Austin Real Estate April 29, 2021

Décor to fall for: Easy ways to make your home festive for autumn

The fall season is well underway, and while Halloween décor might be ruling the roost right now, once spooky season is over it’s all about autumn florals, farmhouse-inspired looks and of course, pumpkins. We chatted with a couple of local decorating experts to get their best tips for making your home look festive and on trend for fall. Read on for some easy ideas to incorporate into your décor this season.

Tami Spearman, owner of Simply Home Décor & More in Liberty Hill, says because of COVID-19, people are focusing on home décor more than they have in the past because they are home more.

“[Everyone is] just wanting their homes to still continue to be a place of refuge, so they’re decorating more,” she says. “Even though things are opening back up, they are seeking that comfort of home and so they’re not only decorating more but the trend is decorating earlier for seasonal. We’re seeing people decorating even more than usual and just looking for some new touches to accent what they already have.”

This year’s fall trends are a combination of woven textures, raw woods, dried grass and florals, and rich colors, says Melissa Dudley, co-owner of The Wildflower Republic in Liberty Hill.

“Think warm and cozy, like a woven, jute rug, a grouping of baskets in various sizes and weaves, raw wood platters and risers, woven pillows, and a chunky throw,” she says. “It doesn’t take much to spruce up your space and it can be done with just a few simple items. Gather some dried botanicals and a fun vase. Hit your nearest home decor store and grab some fun throw pillows and alternate textures. I love to combine textures, layers and dimensions.”

Another popular fall trend is farmhouse décor and black and white plaid, Spearman adds.

“If you have a cute farmhouse tray for your dining room table, you’re still going to use that for fall and you’re just going to decorate that with some fall berries or garland, little pumpkins and maybe a little fall sign—just smaller accent pieces,” she says. “Use vases that you already have for every day but then add fall stems to those to give them a seasonal look.”

Spearman adds that stems have been a popular seller this year, like sunflower stems and stems with berries and leaves.

“It’s all about bringing the outside in and making the home feel even more homey,” she says.

One easy way to add major appeal to your home is to decorate your mantle. Dudley says you can accomplish the perfect mantle by layering art or wall decor, incorporating greenery, a candle and a few pumpkins.

When it comes to your front porch, a simple pop of fall on your front porch is all you need, she adds.

“Use mums and pumpkins, and you are set,” she says.

When it comes to popular fall colors, Spearman says cobalt blue has been the favorite. Using blue accents, like vases or throw pillows, can help accent what décor you already have in your home, she adds.

“A lot of earth tones are also coming in, especially like a clay color, which is super cute,” Spearman says. “It really pops with the farmhouse white or gray. Anything kind of earth tone is popular right now, but again, it can just be added in smaller accents to what you already have. I don’t feel like everything is changing so drastically you have to start from scratch. It’s a matter of adding some accents to what you already have.”

Overall, Spearman says it’s important to decorate your home in a way that makes it feel homey, comfortable and relaxing.

“It’s about smaller changes,” she says. “We’re spending more time inside, and with the holidays coming up through the end of the year I think families will be more focused on what they’re doing inside the home even as things continue to open up and more things are available to do outside.”

Looking for a new home to decorate inside and out? Let Andrea Curry, residential and commercial Realtor® with JB Goodwin, help. Ms. Curry has more than 13 years of experience serving the Austin and Central Texas areas. Call (512) 547-0823 today!