Easy Ways to Decorate with These Fall Trends

Table scape with beige and gold table runner, white plate, white and orange pumpkins, and white flowers and grass in glass jars.

Ready for fall? With these easy ways to help you incorporate popular fall trends into your home’s decor, you’ll be enjoying the coziest time of the year in no time.

Fall is my absolute favorite season, and if you’re checking out this post then I think there’s a good chance you feel the same way! In my mind, there’s nothing better than cooler weather that’s perfect for long walks, watching football on the weekends, wearing giant sweaters and of course, decorating for the season. Fall is all about creating a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere at home where you can relax with your loved ones.

That’s why I reached out to Clayton’s very own Home Innovation Lab to get the scoop from our talented designers on some of the most popular trends for fall decor this year. Let’s take a look at how you can easily add everything from trending colors to elegant touches for Halloween and Thanksgiving to your home.

Flat lay showing different dark blue, brown, gray and beige titles and samples of fabric laid on top of one another.

The Fall 2021 Color Palette

To really set the scene for your fall decor, let’s start with the popular colors. There’s no doubt that both earthy shades and jewel tones have been enjoying the spotlight recently, so it’s probably not a huge surprise that these trends are here to stay for fall. For your natural colors, think creamy whites, lighter oranges and soft greens. And for a moody spin that’s perfect for autumn, pair them with dark browns, blues and maroons.

Brown couch with beige, orange and blue pillows, and tan throw blanket, with a coffee table in front with mugs, books, grass in a vase and orange and white pumpkins and gourds. Image courtesy of Margaret C.

If you’re not quite ready to break out the paintbrush just yet, not to worry. I recommend finding throw pillows or blankets in shades you like and then incorporating them into your current decor. This is also a great way to mix and match different patterns and textures to really add that cozy feel to your home that will make everyone want to snuggle up with some hot cider or tea. (Just don’t forget the pumpkin-scented candles!)

Table scape with beige table runner, blue and white dishes, silverware, blue mugs, and orange and white pumpkins. Image courtesy of Margaret C.

Setting the Table for Fall

You can also play around with a variety of colors and textures when it comes to your kitchen or dining room table. Use a wooden plate or platter for a natural element and stoneware plates and mugs in coordinating shades to create the perfect spot to linger over a tasty soup or pie. What I like about this look is it works well if you already have neutral-colored dishes and silverware, because you can invest in a few statement pieces to really make an impact without having to spend a ton of money on all new items. You can also continue to swap out pieces throughout the season, even as you head into the winter holidays.

Wooden table with white skull on top of books, plant in a black planter that says Boo and wooden calendar that says Sunday October 31. Image courtesy of Misty D.

A Spooky Touch for Halloween

Simple and elegant are definitely the buzzwords for this year’s Halloween decor. Think moody, black accents that bring a frightfully festive feeling to your space without it making it look like a haunted house (Not that I think there’s anything wrong with that, especially if you’re not too big on dusting like me.) You can add a few decor items like themed planters, skull statues or black candle holders to end tables or your entryway to really set the mood for scary movie night.

And while everyone loves a beautifully decorated kitchen or family room, don’t forget about the other areas of your home. For example, you can trade your everyday bed quilt and pillows for something a little spookier, or change up your bathroom’s shower curtain and hand towels. I also like to swap out some of my wall art for holiday-themed prints to add that extra dramatic touch.

White, tan and black dog lying on a bed with a blue throw blanket, orange quilt and orange, black and ghost shaped pillows, with candles and a pumpkin planter on the windowsill next to it. Image courtesy of Misty D.

A Natural Vibe for Thanksgiving

Even if you’re just showing up for the turkey and mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving is a lot of work. So, take it easy when it comes to the decor by letting Mother Nature do some of the work for you. Dried florals are super in right now, so create an Instagram-worthy centerpiece for your table with wheat, pampas grass and a variety of neutral-colored pumpkins. You can then sprinkle matching accents throughout your living room, foyer or other spaces to create a truly cohesive look.

White table with books, gold sculpture and glass vases with dried plants in them, with two gold framed paintings on the cream colored wall behind it.

Has this post given you some great ideas to help you get started on your fall decor? At Clayton, we love connecting with our homeowners and seeing how they’ve turned their space into a home that truly captures their family and style. You can share pictures of your beautiful decor with us using the hashtag #athomewithclayton.

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