Cozy and Stylish Fall Decorating Ideas
Make Your Decor More Rustic
Reminiscent of a homey farmhouse estate, Rustic style is perfect for capturing fall’s harvest themes. Rustic style uses natural wood, cast iron, plush fabric, and authentic leather to convey a feeling of homespun comfort. To get a Rustic look, you don’t need to switch out your Postmodern coffee table or Industrial dining set. You can simply mix in some Rustic accents like plaid throw pillows, jute rugs, and wooden decorations.
Embrace a Fall Color Palette
For a full color palette, take your cues from the fallen leaves. Earthy shades of orange, yellow, red, and brown are ideal. If you want to try something fresher, you can energize this palette by adding hearty purples and greens. Underneath all these showy colors, a healthy base of creamy neutrals will soften the mood and help the dominant shades stand out.
Bring in Natural Fall Decor
Fall decor aims to bring the charm of nature into your home, and the best way to do that is to literally bring the outdoors in. Take a hike, go for a walk in the park, or just spend an hour in your backyard enjoying the sights and smells of the season. While you’re out, gather fallen leaves, flowers, pinecones, and leafy branches. These natural elements can be used in vases, bowls, and baskets throughout your home as autumn decor accents.
Integrate Metallic Accents
You can add some sparkle to your heady colors and Rustic furnishings by introducing metallic decor accents. Polished gold and brass add glamour to an autumn palette, while galvanized steel and dull iron complement an established Rustic style. Bring your decor to life by placing metallic lanterns, lustrous candlesticks, and shiny ornaments on tables, shelves, and counters around your home.
Fill Your Home with Seasonal Scents
Autumn is both harvest time and Thanksgiving season, so it has always been associated with delightful scents. Cinnamon, chai, cranberry, and pumpkin spice are all marvelous aromas that can create the ideal fall atmosphere in your home. With candles and incense, you can fill every room with these festive fragrances from September ‘til December.
Add Fall-Colored Pillows and Throws
Because the air starts to grow cold in fall, it’s a great time to add cozy blankets and throw pillows to your furniture. Placed on sofas and armchairs, these comforts will keep you and your guests snug and cheerful all season. While you’re at it, you can make these furnishings work for your home’s decor. Choose pillows and throws in shades that complement your color scheme or feature fall-themed images like leaves, turkeys, and pumpkins.
Use Harvest-Themed Decorations
From plastic pumpkins to wreaths of orange berries, beautiful harvest decorations can bring fall’s farming roots into your home. Harvest decor is especially perfect for your dining room. Choose tablecloths and placemats with printed pumpkin patterns to enjoy festive accents in your dining area. Dressing your dining room this way can also prepare the space for Thanksgiving.
Create a Fall Display for Your Mantel
As it gets cold outside, you and your guests may feel inclined to gather around your fireplace for warmth. Use fun and stylish fall decorations to make it a beautiful seasonal display. Dress your mantle with leafy garlands, decorative pumpkins, paintings of gorgeous autumn locales, and anything else that fits the season. For more tips and ideas about decorating your mantel for fall, check out this guide.
Use a Fall Centerpiece at Your Dinner Table
Set the mood for pleasant autumn dining with a fall-themed centerpiece on your dinner table. Many people like to make their own centerpieces, so this might be a good time to get crafty with a DIY fall project. Whether it’s a beautiful arrangement of orange flowers or a cornucopia filled with apples, a handsome centerpiece can provide the finishing touch to your autumn decor.
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