Fall for Your Home Again

How to incorporate your favorite fall decor into your home.


Ah, Autumn! Pumpkin spice, foliage, sweaters, and football. Warm colors of reds, oranges, yellows, and browns surround us in nature. Athens is particularly pretty in this crisp season. Tailgating is one of a kind in our special town! When I think of Fall, I think back to my childhood where we would jump in the leaves, sing Five Little Pumpkins (which was apparently adapted into a book in 1998), make hot apple cider, pick our favorite pumpkin with my many cousins at the pumpkin patch, and wore patterned turtle neck sweaters my mom insisted were “in.” With so much love Fall receives, we want to show you how you can bring this sensational season – from colors to textures and scents – to your home.

Nature

The best way to bring Autumn to your home is to bring the outdoors in! Be creative! Popcorn kernels, apples, corn on the cob, sticks, leaves, and even nuts all add touches of nature, which is a beautiful decor concept. A couple of my favorites and more popular options are pumpkins/gourds and foliage.

Pumpkins

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Well, these are just my favorite so I’ll get started with these. The perfect way to add a punch of autumn to your porch or parlor is to add a precious pumpkin or plenty of ’em. Pumpkins now come in all shapes, sizes, textures, and trends. Some of the ones I like to decorate with most are the velvet, sweater, burlap, and the tee-tiny ones you can find at your local grocer. These textures are great because it brings out elements of Fall that are seen in other decor. Natural gourds that come in odd shapes (super tall with a hooked neck or short and squat), colors (orange, white, dark green, and even striped), and textures (smooth all around and lumpy) tickle me especially. Put them in a table scape, in your entryway, on the mantle, in a wreath, or on a side table. Adding a few pumpkins to your home immediately makes it feel like Fall.

Fall Foliage


It’s called “Fall” for a reason! Leaves fall from the trees and rain down in a colorful shower, ready to be raked up, thrown about, and jumped in. Draping a leaf garland over your mantle, banister, or door frame brings the crisp colors of Autumn into your home. Leaves can be used in decoupage, laying flat on a table, and even seen in patterned decor.

Autumn Color Palette

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Photo by @ellaferguson, a member of the @my_athens team. UGA Campus

What does outside look like during this time of year? Orange, yellow, brown, red- the colors of leaves falling from their trees to be replaced by fresh green ones in a few months, then repeat the cycle all over again.Fiery red maple makes a beautiful focal point when countered with the feathery foliage of dawn redwood laden with warm browns and soft yellows. Keeping these colors in your decor is a sure way to make the space exude Fall.

Accessories

Throw Blankets

JUST LOOK AT THIS BLANKET! I want to throw it over my head because it reminds me of the big pile of leaves my dad would rake for us to jump in and throw around when I was younger! Who wouldn’t want a pile of gorgeous leaves in your living room, without the mess?!

Throw Pillows


Such an easy way to include the season into your decor! They can be changed out every few weeks to keep the space interesting and timely. Pops of orange, patterns to mimic the season, or textures to create an artistic touch can all be used. I love the tassel fringe used on this one. Be creative!

Let it Glow

AUTUMN CANDLE
The soft yellow glow of candles creates a warm and magical atmosphere for your home. One of my favorites, because of the bonus scent, is 3-wick candle in Autumn (rightfully named) by Bath and Body Works. Smells of bright red Gala apple, juicy fig, eucalyptus leaf, and fir balsam make up this incredible artwork of a scent. No wonder it’s a top seller.

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