Fall is a beautiful time of year that is filled with vibrant colors and natural elements. As the seasons change, consider refreshing your home with some fall vibe decor to transition your home from the summer months.
However, not all of us want the bright oranges and pumpkins around our homes. Here are nine simple fall decorating ideas to help transform your home without the pumpkins while still being festive for fall.
How To Decorate For Fall
To get started, you’ll want to plan out which rooms and spaces in your home you will want to decorate. Fall home decor can be dispersed throughout your home from the entryway to the kitchen and living room.
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You’ll also want to incorporate indoor fall decorations while highlighting your home’s style. Keep in mind that small changes can make all the difference. It doesn’t have to be a massive transformation if you don’t want it to be. Having the entire space decorated from wall to wall could be overwhelming and potentially make your home feel chaotic rather than cozy. A touch of the season brought in through different elements can go a long way. Try a few subtle changes to elevate your home for fall.
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Simple Fall Decorating Ideas Without Pumpkins
Warm or Deep Color Palettes
We all know that fall is commonly known for the burnt orange and reds, but what if that’s not your style? That’s okay! There are plenty of fall color palettes that you can incorporate into your home to stay festive, such as forest green, olive green, plum, navy, burgundy, and brown.
Deep jewel tones, berry tones, and mustard yellows are a great way to subtly update your textiles without incorporating too much brown or orange, the typical fall colors. This faux-fur mustard yellow throw pillow from Crate & Barrel is an excellent example of a way to include hints of fall in your home.
Warm Fall Scents
Scents and smells are significant components of experiences and memories. When we think of fall scents, we think of nature, spices, and cozy accents.
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Having one unique fall fragrance is a simple way to elevate the atmosphere of your space. An easy way to incorporate scents into your home is through candles or diffusers. If you are the DIY type, you can make your own simmer pot with apple slices and cinnamon stix. Fall staples like spiced apples, cinnamon, chai, teakwood, amber, and deep florals are all scents easily found in most stores. Try this candle to bring fall home.
Textures and Patterns
Layering textures, colors, and patterns is a great fall decorating idea to create depth and dimension in your home regarding indoor fall decor. Textured walls are in and can be easily accomplished with peel-n-stick wallpaper. Mixing textures in your bedroom with wool throws, textured pillows, artwork, cozy rugs, faux sheepskins, artisan ceramics, and vases will truly elevate the space.
Deep fall floral patterns mixed with plaid are a great way to bring warmth into your space. Remember the fall color palette you’ve chosen when shopping and try to stick to it to create a more cohesive style. But don’t be afraid to have one or two bold pieces in gold or deep burgundy.
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Natural Elements and Fall Florals
During fall, the leaves change and become vibrant. Bring some of the outside indoors with floral arrangements or faux floral pieces. Use wood pieces to create a more natural look and utilize dried flowers or faux dried leaves for accent pieces and to fill vases or bowls.
Dried fruit is also a great way to incorporate touches of fall. A plume feather arrangement like this one at Crate & Barrel is a unique way to bring nature indoors for fall. These natural elements give you the freedom to create unique designs.
Statement and Cozy Lighting
Regular lights can cast a harsh, flat light, which can feel out of touch with the season. You can introduce different lamp shades to create more of a warm glow or even consider installing colored lights. Statement lighting is a way to update your space and bring in a warm, cozy light.
Try statement lamps in a reading nook or living room to create a calming space for those nights. This ribbed glass lamp from West Elm gives off just enough light to provide a soft glow to any room. Fairy lights and candles are easy to incorporate into the home to make it feel cozier. Placement of the lights is also key. A lighted entryway or a lighted centerpiece will add warmth to your home and is an excellent fall decorating idea.
Fall is a time of family gatherings when more people gather around the dining room table. Setting the mood for fall at the table is another way to bring a cozy vibe to your home.
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Forgo the traditional cornucopias known for Thanksgiving and instead focus on a tablecloth rich in color, napkin holders with gold or leaf accents, and simple table settings.
Look for tablecloths or table runners made of linen or heavy-weight cotton with block-printed patterns and pair them with a beautiful centerpiece, and you’re all set. Try a textured vase with a dried floral arrangement as the centerpiece, and use natural elements of wood salad bowls at each setting for a more nature-inspired look.
Accent pieces are great ways to let your personality shine throughout your home. A colorful chair or bold piece of artwork can make your home pop. To get your home in the fall mood, try a simple change with a piece of natural or fall-focused artwork. You might want to add a deep berry-toned chair to the living room or move a piece of natural wood like a dresser or Do bar into your dining room. You can also make changes with small accent pieces like vases or decor pieces like wood bowls or dyon glass vases.
This material is a soft and inviting fabric. Velvet blankets and throw pillows are a great way to bring fall to your home. Throw pillows add the perfect pops of color and decor to pull together any bedroom or living room. Throws and blankets can be used as vanity cushions, armchair pillows, and to top off your bedding or accent furniture.
Round tufted velvet throw pillows give a sense of luxury and elevate a room. When searching for velvet items, look for muted jewel or earth tones to set the fall vibe.
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What is better than a chunky blanket on a cool fall day? Nothing. Chunky blankets are not only useful but bring the look of fall to your living or bedroom. Chunky blankets in grays or neutral tones make the perfect addition to accent furniture or even the end of a sectional couch. Look for chunky blankets that fit your bedding to provide a hotel-like feel when falling asleep.
Are you ready to decorate for fall?
These simple fall decorating ideas will help you transition your home between the seasons. Let me know what your favorite indoor fall decor ideas are in the comments below!