Shopping for sophisticated fall decor

August 04, 2020

Hello my friends! The start of August always gets me excited for fall...especially with the cooler temps we're having. And a bunch of stores have released their new home decor, so it's been fun to check out all of the fall goodies. 

I used to decorate with an explosion of orange pumpkins, and I still love that, but now I prefer adding warmer accents that make the whole house feel cozier. Cozy, without yelling THIS IS MY FALL DECOR. I do still add plenty of pumpkins though. ;) 

I thought I'd share some of my favorite items found both online and in stores recently. These are all part of the fall product lines, but most could be used year round! When you display items like these together they will fill your home with a warm autumn vibe without the themed decor. 

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First up, Target! These copper lanterns would be so lovely both inside and out:
Copper lanterns in or outside fall decor

They would be perfect by the front door, but would also be pretty next to a fireplace or down the middle of the dining table. 

Amber bottles grouped together have that cozy fall feeling: 
Amber vases for easy fall decor

Add some real or faux floral stems and you have a beautiful centerpiece! I have vintage amber jars I pull out every year during the fall months. 

Simple glass jars with rust, yellow or purple florals are an easy way to add fall touches: 
Easy fall decor faux florals

Of course...a good fall wreath is a must have. I loved all of these, but the bleached eucalyptus was my favorite:

New fall wreaths Target

It was SO pretty in person. Very light and delicate.

I'm not a coffee drinker but I thought these fall coffee stencils were so cute!:
coffee stencils for fall

What a fun idea for a coffee lover with a fall birthday. 

My favorite way to add warmer touches are with fabrics. Cute hand towels for the kitchen, pillows in the family room and cozy blankets in the bedroom go a really long way! 

I love this pretty rust color: 
Warm color pillows for fall

That design also comes in a dark gray. Love the tassels!

This blanket almost went into my cart -- I can't get enough of chunky knit blankets in the cooler months:
chunky knit blanket in fall colors

Just throw that over a sofa for a cozy touch without any effort!

I loved these pretty bedding pieces in fall colors  -- so pretty:
warm fall bedding from Target

They would be so lovely together. That duvet cover is family friendly -- much thicker than a normal duvet cover. Someone please get both of these and send me a photo of your fall bedding! ;) 

Pottery Barn never fails to bring it this time of year. So many cozy touches without feeling themey. 

These colorful candle holders would warm up any space!:
purple yellow orange fall votives

I could see a bunch of these lined up down a table or grouped together on a coffee table. You can't go wrong with candles!

I mentioned how much I love changing up textiles for the different seasons. I always keep my eye out for fall napkins I can use to make pillows:
napkins for cheap seasonal pillows

If you use an inexpensive fabric for the backs, you'll get four seasonal "Pottery Barn" pillows for WAY less. I used a similar plaid napkin for mine and love pulling them out when the temps drop. 

Warm metals like copper and antique brass are perfect for this time of year. And they fit in beautifully with the rest of the seasons too: 
fall touches without feeling themey

Items like this are easy to change up from fall through the holidays -- fill with items like small pumpkins for fall or ornaments and greenery for Christmas. 

Of course you can't go wrong with faux stems in the colors of fall! I love the light feel of these branches: 
faux fall floral stems

Stick them in vases and hanging baskets, or lay them in a tray or along the middle of a table. 

Terra cotta anything is perfect this time of year! These would transition beautifully from late summer into November: 
terra cotta vases fall decor

These remind me so much of Italy...and the warmth of Tuscany feels like fall all year long!

It never hurts to start thinking about your fall decor a little early! I won't pull anything out for a few weeks at least, but it's fun to plan. But if you're like me and fall decor makes you it! It's YOUR house, you get to do what you want. ;)

fall decor without pumpkins

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  1. If you front door is two glass doors that meet together (one is stationery) do you put wreaths on both, or just the one that opens up? thanks


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