How to Decorate Your Home for Fall

October 6, 2020


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It’s one of the all-time best times of year here in Minnesota: fall! The leaves are turning gorgeous colors, the air is brisk, and pumpkin spice everything is everywhere. It’s also the perfect time to give your house some cozy vibes with fall decor! Here are a few of our favorite looks to bring autumn into your home.

Front porch decor

We actually wrote an entire post about this last fall, but your front porch is a must for fall decorating! Whether you opt for a full fall display or a couple pumpkins and seasonal flowers, your front porch is the first impression of your home, and should be decorated as such! We’re loving the double-rug look and of course, pumpkins and mums! (Psst!! The photo above is a sneak peek of the Lake Loft! Do you have your tickets for the Artisan Home Tour this weekend?!)

Simple Fall Decor - Black and White Fall Porch by Home Stories A to Z
Photo: Home Stories A to Z
fall porch decor

Add fall florals

Fall floral arrangements are a classic and simple way to decorate your home. Incorporate a seasonal centerpiece on your dining table or a vase with mums or fall branches on a mantle or console table for simple fall style that doesn’t overwhelm your space.

Photo: Sanctuary Home Decor

Get cozy

The temperature cooling down is a perfect excuse for making your home more cozy! Add throw blankets and pillows to your bedrooms and living spaces, focusing on warm fall textures and colors (think earth tones, thick knits and subtle plaid!) Candles and fireplaces are also helpful in achieving a cozy vibe for entering fall and getting through the winter, too. Don’t forget to also make your exterior spaces cozy! Blankets, rugs, string lights and fire pits go a long way to make your yard or patio ready for colder weather gatherings.

cozy table setting
Photo: Good Housekeeping

Gather around the table

Fall tablescapes are a tried-and-true way to bring the feelings of the season into your home, and also help you prep for Thanksgiving dinner (even if the holidays may look a bit different for you this year.) There’s no need to go crazy – think simple greenery with candles, some small neutral pumpkins, or simple fall floral arrangements. Don’t forget the fall napkins and place settings!

fall dining room tablescape

Less is more

Like most of our design tips, we always want to stress that with decor, less is usually more. As always, if you start your decor and design from a neutral place, adding in seasonal touches is easy. Also think versatility: a jack-o-lantern and Halloween decorations can only last through October, while more neutral and versatile seasonal textures, florals and decor pieces can last you all the way through Thanksgiving.

woods, browns and whites for fall decor
Photo: House Mix
simple ways to use neutral fall decor inside and out of your home
Photo: Zevy Joy

With just a few key decor pieces, you can make your home feel like fall in no time. Tell us, is your home all decorated for fall? Are you a full-on orange and black Halloween decorator, or do you prefer to keep things more natural and neutral for the fall? Comment below and come chat with us on Instragram @AlmaHomes, too!

And don’t forget about our big Lake Loft project reveal at the Artisan Home Tour this weekend! Grab your tickets and we’ll see you there!

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