Disclaimer – This is a sponsored post with Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% my own.
GUYS! Can you even believe that next week is Halloween and it’s legitimately fall outside right now?! Like with the leaves and the cooler air and the crisp apples and the pumpkin explosions at the stores?! It’s happening! It’s really really happening! I am like a giant smiley jack-o-lantern right now…..warm and fuzzy on the inside and on the outside, I just can’t stop grinning! This is by far my favorite time of year. It’s amazing.
Today I wanted to share with you a little post that I made after Pier 1 contacted us and asked us to show how to do a fall refresh of a living room. Um seriously. I have the best job in the world. Is this real life?! I was super pumped because I already LOVE Pier 1. I always have…..remember this old post where we did table settings with Pier 1? So it was so nice to hear back from them and be asked to share some of the pieces that I LOVE in their stores right now.
So if you have never been in Pier 1, it’s pretty much the we-carry-it-all of home decor stores. They are very much on trend and love color and vibrancy but their things to me make your house so much more than just a showroom. They have things that appeal to families really well because it is completely affordable and they create a warm and inviting environment.
I love their beautiful entertaining items….I mean….copper drink ware?! YAS.
And everyone knows that they have the most diverse and affordable candle and scent collection. Literally every color of the rainbow.
If you are looking for fun and beautiful holiday stuff, I recommend checking them out….I love these furry penguins so much 🙂
And one of my personal favorite things in their store are their branches and trimmings. I think they have some of the best looking florals ANYWHERE. And I love faux flowers because they don’t die on you….so yes, if you are looking for florals, you must check their selection out.
So my task was to check out the fall collection and see if anything fit my style….and then BOOM world exploded when I saw that the fall stuff was already on sale! Yes, thank you I will take your savings and raise my glass to you 🙂
Their fall collection was grouped all together so it was easy to see all things pumpkin and spice.
I didn’t really come in with a game plan….just the idea that I could find a few jumping off points in store and go from there. They usually have really pretty displays so if you are experiencing a decorators block, you can get inspiration there too 🙂 I saw so many gold and metallic things that I loved so I started there and everything came together.
I love their little creatures though….the kids would end up stealing these and putting them in their room 🙂
Along with the gold, I saw quite a few pieces that were this ashy wood color that I loved, so that went into my buggy too.
I got a tremendous amount of help from the store manager (she even sat and took a pic with me after I explained I was a blogger!) – she was so sweet when my kiddos were screaming in the store and helped me find the perfect pillow combo without shoving her opinion on me….which we all know, is rare.
When I got home, the bounty was super exciting…..I could not wait to get started.
The first area that I tackled was the fireplace….
But I also did the couch area….
And this table on the other side of the room.
Max was exploring the world of potpourri 🙂
So for the fireplace, I found these perfectly sized lanterns. They are perfect for our mantle.
I love that they are creamy white for contrast and then have this pretty metallic detail.
I used some filler around the battery-operated candle and it was the fastest and easiest decorating thing ever. And yes, the candle looks and feels real.
We have this ugly sound bar under our tv and I gave up on fighting Jeremy about it. It is necessary for his joy apparently 🙂 So instead of fighting him, I disguised it with some really pretty red faux dogwood blooms.
Check out how beautiful the details are on these….
Below that I hung the Give Thanks wooden banner. I totally see this becoming a family tradition of ‘hanging the banner’….we always host Thanksgiving so this is another special thing for that.
Next to the fireplace is our couch so let me share with you the quick refresh there…
Have you seen the lineup of furry blankets Pier 1 has right now? It’s A TON of choices.
I mean seriously. I could never DIY this….
And did you see that other throw on the chair? It is so textural and pretty. Almost so pretty that I won’t actually let anyone touch it with their yogurty little hands 🙂
Speaking of chairs…..did you see our new one? This wasn’t in the fall refresh budget so we did pay extra for it, but we fell in love in the store and felt like it was too nice for the price to pass up.
The boys LOVE it. They think it’s theirs 🙂
Ok….when they smile like that, I will let them have it 🙂 But the best part is – IT’s A RECLINER!!! Heaven’s gates open and angels sing!
Behind the couch, I got to work in that cute little wooden pumpkin I loved in the store! I simply switched out the books for ones with colors of our fall hues and it felt instantly tied in!
The last area that I refreshed was this table in front of our big window wall. It is REALLY bright and hard to photograph but in real life it looks amazing.
I started with a bunch of plain white candles in this handled tray and I filled in the gaps with potpourri.
The metallic bits in the mix are my favorite but the smell is insanely good. I breath a little deeper when I pass by.
On the other side, I put this metallic candle holder….it’s my absolute favorite piece I got. Well…it’s definitely tied with the top six things for favorite 🙂
It’s neutral enough to use all the way through New Years and I love the size.
It also ties in with this gold and mirror frame I got. I don’t have a single wedding photo downstairs so I thought this would be a nice spot for one. Yes, kissing photos are slightly awkward but it looks like a stock wedding photo so I thought it could pass 🙂
The anchor of the whole table is a tiered stand in that light wood color that will probably make it’s way around my house like a pair of traveling pants.
The top level I put these gold squirrels! Aren’t they cute?! They are actually salt & pepper shakers!
On the other levels, I filled in with more gold and richly hued pumpkins. I can’t get over this crackle pumpkin. Look at that detail.
Overall, making over the living room for fall was really fun for me and seeing the kid’s reaction to it was priceless. Weston for the first time noticed that things were different in the house and asked if “Alloween had it’s birfday?” which was hilarious. I love how decor can teach kids about holidays and family time and it makes conversation about these important traditions alive in our home.
SO now, I’m off! I have to go find a Superman costume for LJ and get some finger paints for the kiddos to get their pumpkins painted! Happy October y’all!