Farmhouse Fall Decor Ideas that Will Take the Chill Off the Changing Seasons

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Cooler temperatures, changing leaves, carving pumpkins ... these are a few of our favorite things. Yes, we're looking forward to fall, thank you very much, and we'll embrace the season for all it has to offer. Here at Hunker, that starts with getting our homes ready for the season, naturally.


Fall decor has a decidedly organic quality that emphasizes nature's of-the-moment offerings —branches, leaves, fruit, and of course, pumpkins — along with saturated hues such as red, orange, amber, olive green, and vibrant purple. While any style home would benefit from a dose of autumn's goodness, farmhouse style, with its inherently cozy and welcoming vibe, rustic undertones, and neutral color palette is the perfect backdrop to showcase all fall has to offer. Whether you've started prepping your home for the changing season, or you're just gathering inspiration, check out the following seven farmhouse fall decor ideas.

1. Make the most of your mantel.

It's pretty hard to separate fall and Halloween (nor would you want to) so why not kill two birds with one stone in the shape of farmhouse fall decor that pays homage to both? This high-contrast mantel and fireplace surround have a seasonally appropriate color palette working for it, and then Shea of Studio McGee added understated flourishes like a set of orange and black pennant flag banners and scattered miniature gourds. A cheery bouquet and metallic mirror are more treat than trick.

2. Say it with pumpkins.

Nothing says fall quite like pumpkins, right? But if you're looking for a less-is-more approach to the ubiquitous orange gourd, consider adopting neutral hues like Janelle Trinette. She employed this farmhouse fall decor idea in her home with a bounty of artfully arranged wood accents and white accessories around her hearth for a rustic display flaunting harvest undertones.


3. Showcase a few items.

Whether you're indulging a bit more these days or turning to alcohol alternatives, your bar cart deserves a bit of fall flair, too. A few strategically placed pumpkins, a trio of copper tea lights, and a vase of verdant clippings are all the farmhouse fall decor Ashley of Modern Glam used to beautifully style this beverage station for the season.

4. Set the stage.

Now's the time to showcase your al fresco style by going all out on exterior spaces like porches and patios. Kirkland's had the right idea with this curated take on farmhouse fall decorating that features a muted color palette, sconces adorned with harvest swag, and a stocked metal firewood holder. And what porch would be complete without a bench and cozy blanket?

5. Look to color.

Color can transform spaces as well as impart a specific vibe. So, if you're looking to infuse your home with that farmhouse fall feeling, a surefire way to do just that is by introducing autumnal jewel tones such as ochre, red, green, and deep purple. This space by The Cottage Market cozies-up an under-the-stairs nook by introducing plenty of rust colored accessories, while an oversize bunch of fall foliage makes an eye-catching focal point.


6. Consider elevated accessories.

Farmhouse fall decor need not be overt — just highlight seasonal hues and introduce texture. Case in point: This timeless entry from Chango & Co. which is void of cliché autumnal moments, yet still evokes the season with a mix of earth-toned accessories including a collection of juju hats, an inlaid console table, and a set of rust colored flowers. A scalloped sisal rug adds another layer of character.

7. Create seasonal vignettes.

If you prefer a more refined look to your farmhouse fall decor, embrace a streamlined approach to the season. Holli from Bees 'N Burlap used organic elements — golden foliage, white feathers, and red pears — to create cozy and seasonally appropriate vignettes throughout this elegant living room.


Jaclyn Schatzow is a freelance writer living in Santa Monica, CA

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