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Fall Home Decor Ideas and DIY

Today I am sharing how I decorated our family room with fall home decor ideas from JOANN. I absolutely love the pillow I made!


This post is sponsored by JOANN. It may contain affiliate links but all words, reviews, and opinions are mine.

I have an interesting story to share with you today. I just finished decorating our family room with fall home decor ideas from JOANN and I love how it turned out.

Family Room Fall Decor Ideas

Do you want to know the interesting part?

All of the fall home decor ideas in this room were inspired by a ball of yarn.

That’s right. A ball of yarn.

A Sneak Peek of the Kitchen

Do you see that pillow sitting on the chair? Well, I made it myself. I am so proud that I made it because of one reason. 

A week ago I did not know how to crochet. And yet I made this pillow cover by crocheting a Bobble Stitch! 

Bobble Crochet Pillow

So how did I pull that off?

I started at our local JOANN store and knew I wanted to make something out of textured yarn. I found three different yarn options in the color palette I wanted to use for fall decor in our family room. 

I selected three textured yarns which were Yarnspirations Bernat Velvet, Yarnspirations Bernat Freesia, and the Yarnspirations Bernat Symphony.

Bernat Yarnspirations

I knew I wanted to make something for our home but I am somewhat realistic. So a blanket or throw was out of the question.

I decided to make a pillow, so I bought a size N crochet hook and one ball of each of the three yarns. 

Next, I reached out to the expert crochet-er (is that a word?) in the family, my daughter-in-law Charlotte. She walked me through the options which were the single crochet or double crochet stitch. I decided I would use the double crochet stitch because Charlotte told me it was a faster stitch. Then I watched some videos online to learn how to crochet.

Trust me when I say that crochet is not hard to do. It is also very forgiving. If you make a mistake you can easily take it out and start where you left off.

I watched about five videos and that’s when I got the idea that maybe I needed to try something fancier. 

I happened to see a video of the Bobble Stitch and I was convinced I could do it. 

Of course, when I told Charlotte, I am pretty sure she thought I was crazy.

But we all know that I am not crazy. I just love making things that look a lot harder to make than they really are.

The first thing I did was practice the Bobble Stitch with all three yarns. 

Three Bernat Yarns in a Bobble Stitch

It is amazing to me how different the yarns look when I compared the yarns. I went back and forth trying to decide between the Bernat Freesia and the Bernat Velvet. I chose the Velvet because I thought would be easier to work with. Plus it looked less uniform so I thought it might be more forgiving. (I was fully expecting to make a mistake or two.)

And of course, it is the softest yarn ever!

Bobble Stitch

I practiced a few more times and knew I could do this stitch. 

Bobble Crochet Stitch

I already had a 12″ x 20″ lumbar pillow form so I started with a chain stitch that was 20.5″ just to be safe. Then I spent a few hours stitching and taking it out, just to make sure I knew how to make my pillow cover.

Starting the Bobble Crochet Pillow

You can watch how to do the bobble stitch here. The first row is a single crochet stitch. At the end of the first row, you turn and work from the back and crochet the bobble stitches. Then you just rotate every row with single crochet and bobble stitch.

Learning How to Crochet the Bobble Stitch

As you can see, my crochet skills aren’t bad for a first-time student.

making the Bobble Crochet Pillow

Once I finished the crochet, I made a cover out of faux suede from JOANN and attached the crochet piece with a needle and thread.

Sewing Together the Pillow Cover

My pillow was done! I found a lot of fall home decor ideas at JOANN to complete the family room.

Fall Home Decor Ideas 7

I bought pumpkins and faux greenery at JOANN which included:

Fall Floral Pumpkin (5″ x 5″)

Fall Floral Pumpkin (7″ x 7″)

Fall Floral Bush

Fall Floral Stem

Just so you know, I bought the white and orange pillows last year at JOANN.

Fall Decor from JOANN

I absolutely love these blush pink maple leaves from JOANN. Believe it or not, the pumpkin is real.

Fall Leaves and a Pumpkin

Our family room fall decor looks so great. I love the color accents and how well the decor works in the room.

Just remember, you might want to start in the yarn department at JOANN when you are selecting your fall decor. 

Obviously, you don’t need to be an expert to make something really wonderful.

Fall Home Decor Ideas

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Velvet Yarn Crochet Bernat Yarn

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10 Responses

  1. Hi Leslie – love your pillow! I’m left-handed an have never done knitting or crocheting, because my mother, who was right-handed & an excellent knitter, didn’t know how to teach me (in the days before you-tube, google, etc.). You’ve encouraged me to give it a try! I also love the cream & orange/yellowish pillows from LY. Looks like you could have made them, too & knit the orange/yellowish part! Thanks for sharing your ideas! You’re amazing!

  2. I am so in love with everything in this room!
    The Joann decor is fabulous!! Also- The wall color is perfect- What is the name and mfg?!!! Thanks in advance

  3. Your home is beautiful. I’m have the same question as the previous two commenters – the wall color looks great? Who makes it and what’s the color?

  4. Hi,

    Could you please post a straight on pic of the old window frames on the wall? They are beautiful!

    Thank you…

  5. Love the pillow, in fact, you’ve convinced me I could do this! I used to crochet as a teen, decades ago. But it was the pillow color and texture that made me swoon! At the start of the pandemic I am teaching myself to sew, I also cannot go into public places due to illness and pandemic. JOANNS has been amazing, with online and curbside. Any ideas on how to make a seasonal pillow with muslin? (I bought too much!)

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