I’m ready for fall but the weather here in California is not. I’m ready for sweaters and lattes and hayrides. But, I usually wait until October to bring out the pumpkins. So, to switch up the decor for the new season, I have a few tips on how to decorate for fall without pumpkins! And I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fall decor items at the end of the post. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
CHANGE THE SCENT
The first thing I like to do in our home is to switch up the candles to ones that smell of fall. Anything that smells like pumpkin, caramel, cloves, spices, apples, or berries. I love the way it makes our home smell so warm and comforting. Candles are a daily ritual in our home and I love switching the scent each season.
ADD FAUX FLORALS
Next, I add faux florals and stems that are perfect for fall. I like the neutrals colors, and I’ve rounded up 25 of my favorites in this post. These fall florals will look great well into Thanksgiving and are an easy way to decorate for fall.
SWITCH THE PILLOWS
The next thing I do is to switch out the pillows or pillow covers. I shared a few of my favorite fall pillow combinations in this post. I like to add olive greens or dark grays, with an accent pillow of cream or tan with heavy texture or plaid.
ADD THROWS & BLANKETS
And of course a nice comfy and textured throw blanket instantly feels like fall. I shared a few of my favorite cozy blankets and throws for fall in this post. In our home, I am always using a blanket while watching tv, but the cozier the better in the fall and winter months.
SWITCH THE ART
And last but not least, switch or add some fall art to your space. It’s the perfect way to add in some deep moody colors while keeping the rest of the decor neutral. I don’t like oranges or yellows in my decor, but I don’t mind it in the art when it’s in a black modern frame. I shared a few of my vintage favorites in this post. Just download and print for free!
All of these decorating tips are a great way to decorate for fall without pumpkins. And of course, you can always add the pumpkins later. But this is a great way to easily transition from summer to fall and well into Thanksgiving.