Updated August 23, 2019

The family room and dining room have had fall updates for the colorful season. These rooms display Traditional Fall Home Décor Ideas.

My family room gets a full measure of the traditional fall colors!  The beautiful shades of orange on a maple tree will take my breath away EVERY SINGLE TIME! So,  it’s no accident that our family room reflects that fall feeling, stopping just shy of crunchy leaves on the carpet!

Updated: 8/27/2019: Here are some newer fall décor posts: links

Traditional Fall Décor Ideas

  1. Velvet Pumpkins – The New Fall Décor Craze
  2. Layers of Pillows and Throws
  3. Vintage Pieces Mixed withNew
  4. Add Fall Foliage to Your Candlesticks
  5. Stash Pumpkins in the Fireplace

1. Velvet Pumpkins for Fall

I’m  cheerfully onboard with the velvet pumpkin craze! I throw a couple here, couple there and a couple everywhere! Pinterest  abounds with tutorials for how to make them. I’ve been collecting the one’s in my fall décor for several years now from numerous sources. You can find them at most craft stores, or if you love the fancier ones and don’t mind paying a bit (or lot) more check Etsy.

2. Layer pillows and throws for Fall

Fall is the perfect excuse to layer up the pillows and throws, which is music to my pillow-loving ears. The family room sofa has quite the mix with animal print, embroidered foul, and bejeweled beauties all living in harmony.

3. Mix New Fall Décor with Vintage Finds

We even have our very own varmint. Who is the hardest working mascot for Autumn? A squirrel is. Though our furry worker’s load isn’t acorns, he’s quite proud displaying a succulent! The acorns at his feet are some of the one’s I collected in fall’s past and hand painted. You’ll see them along with pinecones and spiky Sweet Gum Tree balls scattered throughout my home.

And what would a change of décor be without those new(er) pillows and pumpkins paired with vintage accents. Happy to compete with the vintage squirrel for attention is a pheasant from 1950s who seems pretty proud to carry his own succulent! His color palette is both muted and alluring.

4. Add layers of Fall Décor to Candlesticks

Most of the  candlesticks get a layer of fall goodness. These was a ready made candle ring that I topped with a stone bird. The tall candlesticks on the fireplace hearth are also layered with a fall candle ring.

5. Build a Pumpkin Patch in the Fireplace

And, how about that fireplace harvest? Tom the Great and I have never built a real fire in the box, so I have another few feet to add a touch of beauty.

My generation has seen apple cider give way to pumpkin spice, traditional plaids succumb to polar fleece and velour, and large bright orange ceramic pumpkins share space with beautiful velvet pepos in every color imaginable. However fall, or Autumn, America’s much more romantic name for said season (and one of the names on young Nell’s  short list for future daughters along with Brooke, Savannah, Danny Kate, and Olivia) still escorts a color show that rivals the picturesque ballet nature performs moving from of winter to spring. The traditional palate of fall’s performance (oranges, browns, mustards, reds) is spectacular. They’re represented in my seasonal décor. I do, however,  infuse some of the more subtle hues  hidden in nature this time of year. I hope you enjoyed.

Enjoy Today!
Love y’all,

Lori Nell

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