Are you looking for some great ways to decorate your home for fall? There’s no better way to get into the mood of a good season than by pulling out the decorations and setting the stage yourself. If you’re the type of person who loves fall, then you have good ideas for home decor and may delight in decorating your home when the seasons change. You can decorate inside and out to help give it all that great fall feel.
HOW TO DECORATE FOR FALL
The great thing about fall—aside from it signaling cooler weather—is that it is the beginning of the holiday season. This means that you now have a real excuse to start decorating your home. Fall is also the perfect season to take family photos, check out these 4 Steps to the Perfect Fall Family Photo Session. If you don’t know what a fall home looks like, it’s all about cozy comforts and an inviting atmosphere. Still stumped? Check out these 9 best home decor ideas.
1. CREATE A FALL TABLE CENTREPIECE
Nothing says fall like a great table centrepiece. You can make your own from fall items you find outside, buy one from the store, or use items you buy to create one. White pumpkins, hydrangeas, leaves, acorns, and pine cones are some examples of items that might work for your fall table centrepiece.
2. CHANGE YOUR TABLE SETTING
In addition to the table centrepiece, decorating your home by changing your table setting can also be a great way to decorate for fall. Whether you’re having guests over for dinner, or just doing it for your own family, it will really set the tone for the space.
3. Decorate Your Home For Fall By ADDING A ROCKING CHAIR
There’s something soft and homey about an old-fashioned rocking chair on the front porch or in the living room. You can toss a fall-inspired throw over the back and it makes a cozy little reading spot. You can sit in front of the fireplace, or rock on your front porch with some pumpkins and seasonable fruits around. That’ll get you in the mood for the season!
4. CHECK, CLEAN, AND DECORATE YOUR FIREPLACE
Whether you have a gas or an electric fireplace, it’s important to check if it’s working properly. You should make it a point to clean a traditional wood fireplace once in a while to avoid the build-up of soot. If it’s old and non-functional, then it’s high time to replace or upgrade your fireplace.
For a newly constructed home, fall is the best time to install a fireplace. If your house cannot accommodate a traditional wood fireplace, that’s not a problem because you can choose to add a gas or electric fireplace instead. However, do note that each type must be installed differently.
Electric fireplaces are plugged into an electrical outlet like any electric appliance. On the other hand, gas fireplaces can be installed without modifications. But since this type uses real gas and produces real flames, it’s important to clear the fireplace area from flammable materials.
Since electric fireplaces don’t create real flames, they are easier to decorate than gas fireplaces. You can place topiaries, family photos, decorative sculptures, or anything you like on a wood wall-mounted electric fireplace. Also, you can place wooden tealight holders and other accents on your wall-mounted electric fireplace. This cannot be done with a gas fireplace since the surrounding decors may be at risk of catching fire.
5. COZY UP WITH SOME THROWS
Nothing says cozy quite like soft throws, which is why you should immediately get a few to strategically place around your home. These make cute ways to decorate your room for fall. Unlike blankets, throws are much smaller and intended for cuddling up on a couch or in front of a fireplace—maybe with some wine. Plus, throws double as décor items, so you have an endless array of textures, fabrics and colours to choose from. We recommend getting a least two cable knit throws and a few cute throws with tassels.
If you are looking for a one-stop-shop, visit Hudson’s Bay and just throw a bunch into your virtual shopping cart. They even have a cute faux mohair throw, which comes in two different colour options, and a plush faux mink throw that is quilted. Don’t forget to use coupons to your advantage as you shop at this superstore; check out some awesome coupon codes. While you’re at it, fill your home with accent pillows. While you should make sure to select ones that pair well with your home’s overall look (and those throws you just bought), you should also feel free to experiment with textures and colours. You might even consider getting a few massive pillows to arrange on the floor in front of a fireplace.
This one really is a given, but we’re including it anyway. Adding candles in strategic places works wonders when going for a comfortable fall atmosphere. Easy to work with, you can pretty much dress a candle up however you want and place it anywhere. For instance, place a simple white candle in a decorative bowl and surround it with fresh chestnuts, just-picked leaves or miniature pumpkins—voila! You suddenly have a designer-looking centrepiece.
7. INVEST IN SOME AREA RUGS
If you have hardwood floors, this one is definitely for you. Nothing says fall quite like cold floors on your bare feet, so go out and find some really cool area rugs that you can dress your hardwood up with. Look for interesting shapes, patterns, colours and of course, textures. You might also want to think about layering some of them up if you have a large open space, like a living room.
8. ADD NATURAL-LOOKING FALL ACCESSORIES
Sometimes, less is more, and that is certainly the case for fall decorations. If you just want a touch of seasonal décor, consider grabbing a few natural-looking accessories for your home, such as a burlap table runner paired with a vase of just-picked greens from your yard; burlap is super cheap and incredibly versatile. You can even use it to wrap up your holiday gifts once December comes around.
9. BRING THE OUTSIDE IN
Fall marks the transition from summer to winter, meaning that the days are a bit shorter and the temperature starts cooling down. This also means that leaves start changing colour, trees start shedding and harvests are ripe for picking. By bringing a little bit of Mother Nature into your home, you will be evoking images of fall in the best way possible.
You can use pine cones in a wood bowl as a centrepiece or make a wreath out of them. Think about neat ways you can use cinnamon sticks, like surrounding an otherwise boring candle with the spice and wrap them up in some twine. Not only will it look super cute, it will also smell amazing. Forage for some colourful leaves and fill a vase with your favourite finds. While you are looking for leaves, keep an eye out for some tree branches that have shed naturally (or snip some from your own trees) and arrange them in a massive vase for an elegant arrangement.
10. DECORATE YOUR HOME FRONT DOOR FOR FALL
This is usually the main entrance to the home and nothing says fall like a great wreath or other door decorations in fall design. You can create your own wreath or buy one if you’re not the crafty type. You can also consider wood slices, signs made of wood and fall designs, and trees or fall flowers to decorate your front porch or around the door. What a great way to greet your guests!