How to Make Your Home Lovely for Fall

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Do you ever get bogged down thinking about how to shift from summer decor to fall decor? Or do you just need a little motivation to get the boxes of pumpkins, gourds and leaves down from the attic? Today, I’m joining a wonderful group of bloggers to show you how to make your home lovely for fall as an easy transition from summer. 

Fall living room tour with pumpkins and stems on coffee table tray and pumpkin throw pillows in background.

Transitioning from Summer to Fall Decor

Welcome! Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home has coordinated a fabulous tour of homes to share inspiration for early fall decor. I hope you’ll visit all the participants at the end of this post.

If you’re joining me from CoCo at The Crowned Goat, I know you enjoyed seeing her 13 decorating ideas. Her decor is full of Southern charm!

It may be hot and humid here in Houston right now, but pour me some apple cider and give me a sweater when it drops below 80 degrees! Today, I’m providing you with some vignettes to ease your transition into the season, regardless of the weather report. Together, we can pretend there are crisp, autumn breezes outside.

Let’s take a stroll inside, shall we?

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Fall Living Room: Coffee Table Styling and Throw Pillows

Our living room is the most used space in the house, so it’s fitting to begin our tour here.

In last year’s tour, I talked about using three color schemes for fall. This year, I decided to stick with the aqua and orange palette but switch up the coffee table accents.

If you saw my recent post on coffee table tray decor, you’ll recognize this little woven number. Adding the fall touches gives it a totally different look now. 

Fall home tour of living room with fall coffee table decor using ceramic pumpkins and faux florals in wicker tray.

I fell in love with the neutral vibe of these pumpkins, and the two triangular glass vases were passed down from my late mother-in-law. Thanks to my hubby for reminding me about these vases! They gave me just the hint of aqua I needed. 

Fall pumpkin throw pillows on sofa.

This year is all about repurposing and reusing decor. Pillow covers help reduce bulk and storage if you switch out your decor between the seasons.

Or so they say.

These pillow covers happened to come with pillows inside, so I’ll find ways to reduce clutter in other ways… 

Fall Breakfast Room: Botanicals and Greenery

The breakfast room also sees a lot of traffic, particularly “little boy traffic” that speeds by on tiptoes. Therefore, having a lot of tabletop decor just isn’t practical.

For a transition from summer to fall, most decor in this room hangs on the walls.

Fall home tour of breakfast room with magnolia wreath on reclaimed wooden door.

Oh, if these doors could talk! This is one of two reclaimed wood panels I purchased at the market in Canton, Texas, while celebrating my sister-in-law’s birthday.

Shortly after making this purchase, we got caught in a series of tornadoes, one of which we observed from the car! It was a bonding experience.

And I would do it all over again to celebrate that birthday with her.

Fall hurricane candle with leaves and pumpkins.

I said most decor hangs on the walls, but I do afford myself a hurricane candle holder or two on the table.

The walls of this room are a greenish shade called Nantucket Gray (Benjamin Moore), so the green hues in this table centerpiece complement the room nicely.

Botanical print above wine rack with lavender decorative accents.

This botanical print was my second purchase from this Etsy shop. The artwork comes on thick, high-quality paper, and I had it custom framed to coordinate with my decor. With the monarch butterflies beginning to emerge, I think it’s a perfect print for summer-to-fall decor (even if it’s not an actual monarch in the picture).

As you know, I’m also a fan of using lavender for projects like my lavender sugar scrub and lavender heating pads. Why not keep these accents out a little while longer?

Fall Dining Room: Wreaths and Trays

The most dressed up room on this fall home tour is our formal dining room.

Formal dining room fall decor with rustic fall wreaths and tiered tray decor.

Those of you who read my coffee table decor post will notice the return of the urn and my little bird. Like I said, I love repurposing decorative accents in different rooms of the house.

Here, I’m adding a few special touches that made for a quick transition into fall:

  • Three-tiered tray with fall accents
  • Fall printable art
  • Fall wreaths (packed in the attic and ready to hang quickly)
Wooden sideboard table with fall tiered tray decor and free fall printables.

Recently, I designed four different free fall printables with simple watercolor artwork that you can download. They make for quick and easy fall decor when you’re transitioning between the seasons. In the photo above, I’m using my “Thankful & Blessed” print.

If you’d like to design your own fall artwork, you should also check out my free fonts for fall.

Three-tiered tray with fall decor.

If you only knew how I scavenged around for the items on this tiered tray. That’s half the fun! It’s a mix of faux florals, leaves, Target dollar spot items, vase filler, mason jars, candles, and pumpkins of different textures. All I need is a Rae Dunn mug, right?

I think I’ll have to dedicate a whole separate post to break this tray down for you.

Fall home tour with wreaths on cabinet in dining room.

I don’t have wreaths on my dining room cabinets…until fall arrives. Since the dining room is the first room my guests see, I love celebrating the season by dressing up my cabinets. It’s like putting a pretty necklace around their necks. 

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Continue Your Fall Home Tour

I so appreciate you visiting for my fall home tour. There’s plenty more to see at my friends’ houses! Your next stop is Angelina at Petite Haus where you’re in for a real treat with her French-inspired aesthetic. Enjoy!

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  1. Your home looks so inviting and ready for fall, Crissy! And I just love your dining room along with the aqua and orange accent tones. p.s. I have that same tiered tray, I really need to pull it out and do something with it! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Tiffany! I always enjoy your style, too. How funny that we have the same taste in tiered trays! I had never decorated mine for fall, but now I love the idea. Have fun with yours!

  2. The wreaths on your cabinet doors is a perfect way to welcome in the change of the seasons. You have added so many delightful little touches hinting at the change of seasons, like your styled tiered tray!

  3. Hi Crissy, what I really enjoy about your decor is how you have layers of it. Besides the layered vignette I can see layered cushions behind it, and more layers of decor on shelving etc. It all looks very cohesive and not cluttery. It takes skill to do that. Thank you for inspiring me.

    1. That is the nicest compliment, Leanna. Thank you! I feel like I’m always changing things up, and I’m never sure when I’m really “done.” I so appreciate the kind words. Happy beginning of fall to you!

  4. Your home is beautifully decorated for Fall, Crissy! Just the right touch. I’m swooning over your pillows, especially the knit pumpkin one.

    1. Thanks, Cindy! I so appreciate you stopping by. Yes, I wouldn’t wish that tornado situation on anyone. It was truly terrifying, but it makes for a great story when I look at those door panels! Ha!

    1. Thank you, Lora. You’re right…orange feels about right for this time of year in this part of the country. I enjoyed visiting your fall decor as well. I need to go find some vintage books now!

  5. I love that wreath on your cabinet. It looks perfect there for fall! Actually I love many of your vignettes and the colors your’re working in for transitioning to fall. It’s been fun being in this blog hop with you, Crissy!

    1. Thank you, Carol! I’m glad this hop got me in gear to decorate for fall. It’s been fun seeing so many different styles and getting inspired to switch things up next year. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Hi Crissy, I love your color palette of orange and the warmer blues, those pillows are so adorable together; Light and bright for early Fall. I love all your wonderful vignettes and that tiered tray is full of fun goodies!

    1. Thank you so much, Debra. I’m always the girl who loves to get the sampler platter, so I feel like I have fun decorating each room a bit differently. If only I could snap my fingers to change the decor from day to day based on my mood. I guess it’s a good thing that I can’t! Happy early fall to you!

    1. Thanks, my sweet friend! Truth be told, those two little boys were with the grandparents for a night. You know how that goes, right? (wink) Thanks for the compliments. I just love hopping with you and seeing what you come up with each time, too.

    1. Thanks, Angelina! Isn’t it fun to have a piece you can decorate for the seasons? I really enjoyed visiting your home, too. All the French touches are just divine.

  7. Crissy, I can’t believe how you repurposed and decorated for fall so quickly and so beautifully. Every inch of your decorated spaces is lovely and so put together, but still natural and welcoming. Love the mix of colors in those gorgeous glass pumpkins. And that woven tray is still one of my favorites

    1. Thank you, Carol! I can’t believe I switched gears so quickly either, but there might have been a very late night involved somewhere in there. Ha! Thank you for your kind words. It’s always fun to hop with you and see your beautiful home, too.

  8. Crissy,
    Your trio of glass pumpkins on the coffee table are ever-so-pretty. They are an upscale Fall look without overpowering your room. I love them. Your magnolia wreath on the beautiful paneled door is gorgeous.

    Happy early fall,


    1. Thanks so much, Judith! I’m so glad this hop forced me to decorate early. Now I feel I can really ease into the holiday and make tweaks without stress. Happy early fall to you too! -Crissy

  9. Your touches of fall are beautiful! I love wreaths hanging on cabinets. The tray with the pumpkins is perfect and how awesome to have vases from your mother in law!

  10. Hi Chrissy! I really love your sense of style! All your fall touches blend seamlessly into your home. I especially love your cabinets with the wreaths on them and the vignette on the table in between them. So happy to be hopping with you!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! It’s always fun decorating that dining room. I look forward to checking out your post, too! Isn’t this a great hop? Really puts me in the mood for fall!

    1. Ha ha! It’s this time of year that I wished I lived in New England! I spent time there for work and school in my twenties, and the autumn cannot be beat. We keep the a/c going here so we can pretend we’re in Vermont (wink). Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thank you, Shelley! I have never styled a tiered tray for fall, but now I’m really addicted. It’s fun to mix and match items. I can’t wait to stop by your post as well, my friend!

    1. Ha ha! Thanks, Barbara! I’m really trying to take inventory of what I have and use objects in new ways rather than buying more stuff each year. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Janet! The wreaths are some of my favorite things to hang up every year. It’s always great to see you here and at Tuesday Turn About. Have a lovely week!

  11. Crissy everything is so fresh and light and welcoming for fall! I love the colors you have used. I have been craving simplicity and lighter colors for early fall which is why I gravitated toward the peaches. I love that you are reusing things in new ways. Honestly that is one of my favorite parts of blog reading, seeing how bloggers move familiar items around their homes. It’s like visiting a friend’s home in real life. I like it much better than ones that have brand new decor every post.

    I love the wreaths on the cabinet doors! You have such a classy and elegant style, I just adore it!

    Thank you so much for joining our hop. Happy almost fall!

    1. Thank you, Amber! That’s so kind. That’s what I love about blogging, too. It does feel like you get to know a person’s style and home. I’m always envying your great vintage finds. If only I could run to the store and buy some of those! It creates a sense of adventure looking for those treasures. I’m really trying to repurpose as much as I can and make my “old” things new again.

      Happy almost fall to you, too, and thanks again for inviting me to participate in this fun hop!

  12. You truly have an eye for decor… and photography! Crissy, you have inspired me. Remember how you said I may need some inspiration today? Here it is! Hugs, and thank you for this beautiful fall decor home tour!

    1. Awww, you just melted my heart, dear friend. Thanks so much, for visiting and for always supporting, cheering, inspiring…I could go on. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I know it will be wonderful! Hugs back!

  13. Your home is beautiful and looks lovely all decked out in fall decor.

    I really like the wreath and your analogy of putting necklaces around the necks of your cabinet. I might just have to make a wreath for the cabinet in our entry.

    1. Thank you, Carol. I was amazed at the difference it makes in the whole feel of the room. On mine, I just unscrew one of the top screws and hang the wreaths with gauzy ribbon over the door. Ooh, I can’t wait to see your cabinet’s necklace…

    1. Thanks, Cindy! You made me laugh out loud! Oh, the magic of the camera. My house is a wreck right now. That’s why I had to do closeup shots. I found the pillows at Home Goods last year. Hopefully, they’ll have some similar ones this year because I couldn’t quite find the same ones online.

  14. So many beautiful decorating ideas to help prepare our homes for Fall Chrissy! I love the pops of colors you have around the house and how you’ve layered Fall inspiration on your 3 tiered tray too. I know the vases from your mother in law are a treasure. They’re perfect on your coffee table. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Oh, thanks so much, CoCo! That tiered tray is one of my favorites. It was a gift from my mother and brother, so it’s special to me, too. This hop was a good excuse to tackle decorating it. I can’t wait to check out your post, too! xoxo, Crissy

    1. Thank you, Marty! I love decorating the cabinets with wreaths. It completely changes the look of my dining room. Now I just need to find some for the spring/summer season so they don’t look bare the rest of the year!