When does fall start for you? After Labor Day? When the kids go back to school? When the temperature drops below 90? When the calendar officially switches from summer to fall? (It will be on the 23rd this year if you missed it.) Everyone seems ready to say good~bye to summer and hello to fall so I have 15 fall decorating ideas to inspire you in 2019.
Since it’s still so hot in Texas in September, for me fall starts on October 1st. Even though that’s a month away, it’s never too early to plan ahead. This year, I am ready to embrace the changing of the seasons and start decorating the house for fall. Although we have a ton of decorations for the holidays, I always like to get some new inspiration and ideas. Our home really has a spring and summer color palette, so I’m always searching for ways to bring in the warmth, coziness and color of fall.
After getting started on transitioning to fall with the Pinterest Challenge redoing our coffee tables, I’m really in the mood for fall. Here’s some really cool (or should I say warm) fall decorating ideas that are inspiring me and I hope they will do the same for you. I think these 15 fall decorating ideas are creative choices for fall decorating in 2019.
15 Fall Decorating Ideas to Inspire You in 2019
I first shared a similar round~up of fall decor ideas in 2017, but this list is totally new! There is so much to share on the topic of fall decor and decorations. So every Friday starting today for the next 6 weeks, I will be sharing ideas for fall decor, my own and others; some home decor, some DIY, just a variety of inspiration I know you will enjoy and can PIN for your own fall “scrapbook”.
As I searched for fall decor ideas for 2019, I looked for classic designs that would last for several years. There are no tablescapes here (saving those for later), almost no DIY (You know how much I love DIY.). I focused on decor from other bloggers (no websites, no Etsy shops) because I wanted honest to goodness, down to earth fall decor that anyone of us could put together in our own homes.
I’m sure you will notice some trends that all these fall decorating ideas have in common. And, of course, you can guess my own design preferences in color and style.
So let Fall Friday begin.
Fall Front Porch
Let’s start at the front door, shall we? First of all, I have to admit that I am constantly jealousy of anyone who has a front porch. We don’t; we don’t even have stairs, just the area around our front door. So I’m always coveting (please, forgive me, Jesus) other people’s front porches.
This one from Randi Lynn of Randi Lynn Blog stopped me in my tracks. It’s not big, but it’s covered so all the sheaves of wheat, the baskets of mums and kale, the bales of hay, and the pumpkins won’t get soaked in the rain. It’s so welcoming. I could sit on the front porch steps with a cup of hot tea and swoon.
Small Fall Kitchen Vignettes
Don’t you love creating small groups of items ~ we call them vignettes ~ together to make pretty setting in you home A perfect example of “the sum is greater than the parts”. Here are a few fall decorating ideas that you can quickly put together, but have big impact in your kitchen.
The simplicity of this kitchen vignette from Liz Marie Blog would work for any kitchen style. A simple framed glass sign (pies, cakes, cookies, anyone?) is paired with a huge jar full of red and yellow~streaked apples against a backdrop of classic subway tile. How easy is that? I have subway tile in our kitchen backsplash and I love its timeless appeal.
Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage must love copper as much as I do. (We actually have several pieces in our kitchen.) The vintage island sports several pieces of copper as well as a few pumpkins and greenery climbing on twigs. The candle in an orange tin repeats the metallic tones of the copper and the orange pumpkins and rustic trays in the background. Do you notice how just the hint of black and white check adds a little pop of contrasting color and pattern?
More apples give this little corner kitchen vignette its pop of color. The “apples” sign, apple basket and wheat bundle tell you that fall is on its way. What a cute tea towel. The round wood tray pulls it all together. Thank you to Jenn at Clean and Scentsible for showing how easy it is to create that sweet touch of autumn.
Fall in the Living Room
What conjures up fall more than cuddling up with a plaid fall throw and a good book? A tray of cookies and cocoa or hot tea to enjoy as the weather cools down definitely adds to the enjoyment created by Roxanne at The HoneyComb Home. Love the woven basket with rustic charm. Don’t forget to light the candles!
Erin at My Texas Home (Happy to have her as a fellow Texan.) knows how to style. This setting is grounded by the awesome console table surrounded and laden with white pumpkins. The beautiful leaf motif artwork flanked by the tall lamps really brings your eyes in. There is just a touch of green for contrast. Oh, and I want that chunky throw in the basket for cold evenings by the fire ~ when it finally gets cold!
This comfortable, nap~taking sofa is surrounded by all things fall from Carissa at Bless This Nest. The vintage doors behind the sofa flank a DIY sign that puts you in the mood for fall. What about the vintage trunk used as a coffee table and the darling little stool with pumpkins in white and grey tones? Stripes, checks and floral pillows to rest our head on. Snooze!!
We all know that mantles are one of the best places to decorate in our homes. One of the best focal points ever.
With a shiplap background and wonderfully chippy mirror, this mantle is ready for fall. Love how the black and white check pumpkins perk up all the white and sage green pumpkins. Stacey at Wilshire Collections tops this mantle off with 2 awesome urns full of lamb’s ear and a harvest sign.
Even if you don’t have a real fireplace, you can still create the fall mantle of your dreams. Lots of baskets, even a rustic chair, and an old window pane give you so much to enjoy, who needs a fireplace? The the woven pattern of the tobacco basket is picked up by the same pattern of the urns with dried flowers. Shell of Dandelion Patina has gracefully combined so many textures and shapes in this farmhouse fall mantle.
If you have visited Bluesky at Home, you know I love coastal colors. Chelsea at Making Home Base designed a gorgeous coastal inspired mantle. Who says that pumpkins can’t be blue? The blue pumpkins work so well with the blues of the beautiful painting above the mantle. Goes to show that simplicity can be your best friend.
I love a white~painted brick fireplace. Another fireplace scene using a rustic chair ~ do you see a trend here? Heather at Beauty for Ashes artfully combined a rustic basket with the woods of the chair and the picture frame. Again black and white buffalo checks and black and white in the pillow, sign and throw add a classic feel. And, of course, the pop of green (We call that plant mother~in~law’s tongue.) is always welcome.
Jamie at So Much better with Age has decorated her mantle with cloches and faux fall foliage. So simple, so classy. The wood bases, wood cake stand, and wood picture frame provide the warm, natural colors that fall needs. The hint of metallic copper in the scones give great balance to this mantle.
You know I am a sucker for pink. Why can’t you decorate with pink for the fall? Jael at The Tarnished Jewel certainly doesn’t have a problem decorating her bookcase with pink touches. The pink touches are subtle and don’t overwhelm the space; they just make you say “ah” and smile.
I love this chippy bookcase and Emily at Le Cultivateur has used accessories that pair so nicely for fall: the rustic wood box, the fabric pumpkins with tree stems, and the vintage books. Love the collection of brass candlesticks. This is understatement at its best for fall.
One Last Fall Vignette
Yvonne at StoneGable always amazes me with her classic style. The feathers in the interesting white jar are what make this vignette so interesting. Fall color in the foliage in the small grey urn ~ which picks up the grey in the cake stand ~ just gives you a hint of the season. The base of the cake stand and candle holder provide the natural, organic feel that only wood can give.
All of these fall decorating ideas are on my Pinterest Fall Decor Board. I’d love for you to drop by and follow for more ideas.
I hope you like these 15 fall decorating ideas for 2019. Now the challenge is narrowing down my favorites. I would love to know which ones are your favorites.
When do you start decorating for fall? What are your biggest decorating challenges for fall?
Check back next week because fall definitely gets underway. You can still receive my 11 Tips to Style your Coffee Table Decor. Click on the big pink image.