Next to Christmas, autumn is my favorite season of the year. I especially love decorating my home with harvest decorations at the beginning of September. After my grandmother passed away three years ago, I proudly inherited most of her autumn decorations in beautiful fall foliage colors like red, orange, yellow, brown, and gold. Unfortunately, due to ongoing home repairs, I was unable to bring out all my favorite fall decorations for home décor. So, instead of decorating my own home this year, I thought I would share some of my ideas for harvest decorations.
Fall is the season for earthy colors. To bring the look and feel of autumn into my home, my first step is to change out my dining room table coverings. I love my plaid table cloth in the fall foliage colors of dark red, orange, and dark yellow. I also have some festive placemats covered in autumn apples that my parents bought me for Christmas one year. Instead of my usual plain kitchen towels, I switch my white ones out for ones in various shades of fall. In other words, bringing some harvest décor into my kitchen and dining room is as easy as replacing my usual linens with fall-inspired ones.
I am not a fan of fake flower arrangements in my home for most of the year. However, during the autumn decorating season, I am partial to wreaths made from branches of faux fall leaves. I made one a few years ago by buying an inexpensive orange branch. I then cut the individual sticks apart and wove the pieces together into a circle. I hang the wreath on my front door for all the neighbors and passers-by to see. I also stick a few branches of leaves in fall foliage colors in flower vases and scatter the vases throughout my home. Colored corn is also a beautiful addition to the home during the fall. Fake leaf harvest decorations are so simple to assemble and bring a burst of autumn color into my house.
Finally, I am sucker for holiday lighting. In the big picture window in my front room, I hang a light-up “It’s the Great Pumpkin” Peanuts decoration. I also drape orange lights over the tops of my windows. Stringing yellow lights over my mantle brings a feeling of fall to my fireplace. Even some of my neighbors have been inspired by my harvest decorations. In fact, the older couple down the block has strung orange icicle lights around their front porch!
I love putting up fall decorations for home décor. However, even the least decorating-savvy homeowner can bring a little autumn inside with these simple harvest decorations. Happy fall!
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