As hot summer days come to a close and cooler air moves in, it’s time to start thinking about how to decorate for the fall 2023 season! Whether you want to dress up the front porch or make your kitchen cozy, our list of 10 fall décor trends has ideas for everyone. Trends change, so read on to see what’s hot this year, and find the best fall decorations for 2023.
Real or artificial pumpkins in various sizes and colors are staples of fall décor. This year, velvet pumpkin pillows in neutral colors are all the rage. They complement the popular modern farmhouse aesthetic and can be found at many retailers.
For outdoor décor, real pumpkins and, of course, jack-o-lanterns are also autumn staples. Looking for a modern twist on jack-o-lanterns? Try painting pumpkins with metallic paint.
A seasonal wreath is a must during the fall. Wreaths with fall foliage, pinecones, and other natural elements are classic. In 2023, fall wreaths that include plenty of greenery (natural or artificial) are trending – making them a popular choice at many retailers.
Scented candles in fall-inspired scents like apple cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or mulled cider can create a cozy atmosphere. DW Home is a great choice for autumn candles and they release new scents each year. If you want to choose your autumn candles in person (because who doesn’t love checking out the scents first-hand), try TJ MAXX or HomeGoods for deeply discounted candles from various designers.
Autumn weather is the perfect excuse to cozy up on the couch with a warm throw blanket. Cozy throw blankets in autumnal colors like rust, mustard, or deep green can be draped over sofas and chairs, and are a classic choice for bringing a tasteful fall vibe into your home.
Swap out your regular throw pillows for ones featuring fall-themed patterns, such as leaves, acorns, or woodland animals. Pottery Barn offers a selection of vivid fall décor pillows, with adorable options for Halloween, in case spooky season is more your style!
You don’t need to go full-on cornucopia to have a beautiful harvest centerpiece. A table centerpiece featuring gourds, berries, and seasonal flowers can make your dining area feel festive for this season. For an extra special touch, add mini pumpkins or cinnamon sticks to display a harvest centerpiece busting with autumn décor.
String lights with warm, amber tones can add a magical glow to your indoor and outdoor spaces and give a cozy autumnal vibe. Fairy lights can be added to fireplace hearths, centerpieces, or any decorative area of your choosing. They also bring light to your outdoor fall decorations after dark. Check Pinterest for inspirational ideas to get creative with fairy lights.
Wheat and cornstalks
These natural elements are a classic choice for outdoor fall décor. Wheat and cornstalks add a rustic farmhouse look and are a great choice paired up against front porch columns.
Pro tip: Using twine is a great way to get your stalks to stand straight against porch columns and with its neutral color, it blends right in.
Fall signs and banners
Decorative signs with autumnal quotes or banners with fall-themed messages can be hung on walls or mantels (or even on your front porch). HomeGoods, Wayfair, and At Home are great places to look for decorative fall signs at bargain prices!
Scarecrows and haybales
If you have a front yard or porch, consider adding scarecrows and haybales for a classic fall touch, these pair very well with wheat stalks and cornstalks, and you can often find all these items in one place. Looking to bring in a pop of color? Pair your décor with seasonal chrysanthemum flowers (or mums), which come in yellows, purples, reds, oranges, and more.
Tip: If you can’t find scarecrows, haybales, or cornstalks at your local nursery, check outside your local grocery stores where they often pop up in late September and October.
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