It’s time to share some Fall decorating ideas to help you style your home with this Season’s essence.
Autumn’s color palette is breathtaking, and the chilly air is downright refreshing.
Grab your pumpkin spice latte and let’s dive into the list of Fall decorating ideas.
When Should You Start Decorating For Fall?
Most people will use the changing weather as an indicator of when to begin decorating for any seasonal change.
If you live in a state or a part of the world that does not have seasons, plan on updating your decor about four to six weeks before the season begins.
For example, since Autumn begins in late September. But you can plan on updating as early as Mid to late August.
How Do You Decorate For Fall?
My Fall decorating ideas start by finding decor that incorporates the color scheme of Autumn. This includes shades of burnt oranges, reds, and browns.
The colors in this pallet add a little seasonal charm that represents the season.
One of my top decorating hacks is to always grace the dining room table with a large wooden bowl to use as the foundation of a centerpiece.
During weekly food shopping trips, pick up fruits or vegetables that represent the current season, and then add them to your centerpiece.
Autumn Fruits and Vegetables To Display On Your Dining Room Table For Décor
Okay, your goal is not to pick up produce without intent; you’re a professional in training here, so plan accordingly.
Once you arrive home, layer the fruits and veggies like a pro and place the extras in the refrigerator for later consumption.
Some of my favorites are pumpkins, squash, red apples, yellow squash, corn, carrots, and potatoes. Of course, depending on where you live, your choices may differ.
You can get very creative here, and you may even change up your diet a bit.
I enjoy juicing apples and ginger, which is why my basket will display different apples throughout the year.
Gala and delicious red apples work for Autumn while granny smith apples look beautifully with lemons for spring decor!
Bring Nature Inside
Nature should always be your best friend when it comes to inspiration for two main reasons.
First, its color palettes will always be perfect. Second, mother nature doesn’t complete with your current décor choices. If you wanted another reason – it’s cheap!
Now there is no need to overthink this process as just a few branches or greenery from your yard can do wonders.
If you noticed in my example, the vase used was not clear glass for a reason. The dark pewter color helps introduce a more moody vibe, and it hides the branches, which makes the arrangement look cleaner and more polished.
Also, to have your accent color make a statement, it shouldn’t be overly used. Therefore, I encourage you to display just greenery and branches here and there.
Don’t be afraid to display autumn leaves throughout your home.
I like to pick autumn leaves during my morning run and display them on the refrigerator or press the in a glass frame to show them off.
There is nothing more beautiful than nature.
Collect autumn leaves and turn them into beautiful pieces of art. Or simply photograph a beautiful autumn landscape.
The photo below was taken by one of my best friends on our walking trails located behind her house.
It’s incredible how photographs have a way of transporting you right back into time, and moments shared.
Create A Welcoming Autumn Entrance
Autumn has always been known for all things plaid.
So why not sport the look immediately at your front door?
This year I love the layered doormat look to welcome guests. Just make sure your bottom layer is larger than the top doormat.
Two of our last properties had fireplaces, which I sorely miss. As the temperature dropped, the homes on our street would start piling up their firewood.
Depending on your space, use a large basket or storage device to hold some wood on your front porch or steps to add some extra charm.
For an inexpensive transformation to your foyer, my suggestion would be to update your signage.
Warm-Up Those Nooks and Crannies
As the chilly weather rolls in, we automatically look for anything we could use to wrap ourselves in a cocoon-like way.
Try to have a few throw blankets within arm’s reach, which will instantly add warmth to you and your spaces.
Next, add some textures by choosing different textiles for coordinating pillows. Use this opportunity to show off those vibrant colors and autumn weather fabrics.
While we’re on the subject of fabric, here are a few fall decorating ideas you may want to take advantage of since these updates give a significant wow factor.
If you’re dining room chairs require some TLC, how about removing the padded seats and using a staple gun to recover them with a seasonal-friendly fabric.
Here’s a video to help you out!
Fall Decorating Ideas To Evoke All Your Senses
So far, we have included our sense of sight and touch by using the autumn color scheme around our homes. Hopefully you can also find a few fabrics that will also help introduce some texture as this adds some visual interest and sophistication.
Now let’s cover our sense of smell. Similar to a photograph, our sense of smell can bring to mind memories and emotions. For me, the easiest way to accomplish this is by lighting up a scented candle. A few of my favorites for fall are apple cinnamon, amber and moss, and anything woodsy.
Displaying Bake Goods
The weather has such an impact on our lives that even our cooking styles tend to change with the seasons. We go from grilling to using our stovetops, slow cookers, and finally ovens.
For us, it’s all about homemade pumpkin bread, scones, and a few other family recipes. You can display some of these goodies on your kitchen counters.
Or, if you lack self-control like me, take them out only while hosting your friends.
Take a look at this Starbucks-style Pumpkin Spice Loaf Recipe!
Easy Fall Decorating Ideas – Conclusion
As colder weather rolls in, so does our need to cozy up while we decorate for fall!
Try incorporating a few these budget-friendly ideas to warm up your house while embracing the best the season has to offer.
After all, decorating for autumn doesn’t have to be complicated.