Fall Decorating Ideas
Fall is such a fun time of year to decorate your home. With the changing of leaf colors opens new opportunities for festive fall decorating. We’re sharing fall decorating ideas so your home can welcome the season in style.
The colors of the autumn season are orange, yellow, burnt red, brown and tan. There are many ways to incorporate fall colors into your home using leaves, pumpkins, corn husks, twine, twigs, moss and a variety of other household items. Even small splashes of seasonal colors can make your home feel the warmth of fall.
Let’s start with the small things: Placing a few accent pieces around your home is easy and festive. Try a few seasonally colored throw pillows or a cozy plaid blanket in warm fall hues in your family room. Use autumn-themed ribbon and bows to “wrap” your kitchen cabinets. How about fall leaf garland to twirl around your staircase? A maple leaf wreath on your front door or festive doormat are simple and bright too. Small touches go a long way to bring in the seasonal spirit.
There are many fun fall decorating ideas with vases and baskets. A simple apple basket with a colorful bow filled with small pumpkins makes a great table topper indoors, or place it on a small bail of hay or a wooden crate outside your home for an autumnal greeting to visitors.
Inside select clear glass vases to fill with fall objects. A tall glass vase featuring corn husks is terrific for high centerpieces in broad spaces, or try smaller ones for pinecones, leaves, acorns, dried beans, and mini pumpkins for smaller areas. Baskets of autumn leaves – real or fake – make joyful accent pieces. Another leaf idea: tie one to an electric candle with twine. The glow will illuminate the leaves leaving a happy fall twinkle in your home. If you’re looking for an art project for the kids, have them paint acorns and place them in containers so they can enjoy their artwork all season.
For outside, mums are terrific seasonal flowers that come in fall hues. Plant a few in a scooped pumpkin for a clever outdoor flowerpot. You can also line your front porch, outdoor steps or front walkway with a mixture of fall decorating ideas to create an entire autumn scene.
Another cute idea for the doorstep or yard are pumpkin addresses markers. Paint your street address number on one or multiple pumpkins to identify your home this season. Alternatively you can paint seasonal or inspirational words – such as welcome, joy, celebrate, gratitude or boo – on pumpkins to bring cheer to friends and neighbors.
Get inspired by the season with fall decorating ideas. Just a few of these suggestions can make your home feel like an autumn wonderland in no time.
Sources: Woman’s Day and House Beautiful