It’s fall, y’all! As many of our readers, we’re obsessed with all things fall. Knit sweaters, cooler weather, autumn color, and fall decor create a cozy home. Fall is the season that some of us live for. Not only do the color palettes of our wardrobe change for the season, but so do the colors and decor in our homes. We get to enjoy bonfires with family, movie nights, getting the costumes ready for Halloween, and bringing out our fall decor essentials.
Many of us start bringing out the fall home decor once seasonal changes start to happen around us. Once we start to feel the cooler weather, seeing the leaves turn red, yellow, and orange and hear them crunch beneath our feet. For others as soon as you catch the first glimpse of fall decor, it’s game on. Whether you wait for those outdoor changes or are ready to go once the first sight of fall is here, we’ve got the essentials to get your fall on!
Fall Textures & Decor
When it’s time to spice up your home with fall decor, the first step is to pick your color palette for the season. If you chose the traditional fall orange, yellow, and burgundy last year, this year you can incorporate plum, olives, and browns. Layering between different color opacity can help create texture within any space.
When adding texture to your home, mix different materials and metals to help create a unified look while also sprinkling in fall foliage and decor. If your space is carpeted, adding a fall-themed layering rug can bring those fall colors into any room. Maximize your throw pillows on the couch or bed, in suede, plaid, leather or knit material that can also help add texture to any area. We also can’t forget the power of the throw blanket, the piece that can take your home to the next level of coziness. Sprinkling in pieces that complement your personality and the fall colors that you love will help you achieve the perfect space with your fall home decor.
Additionally, using plants and wooden elements in your home can be a way to incorporate the season in a more organic manner into your home. You can go right to your backyard and pick out your best-looking leaves to incorporate into your home. Add them to a vase, arrange them on a tray or get a little crafty and create a piece of artwork with them. However, be sure to wash them to make sure that no dirt comes along either. Earthy elements such as these are also great ideas to create centerpieces for your dining tables and kitchen.
Fall Kitchen & Dining Decor
Fall kitchen decor should flow seamlessly with the decor in the rest of your home. If you’ve chosen to skip the fall staples this season and are just adding the fall colors, replacing certain items to match your color palette is a small way to incorporate fall into your kitchen. As we try to keep our kitchens tidy year-round, we don’t want our decor to interfere with counter space either. Adding display shelving, wall art, and rugs to your kitchen space helps to bring a little bit of fall into your kitchen.
The dining area is where most of the fall love and hard work goes into when decorating. Being intentional about the items you incorporate in your fall table decor help bring the setup to life. Filling up a vase with acorns or adding fall florals can help bring those organic elements incorporated into your home. For a more minimal look, you can add fall with the color of your placemats, napkins, and dinnerware. To keep a clear table, you can add your fall decor to your dining room wall shelves. Adding faux fall greenery or floral arrangements to shelves can help bring the fall wall decor to life. Hanging framed art is one way to incorporate your fall kitchen decor theme into your dining room. An additional use of space could be incorporating a server, if room permits, in your dining area. This can be a focal point for your dinner parties during the fall season. With the versatility to be turned into a small buffet-style area for food, or just a place to showcase your love for the season. Additionally, when not in use, it can become the storage for all your seasonal dining decor and dinnerware.
Fall Bedroom Decor
Transitioning your bedroom from summer to fall feels like unlocking the ultimate fall level. Making your bed extra cozy with blankets and pillows, adding those fall scents, and adding a little warmth with the change in your color palette. Fall room decor can be as simple as pulling out your burgundy, bronze, mustard, or plum throw pillows and blankets, pumpkin spice candles, and your fall decor collection to sit on your nightstand. When adding candles to any space, remember to keep them away from anything that could get in the flames and cause a fire.
Knit blankets also add the perfect fall decor touch to any bedroom, adding both texture and the most tempting invitation to cuddle up in bed with a cup of hot chocolate. Adding artwork to your dressers and changing plain mirrors to one with bronze finishes help brighten your room as the time changes and our rooms start to feel darker quickly.
Fall is the season we all look forward to. Whether it’s determining the appropriate number of pumpkins for your Halloween decor, what blankets are the comfiest for movie nights, or what the perfect toasted marshmallow for your s’mores looks like. Being able to spend quality time with family and friends or cozy up on the couch and binge-watch our favorite fall shows brings a sense of happiness and warmth. Bringing out your fall decor is just one step to make your home the perfect place for memories for fall.
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