Fall is right around the corner; soon, the leaves will begin to turn, and the cooler temperatures will settle on the fallen foliage. It’s time to start thinking about transitioning from summer to autumn decor and welcoming the new season. Keep reading for some easy ideas to help you decorate with new fall home decor accessories.


Purple, in all its glory, is the perfect color for fall decor and it’s easy to add this color to your home this season. For a console table or dining room display, add lavender sprays to floral arrangements alongside eucalyptus and wheatgrass. Orange, brown, and yellow complement purple in traditional fall arrangements; however, another popular trend is adding deep pink to offset a royal purple display. Arrange pink carnations in a wicker basket of purple grapes, eucalyptus, succulents, and wheatgrass for a unique centerpiece at your holiday dinner.  


Like purple, pumpkins are a must for welcoming the new season. A visit to your local pumpkin patch is not only a great family outing, but it’s also a great way to score on a trunk-load of adorable pumpkins and decorative gourds. When picking out the perfect pumpkins, make sure to get a variety of colors and sizes and set aside some of the larger ones for carving. If you’re not a fan of the grown variety, you can also find a cornucopia of pumpkin options at your local craft or decor store; the plastic and Styrofoam varieties can be painted to match your home and recycled for next year. Arrange large and medium pumpkins around your entryway while saving the smaller varieties for indoor decorations and floral arrangements.

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Speaking of outdoor decor, fall temperatures are perfect for outdoor get-togethers and s’mores with the family around the firepit. When it comes to outdoor furniture, trade out your tropical florals from summer for orange cushions and purple accent pillows. Arrange more pumpkins around the patio alongside baskets of goldenrod, chrysanthemum, hyssop, and amaranth and set the scene for a harvest celebration. Add a simple wreath of wheat or twisted branches to the front door in place of your summer floral display for a minimalist autumn look.  

Place settings

When it comes to dining room decor, place settings and centerpieces are a great way to showcase your favorite autumn florals and colors. Set the table with bronze or copper chargers for a metallic accent beside a folded napkin in deep purple, orange, or pink and wrap napkins with twine or a matching metallic ring to tie the look together.

For more fall decorating ideas, check out this season’s selection of home decor items in Hoschton, GA, at Cotton Mills Interiors.