Simple, Understated Fall Décor Inspiration for Your Home
October 21, 2021

Simple, Understated Fall Décor Inspiration for Your Home

Fall is officially here, and what better way to enjoy the season than by bringing it into your home? From pumpkins to candles, adding a bit of fall flare to your living space can set the mood and prepare you for the cozy days ahead. Although deep reds, oranges and yellows are common, there are also plenty of designs that incorporate muted hues and take inspiration from nature in the form of dried botanicals, leaves and natural textures. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a fall look — there are plenty of design ideas utilizing simple, inexpensive items. Following are some of our favorites.


Start at the Front Porch

Photo courtesy Design Improvised

You’ll make a great first impression by adding some fall décor to the front of your home. You can make an easy autumn wreath bit of burlap and some leaves, then add hay bales and pumpkins for a farm-inspired stoop. Autumn-hued lanterns and outdoor pillows tie it all together. Check out Design Improvised for more ideas!


Create Simple Fall Vignettes

Photo courtesy The Inspired Hive

Decorating your home for fall doesn’t have to be complicated. Piecing together simple vignettes is a quick, easy and impressive way to bring the season in. If you’re unfamiliar, a vignette is a small, curated collection of displayed objects, like candles, books, paintings, bowls or even pumpkins, similar to what they’ve done at The Inspired Hive.


Decorate on the Down-Low

Photo courtesy Thrifty Decor Chick

Sure, bright orange pumpkins and yellow sunflowers are cute, but sometimes you want to decorate for fall without screaming “FALL!” Thrifty Décor Chick has some great tips to do just that, such as incorporating natural textures like rattan, wood and dried botanicals, and using warm metals like brass and gold.


Give Your Mantel Some Attention

Photo courtesy Dwell Beautiful

Fireplaces are often the focal point of the home, so mantels are a natural place to show some fall love. Best of all, it doesn’t require too much effort. Dwell Beautiful uses a few whimsical objects d’art (an owl and a hedgehog planter, for example), alongside natural elements like leaves and pumpkins for pops of orange.


Try a Subtle, Natural Color Scheme

Photo courtesy The Turquoise Home

Everyone loves reds, oranges and yellows in the fall. But who says all of your décor has to follow a certain color scheme? You can also do a subtle fall theme with muted shades of green, blue and gray, plus natural elements like leaves and wheat stalks. See more ideas at The Turquoise Home.


Make Upcycled Pumpkins

Photo courtesy Sadie Seasongoods

You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to showcase amazing fall décor in your home — you just have to use a little creativity. Sadie Seasongoods has an entire post about upcycled pumpkin décor, using everything from egg baskets to embroidery hoops. The results are seasonal, unique conversation pieces for your home!


Set a Neutral Fall Table

Photo courtesy Our Handcrafted Life

Hosting a casual dinner or just want to add some seasonal touches to your dining room? Consider a neutral tablescape courtesy of Our Handcrafted Life. Skip the bright colors and instead take in other seasonal hues by adding brass candleholders, white pumpkins and faux eucalyptus. This toned-down look creates mellow vibes throughout the season.


Experiment With Colors

Photo courtesy At Home With Ashley

Sure, earth tones are a natural pick for fall décor. Buy if you prefer a little color in your life, why not incorporate it into you fall design scheme? At Home With Ashley features pumpkins in pastel hues, coordinated to match items on a bedroom bookshelf. It’s not a traditional design palette, but it still wows!


Arrange Fall Flowers

Photo courtesy Homey Oh My

Decorating your home with flowers is usually considered a spring or summer trend. But there are plenty of varieties that bloom in the fall, so you can add a pop of color to your home throughout the season! Homey Oh My mixes mums, protea, celosia and others in a warm brass pitcher to create fresh, seasonal bouquets.


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Elizabeth Penney

Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.