12 whimsical fall decorating ideas for your home
While summer is undeniably great, there is a mysterious magic to fall. As soon as the leaves start to turn orange and the air cools down, it seems like anything is possible. Pumpkin spice latte, fluffy scarves, hot chocolate – there’s a lot to love about fall!
Fall makes you feel like life is one big Hallmark movie. Whimsical, warm and just plain good!
Now is the best time to start thinking about fall decorating and bringing some of that magic into your home.
Here are some of our favorite fall decorating ideas to help you get started on your fall home transformation.
Candles are to die for what cinnamon is to apple pie. You just can’t have one without the other! Don’t be afraid to go a little too far with your candle game. There aren’t too many candles.
When it comes to fall decorating, it’s not just about buying the right one. thing. It’s all about capturing the right fall vibe – and candles are the best way to set that mood.
Dark fall time tends to dampen mood (and it’s notoriously the root cause of SAD, aka Seasonal Affective Disorder).
But just adding a little warmth and magic to your home can ease the sadness of fall and make you feel good.
The easiest way to add a touch of stylish fall decor to your home is to throw decorative pillows on your sofa. To match the mood, choose pillows in warm colors (orange, yellow, light brown) and fall-themed prints.
3. Checkered blankets
Where there is a cushion, there must be a blanket. Nothing gives a better fall decorating vibe than having your sofa decorated with cute pillows and a warm blanket.
For that extra touch, choose a plaid blanket to accompany your new pillows.
Candles aren’t the only way to bring more light into your fall home during the darker season. Lanterns give your home an undeniably cozy fall touch.
Just place a few lanterns on your window sill or at the front door, to make your home shine in all its glory.
5. Table decor
Your dining table receives the most attention, so it makes sense to give it a special treat for fall decorating.
And the best way to do it? With tiny table decorations! Even a simple pot filled with autumn branches gives a nice finishing touch.
If you want to take your fall decor to the next level, try special table decor items like the one below.
6. Simple wall hangings
Hanging decoration is popular for every season, but somehow it seems to suit fall the best.
Pinterest is full of DIY hanging decorating ideas, but if you just want to add a quick fall decorating touch to your home, you can opt for the cute wooden tray decor below. Hang it on your door and greet your guests in a warm and healthy way.
Carpets are often taken for granted. If paired with other fall decor items (like pillows, blankets, candles), rugs can make a huge difference in the overall feel of the room.
In the same way as with other decorative items, choose a rug with a warm autumny color. Don’t be afraid to go bold with the rug – choose a rug with a cozy pattern or something with a little more color.
Fall doesn’t mean you have to forget about flowers. Quite the contrary, vases can give your home a beautiful addition. If you have an empty corner, choose a huge soil vase that you can fill with tree branches or whatever else is available in nature.
Or choose small vases to decorate your cabinets and tables.
9. Artificial flowers
Now that you have a beautiful fall vase, you can’t leave that vase empty!
Naturally, you might not have any fresh flowers available or you just don’t want to use random tree branches. So, artificial flowers come to the rescue.
Pick a floral arrangement of your favorite flowers and follow the good old fall decorating principle: warm, cozy colors. Forget roses and choose flowers like peonies or sunflowers instead.
10. Crates for the kitchen
Your living room isn’t the only place that could benefit from a fall makeover. Bring the magic of fall decor to your kitchen with wooden storage crates. Not only will they instantly make your kitchen more comfortable, they are also practical. Free your inner Marie Kondo!
11. Table runners
Table runners are ingenious for bringing fall foliage into your home.
Simply throw the table runner on your dining table, place a cute centerpiece in the middle, use placemats and you are ready to treat your guests!
And the final touch – placemats. Simple jute placemats give that perfect down-to-earth vibe that should accompany any fall decor.