Fall Decorating Ideas: How to Decorate Your Home for Fall

by Jane K on November 5, 2020

White Sofa with Autumn Throw Pillows

Home décor doesn’t have to be static! In fact, decorating for different seasons and holidays is a great way to keep your design fresh and your home festive. In today’s blog, the interior design experts at Star Furniture discuss how to decorate your home for fall using some of our all-time favorite fall decorating ideas.

Choose Fall Rugs for Every Room in the House

The right rug can be both functional and decorative. Because cooler weather means cooler floors, fall rugs are great for your comfort when walking across bare floors. They can anchor the room, protect wood floors, keep furniture from slipping, or divide large spaces. In addition to the practical functions, fall rugs can serve as a focal point or add a splash of autumnal cheer. If you’re looking for fun fall decorating ideas that don’t require much work, swapping in a fall rug can create the feeling of warmth you’re looking for with fall decorations without much effort on your part. The best part? Fall rugs can work in every room in the house, whether you’re looking to decorate a living room, bedroom, bathroom, hallway, home office, or kitchen.

Our Favorite Fall Rugs

At Star Furniture & Mattress, we understand that putting out fall rugs is a quick and easy way to incorporate fall home décor into your interior design. Here are some of our favorite fall rugs for sale at Star Furniture.

Autumnal Area Rug

Autumnal Area Rug

Looking for a simple way to signal fall in your home? This silky soft autumnal area rug features the rich orange and red colors of fall leaves. Because it comes in 4×6, 5×8, 8×11, and 10×13, you can utilize this area rug in any room in the house, no matter the dimensions, and it will instantly give your home that natural autumn glow.

Autumn Flower Wool Area Rug

Autumn Flower Wool Area Rug

Autumn is all about warm colors and warm materials, and this fall rug features both. Not only is it made from a cozy wool material, but it features the deep orange and red colors that signify fall. Because it’s available in 5×8, 8×11, and 10×13, you have several options, regardless of which room you decide to put it. Need help with sizing? The interior design experts at Star Furniture created this resource to help you learn how to choose the right rug size.

Embrace Fall Wall Décor

Looking for fun fall decorating ideas that can transform your room? You’ll want to embrace fall wall décor. The great thing about these cute fall decorations is they can be used in every room in the house, whether you’re looking for fall living room décor, fall bedroom décor, fall office décor, fall dining décor, or fall kitchen décor. Here are some of our favorite pieces of autumn-inspired wall art for sale at Star Furniture.

Fall Foliage Wall Art

When it comes to fall décor ideas, fall foliage themed wall art is a great place to start. In fact, showcasing the deep gold, orange, and red leaves of autumn is one of the quickest, easiest, and most beautiful ways to signal fall in your home.

Chapman Fall Foliage Wall Art

Chapman Fall Foliage Wall Art Groupings

These stunning canvas pieces are perfect for creating the feelings of fall in your living room, dining room, kitchen, or bedroom. Not only does this wall art come as a set of three, making them easy to coordinate, but it also features hand-painted fall leaves with burnished champagne frames, which immediately call to mind brisk weather and autumn views.

Fall Colors Wall Art

Want to create the feeling of fall without the more traditional landscape imagery? Try choosing wall art that signifies autumn by incorporating fall colors rather than fall outdoor scenes.

Soleil I Autumn Colors Wall Art

Soleil 1 Autumn Colors Wall Art

This stunning canvas art piece isn’t your average wall décor. Its vertical orientation makes it perfect for unique spaces like entryways and reading nooks, and its beautiful fall colors create a warm, autumnal ambiance that’s perfect for fall décor. The best part? It can be easily paired with its coordinate, Soleil II Autumn Colors Wall Art.

Fall Words Wall Art

Fall isn’t just about warm colors and fall foliage, it’s also the time of the year when we gather with our families to celebrate all of the things we’re thankful for. While this Thanksgiving will likely look a little different than normal, if you’d like to highlight the reason behind the season, word art is great way to get started.

My Credo I Word Wall Art

Gratitude in Cursive

Searching for some inexpensive fall decorating ideas that don’t have to do with fall foliage, pumpkins, or fall colors? You’ll love this Gratitude Word Art that would look perfect in any living room, dining room, hallway, bedroom, or anywhere else you want to be reminded of all of the things you have to be grateful for. In addition to the minimalist typography and understated black ink, you’ll love the black and gold frame, which offers a small pop of fall color.

Find Your Favorite Fall Display Ideas

For many, fall is about all about welcoming people into our hearts and homes. Whether it’s Halloween or Thanksgiving, fall holidays place a huge emphasis on giving and giving thanks, so make sure every room in the house has that welcoming, warm fall energy.

Create Gourdgeous Displays

In addition to fall rugs and wall art, try out some traditional pumpkin decorations for fall. Whether it’s an array of gourds you bought from the grocery store or hand-painted pumpkins the kids decorated themselves, there’s plenty of inexpensive fall decorating ideas that immediately signal warmth to all your autumn guests. We suggest placing gourds around the whole house, focusing first on your entryway, as it’s the first place your guests will see. Because of their place in many Thanksgiving dishes, gourds can also be used as fall table centerpieces and fall tablescapes.

Freshen Up with Fall Flowers & Plants

One of our favorite fall home décor ideas is freshening up your home with fall flowers and plants. Whether it’s black-eyed susans, pansies, sunflowers, or mums, there are plenty of beautiful fall flowers that can tie all of the fall colors into your décor. Looking for something with a bit more longevity? While fall flowers are great to have when people are coming over, fall houseplants like crotons, anthurium, and calathea come in beautiful fall colors but won’t wither away and die at the same speed as other flowers. Not sure where to put them? Start with wherever you and your guests will spend the most time. You can assign a different flower or plant to every room in the house or mix and match into beautiful fall flower displays. Don’t have a green thumb? Artificial flowers and plants have the same great look without all the responsibility.

Find Fall Vases & Plant Pots

If you’re freshening up your home with all of your beautiful fall flowers and plants, you’ll need to decide how to display them. While autumn flowers and plants add their own fall flair, choosing the right vase or plant pot is an inexpensive and easy way to take your autumn ambience to the next level. Looking for something sophisticated? Go with a bronze or copper vessel. Not only does it play directly into fall colors, but it’s not so specifically autumn-themed that you can’t use it year-round. Want something a little more colorful? Look for vases and plant pots that incorporate your favorite fall colors. Love patterns? Look for anything with plaid, leaf patterns, or rustic. Regardless of what route you go, choosing fall vases and plant pots is a great way to create the autumnal ambiance you’re looking for during September, October and November.

Get Cozy with Blankets & Bedding

Fall means cooler weather, warm drinks, and nights spent huddled around the fireplace, so what better way to decorate than by making things even more cozy. Start by placing plaid blankets or fall-colored quilts around your living room. Not only do they add some fall flair to the room, but they’re great for guests looking to snuggle up under a warm blanket. But blankets aren’t just for the living room. In fact, switching out your bedding is a quick and easy way to decorate for the fall months. Looking for fall bedding ideas? We love this reversible bed-in-a-bag which features a deep coffee brown and a lighter driftwood color, both of which are perfect for fall. With the stress of the pandemic, fall is also the perfect time to try out the benefits of weighted blankets. But it’s not just about colors and patterns. In fact, the bedding material is key. For autumn and winter, we recommend switching to flannel sheets, microfiber blankets, and other materials that will keep you as warm and cozy as can be.

Swap-In Your Fall Throw Pillows

Swapping in fall throw pillows is one of our absolute favorite inexpensive fall decorating ideas. In fact, if you’re keeping the same throw pillows on your couch year round, you’re missing out on a quick and inexpensive way to decorate for the fall, winter, spring, and summer months. Not sure how to get started? Try looking for throw pillows with your favorite autumn yellows, oranges, reds, and browns. Be sure to take your couch color into account, as not every throw pillow will go with every sofa, but especially if you have a neutral-colored couch, it should be quite easy to coordinate fall throw pillows for a splash of autumn colors. But it’s not just about fall colors! There are certainly patterns and designs that speak to autumn. Plaid, for example, is great for the colder months, and it offers the potential for a wide-range of color options. You’ll also want to consider material, as colder months call for warmer materials like wool, flannel, and microfiber.

Have Fun with Fall Tablescapes

Since fall is a time for gathering with family and friends for Thanksgiving, it makes sense that so much of the holiday emphasis is on food. Whether you’re hosting a small group for Thanksgiving or simply want to make your dining room a bit more festive, fall tablescapes are a great way to bring some seasonal cheer to your home. When it comes to fall centerpiece ideas, you’ve got a lot of options. If you want to emphasize sustenance and the beautiful colors of fall, get creative with gourds. Combine different colors, shapes, and sizes to create a beautiful fall gourd display in the middle of the table. If you’re more into flowers, try finding a festive autumn vase and create a beautiful arrangement of fall flowers for the table centerpiece.

Create a Cozy Reading Nook

Colder autumn weather means more time spent at home, and nothing says cozy like a designated reading nook. To get started, you’ll need to find the right location, choose the right seating, create the right ambiance, secure the right lighting, and make comfort a priority. To decorate your reading nook for fall, we recommend warm blankets in fall colors and patterns, fall rugs and wall art, and fall displays on any accompanying tables and bookshelves. Want to get really creative? Try displaying some books that showcase covers with beautiful fall colors.

Ready to start shopping for fall home décor? Visit a Star Furniture & Mattress store near you to browse our huge selection of home furniture, accents, and other décor. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog, where we cover everything from how to upgrade your guest room and our holiday hosting furniture guide to how to choose a color palette and how to decorate a hutch.

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