15 Fall Decorating Tricks
Extend a Warm Welcome
Fall marks the start of holidays and guests galore, so give them a gracious welcome with a happy entryway. This Palm Beach foyer features an inviting window seat and nautical rug that softens the space.
In the same way that you dress yourself for cooler weather, add layers to your home with pillows and throw blankets. Use this time to experiment with mixing textures, patterns, and colors.
Just Add Flowers
A vase of happy yellow sunflowers or vivid fall foliage will instantly enliven a room. Yellows, oranges, reds, and purples are perfect for autumn.
Think Warm Tones
Even bright white can feel autumnal when combined with warm oranges and browns. Consider giving those seaglass tones a break until spring in favor of more seasonal pillows or throws.
But Not Just Orange
When adding fall color, orange is not your only option. Jewel tones of deep purple, magenta, and even dark teal can go a long way in warming up a space.
Fire it Up
A get-together or solo evening at home becomes even more inviting with a roaring fire. Make yours shine even brighter by freshening your mantel décor. Earthy accents, like wildflowers and driftwood, are great for fall.
Create a Cozy Nook
Even seldom-used areas of the home can be cozied-up. The addition of a daybed turned this pass-through porch nook into a comfortable destination for curling up with a good book. Throw pillows with plenty of texture warm up the cotton duck mattress cover.
Pull those accessories out of the closet. In the warm summer months you may have craved a simpler look, but during the cold, dark winter, seeing your favorite things will offer a sense of comfort.
Add a Colorful Quilt
Lay a swath of color and comfort by displaying treasured family blankets. Overnight guests will appreciate the option for extra warmth as the weather gets cooler.
Show Off Fall's Bounty
From gourds to colorful squash and pumpkins, farmer's market produce is a classic and easy way to decorate. Display them in a vase or casually on a cutting board.
Try a Slipcover
Dining rooms and beakfast nooks can feel instantly warmer with a touch of cozy fabric. This Georgia cottage space is dressed up in simple-but-chic slipcovers that lend a "sit and stay a while" vibe, perfect for holiday gatherings.
Bring in Color with Books
This richly hued library gets a pop of warm raspberry tones from the casually-placed coffee table books. The next time you crave a colorful accessory, try looking to your bookshelf.
Cozy Up Your Porch
Spring and summer aren't the only seasons for porch sitting. Crisp fall days can be some of the best for enjoying a screened or open-air living space. Just add throw pillows, a cushy rug, and a blanket.
Bring the Indoors Out
Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are the perfect focal point for an exterior space in autumn. This one was built to allow for a shared chimney between the interior and exterior of the home.
Carve a Coastal Pumpkin
What's more autumnal than a cute, carved pumpkin? From fish to shells and more, we've got templates and how-tos that will help your creation win first prize.