Fall is in the air, which means itâ€™s time to start thinking about added splashes of it throughout your home. From inside to out, here are 10 fabulous fall decorating ideas that are sure to make your home feel cozy for the season.
1) Front door display. It doesnâ€™t really matter if you have a porch or a smaller entry with steps, the front of your home shouldnâ€™t be ignored. If you arenâ€™t sure where to start, stick with a simple display of pumpkins and gourds. Line the steps or arrange them artfully on whatever space you have near your door. To further enhance the display, incorporate some potted mums. Mums are meant for fall. Once those buds open, they do very well in sun or shade, guaranteeing you something beautiful to look at through the season. If you have more space, pair the mums with other greenery, such as other flowers or potted kale that will withstand this time of year. And donâ€™t forget the door itself. Grace your entry with a beautiful garland, harvest wreath, or both.
2) Decorative pumpkins. Save the jack-o-lanterns for October and focus on other ways you can deck out a pumpkin. A fun project you can tackle is pumpkin etching. Some things you could etch into your pumpkins are your house number, family name, a fall greeting, a scripture, or a favorite design. Create a display using traditional and heirloom pumpkins and top it off with your lovely etched masterpiece.
Paint is another great way to dress up a pumpkin. Keep it orange and paint it with gold polka dots or checks. You could even go for something bigger like a striped pumpkin. To make one, coat it entirely in black paint and then using the lines of the pumpkin as your guide, add gold stripes. Make them as thick or as thin as youâ€™d like.
3) Top off your table. The dining room table is a wonderfully versatile thing. One day, it can be a place for a simplistic and casual gathering, and a formal setting of sheer elegance the next. Whichever you prefer, make full use of this readily available design space. Create a natural tablescape with a rustic centerpiece of wood, candles and flowers, plain white dishes and fanciful fall themed (or colored) napkins. For a more glamorous feel, serve your meal on glass and gold dinnerware. For simple everyday wear, pick out some fall fabric and get crafty by making your own placemats or runner.
4) Pumpkin flower vases and candleholders. Something very simple, yet amazingly cute are flower vases and candleholders made out of pumpkins. Simply hollow out some pumpkins of various sizes and fill with your favorite fall blooms. Baby pumpkins work best for holding small pillar candles.
5) Maximize your mantle. If you have a fireplace, donâ€™t let that mantle stay bare. The mantle, just like the dining room table, is an optimum place for seasonal decorations. For the mantle think mirrors, garlands, candles, vases full of fall foliage, or a decorative cornucopia full of pumpkins and gourds, or a combination of your favorites.
6) Add color with pillows. The great thing about accent pillows is that they can be changed out easily for the seasons. Stores this time of year are filling their shelves with fall-themed pillows. With that said, making accent pillows can be relatively easy, so if youâ€™re feeling crafty, dive into a project. Picking your own fabric and doing the work yourself is a surefire way to get exactly what you want for your fall decor.
7) Deck your walls for fall. Another simple way to decorate for fall is by changing out the pictures on your wall. To create a bold fall focal point, shop for thrifty frames of assorted sizes and then fill them with pressed leaves, black and white photos, and fall sentiments. For even more of an individualized look, try covering a wooden frame with your favorite fall fabric or adding a fabric trim!
8) Have fun with paint. Paint is a wonderful thing. With paint, the outdated can look updated and the old can look like new. The great thing is that paint can be used on so much more than the walls inside a home. Today, trends of bold front doors and painted furniture are everywhere you look. Check out Pantoneâ€™s fall color report to see the great palette theyâ€™ve put together. Those colors, or any color at all actually, can have a really big impact even when added to the smallest item.
9) Incorporate new fabrics. Even if you donâ€™t have neutral furniture, incorporating new fabrics into your home for fall can work. Easy ways to incorporate new fabrics would be by changing out window treatments, or accent pillows and table dressings. A larger project would be to reupholster or slipcover a piece of furniture like a chair. Seasonal fabrics are often limited at department stores, but you should have no problem finding something you like by visiting your local fabric store or purchasing online.
10) Mason jar sconces. There are surprisingly more uses for Mason jars than just canning food. To make quick wall sconces for fall grab some vintage jars and some twine. Fill the jars with cinnamon sticks and LED candles for a warm glow. Once filled, suspend them from cup hooks in the ceiling.
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