Fall Nesting Ideas.

What is fall nesting some of you might ask? Well, I'm not sure if there's really an official definition that we use out here in blogland, but I loosely define it as how you create your home. Not just decorating, but every inch of home. The sights, sounds, smells, the feel of your home at any given time or season. Autumn is such a rich time in a home because everyone comes inside more, snuggles together more and you make your home a little more comfy and luxurious. Thicker, softer blankets are at hand to curl up with and a hot drink in your hand feels lovely on the crisp days. I wanted to say a big thanks to Melissa at The Inspired Room for hosting her 3rd annual fall nesting party. I'm excited to link up today! 

Here are a few of my fall nesting ideas for my home this year, some that actually are in my home, and others I just dream of:

 With all the fall wreaths out there that can sometimes be a little expected, I like this one made of feathers. Not only is the material unexpected but the texture is so fun!

 I love antlers in a home juxtaposed next to something soft and almost girly-but not overtly so. Think of this above white slip-covered furniture, a faint gray/blue color on the walls, some sort of throw pillows with just a little ruffle and some shiny silver accessories. Wouldn't it be such a nice touch of rustic in the home? It would definitely make the Mr. happy!

Pine cone hurricanes! They look like flowers, but are so much appropriate for this season rather than spring or summer.

Decorating your home doesn't have to turn into some big Martha Stewart project if you don't have the time. A pretty piece of glassware you already own filled with washed off acorns from your backyard is cheap and simple! Maybe try pine cones {just make sure all the bugs stay outside}.

We're moving more into the sense of touch in our homes now. Starting with these super nice leather pillows from Restoration Hardware. I saw some faux leather ones at Wal-Mart last week that I'm seriously contemplating for my own sofa...and it is MUCH cheaper than these, but you get the same look!

I have wanted this gray fur throw for 3 years now. It is Pottery Barn, and lovely, I have held it in the store and I like the way it feels as much as how it looks. This thrown over a sofa in your home would just scream comfort.

This nubby table runner adds nice texture to a dinner table. They can feel so cold if you're not careful. Everything is shiny, fragile, clean...I like how this roughs it up a bit so that it's not too precious.

When cold weather hits, I start craving my hot apple cider in the evenings snuggling on the couch with my Mr. Make a pot of it for your family with a cinnamon stick in it. Your house will smell lovely!

If we're going to have apple cider then we also have to have s'mores!! I actually got really excited last night and made me one for dessert. It was heavenly.

 I just bought some of these at the store {did y'all do the major Glade cuponing and CVS extra care bucks deal a few weeks ago too?} a few weeks ago and have been saving them until now to make my home have that rich, fall aroma. I'm telling you, half of decorating is convincing ALL your senses, not just sight. And this I consider is part of making a house a home. I can't wait to light my candles tonight and make the house smell yummy.

 So this is what is actually happening at my home for fall nesting right now as far as decorating. It's not much, since we just moved in and have bigger priorities right now like...furniture. However, I think just a little effort at least makes it feel more like fall around here. The door mat was already here and I have kept it just because we need one and I'm spending money in other places than that right now-sticking to the budget, you know! The door hanger was given to me by a sweet lady we stayed with in FL this summer named Mary Jo. One day I told her how I thought her door hanger was cute, then she ripped it off the door and forced me to take it with me back home. I tried so hard to not take it but she won. How generous! So, I'm displaying it on our new home. 

I think its a fresh take on fall. It has bright springy colors, but it's decorated with berries, pumpkins and pine cones. Fall door hanger with an identity crisis? Haha, I don't care, I think it's nice...and free!

 I bought this woven pumpkin at Target this week. It was $15 which I thought was quite a bit, but I thought about it for a few weeks before I bought it. The quality is very nice, when you hold it, you don't feel like you could crush it in your hands if you wanted. I decided if I kept it for the next 20 years, set it out every fall and packed it nicely when not in use then I was getting my money's worth. Pumpkins never go out of style for fall and this one won't rot! Even better, I saw one in the Pottery Barn catalog that looks WAY more fragile than mine and it's also a LOT more expensive than mine. Gotta love something of quality for a deal.

See what I mean, while charming and all, I feel much better about my purchase.

So, living in a townhome, we have a little yard, but we can't make a fire pit-the landlords would NOT be happy with us. Daniel and I love a fire and we've been dreaming of having a fire at our house for years. Well, thanks again to Target, we bought this copper fire pit last week and we are sooo excited about it. You know how I said I got excited about s'mores...well it's because of this. Actually, one night this week we're going to roast s'mores and hot dogs over our fire pit for dinner. Why? Because it's fun, it's making memories! Not to mention, this fire pit was originally $120 and I got it on clearance UNDER $40!! 

Those clearance deals at the end of summer is how we were able to get a few things for our patio recently. Otherwise they can just be too expensive for something that gets rained on all the time. I can't wait to share with you all our little patio makeover in a few days. It's not much, but it will be something great little bit by little bit. 
I hope this inspired y'all in creating a warm feeling in your home for fall. Don't forget to go to The Inspired Room and check out more ideas! Happy fall nesting!


  1. "Fall decor with an identity crisis." I love it! My living room is orange and green (by necessity...inherited furniture) so it's really easy to match fall decor, but REALLY hard to do Christmas in there! My Christmas decorations have an identity crisis...

    Thanks for stopping by my hospitality blog!

  2. What beautiful inspiration photos. And I love that you've added some fall flair to your entry way...very tasteful! I think my fave photo is the pine cone hurricane. Brilliant & affordable:) Happy decorating!

  3. Hey, Heather! Thanks for stopping by! I'm having so much fun checking out everyone's fall posts from the Inspired Room. Your twig pumpkin is so cute too! Love it outside on the stoop. Great pics all around...especially the Smores...oh how I love me some smores...I was at a pool party the other night and they had a fire and I ate three of them!!!

  4. Hi Heather! Thanks for stopping by and your welcome! You're blog is super cute! And, I agree, we just may be cut from the same cloth!

    I can't believe I didn't even think about using a mirror! I will definitely try that!

  5. as a man.....rest assured the Mr. would be pumped about the Restoration Hardware concept. any opportunity that a man can combine his passion (in this case hunting) with your flair for interior design will make him excited to get into making your home looking great with just a touch of his flair.

    bravo heather!


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