Neutral Fall Dining Room Tour

Welcome to our suburban southern Ontario home. While my guys were up north on Sunday I took some photos of our dining room decorated for Fall. Okay, a lot of photos. 

I like using neutrals in our home and love the Benjamin Moore Simply White walls (the wall opposite the window is actually Revere Pewter as it is also kind of an open hallway/traffic path from the front door through to the family room.) Whites with wood plus lots of black and grey are my preferred colours.

We have a very tight budget for decor so there are mostly handmade, garage sale, kijiji and clearance items mixed in with a few purchases. We had the farmhouse table and Windsor chairs made after we got married 23 years ago and I'm pretty sure the light fixture was Home Depot full price.  

I pulled the table back a bit for this full shot of the pine Mennonite made buffet and hutch. I am thinking of painting it a solid black. The cabinet is filled with white dishes. I love collecting white pitchers and have a line of them on top of the hutch and some inside on the shelves.

The small boxwood adds some texture and a bit of colour. I am feeling the need for more greenery and plants in our home and need to work on this. 

The pumpkin covered soup bowls are from HomeSense a few years ago. The trio of candle holders have a stained glass look to them and my favourite scented candles are baking related (maple, brown sugar, cinnamon, pretty much anything that would make a good dessert lol.)

The pine farmhouse table is simply set with painted grey chargers, white dinner plates and thrifted 'The Friendly Village' bowls. 

I love the wavy glass of these lanterns. A few pinecones and painted pumpkins are scattered on the layered table runners with a wood berry garland.

Oops, I just realized I forgot the cutlery! So not a pro at tablescapes lol. 

But I have sorted through my collected plates and napkins and narrowed them down to my favourites. Now I know what filler pieces to keep an eye out for. 

The grey chargers were originally shiny green post-Christmas clearance chargers (90% off at Michaels.) I spray painted them with grey primer and then finished with grey chalky paint and wax. 

I would eventually like a rug under the table to break up the wood tones.

The opening in the wall lets light into our basement stairway. That is our small front entry and front door beyond.

On the weekend I moved this extra little bookcase in here until we make a long rustic console table for this wall. I shared more photos and details in this post.

I took these brown transferware plates down when I painted the main floor last Fall but brought them back out recently for either side of the window

I sewed the curtains several years ago from cotton sheeting fabric with a narrow tone on tone stripe. Our dining room tends to be a bit dark despite the white walls so this weekend I put clip rings back on the curtains to allow them to open more fully.

So that's our rustic farmhouse dining room with some simple Fall decor. Our Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend but since we host 11-20 on average our dinner is often buffet style. Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a chance to let me know you were here!

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  1. Very pretty. I love your table setting. "Friendly Village" is an enchanting pattern. Your pine table is gorgeous.

  2. Very nice Elizabeth. Looks so pretty for fall.

  3. Hello Elizabeth

    Your home looks amazing and so beautifully decorated for the Autumn season.
    I love your style - a blend of Nordic and French Country - just what I like too!
    Your hutch is a wonderful piece and gives a real presence to your room.

    All the extra touches are what make our homes, the little bits and bobs we pick up here and there and presents given to us by our family are so precious.

    Enjoy your week
    Shane x

  4. Love how you painted those chargers grey! So clever! Your little boxwood is so cute too. Target had some really good ones and I wish I would have picked them up while they were still in Canada!

  5. Very pretty! I love how inviting this room is!!

  6. HI Elizabeth. Your dining room looks great and I like that you buy your furniture and redo it yourself. The buffet and hutch look so beautiful. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

  7. Just came from Junk Chic Cottage. So good to see a fellow Canuck featured. Not only am I a Canadian (from Alberta) I also come from a large family (I'm the eldest of 7). You sound like a DIYer gal after my own heart - looking forward to following you on all your social media platforms Elizabeth ☺
    Marie from The Interior Frugalista

  8. Your home is so warm and inviting. I love your neutrals, and painting the chargers was so creative…they look great!

  9. I love the white dishes on display inside your black cabinet! Such a great look. I like the neutral colors you're using and your table setting even flows with that. Such a good idea to paint your chargers. Since they're not serving food, it's fine! Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving!

  10. Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! Love the look of your rustic dining room!

  11. Your dining room is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love all the neutral colors!!!

  12. Your table setting is lovely! Even without the cutlery :) I too have black in my décor and am also from Southern Ontario, so very nice to meet you! Happy Thanksgiving! Diane

  13. Hello! I'm linking over from Junk Chic Cottage. I love your pretty autumn decor in your dining room. What a pretty and peaceful place to enjoy meals with family and friends! I like your style.

  14. Elizabeth I am completely crazy for this tour! I just love a neutral fall and it appears we are kindred spirits. I too have pieces from The Friendly Village.
    Happy Friday!

  15. beautiful, I'm so in love with your transferware!

  16. Dear Elizabeth ... I am new to your "little space" and look forward to browsing your past postings. I so enjoyed the tour of your dining room. I hope that you have a blessed weekend. Hugs ♥ Teri

  17. Gorgeous! I love your table setting. I love your style. Your home looks amazing and so beautifully decorated. So warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing!

  18. First of all...I love your newest profile picture, Elizabeth! so, so cute!
    You always know just the right pieces to bring in for a perfect holiday setting. The tablescape looks great, as does the cupboard. Your decor is classy, and has a clean line to it.
    Have a great time with your family next week.

  19. Your pine table is gorgeous. And your home looks amazing! I love how inviting it is! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Everything looks so lovely, you should be proud of all you have accomplished. Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. I love your transferware. I have been collecting them whenever I see them. Thank you for sharing!!

  22. Wow! What a lovely room! I don't know how I missed this post.
    I love our hutch just the ways it is! Your white dishes set it off!

  23. Wonderful! Everything is awesome. Love all the neutral colors! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Gorgeous pictures, you should get into photography!!


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