Monday, October 12, 2020

List: Top ten favorite fall decor items for the interior of your home.

With the change of seasons comes the change of home decor plus a deep clean.  For the first day of Fall, we put away our glistening mosaics and pops of teal.  We replaced them with golden hues and subtle indications of harvest.  While we'll put out a darker piece or two as a nod to Halloween, our goal here is to decorate for Autumn.  With a similar mindset, you can easily create a festive space that looks like an Autumn wonderland.  In this post, I'll share with you my favorite tips and tricks for this seasonal decor swap.

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10 Fall decor ideas to transform your home for the season.

1.  Lanterns with Seasonal Fillers
One of our favorite pieces of decor that's become a staple in our home no matter what season are our two lanterns.  They're tall, off white, with four see through walls.  To transform them into Fall decor, we fill them with glass balls, artificial succulents, and gorgeous porporri balls made to look like Fall foliage.

2.  Decorative Golden Pumpkin Fillers
I have a supply of golden decorative styrofoam pumpkins in the attic that I take down every season.  I use them to fill the bowl on the coffee table, as a pop of color in the curio cabinets, and as a finishing touch to our cornucopia.  This simple idea sticks with the Fall team and the golden hues.  It also helps to tie together multiple pieces since they are scattered throughout the home.

3.  Glass pumpkin with Lid Filled with Candy Corn
Our glass pumpkin jar may look plain and boring, but once it's filled with candy corn, it turns a beautiful shade of orange and is quickly eaten by the kiddies!  For the Month of October, give a nod to Halloween with slipping some fake spiders in there that visitors can peep through the glass.

4.  Seasonal Dish Towels
With the change of season comes the change of our dish towels.  To go with our Fall decor, I have a show dish towel draped along the handle of our oven.  Additionally, we have solid colored dish towels that we actually use draped on a handle next to the sink.

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5.  Display a Seasonal Cookie Jar
In the center of my long kitchen counter is always a beautiful cookie jar filled to the brim with the best candy!  Autumn is no exception.  I carefully pack away my regular cookie jar and put out a tasteful one in the shape of a pumpkin.  It's a simple swap, but the perfect piece of Fall decor to give the kitchen a mini makeover!

6.  Golden Sign For Centerpiece of Mantle
As part of our Fall decor, we swap our regular centerpiece for a wooden sign with gold writing that reads "Blessed" in script.  It's a beautiful piece and appropriately rustic for the Autumn season.  I also feel that the message is a simple nod to Thanksgiving.

7.  Fall Themed Lumbar Pillow
Another piece of decor that gets swapped for something seasonal is the lumbar pillow that I have displayed on the center of a decorative bench.  To go with our Fall decor, our regular lumbar pillow is replaced with a rustic looking one that reads "Grateful" in a golden colored script.

8.  Fill Vases with Artificial Fall Colored Leaves on Stems
Every Autumn I pack away my artificial flowers and refill my vase with artificial leaves with stems.  These leaves are gorgeous fall colors with hints of gold to match the rest of our Fall decor.  This simple swap transforms any vase so that it looks like it was made specifically to go with your Fall decor!

9  Display Ceramic Pieces that are Fall Themed
No interior Fall decor would be complete without a few festive ceramic pieces thrown in, tastefully, please.  My favorite place to display these pieces are on our fireplace mantle.  We have several blown glass pumpkins that match everything perfectly.  Additionally, we have our gold colored ceramic turkey and a ceramic pick up truck carrying an Autumn harvest displayed on our mantle.  These pieces are the most fun and the most unique to the season!

10.  A Cornucopia Filled with Gourds
It's tradition to display a cornucopia as part of your Fall decor.  You can choose to display a cornucopia that's filled with fake, ceramic gourds or you can choose a gorgeous one that's empty and fill it yourself.  We go with the latter.  We have a traditional Lenox cornucopia that I absolutely adore!  We fill it with dried gourds that I bought in bulk years ago.  The extra gourds are scattered throughout my home and used to fill other places such as candy dishes.

 We have learned over the years to use decorative items that can be transformed throughout the seasons like our lanterns, vases, and lumbar pillows.  This allows us to simply swap out items instead of rearranging everything.  Additionally, we learned to have recurring themes.  To simply say "Fall decor" is not enough.  We go with golden, harvest themed Fall decor which helps to make all rooms flow nicely.  This is especially important in homes like ours with an open floor plan.

No matter what you do, have fun with it and HAPPY DECORATING!

What is your favorite Fall decor?


  1. That is a gorgeous cookie jar, I do ever so love me anything pumpkin shaped! I have a few Autumn/Halloween towels that I got from my friend Annzie from Indiana, I should probably take them out now. In other news, we've turned on the heating today, it is very cold and rainy here we expect just 7*C tonight.

    1. I get way too excited to swap my cookie jars. My husband got a new TV that he hung about the mantle which ruined typical set up because the pieces are too tall and block the TV. Now I have to figure out a new way to arrange things. We still have the AC on over here! Been around 70 degrees.

  2. I like buying the small gourds every year because they are all unique. I put them in a large ceramic ‘fall’ themed bowl. I also have fall leaf garland that I stretch across a long table and put fall pictures in frames of our family (Halloween costumes and standing next to scarecrows, etc). I enjoyed clicking on your ideas.

    1. I love the frame idea! I have two frames on my mantle. Maybe I should swap out the photos for seasonal shots. :)

  3. I hope you enjoy your trip. I have a glass pumpkin-shaped jar that's perfect for candy corn, candy pumpkins, all things candy.


    1. We have the same, until the kiddies raid the jar! Lol

  4. I love decorating for fall. Warm tones are so cozy and I love to have them all over the house. Right now I only have Halloween decor, but for most of November it will be golds and oranges and deep greens, leaves and acorns and fall scented candles. I can't wait!

    I also took a scenic trip to Northern MI this weekend to check out the color changes for autumn and am just now catching up on my blog visits.

    1. The only Halloween decoration I have is a little vampire pig. Everything else is Fall themed because I’m too lazy to do it twice in one season!! Just read about your trip. I hope you called to complain. Ugh, cleanliness is so important. I don’t do bad reviews, but that stay may warrant a warning to others!

    2. A vampire pig sounds so fun! I didn't call to complain. I figured lesson learned about traveling during the busy season when we can't leave to a new, cleaner hotel because they are all booked in the area. I think we need to start traveling in the off season, at least until Covid settles down.

  5. That is a great tip indeed, as normal things can be swapped out for festive themed items of the same thing. I don't think I have seasonal anything though lol I think I could do dish towels though.


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