The leaves are beginning to brown, the nights are drawing in,
and there’s a faint whiff of pumpkin spice in the air... Autumn has come.
Get a cup, put your woolly socks on, and read our handy guide
about getting your home ready for this transformational season.
There are so many ways to decorate your home in a tasteful and festive way for fall. Pumpkins, gourds, fall foliage, and pinecones are a handful of popular themes that can serve as inspiration.
You can mix all of these elements together across your mantle or you can stagger them artfully down your front steps. You can make a fall wreath out of miniature pumpkins. We also love a garland made from oversized pinecones that incorporates fresh magnolia or greenery.
So, go ahead and bring the fall colors into your home with these simple decorating projects!
Autumn is the season of spices. Think apple spice, pumpkin spice, allspice, posh spice, ginger spice – if it’s got ‘spice’ after it, you can bet it’s great for autumn. Cinnamon and nutmeg also fit into the mix, making you feel warm on the inside while you cosy-up on the outside. Besides baking batches of delicious treats, you can bring these spices into your home with candles, oil diffusers, potpourri, or incense.
Bring out the Blankets
Floral and geometric are out, faux fur and checked are in! Furnish your furniture with an abundance of soft layers to snuggle up in as you binge-watch your favourite shows and listen to the rain outside. If the blankets aren’t enough, swap out your low-tog summer duvet for a thick, insulated one and get some covers to match the rustic vibe - think warm brown and orange tones.
Add a wreath
Add a seasonal wreath to the front door. This one incorporates white pumpkins, which are a favorite for the fall season. If you're up for a quick DIY project, you can make your own with sprigs and wild berries that you can pick up on a nature walk
Set up a fall tableau
Decorate a seasonally-inspired table to make your home feel fall-ready. Your foyer is a great place to start with a simple tablescape. We especially love the use of glass cloche containers and terra cotta pots for a touch of garden flair.
Set the table!
A smart mix of green tones, white, and flashes of fall color make the centerpiece feel like a fresh, modern cornucopia. Make the centerpiece your own by adding succulents, fresh veggies, or any other decor that feels right. Anything goes!
Consider a natural tablescape
For a natural tablescape that feels equal parts rustic and elegant, pair simple white plates with timeless flatware and thin stemware. Bold orange napkins can give the setting a pop of seasonal color.
The last piece of advice I can give you is this: rather than having the obvious, more traditional Fall decorating in our homes like...
- bright orange colours
- wall signs that say "Welcome, Fall"!
- pumpkins everywhere
and much more..
I like the concept of creating more of a timeless feel, it's less clutter, and it's less expensive.
Rather than changing out absolutely every accent pillow and decorative item I'll play with these elements:
- warm, earth tones
- vintage, "collected" accent pieces
- lots of layered texture in furniture and decor
- natural elements
- a fall leaves wreath