Fall Home Tour of our Small House With Simple Decor

As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp, I would like to take you on a fall home tour of our small house decorated for the season.

With the changing of the seasons, I transform our home to fit the cozy and warm atmosphere that Mother Nature brings in the fall.

I started by adding some autumnal touches to our living area. I swapped out our bright summer pillows for ones with warm hues of taupes and browns. I also added a few decorative faux pumpkins and some fall candles to bring a cozy feeling to the space.

The dining room table is set for a fun fall dinner. 

Overall, our small house feels warm and inviting for the autumn season.

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Autumn’s Arrival at Our Small House

Autumn is my favorite season of the year, and I always look forward to its arrival at our small house. The air becomes crisp, and the leaves on the trees turn beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow. It’s the perfect time to get out my cozy sweaters and also cozy up inside. 

To prepare for the season, I like to switch out our decor. The beauty of having a neutral palette in my great room is that I can add just about any color for a new look. I’ll add some warm throw blankets and pillows to our living room to create a comfortable and inviting space. I also like to incorporate a few natural elements like a few pumpkins and pinecones into our decor. It’s a simple way to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside.

One of my favorite things about Autumn is the opportunity to go on long walks and enjoy the fall foliage. Our small house is located in a quiet neighborhood, surrounded by water and trees, so it’s the perfect place to take in the beauty of the season. In the fall I like to take walks in the morning with my cup of coffee and enjoy the peacefulness of the outdoors.

As the weather gets cooler, I’ll start to cook more hearty meals and homemade sourdough bread. I love making soups and stews, and there’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread in the oven. Our small house kitchen is the perfect place to spend a chilly afternoon cooking.

Overall, fall’s arrival at our small house is a time for simple pleasures and cozy autumn moments. I love the neutral palette and simple decor that make our home feel warm and inviting. It’s a season to slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature and the comfort of home.

Inside Tour

Small Entryway

The small entryway that welcomes you into our home was the first spot that I decorated for fall. I wrote a post about it a few weeks back.

Great Room

As soon as you walk into the great room or our family room, you are struck by the cozy atmosphere. The room is decorated with neutral colors and comfortable furniture, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind. The centerpiece of the room is our beautiful fireplace, which will soon have a fire in it daily. I kept the fireplace mantel really simple this year. I used tarnished silver pitchers that I filled with faux flowers in a color scheme that matched my living room. 

One of my favorite features of the great room is the large windows that let in plenty of natural light. The views of the river especially in the fall are so calming, and I love watching the leaves change color as autumn progresses. The room also has a vaulted ceiling, which helps the cozy rooms in our small space feel more spacious.


The kitchen in our small house is surprisingly spacious, with plenty of counter space and storage.  It took a long time (20 years) to get my dream kitchen but it was worth the wait. I love cooking in this kitchen, and it’s one of my favorite rooms in the house. The fall decor in my kitchen is very minimal. I hung garland on my hood range and I have some dried hydrangeas tucked into my favorite corner of my kitchen.

Many kitchens have a dark corner and I’ve found that a small lamp is the best way to brighten up that spot. It seems to be especially lovely and inviting in the fall months. I love walking down in the morning and being greeted by this inviting little corner.

The great room and kitchen were both beautiful and functional, and the way it is laid out makes this tiny house appear to be bigger than it actually is. 

Dining Room

I’ve created a simple fall tablescape on my dining table using things I already own. The only new purchase was from Target, I found some woven trays in the Dollar Spot for $3 a piece and I thought they would be great as a place mat. The little handle was a perfect way to creatively tie the napkins to each place setting. 

Fall Home Decor

Compared to last year and years before, I have really kept it simple this year. The fall touches that I’ve added are simply replacing my light-colored books with earthy-toned brown and gold-spined books. I’ve added some amber vintage glass jars and my favorite pumpkin pillows from Pottery Barn. 

photo of my white sofa with blue, beige and a plaid pillow and throw. The white coffee table in front has a vintage fall vingnette on it.

Outdoor Space

When it comes to the outdoor space of our small house, I have to say that it’s one of my favorite features. As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp, I love nothing more than spending time outside.


One of the highlights of our outdoor space is the garden. We have a small plot of land that we’ve turned into a vegetable garden, and it’s been such a rewarding experience. We grow everything from tomatoes and cucumbers to zucchini and peppers. There’s something so satisfying about being able to harvest our own produce and use it in our meals.

To make the most of our garden, we’ve implemented a few different techniques. For one, we’ve built raised garden beds to help with drainage and soil quality. We’ve also installed a drip irrigation system to make watering more efficient. And of course, we make sure to use organic methods for pest control and fertilization.

The perimeter of our property is bordered by perennial gardens. This fall we are going to be lifting out some of the plants that the deer can’t seem to stay away from and gift them to others. I’ve decided that I can’t beat them so I’m going to eliminate the flowers they love and plants things they won’t eat. 

The dahlias and Zinnias are in full bloom at this time of year. I cut them and bring them indoors for lovely pops of color in the house. Bringing flowers in from outside is an easy way to add joy and coziness to any room without any extra cost. 

Overall, the gardens at our small house garden are a great way to connect with nature and gardening is like therapy to me. 

The Fall Porch

The only fall changes that I’m making to the front porch this year are to add some fall pillows to the bench and chair and some faux sunflowers to a vintage toolbox on the table. This summer I added a new rug and it works with our house for all of the season. Last fall I switched out the flowers in my pots from summer flowers to mums and violets but I planted ferns in them this year and they are actually looking glorious so they will be staying until the first frost. 

When we start to get pumpkins I will be adding some real pumpkins to the front porch but I probably won’t see them for a few more weeks. I also added my corn husk wreath to the front door. I bought it last fall at LizMarie’s “Found Cottage Merchantile”. It’s a fun way to spend Labor Day weekend. 

Favorite Fall Finds

Click on the picture to watch the video of our fall home tour.


I hope you enjoyed the cozy fall home tour of Our Small House. While fall is my favorite time of year it is short and we are also heading to Dallas to help Annie and Tommy create a nursery for our first grandbaby. That is one of the reasons why I didn’t go overboard with the fall decor. I added some things that I already own that have beautiful fall colors along with some cozy fall warm blankets are some of my favorite ways to add cozy to our space. 

I’m ready for the first rainy day when I can light a candle and curl up in my favorite chair and enjoy the beautiful colors of fall with a hot cup of cocoa. 

Happy Fall!

Peace and Love,

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