Our Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas
You don’t have to do complete room makeovers to decorate for the season. Instead, be creative with bringing the beautiful colors of the season into your home both inside and out. Take a look at a few ways to make the look all your own, from your front porch to your dining table. Let your imagination loose and see what you can create!
Fall Decorating Idea with Garden Wagon
Lay straw in the bottom of your garden wagon. Make sure that a little of the straw pokes out the sides. Lay a few mini pumpkins so they are visible through the sides of the wagon. Position two large pumpkins in the middle of the wagon. You can stack them a little on top of each other. Nest small pots of mums in your favorite fall colors in the hay and around the pumpkins. Used lighted twig branches with LED lights to add sparkle to the display at night.
Fall Wall Art
Upgrade your kitchen for the season by hanging a lovely wreath featuring fall foliage or dried herbs. Maybe even add harvest-inspired wall art that looks ahead to Thanksgiving time. This is a great place to add that perennial pumpkin too. A wire and floral pumpkin accent looks perfect on a shelf. Finish with a sunflower rug by the kitchen sink.
Autumn Harvest Table Display
A fall table display is great for dinner parties since it doesn’t obstruct the passing of food or the views of seated guests. A table runner made of burlap or natural hemp fibers is the foundation for this enchanting autumn table display. Place a fall sheaf at the center of your table. Sprinkle leaves in red-hued oranges, rich falu and scarlet red, and light-caramel brown randomly on the table runner. Spread pumpkins and gourds on each side of the sheaf. Finish the display by scattering a few acorns and seedpods among the leaves and pumpkins.
Make Your Own Autumn Decorations
Display the fruits of fall in an easy and creative way! Pick up small colorful gourds and pumpkins from the grocery store, a commercial pumpkin patch or your backyard. Then fill a large glass jar, like olive or apothecary jar, with the beautiful vegetables.
Decorate with Small Pumpkins & Gourds
Buy small pumpkins and gourds; they’ll last longer. If you are crafty, use a small paintbrush to apply a coat of white craft glue over the entire surface. Grab the stem and hold the pumpkin over a paper plate or piece of newspaper as you sprinkle colorful glitter over the glue then set it down and let it dry for about an hour. Shake off the excess glitter, paint the stem with brown acrylic paint and let it dry.
Decorate with Sunflowers
Swap out summer’s seasonal flower arrangements with fall’s sunflower décor instead. This sunny harbinger of the season looks perfect when paired with foxtails in a graceful tall vase.
Decorate with Color this Fall
Looking for an easy, chic way to change the mood of your home? Consider decorating with color. Browse today’s most stylish color combinations and popular color palettes to find inspiration that strikes a chord with you. Then start with easy accent pieces and build from there. You’ll have a new look this fall before you know it.
Black and White Fall Decor
The pairing of black and white might bring visions of bold contrasts, but in fact these two hues work like fine-tuned partners to add a modern, fresh appeal to any space. Separately, they each work as a solid neutral that you can add with accent pieces and distinctive accessories, or let the color palette take the lead in a room with a broader stroke and in bolder ways. This color pairing is one of the easiest to plug into your current space.
Jewel Tone Decor
These rich, vibrant hues look right at home during the winter months and pair nicely with the season’s heavier textures, like velvet, wool and knits. These luxurious colors complement seasonal fall tones and transition beautifully into winter’s palette. Try decorating with jewel tone throw pillows and accent pieces to add these gorgeous shades to any room. Look to these colors like you would when adding jewelry to your outfit – jewel tone home accents add just the right amount of glamour!
Seasonal Color Decor
Think of fall and you immediately imagine changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything and a vibrant kaleidoscope of garnet, gold and rust. Now is the time to get decorating so that your home is ready to welcome guests for weekend football games, trick or treating and bountiful feasts. From your front porch to your living room to your dining space, there are plenty of ways to add the touch of fall to your home. Think floor rugs, autumn wreaths and table linens just to get started.
Mother Nature has done it again – providing us inspiration that we can take from our spice cabinets straight to our living spaces. Embrace the warm spice color scheme that spices like paprika, saffron and nutmeg give us. Change up your bedroom with this inviting color palette. It holds a natural appeal for your dining room and kitchen. Best of all, it looks right at home going into the fall and winter seasons. Delicious!
Unlike the days of too much tan, soothing and sophisticated are the best ways to describe today’s neutral color palette. Start by playing with a range of neutral hues, then combine just a few to make a distinctive look that feels inviting and beautiful. Add a few graphic patterns in accent pieces and bring in texture through wood grain and fabric. If you’ve ever been hesitant about decorating with color, than this color scheme might be perfect for you to try first.
You might not consider blue to be a neutral color palette, but this shade offers up a wealth of versatility from barely-there sky blue to rich royal navy and everything in between. It also provides a great option to basic black that adds a warmth and depth thanks to the tone in its hue. See how decorating with a blue color scheme can add a cool, calming effect to any room in your home.
10 Easy Fall Decorating Ideas
Sometimes you don’t have time for seasonal decorating. Especially so when kids are going back to school, fall projects are underway, or early winter home prep has begun. Here are 10 quick & easy ideas to transition your decor with the season.
1. Throw One On
A decorative throw in the season’s color palette brings fall color to any living space. Plus, it’s handy for when the evenings turn chilly and you just need a layer to snuggle under while you watch your TV favorites.
2. Make the Switch
Make it a habit to switch out decorative throw pillows for your couch every season. This is one of the fastest and easiest ways to add a seasonal touch to your main living space. Utilize an ottoman with hidden storage to keep the pillows from last season.
3. Make an Entrance
Welcome friends and family with a fall wreath on your front door that features a mix of the season’s colorful blooms and metallic pumpkins. While you’re there, step back and take inventory of your front porch – where else could you add some fall floral arrangements and seasonal accents?
4. Harvest the Accents
Close your eyes and conjure up images of the quintessential things that represent the season. Changing leaves, gourds, sheaves of wheat, piles of pumpkins… now let those images be your guide to choosing fall décor accent pieces throughout your home. Display a pair of corn gourds on an entry table. Add a wheat centerpiece to your dining table. Line pumpkins along your mantel.
5. Let in the Sun
The sunflower, that is. This big, sunshine-filled bloom earns its place as Miss Congeniality of the season, and with good reason. Add sunflower décor in tall arrangements paired with foxtails and delicate LED lights to add a perfect touch in the evening. Or hang sunflower artwork in your kitchen or along a hallway to bring it’s golden hue to the space.
6. Step On It
Doormats, welcome mats, and area rugs present a perfect place to add an element of seasonal décor. Think sunflowers, pumpkins and leaves to start. Add a front door mat to welcome guests, and don’t forget about the back door and kitchen sink too! Runners for hallways add a nice fall touch too.
7. Table Time
Change out kitchen table linens for fall-inspired ones. A quilted table runner in autumn hues looks lovely on any dining table. Matching napkins, tablecloths, and placemats will bring fall’s beauty to any meal.
8. Light the Way
Whether you choose to put a light, a candle or festive fall décor in them, lanterns are a beautiful way to accent the season. Arrange a trio of lanterns in multiple sizes near your foyer, or add LED candles to several to add light to your front porch.
9. Make a Big Welcome
Welcome guests in seasonal style with a welcome sign that celebrates the season. Have a little extra time? Try using stencils to add a welcome message to multiple pumpkins.
10. Glow With It
The flickering glow of candles always seems right this time of year. And it’s all the better when featured in fall’s color palette, like a trio of jar candles or in a fall tablescape for your dining table.
Sneak Peek at New Fall Décor
The shift in mood from summer to fall is a distinctive one. Time to transition away from summer’s easy-breezy style and warm days to autumn’s cooler temps and colorful hues. It’s not too early to be thinking about shades of pumpkin, gold, and mossy green. Find home decorating ideas for the season that is just around the corner with this sneak preview at what’s to come.
Just about the only thing that makes bidding summer farewell easier is the gorgeous fall season that awaits. Now you can embrace all those cozy elements of fall. Think changing leaves, pumpkins, spice tones and a return to cozy fabrics with texture and a little heavier weight. Best of all, you can bring autumn’s touch to every room in your home, from the front porch to the living room to the bedroom.
Let these fall decorating ideas inspire you bring the warm colors of autumn into your home
Test Your Metal
Metallics make a big impression this fall with accent pieces in anything that shimmers. From gold to bronze to silver, the options are impressive. Table lamps that shimmer, sets of candlesticks that add a touch of shine and side tables with a healthy dose of gleaming gold. One of the best things about the metallic trend – its uncanny ability to work in just about any style of room.
Get inspiring ideas to make your home shine with Metallic Home Décor.
There is a reason we are seeing so many stunning geometric patterns in home décor right now. They look fresh and beautiful and do wonders for amping up the luxe quality to any room. Diamonds, chevrons, stripes, Greek key, what will be your favorite shape?
Here are 8 easy ways to incorporate geometric patterns into your home decor.
On the Surface
This fall is the perfect time to add texture to your décor. Chunky knits, rich velvets, rustic weathered woods are only the beginning. This is one affordable and easy way to update your look for the season.
Try out these interior design tips to add texture to your home decor.
Color Your World
Of course, you won’t go wrong with a seasonal fall color palette. Check out the ones that are on trend right now: spice-inspired hues, jewel tones, classic neutrals, contemporary black and white, and beautiful shades of blue.
Organize Your Home for Fall
Spring doesn’t have the market cornered when it comes to getting organized and taking a deep dive on the cleaning front. In fact, with the holidays just on the horizon, this is one of the best times to take stock, clear the clutter, and get ready for guests. Here we offer some inspiration to make the most of your fall organizing efforts.
Any time you have furniture that serves double duty, then you earn bonus points for organizing. Look for living room tables that have built-in storage. Here is where you can wrangle all those extras that are handy to have close by, but pile up and make your room look cluttered when they have no official home. Stash extra blankets, out-of-season pillows, remote controls, electronics user manuals, and even game equipment when it is not in use.
Be sure to stock your entryway with something that can take on all those boots, coats and gloves that immediately get discarded upon entering the front door. An entryway bench can be the perfect place to invite everyone to sit down and take off those boots. Then cubbies store everything out of sight and keep things tidy. Use a freestanding coat hanger or a coat rack to help keep outerwear in its place.
It’s easy to think of storage as a way to hide things, but a lighted kitchen hutch in your dining area is a beautiful way to show off pretty dinnerware, gorgeous vases, and your favorite serving pieces. Everything gets organized, even in plain sight!
Small bathroom spaces are often the most challenging when it comes to finding storage space. A bathroom space saver strategically located on the wall behind your toilet is ingenious in its design, utilizing an often unused vertical space with shelves and cabinets to provide a place to capture bathroom essentials.
Call in the Cubbies
Today’s farmhouse chic trend provides many choices in kitchen storage furniture. From wire wall units with multiple cubbies to rustic shelving, they offer a great way to turn empty wall space into cool storage space. Fill cubbies with mugs, canisters, folded linens, or bowls with fresh fruit. They can provide a unique place to change your everyday kitchen landscape.
Family rooms often have a lot going on. What better way to capture all those miscellaneous items, like game discs, books, remote controls, CDs and DVDs, then in an attractive media cabinet. Choose one with glass doors to keep an open look and provide an easy way to scan the inventory inside.
Store Your Treasures
Just like a coffee table that has built-in storage, you can look to storage trunks to add an element of style to any room that also offers a place to store any extras. These work out particularly well when your room has a sleeper sofa and you want a place to store its bed linens and extra pillows for when guests are staying over.
Don’t forget to tidy up your outside living quarters too. A small garden shed makes an easy addition to your backyard and can hold all your garden essentials until next spring.
Share Your Fall Decorating Ideas
Do you have fall decorating ideas or easy DYI fall home decor projects?. Tell us how you decorated your home for fall.