Add a Hint of Fall to Your Home

Harness natural beauty in your home with these harvest-inspired decorating ideas for fall.

Allison Maze


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Simply Elegant
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Simply Elegant

    Graced with rich natural textures and eclectic furniture -- such as birchwood-and-leather chairs -- this dining room's cozy appeal honors the home's mountainous location. A sculptural twig chandelier is a simple, unexpected touch that accentuates the dining area's warm, weathered feel. Printed fabric with graphic renderings of leaves and deer introduces fall flair with colors that unify the room's spectrum of earthy hues.

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Textural Interest

    Make a bold statement in a beige bedroom with rich textures and eclectic style. Oversize letters span the wall above the bed, creating a focal point. A brown leather headboard, cowhide rug, and wooden drum pendant warm the room's modern aesthetic, while a cane-motif duvet and shams add visual interest. Fresh flowers and throw pillows build from the room's brown base and add sparks of color.

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Bring the Outdoors In

    Savor fall beauty in your home by taking decorating cues straight from nature. Pairing light textiles with dark accents, such as the upholstered furniture and the metal coffee table, creates depth and character. A traditional stone fireplace provides a nature-inspired backdrop for relaxing and entertaining. Weathered barnwood transformed into expansive shelves sets the mood for a bounty of sculptural pieces.

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Rustic Charm

    Inspired by the home's scenic setting, this master suite relies on subtle details that reflect the woodlands beyond its windows. Rustic wood accessorized with casually elegant furniture and lamps creates the perfect backdrop for a private escape. An earthy color palette of aqua, mossy green, and chocolate brown, combined with nature-print fabrics, further relaxes the bedroom.

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Down-to-Earth

    Rustic textures serve up earthy, relaxed attitude that's perfect for fall. Well-worn relics, such as a handmade wooden table and a copper tray centerpiece, and mismatched upholstery make the space intimate and unique, perfect for casual dining.

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Spectacular Stairwell

    Give your stairwell a new look by turning it into a mini art gallery for friends and family to enjoy. Wake up blank walls with a beautiful collection of pressed leaves, floral prints, and motifs borrowed from nature. Add another cozy touch by draping a fuzzy throw over a chair.

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Harvest Hues

    Invite the harvest indoors with nature-inspired colors that will warm your space all season. Punchy accents, such as window treatments, pillows, and throws, are fun and easy ways to set the mood -- and they can be changed on a whim or with the seasons.

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Liven a Neutral Base

    Give your existing palette a pick-me-up with playful patterns and rich autumnal hues. The timeless white walls and neutral seagrass rug make this living room a canvas for fall color. Throw pillows tempered with playful hues and a mix of graphic, nature-inspired patterns create a lively, upbeat mood.

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Natural Retreat

    A contemporary master bath with a cool neutral color palette becomes warm and welcoming with a touch of natural wood. Here, a simple wooden stool provides grounding contrast to the bath's sleek, modern features and infuses the space with tranquil charm.

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Natural Approach

    Use natural textures to create a warm, fall-inspired mood. With pine-clad walls, expansive windows, and fiery colors, this living room takes on indoor-outdoor style. Hints of black in the fireplace surround and overhead light fixtures balance the room's outdoor feel with clean, modern design.

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Farmhouse Elegance

    With layers of thoughtful design details, this farmhouse kitchen embraces the art of country living. Reproduction French chandeliers suspended from hardware-store rope introduce rustic appeal and sophistication. Soaring ceilings and wood beams with custom braces serve as both structural support and decoration. A white-and-brown color palette used on stock cabinetry creates a tailored look with a sense of depth.

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Sweet Dreams

    Give your bed great character with a classic, seasonal makeover. A slipcover stitched from plush wool fabric is an easy way to perk up a plain headboard. Dress up bedding with luxurious silk and satin in bold autumnal colors for a cozy, style-setting look.

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Quirky Groupings

    Vibrant wall art and a few graphic punches -- such as coordinating pillows and throws -- create a showstopping backdrop in a traditional setting. Neutral walls allow a bright red M to take a starring role as a striking focal point in the living room. A set of worn wood stools warm up modern styling with a hint of natural beauty.

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Creative Vases

    Pretty for a coffee table, dining room, or mantel, bright flowers in wicker-covered vases add a touch of fall wherever they are placed. For a striking silhouette, gather a variety of shapes and sizes of weaves and bottles and place them in a circular formation.

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Play on Pattern

    Spice up your space with beautiful fabric in rich autumnal hues. Drapery panels made of lightweight wool add warmth without too much weight. Readymade throws, pillows, and rugs in classic colors and patterns -- like glen plaid and oversize houndstooth -- add extra richness and fall flair.

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Modern Mix

    Simple decor with a few modern and industrial touches makes for easy living -- and an even easier space to accessorize. With a little help from rich red hues, vibrant artwork and cabinetry pop against pine-clad walls. A retro brown wing chair cozies up to cabinetry for a welcoming place to lounge.

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Casual Approach

    This welcoming, yet sophisticated fireplace surround offers a lesson in style and composition. On the mantel, leaning mirrors in rich gold and harvest-theme artwork give the living room a casual feel. A subdued backdrop allows thoughtful details, such as a stained-glass window, to add charm to the space.

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