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Autumn is, without question, one of the most beautiful times of year. The natural changes and vibrant colours create a rich palate of breathtaking art scapes in and around the city.  It is no wonder then, that many homeowners want to embrace the glorious seasonal changes by incorporating fall decorating ideas into their home’s style.

As the temperatures cool, and the holiday dates quickly approach, people are starting to plan their family gatherings, dinner parties, and other annual celebrations. Decorating your home with fall specific decorations to the interior and exterior of your home will create a naturally warm and inviting place for your family and friends to gather.  

Today, there are countless man-made and natural autumn decoration products available to help you create your own personalized look in and around your home. Whether you are enhancing the exterior of your place or brightening up the interior, there are plenty of choices to suit everyone’s taste and theme. Whether you are a first time homebuyer or are a seasoned owner looking for fresh fall decorating ideas, these top trends will help you give your areas a touch of the season’s natural beauty.

Exterior Your Home

Creating a visually attractive exterior should be one of the initial places you focus on in your home fall décor ideas. The front entranceway is the first area people will see when passing by your property so it is only natural that you will want to create an area that is eye catching. There are many ways you can do that.

Planters and Hanging plants

Planters are often used in the summer to add colour and foliage to your house’s walkways and stairs. Changing the plant holders and foliage from summer to autumn focused decorations will quickly transform your area to a more festive space. Seasonal plants are not only beautiful, but they are also very hardy and can withstand the cooler temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns that is common at this time of year.

Hanging plants add a natural seasonal beauty to the upper areas of your home. While many people associate the hangers with indoor or outer summertime use only, they are also great for autumn specific flowers as well. Simply remove the dying summer foliage and replace them with vibrant and healthy fall annuals.

Hang a Wreath

Fall decorating tips - hang a wreath

Wreaths are excellent door accessories that can be hung on the inside or outside of your door. There are plenty of options available to choose from. You can pick a premade design from your local retail outlet or, if you are a crafty person, you can create your own one-of-a-kind DIY fall décor wreath using a premade wreath ring as your base. Add artificial fall hued foliage, berries, miniature pumpkins, cornucopias, ribbon, and wooden letters or numbers to create a stunning autumn decoration for your doorway.

Door Mats

Door mats are not only stylish, but functional as well. They add a festive and fun touch to your home’s entrance area while helping keep your floors and interior areas clean. There are plenty holiday specific patterns and colour choices to choose from that will fit perfectly with your inside and outside décor schemes. The enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer can also make their own gorgeous home fall décor mat using old clothing, linens, and other recycled materials.

Outdoor Furniture Cushions and Covers

If you still have your outdoor patio furniture out and ready to use, exchange the summer styled cushions for ones that have fall colours or patterns. Changing the fabric to a more autumn focused look will give your porch or back yard a cozy, warm, seasonal tone that will blend naturally with the rest of your landscape.

Pumpkins and Gourds

Fall decorating tips - pumpkins and gourds

Pumpkins and gourds are the ultimate crop symbol of autumn. By adding real pumpkins and gourds to your stairs or doorway, you will give the area an authentic festive charm that is both natural and beautiful. Head out to your local market or pumpkin patch with loved ones and spend the day choosing different sized pumpkins to set on your outer area. Pumpkins and gourds can be set up up on your steps, deck, porch or doorway for a simple and cost-effective autumn decoration.

Home Interior

Once the outside is done, it is time to work on the interior of your home. Adding fall decorating ideas in areas where your guests will gather creates a festive and welcoming look to your place.  There are many things you can do to brighten your areas without adding a lot of clutter or extra stuff to your living areas.

Statues and Other Accessories

Fall focused statues and other accessories are great additions to common areas like forays and empty corner spaces in rooms where people will gather. They are great ornamental pieces that can be used to fill open spaces with seasonal displays without adding extra clutter to your place.  Choose festive, autumn decorations that match your taste and personality.  

Table Settings

Adding rich, seasonal specific runners and place mats to your dining area will quickly give your dining room a cozy, fall inspired look while accentuating the rest of the furnishings. Finish the look by including autumn themed or leafy designed dinner ware to your area to complete your home fall decor.

Center pieces and Garlands

Fall decorating ideas - centerpieces and garlands

Seasonal centerpieces add a finishing touch to barren table surfaces. A platter of small pumpkins and gourds surrounding a scented candle, a bouquet of orange, yellow, and red flowers, or a cornucopia of gourds make great display pieces for your table tops.

If you do not want to add a centrepiece to your tables, leaf garlands can help fill in those empty spaces while adding a festive look to your area. Autumn inspired ribbons have become increasingly popular accessories for fall home décor options. Not only are they visually appealing, but they are a simple yet highly effective way to fill in those empty spaces. They can be hung in rows down curtain rods and chandeliers or used to add a festive touch to stairways and bannisters.

Throws, and Accent Pillows

You can easily give your living areas a more festive look by placing seasonally themed throws, and accent pillows with autumn related images onto your furnishings. This year, plaid continues to be a popular fall inspired pattern. Adding seasonal blankets and decorative pillows to your furniture is a stylish and functional way to bring the warm colours of fall into your living space. 

Store or Homemade Ornaments

fall decorating tips - ornaments

Perfect for those small, hard-to-fill areas, store bought or homemade ornaments add a seasonal finishing touch to areas where guests will be mingling. Ornamental pieces can be as large or small as you want. They can be elegant or humorous and can match your personality and individual décor tastes.

Autumn is a beautiful time of year filled with the rich colours or changing foliage and crops ready to be reaped. Now that the new season is here, it is time to decorate the interior and exterior of your home in preparation for the upcoming celebrations and gatherings. From simple to elegant, traditional to contemporary, you have plenty of options and home fall décor ideas to choose from when adding home fall décor to your space.