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How to Decorate for Fall with Apples

Today, I want to share with you how easy it is to decorate your home for Fall using apples. Apples are great way to ease into the season and celebrate all things cozy. They add a touch of color and can also create a sense of harvest in your home.

Apples come in a lot of different varieties. They aren’t usually expensive and are almost always plentiful at the grocery store or your local farmers market. They can be easily paired with seasonal favorites like plaids, burlaps, mums, cream or orange colored roses or goldenrod for a budget friendly decorating statement.

We’ve used them in our home for years and they’re always a fun way to kick off the fall season.

Here’s a look at how to decorate for Fall with apples…

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Decorate for Fall with Apples in the Entry

The entry was created by potting a white mum from our local home improvement store, using a brown and white transferware gravy boat propped up on thrifted books to use a key drop.

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We framed brown craft paper with free prints from the New York Public Library’s digital collections.  Then added a pillow from IKEA on our farmhouse style dining chairs. The weathered cabinet is a favorite and gets moved around all over the house. It’s so versatile.

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Decorate for Fall with Apples in the Dining Room

Across from the entry is the dining room and we almost always use some sort of harvest inspired plaid in this room. We seriously love anything plaid.

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We’re always picking up plaid blankets like this one from thrift stores and charity shops to use as a table runner. You can usually find them for under $10. Just make sure to gently launder or have the blankets laundered at your local dry cleaner before using them.

If you don’t find any blankets that suit your fancy, consider using plaid scarves or inexpensive fabric from your local craft store.

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We love brown and white transferware as much as we love plaid. But you guys, it’s seriously getting so hard to find now. My parents gifted me with this set and it’s of our favorites. We don’t just use them for decoration either, they’re used all season long.

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Vegetable picking baskets like these are usually easy to find at thrift stores or charity shops too. They’re great for holding mums, apples, breads or other baked goodies.

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Decorate for Fall with Apples in the Living Room 

An easy way to make your home look consistent when you decorate for the holidays is having a consistent color palette throughout each room.

We have an open concept home and when you’re standing in the living room, you can see into six other rooms. It’s nice 90% of the time.  That said, it all but forces you to understand your style and decorate adjoining rooms in similar colors, textures and styles.

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I’ve found over the years it just makes all the spaces flow so much better. We won’t use the fireplace until probably November but that doesn’t stop me from decorating the mantel with a vintage inspired DIY apple picking sign.

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Decorate for Fall with Apples in the Breakfast Nook

Just off the living room is the breakfast area and the kitchen.

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The inspiration for the breakfast tablescape came from fall nights spent on hay rides, drinking hot cider, wearing boots, jeans and knit sweaters.

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I found the table runner at a local thrift store for a few dollars. Then I used inexpensive baskets of apples, cinnamon sticks, denim napkins, daisies, goldenrods, tarnished silver, transferware and candles to round out the look.

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We love all kinds of ciders, do you? We normally have our coffee bar all set up but during the fall season when we have company coming over we like to set up a fall cider bar too.

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It’s such a simple way to change things up a bit and celebrate the apple harvest this time of year.

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I made these milk glass inspired cake stands last year and we use them all the time for entertaining.

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Decorate for Fall with Apples in the Kitchen

Decorating the kitchen with apples can be as easy as creating a caramel apple station

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or having apple inspired goodies on the kitchen island.

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You could also host your family and friends for an afternoon of season baking and make apple nachos as a quick snack.

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Decorate for Fall with Apples on the Porch

If you’re decorating with apples inside, consider using them outside on the porch or patio too.

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Incorporating hot cider, apple pies, donuts and apple fritters on the porches is a fun way to welcome friends, family and neighbors to your home.

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The weather may still be warm in your area, the mums may have just arrived at your local garden center and the pumpkins may be few and far between. There’s always a way to celebrate fall. So, find a way to kick off the season by decorating your home with apples.

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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3 Comments

  1. Oh CoCo – we have never been more ready for fall than this year. Just last night we were talking about how we were ready to beat the heat and all of the fun things we want to do this fall. Thanks so much for the inspiration…c’mon fall! We’re ready!

    1. I hear ya ladies! I’m ready for whatever we can of to beat the heat and settle down into all things cozy. Bring on the leaves and the PSL! Hugs, CoCo

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