It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning into a brilliant array of colors and there is a slight chill in the air. It’s fall – the time of year when we all begin preparing for the holidays. Here are some creative fall decorating tips that should help give your home that warm holiday feeling.
1. Buy some pumpkins and clean out their insides. Then you can add some fall foliage or flowers and line your sidewalk or porches with them.
2. Warm Things Up Take a cue from designer Sarah Richardson and give an open, soaring space (even one as massive as her living room) a snug, welcoming feel by swapping out pillows in lightweight summer fabrics, like linen and cotton, for luxe velvet ones in rich, fall shades. Add a few coordinating throws and get ready to cozy up by the fire.
- Add Some Layers Fall’s crisp weather calls for layering up your wardrobe — put the same idea to work in your home and toss cozy wool, cotton, chenille or even luxurious cashmere throws over furniture in rooms where your family or guests gather.
- Fire up the Fireplace
3. Multi-tiered candy dishes make great accent pieces. Take some acorns, pinecones, gourds, decorative corn, mini pumpkins and add a variety of them to each tier. Take a footed glass container and layer it with different types of candy. This makes a great centerpiece for any table.
4. The metallic look is big this season. Get some plastic mini pumpkins and cover them in glue, roll them in metallic glitter and display them around your home. These make great accent pieces.
5. White Pumpkins. Keep it simple with an elegant display of white, or ghost, pumpkins. For visual interest, stagger the heights by using stacks of old books or vintage scales as pedestals. Design by Beth Hunter.
- Buy some different sized plastic pumpkins and build them up into a topiary. Use a decorative base and then you can layer the pumpkins by size up into a nice looking topiary. Add some nice fall foliage pieces to trim it out.
- Painted Pumpkins, Faux pumpkins and gourds painted in a monochromatic color scheme adds understated elegance
6. Take a window box and paint it a metallic color. Then you can add some winter flowers and fall decor such as pinecones, gourds and decorative corn to give it that festive look.
7. Fill a wooden fruit bowl with apples. Then add some holly leaves, cinnamon sticks, twigs with fall colored leaves, etc. and use as a table arrangement.
8. Get several pieces of large decorative corn and glue them around the base of your potted plants and wrap them with a raffia ribbon bow. This will give your home the feeling of fall.
9. Buy some clear glass canisters and line them with kernels of corn. Then you can add some small white candles. You will then glue some decorative leaves to the front and sides and wrap them with a little raffia for that nice finishing touch.
10. Go to Pinterest.com and put “fall decorating” into the search box. This will bring up a multitude of fantastic fall decorating ideas that you may have never thought of. Additionally, it will show you pictures of what the finished piece should look like.
11. Dress Up Any Space With a Wreath. An inexpensive wreath form, moss and our free printable templates are all you need to create this rustic fall wreath.
- Add a Wreath to your front door
12. Faux-liage. Add an autumnal touch to an open bookcase with silk fall leaves, which you can find at your local craft store. Whether they’re pressed inside a picture frame or strategically placed along the shelves, autumn-colored leaves are sure to pump up the fall factor. Design by Layla Palmer
13. Fall for Autumn’s Hues
With its rusty palette and laid-back look, chose the colors for your dining room to be dressed for casual fall entertaining. Designer Lauren Liess created the layered tablecloth by topping a linen drapery panel with a vintage russet and orange quilt. Gourds, candles, fresh herbs and a stoneware urn filled with vermilion branches create a fuss-free centerpiece that works equally well for Thanksgiving dinner or any fall get-together. Use colors like orange, brown, red, green, and earthy tones.
14. Decorate the Front Porch
HGTV fan dezignrogue makes a good thing even better by adding an assortment of pumpkins, gourds and colorful mums to their Italiante villa’s front entry. A wrought-iron bench is a nice addition and gives the outdoor room a sit-a-spell feel.