Fall Decorations for Your Dining Room

A soft blanket here, a sweet pumpkin there and a handful of heartfelt touches make this dining room an inviting fall retreat.

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Surround a candle with beans or stones for an earthy look.

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Prop a pumpkin atop an antique scale or a stack of vintage books.

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If you can’t find it, make it yourself. Jose built the big white buffet table in their dining room, which Liz Marie styles according to the season. Get instructions for making your own at Jose’s blog: craftsmandrive.com.

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Liz Marie & Jose Galvan

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Keep it simple. “The best and simplest way to warm up your place come fall is changing elements like decorative throse, pillows and candles. Try adding them in unexpected places. There’s always one for every season and occasion.”

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Liz Marie Galvan and her husband, Jose, believe home is where you make it. While stationed in North Carolina during Jose’s military service, they grew homesick for family in Michigan. But with some thrift shopping and a little DIY magic, they filled their temporary digs with memories.

Liz, who blogs at lizmarieblog.com, decorates their home to reflect every season. “Part of the fun of decorating a new space is creative problem solving,” she says. “How will certain pieces in one home fit into another?”

One of those pieces is their farmhouse dining table, which reminds her of family: “During a visit from my grandparents, we huddled around the table, playing dominoes. As my grandmother set the dominoes down, they left little dents and nicks in the table. I look back at it every day and smile at the lovely memories from that visit.”

When they’re not picking through flea markets, the Galvans make their own home accents. Liz used chalkboard paint on an old windowpane for a message board, and Jose has built everything from TV consoles to a popcorn cart made from wood pallets.

“When making your own home decor, it’s important not to concern yourself with store-quality perfect results,” Liz says. “Those little imperfections tell a story, and they’re part of what makes a house become a home.”

Michelle@DandelionPatina 1 October 17, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Totally dreamy dining room. I love all the pops of fall colors.

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