Fall is upon us, friends! I know some of us have been waiting all year for this. The pumpkins, the turning leaves, the bonfires, and the apple orchard visits all bring back sweet memories from years past, and a sense of familiarity that warms our hearts. I love it!
One of the best ways to welcome in the fall season is to fill your home with the elements and tones of fall. I personally know it can be tricky to be festive without falling into the rut of decorating the same way year after year. This year, we are seeing some new fall decorating trends emerging that are full of inspiration for those of us who are looking to switch things up a little this year. Here are some of my favorite fall 2022 home decorating trends:
- Dried, not faux. We all probably have some faux flowers hanging around that are just too convenient and low maintenance to part with. But this year, dried is the new faux! It is equally as low maintenance (no water required!), totally natural, and easy to make yourself. The warm and muted colors that emerge when drying flowers, pampas grass, eucalyptus, and branches are the perfect complement to the autumn color palette. Bonus points if you have access to greenery and foliage on your property and don’t have to pay a dime for this fun fall décor!
- Vintage accessories. Depending on the style of your home, vintage accessories may be something you enjoy incorporating all year round! But, for any style of home, they are a great way to bring in the warm, rustic, earthy colors we all want to see this time of year especially. You can head to your local antique shop or thrift store, or even look through your parent’s attic, to find those perfect golden candlesticks, old apothecary bottles, brass serving trays, and other wonderful antique finds for the fall season!
- Incorporate apples. We have all gotten used to pumpkins and gourds when it comes to decorating for autumn, but apples will be taking a place in home decorating this year as well. Red, green, or yellow apples can all bring a pop of color, as well as a little variation to your tablescape or fireplace mantle. This is something we will be seeing more of this year, so don’t be afraid to buy a few extra apples at the orchard just for decorating.
- Assemble a corn husk garland. Garlands are something that have come and gone in home decorating over the years, but this fall, we may be seeing a comeback. You can gather clusters of corn husk with twine and string them together to form your own corn husk garland. This is such a fun accent for a dessert table, a mantle, or even framing in a window. I am loving this natural and creative take on a garland this year!
- Make pomanders. This is an old, old tradition that is usually thought of at Christmastime, but is finding new life this fall. These are so easy to make yourself. All you need is a handful of oranges, some dried cloves, and a little time and creativity. You can insert the cloves into the oranges in whatever design you like, and even incorporate other elements, like twine or string, as an accent. Not only do they look so fun, but they smell amazing! Fresh and festive. And hey, you can keep them around for Christmas too, if you’d like.
What are some of your favorite ways to decorate for the season? I wish you all a wonderful start to your autumn. May this be one of your best!