IT’S FALL Y’ALL! Ok I hate that phrase, but it IS FALL…my absolute favorite season of the year and you better believe I’m soaking up every second of it and doing ALL THE FALL THINGS!!
I think it’s pretty obvious that Halloween is my favorite part of Fall, BUT that doesn’t mean I don’t absolutely LOVE every other bit of the season. Summer is great and all (my second favorite season), but Autumn comes with all the festive holidays, perfect crispy weather, pumpkin everything, apple picking, sweater weather, leaf peeping…ugh I can go on forever, but today’s post is ALL about how to decorate your home!!
Fall decorating is about creating a warm, cozy and homey environment. Switching up your decor can change the ambiance of your home and I think it’s essential to change things up a little bit every season. Mood lighting, heavier blankets, more throw pillows, etc. all help your home transition from summer to fall easily.
And if you don’t have a huge budget to shop don’t let that stop you from checking out these fall decorating ideas. Seasonal decor isn’t about spending a lot of money it’s about carefully selecting items that you can use year after year, finding things that have multiple purposes or can be used for more than one season and always looking for a deal of course! I’ve included links to retailer sites with my favorite home decor throughout the post and a carousel at the end with more favorites to shop!
Here are my creative and easy-to-do tips and tricks on how you can decorate your home for fall and welcome the new season in.
How to Decorate Your Home for Fall
Add a Wreath
When you think of wreathes you might automatically think of Christmas, BUT a Fall Wreath is super chic, festive and EASY when it comes to decorating during this time of year.
Wreaths aren’t just great for your front door though you can hang them in your windows or curtain rods OR you can use them as a centerpiece for the easiest fall tablescape like I am here! Wreaths look just as amazing hanging as they do on a table and the best part is that when you’re setting the table for dinner or a holiday gathering moving a wreath that is only one piece is much easier than moving a tablescape made up of 10 items.
All Things Pumpkin
It’s not Fall without pumpkins so theres no way I could leave them off this list! Pumpkins are THE most quintessential piece of fall home decor and I’m just going to go out and say it…YOU NEED ONE (or 5).
Whether they’re real or faux, large or mini, carved or whole, everyone needs a pumpkin in their life come October.
I live in an apartment so I’m partial to fake pumpkins and over the years I’ve built up quite the collection. I’m always on the hunt for them, but I’ve found the best ones at Target, Home Goods and Walmart. I’m partial to white pumpkins, but this year I was able to pick up a few gold ones and some gorgeous glass patterned ones. When shopping for faux pumpkins of your own I think it’s important to buy an assortment of sizes so you can group them together.
If you’re looking for more outdoor pumpkin and front porch decorating inspiration check out this post!
Table Decor Must Haves
Whether we’re talking dining room tables, kitchen islands or living room coffee tables, you can’t forget about dressing the tables in your home for the season. Above I mentioned that wreaths were my favorite way to decorate your larger tables, but theres plenty of other easy table decor to consider!
Some of my favorites include fall scented candles, fall leaves (yes actual leaves), pine cones (which can easily transition into winter decor), branches, etc.
A good reminder when decorating a table is to make sure you have a variety of heights to your decor, it’ll bring the eye in and is visually more appealing. And don’t worry about getting it right on the first try, I’m famous for moving things around all season long.
I think the biggest, subtle change you can make to your home during the Fall (and subsequently Winter) is by adding texture to your living spaces! What does adding texture mean? Well it means that you break out all your favorite fuzzy blankets and cozy pillows!
I’m partial to faux fur pillows for the couch and floor and I’m famous for throwing a blanket pretty much everywhere! Once Fall hits I have blankets in baskets around my living room and bedroom, thrown over the couch and even on my desk chair.
Swapping Out for Fall Colors
To be honest I think a lot of people are afraid to decorate for Fall because think “decorating for Fall” means adding a bunch of orange items to your home, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. That being said my favorite fall color is a dark burnt orange and to be honest I have touches of it in my home all year long, but I up the ante during October by swapping out my dish towels and adding a cozy blanket and a throw pillow or two to my couch, but there are plenty of other colors that signify fall too!
More of my favorite fall colors include navy blue, emerald green and burgundy. And if you’re more of a neutral person I suggest adding warmer neutral tones like oatmeal and ivory.
Add Fresh Flowers
The easiest way to decorate your home for fall, or for any season for that matter, is by adding fresh flowers!! During the fall I gravitate towards fall flowers like lilies, sunflowers, daisies and chrysanthemums in colors like orange, yellow and burgundy. But I also like bouquets of just greenery. I’m partial to eucalyptus because it smells amazing and doesn’t “die” it just dries out and still looks really pretty.
Also faux flowers and dried greenery arranged in vases is also a great way to skip fresh flowers if you’re allergic or just not good at taking care of them!