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FALL DECOR WE LOVE FROM OUR COTTAGE FARMHOUSE

We're kicking off fall over on Summerhill. Fall Decor is one of the favorites to shop for and adorn our home with. We're going to take a look back at some of our favorite fall posts today. Including one where we took our fall table decorations outdoors.

Fall Decor Hygge Inspired Thanksgiving Table

Fall Decor

The first day of fall this year is September 23rd, but who wants to wait until then to pull out your breathtaking fall decor. The leaves may not start changing where you are yet, but you can enhance the season with some outdoor fall decor. If a cool night presents itself, decorate for fall and have s'mores by the fire pit.

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Update: Each year we are adding to this post our most current autumn decorating ideas. So let's start with this year's ideas.

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea

This year, 2020, we are going for a natural fall vibe. If I had to go with something faux I tried to use a natural material. So let's start with our table centerpiece.

Easy and budget-friendly is this fall centerpiece idea. All you need is a 2 x 8 piece of wood chalk painted. Then sand the edges here and there.

Next tie a ribbon around a bundle of dried wheat and like magic you have an autumn table centerpiece.

Natural Faux Pumpkins in Doughbowl

Did I mention that this year I am trying to stay with more natural decorations? Since pumpkins hadn't arrived in stores yet I found these cut faux pumpkins that are wrapped in natural twine.

These are great to add to any bowl but I tossed them into my dough bowl under the TV.

Entryway Fall Decor

One thing I love to encourage others to do is to add some fall decorations to their entryway. It welcomes guests into a warm and cozy home.

Since I have a bench in my entryway I love to add holiday touches.

This year I went simple with a “thankful” pillow because these decorations will be here for Thanksgiving too and I changed my lamb ears wreath for a lovely straw hat.

Then to layer a little more style I added my french market basket and filled it with white mums, tossed some real pumpkins, and leaves from my backyard.

Front Door Autumn Wreath

Now let's work our way to the front porch where the natural theme continues. I created this simple autumn wheat wreath. This minimalist wreath is a hint to what is inside.

Small Fall Front Porch Ideas

And last from this year's ideas is a small fall front porch idea. This porch is broken down into zones.

For example I created a bench area and filled it with cozy fall accessories.

Stack things that make you think of fall like blanket or scarves, pumpkins, wheat, and so on.

Then add some mums somewhere as I did here in this old galvanized bucket.

And repetition is a good element of design so I added another pumpkin in our dog statues basket along with a sweet ribbon.

LOL! I just realized this pumpkin isn't real or made of natural materials.

Now don't forget about layered rugs. This year I used some wood flooring left over from an installation, painted it with fusion mineral paint, and clicked it together as the under mat.

Next, I topped it off with one of Joanna Gaines, Hearth and Hand doormat. The paint keeps scratching off here and there but I love it because that gives it character for the design.

And if you have a lantern laying around you can add it to another corner or nestle it next to your bench. I added some battery powered mini lights inside but you can put a candle, pumpkins, or pinecones.

So here is my small fall front porch all together in one photo.

Now let's look at last year's, 2019, ideas.

Front Door Fall Wreath

2019 was a bright and cheery fall decoration theme.

Remember that the front door is a hint to what is inside your home. Style your front door with a fall wreath then check out my how to hang a wreath with ribbon without damaging your door post.

Fall decor with a bright colored autumn wreath that incorporates pink on a child's bike wheel that is painted in gold.

This project was the most fun fall project yet. After removing a wheel from a child's bike, spray painting it gold, and then decorating it with Walmart flowers and pumpkins I couldn't believe how eye-catching it turned out.

Fall decor with a bright colored autumn wreath that incorporates pink on a child's bike wheel that is painted in gold.

Who knew adding a little pink to a fall wreath would be so popular. I think this means I need to do a DIY on how to make it. What do you think?

Fall Tablescape

More cheerful colors were added to this dollar store fall tablescape ideas.

Adding colors from the front door to the table pulls the whole design together.

Fall Entryway

After you have given your guests a hint of fall on the porch give them a little more in the entryway.

Fall decor with a gallery wall in the entryway, pillows, pumpkins, baskets and more.

Toss some more fall items inside the front door with pumpkins, pillows, baskets and more.

Fall decor with a gallery wall in the entryway, pillows, pumpkins, baskets and more.

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For example create a gallery wall on the wall just for the season. To make this job easier try out this post that will walk you through how to create a gallery wall the easy way.

Fall Mantle

Now let's look at 2018 and other fun ideas below.

Do you know the old saying that the fireplace is the heart of the home? Well, adding fall decor to your mantle is just the added touch to make it even more the heart of your home.

Fall decor using baskets and arranged on the wall.  A cotton garland draped over the front of the mantle, candles and small white pumpkins along with a metal pitcher filled with eucalyptus.

Baskets and candles really give a fireplace mantle that warm autumn feel.

Fall decor on a mantle with a pumpkin latte candle and a white pumpkin.

This DIY fall decor mantle shows you how to design, arrange and hang baskets on the wall as well as how to style the mantle with fall goodness.

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Free Fall Printables

In case you want some art on your mantle instead of baskets here are a few free ideas.

Fall decor using a free printable of a pumpkin with pink flowers around the stem and Give Thanks to the Lord written on the printable and framed.

The best place to start off your fall decor is with a piece of FREE art!

This sweet “Give Thanks to the Lord” pumpkin will brighten up your home decor for fall. Simply subscribe to emails, print and follow this DIY wall hanging post to frame it for your home.

Fall decor free printale of a gold mason jar and cotton stems inside of the jar and Love Grows Here written on the bottom.

We designed this lovely piece for you and you can head over to our Fall Printable Post and print it from there. All you'll need for this decorative piece is a frame and we bet you have one or two laying around the house that this beauty would be perfect in!

Farmhouse Pumpkin Centerpiece

Fall decor using a beautiful centerpiece of a three tiered tray filled with pumpkins, hydrangeas, lambs ear, Rae Dunn mug, creamer, candle and more.

Tiered trays make great centerpieces. In fact they are adorable sitting on a kitchen counter, buffet, or anywhere in your home.

Fall decor using a beautiful centerpiece of a three tiered tray filled with pumpkins, hydrangeas, lambs ear, Rae Dunn mug, creamer, candle and more.

Add some Rae Dunn, pumpkins, candles and more to for a little fall flavor to your decor with our how to decorate a tiered tray post.

Fall Decor Farmhouse Pumpkin Centerpiece

A centerpiece is a must for any season and this rustic piece would be great indoor or as an outdoor fall decor piece for your patio table. Are you curious how we got pumpkins that color? You can get all those details on our post. Don't you just love that blue one? It's a favorite for sure! Here's a closer look!

Fall Decor Farmhouse Pumpkin Centerpiece

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Using Small Pumpkins in your Decor

Pumpkins are for sure the first things that come to mind when you think of what you will include in your fall decor. In this post we thought it would be fun to show you some out of the box places to incorporate your tiny pumpkins when you're sprinkling around your home.

Fall Decor Using Small PUmpkins In Your Decor

Check out this adorable pup we have on our front porch! He was the perfect place for us to add a small pumpkin to our outdoor fall decor.

Fall decor idea using a real pumpkin on a small bread plate and sitting on a farmhouse style kitchen towel.

And if you have a special dinner planned drop a little pumpkin on their bread plate for some added autumn style.

Outdoor Fall Decor

The best time to entertain outside is fall and spring which is why the outdoor fall decor idea is so timely.

Fall decor idea for the outdoors.  Set up by a fire pit using white mums, pumpkins of different sizes, hay on the ground, a galvanized tub turned upside down and a tray on top filled with s'more items to make s'mores.

This arrangement was pulled together with mostly items I had laying around the house.

Fall decor idea for the outdoors.  Set up by a fire pit using white mums, pumpkins of different sizes, hay on the ground, a galvanized tub turned upside down and a tray on top filled with s'more items to make s'mores.

Check out the outdoor fall decor ideas post for inspiration to add some fall decor to your fire pit or outdoor party.

Hygge Inspired Thanksgiving Table

Fall Decor Hygge Inspired Thanksgiving Table

Gearing up for Thanksgiving goes hand in with fall decor. Stepping outside of the traditional dining room set up, we played outdoors and decided to make a dreamy hygge Thanksgiving table dinner setting. Most of the items we used, we already had on hand. The weather was perfect and so was the company we shared!

Fall Decor Hygge Inspired Thanksgiving Table

Part of the tablescape, were these simple yet precious place tags. We pinched off leaves of the eucalyptus and took chalk markers to write our guests names.

Fall Home Tour

Does this bench look familiar? Well, earlier in the post this bench is white but now it is blue and that because these ideas are from an old post.

Fall Decor Fall Home Tour

There were places in our home we hadn't had a chance to explore, so we decided to take you on a home tour. The hope is that you will find some inspiration that you can't resist adding into your fall decor.

Fall decor ideas using a plaid blanket draped on a blue bench and a sign on the bench that says, "Every family has a story...welcome to ours."  A pumpkin painted champagne gold on the bottom and dusty blue Hunter boots on the floor.

Have fun on our fall home tour and peek what else you love around our home from several years ago.

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Conclusion

We'd love to hear when you start decorating for fall. Also, shout out how you incorporate outdoor fall decor when you're in decorating mode. It's great to have a community to share new and great decor ideas with, don't you agree?

Here is our checklist of great items to use in your fall decor this season.

Happy Decorating!

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Cindy

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Love these stillscapes. Lots of great ideas.

Linda McDonald

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Thank you Cindy! I am pretty lucky to have some great places to create tablescapes and photograph. ;)