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Layered Doormats for Fall

They say your first impression is your last impression, so why not make your front door unforgettable this Fall? Today I wanted to chat about layered doormats. Have you guys noticed this new design trend? It's EVERY WHERE. Spend two minutes on Instagram and your bound to see some lovely doormat combos (typically also paired with that Instagrammer's foot attire and their coffee drink of choice that day.  Gosh, social media has made us weird, folks).

Personally, I love the idea of layering rugs. It's fun, charming, and ups the coziness factor, but you want to know what I love most about it? Unlike other trends like subway tiles and She Sheds, it's a simple and budget-friendly look to achieve.

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Source: Dirt on My Heels 
Pumpkin Spice Doormat (sold out) similar one here


 Source: Studio McGee


So are are you down for layered doormats? A few things to keep in mind, this look works best when the bottom rug is adorned with smaller-scale and/or repetitive patterns such as stripes and plaids. That way you can actually see the design along the border of the doormat.  And the last thing is size, a 2 x 3 rug typically works best with the average-size doormat. Of course, I've seen people use large-sized rugs under their doormats and it still looks great!


Below I shared a few of my favorite pairings to give you some layered rug ideas for Fall. 


layered doormat ideas for fall


                                                                    
                    Which one is your favorite?  Have you jumped on the layered rug bandwagon yet?                     






5 Fantastic Ways to Decorate Your Porch for Fall

 It's officially my first Fall post of the year and whether you're ready or not, friends, it's coming! One of my favorite ways to welcome in a new season is by dressing up my front porch.  Even if you're not big on changing out your interior decor every few months because of time constraints, or budget, or perhaps, you're one of those weird people who were abducted by aliens and suddenly became all minimalist-ic (Just kidding! Just tell me where UFO pick-up is, and I'm in!), decorating the front porch is one of the easiest and convenient ways to enjoy a slice of the season!

Below I pulled together a handful of front porch fall inspiration to help you get your creative wheels spinning. I know sometimes I get stuck in decor ruts, and have a hard time not repeating the same set-up year after year. It's nice sometimes to pick the brain of others! So enjoy!

PS. I polled people on the Delightfully Noted Facebook page on what color their front doors were and these were the colors that were most popular, so this is what I worked with! Let me know which one is your favorite?!

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Fall Decor Ideas for Black Front Door
fall decorating ideas for black front door

I've never worked with metallics for fall decor before, but I'm really digging it! I think the golds, silver, and bronze look really sharp against a black front door.


Fall Decor Ideas for Grey Front Door
fall decorating ideas for a grey front door


Grey and yellow seem a little unexpected for fall decor, but it works!

Fall Decor Ideas for White Front Door

fall decor ideas for white front door


This is probably my favorite fall look of the group. I adore this color combo and you guys know I love me a good vintage sign and a rustic bench!


Fall Decor Ideas for Blue Front Door
fall decor ideas for blue front door



This is very similar to my front door color and I have to say Autumn oranges and fall wheat-toned colors compliment it so well!

Fall Decor Ideas for Red Front Door
fall decorating ideas for red front door porch


Showstopper! All the other doors on the block will envy yours! 

Soooo..how many of you have started decorating for fall? What's your favorite color combo for your front porch? Remember if you ever want to chat decor or are looking for more home inspiration, you can always find me hanging out on Instagram and Facebook. Hope to see you there!

Decorating Around a Leather Couch

I have great news! No, I'm not pregnant. No, sorry, you didn't win a trip to Disney World. The exciting news is my co-worker bought her first house! And how does this benefit me? Because let's face it, it's ALWAYS all about me. I mean it's my blog, people. Geez. Because she has come to me for some decorating advice, which allows me to live out all of my pretend-I'm-an HGTV-star-dreams (YES!!FINALLY!

So here's the 4-1-1! One of the first purchases my co-worker, Jackie, and her boyfriend bought for their new home was a black leather sectional for their family room.
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Jackie reached out to me for help on decorating this space and I immediately went to town sourcing decor items and creating an inspirational mood board for her, but before we get to that, here's a picture of the family room from the real estate listing ( It always makes me laugh when they alter the windows with faux sceneries!)

Before Pictures: Living Room Makeover

A great room to work with, right? I love that fireplace and all the natural light they get in this room.

Here's a quick picture Jackie snapped to show me A) how their leather sectional is laid out in the space and B) how their cable outlet is on the wall to the far right, which has caused a bit of dilemma in hiding the cable box.

Black Leather Sectional in Family Room

Alright! Enough with the blabbing, let's take a look at what I came up with!





Similar to me, she likes the modern farmhouse look, which some people may find difficult to pull off with a leather couch, but with a little vision and little creativity, it's super easy to pull off this design style!


Below are the notes regarding the items I pulled together for this space and why. I've also included links to sources in case anyone is interested in shopping for their own home!

Rug:  Between the dark leather couch and grey walls, I had suggested that they bring in some whites to brighten up the room. Since leather couches have zero pattern on them, the geometric design on this rug is a also a nice way to bring in some of that as well. 

Diamond Shag Rug Ivory Farmhouse Style Living Room


Curtains: One of the VERY first things I encouraged them to do when I first saw this room was to raise the curtain rods. You guys, I'm usually not one for decor rules and believe you should do what ever makes you happy, BUT if there is one guideline I think everyone should follow, it would be this! General rule of thumb, is to hang the rod anywhere from 4-6 inches above the window frame. You would not believe what a difference it makes! It improves the look of room and adds a small dose of sophistication. In addition, it can help make a small room look bigger. In Jackie's case, their living room is a bit more on the longer and narrow side, and once they tossed a big ol' sectional in there, the room was looking even smaller. They've already started adjusting their rods and couldn't agree more with me! Okay, let me get off my soapbox.

These are the white curtains pictured in the mood board, but I also recommended they look into the RITVA curtains from IKEA as well (which they did and they purchased!) These are by far my FAVORITEST curtains ever. They're amazing quality (a bit surprising for an IKEA item) and are almost linen-like. Plus, you can't beat the price! I use these all over my own house, including just recently in baby girl's blush pink nursery.


Clock: Who doesn't love a good, oversized clock? I thought this cream one would look great above their couch on the wall between their window and kitchen (in the real estate picture, it would be where the two black frames are).

Pillows: Pillows are a great way to add in color, texture, and pattern and since they're fairly inexpensive, they can be changed out for the seasons or whenever you're looking for a fresh look. Jackie noted that she was leaning towards blue-colored accent pieces, specifically aqua (a girl after my heart!) so I ran with it, though I went a bit more teal-ish versus bright aqua in order to keep the room from becoming too much "Tiffany & Co-ish".  The Aztec pillow (which I adore!) will help bring more pattern in and compliments the design on the rug. The knit pillow ups the cozy-factor (which you need on a leather couch!) and the French stripe lumbar pillow again introduces more pattern. Plus, it's fun to mix up the sizes and shapes of your pillows.

cute teal pillow


End Table: Since they were limited on space in this room (and a coffee table, even a round one, was going to be difficult with the layout of their couch and chaise) I thought a slim end table would be the best route for them to go. This way they would still have a spot to set a lamp, remotes, drinks, etc...The wood tones on this table helps bring in some warmth to the room, by breaking up all the black and white.

Lamp: Honestly, there are so many different lamp styles that could work well in here. White lamps, clear glass lamps, the list goes on and on. The texture on the base of this one caught my eye, but apparently I'm a bad blogger and forgot where I sourced it from! Oops!

Console Table: So now let's move to the wall across from the couch where their cable outlet sits (to the right side of the fireplace). So they are considering having the outlet moved, but in the mean time, we discussed different options on how to disguise the cable box. The size of this wall is perfect for a console table and I love, love, love this one. Again, more wood tones (remember everyone is about mixing different tones of wood these days, no need to be matchy-matchy!) and the shelves below, allows for bins, baskets, trunks......In other words, places to hide the cable box!

Baskets: Baskets are life, people! You can hide anything and everything in them, even children. Just kidding! These cute baskets would be a cute way to corral all the things we collect as homeowners on the console table shelves. I mentioned to Jackie they could some how mount the cable box non-conspicuously on the wall behind the baskets or I have seen people actually put cable boxes in baskets and then cut a whole through the back of the basket for the cords. I'm not a cable box expert, so I'm not sure if it would overheat or some other shenanigans, so definitely ask an expert first about this!

Picture Frames: Last but not least, my favorite item I found for the room were these blue and wood tone picture frames. I seriously LOVE these! At the beginning of this process, I had asked Jackie to share her "House" Pinterest boards with me so that I could get a better idea of the types of things she gravitates towards and right away I noticed she liked gallery walls. Not only did she like gallery walls, but the girl loves her some symmetry! Most of the gallery walls she pinned were of frames of all the same sizes, color, and shapes. I don't blame her, they are pretty. To help pull some color to the console table wall, I thought these frames would look gorgeous in a gallery wall above the table. 

blue and wood picture frames

So what do you guys think? They have already started working on this room and I have made Jackie promise to send updated pictures, so we can see how it turns out! Meanwhile, perhaps, I should start working on my living room. I mean it's only been 4 years since we've moved in!