Fall decor typically evokes bright orange pumpkins, yellow and red leaves, and mums in all shades. There are sophisticated alternatives for fall decor that blend with your current home decor!
Does your home fight the orange color palette and traditional fall decor like mine does? Since I have a more of coastal color palette, I’ve been on the hunt for sophisticated fall decorating ideas that fit a lighter colored home.
Fall official begins September 22, so it’s time to start thinking about adding the warmth of fall decor to your home!
Of course we aren’t going to toss the beautiful rich colors of burnt orange and deep red out all together, but find a new way to incorporate them into our home decor.
20 Sophisticated Fall Decor Ideas
Luckily Pinterest is filled with so many creative ideas that I’ve been able to cultivate 20 inspired ideas for you! We will look at these in 4 categories of fall decor:
- Green, Pale Blue, and White
- Fall Leaves
- Pops of Orange Pumpkins and Red Apples
- Shafts of Wheat and Indian Corn
Pinterest Worthy Fall Decor
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Green, Pale Blue and White:
Do you live in the south like I do and it stays warm well into October? Create a fall transitional palette mixing white pumpkins, dried hydrangeas, green pears, white and blue pumpkins.
Get creative with chalk paint and develop the color scheme you love by painting fall fruits and gourds. Another great investment are velvet, burlap and cloth pumpkins that you can use year after year.
Fortunately, red and yellow are primary colors and can be mixed with blues! Adding stems of fall leaves to a vase instantly creates fall decor. Hang them from a chandelier for even more drama.
Pops of Orange Pumpkins and Red Apples
Pumpkins and apples are very inexpensive as a fall decor items. They are easy to find and are long lasting too! Buy some in late September and as long as you don’t carve or cut them they will last for weeks.
Or you can buy plastic and foam pumpkins that never spoil, are carvable, and can be used in a larger variety of areas in your home. The only thing you have to worry about with apples is someone eats them!
Shafts of Wheat and Indian Corn
Pulling from the earth is always a great choice for authentic fall decor ideas. Adding these simple elements to your home can even turn into a DIY project or a simple arrangement that takes just a few minutes.
How will you decorate now that I’ve filled your head with ideas? Bring on Fall I am ready!
How will I decorate? Well I’ve started with learning the art of decoupage and have decorated some white pumpkins with fall leaves! CLICK HERE for the tutorial!
Until next time…