7 No-Fail Fall Decor Ideas That Will Get Your Home Ready for the Season

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It's time for Fall at Home: Hunker down, bundle up, and make the season as cozy as possible with our foolproof guide to autumn.

It's here, the time we've been waiting for since, well, last November. Autumn is nearly upon us, which means we're in the throes of gathering the latest and greatest fall decor ideas. All we need are a few trusty PSLs, and we'll be ready for the season.

As you pull together your fall decorating ideas, we're here to share some inspiration, along with where you can purchase must-have items. From plush pillows in seasonal hues to soft and cozy textures to tons of dried florals (yes, pampas grass is still a thing!), we've got all of your fall decorating needs covered.

1. Natural materials are a must.

Whether you're decorating a mantel, a staircase, or creating a vignette on a bookshelf, there's one element you can weave throughout any fall decor idea: natural materials, like the wood candleholders Robert and Lauren of Bless'er House placed above their fireplace. The dried wheat, greenery, and pumpkins continue the nod to the outdoors.

Get the look: World Market Natural Wood Pillar Candleholder, $12.99 - $16.99

2. Create a fall color palette.

For your autumnal space, tweak your palette slightly to reflect the season. For example, Erica of Designing Vibes brought rust-colored poufs into her living room set-up, along with a jewel-toned pillow cover and neutral pumpkins.

Get the look: ThaiCushionshop Decorative Pillow Cover, $79.99

3. Embrace a minimal look.

There might be tons of leaves falling and pumpkins galore on every doorstep, but that doesn't mean that you can't embrace minimalist fall decor this season. Aileen of At Home In Love chose to spotlight dried yellow florals in a classic white vase next to a few pumpkins, and the result is charming simplicity.

Get the look: Arhaus Paloma Vase (Small), $19

4. Incorporate cozy textures.

Fall is the cozy season, after all! To create a look that would make any hygge enthusiast proud, consider woven fabric bins, plush area rugs, and plenty of candles, visuals that Ashley of Cherished Bliss refined in her living room.

Get the look: IKEA Pudda Basket, $9.99

5. Consider a boho twist on fall decor.

Fall decor ideas tend to lend themselves quite easily to farmhouse spaces (all those country-esque pumpkins and vases of wheat fit in flawlessly), but the season also has a place in bohemian rooms, too. For example, in this living space belonging to Shelby of Farmhouse Living, boho touches are right at home, like the towering pampas grass, amber vase, and patterned poufs.

Get the look: Article Bamba Pouf, $99

6. Include greenery on a mantel.

Even though the green plants outdoors might not be so green anymore, we still think greenery is ideal when it comes to fall decorating ideas. It looks especially fresh and pretty on a mantel. Rebekah of A Blissful Nest shows us how it's done with lamb's ear greenery nestled alongside light-colored pumpkins and white faux florals.

Get the look: Sunm Boutique Artificial Lamb's Ear Greenery (3 pieces), $15.99

7. Layer with seasonal art pieces.

An adorable sign proclaiming your love for autumn is all-too-perfect amid fall decor ideas. Create even more visual appeal by layering your sign against another piece that looks equally appropriate, like a white, well-loved mirror, something that Erika Danielle pulled off in her own home.

Get the look: Kirkland's Distressed Cream Sadie Arch Mirror, $169.99


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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