Fall Decoration Ideas for a Stylish Home

Photo: West Elm

Photo: West Elm

Fall is a wonderful time of year. The days become shorter, the air a bit crisper, and the holidays are just a short time away. It is also a great time of year to change up the look of your home. That’s right, fall decorating time is here!

Autumn is great because the temperature makes it possible to hang outside comfortably again. Not only can the summer sun make things greatly uncomfortable, but there can also be a wide array of nasty critters that try to get at you.


Autumn also means hot tub time. You can find the best two person hot tubs and enjoy a soak. Playing with your pets in leaves, having outdoor birthday parties and just about everything else is possible when the air turns crisp.

Perhaps you’re looking for some inspiration this year in the form of a few new ways for decorating your home. There are tremendous resources available when it comes to decorating your house. Here are more than a few ideas for the fall lovers out there who are looking for ideas come autumn.

Festive Table Settings

Nothing says fall quite like warm pies, pumpkin, turkey, and other delicious, savory foods that we have come to know and love. So, what better way to say “autumn” in your home than by decorating the kitchen table?

It doesn’t have to be anything major, but festive table settings can really transform the look and feel of the table. Deep purples, burnt oranges, and a mixture of cool and warm colors can help bring that seasonal feel literally to the table.

It can be as comprehensive as you want, too: napkin holders, centerpieces, even the dishes can have whatever fall designs that you want. Leaves, pumpkins, turkeys, and all the vibrant colors that come with the fall.


Seasonal Flowers

We tend to think of oranges, yellows, browns, and reds when we think of the fall. So, it only makes sense to find autumn flowers featuring these colors to adorn the home. It can be as simple as putting them in a vase or as comprehensive as stringing them out and wrapping them around features in our home.

The best part is that it takes just a few minutes to pull this look off. And the best part? You will inject not only color into your home, but a fresh scent of the flower that you choose. What better way to bring fall into your home than with fall flowers?

Focus on the Bedroom

One of the features of fall that we love so much is the feeling of coziness. The weather starts to get a little chillier and that can mean time spent around the fire, cuddled up with loved ones, enjoying the cool air.

So, having a cozy, welcoming bedroom only makes sense. By using a mix of cool colors to contrasting warm fall accents – remember those oranges and reds – can really transform the feel of the room. You can even add small touches in like little pumpkins or print pillows.

The great thing about decorating for the fall is that it can be whatever you envision it to be and the tools are seemingly limitless. The goal should be to remain somewhat subtle, though. Having too many obvious fall decorations can make it feel cliché and less stylish than we may have imagined.

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DIY Centerpieces

Nothing screams “fall” quite like a great centerpiece. The great thing about these is that you don’t have to rely on something from the store like those pre-bought arrangements to get a truly creative and beautiful fall centerpiece.

You can create your own centerpiece for quite a bit less by using cut flowers either from your garden or from a local boutique shop. Fill in your vases, which can be in a number of different sizes and shapes, using a variety of stems. Dahlias, zinnias, and chrysanthemums make for great selections during the fall.

When you have your flowers in place, you can even mix in some ornamental grasses or berry branches to add a bit of texture and a pop of color. The final result is something that you would be proud to display on Thanksgiving Day.

Make Your Front Door Festive

One of the best ways to bring a festive, fall attitude to your home is by decorating the front door. After all, this is what visitors will see before they enter, and it can set the tone for the rest of the home. So, why not start there with your decorations?

The great thing is that the possibilities are endless here. You can opt for a simple wreath featuring fall colors and maybe even a pumpkin or two. You can also go with the full holiday motif, implementing turkeys, pilgrims, and more. Or you can think of Halloween and go with something spooky and festive at the same time.

These decorations can set the tone that you’re looking to achieve while bringing a fun, bright pop to your home that would not have existed otherwise.

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Go Weathered

When we think of the fall, we also think rustic and unfinished. A great way to adapt your style to the fall is by implementing weathered furnishings using traditional harvest accents. That distressed look is back in style now more than ever and would make for a perfect complement to your fall design motif.

Implementing an old-school chalkboard can be a great addition, too. And instead of writing on it, hang something across it that says fall – even if it literally says fall. Make sure that you compliment using reds, oranges, and yellows to provide that extra pop of fall flavor to the mix.

Whatever you choose, there are a plethora of options available to make your home feel light, fun, and as fall is here. Go as subtle or heavy as you choose – the decorations are yours, after all. When you’ve finished, you will be left with a home that feels ready for all of the things that make fall great.

Article By: Peter Rossi, a professional hot tub designer and founder of ByRossi.

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