This will be our third fall season in this home. As we grow into the space and make it more and more ours, I keep thinking that there will come a time when decorating for each new season will be easy because I can just check out pictures from last year and repeat it. But with each year, I find myself wanting to display my favorite fall decor elements in a fresh new way. This year is no different. Come on in for a home tour to see what I’ve done differently this year and pick up some fall decorating ideas while you’re here.
While I change placement of several of my fall decor pieces each year, not much else has changed. I didn’t buy a single faux pumpkin this year. In fact, the only new things I’ve added are a few stems of faux eucalyptus leaves I picked up from Pottery Barn and two lanterns from Marshall’s. You’ll see both of those purchases as we make our way through each space.
Fall Decorating Ideas | Entryway
As soon as you enter our home, our fall decor is evident. I nestled a large faux white pumpkin along with some eucalyptus picks into a stack of olive buckets from Hobby Lobby and placed the vignette directly on the floor beside the cabinet in our entryway.
For my tastes, this vignette works so well because it gives guests a subtle reminder that fall is here without smacking them in the face with leaves and garlands. I lean towards understated, neutral decor and this is a great example of how beautiful and simple that approach can be.
Fall Decorating Ideas | Dining Room
When we moved here, the one piece of furniture that was not negotiable for me was a chunky farmhouse dining table. I found the perfect one and had it custom made by a craftsman in Georgia. It’s eight feet long and it serves as a beautiful focal point in our dining room. Creating a seasonal centerpiece for this table is always the first place I start when I decorate for fall, Christmas, spring or summer.
I changed up the centerpiece for our dining table this year, but only slightly. In my fall home decor last year, I used a rustic wooden crate on this table. This year, I opted to add height with lanterns and candlesticks.
I picked up these rustic wooden lanterns at Marshall’s this year. They’re 18″ tall. I placed some candles inside of them and then tucked (you guessed it) eucalyptus sprigs around the candles. Using neutral-colored faux pumpkins, I went up and out with the centerpiece, lying some pumpkins on their sides and placing others on candlesticks for height. My candlesticks came from Hobby Lobby, but these artisan ones on Amazon are also gorgeous. The entire centerpiece took about ten minutes to put together. Quick and easy decor is a good thing, right?
Our living room has a ceiling that’s open to the second floor of the house. The space is very open and very tall. It can be tricky to scale decor for such a huge room. Here’s how I tackled it this year.
Adding the two glass vases on our mantel and using the Pottery Barn eucalyptus leaves in them gave great height to the room. You’ll notice that the lines between the the corners of the mantel and the deer antlers form a triangle. Anytime I decorate this space I look to create a triangular shape for balance.
This is the only room in my house where you’ll find orange pumpkins. I found these ones at Walmart last year and I love that they’re really pale in color. The texture is great, too. They allow me to use traditional orange pumpkins in my neutral decorating.
The opposite wall in my great room features a console table and this oversized wall clock. I love the contrast and chunky numbers on the clock. I carried the black and white color scheme through to the items on the table. You’ll notice that here, too, I’ve created structure and balance by decorating in a triangular shape.
Fall Decorating Ideas | Family Room
We have a family room, or den located just off the kitchen. It’s probably one of the coziest rooms in our whole house. It’s a great spot to relax with a good book or snuggle in for a family movie night. In decorating this space for fall, I kept it super simple.
This rustic tray on the coffee table holds a few more white pumpkins, a pitcher with more eucalyptus sprigs and some faux green hydrangeas. I also threw in this rustic frame with an owl print.
Fall Decorating Ideas | Breakfast Nook
Once upon a time we had four kids living at home. Now that two of those kids have grown and gone, we make use of a much smaller dining table most of the time. Unless there is a special occasion, all of our meals are consumed here. In past seasonal home tours, I’ve faked it by setting this table with fancy napkins and place settings. This year, I’m keeping it real and showing you how this space looks 99% of the time.
We leave these gray, ribbed place mats on the table all of the time. It helps contain kid crumbs so that we don’t have to wear down the finish on this tabletop by wiping it as often. Instead, we just toss the place mats into the washer. There’s a great mom tip for you!
I decorated the buffet with some rustic cutting boards all gathered together in the wooden crate that I used on my formal dining table last fall. Black candlesticks give height to more faux pumpkins and the faux miniature tree on the opposite end adds balance. If you’ve got a keen eye, you’ll see that I used the triangle trick to style this space, too.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my fall home tour and that you’ve picked up a few fall decorating ideas as you’ve toured my home. I’d love to chat all things style with you in the comments if you’ve got questions!