Friday, October 9, 2020

Fall Living Room Refresh, A Little DIY and a Lot of Fun: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens}

As a Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker, I am honored to work with their amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products from Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through from my blog.  I am excited to share my October project with you today!

Hello, fall! So glad you are here.  As soon as the weather starts to cool off in Texas, I get in the mood for all things fall!  While our normal fall activities won't be happening this year, we will make the most of it and still enjoy the season!  

Some of my favorite stay-at-home fall activities are decorating (shocker, I know), DIY projects and spending time with my nights, movie nights, baking, art and crafts...anything that involves making memories! 

Speaking of DIY projects, I completed a super easy project and had to share!  I spotted this lamp at thrift store for $7 and knew it had so much just needed some TLC!  When I went to purchase it, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was half off day!  Total score for $3.50!

The before...

A little "free" spray paint because I had it in my garage...

(Note: Next time I will use matte to reduce the shine)


I have more plans for this guy and DIY round 2 is happening soon, but for now, I love it!  Not bad for $3.50 and about 5 minute of my time!  I just used a shade I already had and it looks great! 

The "new" lamp" led to making a few other changes in this season, new look!  When fall comes around, I am ready for cozy spaces!  With just a few new additions from the Better Homes & Gardens line from Walmart, this space has a fresh new look and I look forward to spending lots of time in here!


Out with the old, in with the new...this shag, trellis rug caught my eye because I love texture!  Texture is a great way to add interest and warmth to a space, especially when you have a neutral color scheme! 

New throw pillows make a big impact without spending a ton. The pillows I added were all under $15 each and are great quality.   The Better Homes & Gardens line has so many affordable options. I mixed and matched a few new pillows with some I already had for an eclectic look.  The faux fur pillows are so cozy and soft and I love them paired with the modern farmhouse style striped pillows!  

Link: Faux Fur Pillow

Link: Set of 2 Striped Pillows

And cozy, throw blankets are a must for movie nights!

Don't be scared to mix patterns!  This throw was so affordable at under $15 and is perfect for the winter months, too!

Since we enjoy playing games, I knew these oversized floor cushions would be a great addition to this room. We know have a comfy spot to play games!

Once I received them, I realized they fit under my coffee table perfectly!  

On the table I kept things simple with a vintage inspired dough bowl, another great find from the Better Homes & Gardens line!  I love pieces like this because they can be switched up easily with seasonal filler! 

This wicker tray is also from the Better Homes & Gardens line.  The contrasting texture of the wicker material look great against my metal table!  Of course, I gabbed a new candle for fall...this Cashmere Amber scent is new from Better Homes & Gardens candle collection and it smells amazing!  

Link: White Serving Tray

I love the way everything turned out and look forward to spending lots of time in here! 

To kick off the fall season and to get into the Halloween spirit, I planned a super simple, yet super fun, game night!  All you need is a few fun games and a whole lot of yummy snacks!  Some of our go to games are Jenga, Shut the Box, Bounce Off, Sorry and Uno Attack. For a festive touch, I put together a simple Halloween themed charcuterie board for us to snack on!  My daughter loved it!

We eat pretty healthy most of the time, so a junk food charcuterie board was a fun treat for her....and me! 

Link: White Serving Tray

It was so fun to put together and this tray was perfect for holding all of our yummy treats!  I know it will come in handy for entertaining in the future!  Spoiler alert...we didn't even touch a fourth of that, but that just means we had lots of leftovers to enjoy for awhile!

The new floor cushions were put to use and made game playing much more enjoyable!

Link: Tufted Floor Cushion

We had so much fun kicking of fall with snacks, festive pajamas, games and lots of laughs!  Fun times and great memories! 

I am looking forward to planning more fun nights at home!  Next up pumpkin carving and  arts and crafts night! What are some of your favorite stay at home activities?  

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