After the temperatures cool down and fall arrives, it's time to switch out summer clothing for warm pieces to wear. Your home should also transition into the new season through the decor that you choose. In an effort to create an appealing setting that feels cozy and inviting, here are nine fall decor ideas to incorporate into the look of your home.
1. Decorate the Porch with Piles of Pumpkins
The front door of the home is one of the most important features of the property during the fall season when the leaves begin to fall and trick-or-treaters pay a visit. Use different piles of pumpkins on the steps and near the front door to celebrate the harvest. Incorporate different sizes that can sit on top of one another and mix white, green, and orange pumpkins with one another. You can even group them together according to their colour to create a beautiful ombre effect. One of the larger pumpkins can also have your address written on the surface, which can make the property easier to find.
2. Add Warm Fabrics and Colours
Transform the style of your living room by swapping out your pillows for ones that are orange, burgundy, and brown. Use linen and cotton fabrics to create a cozy setting that has added warmth and is less airy after the summer season has ended. You can also use pillow covers to place over the preexisting ones for temporary decor that is a quick and easy fix. The pillow covers can even match a throw that is used on a love seat or at the end of a chaise.
3. Fall Vases and Jars
Mason jars are rustic and can be used in a variety of different ways in the home. To take advantage of dark evenings in the fall season, place different colours of candles inside of the jars. You can keep them in place by filling the jars with candy corn, dried corn, or leaves.
You can even create harvest vases that can be used as a centrepiece on a dining table. Use nuts and wheat to fill the jars, with ribbon or scrapbook paper on the outside to add extra embellishment to the exterior of the glass. If you want some fall scent mixed into to the room, add in a few sticks of cinnamon to the jars.
4. Frame Leaves
Add extra visual appeal to the walls of your living room or in an entryway by framing colourful leaves that come from your own backyard. Press the leaves onto paper and hang a few rows of the natural art above your bed or on a blank wall in the hallway. Use different shades of leaves that are in the same fall colour palette to incorporate a contemporary design.
5. Add Blooming Pumpkins
You can create a statement with your entryway by using "blooming" pumpkins on the console or table that sits by the front door. Carve out a variety of pumpkins like bowls to hold a bundle of different flowers. Incorporate flowers and greenery with fall-themed colours to create a beautiful decor feature that looks natural. Just make sure you clean out the inside of the pumpkin and place a bag inside of it to hold the bouquet.
6. Warm Up Your Fireplace
Your fireplace can really make a statement by incorporating just a few fall-themed pieces to its interior, the mantle or both.
If your fireplace is out of order, or you’re not planning on lighting a fire any time soon, stack the hearth with a variety of fall-themed treasures. Be creative; you could include anything from rustic wood logs and leaves to candles and pumpkins. And don’t forget the mantle! Add fall coloured garland, dried gourds or flowers for that added autumn feel.
7. Dress the Table
Whether you're getting ready for Thanksgiving or preparing for a Halloween party, you can prepare the table setting ahead of time and allow it to look staged for added decor in the dining room. You can use a leaf table runner with plaid cloth napkins on each plate that is set out. Small pumpkins can even be used to hold place cards for each guest at the table.
8. Decorate with Oversized Lanterns
Decorate your home with oversized lanterns that will add an extra dimension to the front porch and can be used as a centrepiece on your dining table. You can place a candle or a pumpkin inside each lantern and group them together. Use both small and large lanterns to prevent the decor from looking too uniform. You can also fill the base of the lanterns with candy corn, dried black beans, or fall coloured jelly beans.
9. Make Twine Vases
Find vases that you already have in the home to decorate by wrapping them in twine to create a rustic style. Use a hot glue gun to secure the twine to the surface of each vase and fill the item with sunflowers when it's finished. You can place them on the fireplace mantle or in the kitchen to brighten up the setting.
When you want to welcome the fall season and create a cozy place to spend time in, there are a number of decor ideas you can use to transform your home. By incorporating different colour shades and natural elements, you can enjoy spending more time indoors in an attractive environment that you're proud to show off to your guests.