and wrapped embroidery floss around a few pieces of the wheat. (You can find the full tutorial for the original project here. It’s still one of my all-time favorite fall crafts.)
For an overtly fall touch to finish off the mantel, I did incorporate a few of my velvet pumpkins. It was great fun to experiment with a different look! I especially like it when all of the candles are lit. Again, I’ll share more details about my moody fall mantel tomorrow or Friday.
Again for more details on my mantel, visit this post here.
Oh, and I also JUST found this vintage wood chest which I placed beneath one of the windows. I got it the day before I shot these photos so I didn’t have a chance to style it, but I think it’s an excellent fit for this room. (At least until the holidays when I will need to move it to put up my Christmas tree.)
And that’s it, my friends! I’d say this space is ready for a new season. (Did you spot Frankie?)
Now I’m curious: What do YOU think? Do you like this non-conventional approach to fall decorating or do you miss all the pumpkins and orange gingham?
As I mentioned above, you will find even more fall decorating inspiration by clicking through all the beautiful fall living rooms linked below.
EDITED TO ADD: I did end up adding some flowers to the brass vase on the coffee table. I couldn’t find the perfect blooms when I originally shot this space. The two photos below were a day later.
Fall Living Room Decor Sources:
Sofas: Ravity Sofa in Hailey Linen
Ottoman: Leather Topped Ottoman
Sideboard: Hughes Kelly Sideboard
Large Knit Pillow: Knitted Pillow in Ivory
Maroon Lumbar Pillow: Woven Stripe Pillow in Berry
Gray Blue Pillow: Windowpane Pillow in Blue
Pennant Pillow: Fabric Scout Studio
Round Mirror: Umbra Wall Mirror
Bar Cart: Libations Bar Cart
Gold Coupe Glasses: Pryce Gold Coupe Glasses
Brass and Marble Lamp: Sphere + Stem Table Lamp
Mirrored Tray: Grant Mirror
Wall Sconces: Black Swing Arm Sconce
Rug: Buffalo Plaid Rug
Wall Color: PPG Paints Early Evening
Wheat Bundles: Bearded Wheat in Natural Black
Blue Containers: Calhuna. Container
Feathers: Roxanne’s Dried Flowers (not listed)
Fern: Roxanne’s Dried Flowers (not listed)
Fern Urn: Roxanne’s Dried Flowers (not listed)
Small Gray Tealights: Roxanne’s Dried Flowers (not listed)
Brass Candleholders: Target (no longer sold)
Jar of Matches: Match Cloche (Smoke)
Velvet Pumpkins: Plush Pumpkin
VINTAGE ITEMS: Paint-by-Number Artwork, Panorama Photos, Brass Pitcher
Seasons of Home Fall Living Room Decor:
Ella Claire | Inspired by Charm | Handmade Farmhouse | Rooms For Rent
Julie Blanner | Craftberry Bush | Zevy Joy | My Sweet Savannah
Boxwood Avenue | Dear Lillie | Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Maison de Cinq
This is such a beautiful space! I particularly love the vintage art and the panoramic photos… what a find 🙂
I love your paint by number wall.
This is how it looks when vintage and modern clash and create something breathtaking and beautiful! But seriously, the way you use textures, layers and vintage pieces is truly one-of-a-kind. Love the art pieces on the wall, they add warmth and cheerful vibe to space. I’m head over hills for your unique style!
Wow! What an amazing and thoughtful comment! Thank you so much, Katarina!
I love the subtlety of your fall decor. The sofa ottoman combination makes the perfect inviting place for a good book and a cup of tea. Looking forward to seeing that powder room!
Thank you, PJ! It’s coming soon! I’m going to photograph it tomorrow.
I am loving your approach to fall decor! The mantel gives the room such a warm, cozy feel and I love the pennant pillow!
Love this fall look, Michael. It’s vintage “cabin cozy”. I want to just curl up on the sofa with Frankie…and have one of your cocktails. LOL, Enjoy your weekend!
Yes! That’s the perfect plan! Enjoy your weekend too!!
Such a cozy, comfy, beautiful room! It looks so warm and inviting! The colors and textures ~ everything is perfect. Your guests will be so blessed to sit and visit with you in such a lovely space!
How kind of you to say, Dawn! Thank you so much!!
Hello Michael! Wow! You’ve done it again! The blend of a more minimalist look with earthy, grounding elements is a perfect balance! (I personally LOVE the earthy details.) Your fireplace is gorgeous! I love seeing the oak leaf stems, the flowers, the wooden chest, and especially the paint-by-number art pictures! Your textiles, the rug and pillow are full of wonderful texture! I love your use of black and dark brown against the white of the walls. It really pops. I also like the pretty brass pitcher, the leather coffee table. Wow! The coffee table is unique. Really like it! The whole feel of this room, although mostly light in color, is very, very inviting, Michael! It really gives a feel of autumn comfort! It was a pleasure looking at the wonderful results of all your hard work! Just beautiful!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful comment. You noted ever detail. Thank you! Thank you!! <3
Fabulous as always! Enjoy seeing how you have decorated and what a great find on those treasures. Have an awesome weekend! Still warm here in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex.
Thank you, Sandy! Have a great weekend too!!
So warm, so cozy, so cool, so hip, so modern and vintage at the same time. You my friend, are super talented.
Pat in Chicago
Thank you so much, Pat! That’s so kind of you! <3
Love, love, love your fall decor! So many amazing ideas—I am totally wrapping up some wheat for my mantel! Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Yay!! It’s such a fun project! Thank you!!
Love getting to “feel” Fall. Your Fall home decor touches are perfect! It really IS all in the accessories.🍁🍂🍁
Thank you so much, Maria!
Wow! Once again you’ve knocked it out of the park! I love the subtle style and coziness of the space. What a great space to cozy up with a good book and cup of coffee.
Thank you so much, Theresa! And that’s exactly what I plan to do!