If you’re reading this in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s officially Fall!  (If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere you may want to check out some of our more Spring related posts instead).  With the arrival of autumn comes changing leaves and eating/drinking everything pumpkin spice.  It’s also a prime time to change up your decor for the new season.  Whether you like to go all out with your fall decorations or prefer to keep things a bit more minimalist, here are some ideas on how to get Instagram-worthy autumn decor.


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Define A Color Palette

A good starting place for pretty much any decorating project, define your fall color palette before you begin stocking up on decorations.  While reds, yellows, and oranges are the traditional colors associated with fall, don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to only those.  Whites, golds, and more muted shades of green can all still create a welcoming fall display.  If you want a less traditional fall color palette but can’t think of giving up having pumpkins, don’t fret!  Pumpkins come in a variety of colors, including white.  Or you can always use spray paint or chalk paint to get the colors you desire.  


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Go Natural

When it comes to fall you’re already surrounded by a bunch of free decorations out in nature.  Unless you grow your own you’ll still have to pay for pumpkins, but acorns, pinecones, and leaves can all be found right outside for the taking.  Slender branches with colorful leaves can be used on mantles or in vases.  Acorns can be preserved to use year after year and can be painted in various colors.  Corn husks and ornamental corn are also great natural decorations.  Of course the champion of autumnal decorations are pumpkins and gourds.  Available in so many sizes, shapes, and colors the options are endless for how to work them into your decor, inside and out.  


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Embrace Rustic Vibes

If you’re using pieces from nature they’re already distressed and rustic looking, so consider continuing the theme throughout the space.  Autumn is all about harvests and nature so a little rustic-farm feel is entirely appropriate.  Burlap is an ideal fabric for fall decorations since it’s inexpensive, easy to work with, and has a texture that’s perfect for rustic settings.


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Get Cozy

The weather starts getting chillier in the fall, so it’s time to up the cozy factor of your space.  Switch out pillows for ones that match your fall color palette, and put out some thicker, warmer throw blankets.  Work some velvet into the decor to add softness and warmth.  You may also want to add some additional lighting either through candles or strings of lights to add a warm glow to your space as the days get shorter.  


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Add Some Rich Colors

Even if white is a main part of your color palette, consider adding in some rich colors as accents.  Rich, dark colors will absorb light and make a space feel warmer and cozier.  Fortunately many of the colors associated with fall are already warm and rich.  Reds and oranges will definitely add a sense of warmth to your decor, but other jewel tones are appropriate as well.  Just make sure to not go too overboard, or the room may end up too dark and visually weighed down.


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Hopefully these tips have inspired you to start planning your own autumn decor.  When searching for fall decorations, look for pieces you can reuse from year to year and that have a timeless quality to them.  You don’t want to have to start from scratch every autumn because trends have changed.  To close, here are some more pictures of gorgeous fall decors we just had to include.


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