All the fall feels: How to decorate your home for fall
What is it about the fall season that brings so much warmth, comfort, and happiness? Like tasting that first sip of delicious pumpkin spice coffee on a cool morning; wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket; walking through your neighborhood and noticing how the amber-colored leaves pop against a bright blue sky; or savoring a bite of homemade apple pie fresh from the oven...the fall season is all about contentment, pure joy, and gratitude. Here are few ways you can capture all of those fall feels and simple tips to decorate your home for the fall season. These decorations will take you through the fall harvest and Thanksgiving, up until you are ready to bring out your holiday décor:
Start with neutral accents
Rather than incorporating too many occasion-specific décor pieces, such as items that are meant only for Halloween or Thanksgiving, look for more neutral accents that can provide more shelf life and take you from that first pumpkin spice latte up until you’re ready to pull out your Christmas tree. Mixing in white or ivory vases, wood or burlap wall hangings or artwork, or rustic or galvanized candle holders can help your décor last throughout the season and provide a classic look.
Bring the outdoors in
Capture that farm fresh feeling by adding hay bales and corn husks or a corn husk wreath to your porch or patio, and layer in bursts of fall color with marigold or cranberry mums, available at your neighborhood nursery or hardware store. Rustic flower arrangements like magnolias, sunflowers, hydrangeas, seasonal leaves, or even wheat are perfect for accenting your kitchen, living or dining rooms (see more tips on how to arrange and decorate with flowers here):
Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins
Nothing says fall more than a bright orange or creamy white pumpkin! Add pumpkins of varying shapes, sizes, and colors to your porch, fireplace mantle, dining room centerpiece, kitchen windowsill, bookshelves and more – there’s rarely a place where you can’t tuck one in. Pumpkins are so inexpensive, and easy to find these days: anywhere from your local farmer’s market to your neighborhood grocery store. Hold off on carving them, and they can last up until the first snowfall! Or fill a glass vase or bowl with miniature faux pumpkins (or apples) for more fall farmhouse-inspired flavor.
Play with textures and patterns
Fall is the first reminder of what cozying up feels like (and just how amazing it is!). Once the temperature starts to drop, create a warm and welcoming haven within your home by adding throw pillows and blankets in soft, luxe materials like flannel, cashmere, mohair, or fleece. Layer in patterns like traditional plaid or buffalo check, and rich textures like tweed and leather, to lounge areas or even your kitchen for more #fallvibes.
Add fall festive table linens like a table cloth, runner, or place mats in buffalo check or a rich fall hue like a deep Autumn orange or plum:
For even more of a weathered, authentic look, mix in accents from a variety of metals: galvanized, copper, gold, or mercury glass all play off each other to create a festive, rustic retreat. Whether as vases, candle holders, or chargers, these pieces can work overtime by adding them to your holiday tablescape or buffet table when hosting guests:
A home that makes you want to curl up with a cup of hot cider, your favorite scented candle, and gives you all the fall feels (or whichever season you're in) can welcome you home, keep you inspired, and help you create (or keep up) traditions year after year for more fall-filled memories.
Shop the look:
Glass pillar candle holder: World Market
Galvanized vase with handles and copper rim: Pottery Barn
Silver beaded chargers: Horchow
Mercury glass votive candle holders: Pottery Barn
Corn husk wreath: Garnett Hill
Crystal chandelier: Pottery Barn
Buffalo check pillows: Kirkland's
Mohair fringe throw blanket: Pottery Barn
Galvanized vase with copper medallion: Pure Enchantment
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