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Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour 2021

Looking for ways to decorate your home for fall? Come tour my rustic farmhouse home and garden.

As an avid gardener, I love to bring the outdoors in and decorate my rustic farmhouse home based on what’s going on outside.

Now that we are heading into fall, I am totally ready for the chill in the air, cozy nights in front of a fire, and lots of fall flowers.

Are you ready for fall too?

I’m so excited to be part of the Blogger’s Best Fall Home Tour hosted by Kelly from the Tattered Pew.

If you stopped by from Jen’s over at Midwest Life and Style welcome to my home and garden. Jen has such a beautiful home, doesn’t she?.

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Welcome to My Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour

I live in a quiet suburban neighborhood in northern New Jersey.

As you pull up to my home, you’ll be greeted by expansive gardens throughout the property.

We’ve lived here for 23 years and I created, designed, and planted every one of these gardens myself.

garden nj with zinnias

My front entry walkway cottage garden is my pride and joy.

I designed it to bloom all season long with lots of gorgeous flowers and pretty seasonal colors.

Right now, the garden has finished making its transition to fall.

But I’m starting to add fall plantings and lots of pretty garden mums.

Mums can be a little tricky – CLICK HERE for my best practice tips.

rustic farmhouse fall home tour

I’m often asked whether it’s better to plant perennials or annuals.

But I say, do what works for how you garden.

Because every gardener and garden are different.

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So Come On In!

I love a front entry that’s all decorated for fall, don’t you?

It just beckons you to walk inside to see more.

rustic farmhouse fall home tour 2021 front entry

When we renovated our home 16 years ago from a small, three-bedroom ranch to a four-bedroom center hall colonial, we wanted to have an open floor concept on the main floor.

It was a challenge, but we widened doorways and made a half wall between the front entry and dining room.

If this is your first time here, this antique bench used to look SO DIFFERENT before I painted the upholstery fabric.

Have you ever painted fabric before?

I was surprised how well it turned out.

It was so easy and inexpensive to do!

This piece was painted a few years ago and the finish has held up beautifully.

rustic farmhouse fall home tour 2021 front entry

Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen Home Tour

When you first walk into my home, the modern farmhouse kitchen is one of the first rooms you see from the front entry hall.

It is the hub of the home.

You can usually find me in here cooking something delicious.

Lately I’ve been making a lot of tomato dishes that are fresh from my raised garden beds.

If you are looking for some great tomato recipes, try these:

But I digress.

Let’s get back to my fall home tour!

rustic farmhouse kitchen fall home tour 2021

I remodeled this kitchen by myself about three years ago by painting the cabinets.

Looking back, I can’t believe I waited so long to do it.

If you are considering it, DO IT!

I have no regrets and wish I did it sooner.

And if you have a lot of questions about it, I answered them all HERE.

rustic farmhouse kitchen fall home tour 2021

My favorite part of this DIY kitchen remodel is the range hood.

I refinished it with gel stain and it looks incredible!

The gel stain brought out all those wood details and it is a statement piece in the room.

It might be my favorite DIY to this day!

rustic farmhouse kitchen fall home tour 2021

Because I have a small kitchen, we swapped out a kitchen table for this island.

When we remodeled, I bought these really comfy bar stools so we would linger longer as a family around the table.

We used to have saddle stools and we just didn’t hang out here for very long after meals.

rustic farmhouse kitchen fall home tour 2021

New to my kitchen this fall is this DIY hydrangea wreath that I made using fresh cut flowers from my garden and an old grapevine wreath I had laying around.

It is SO easy to make.

If you’ve got some hydrangea blooms in your yard, give it a try because the flowers dry beautifully right on the wreath and it looks amazing with my fall decor.

I shared this tutorial on my YouTube Channel too.

You can watch the video HERE.

rustic farmhouse kitchen fall home tour

Tour My Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room

The dining room sits to the right of the front entry hall.

We love to entertain friends and family here.

rustic farmhouse dining room fall home tour 2021

Even when we are not entertaining, I always have a pretty centerpiece to decorate the table.

This year, I kept my fall centerpiece pretty simple with some pretty faux cabbage roses, acorn pics, tiny gourds, and fern bunches.

There are some great resources out there for faux flowers and foliage that look pretty authentic.

I shared some of my favorites HERE.

rustic farmhouse dining room fall home tour 2021

Doesn’t my toolbox centerpiece look so pretty?

I love seeing it whenever I walk by the dining room.

Some people ask why I use faux when I am an avid gardener.

And the answer is…

Because sometimes I want to set and forget my decor.

Meaning, I don’t want to worry about watering, caring for or replacing things often.

The dining room is one of those spaces.

rustic farmhouse fall home tour 2021

Because I use so many greens and florals in my home to add personality to living spaces, I couldn’t possibly keep up with the real deal everywhere.

Not to mention, the light conditions can be tough if using real houseplants in every nook and cranny.

So I like to mix my faux with real plants and flowers based on how much I want to care for things and where they will do well.

Like my china cabinet and hutch.

It’s a lot easier using faux plants on this piece than caring for the real deal.

If I tried to maintain houseplants on top of the china cabinet and hutch, they’d never survive and I’d probably damage the top of the piece trying to water it.

Not to mention, the plants I’d want to use up there wouldn’t get the right amount of light.

So faux is the way to go.

On the open shelves, I tucked some faux fall sprigs to spruce up my china cabinet and hutch for autumn.

Don’t you love the contrast of fall color with my Lenox and black china cabinet hutch?

Last year, I kept this space pretty neutral, but this year, I wanted to add a warm autumn color palette.

rustic farmhouse dining room fall home tour

Rustic Farmhouse Living Room Home Tour

To the left of the entry hall is our living room.

Since we do not have a formal living room, this is our family room where we love to hang out together.

rustic farmhouse living room fall home tour 2021

It’s still little too warm here to enjoy a fire indoors, but you will find my family and I here most nights streaming a fun show or watching football.

I can’t wait for that first cozy fall night!

And it is so cozy in here when we have a fire going.

rustic farmhouse living room fall home tour

Now that my kids are heading off to college, they don’t hang in here as much with us.

That’s been a tough adjustment.

So instead, the dogs cuddle up with us and enjoy the cozy ambiance.

rustic farmhouse fall home tour 2021

Have you ever seen my painted piano?

This is another one of my favorite DIYs because it was SO dark before and really dragged the room down with my dark leather sofas.

CLICK HERE to see what it looked like before!

And aren’t those shutters so cool?

I found them while out thrifting and shopping for vintage with friends.

The details on them are so pretty.

When I saw it in my friend’s shop, I knew I had to have them!

And I love them above my piano.

rustic farmhouse fall hone tour 2021

This spot is one of the coziest corners in the room.

I love sitting here, reading a good book or working on my blogs!

And speaking of cozy corners, I just added this gorgeous sunflower painting to the other side of my living room.

Isn’t it so pretty?

One of my besties painted it for me from a photo of a sunflower field near us.

She’s got a real knack for painting and is selling some of art, that includes totally amazing pet portraits.

And I’m telling you, these would make a great holiday gift!

CLICK HERE to see her site.

rustic farmhouse fall home tour 2021

Come Tour My Outdoor Living Spaces in Fall

So you’ve seen some of my front gardens and toured the inside of my home.

But there’s a whole lot of outdoor living spaces in the backyard you’ve got to see before you go!

Let’s take a quick look!

how to set a cozy fall harvest table

One of our favorite outdoor living spaces that we enjoy is our two-tiered deck.

My husband built over 20 years ago.

The upper deck is where we enjoy amazing meals and fun with family and friends.

We recently hosted a fall harvest dinner party out here.

Doesn’t it look amazing?

If you are looking to spruce up your outdoor spaces, CLICK HERE for more backyard living ideas.

And if you want to learn how to make a centerpiece like this, CLICK HERE.

This might be my favorite arrangement to date!

how to set a cozy fall harvest table

The lower deck is where we have some cozy conversational seating and a gas firepit.

Believe it or not, we rarely used this deck until this year when we redecorated it.

I can’t believe weren’t using this living space more.

But that was one of the mistakes I made when we first designed this deck.

Now we enjoy watching the sunsets from here.

And it’s pretty amazing.

conversation pit on the deck fall home tour 2021

My houseplants are super happy outside on both decks.

They start vacationing outside after all danger of frost has passed.

And venture back indoors before the first frost hits in October.

I’ve come to learn that houseplants need that time outside to thrive through cold dark winters.

CLICK HERE to learn more about how to keep your houseplants happy and healthy.

fire pit fall home tour

And finally, we have this amazing fire pit that my husband built.

This corner of the yard used to be a total eyesore but not anymore!

But we transformed it into a totally useable and enjoyable outdoor fire pit area.

We spend lots of cozy nights here!

And the best part?

It overlooks my beautiful cutting garden in front of the shed.

I gave this shed a total makeover over the last two years.

Wait until you see what this whole area looked like before!

It’s amazing what a little bit of paint and cottage garden touches can totally transform an unsightly garden shed.

Cut flower Garden nj in late summer

Thanks for stopping by my Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour. Be sure and stop by Cecilia’s at My Thrift Store Addiction who is the next stop on the Blogger’s Best Fall Home Tour!

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Shop my home and garden HERE.

Wait Until You See These Beautiful Fall Home Tours!

This week I’m joining my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours! All week long we are welcoming you into our homes. You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

Monday

The Tattered Pew / Midwest Life and Style / Bricks ‘n Blooms

My Thrift Store Addiction / Pasha Is Home / Willow Bloom Home Blog

Tuesday’s Tours

Tuesday

Open Doors Open Hearts / White Arrows Home / Cottage On Bunker Hill

Simply2Moms / Cottage In The Mitten / Fiddle Leaf Blog

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday

Sweet Pea / County Road 407 / Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder

Thistle Key Lane / Cloches and Lavender / A Life Unfolding

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday

First Day of Home / The Old Barn / Tatertots and Jello

The Ponds Farmhouse / StoneGable / Noting Grace

Friday’s Tours

Friday

Dabbling and Decorating / She Gave It A Go / Sand Dollar Lane

Robyn’s French Nest / My Family Thyme / Shiplap and Shells

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64 Comments

  1. Stacey!! Your home is gorgeous decorated for Fall! I had so much fun walking along as you shared your home!! I love your deck so much by the way!! So glad you guys are using it more often this year!! PS We did the exact same thing with our deck this year. The decks just needed a little love ;))

    1. Thank you so much Aliya! Yes I can’t believe we weren’t using that lower deck as much as we should have. I love that we use it so much more now. xo

  2. Stacy,
    Your tour is so great. I recognized several pieces you’ve found out thrifting! I loved the shutters over the piano and the floral arrangements are always so beautiful! Great tour.

    1. Thanks Rachel! I’ve been dying to change up those shutters since getting them in spring and love them with the fall vibe! You are the best and I really appreciate your friendship. xoxo

  3. Stacy, Your home and gardens look amazing, you and your husband put a lot of work into it. I love walking thru it. Thank you for sharing ❤️

    1. Thank you Jen that was so much work that I’m so proud of. I was so scared to do it! Now I’m thinking why did I wait so long! LOL! Thanks for coming over! xoxo

    1. Ohhhh I can’t wait to see what you do Michelle! How exciting! Are you planning on doing them soon? Thank you some much for coming over! xo

  4. Stacy, I am smitten with your dried hydrangea wreath! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, your outdoor spaces are absolutely enchanting–from the dining area to your shed and gardens, everything looks beautiful!

  5. What a beautiful home! You gave me so many great ideas for decorating my house this season. My family is decluttering our house over the weekend and then we’re getting our cabinets refinished next week. After that, we finally get to decorate for fall, and I’m so excited!

  6. Your home looks just beautiful, Stacy! I especially love your cozy reading corner with that gorgeous piece of furniture! I think your outdoor table arrangment is stunning along with your gardens! Such eye candy touring your home! Thanks for having us over! 😉

  7. I love the colors you used in your tool box this year! I’m digging the warmer Autumn colors this year too.
    Don’t forget to video when you guys try and move those plants indoors this year!!

    1. Stacey a beautiful tour. I love the centerpiece you created on your dining table

      I can’t wait for fires either. We are expected to have beautiful fall color this year.

      We deserve it because the summer rain and humidity was tough this year in Jersey.

      I love your gardens always

    2. Thanks so much Mary! I was totally dragging my heals decorating this year – it’s still pretty warm here too so I wasn’t all that motivated until about a week ago! I can’t wait to see how you decorate this year! xo

  8. Wow and hello from your newest subscriber. Your home and gardens are fabulous. I live on the coast of central Florida so our gardening season begins next month and you offer a treasure trove of inspiration for me. I will spend some time looking through you’re linked post. Your decorating style really resonates with me as well. Beautiful, warm, inviting, well loved living.

    1. Well hello Pamela!!! Its so nice to meet you and I’m so glad you are here!!! You must be able to grow a lot of tropicals – do you have a favorite? And thank you for your kind words. Enjoy a beautiful weekend! xo

  9. I just love your style, Stacy; little bit of vintage, little bit rustic, with lots of natural, organic vibes…kinda boho, too:) I LOVED your home tour and getting to see everything all Falled up! I do want to hear your tips for bringing those houseplants in, though. How do you avoid all the bugs that have gotten in the dirt? Enjoying the tour!

    1. Thank you so much Lora!!! Truthfully, I just bring my plants inside. I haven’t had a problem with bugs. If you were concerned though, you could hose them off really well getting on top and the underside of leaves, then let it dry out in a garage or something for a few days before you bring inside.

    1. Thank you so much Kim! I’m so glad you dropped by! It’s always so fun decorating for fall. I just left your home tour too! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much Libbie! I love how that one turned out! Thanks for coming over! Enjoy your weekend! xo

  10. Hi Stacy!

    Thanks for letting us tour your pretty home! I love your front porch and your eating area looks so cozy. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I pinned your porch to my fall board to share 🙂

    xoxo

  11. Sorry I’m late to the party but I wanted to let you know that I adore your home and every. single. photo! Everything is so warm, inviting and comforting. I think it’s because of your decorating talent but also because you’ve surrounded yourself with greenery. I Love it!

    And I remember when our last kiddo left for school. We had the same hard adjustment but now I think we see them a little more often than we used to when they lived at home. LOL. Thankful for FaceTime too!

    And I still have to paint my chair like your settee. On my list but dang it the list will have to wait for a while. So glad to hop with you.

    1. Yes it is such a big adjustment! I really appreciate you dropping by Cindy! I hope you paint that chair – I would love to see it! xoxoxo

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