Hey guys! I can finally say this since it’s officially Fall… HAPPY FALL!!! 🍁🧡🍂
I’m so stoked that Farmhouse Friday got 39 linkups last week – that’s the most linkups to date! I know that’s nothing compared to what some linked parties get that have a wider focus, but 39 linkups is awesome for this party’s narrow focus. Thank you so much to everyone who linked up last week to make it possible! You all rock!
I’m still working on decorating my dining room for Fall and I hope to have the pictures up on the blog early next week. It made me come to the terms with the fact that since I work in the decorating world I need to start my seasonal decorating WAY earlier than what I normally do. When I start decorating for Fall or any season or holiday, it takes me a few days working on and off in each room until I get it to where I want it to be. My decorating “style” is very much trial and error as well as living with whatever I create to figure out if I really like it or not.
I’m sharing this because I know a lot of people think that people who work in the decorating world – whether they be interior designers, home decor bloggers or any other career in the home decor industry – just have a natural talent for home decor and can put together a room at the drop of a hat. I’m sure that’s true for a blessed few, but let me assure you that I am not included among them! It has taken me many years to get to the level I’m at now, and I don’t mean that I think my decor is all that. What I mean is that it’s taken me years of trial and error, learning from my mistakes and throwing faux floral picks at the wall in frustration to get to what you see here on the blog these days. I can see the progression I’ve made since I started blogging in 2013, and frankly some of the decor stuff I did back then makes me shudder when I look at it now.
If you don’t work in the decorating world, I’m not saying that you have to spend a ton of time on your decor or start decorating for Christmas in July. What I am saying is that for more people in the decorating world than not it is our full-time job and it takes a ton of time and effort to get things to where you see them on our blogs and social media. The point here is people who don’t work in the decorating world shouldn’t feel intimidated by what they see from people that do and then feel like they are failures at decorating or have no talent for decor. Don’t feel pressured to make your home look magazine perfect – that takes all the fun and enjoyment out of decorating (trust me on that one!). It also takes away giving yourself the space to be creative with your decor, and that’s where the truly inspired decor that start decor trends comes from. Do give yourself permission to not be perfect when it comes to decor and don’t be hard on yourself if things don’t turn out the way you’d like them to on the first or even the hundredth try. Play around and have fun when you decorate, because what’s the point if you don’t enjoy it?
This Week’s Features:
These gorgeous little ticking fabric pumpkins are perfect for Fall farmhouse decor! Marie shares detailed instructions with pictures on how she put these together that will have you whipping up a bunch of your own in no time!
Lee Ann shares how she transformed this very beat up vanity into the gorgeous piece you see here. Be sure to check out the transformation on her blog to truly appreciate the time and effort she put into this beauty!
Penny shared her fresh live mum door wreath that is so perfect for Fall! She gave her front porch a Fall refresh by adding some lovely Fall details to her front porch.
Julie shares some great tips and ideas on how to decorate a tiny house for Fall. Her tiny home is so cute and makes me miss my little cottage house!
Link Party Rules:
The party rules are super simple! Link up your favorite DIY projects, decor projects, and crafts that are farmhouse style.* If it doesn’t fit into that description, please don’t link it up. Please, no food/recipe posts.
* I use the term “farmhouse style” loosely and I consider any projects, decor or crafts that would work in a farmhouse or any type of country styled home to be farmhouse style. You do not have to live in a farmhouse or it be your predominant style in order to share your projects here.
I don’t require you to link back to this party, but if you do, I would sure appreciate it! I also don’t require you visit or comment on other blogger’s linkups, but it’s always a nice way to share the bloggy love! By linking up, you will get a chance to be featured here at next week’s party and across my social media. If you pin anything from the party, please pin it from the original source.
By linking up to this party, you agree to give me permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with a link back to your post or a link back to this party on the week your post was featured.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!