Posted by Laura Kornaker in Home Design

​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.

Office With Barn Door and Gold Decorative Accents

​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.

Fall Garland With String Lights

​For the furniture in your family room, add a fuzzy 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.

Living Room With Fall-Colored Throw Blanket

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—any 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.

Autumn Place Setting

Design Studio 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.”

Dining Room With Autumnal, Neutral Décor

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.

Kitchen and Open-Concept Living Area With Autumn Colors

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!

Red, Fall Décor, and Sign on Porch

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?


Laura Kornaker


As the Internet Sales Manager in Cincinnati, Laura's goal is to make your new home investment a smooth and easy process. With her 15+ years' experience in the new home building business, she’ll help you navigate through the best scenarios and opportunities. Laura has lived in Cincinnati for over 20 years and knows all of the best schools, shopping, restaurants, and recreation. She’ll help you find the perfect location and home. She’ll even get you started on financing! Whether you are relocating or local, moving up or downsizing, Laura is the expert to get started with!

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