Fall Decorating Ideas from Southern Living

 In All About Houses, House Design

With Fall right around the corner, it’s almost time to break out the autumnal decorations. Some design trends change, others stay the same but you can always count on our good friends over at Southern Living to guide us towards a stunning, Pinterest-worthy home. Read on to discover their recommendations for Fall decorating ideas!

Use Fall Foliage

Decorating with sticks and leaves that are turning is a simple and effective way to convey that cozy Fall feeling. Best of all: you can find these items for free in your own backyard! Granted, as leaves dry, they can become brittle and break, so if you want to preserve colors while also not making a mess for yourself, opt for artificial stems found at any major craft store that can be used every year.

Use Gourds

There’s no other time of year where pumpkins are readily accepted as the standard. September 1st rolls around and it’s pumpkin everything. Pumpkin desserts, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin candles… why not take that one step further and decorate with this popular gourd! We already use them for carving around Halloween, so just extend their uses! Add a pumpkin to each of your front steps, place small pumpkins on your mantle, or dress one up as a table centerpiece.

Use Warm Fabrics

The easiest way to change a room to match the season is to update your fabrics! Decorate with flannel or fleece throw blankets, change out the covers on your throw pillows, make a wreath for your front door out of burlap, or update your table settings to one that reflects the Fall fabric of your choice by making or finding fun placemats or a table runner. The possibilities are endless!

Southern Living developed a slideshow of more than 90 Fall decorating ideas. By visiting their website, you’ll find full instructions for each and every one! Carve out a pumpkin to make it a plant holder for your mums, craft an elaborate centerpiece out of Fall foliage, or utilize greenery and pinecones from your own yard to create a gorgeous front porch display. Check out all the ideas here and comment below with your favorite thing about Fall!

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