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Decorating for fall is one of our favorite things to do. There’s something special about bringing out the pumpkins, leaves, and plaid. Fall decor is a clear sign that cooler days are coming. It’s time for soup, sweaters, brisk breezes, and getting cozy with the family. Plus, we all know the holiday season is just around the corner! Autumn decorating should be fun, not stressful. Here are some easy tips for curating a festive, seasonal home all fall.
Choose Double-Duty Fall Decor
Do you decorate for multiple holidays in the fall? Halloween and Thanksgiving are less than a month apart, but these events usually have different feelings. One is spooky, while the other leans towards coziness. Back-to-school days and pumpkin spice latte season also have their own unique vibes at the beginning of autumn.
Make things easy on yourself by using the same decorations for all these events! Just swap out some accent pieces to make every month fresh and festive. The little details make this interior decorating scheme come to life.
Use more general fall decorations as the base of your decor. This category includes anything with brightly colored faux leaves, pumpkins, gourds, and more. If it doesn’t have a ghost or a turkey on it, it’s probably fair game.
Arrange these pieces throughout your home. Then add your thematic accents. For example, try fall flowers and pumpkin spice decor in early autumn. Swap these for bats, ghosts, and skeletons in October. Then you’re ready for harvest baskets, wheat stems, and turkeys in November. Meanwhile, you don’t need to overhaul the whole house. Most of your decorations stay in place. You’ll get a full season of enjoyment from just a few strategic swaps.
Create A Layered Front Porch
Fall is a classic time to spruce up your front porch. Trick-or-treaters and holiday guests are just around the corner. You can welcome guests to your home with an easy but effective front porch redo. A layered front porch design is one of 2023’s biggest fall trends. Luckily, it’s easy to recreate at home. All you really need is a rug.
The most popular look features a standard-sized doormat layered over a black-and-white outdoor rug. If you’re lucky enough to have a huge porch, show it off with a large rug. A four-foot by six-foot rug (or even bigger) makes a dramatic impact. Have a small stoop? Not to worry! Choose any size bigger than your regular mat. Even a glimpse of the black-and-white rug beneath will elevate the front of your home.
These outdoor rugs are easy to find since this new décor theme is so popular. But you can also shop your home. See how you like the look with outdoor rugs you already own. If your front door is protected from the elements, you can even try an indoor rug.
Fall Decor With Edible Plants
Now that the weather is changing, you might start thinking about new plants around the house. Mums and other fall flowers help beautify your home for a few months. But don’t sleep on other sections at the garden store. Edible plants are a great choice for fall, plus they might save you a few bucks at the grocery store.
Fall herbs and vegetables thrive in cool weather, so you don’t need to baby them as the temperatures drop. Edible plants are also an easy way to add interest thanks to their dramatic shapes and colors.
Rosemary is one of the best plants to add to your fall decorations. These herbs have fragrant, pine-shaped needles. You can often find small rosemary bushes trimmed to look like pine trees. If you add rosemary to your favorite fall dishes, it’s worth bringing home a live plant of your own.
Believe it or not, you can decorate with vegetables this time of year. Cold-weather plants like chard, cabbage, and kale grow well in the crisp air. Their dark purple and green leaves look striking, arranged in a potted plant by the front door. Your kids might even be willing to taste these vegetables after helping care for them.
Get Cozy With Your Fall Decor
Savoring the chilly weather is one of our favorite fall activities. Cozy season is an amazing time of year! There’s something unbeatable about cuddling your family on the season’s first cold nights. Get your living room ready for snuggles. Fall is the time to bring out all your favorite blankets and throw pillows.
Blankets in fall-friendly colors are the obvious choice for decorating, but they aren’t your only option. Snuggly fleece, warm wool, and soft knits will help your family feel comfortable all season long. Store unused blankets in a basket under the coffee table or beside the couch to keep them out of the way. Keep blankets with fall hues on the couch to encourage people to use them first.
Showcase Your Own Art
The best fall décor ideas don’t always come from YouTube or Hobby Lobby. Instead, try making art as a family. Ask your children to make fall-themed paintings or drawings to use as decorations. Get the whole family involved in the artistic process if you have time. Older kids can also make art as a self-guided activity.
Once everyone is proud of their finished product, it’s time to show off these seasonal creations. Try framing a few pieces to style on the coffee table or hang on the walls. Your kids will love seeing their work displayed like this. Of course, there’s also nothing wrong with hanging pieces on the fridge! Your family’s unique personality will shine through either way.
Enjoy Your Season With Easy Fall Decor
Fall is a special time of year that’s worth celebrating. Autumn decorations add festive fun to your home and help make memories for your children. But this decor should be fun for mom, too. You shouldn’t need to stress out over decorating your home. Try these easy fall decorations to streamline your celebrations. We hope these autumn decor ideas help you make the most of the season.
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