This natural and simple fall home tour will tick all the boxes if you are looking for fall home decor ideas. Let’s start with some hallway fall decor and then grab a cup of tea in my cozy autumn living room.
Welcome to Songbird, I am so glad you are here to celebrate the start of my favorite decorating season with me. If you are visiting from Harbour Breeze Home nice to meet you. My home decorating blog buddies have put together a fall home tour today and we are all sharing how we are getting our homes ready for fall.
How to Decorate Your Home for Fall
Yes, I know, I am decorating for fall in august and that is early to start decorating for a new season. But I can’t help it, I love fall decorating, and here in the Netherlands fall weather can creep up on us fast, so it felt fitting.
I think the best time to start decorating for fall is right when the leaves outside start to color, the fall flowers are blooming and the days are starting to get shorter again. So the end of August is the perfect time to start adding fall touches to your home decor.
It is early in the season, so instead of going all out with oodles of pumpkins and gourds, scattering pinecones and acorns everywhere, and bringing out the thick blankets and the mugs of hot cider, I instead opted for a lighter look.
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How to transition my home from summer to fall decor
This fall home decor tour is all about transitioning from summer into fall decorating. I cleared out the most explicit summer decorations and created space for subtle fall design elements. I made my color scheme a bit moodier and added in some darker tones and I swapped some patterns from stripes and polka dots to faux fur and warm wool.
Keeping my autumn decor light and breezy while at the same time, welcoming in the new season. This way, my fall home decor will work with both flip flops and boots, it will fit sunglasses as well as scarves, and be the perfect ambiance for enjoying either margaritas or hot cocoa. As the fall season continues I will keep adding more explicit fall decor to my home.
But right now, while still enjoying the last summer days, this transitional fall decor feels just right. I hope you will enjoy it too.
UPDATE: I added a bit more fall decor later in the season. By creating a little pumpkin wall art gallery I decorated a bit of leftover wall between my kitchen and living room.
Natural fall decor
I started my fall decorating in my tiny hallway. I added a bit of fall decor to the wall opposite my front door. It is the first thing you see when you enter my home. I love decorating that space. It gives an instant little wow factor when you come in.
I went for some DIY natural fall decor. The big focal point is my twig wreath that got a new autumn outfit. Twig wreaths are the easiest wreaths to personalize and decorate with. I love the natural look of the twigs, and its darker color fits perfectly with the change in season. Changing up my simple, bare twig wreath into this beautiful and colorful fall wreath only took about 15 minutes and two small bouquets of faux flowers.
There is no room in my hallway for a console table or a dresser. I can only fit in a very narrow little bench, so I simply treated that as a little side table and added some nice fall decorations. Because the bench is very low, I had a little challenge on my hand. If I would hang the wreath at eye level (as you normally do) it would hang way too high above the bench and it would feel disconnected. But hanging the wreath at the right height in relation to the bench left way too much white space above it to look good. So I used a little trick. By hanging the wreath between the bench and a big natural branch I made the whole composition work. The branch hangs at eye level and fills up the empty space on the wall. The wreath is now perfectly positioned to work with the bench and is anchored in the space by the branch above it.
Both the branch and the pinecones are natural decorations that I gathered for free while hiking in nature. That’s the most wonderful thing about this season: decorating for fall on a tiny budget is easy because mother nature provides us with so many decorating props for free.
If you like these easy ideas for fall decorating you will love my 7 tips for creating a cozy fall bedroom too!
I also love mixing vintage fall decorations with new decor items. The fresh pinecones in the vintage French egg basket, and the antique breadboard that is accentuating a new and shiny ceramic pumpkin.
DIY fall decor with things around the house
Time to move along. Please come on in and let’s have a nice hot tea together in my fall living room.
Take a seat on my couch. Just move some pillows out of the way to sit comfortably. I hope you don’t mind the kitty, he is a nosy one that loves company and cuddles.
I started my fall living room decorating by changing out the pillow covers to add in texture and some natural colors. The faux fur pillows have been with me a long time and I haven’t used them in ages. I felt like bringing them out now.
On the side tables, I made the simplest of little fall arrangements. No intricate fall centerpieces yet. Just a tray with some pinecones, small faux pumpkins, and some antlers on one side. And a place for some candles and fall flowers on the other. These were all things that I had around the house anyway. We are slowly transitioning into fall after all, keeping it light and easy is the way to go.
A small stash of fall decorations like that can be used over and over for years on end. They add just the right amount of subtle nudges to fall without demanding too much attention.
On the coffee table, I added some more simple and easy fall decor. A little tray with a loose collection of decorative items is another little decorating staple I always use. Add a focal point in the form of a flower bouquet, or a large candle, fill it up with a mixture of faux greenery, pumpkins and pinecones, and whatever else you have lying around that looks good, and voila! you have an instant centerpiece that can be changed up as the mood strikes you.
White fall decor
Fall may be about the browns and the oranges, but I can’t help it, I love me some white. White is my favorite decorating color by far, and white fall decorations are no exception to that rule. So you can imagine how happy I was when I found this off-white pampas grass at the dollar store. I thought it was perfect! I combined it with some faux seed pods from the money plant and I had some instant white fall decor. I think it combines perfectly with my bohemian style DIY wall hanging.
Later in the season I can go hunt for some white pumpkins (there are no pumpkins on sale here yet), white mums and maybe paint a pinecone or two white, to add to my white home fall decor. But for now, this little arrangement of off-white grass and seed pods is the perfect reminder that the season is about to change and that autumn is just around the corner.
So let’s get ready for the fall season, while we still celebrate the last of summer. I am sure there is lots more inspiration for fall decorating when you visit Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea for her Fall Home Tour.
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More Fall Decorating Ideas
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