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Fall Decor: Simple Ideas to Decorate Your Home for the Season

If there was ever a time to spice up your home décor, fall is definitely it. No big budget is needed to create a welcoming autumn retreat because fall décor ideas for your home are literally all around you. Before taking a trip to the local craft store, take a trip around your yard and outdoor buildings to find the unique items that will make your fall decorating special. Check out these simple ways to warm up your home with fall decor.

Get Centered

Cooler weather often brings everyone indoors and around the dinner table again. A beautiful centerpiece is one of the best fall décor ideas because it’s something everyone can enjoy every day. Build a bouquet with dried grasses and colorful twigs from the garden, fill a special dish with acorns, nestle in a candle or two and you’ve got a fantastic fall centerpiece that will make every meal feel like an occasion. For something totally casual, place a selection of different-sized pumpkins on a burlap runner or fill an over-sized wooden bowl with brilliant autumn leaves. One great thing about using found objects for centerpieces is that you can easily change your table-scape as new treasures are collected.

Tin Is In

Galvanized tin buckets, plates and trays have been one of the biggest décor trends in recent years. Even if they don’t fit into your usual style, these vintage or faux-vintage items are perfect for fall decorating. Scour your cupboards for old tin pie plates and look in the backyard shed for anything galvanized. Fill them with dried flowers, ornamental gourds, mini-pumpkins or a collection of colorful leaves for a quick seasonal accent to any room.

Using Candles

Use candles as center pieces, on the fireplace mantel and all over the home. Put candles in a tray and surround them with pumpkins, gourds, nuts or other craft picks. Scented candles are always a nice way to create the warm vibe you are looking for, and they can fill your home with a memory-inducing aroma, such as candles scented like fresh-baked cookies or spiced apple cider. Potpourri can also be a great way to bring in the fall scents, and place them in pretty fall colored dishes makes an impact visually as well.

The Fireplace

Decorate the fireplace mantel with all things fall. Use a fall garland or scatter pumpkins and gourds. Add candles at varying heights, fall pressed leaves in frames and/or branches in vases for a festive fall fireplace.

Blankets and Pillows

Add heavier blankets to your family room and bedroom. Blankets with plaid patterns or more texture look cozy on the couch and bed. They will also keep you warm during chilly fall weather.

Changing your usual throws and accent pillows for autumn-themed accessories adds instant fall appeal to your home. Pillows in shades of red and orange are awesome if you like a fun, casual style, but it’s not necessary to go full-on fall if you prefer something more subtle. Stay within your current color and decorating scheme, but incorporate soft, nubby textures and traditional fall patterns like plaid or cable knit to emphasize the theme.

If you really want to go the extra mile, you can also get an area rug that ties all of these gorgeous autumn colors together.

Bring On the Slipcovers

Slipcovers are a great way to kill two birds with one stone: You can change up your color scheme to be more fall appropriate and you can protect your expensive furniture from getting ruined by your rambunctious family. It is very easy to find generic slipcovers that can fit over most dining room chairs and living room upholstery items. Look for neutral colors so that they are easier to coordinate with, and aim for thicker fabrics, like velvet or canvas, to help with your warm and welcoming ambiance.

Hot Beverage Station

Nothing warms you up better than a nice hot beverage. Make up a small station station on your kitchen counter, bar cart or console table with your hot beverage appliance, mugs and a basket of your favorite teas, hot chocolate, assorted coffees and fixings.

Pump Up the Porch Decor

Create a welcoming front porch with fall decor. A fall wreath on the front door is always festive. Make a pumpkin topiary out of real or craft pumpkins to place in planters. Mums add beautiful fall color to your porch. Using small bales of hay will add a layer of different heights for your decor and visual interest to your porch.

Spruce Up the Entryway

Like the porch, the entryway is one part of your home that every guest is going to see. Create a cozy space that will give your friends and family the right first impression. You can choose to put a console table at the entry, and accent it with a large vase of sunflowers and a dark-wood framed mirror. Another option is to create a small sitting area using an end table and two occasional chairs in a neutral plaid or hounds tooth fabric.

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