Pumpkin spice season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to put the umbrella on the table and get into fall decor mode. Here are 12 ideas you’ll want to steal immediately for your new home.
This year instead of carving, use acrylic paint and painter’s tape to create elegant two-toned painted pumpkins. For a midcentury modern look, go for metallic golds and silvers.
Branches add a sculptural elegance to any table setting and, best of all, there’s no arranging involved! Display a few crabapple branches in a vase (strip the leaves and leave the fruit for a clean look) or try fig or chestnut branches instead.
For a farmhouse look, display blooming orange marigolds on the front porch in mismatched dairy crocks. Pumpkins and gourds in matching colors are the ideal accent.
Drape a Tartan plaid blanket over your bed for an instant infusion of warmth. Choose a pattern with rich and warm red, orange and golden hues for maximum impact. You can also extend the fall décor onto the porch with a cozy throw on the porch swing! You’ll be snuggling under the stars well into the colder months.
You can never have too many pumpkins! Go for a maximalist harvest-themed wreath made of dried maize. This DIY door wreath can be made in just 30 minutes from start to finish. In addition, line the walkway to your front door with an assortment of pumpkins and gourds to welcome trick-or-treaters.
Dress up the inside of your home, too, with grapevine window wreaths decorated with crabapples or fall blooms.
Pumpkins get all the love in the fall months, but don’t forget about apples. Hollow out fresh-picked orchard apples and fill them with tea light candles to make these festive fall votives.
Add a touch of fall whimsy mixing leaves and fairy lights. You can also use up leftover fabric swatches in autumnal hues for this easy, no-sew garland. Get the free, downloadable template from Good Housekeeping!
Start with pumpkins and gourds in various colors, then weave in tall white candles and sprays of fall leaves for a glowingly gorgeous tablescape.
The best natural fall décor elements—pumpkins, fall leaves, mums and marigolds—are found in rich colors like orange, red and gold. Pair them with a neutral backdrop to avoid color overload.
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