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Embracing Autumn’s Warmth: Decorating Your Home for the Fall Season

As the early morning air turns crisp and leaves turn to their vibrant, fiery hues, it’s time to welcome the season into your home. With its cozy charm and the promise of warmth around every corner, autumn is the perfect time to transform your home into a haven of comfort and beauty. Let’s explore some creative and heartwarming ideas to decorate your home for the fall season!

Warm and Inviting Front Doors
front porch steps decorated with colorful mums and pumkins
First impressions matter, and the entry sets the tone for your home’s autumn transformation. Consider decorating the door with a beautiful autumn wreath featuring colorful leaves, pinecones, and mini pumpkins. You might change to a welcome mat with a seasonal message, and don’t forget to add some pumpkins and potted mums to the front steps. The warm autumn welcome will instantly put you in an autumn mood. Insider Tip: For mums and pumpkins, we shop Market Six and Triple Creek Farm.

Cozy Up Your Interiors
Velvet-pumpkin-arrangement-with-a-wooden-sign-and-ceramic-blessings-pumpkiThe heart of your home is where your family and guests gather, so make sure rooms are warm and welcoming. Look for rich, earthy tones in your decor, such as deep reds, rustic oranges, and warm browns. Add soft throw blankets and plush pillows to your seating areas, especially around the fireplace – perfect for cuddling up with a book or a warm cup of mulled cider. A basket of seasonal apples or a bowl of decorative gourds serves as a terrific accent. Insider Tip: You’ll find many beautiful options at Rooted Homestead.

Bring the Outside In
Take a walk and find colorful leaves and other natural elements like branches, acorns, and pinecones to incorporate into your decor. Hang wreaths made of dried leaves and twigs in various spots throughout your home, or place a large vase filled with branches adorned with fairy lights in your entry foyer. These touches of nature will make your home feel like a woodland retreat. Insider Tip: Kate Armstrong creates stunning wreaths for custom order all year round.

Fall tablescape with colorful gourds, fall floral arrangement, pumpkin muffins and green water and juice glasses.Enhance your dining experience by setting the table with autumn-themed place settings, using mini pumpkins and rustic pottery or elegant china in warm, earthy tones. Insider Tip: Look for early sales on fun seasonal pieces and mix and match with what you already have. Add a centerpiece of seasonal flowers, gourds, and candles to create a cozy and intimate dining atmosphere. Think about serving meals featuring autumn ingredients like squash, apples, and pumpkin spice flavors.

Bedroom Decor
To complete the autumn experience, consider decorating your bedroom with a unique fall theme. Change over to a fall quilt or include a cozy plaid throw at the end of your bed. This may be the season for “pumpkin everything,” but you can also choose to use spice-scented candles or diffused oils. Personal touches like these will make your whole home feel updated for the season.

Outdoor Spaces
Fall view of white gazebo and fenced gardens (1)Remember the outdoor areas, as autumn offers the perfect opportunity to highlight the beauty of your home’s surroundings. We change out to fall cushions and pillows on the front porch. We have a couple of cute pumpkins from Grab’ n Go Greenhouse on the wicker coffee table. Set up a fire pit or an outdoor seating area with cozy blankets and cushions for your family and guests to enjoy the crisp evening air. It’s sweater weather! String lights and lanterns can add a touch of magic to your outdoor spaces.

Decorating Blessings on State
Upper-foyer-buffet-loaded-with-pumpkins-and-autumns-leavesWe decorate our Bed & Breakfast for every season, and I think of it as one of the joys of innkeeping. Autumn is a season that ignites feelings of comfort and togetherness for our guests, and you can make it the ideal time to decorate your home and create a warm, inviting atmosphere for your family and guests. By focusing on the entrance, living areas, dining spaces, bedrooms, and outdoor areas, you can create an enchanting and memorable experience. Embrace the beauty of fall, let your creativity flow, and create a home that’s immersed in autumn’s splendor. Happy decorating!

Photo Credit: Justin Hurley, Tom Simpson PhotographyWorthy Detours Travel Blog

Exterior of two-story blue house with fall decor.Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast is an award-winning all-suite inn located in Jacksonville, Illinois. Hospitality is our hallmark. We offer many amenities, including overnight accommodations in a 130-year-old vintage mansion, Wi-Fi, expansive lawn and gardens, all-season fireplaces, and multi-course breakfasts. Come see us! Our reviews reflect that guest satisfaction is a high priority.
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