​The season that brings crisp mornings, vibrant colors, and family togetherness is almost upon us. That’s right—fall is coming, and we’ve got decorating tips that will take your home décor in each space to the next level.

Farmhouse Fall

​For a chic and cozy farmhouse look this fall, use the spaces in your home that can act as the perfect setting for accentuating colors and decorative pieces. Shiplap walls and barn doors provide easy starting points. Working with the natural color palette your barn doors or shiplap provide, find cream, copper, gold, or brown accent pieces to add a subtle season change to your space. Start with an adorable wall hanging like this wood sign.

​Tables and shelves throughout your main living spaces act as the perfect places to add soft string lights, like these lights from Target. Position a twine pumpkin, miniature gourds or pumpkins from your local farmer’s market, and a few earth-tone stems or flowers in a mason far with your string lights casting a warm glow.

​For the furniture in your family room, add a cozy blanket or throw to the back of a sofa or char—these cozy autumn pieces just beg to be curled up with to enjoy a great book or movie. Change out your throw pillows to mix-and-match sizes and colors; rust, orange, green, and neutrals provide the perfect color scheme to draw guests in. Play with textures, too, like this woven throw pillow.

DIY Dining Room Themes

​Entertaining is one of the best reasons to bring out your favorite fall table décor. You can find rust, gold, or olive green table linens—either one or all of these smartly mixed together—at most home décor stores near you. Pair these with your simple white dishes, or find a light colored set from your favorite shop.

​Design Center Manager of M/I Homes of Raleigh, Cathy Majewski, offers some practical advice if you missed fall decorations clearance at your go-to home décor store or are worried you’ll drain your decorating budget for the season quickly.

​“With warm weather winding down, it’s easy to bring the look of fall into your beautiful home, and it can be achieved fairly inexpensively,” Cathy says. “Fill three or five different sizes and shapes of clear vases with acorns, nuts, pinecones, and gourds for an easy dining table centerpiece or mantel decoration.”

Kitchen Kismet: The Essences of Fall

​When you’re not filling your home with the aroma of enticing and delectable pumpkin baked goods, you can opt for the perfect autumn candle. Although there are plenty of choices out there, think about your family’s favorite memories that they look forward to in the fall. Spiced cider, chai, and cinnamon scents can be great reminders of indoor memories around the kitchen recipe book, but don’t forget about the lovely fragrances that wander through your open windows from the great outdoors: moss, wet leaves, and campfire smoke can be just as welcoming and comforting.

Country Curb Appeal

​We all love driving up to a home to find a stunning variety of mums and other floral fall favorites greeting us. Hay bales, sunflowers, corn stalks, and wreaths can all be used to complement one another and bring your fall decorations outdoors.

​Don’t forget the mums! Pair cinnamon, white, and either orange or dusty pink mums together for a beautiful color combination on your front porch. You can also plant them in your yard afterwards for a fall landscape to return again and again!

​Close your eyes—you can just picture the taste of apple cider, hear the soft crackle of the first fire of the season, and feel the cozy fall morning air wafting in your windows as you relax with your favorite book. Are you ready to plan the perfect fall harvest oasis in your home?


Savannah Paver


A passionate writer with 5 years of marketing experience, Savannah is dedicated to hunting for just the right stories to help customers find the information for which they are searching during their home buying process. She also loves being a homeowner, particularly when it comes to home decor (aka adding to her houseplant obsession). In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her husband, playing with her two dogs, and finding new local coffee shops.