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?

Let’s tour my home!

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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 22 years and I created, designed, and planted every one of these gardens myself.

Center hall colonial that is beige with expansive gardens in the front yard with lots of curb appeal -Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour

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 is still transitioning into fall.

Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour starting at the front entry with fall cottage garden

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

It’s still a little early here to plant mums because they are not bred to last very long.

Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour with front porch planters planted with millet and front door wreath made from hydrangeas

Come On In!

Don’t be surprised if my dogs, Bodie and Koda accompany us during the home tour.

They are always with me!

Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour that begins in the front entry hall where two black labs greet you

When we renovated our home 15 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.

I was surprised how well it turned out and it was so easy and inexpensive to do!

front entry hall with vintage bench where the uphostery fabric was painted with chalk paint in rustic farmhouse house tour

Rustic Farmhouse Kitchen

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.

I remodeled this kitchen by myself almost 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 some chalk paint kitchen cabinets FAQ here.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with chalk painted kitchen cabinets in Annie Sloan's Old White and room is decorated for fall

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!

farmhouse kitchen with range hood stained with general finishes gel stain and chalk paint kitchen cabinets in annie sloan old white that is part of a rustic farmhouse house tour

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 with black island, granite countertops, vintage seed prints, faux flowers in a vintage crate and black lab sleeping on floor.

Rustic Farmhouse Dining Room

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

We love to entertain friends and family here.

I’ve hosted a lot of supper clubs in this room!

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

Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour of the dining room with farmhouse table, black china cabinet and hutch, and vintage toolbox centerpiece with artificial greenery and flowers

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

Doesn’t it look so pretty?

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

Beautiful rustic farmhouse dining room with vintage toolbox centerpiece filled with faux flowers and greens on a farmhouse table with black china cabinet and hutch

Rustic Farmhouse Living Room

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.

cozy corner in a farmhouse living room decorated for fall with wood cabinet, neutral armchair and white cozy blanket near a window

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!

neutral rustic farmhouse living room decorated with pumpkins, gourds and fall flowers - Fall Home Tour

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

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 in the living room with dark leather couches, neutral throw pillows and artifical flowers.

Rustic Farmhouse Laundry Room

We recently remodeled the laundry room.

It is really small and is a pass-through space from the living room to the bathroom.

But I love how it turned out, don’t you?

And it was even more fun decorating it for fall.

Laundry Room Ideas with shiplap walls, open shelves and baskets above the washer and dryer and vintage rolling laundry cart with cozy fall blankets and fall decorations

This is one of my favorite rooms now in the house.

And I don’t even mind doing laundry anymore either.

Cause if you have to do the laundry, it’s good to have a nice space to do it in.

close up of vintage rolling laundry cart with plaid fall throw, greens and pumpkins on wood looking tile floor

Want to See More of My Home Tours Throughout the Seasons?

I love a good home tour, don’t you?

The best part about these home tours is they feature both my former and new homes.

And the difference between my two homes is the decorating style. While both are geared toward farmhouse style, they have a different feel to them.

My former home had a rustic farmhouse vibe.

But the new house?

We are moving towards rustic elegance and french country-style decorating.

Wait until you see my homes throughout the seasons with these inspiring house tours.

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I’m so excited to be part of the Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour hosted by Kelly from the Tattered Pew and Mansa from This is Simplicite.

If you stopped by from Anne and AnnMarie’s over at Simply 2 Moms welcome to my home and garden. Anne and Anne Marie both have such beautiful homes.

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  1. Stacey!!! Your home is absolutely gorgeous!! I’m so glad i found you through this hop!! I can’t wait to keep watching all you do! PS Football season is the best!! It’s a family event at our house too!

    1. Thank you Aliya! I’m so happy to meet you too! Bring on football season. So glad the big ten is going to play – my daughter is at Ohio State! xoxo

  2. I so much enjoyed touring your decorated for fall home. Each space looks so pretty and inviting. Being a vintage lover, I especially enjoyed seeing some of your vintage-styled for fall like your entry bench and the pretty wood tote on your kitchen table. I also admired how you decorated your fireplace so beautifully that it took me a few moments to realize that there was a TV hanging over it. I’m also a gardener and really enjoyed seeing your beautiful gardens.

    FYI – On your in the news page, I clicked on the link for your sore hip tip but it doesn’t go to that article. I used to run but a bad back ended that joy in my life. I’m now off to try to find your HGTV episode. We love Vermont and I want to see your home there.

    1. Thank you so much Paula!!! Decorating the mantel with the tv above it is definately challenging right? Fitness magazine must have recently removed their article. That’s a bummer! It’s an older article but a good one! I’ll see if I can dig it up. But the tip was to change what side of the road you run on. When we run on the same side of the road everyday it throws off your body alignment and you get aches and pains. My marathon friend told me that one and she was totally right! Once I changed sides of the road my hip pain was gone!

      1. I know this blog post is going on 3 years old but….what paint color are on the exterior and interior of you home

        1. Hi Patty!!! The exterior is vinyl siding that we chose when we did the addition. I don’t recall what color it is. The inside though is all Benjamin Moore – Revere Pewter in the kitchen, Manchester Tan in the rest of the main floor.

  3. I had such a fun time seeing your fall tour today Stacy! Every single room and detail is gorgeous! I especially love your range hood! I love bringing the outdoors inside as well. Great job my friend!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! That range hood turned out so good! The pics almost don’t do it justice – the details that you can see now are gorgeous. It was very bland looking before I stained it! xoxoxo

    2. Stacy, I just stumbled across your blog and love it! Thank you for sharing. I was wondering what paint color you used in your living room area?

      1. Hi Megan! So nice to meet you and I’m glad you found me! The color in my living room is Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore.

  4. I absolutely love all the beautiful fall details throughout your home! I especially love the way you use trailing greenery with your pretty fall florals and pumpkins! Every detail is just perfect!

    1. Thank you so much Anne! I really appreciate that so much! It was fun doing another tour with you guys – I loved all of your fall decor too. Those bottleneck glass jars are incredible. I need them!!! xoxoxo

  5. Stacy, I’m absolutely smitten with your style! Your home and garden are just stunning and I enjoyed every detail! Pinned and sharing on IG! Happy Fall! Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you so much Cecilia! I’ve really enjoyed catching your blogs through the Charming Homes and Gardens link party and am really glad we connected! It was so fun doing this fall home tour with you! xoxoxo

  6. Stacy your whole home is gorgeous! I especially enjoyed seeing your beautiful kitchen. I still have gold oak cabinets and want to paint them, but have been afraid to do so. You totally inspired me to go for it!

    1. Oh my gosh Jen you have to do it! I wish I did it much sooner! But I was afraid I would ruin them. So it took me a while to build up my confidence. I painted them almost 3 years ago and didn’t take too long to do it. They’ve held up really well. I hope you try it!!!

  7. What a lovely fall home you have, Stacy! That centerpiece is gorgeous, and I love all the live plants and natural elements you have used in your home! So fun hopping with you! (And now you can see why the porch hop wasn’t going to work for me 😉 I was trying to figure out if I could rearrange, and I just didn’t have the time!) Hugs, and love working with you!

    1. No worries at all and we will do another one!!! Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m so glad we met through blogging. You are great inspiration!!! xoxo

  8. Stacy your home is so dreamy! I am in love with your garden too! I can see why it is your pride and joy. Then going inside was just as lovely. You have added the perfect Fall touches! I am so glad you could join us this week!

    1. Thank you so much Kelly!!! It was such a fun tour and I am truly honored to be a part of such an amazing group of talented bloggers! You guys did such a great job organizing it and pulling it together. THANK YOU!!!

  9. Stacy, your home is so beautiful! I love the touches of fall in all your rooms. I’m sure your house is feeling extra cozy now that the temperatures are cooling down. Always great to see those two characters as well!

    1. Thanks so much for visiting Shelley! I’m so glad you stopped by! Thank you!!! The dogs love when we have company. Enjoy your weekend!!! xoxoxo

  10. I love all your Fall touches Stacy inside and out! I love the colors you use in your home. Your table always has me swooning!

  11. Enjoyed my first visit to your site and will be looking at past articles. Pretty, warm and inviting! I love how you bring so much garden style to your inside decor. Is the container on your dining room table called a garden trug? Love it, do you know where I might locate one ? Yours seems to be an antique, but I would be fine with a reproduction aged piece too, Thanks.

    1. Hi Jill! That is a vintage toolbox I found at an antique store in VT for $15! Check your local antique and thrift stores or flea markets. You may find one there!

  12. Stacy – Your fall home is beautiful and your dining table centerpiece – perfection. But, can we talk about your gardens?! Especially the cottage garden. Wow! You’re so talented … I need to comb through your back posts and learn a few things. Also, I had to reread – twice – your sentence about turning a ranch style home into a center hall colonial. Why didn’t I think of this … amazing! I’m just in awe … there’s nothing else that can be said. In awe! xo

    1. Thank you SO much Juliet! The transformation from a ranch to center hall colonial was pretty amazing – it was finished in about 3.5 months! We live in a historic town and wanted to expand our house but keep it within the town vibe so went with the center hall colonial. I’m so glad we did it. We needed the extra space and are happy we got to stay in our neighborhood. xoxoxo

  13. Your home is absolutely gorgeous and I love that have lots of wood tones. That antique bench is stunning and I can not believe you painted the fabric, it looks like it came like that.

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  15. I was never one to decorate much for Fall. Just a little here and there. Your beautiful decorating has inspired me to decorate a bit more and bring in the cozy!

    1. Thank you Amber!! They were so fun to create! Will do! I’m so glad you dropped by today – and will do! xoxo

  16. What a beautiful home! I am in love with your dining room centerpiece! The roses and maidenhair fern combo are just stunning!

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  18. Hi Stacy! I’ve just discovered your lovely blog and have so enjoyed your fall home tour! Your home and gardens are so beautiful. We lived in Niskayuna, New York – outside of Albany for 4 years to be close to our grandchildren but because of the intense cold, we moved back to south Texas. I’m envious of your lovely blooming plants! Hope you’ll pop in to see me sometimes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shleia 😉

  19. Hi. I LOVE your style. The dining room is exactly what I’m going for. Can you tell me what paint color you’ve used on the walls?