Before you dive head-first into the world of pumpkin spice this fall, make sure your home is suitable for the season. And whether you've got lots of space, or just a little, whether you like things toned-down or amped up, or whether you're looking to decorate your bedroom, front porch, kitchen, living room, or all the above, we're sure to have a fall look you'll love.
Repeat Fall Color
The bedroom is a great place to add pops of burnt orange or sage green without it being too overwhelming. Here, touches of warm orange in the throw pillow, blanket, and foliage provide the perfect amount of fall color.
Use Earthy Texture
For a fall look in the bedroom, don't forget to consider texture too—especially with linens. Using a linen sham or duvet brings an earthy, down-to-earth look to the bedroom. Pair the fabric with leather for a boho fall look.
Caning, wickerm and other natural fibers aren't just for summer anymore. When paired with the rich hues of wood, caning brings in earthy texture without feeling too tropical—perfect for fall.
Try Unusual 'Greenery'
As much as we love a good pumpkin or eucalyptus branch, it's easy for them to feel overused quickly. So, keep things looking different by considering other fall greenery, like dried cotton. Not only does its dried look pair well with the falling-leaves-look of autumn, but its pops of white blend beautifully with bedroom linens.
Bringing in fall style to the bedroom doesn't have to involve using cute throw pillows or signs. Instead, implement accessories, like a fall-themed bed tray, for an autumnal look that can be dialed back as needed.
Add Checkered Patterns
A checked pattern, like plaid or buffalo check, is a great way to bring cozy, down-to-earth style to bedroom. Pair it with some warm red-orange for a complete look.
Don't Forget Fur
Another way to get a cozy fall look in the bedroom? Faux fur! Use a faux fur throw pillow, blanket, or rug to create a comfy feeling that's ready for the colder months to come.
Pair Green and Red
Dusty or sage green paired with a burnt red is one the best fall color combos for the bedroom. Get the look in your space by using red throw pillows alongside sage green curtains or walls.
Keep your space from feeling too Christmassy by using lighter, faded greens alongside more orange-ish reds.
Neutrals aren't just for keeping the peace color-wise—they can make a space feel like fall too. Use neutrals in fall patterns, like buffalo check or plaid, alongside fall textures like wood and knits, for a simple, seasonal space.
Try Tiny Pumpkins
Tiny pumpkins are a fall decor classic for a reason—they can fit in just about anywhere. One place they're perfect in? The entryway. Use them to set the stage for autumnal vibes in the rest of the home.
Accesorize Your Bench
If you have a bench or stool in your entryway, it's a great spot to bring in some fall decor. Pair your bench with a few fall throw pillows and, if you're feeling bold, add in some hanging autumnal produce too.
Use Patterns and Pumpkins
Small faux pumpkins also pair well with a subtle fall pattern like buffalo check. Try out the look on your front porch for an understated seasonal look that will shine.
Don't Miss Out On Mums
This seasonal fall bloom is another September staple. The abundance of small flowers makes mums stand out, and it's a great way to add fall color to any outdoor space. For a look that comes back year after year, try planting perennial aster instead.
Use Plenty of Pumpkins
Nothing quite says "Fall is here" like a front porch covered in pumpkins. Sure, you can just place one, but you can go all out too. A pumpkin look that's maximalist all the way? Count us in.
Mix Fall Foilage
Looking for a more subtle autumn look? Try pairing some classic evergreen shrubbery (real or faux, we won't tell!) with some small mums and pastel pumpkins. This minimalist look carries as much understated oomph as it does seasonal fun.
Small But Mighty
Don't have a vast, expansive porch to work your seasonal magic on? Don't worry—a little fall decor can still go a long way in a smaller space. Rather than trying to mix all different types of decor, pick one theme and run with it, like this Instagrammer did with mums.
Don't Forget the Back Porch
Why do front porches get all the love? Back porches can be decorated too. An easy way to add fall decor to your back deck is by planting some fall flowers in large pots. Have an outdoor sofa? You can also add a few weatherproof fall-themed throw pillows too.
If you'd rather have front porch decor that can be switched out from season to season, try out what this Instagrammer did and install a basket on your front door. The basket can be filled with seasonal blooms that can easily be changed from month to month.
Get Eager For Early Fall
Live in a place where fall is short or altogether nonexistent? You can still break out those seasonal decorations by embracing the green that still surrounds you. Pair the fading green with pops of soft white (and a few pumpkins) for a fall look that works even in the warmest of climates.
Add in Fall Blooms
Beautiful blooms brighten up any space, any season—and fall is no different. Place a bouquet of fall flowers like mums or pansies in your kitchen to add an unobtrusive pop of fall color. Place your flowers on a kitchen island or a sunny spot out of the way.
Tie in That Seasonal Feeling in Unexpected Ways
Fall is a great time to celebrate the season through fun decor choices, like these jack-o-lantern buckets. Don't feel like your decor needs to look grown-up all the time—it can look joyful too.
Use the Top Shelf
The top shelf of your kitchen is probably rarely used, making it an ideal spot for fall decor that stays out of the way. Fill it with pumpkins, seasonal greenery, and baskets.
Make It Minimalist
For an upscale autumn look, add just a few seasonal touches to your kitchen. Pair some dusty green stems with a small pumpkin or fall candle for a simple look that's still full of fall style.
Try Out Tropical
Who says you can't mesh both tropical style and fall decor? Pair dried stems, like pampas grass, with some bright greenery for a seasonal look that's still grounded in the tropics.
Eucalyptus Is Your Friend
Eucalyptus is a classic greenery can fit in nearly every season, but when paired with a few twigs or nuts, it becomes a fall staple. This look works well with olive branches too.
Style Open Shelving
Open shelving in the kitchen is a great place to show off some of your personal style, and fall decor is no different. Throw in a few seasonal touches for an easy fall feeling in the kitchen.
A Tiny Touch Can Be Enough
Sometimes, all you need for that cozy seasonal feeling is a lit candle or small sunflower stem. Fall decor doesn't have to be complicated—it can be as simple as you make it.
Add to What You Have
If your decor is eclectic and colorful, you may not want to cast aside any of your regular decor. And you don't need to—embrace maximalism and add your favorite fall touches to your pre-existing style!
Bring In Placemats
Placemats are another way to bring in a touch of fall to your kitchen and dining room. Pick ones with a rustic texture, like rattan, for the best look. And don't forget to pair with a centerpiece of fall flowers too.
Work With Wood
Unstained or barely-finished wood can make your dining room feel rustic, inviting and down-to-earth, giving your space all the fall feelings.
Go For Green
Reds are oranges are classic fall hues. But thinking a bit outside the box can bring you to some other great color choices too, like deep green. This unlikely seasonal color pairs perfectly with red or rust-toned rugs and leather.
Make It Understated
Your living room should be a place of rest and relaxation, and your fall decor should be no different. Rather than going all out with festive signs, pumpkins and candles galore, add in a few subtle touches of the season, like dried greenery, rich velvet tones, knit throw blankets, and touches of rusty red.
Don't Forget Felt
Felt-based fall touches are one of the best ways to give your living room a crafty, homespun feel. Collect a few felt pumpkins and add them to your mantel for a down-to-earth seasonal feel.
Work With White
White sofas may seem like a disaster waiting to happen, but white works wonderfully with just about any color. White sofas are a great year-round furniture choice as throw pillows and blankets can be exchanged out to meet the decor of the season.
Bring In Brown
Brown may not seem like the most desirable color when it comes to decor. But when it comes to fall, brown can take center stage. Dried flowers and stems are full of this oft-forgotten hue.
Use Plants for Pops of Color
Have a corner in your living room that's just missing that little extra something? Bring in a brightly colored season stem to finish the space, like this blogger did with this fiery orange maple branch.
Make a Fall Garland
Garlands aren't just for Christmas festivities—they can work perfectly for fall too. Create a garland covered in seasonal greenery and hang it upon your mantel. Once it's up, get ready for your living room to feel like that perfect fall day.
Use Faded Greens
Adding faded greens to your home, whether through stems, live plants, or faux ones, is another easy way to give your living room an effortless fall feeling. Stick to dusty greens—brighter greens may make your space feel too springy.
Find Unusually Colored Stems
Everyone knows what regular eucalyptus looks like. And though it's a great fit in nearly every space, rarely does it ever stand out. Try finding faux stems that are adorned in other fall colors, like deep red or warm orange.
Your Centerpiece Is Key
If you don't have fall decor anywhere else in your living room, make sure it's at least in your coffee table centerpiece. Not only can a little go a long way in this space, but it's also a great focal point.
Work With Wicker
Wicker is a fall texture that works seamlessly in the living room. Pair baskets with a dried wheat wreath for a subtle fall look that shines.
Go Beyond Basic Fall Color
Fall-themed items, like pumpkins and gourds, are an easy area to experiment with non-traditional fall colors, like navy blue and aquamarine. The traditional look of these items makes them an great companion for outside-of-the-box color palettes.
Bring in Seasonal Vases
Seasonally-colored vases—in deep browns and rich reds—are the ideal addition to a living room that's looking for a more understated approach to fall decor.
Try Out Gray
Gray may get a bad rep as a tired and overused hue, but it can certainly still shine. Try out a gray-beige in your living for some cozy seasonal style. Pair it with fall patterns to complete the look.
Leather is another texture that can work year-round, but works especially well in the fall. The rich coloring of leather and its weathered look makes a space feel lived-in, welcoming and cozy, all at once.
Make It Moody
Pops of rich color alongside deep, moody hues practically scream 'almost autumn.' Pair elegant neutrals with touches of texture and stand-out color for a grown-up fall look.
Add Wrought Iron Accents
Touches of rich black alongside dusty fall colors provide the perfect contrast in what can sometimes feel like a sea of neutrals. Bring in wrought iron through light fixtures, candlesticks, side tables, and other accessories.
Don't Forget Bathroom Decor
The bathroom is a spot where just a little bit of decor goes a long way, making it a great place to tie in a few fall decorations. If you want to keep your decorating to a minimum, just add a few items to your guest bathroom, which is usually smaller and seen by more people.
Add Décor to Unexpected Places
Fall décor doesn't need to be resigned to just the kitchen, living room, bedroom, and front porch—it can also go in more unexpected places in your home too, like in a playroom or laundry room.