Looking for some fall home decor ideas but don’t want to use traditional autumn colors like orange? Try one of these non-traditional fall decorating ideas.
It’s the second week in September and I am right in the middle of getting my home decorated for fall.
I have to admit, this isn’t something I normally do…I usually skip straight from summer to Halloween. But since I signed up to be a part of a blogger’s fall home tour, this year is a little different.
Which means I had to dig deep to come up with some ideas for what I wanted to do.
As I have mentioned before, I’m not a big fan of decorating with orange. So all of the standard fall decor, like autumn leaves and orange pumpkins, just aren’t in my wheel well.
As usual when I’m in need of some inspiration, I headed for my favorite source of decorating ideas…Pinterest!
And lucky for me, I found all kinds of great ideas for fall home decor ideas that don’t involve orange!!
1. Romantic Pink and Green
I love the pink and green colors in this fall tablescape from Designthusiasm that is definitely on the romantic side.
I’m also loving the velvet pumpkins! Of course, I’m a pretty big fan of velvet to begin with, and making pumpkins out of it means you can get them in any color you want!
I bought a couple of really inexpensive ones at Michael’s for my fall decor (you’ll see those next week!), but if you prefer to make your own velvet pumpkins, it is a pretty easy DIY project.
2. Bird Cage Pumpkin Container
I have a set of bird cages that I bought for party decor a few years ago and I’m always looking for interesting ways to use them.
So that’s why the idea of filling one up with mini-pumpkins caught my eye. It’s a very simple way to add an autumn feel to your room.
And if you love farmhouse or rustic decor, using an old shutter as the base for the centerpiece adds some interest and depth.
You can find more of this room at Town and Country Living.
3. Mercury Glass Candle Holders
Another one of my favorite decorating accessories is mercury glass.
So I guess it’s not too surprising that I fell for this fall vignette from Yvonne at Stone Gable that uses mercury glass candles with white and blue (ish) real pumpkins.
I am so excited that my local Publix grocery store is carrying these non-orange pumpkins this year…so I’ll be able to have some real ones too!
4. DIY Galvanized Metal Pumpkins
This next pin is a great DIY project from The Navage Patch.
The original idea came from Pottery Barn but I think their galvanized metal pumpkins look just as good and cost way less than the original version!
5. Lanterns and Flowers
Since I know I’ll be using some fake pumpkins in my fall room decor, I was also looking for some ideas on how to make the faux version fit in more naturally.
This idea from Chatty Crafting of combining them with a lantern and fall flowers is a pretty way to do it. And it helps to have some good quality faux pumpkins.
6. Blue and White Velvet Pumpkins
Anyone who knows me and my love of blue and white ginger jars should have guessed that I would be swooning all over this fall decorating color scheme from Eleven Gables.
Is it too late for me to start over? Yes…probably so…but I think we all know what I’ll be doing next year!
7. Textured Fabrics
Another one of my favorite ways to add fall coziness to a room is with textured fabrics.
Kelley Nan used a blanket and a stack of books in her fall bedroom display. How cozy does that feel?
8. Layered Trays and Copper
Erin at Cotton Stem has the same fall issue that I do…disliking orange pumpkins.
She also decided to remedy the problem by going with copper (like I did with my DIY copper leaf pumpkin project)…but instead of using pumpkins, she added copper kettles. Another cozy fall image!
I also like the way she stacked trays to give a more casual but still elegant look to her pumpkin patch.
9. Chalk Painted Pumpkins
This pin from Anderson and Grant made me say “Why didn’t I think of that?”
Chalk painting pumpkins is the perfect way to make over faux orange pumpkins! So easy to use, and a host of colors to choose from!
10. Stemmed Pumpkin Holders
These white Baby Boo pumpkins in silver goblets from French Country Cottage is another really pretty and easy way to add fall decor to any room. And I love the little bit of extra texture provided by the dried hydrangea flower under the pumpkin.
Well that’s it for my fall decorating inspiration for this year…
I better get back to actually putting up my decor…before my helper decides to knock any more velvet pumpkins on to the floor :)
You can find more of my favorite fall home decorating ideas on my Fall Inspiration Pinterest board.
And don’t forget to to see how I put these fall home decor ideas to use in the blogger fall home tour!
I’ll be sharing my fall home decorations…here’s a sneak peak of the table…
Plus you’ll get a lot of other great fall home decor ideas from all of the other talented bloggers on this tour!
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