Simple home decor is a must with two toddlers in the house. Little hands are always grabbing at things and moving around whatever I just worked to arrange the way I liked it. This little white pumpkin is apparently my 12 month old son’s new favorite thing and he just carries it around the house while walking aimlessly as one year old’s do.
So maybe I’m becoming a minimalist, or maybe I’m just tired of redoing things, but I’ve found that less is more in decorating our tiny home. We have a small home with difficult things to work around like baseboard heaters and limited empty wall space. I think that keeping things minimal and decor in a more neutral palate helps to keep things open and feel much less cramped.
Since we have an open concept floor plan it also helps to keep things looking more spacious as the main part of of our home has no boundaries. The front door opens right in to the kitchen and living area. We have no entry way so the storage bench above functions as our shoe holder. We currently have a chair that I chalk painted and distressed next to the front door and grabs incidentals like my purse or our jackets when we first come in. We do have a coat closet but its not directly by the door so its easier to unpack the kiddos right when we come in then deal with the stuff later. The chair will soon be replaced by a little night table I’m currently working on repainting.
The antique sugar mold on the kitchen table is one of my favorite decor pieces. It is so versatile in how it can be used and where it can be placed. I love how our white pumpkins from our pumpkin patch trip fit right over the holes.
Another thing I love about our tiny house is the great sunlight that comes in through the windows and sliding glass doors. Since there is not too much distance between them we get great natural light on sunny days and I love how it reflects off of all of the white, light, and neutral decor colors.
Our fireplace is a work in progress. We are currently tackling built-ins as our first major wood working DIY project. I’m so excited about the design of them and we are off to a great start but I have a feeling this is going to take a very long time since we can only get work done on the weekends. Once the builtin project is completed I will share the before photo of how it looked when we bought the house. We already had the fireplace gutted and professional stone masonry added so it looks completely different. The builtins will be the perfect accessory and we’ve got some fancy design ideas for it that I hope come out as lovely as they look in my head.
Shop The Home Decor In This Post
Shoe Storage Bench – Amazon
Pumpkin Spice Throw Pillow – Amazon
Directions Throw Pillow – AmazonThrow Blanket – KMart (from Spring 2016)
Curtains – Bed, Bath & Beyond
Pumpkins – Joanne Fabrics, Michael’s, Target, & the local pumpkin patch
Antique Sugar Mold – Etsy
Preserved Cotton Stem – Joanne Fabrics
Preserved Cotton Wreath – Decor Steals
Wreath Stand – Amazon
Wood Sign – Etsy
Candlesticks set 1 – Amazon
Candlesticks set 2 – Amazon
I hope you’ve enjoyed a look in to our simple and neutral fall home decor!
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