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Adding a Touch of Fall to Your Home Decor

Updated on June 27, 2014

Fall, Autumn, Harvest Time Decor for the Home

Fall is a gorgeous time of year. It seems short, but you can still add a touch of fall to your home decor easily and inexpensively.

I love adding the autumnal colors to my decor in the fall. They bring warmth and depth to any room in the home. Leaves, gourds, pumpkins, wreaths, sunflowers, corn and signs are just a few of the items you can use to add to create a touch of Harvest Time to your home.

Below are some of the small decor touches my mom uses in her home come fall. Do you have a favorite?

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Welcome Fall Decor - Fall Home Decorations

24" Fall Welcome Wreath with mini pumpkins
24" Fall Welcome Wreath with mini pumpkins

Start at the front door or the foyer with this "Welcome" wreath. Hang it on the front door, in the entry way or anyplace your guests are sure to see it.

Welcome the season in style at right at the front door.


Acorn and Autumn Pip Berry Garland - Fall Home Decor

Falling Acorn & Autumn Pip Berry Decorative Garland- 5 Feet Long
Falling Acorn & Autumn Pip Berry Decorative Garland- 5 Feet Long

Pip berry garland is made of hand wrapped wire stems so you can arrange it virtually anyway you like! Very versatile. It's a fun and easy way to bring the harvest feel inside. Drape it over a door frame, a large mirror or on the mantel. Simple, elegant and very harvest festive!


Fall Garland around a Mirror - Simple

Fall Decor - Garland
Fall Decor - Garland

One of the very first thing mom likes to do is add some fall leaves garland to her hanging mirrors. It's quick, easy and definitely adds to the season.

Image: DecoratingforEvents - Mandee

Leaf, Berry and Acorn Garland - Fall Decorations

DAK 9' Autumn Blessings Maple Leaf, Berry and Acorn Artificial Thanksgiving Garland
DAK 9' Autumn Blessings Maple Leaf, Berry and Acorn Artificial Thanksgiving Garland

Maple leafs are gorgeous. Add to them acorns and berries and you have a beautiful autumn garland to use anywhere in your home. Try in down the middle of your dining table as a 3D runner!


What do you think of garland?

Do you use garland for seasons other than Christmas?

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Autumnal Colors

Traditional fall colors are from the warm side of the color wheel -- Reds/Oranges, Yellows/Golds, Browns/Tans. Warm metallics like gold, bronze and copper are also considered autumnal colors.

Fall Decorations on the Coffee Table

Fall Decorations
Fall Decorations

My mom's coffee table is very special to her. It's actually a kitchen table her parents had while she was growing up. As the years went by, my grandmother decided to cut down the pedestal and make it a coffee table they could enjoy instead.

My mom inherited this coffee table and loves to make small vignettes that reflects the current season. In the fall, she usually uses a small ceramic pumpkin, a metal pumpkin shape and then adds her favorite flip album of her grandkids.

Image: DecoratingforEvents - Mandee

Braided Placements - Fall Decor

Starry Night Braided Jute Placemats - Set of 4 - 13"x19"
Starry Night Braided Jute Placemats - Set of 4 - 13"x19"

This set of 4 placemats can be used for more than just at the table. They can act as a base for a small vignette on a table or shelving. The tans, black, sage and mustard yellow colors are the perfect complement to an orange pumpkin!


Folding Metal Pumpkin - Fall Decor

Harvest Time Metal 16 inch x 14 inch Folding Pumpkin
Harvest Time Metal 16 inch x 14 inch Folding Pumpkin

A metal pumpkin that folds almost flat for storage. Add a wreath and candle to the middle for a one look or change it up by placing a small potted plant like a mum in the center. Lots of opportunities with this one.


"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn."

~ Elizabeth Lawrence

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More Autumn Colors

In addition to those traditional autumn colors listed above, you can always add black.

Greens and blues work as well even though they are considered cool colors on the color wheel. Think of the sky and grass -- all those colors mix and give off an overall warm feel.

Fireplace Niche Fall Decorations

Fall Decorations
Fall Decorations

This is a little niche in mom's fireplace wall. It was the perfect spot to add another fall garland and some figurines. The pumpkins are cute and the little "thanks" metal sign in the middle reminds us to give thanks for all we have. I just love this little area!

Image: DecoratingforEvents - Mandee

Entry Table Harvest Decor

Fall Decorating
Fall Decorating

This owl is a favorite of mom's! Do you have a favorite fall themed item you can display? Add a few other items and create a grouping on a table, buffet, shelf, bookcase or mantel. It doesn't take much but you will enjoy how fall-festive your hose will look!

Image: DecoratingforEvents - Mandee

"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile."

~ William Cullen Bryant

Horn of Plenty for Harvest Season - Fall Decorating

DAK 20" Autumn Harvest Cornucopia with Gourds Thanksgiving Table Top Centerpiece
DAK 20" Autumn Harvest Cornucopia with Gourds Thanksgiving Table Top Centerpiece

Don't forget a centerpiece! You can place it on your dining table, entry table, mantel or coffee table in tribute to the fall season. This cornucopia is made of twig rattan and filled with gourds, berries, pumpkins and leaves.


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Do you add a touch of Fall to your home decor?

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      5 years ago

      Beautiful decor ideas and photos. I like to add a bit of warmth during this colorful season. Thanks for sharing. Take care :)

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      6 years ago

      I would!

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      6 years ago

      I think garlands are good decorations for all seasons...especially the fall.

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      6 years ago

      What lovely ideas you have showcased to add a touch of fall to our home decor!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I finally got my Halloween decorations up yesterday. I love the colors of fall.

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      6 years ago

      Those garlands looks great. Maybe I need to start adding them to my home. They do add some nice colour!!!

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I try to add a little something. You've given me some great idea for fall decor!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      Gorgeous decor! I do love fall!


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