Rustic Fall Decorating Ideas
Welcome fall’s arrival by displaying colorful arrays of wreaths, garlands and potted foliage. The first step in creating a stunning holiday home is to choose a color palette. Traditional fall colors range from greens to reds, yellows and oranges. The autumnal palette is warm, earthy and inviting. These earth tone hues are naturally inviting, and layering on a fall-inspired color story will make your home feel warm and welcoming. Rich and vibrant colors such as amber, ocher, and russet are evocative of gorgeous fall foliage, while wood and ceramic décor add perfectly imperfect beauty that echoes the glorious shades of the season.
One of the simplest ways to transition into the new season is to update your tabletop by adding punches of red, orange, yellow and brown to the table. This can easily be done by adding colorful floral arrangements and switching out the placemats, napkins and table runners. Festive centerpieces with lanterns, decorative pumpkins, glowing candles and gourds add warmth.
Your entryway is another wonderful place to decorate for fall as it makes a grand first impression. Start by adding a rustic fall wreath or swag to the door and embellish the look by draping garland over the door frame. To build up texture, layer multiple leaf garlands in contrasting shapes and colors and wrap them around your doorway. You could also swag them across an awning or porch overhang to create dimension. Planters with fall foliage can be enhanced with wheat, pumpkins, sunflowers and gourds. The addition of exterior lights and LED candles create a warm, welcoming glow.
Outdoor seating areas can become even cozier with pillows and throws in the glorious shades of autumn. Mix and match throw blankets and pillows in bold shades of red, orange, and yellow, or subtle hues of wheat and ochre. Choose thicker fabrics like chunky knit, wool, fleece, or cashmere. The key is to layer varying textures with seasonal hues that match your fall color palette. For a thoughtful touch, set up a basket of blankets to keep everyone warm on those chilly autumn nights.
Add for a rustic fall look – bring the outdoors in with natural wood, tree branches, log, dried botanicals, stems, and natural stone that all work together to create a home for the holidays. Thick woven baskets in jute or rattan fibers add space to store extra blankets and add an earthy and organic feel. Stone décor, such as granite coasters, bookends, and serving-trays warm up the living room.
Pumpkins and gourds signify the arrival of autumn. Be sure to pick various sizes and textures to add interest and contrast.
As autumn rolls through, your home becomes a busy, happy center for all things fall. Enjoy this special time leading up to the holidays.