Walking through the Woodstock Village yesterday, I had so much fun looking at each home dressed up for fall. Some incorporated pumpkin displays, mums in flower boxes and others had spooky ghosts and creative elements on their front porches. It was so festive seeing all the different fun ways to decorate for the season.
Fall is such a nostalgic, cozy time of year. One of the best things about fall is hunkering down and making our homes feel inviting, calm, relaxing and festive all at the same time. Adding fall elements indoors and outdoors can help us celebrate and enjoy the season from the comforts of home. There are so many fall decor ideas to incorporate in your home in a festive and tasteful way.
If you’re ready to get in the fall mood at home, here is a roundup of creative home decor ideas to create those cozy fall vibes at home.
Fall Decorating Ideas For Your Home
Switch Out Throw Blankets
I love the seasonal tradition of switching out our lighter summer throw blankets for warmer, cozy blankets for fall and winter. We are big blanket fans in our house and cannot cuddle up on the couch without one. There are so many great blankets to choose from. Chappywrap has the coziest fleece blankets in tons of great prints for fall and winter. Love that they’re washable too. LL Bean’s Fisherman Cabled Fleece Throw and Washable Wool blanket in plaid look super cozy as well.
Throw pillows are another great way to add some fall hues, patterns and even festive sayings to your home decor. This way you can keep your furnishings and add to it with some autumnal colors. Replace your creams, whites, stripes and light blues of summer for warmer, more natural seasonal hues like orange, red, brown, gold and green. These corduroy square throws in gold and orange would be great to add to a bed or couch in your home! These velvet pillows from Farmhouse Pottery come in some beautiful warm fall hues.
Put up a Wreath
Wreathes are such a fun way to dress up our front doors. I love to switch out my wreathes each season to reflect the seasonal palettes and themes. For a fall wreath try a pumpkin and gourd wreath, dried floral and herb wreath, or grapevine wreath incorporating fall hues and foliage. This Goldenrod Wreath from Target would be a great staple for every fall season. This Cosmos Ring Wreath is pretty for indoor decorating! If you decide to DIY– you will need hot glue, and other decorating essentials from a local craft shop shop to make your own festive seasonal wreath! Make it a party and invite friends and family over to make wreaths together.
Create a Fall Dining Table Display
We often dress our dining room tables up when we have company over, but why not dress it up and leave it looking pretty for the season. If you have a dining table that you only use for special occasions, you can stage a natural fall tablescape by putting out your fall place mats, pumpkin or floral centerpiece, fancier dinner plates, candles and napkins to enjoy throughout the season. And the next time you host a party it will be ready to go! Take a look at Pinterest for some fall table display inspiration!
Dress Up the Mantel
The mantel is a classic place to decorate and enhance each season. It’s conveniently located at eye level so it attracts the attention of those in the room. And with temperatures cooling down and fires beginning to be lit in fireplaces, it’s the perfect time to make this space festive and special. Fall decorations like pretty candles or votives, pumpkins, garland, branches and foliage are all great ways to showcase your mantel for fall. Farmhouse Pottery has beautiful options for fall mantel decor that you can bring out each year!
Decorate tables in your home– coffee tables, side tables and accent tables with displays of pumpkin, gourds, pinecones, acorns, candles and more! String twinkle lights or garland along tables and pretty fall colored vases with dried or seasonal fall flowers. Make sure your primary living spaces like your living room are all dressed up to enjoy to the fullest.
Create a Front Porch Display
One of my favorite parts of fall is looking at all the fun and festive front porch displays. I love to see the different arrangements and color palettes of pumpkins and gourds. Some people choose to decorate with classic orange pumpkins and others utilize white and green pumpkins and multi-colored gourds. It’s fun to switch up themes each year and try something new. Mums are another great addition to the steps and come in all different colors. The fall hues are so pretty!
You can stack pumpkins on your steps to make pumpkin topiaries or make pretty flower box displays incorporating mums and pumpkins. Some people like to put small pumpkins along their banister or fence or on tops of their door frame. Hay bales can also be fun to stack pumpkins and gourds on top of. If you are into Halloween you can add some fun spooky elements to your outdoor display as well. Personalize your display so it fits your taste and makes you smile every time you see it!
Decorate with Natural Elements
Incorporating natural elements in your fall decor is a great way to bring the natural beauty of the outdoors into our homes. You may cut a branch of fall foliage and display it on a table or mantel. You may add pumpkins, gourds and apples to display on a table, mantel or in a pretty bowl. And you could try creating a “blooming” pumpkin by adding pretty flowers to a pumpkin or make garland using corn husk, pinecones and grasses or flowers, herbs and plants from your garden. Even potted kale can make a pretty addition to a front porch display.
Painting pumpkins is a fun adult or kid activity that could be displayed on steps or tables indoor or outdoor. Host a pumpkin carving party and put the jack-o-lanterns lit up on your front porch for a fun nighttime display. You can make a fall terrarium and incorporate succulents, acorns and pinecones. Cut sunflowers and display them in a pretty vase on your table.
Utilize Warm Fall Hues
Warm fall hues bring us those cozy, nostalgic autumn vibes. These shades mimic the natural foliage of the season– golden shades of brown, red, burnt orange and yellow. If you want to create a festive halloween vibe incorporate shades of black and white. Fall colored hues make our homes feel warm and cozy for the season! We can incorporate these colors into our homes using natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, acorns, plants and branches and also accessorize with seasonal throw pillows, throw blankets, paintings, candles and more.
Put Luminaries Out On Your Porch
Luminaries are a fun and easy way to light up your porch at night without having to deal with the hassle of carving a pumpkin. You can buy bags and cut them yourself or buy bags with seasonal themed cut outs. These pumpkin luminaries would be fun to use again and again each autumn!
Fall Decor Essentials
Candles are a lovely way to bring warmth, light and festive fragrances into our homes. You can purchase seasonal candles to bring on the autumn cheer with those delicious pumpkin, apple and cinnamon smells. Brooklyn Candle is a great non-toxic candle company and their seasonal apple cider and toasted pumpkin candles look so nice! Farm & Sea candles are another one of my favorites and they have an amazing holiday collection with everything from applewood and white pumpkin to birchwood and spruce.
You can’t have fall without pumpkins! Pumpkins are the best way to decorate and make your home feel festive for fall. They can be stacked on your porch or put in a pretty bowl on display in your home. You can paint them or carve them and make jack-o-lanterns. There are orange, green and white pumpkins to choose from. The options are endless!
Gourds make a great pairing with pumpkins. They can be stacked together to make a beautiful fall display on your front steps or at your dining room table for a fall table display.
Apples are another great way to decorate for fall. You can either use real apples to add to a foliage display or purchase some fake ones to use year after year. Try painting fake apples gold for a beautiful fall shimmer to display in a bowl or add to a succulent display.
Mums are great for fall because they are hearty and can handle the cooler nights, but also come in such beautiful shades. Display them on your porch with pumpkins and gourds or switch out your summer flower boxes with mums and pumpkins for a seasonal display.
Acorns are also a fun natural element we can incorporate in our homes for fall. Put them with pinecones in a bowl. Some people like to add cinnamon or nutmeg for a lovely seasonal fragrance.
Pinecones can be incorporated on a mantelpiece display with pumpkins or garland or thrown in a bowl with acorns. They give a nice natural, seasonal element to your home.
Dried flowers and herbs are a great way to keep the beauty of summer flowers going without needing to refresh them each week. They can be used in wreathes, put in vases, or incorporated in displays on tables throughout your home.
Beautiful foliage branches can be trimmed and added to a vase with other floral arrangements or displayed along tables with other natural elements like pumpkins, gourds and pinecones.
How are you decorating your home for fall? Let us know in the comments below!
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