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Frame the Front Door
Watching the leaves change to vibrant pops of orange and red is one of the best things about the season. Let the warm colors greet you every day with a long leaf garland over your front door. Find your favorite at your local craft store or online retailer. Most come in five- or six-foot lengths, so you will have to purchase two or more pieces to fully cover your door. Add a wreath and complementing doormat, and you’re finished before you head out apple picking!
Say It With Pumpkins
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Nothing says autumn like pumpkins! Even if you’re not a fan of the famous latte or anything pumpkin flavored, you can still enjoy the natural beauty this popular squash brings to exterior and interior decor. Line your porch steps, place them in crates or atop bales of hay, or use them to fill large exterior lanterns. Inside the home, group varying sizes on entryway and console tables, or create a themed mantle with other organic elements for a cohesive look.
Put a Wreath on It
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One-and-done decorating at its finest, a wreath is a quick and lovely way to ring in the changing of the season. Go with rich earth tones, bright colors, or monochrome—there’s a wreath for every style and personality. Feeling crafty? Make your own wreath from real or artificial leaves, flowers, twigs, olive branches, corn, and more. Many of these DIYs are family friendly, so get the kids involved for a fun afternoon project. Find your favorite HERE.
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Make a mantle or hearth your home’s cozy focal point this fall and create a lovely vignette. Design pros recommend a larger piece to draw in the eye, then surround it with organic elements, grouping objects in odd numbers, and elevating smaller pieces for visibility and visual interest.
Fall decorating is practically made for the modern farmhouse style that has become such a favorite aesthetic, with its charming signs and rustic embellishments. Layer doormats, create a monochrome pumpkin display, go with all neutrals, and add some burlap for instant curb appeal.
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Autumn has no shortage of color, and what better way to bring the beautiful outdoors inside the home than with a collection of leaves and seasonal plants and flowers! Real or artificial, fall foliage makes a cozy statement and continues the organic theme throughout living spaces. Combinations of leaf garland, chrysanthemums, pumpkins, and greenery in the foyer, great room, and dining area are cheerful and homey.
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If fall decorating is synonymous with Halloween for you and your family, get your ghoul on and get decked out for some fa-boo-lous fun! Jack-o’-lanterns, corn stalks, signage, witches’ hats, spiders—pick your poison for a wickedly good porch design that’s playful and chic.
How do you decorate your home for the fall season? Let us know in the comments!