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Decorating for Fall – Classic, Easy and Inexpensive

beautiful Fall decor using dried florals and ironstone bowls

Decorating for Fall is my absolute favorite! The air is crisp, the days become shorter and I long for all things cozy! Below I am going to share three ways to easily and inexpensively decorate for Fall with classic touches I know you will love!

decorating for fall with faux stems in a vintage crock

How I decorate for Fall

In my home, I like to emulate whatever is happening naturally outside, while adding muted colors and textures from nature. For me, this means swapping out Summer greenery for Fall inspired florals and warm natural tones… think dried florals, wheat grasses, etc. Truthfully, it’s nature going dormant, dying back and preparing for Winter. However, the colors that evolve (the oranges, reds and yellows) are too beautiful not to bring inside!

Decorating for Fall with Faux Stems

During one of my most recent thrift store trips, I found some beautiful faux hydrangea stems that I knew would be perfect for Fall! The color is reminiscent of passing and drying stems, complete with curled petals (just like you would see in nature).

Decorating for Fall with Ironstone

I love how the muted Fall colors of these stems play with the tarnished patina of my vintage trophy! Adding fall stems is an easy and inexpensive way to bring Fall inside without needing to spend a lot of time.

Decorating with stems is as easy as walking outside to cut them from your own yard. However, below are some of my favorite, realistic faux stems if you want the beauty to last all season long!

Artificial Ginko Leaf Stem

Decorating for Fall with yellow Ginko stems

Tan Maple Leaf Stem

I love the natural and muted tones of this stem!

Decorating for Fall Tan Leaf Stem

Dried Pampas Grass

Decorating for Fall with dried pampas grass

Green and Yellow Berry Stem

decorating for fall berry stem

Decorating for Fall using Ironstone

Another way that I love decorating for Fall is with vintage Ironstone pieces. The gorgeous dishware with its aged patina offer the perfect neutral backdrop for adding soft muted colors, such a s blue/green pumpkins and creamy orange gourds.

The easiest Ironstone pieces to decorate with are beautiful pitchers and gorgeous bowls. Simply add your favorite fall stem, place a pumpkin and sprinkle some sage green accents and you have a beautiful arrangement that took no effort at all!

Ironstone pieces can often be found second-hand in thrift stores and in my opinion, the imperfections make them all the better! Below are some beautiful examples for decorating for Fall using pretty Ironstone pieces.

decorating for fall with ironstone from Anderson grant
Gorgeous example from Anderson Grant Blog (Source) showing Fall decor amongst her Ironstone collection

Below is a pair of vintage Ironstone bowls that I picked up for .69 each on my last thrifting trip to our local Goodwill. I love how the apples look piled within it. Adding these bowls to a wood tray and surrounding it with other muted Fall colors is a simple Fall vignette that anyone can do. And the best part? These gorgeous bowls (and any Ironstone piece) can be used year round throughout any season!

A pair of vintage Ironstone bowls that I picked up for .69 each at the local Goodwill
ironstone bowl filled with pumpkins
Beautiful example from Setting For Four (Source) of an Ironstone bowl used for Fall decor

Don’t have Ironstone? No problem! Here are some beautiful pieces you can shop!

Ironstone Pitcher

The perfect color and texture to add your Fall stems!

ironstone pitcher

Ironstone Bowl

Perfect for piling mini pumpkins, apples, pears and gourds for simple, yet beautiful Fall decor! Like a little color? Add in some orange pumpkins! Like things subtle and neutral? Use simple white mini pumpkins!

decorating for fall with an ironstone bowl

Decorating for Fall with texture and cozy, warm throws

What better way to cozy up for the season than with a cozy Fall blanket or throw?! We have a favorite in our house (it’s loving called the Favorite Blanket)! But since I have three children who love to claim it as their own, I have recently set out to find more Fall cozy throws, one of which is listed below.

decorating for fall blankets on a trunk

Swapping out lighter blankets for heavier versions not only adds physical warmth, but amps up the cozy factor with texture and layers. Adding a blanket to an entry bench, reading chair or living room instantly creates an inviting ambiance that says “get comfy and stay awhile.”

The perfect chunky knit throw for Fall (available in many warm colors)

decorating for fall with chunky knit throws
Chunky Knit throw from Target (Source)

Cotton Cross Weave Throw

I recently purchased this gorgeous blanket for our bedroom. I love the muted color and cozy warmth it adds to the foot our our be! The tassels and cross weave pattern also add the perfect element of texture and movement, perfect for Fall!

w blanket from Target
Beautiful Fall throw blanket from Target (Source)

So there you have it, three super simple ways to start decorating for Fall! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go light my favorite Fall candle and spread some beautiful gourds from our garden around the house… because if it’s happening outside, it’s time to use it inside! 🙂

baskets full of fall gourds and tomatoes


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