Snowy White Serene Fall Decor Around the House

The calendar says it is fall, but it is is winter-like in my neck of the woods with a blanket of white covering fallen leaves outside, the decor remaining pale and spare inside! As I considered the relationship of outdoors to indoors, I realized there is a ton of color and busy interest outside mostly undressed windows. No wonder it feels natural to balance all the fussiness with simple interiors. Snowy White Serene Fall Decor Around the House shares peeks around the house as well as plans for simple holiday decor (and a few white lovely finds for home).

Snowy trees in my winter yard in Northern Illinois - Hello Lovely Studio.

If your fancy holiday anxiety has replaced your regular anxiety, you may want to peek at yesterday’s gift guide for ideas or Christmas decorating inspiration HERE. I plan to begin crossing a few things off the list this weekend…and little by little, it will all get tackled imperfectly. There’s no time for perfection, and as I mature, I am discovering the satisfaction of simply getting it done so there’s time to be still and to savor.

Snowy White Serene Fall Decor Around the House

I have a few simple ideas for the master bedroom to make it feel a little more magical during the holidays. Some greenery for the vintage sconces, a bare branch prelit birch, and maybe (oh, mercy, I have put this off for years now), a pretty piece of quiet art to cover the big black TV over the dresser.

Serene white French Nordic bedroom with Stikwood (Hamptons) wood plank statement wall - Hello Lovely Studio. #bedroom #NordicFrench #whitedecor #stikwood

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I have several of these candelabra, and I have never brought them into the bedrooms, but they might be perfect in a bedroom window.

Home On a Snowy Hill

You can see some of the stone steps in the snow leading to the front door. Our front yard is a woodsy hill lined with mature trees and large berry bushes providing natural privacy and beauty.

Snow covered hill in front of our home in the woods - Hello Lovely Studio.

I bought pom pom trim to try at this kitchen window where I will drape little starry white lights and hang a fresh wreath.

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.

Pottery Barn offers a similar collection of Tuscan urns.

Snowy Courtyard

A wreath on the gate will also be perfect. (Bear in mind, these photos were just snapped days ago!)

Snowy trees in my winter yard in Northern Illinois - Hello Lovely Studio.

More pom poms may soften this window in the nook as well.

My serene white kitchen with farm sink, Viatera quartz counters (Minuet), and Shaker cabinets - Hello Lovely Studio

Snowy White Backyard

We have so many shrubs with juicy berries that there are always wonderful winter birds near, and I enjoy every moment of their presence.

Our backyard in winter - Hello Lovely Studio.

The photo doesn’t do this gorgeous lamp justice, and I’m kicking myself for not snapping a photo of it in person, but I’m thinking of bringing one of these into my studio to replace another too-fancy lamp. The burlap shade is sold separately, and the look is so rustic and timeless.

My white studio with Belgian style linen chairs and European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitelinen #serenedecor

You may not be able to assess the scale of this terra cotta urn on the kitchen counter, but it is enormous and found in Franklin, Tennessee on vacation.

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.

Snowy White Kitchen

I’ll be bringing in greenery clipped from the yard to fill my vases and simple glass jars.

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.
My serene white kitchen with farm sink, Viatera quartz counters (Minuet), and Shaker cabinets - Hello Lovely Studio

Changing Colors in Fall

The courtyard’s appearance seems to change daily and dramatically. Magical and blanketed in white like this and then a blanket of orange fallen leaves. What remains constant are the busy squirrels, chipmunks, and birds who make it their home.

Snowy trees in my winter yard in Northern Illinois - Hello Lovely Studio.

I never tire of white!

My white studio with Belgian style linen chairs and European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitelinen #serenedecor

My most popular posts to date are those about calm paint colors and about choosing white quartz. Our Viatera (Minuet) counters are still looking great with constant abuse from us, and they were my secret weapon for bringing light into a relatively dim space which started out with dark navy counters.

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.

Rustic White Wood Planked Wall

Snowy white reclaimed pine on the bedroom wall has a cleaner feel than stained wood (at least for me) and imparts a warmth the bumpy textured drywall couldn’t deliver.

My serene Nordic French style bedroom with Benjamin Moore White walls and Stikwood accent wall. Hello Lovely Studio.
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I have been back at the piano composing happily, and switched things around in my studio so that it functions better as a creative space rather than a guest bedroom. (Translation: the bed was moved downstairs so there is room to spread out art projects and exercise.)

My white studio with Belgian style linen chairs and European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitelinen #serenedecor

As you’ll see below, I really am influenced by the palette outside!

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.
Snowy trees in my winter yard in Northern Illinois - Hello Lovely Studio.

Distressed White Chandelier

Still haven’t upgraded our bedroom light fixture which is presently a plain, oudated ceiling fan. Since the ceiling is vaulted, it could handle a grand chandelier. Since I’m drawn to small scaled vintage chandeliers and reproductions like this one…I have still not pulled the trigger and committed to a giant one.

Serene and spare white bedroom - Hello Lovely Studio.

I found so much timeless, pale, and understated color inspiration in the new book, SEGRETO impressions…it’s a triumph worth every penny.

My white studio with Belgian style linen chairs and European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitelinen #serenedecor

The Color of Snow

I’m not athletic or much of an outdoorswoman beyond power walking and simple hikes through the park, so I tend to enjoy the VIEW of the snow outside and inside.

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.
White roses in an oversized terracotta urn planter with handles on my kitchen counter - Hello Lovely Studio. #viateraquartz #minuet #kitchencountertop

Snow on the pumpkins is always such a heartwarming sight for me.

Snowy French country courtyard in Northern Illinois looks serene and peaceful - Hello Lovely Studio. #courtyard #wintergarden #serene

Look, mom and dad, I haven’t touched my vintage shutters or piano bench with a paint brush…yet.

My white studio with Belgian style linen chairs and European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitelinen #serenedecor
Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.

Why are the white foods (bread, pasta, vanilla ice cream) so comforting!?!

Coffee cake on a white vintage cake pedestal from Belgium on my Viatera Minuet quartz countertop in the kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio.
Snowy trees in my winter yard in Northern Illinois - Hello Lovely Studio.

Bright White Kitchen

Here’s a view of the kitchen I don’t typically capture – it shows how I have attempted to use every inch available for storage in this not-too-spacious kitchen.

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.
White roses in an oversized terracotta urn planter with handles on my kitchen counter - Hello Lovely Studio. #viateraquartz #minuet #kitchencountertop
Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.

Meditative Studio With Neutrals

My studio is a pleasant space to blog and read, and it’s evolving slowly. I paint in silence and need a tranquil, uncluttered environment to relax so this is as fussy as it gets!

My white studio with Belgian style linen chairs and European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitelinen #serenedecor
My white studio with Belgian style linen chairs and European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitelinen #serenedecor
My white studio with Belgian style linen chairs and European country style - Hello Lovely Studio. #whitelinen #serenedecor

Thanks for chatting with me and peeking inside and out today at a range of whites.

Snowy trees in my winter yard in Northern Illinois - Hello Lovely Studio.

Someday, all of this will likely be traded for the desert…

Shaker style white cabinets in simple serene kitchen with white oak floors and Viatera Minuet quartz countertops - Hello Lovely Studio.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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12 Comments

    • Michele
      Author
      November 21, 2019 / 11:41 am

      Yes indeed! And fairly minimal relative to my fellow bloggers who know how to deck their halls. Thank you so much for visiting – off to catch up with you, lovely one. πŸ™‚

  1. Joanna
    November 21, 2019 / 7:50 pm

    The chandelier you are considering for your bedroom seems perfect. Keep in mind, when ordering the size, that a fixture might seem too big when viewing but once it’s high up it will be perfect. I have cathedral ceilings in my great room and choose the large one. When we picked it up, it seemed huge. Once hung, it has my heart.

    Your snow covered yard looks beautifully serene. It must put you in the Christmas spirit. Do you spread a little of the cheer around before Thanksgiving, or wait until after? It seems there is quite a divide on whether to decorate now and enjoy the season longer or wait.

    I would love to get a peak at your art. I see the canvases are turned around. Shy, are we? πŸ˜‰

    • Michele
      Author
      November 21, 2019 / 9:23 pm

      Thanks so much for your brilliant ideas and advice, Joanna – I need em! I typically bring the decorations out the weekend after Thanksgiving, but this year I may get started before Thanksgiving. We’ll see how the weekend goes – I won’t do it feverishly because that’s just not the right spirit for me. πŸ™‚ Those canvases have yet to be painted. I’m not shy at all about my art…here’s a taste: https://www.hellolovelystudio.com/2016/09/art-tour-of-my-paintings.html

      • Joanna
        November 22, 2019 / 7:19 pm

        That was post was before I happened upon your site. I just knew your art would be simply and serene. You paint as you present in words – Eloquently.

        Blessings,
        ~Joanna

        • Michele
          Author
          November 22, 2019 / 10:32 pm

          Thanks so much, Joanna. What an encouragement you are to me – definitely a muse! πŸ™‚

  2. November 22, 2019 / 9:13 am

    Your home always inspires me – little changes can make a difference. Very beautiful post Michele.

    • Michele
      Author
      November 22, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      Thank you, Rhonda, for such kind words. I’m so happy you’re here, and we have so many shared sensibilities that it makes journeying together a blessing. Peace to you and your lovely creative spirit. xox

  3. November 23, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    Michele,
    I love simple tablescapes too. I like your Christmas ideas and I especially love the M&M snowman. Now all I want to do is make some.I hope you have a lovely thanksgiving. All the snow looks so beautiful. I like looking at it, not being in it. lol!
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      November 24, 2019 / 12:22 am

      Thanks for the hugs and the spirit of cheer, Bev. Let me know how the snowman cookie decorating goes…I think they are adorable too! πŸ™‚

  4. November 30, 2019 / 9:34 am

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

    • Michele
      Author
      November 30, 2019 / 8:10 pm

      Oh great! Thanks so much, Marilyn. See you then.

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