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Introduction to My Fall Home Decor
I LOVE to create my fall home decor! Not just for Halloween, but for the whole fall season as it’s so colorful and the best part is that any items used can stay up for up to three months. I put my things up in early September, by Labor Day and they stay in place until Black Friday! I know Christmas decorating is a huge part of the Christmas season, but fall pumpkins, gourds, etc. are actually on display for a longer period of time.
How Do You Tastefully Decorate for Fall?
I am a fan of beautiful, reusable (from year-to-year) fall decorations that are rich in color as well as texture. I love faux pumpkins in shades of orange, copper, white, and even pale green. I believe tasteful decorations are not scary, or gory. I think they should be the beautiful colors of the harvest time. To tastefully decorate for fall, you should strike to make all the rooms look cozy and inviting. That would involve candles, hurricanes, throw balnkets and pillows as well as of course pumpkins, with fall silk flowers.
What Month Do You Put Out Fall Decor?
I believe early September is the best month to put out fall decor. By so doing, you get to enjoy the gorgeous displays for three months! I think that extensive time line justifies spending money on this colorful season. Just remember to use reusable decor that you will enjoy for years!
And since there’s no big present buying or elaborate meal preparation in the autumn, just putting up these pillows, garlands, and candy corn items is much more relaxing. Anything goes and I find that each year I do things a little differently. I store all my years of decorations in an unfinished storage space in my basement and just poke into the various boxes as the spirit moves me. Here’s what I did this year.
The opening photo is a silk arrangement that I made several years ago. The big silver urn was from Pottery Barn and the flowers were all from a silk flower shop in Door County, Wisconsin. I just store the whole arrangement “as is” in my storeroom until September rolls around. Here are some similar silk flowers here, here, here, here, here, and here Here is a post about how I made this pretty arrangement.
Here are the steps to make this arrangement as well.
I used a container from Pottery Barn (old, very similar, here).
Here are the silk sunflowers I used. Pro-tip: Notice how I fold the branches under rather than cut the stems. This allows me to use them in the future in different ways.
Here are the branches of tall greenery for the back of the arrangement.
Now, I added the two branches of the tall greenery to the back of the container.
Here, I added two branches with orange berries to the back of the container.
This is the final photo of the arrangement. The last addition was a tall Bells of Ireland to the back middle of the arrangement.
Family Room (or Great Room) Fall Decorating Ideas (as Part of MyFall Home Decor):
Here are my great room bookshelves before I decorated them for fall.
Here are the great room shelves after I decorated for fall with a faux pumpkin, a long pumpkin board across the back of the third shelf (from a craft fair) (similar, here), and a faux fall leaf garland across the top of the shelves. This is actually half of a long garland.
Here’s a before image of my great room tan sofa. This color goes so well with various decor all year long.
Here’s the same couch with two orange linen pillows with a burlap edge. I love using a solid color pillow with a more seasonal one as you’ll see in the next photo.
Here you can see the pumpkin pillow cover as well as a faux pumpkin on the end table. Faux pumpkins are so wonderful to use throughout your fall decorating as they last from year to year and always look great! I smile whenever I open their boxes!
Pro-tip: I like Pottery Barn throw pillows because they’re sold in standard sizes as pillow covers. This way whenever I switch them out for a different season, I just have to change the covers, not the whole pillow. The solid orange pillows are from Homegoods. Here are some very similar Amazon pumpkin pillows, all at a good price.
Here’s the loveseat before fall decorating.
Now, the loveseat has a knit throw blanket on it. This is great for increasing the coziness of this seating arrangement come fall.
Below are some pretty paisley and sunflower pillows.
My Fall Kitchen Decor (as Part of My Fall Home Decor):
In the kitchen, I continued the orange garlands atop the cabinets. On Black Friday, I take these down and on some years I switch out evergreen ones then for Christmas. I have Crate and Barrel glass hurricanes on the island with cream pillar candles. Then I put up my Christmas decor, which is a story for another day.
Again I store this intact all the rest of the year in the basement. Lastly, on the kitchen counters, I have glass canisters with rooster lids that I fill in the fall with nuts, candy corn, and small pumpkins. Here are similar rooster-lidded canisters. Here are the artificial pumpkins for the canister.
Here’s part of the kitchen cabinets before I put up leaf garlands.
Here are the cabinets by the cooktop and refrigerator before fall decor.
Here are the kitchen cabinets after I put up all the fun garlands.
Above are my kitchen canisters with candy corn and artificial pumpkins. These are easily used in simple ways to kickstart the Fall season.
Here are my kitchen canisters (similar, here) before I added the candy corn and artificial pumpkins.
My Dining Room Decor (as Part of My Fall Home Decor):
For autumn, I put little faux pumpkins in my dining room hutch and a basket of silk hydrangeas on my dining room table.
Above is the dining room hutch before I added the autumn decor.
Above is the dining room table with the big basket of silk hydrangeas as well as the hutch with the sweet little faux pumpkins.
Powder Room Fall Decorations (as Part of My Fall Home Decor):
Above is the powder room before I add any decorations for the fall season.
Above is the powder room shelf with a fall cloth hand towel as well as cute paper ones.
My Porch Fall Decorations (as Part of My Fall Home Decor):
Here is my porch before I added the fall decorations. It’s cute with yellow cushions and ivy on the table.
Here’s my porch after the addition of a large gourd as well as sunflower pillows.
Conclusion to My Fall Home Decor
So there you have it! All kinds of fall-inspired ideas for my fall home decor. I have collected these over the years and really enjoy the bright accents all around my home. I hope you enjoyed my fall house tour. Please let me know if you have any questions as well as tell me what fun things you do at your home. I know some of the silk decorations might seem a bit costly, but truly, when amortized over multiple years, they’re a great value.
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