Today, we’re sharing 13 easy Summer to Fall decorating ideas as we transition from one season to the next with some of our favorite bloggers as part of the Transitioning from Summer to Fall Blog Hop.
As always, a special shout out to the constantly creative, Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home, for putting our blog hops together.
If you’re coming over from The Painted Hinge, welcome, we’re glad to have you here.
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Transitioning your home décor from summer to fall can definitely be tricky. Especially, if you live in a seasonally warm climate like we do. Most of the time, I love living on this tiny Florida island.
But I gotta tell ya, I miss the living where the seasons change during Fall the most. Fall is one of our favorite seasons of the entire year. We know it is for so many of you too.
If you live in a warm-weather state or kick off your Fall season with a hurricane or a tropical storm, don’t despair! There are plenty of things we can do to celebrate Fall. Even if it hardly feels like Fall at all outside.
Here’s a look at 13 Easy Summer to Fall Decorating Ideas that will make the transition from Summer to Fall decorating at breeze…
Clean and Declutter
There is nothing like starting a fresh new season with a clean and blank slate.
Fall is a great time to deep clean and declutter. Believe me, we all have things we’re holding onto that are no longer serving the needs of our families or our homes.
This year let’s commit to cleaning and decluttering early so we can make more room to enjoy the things we love most.
You can find out more about our 52 Weeks to a Simplified and Organized Home Challenge here.
Welcome Guests into Your Home with a Beautiful Fall Porch
One of the easiest ways to incorporate easy Summer to Fall decorating ideas is by adding pops of colors and flowers to your front porch. It doesn’t have to be anything grand at all, but it should be intentional.
Take a few minutes to decide how you want to welcome guests into your home this season. It’s one of the first areas that your guests will see when they arrive and one of the last areas they’ll see when they depart.
Being intentional with your front door and porch area is all about making a good first impression. You can find out how we celebrate Fall on the front porch here.
Add Soft Whites or Pops of Fall Color to Your Home Décor
By the time we get home from work, we want a place that feels cozy and relaxing. For this reason, neutrals are totally our jam. We love to warm up our current color palette of soft whites, grays, and camels with pops of Fall color.
You can easily transition your home from Summer to Fall by adding in gorgeous Fall colors including cinnamon, saffron, plum, burnt sienna, pumpkin, sage, teal, taupe, navy, stormy gray, green apple, caramel, and ivory.
Speaking of ivory, you find how out how we made this vintage-inspired monogrammed no-sew pillow cover here.
Incorporate Layers of Texture
Incorporating layers of texture into your fall decorating ideas can be as simple as adding textured pillows to your bed, baskets to your vignettes, or new rugs to your favorite living spaces.
We frequently use indoor/outdoor rugs in our home because they’re pet friendly and easy to clean. But we also love incorporating wicker furniture into our indoor and outdoor dining areas too.
Texture is an easy to way add weight and balance to a specific space and will often take a basic room from ordinary to extraordinary.
You can find out how to make this stacked pumpkin topiary here.
Include Fall Flowers and Natural Elements
Mums are one of my favorite flowers because no matter what state we lived in my Mom always made sure to have them in our home and on our porches during the Fall season.
Fall flowers and natural elements like branches or foliage from the yard can easily be incorporated into your Fall decorating ideas.
In addition to mums, you can also try other Fall floral favorites such as goldenrod, a variety of daisies, bellflower, heather, celosia, pansies, sedum, and sage.
Update Your Pillows with Fall Fabrics
Updating your pillows for Fall is an easy and inexpensive way to decorate and transition from Summer to Fall.
Consider using plaids, tweed, lush velvet, wool, cashmere, cable knit, flannel, corduroy, leather and suede to effortlessly add both Fall color and texture to your bedroom, living room and family seating areas.
We made this no-sew varsity letter pillow (seen above) to use on our fall front porch tour and it was super simple.
Decorate Inside and Out with Fall Wreaths
Decorating inside and outside the house with a Fall wreath couldn’t be easier!
Fall wreaths usually come pre-made with a specific Fall color palette. So, if you’re struggling to decide what colors you want to decorate with this year, choose the colors on your favorite Fall wreath.
We created this simple outdoor dessert buffet based on the colors found in our Fall wreath.
Set a Beautiful Tablescape
It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting outside on the back patio or at the big dining table, gathering around a beautiful tablescape to enjoy a meal with family and friends will always be time well spent.
The secret to setting a gorgeous Fall tablescape starts with layering table linens, creating a simple seasonal centerpiece, and adding your best dishes.
Create a Seasonal Centerpiece
When it comes to creating a Fall centerpiece, we say, make it as easy on yourself as possible.
Consider highlighting Fall foliage and seasonal blooms or shopping the produce aisle for edible decorations. Use garlands or greenery picks from the floral department from your local craft supply store.
Don’t forget about using creative containers that are low such a dough bowls, weathered boxes, pieces of ironstone, or vintage mason jars to help create a seasonal centerpiece.
Use Seasonal Scents Around the House
Imagine opening the front door and enjoying the intoxicating scent of a pumpkin spice latte, warm apples, and cinnamon, sweet orange and cloves or pear and ginger.
We love those fragrances because they remind us of Fall.
Creating seasonal scents for your home doesn’t have to be complicated at all, you guys! You can spend an afternoon pouring your own candles, making a simmer pot, crafting a diffuser blend with essential oils, and even making cinnamon scented pine cones.
Craft Fresh Fall Décor
If you’re short on storage space, you might not think about crafting Fall décor. But some of our favorite projects have been easily crafted in an afternoon.
Taking time to craft everything from a vintage apple-picking sign or craft paper banner to learning how to make your own heirloom pumpkins allows you to be as creative as you want to be. It also lets you easily customize your Fall decorating ideas with the current color palette of your home.
Create Fall Vignettes
I totally get sometimes creating a vignette might seem kind of overwhelming at first. Especially if you’ve never tried to make one before. Don’t let that hold you back from trying though!
Vignettes are another simple way to decorate for Fall. They allow you to be creative with seasonal décor, to layer in texture and add fun pops of Fall color as well.
Consider using pumpkins and gourds, natural elements like branches or leaves, candles, pieces from your favorite transferware collection, weathered books, tarnished silver, amber bottles, and seasonal art.
We created this Fall vignette in 5 minutes and you can too!
Create a Cider Bar or an Indoor Drink Station
Fall drinks are not just about pumpkin spice lattes! Pear and apple ciders are both great alternatives for an indoor drink station if you don’t enjoy seasonal coffee drinks.
Creating a cider bar or an indoor drink station can easily be stocked with items from the grocery store. Consider using flavored coffee, teas, cocoas, and ciders paired with Fall inspired flavored syrups. Then garnish with simple cinnamon sticks, marshmallows or chocolate spoons!
Fall is all about creating special moments when and where you can! No matter how the weather feels outside or how slowly a hurricane is crawling up the coast! There is always something we can celebrate about the upcoming season.
I hope these 13 Easy Summer to Fall Decorating Ideas will help you begin creating a warm and inviting home this Fall.
Up next on the Transitioning from Summer to Fall Blog Hop is First Day of Home! You’ll love Crissy’s seasonal decorating ideas and her Fall Home Tour too. Then make sure to visit the rest of these fabulous and creative ladies. They always have inspiring things to share!