For many people, the highlight of the fall season is decorating, dressing up and/or taking the kids trick-or-treating for Halloween! As an interiors company, you can probably guess that our favourite part is decorating, and there is certainly no shortage of autumn décor options! When decorating for any season, you want to choose décor that complements the rest of your home style. Whether you prefer clean and contemporary or classic and rustic, we’ve picked out some materials, looks and textures to match your style.
Fall style is inherently on the rustic side, and this type of fall décor will always be popular. Think orange pumpkins, gourds and mums combined with organic materials like corn stalks, hay bales, or burlap, and a warm, rich colour palette of yellow, orange, red and brown. Create a rustic tablescape or mantel arrangement using metal lanterns with pillar candles inside, a burlap runner, tiny pumpkins or apples, and a pitcher or vase filled with springs of leaves, berries and twigs or sunflowers. Use plaid or gingham patterned blankets or pillows to adorn your living areas and create the perfect spot to settle in on a chilly fall evening.
While neutral décor can be used as an accent to any of the other styles listed, you’ll likely be drawn to this if your overall décor style is minimalist, monochromatic, or Scandinavian. With a colour palette including white, sage and browns, like rustic style, neutral fall décor also includes organic elements. White and sage painted pumpkins, burlap and twine, and wooden trays or crates are just a few components of neutral fall style.
Contemporary fall style uses elements of the previously mentioned styles, but in different colours, textures and patterns. Instead of grains of wheat, wreaths or arrangements may have feathers; and traditional orange pumpkins may be painted metallic gold, black and white, and even shades of blue (which complements the classic fall colour palette), while decorative pumpkins are made out of different materials, velvet for example. Instead of placing floral arrangements in a glass vessel, the current trend is to use a pumpkin instead!