The magical season of fall is finally upon us.
During the months of September – October in the USA, you’re likely to notice a few trademark signs that autumn is in full bloom: pumpkin spice everything, haunted houses, pumpkin-patch picking, hayrides, multi-colored leaves, and an overabundance of fall-themed décor.
What’s not to love about this time of year?
The best part about decorating your home for autumn is how you can create a unique combination of lighthearted fall vibes mixed with spooky Halloween vibes. Your design options are only limited to your imagination.
Get inspired to perfectly decorate your home for fall with these ten design tips below.
1. Make Use of Mantles
If you have a fireplace in your home, you probably have a mantle above it. If you don’t have a fireplace, maybe you have some other long shelf above/below your TV, bed, or another focal space. Either option can be used for “mantle decoration” to create a perfect autumn home; place fall-themed décor like this reversible fall/winter piece with a few small pumpkins.
2. Wrap Garland Around Staircases or Posts
Fall-themed garland is one of our favorite ways to decorate a house. Fake garland gives the allure of real floral elements without worrying that your decorative arrangement will wilt with time. Wrap your favorite fall garland around any posts outside your home or wrap it up and down your staircase railing. If you don’t have rails on your staircase, simply grab a piece of tape and secure it that way.
3. Use Block Décor
Block décor is trendy for year-round decorating. Blocks are versatile because they can be hung on the wall or sat on a flat surface. They also add dimension and depth to your space because of their 3D look. Try out this reversible block décor piece. One side says “Home” while the other says “Love”, and it comes with interchangeable magnetic seasonal icons- like a candy corn or turkey for autumn.
4. Change up Your Welcome Sign
Some people have a welcome sign or door wreath to compliment every season, and we think that’s a great idea if you want to keep your home perfectly decorated according to the time of year. What’s great about this truck welcome sign is it comes with ten seasonal icons you can interchange whenever you want. It covers every season all in one package.
5. Mix Pumpkin Colors
Long gone are the days of only decorating with orange pumpkins. Now, white and even multi-colored pumpkins are the trendiest way to decorate your home for fall. Place both white and orange pumpkins in groups of 2-3 for a small space, cluster them in larger groups for a grand display, or line your indoor/outdoor walkways. Try mixing in painted pumpkins as well.
6. Liven Your Home’s Entrance
Nothing screams autumn more than a well-crafted front-door entrance. Think small squares of hay, giant pumpkins (both orange and white), fake garland, an outdoor sign plus a door wreath, and one or two hanging flower baskets. Make use of outdoor lighting as well to create a cozy (or spooky) ambiance that highlights your focal décor arrangements.
7. Choose Fall-Colored Flowers
To keep your home décor theme consistent with fall, opt for flowers that represent traditional autumn colors. Go for oranges, yellows, whites, reds, browns, or dark purples instead of bright and lively spring/summer colors. Keep the vibe of your home’s color scheme in mind the next time you decide to refreshen your flower vases during the autumn months.
8. Don’t Forget About Windows
One tip you cannot forget about is decorating your street-facing windows. Adding décor to your windowsills or on the pane itself increases curb appeal and the aesthetic of your home’s exterior. Fill your windowsills with battery-powered tealight candles or pumpkins, and don’t be afraid to dress up your windowpane with a fall wreath.
9. Add a Table Runner to Your Dining Space
Minimal tables come to life when spiced up with a table runner or tablecloth. The same goes for living room coffee tables or entryway tables. If your home has a table, add a fall-colored linen to make it feel and look ultra-cozy. Don’t be afraid to choose a linen with texture or a creative print for extra zing.
10. Create Your Own Vibe
There are a million different ways you can perfectly decorate your home for fall. The best tip we can give you is to just be creative and let your imagination run wild. Your home is your home, so decorate it however you choose. Whether your style is farmhouse rustic or minimal, pick décor pieces that correspond accordingly.
Now, go load up on décor and have fun decorating your perfect autumn-themed home. Happy fall, ya’ll!
(Special thanks: this article is created by our amazing contributor: Sarah E Ashley)