fall decor bouquet and mini pumpkins
In: Style + Decorate, Style Tips

As soon as the weather turns crisp, we’re ready to pull out our autumn decor. Our philosophy: One can never be too cozy, or have too many pumpkins, come fall. 

Think you’re not into fall decor? While you might not be grabbing an armful of gourds at the farmer’s market, you’ve likely admired all the gorgeous fall foliage available at the florist. 

Fall decor can get kitschy, so we’re zeroing in on more pared-back modern ideas to make your home feel warm and inviting. From curb appeal to tablescapes, we’ve rounded up our favourite fall decor ideas which bring the outdoors into the home, combined with soft textures for that cozy factor.

fall mantel with small squashes
Source: At Home in Love

For the minimalists out there, we have a few fall decor ideas for you too—because a porch full of mums and pumpkins isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Scroll ahead to get inspired!

Fall Palette

fall decor ideas: colour palette
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Start your decor planning by choosing a couple of colours that work with the neutrals in your home. Right now we’re into warmer colours that are inspired by nature like camel, paprika, cinnamon, amber, mustard, ginger, bronze, and wheat. 

fall decor colour idea
Source: Simons Home
fall decor ideas living room colour
Source: White Picket Farmhouse

You might prefer softer greens like moss and sage with greys; or deep purples like aubergine and plum with dark green. If you’re struggling to mesh fall decor with your current space, just stick with the basics like simple greenery or neutral grasses, which will help elevate any space..

fall decor green colours
Source: Scout & Nimble

Pumpkin’s Cousins 

fall heirloom pumpkins
Source: 30s Magazine

We have a confession to make. While we love the traditional orange pumpkin on display for the sake of the littles in our lives, we’re finding that we’re drawn to its more uncommon cousins like heirloom pumpkins and winter squashes. These alternatives to traditional pumpkins can be pastel-coloured, striped, speckled, and come in an awe-inspiring range of shapes.

pumpkins stacked in fireplace
Source: Sarah Tucker via Decor Lovin

Layer or stack an assortment of squashes for an eye-catching fall display. Kabocha, Carnival, Buttercup, and Hubbard are nice alternatives—but there are so many more. 

fall decor in kitchen
Source: Le Clair Decor

If you’re short on time to seek out interesting squashes, there’s always fall fruit to fall back on: apples, pears, and pomegranates on a rustic platter or bowl. Nuts in shells work well too, like hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, and pecans.

fall fruit in bowl with candles
Source: Amber Lewis for Anthropologie

Curb Appeal

fall decor curb appeal
Source: Waverly Girl

This is where decision paralysis can set in. Do you cover the front steps with pumpkins and re-do the planters with purple fountain grass and Chrysanthemums, or keep it chic with only a  few squashes? 

simple fall curb appeal
Source: The Faux Martha

Either way, the most appealing modern looks layer decor at different levels – such as on the door, beside the door, down the steps – in a cohesive palette.

fall curb appeal with pumpkins
Source: A Beautiful Mess


fall decor ideas at front door
Source: Centsational Girl

Fall Wreaths

fall harvest wreath
Source: Lydia Millen via Harper’s Bazaar

A stunning fall wreath can be admired anywhere in your home—not just on the front door. We’ve seen them in the entryway, above the fireplace, in the bedroom, and in the kitchen.

fall decor in entryway
Source: CB2

Beautiful wreath materials include feathers, eucalyptus, and dried grasses. Or mix materials and textures. We love the fact that these can be used year after year.

fall wreath with eucalyptus
Source: Crate & Barrel – Rust Eucalyptus Wreath

Living Room Coziness

fall living room decor ideas
Source: Anita Yakota

A living room with a fireplace is one of our favourite places come fall; and an easy spot to decorate, starting with simple, sculptural branches on the mantel or the hearth.

simple fall decor for mantel
Source: The Ginger Home
fall decor ideas for living room
Source: Better Homes and Garden

Gather firewood (even if you can’t burn it), your squashes, stone vases with fall foliage, and then turn up the cozy: Add a woven basket overflowing with thick blankets and swap out your cushion covers for softer, textured fabrics like velvet, boucle, and nubby wovens. 

fall decor around fireplace
Source: Michelle Janeen via Decor Lovin

Create layers of lighting with candles, table lamps, and floor lamps for ambience. And hopefully a fire! A faux fur rug or sheepskins draped over the furniture not only feels cozy but also looks luxe.

minimalist fall decor ideas
Source: Cherished Bliss

Tablescape Textures

fall tablescape idea
Source: Crate & Barrel

A lovely tablescape is one of our favourite ways to decorate for each new season. This fall, we’re creating a textured tablescape with a woven table runner in autumnal tones, warm woods, rustic ceramics, dried foliage, a collection of candles, and some touches of gold.

fall decor table setting
Source: Simons – Heirloom Weave Table Runner

An easy fall decor idea includes Eucalyptus interwoven with fairy lights or apples, plus candlesticks. 

fall decor idea centrepiece
Source: Kim Powers Style

An uncomplicated modern look is this plaid tablecloth, amber glassware, and a single sculptural jug with grasses.

modern fall decor dining table
Source: Zara Home

Fall Vignettes

fall entryway decor
Source: Carpendaughter

For other spots around the home like the entryway or family room, we might toss a chunky warm blanket over a bench or sofa, pile up the textured pillows, and add natural elements such as the dried grasses that we’re currently obsessed with.

fall decor in family room
Source: Le Clair Decor via LD Shoppe

In other rooms, we’ll create a leafy vignette with an oversized vessel like a demijohn or glass jug. 

fall decor in kitchen
Source: So Much Better With Age

We’ll mix seasonal shapes, colors, and textures to create visual interest and dimension. To save time, you might want to invest in decorative elements that you can reuse each year, like these cute wool pumpkins from Le Clair Decor (LD Shoppe). Add to cart!

felt pumpkins fall decor
Source: LD Shoppe by Le Clair Decor

Fall Arrangements

fall dried foliage in vases
Source: Frenchy Fancy

Speaking of vignettes, we LOVE the wide variety of fall foliage that’s in play right now. Fresh or dried, simple or complicated, traditional or trending, there are so many options to choose from. 

fresh fall flower bouquet
Source: Old Brand New
dried fall flowers in glass vase
Source: Recycled glass vase – Zara Home

Currently popular pampas grass elevates any room in natural style. Other dried stems like willows, reeds, bunny tail grasses, thistle, and wheat also look stunning in vases. Both alone or in statement-making multiples. 

fall grasses in vase
Source: Lydia Millen via Harper’s Bazaar

Dried flowers are wonderful because, with care, they can last forever. Some branches such as eucalyptus or flowering plants like protea, can be bought fresh and then kept when dried. Or you can buy high-quality artificial versions which look remarkably real but are less fragile and easier to care for.

fall dried grasses in vases
Source: This Minimal House

For more fall decor ideas and sources, see our Pinterest board. Happy decorating—here’s to a warm and cozy fall!