In America (where they really do Halloween) is more of a regular sight to spot pumpkins on a porch or a burlap wreath on the door. And now this decorating trend has filtered over to Great Britain and pinners are going autumn-crazy!
This season often means spending more time indoors and more family gatherings, so why not spruce up the table with a autumn inspired tablescape? And your fireplace mantelpiece is another great place to bring the season to life in your home, and you can create a beautiful tribute to Autumn with foliage and candles. These 25 blog posts (mostly US-based but equally helpful in getting the look for less!) will get you well on your way to decorating your house with seasonal decorations.
Make an entrance
You can easily create a welcoming front entrance by dressing it up with rustic finds and hanging a wreath on the door to bring some of those autumnal colours to eye level. With the abundance of harvest pumpkins and gourds available at both farmers markets and supermarket, you can easily add some colour and festivity to the entrance of your house. For added texture and height, complement the pumpkins with hay and corn stalks. Tuck in some fallen leaves to bring all of the colours together and you have a solid start to decorating your entrance. For more ideas, read these five blogs:
- A Farmhouse Door
- Pretty Front Entrance Ideas for Fall
- Fall Door Decoration Ideas
- 5 Simple Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas
Hang it up
You don’t want all of your Autumn decorations at ground level, so you can make (or buy) an autumn wreath to add to your door. Wreaths not only are a pretty decoration, leading seamlessly into Christmas, they can also help to capture the scents of the season when you add in cinnamon sticks, dried apples and pinecones. To learn how to make wreaths and other hanging decorations, check out these five blog posts:
If you have a formal dining room table that you don’t use every day, you can dress it up for the season. A festive table runner adorned with pumpkins, foliage and candles will capture the season, allowing you to bring Autumn right into your home. These five blogs will get you started on creating a harvest-inspired tablescape:
Once the nights start cooling off, you may want to gather around the fireplace with your family. The mantel ideas in these five blogs will help you decorate your fireplace. Candle sticks and lanterns can add some height to your mantelpiece arrangement and if money is tight, simply use branches from the garden tucked into a vase you already own. Be creative and get inspired by these blog posts:
- 5 Fall Mantel Decorating Ideas
- Cozy Autumn Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas
- My Fall Inspired Mantel
- Fall Mantel Makeover
- Autumn Mantel Makeovers: 3 Looks You’ll Love
The warmth of candlelight
There’s something warm and inviting about candlelight, and you can find many scented candles that capture the very essence of Autumn to add to your decorations. Whether you are adding a decorative candle element to an existing tablescape or to the mantel, you can try some of the ideas that are covered in these five blog entries. Fill the bottom of a hurricane vase with a few inches of acorns, coffee, field corn or dried beans to create a bed for your candle to sit in. The warmth from the candle will also cause an earthy fragrance to be given off while the candle burns. No matter how you choose to use candles, there’s no doubt that it will add coziness to your home:
- Touches of Fall Around the House
- Fall Decorating with Hurricane Vases
- Easy Ways to Decorate for Fall
- Simple Budget Friendly Fall Decorating Ideas
- 22 Fall Crafts, Table Decorations and Centerpieces Beautified with Acorns
Thanks to all the blogs featured above for all their crafty inspiration for Autumn and massive thanks to Housekeeping.org for their help with creating this article! 🙂
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Thanks Karianna, I’m glad you enjoyed the post & thank YOU for sharing your projects 😀
That doorway look is so cute! Where do you buy your corn husks/fake pumpkins? I’m seriously in love with your blog, thanks so much for sharing all of this.
Thanks so much for the shout out!
Love all the inspiration!
Have a happy day!