I reluctantly started to decorate for fall because I really still want to hold on to summer. The temperatures are still warm and my house plants are still outside. I’m hoping I can squeeze a bit more summer out of September.
Today I’m also participating in Marty’s (A Stroll Thru Life) fall blog hop home tour series. Make sure you check out the others for some inspiration. There are a variety of different decorating styles which I always love. You can start on Marty’s blog and make your way through the lineup.
Welcome to everyone coming from Anita’s house at Whispering Pines Homestead. I always love her unique home and photography. She has the perfect cozy setting and colors.
Fall Homedecor Trends 2022 in our home
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The one thing I noticed last year and this year is that everything is more simplified and natural. I went that route last year with my fall boho decor as well. I have craved that for a while. I used to go all out for Halloween, remember my black and white Halloween porch years and years back?
I always look to fashion when decorating and usually what I like wearing also shows in my decor. Similar colors and textures. And for the past years, I have been drawn to earth tones and greens, mixed in with natural fibers and wood. All my houseplants mix in so well with this color combo and style too.
Wicker and rattan pumpkins
I have always been a fan of rattan and wicker and am loving that it is everywhere again now. I even added a wicker lampshade I made from a pendant light to my hallway which you can see further down in this post.
Pumpkins in these natural wood fibers just add another layer of texture and interest.
Terracotta pumpkins and skulls
I’ve seen terracotta-colored pumpkins every from Target to Pottery Barn and more. Some can be super pricey so I just made my own from some mismatched Jack-o’-lanterns I had stashed in the attic. I painted them with baking soda paint the same way that I painted the plastic Christmas ornaments a couple of years ago. I used those again last Christmas too. Check out the tutorial HERE but I might write another separate tutorial for the pumpkins too.
I think they turned out great and look perfect with my painted front porch.
Check out my terracotta pumpkin makeover tutorial to get the details.
And let’s not forget about terracotta skulls and here are some I am loving:
This terracotta-painted pumpkin style reminds me of my studded chalk-paint pumpkins from 2013. Can’t believe I made them almost 10 years ago and have had my blog for that long. They kind of started a trend on their own back then when suddenly studded pumpkins showed up everywhere.
Chalk paint is similar to baking soda paint but these are a little pinker and a bit less textured than the faux terracotta paint.
I had to go down memory lane here quick and now back to the present time 😉
Vintage items and decor
This will also always remain a favorite of mine because I love surrounding myself with antiques and vintage items from my family or things I find at thrift stores and Facebook Marketplace.
I love that others are embracing it more and more as well but because of that good finds are harder to come by lately.
Dried grasses and florals
You guys know that I’ve been loving this trend for a couple of years now. I still love the pampas grass Christmas tree I made two years ago, my pampas grass garland, and my foraged Christmas tree made with grasses, dried flowers, and feathers. The natural elements and texture of those arrangements feel so cozy to me.
I disassembled the trees and kept the grasses that came in handy for this year’s fall decor since I made a wreath out of them for above the fireplace. Also, check out my macrame wreath which is great for fall.
Some of the other leftover grasses ended up in the wicker vase on the hallway dresser.
Lots of layered textures
To me, that is a given to add lots of layers and texture, especially for fall and winter. Home decor would be so boring without it. I’ve never been a minimalist so this will definitely always remain on my list.
I am not the biggest fan of mums but when I found these rust-colored ones at Aldi’s for $3.99, I couldn’t resist putting them in our flower bed where there are empty spots. I will rip them out again eventually since my husband hates how they spread.
Rust or terracotta colored checkerboard patterns
The color combo of rust and tan makes the checkered pattern a bit more modern than the more traditional back-and-white version. I love it on clothes, home decor accessories, and furniture.
It’s still warm enough to keep the houseplants outside. It makes me sad thinking about having to bring them inside again soon because no matter how hard I try, I can’t keep them as happy inside. They thrive out here.
Earth tone velvet fabrics
I’ve had a rather large velvet pillow cover collection for years now thanks to the affordable options at H&M and Ikea. This year I added even more to my collection because I’m loving the rich earth tones they offer right now. I usually never buy entire pillows and only buy pillow covers for all my inserts. It’s so much easier to store the unused ones.
I even added dark gray-green velvet curtains in the dining room. It took me some time to get used to the darker feel of the room but I love it now. (see them below)
The new selection of velvet pillow covers I just bought perfectly coordinate with the vintage fabric of the rattan sofa that I bought on Facebook Marketplace for $50 a couple of years ago.
A couple of years ago, I bought two tiny rugs from an Etsy shop (HERE) and I love how this one looks out here. The other one is currently in front of our green stove in the kitchen
Below you can see that I added two of the terracotta pumpkins to the corner of the porch. The other one is on top of our refrigerator.
I recently found these new TOLKNING baskets at Ikea and hung one of them on the side of the kitchen cabinet. I will be struggling to find room for all my house plants once it gets colder outside.
Mixed wood tones and natural fibers
I’ve added a lot more wooden decor to our home in the last two years and I love mixing different types of wood. It has added a lot of warmth and interest.
My collection of different wood-toned baskets on our living room bookshelf is my favorite.
Below you can see the pampas grass wreath I made that I talked about earlier which is across from the bookshelf.
Some might be over the macrame trend but for me, it’s still going strong and I still love coming up with new creations. My friend Katja @homeforceramics who makes beautiful pottery came up with the idea that we should have a little collaboration. She made two flower pots and sent them to me so I could embellish them with macrame. I then sent one to her and kept the other one. Below you can see both of them.
And now you can see the macrame flower pot with some dried grasses on my desk.
For me fall decor blends with Halloween decor. I actually much rather decorate for Halloween than standard fall decor. The below skull always makes an appearance since I bought it from an Etsy shop for my daughter’s costume one year.
Alright in our living room, I don’t have a single pumpkin or other fall decor item. I’m letting the fall colors speak for themselves.
Usually, that smaller couch has a blanket nest with cats snuggled in though, and doesn’t look cleaned up like this as you can see below.
Not a trend but a yearly must: Autumn Candles!!!
Autumn candles are definitely not a trend. They are a fall must for me. I always love discovering new scents and brands, especially if they are non-toxic.
That’s it for today but don’t forget to move on to the next person…
Up next is Heather of Southern State of Mind who has a beautiful home and style. So enjoy!