Cooler weather is in the air! That’s right, it’s the time of the year of pumpkin spice lattés, Halloween decorations, relaxing by the fireplace, wearing warmer clothes, and seeing the trees change color. Even though the leaves don’t change color in Austin, that shouldn’t stop you from getting into the fall spirit! Check out our list of fall home decoration trends and turn your home into a fall oasis or a spooky home!
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Crisp fall weather with hot chocolate, coffee, or tea is a match made in outdoor entertaining! Buy or refurbish an indoor furniture piece and bring it outside to your deck or patio. Pair it with comfortable decor like pillows or an outdoor rug. Like entertaining outside? Stock the bar with an assortment of fall flavorings and toppings so that your Halloween or Thanksgiving guests can help themselves to a drink of their choice!
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Who doesn’t love sitting in front of the fireplace on a cold fall day while drinking a cup of hot chocolate, a pumpkin spice latté or hot tea? Spice up your fireplace mantle with long wreaths of red, yellow, and orange leaves or laurel leaves and add small decorations like candle holders or pumpkins. Want to go even more extra? Find LED lights that are orange to brighten up your mantle even more and give your living room a spooky feel! Not a big fan of artificial light? Try finding an aged mirror with hints to brighten up your living room with reflected light!
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Fall is all about going to the farm and picking out your pumpkin! Why not bring the farm to your home with farmhouse decorations? Add a couple of baskets to a coffee table, kitchen table, or kitchen island with different kinds of squash and pumpkins. And who says they have to be orange or yellow? Get creative with different colored pumpkins such as green and blue! Wreaths are also seen a lot in farmhouse decor and as a Christmas decoration, but why not make a fall wreath with colorful leaves, pine cones, and different small pumpkins!
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Copper continues to be a popular metal during the fall because of its glowing material and because of its brown and orange hues, which perfectly reflect the colors of fall. You can find any decoration made in copper, from copper pumpkins to copper Moscow Mule mugs! Because of its shine, make sure not to use too much copper in your home. Otherwise, it’ll take away from other cute fall decorations in your home. Not only is there shiny copper, but there is also worn and aged copper. This can give your home more of a spooky and vintage look!
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Tired of seeing the same decorations on your front porch year-round? Get ready for fall by swapping out summer blooms or ferns for fall mums with grasses, hay, or sweet potato vines! Add touches or worn wood that can be used as a vase or table, and metals by finding candle holders to give your porch a warm feel. To top it all off, find a couple of outdoor rocking chairs so you can enjoy the cooler weather and say hi to your neighbors at a distance!
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Are you the one who likes to go all out with Halloween decorations? Turn your home into a haunted house by adding layers of multitude Halloween decor. Lighting can make your home go from bright to spooky! Try changing out your light bulbs with colored bulbs or buy strings of LED lights. Add dark decor throughout your home, like blankets, throw pillows, candle holders, etc. Get creative with your skeleton choices! Who said they always have to be human skeletons? Realy like pumpkins? Try finding pumpkins that double up as lights so you can display them all-around your home without them getting rotten from carving them too early before Halloween.
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Who said plaid was only for lumberjacks? Nowadays, you can find plaid on anything like pillows, blankets, table cloths, placemats, coffee mugs, and more! Why not use some of it, or all of it, to decorate your home? To really make the plaid stand out, make sure you balance it out with other toned fabrics and decor!
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Stroll down memory lane and display photos of your family’s past, spooky or happy! If you want to get even more creative with old photos, research your family tree and find old photos of your ancestors. Putting up these photos will give your home a spooky vibe and spark conversation with your guests! Make these photos stand out by choosing a rustic or worn picture frame to display the essence of the past.
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Turn every meal into a holiday with seasonal tableware! Deck out your dining table with warm shades of orange, red, and yellow paired with muted greens and copper metallic accents. Get creative with your table glasses and silverware. Who says you can’t go crazy with your wine glasses or silverware? Check out a vintage store to find unique pieces! Layer different sized plates in a stack, and underneath, add a simple table cloth and placemat to enhance your fun dishes! And let’s not forget about your centerpiece. Find a glass vase (so you can see through it to converse with others at the table), and add in your favorite fall flowers!
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Not afraid to change the color of your front door? A fresh coat of paint can work wonders, and it’s a relatively easy update! Swap out your door color for another hue when your tastes change or when a new season swings by. To really capture the fall feeling, choose muted greens or blues, or a beautiful shade of yellow, orange, and red! Are you more the bold type? Go with a seam foam green or turquoise! Want to take it further than just updating the color of your door? Try adding a hanging decoration that will welcome guests into your home.