I’m a big believer in embracing each season, and I always look forward to incorporating touches of each season throughout my house as we move through the year. When I walk into my home during the spring, it needs to feel light and fresh – and during the fall, I want things to feel warm and cozy.
While you don’t want to haul out a whole new set of furniture for the season, it isn’t hard to make your home feel a little more like fall with some simple decorating tips and tricks. Here are just a few easy ways you can decorate your home for fall:
MAKE YOUR FRONT PORCH A FALL MASTERPIECE
There are lots of different ways you can add a touch of fall to the front of your home. From hay bales and scarecrows to painted pumpkins and intricate autumn wreaths, feel free to embrace your creativity – or find a cute design on Pinterest to borrow inspiration from.
CREATE A FALL TABLE CENTERPIECE
To make your family’s dining table feel a lot more like fall, spend some time decorating the center. Whether you opt for a traditional cornucopia, a tasteful collection of gourds and pumpkins, or get crafty with one of these creative ideas, your addition will set the mood for the meal, so choose wisely!
ADD BLANKETS AND PILLOWS
An instant way to make your home feel ready for fall? Just add warmth! Drape throw blankets across chairs and sofas and incorporate a few textured pillows into your decor for a snuggly effect. For a great selection at an excellent price, check out your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls.
MAKE THE FIREPLACE A FOCAL POINT
Chances are your fireplace didn’t get much use during the warm summer months. That likely changes once the fall rolls around. Some artfully arranged logs and a thoughtful display on the mantle above the fireplace can be a great way to transform it back into the centerpiece it should be during the cooler months.
MIX AND MATCH THOSE PUMPKINS
Pumpkins are a staple of the fall. Aside from being delicious to eat, they’re commonly used to decorate throughout the season. However, you don’t have to default to sticking one or two big orange ones on the porch. Instead, play with pumpkins of different sizes, shapes, and colors to create interesting visual arrangements on staircases, tables, and mantles.
PLAY WITH LIGHTING
The sun goes down earlier as the fall moves along, meaning you’ll spend more time relying on artificial lighting indoors. A few candles can go a long way in illuminating a room and adding a warming, cozy effect. For a bonus, find candles with fall scents, like cinnamon apple, to set the tone.
CONSIDER A FALL FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
Fresh flowers are a welcome addition to a home any time of the year, and fall is no exception. Your local florist can assemble a stunning assortment of fall-inspired blooms in shades of red, orange, and yellow to embrace the season and add a pop of color to your home. Prefer your floral arrangement to last all season? Hit up the flower aisle at your favorite craft shop and build your own bouquet.
By incorporating a few of these ideas into your home decor during the fall months, you’ll be able to enjoy the warm and cozy moods that accompany the season whenever you’re at home.