Pumpkins, Mums, and Candlelight: Fall Decorating 101

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Well, the leaves haven’t turned and the Philly heat waves are still going strong, but the post-labor day weekend and the rush of kids going back to school can only mean one thing: We’re heading into autumn. Between pumpkin spice lattes and the cool weather, autumn is a favorite season among the Philly Home Girls team. But the fall season isn’t just about tasty coffees and apple picking, it’s a new season to explore, improve, and decorate your house to the fullest extent. Looking for inspiration? We’ve got you covered, from ways to spice up your yard all the way to the bedroom. You may not be thinking of turkeys yet, but we’ll have you picking out seasonal décor in no time.

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What would a garden be without one of the most gorgeous flowers of the season, Mums. They mix amazingly with other fall plants, and they come in a wide ranges of colors and styles, perfect to spruce up any garden alongside the changing leaves. You can also put them in flower pots, perfect for a dash of flair on your windowsill or in the garden. For those interested in doing a complete garden overhaul, here’s a guide on the best way to plan your garden for next year. One of our favorite places for floral inspiration is Longwood Gardens. With the night shows, seasonal celebrations, and classes on a variety of gardening tips, it’s one of the premier places in PA for any horticultural experts of DIY enthusiasts.

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For those more interested in creating a stylish autumnal porch, using wreaths, pumpkins, and gourds are a great way to spice up your front door – any it’ll look great with your mums. While you can stick with very bright orange and red colors as shown here, don’t be afraid to choose muted colors and those that have a summer flair. Dark browns and forest greens can give you a unique yet wholesomely fall touch to your front door. A simple wreath with a few flowery decorations can make all of the difference.

Don’t be afraid to go bold when spicing up your living and dining rooms, by renovating your entire area with deep, rich shades of orange, red, and brown. One easy way to do this is with pillows, lamps, and flowers, using small touches to create an autumn-inspired interior. For those who have hardwood floors, a simply earthy accent rug is a great way to add a design to your living room, while making sure you don’t overshadow the variety of colors already in your home. 

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Rich colors can also be used to complete your windows, by draping them with anything from a deep burgundy to a more subtle tan color. Remember, the colors of your curtains can change the natural lighting in your home drastically, so choose wisely. In dining room & kitchen, it’s easy to make your area fall-inspired, though don’t rush into Thanksgiving just yet! Setting your table only requires a few decorative tablecloths, a few festive decorations like leaves and fruits, and a few candles. You can always incorporate gorgeous lighting in your décor – such as this candlestick set – or you can set a few scented candles around the table and house to great a cozy atmosphere.

From the bedroom to the bathrooms, use a combination of rugs, candles, and pillow to achieve that coveted autumn look. While browns and dark reds are probably best for your bedroom – you probably don’t want the bright colors to keep you up at night – lovely greens, browns, oranges, and reds can be just what you need to bring some light and color to the bathroom. Choose a combination of rugs, shower curtains, and pumpkin inspired soaps to give your bathroom a rustic autumn feel.

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Overall, it only takes a feel bursts of inspiration to create a gorgeous fall home. Start small, and work your way up to making a delightful yet seasonal abode. Need some more inspiration? Check out these amazing DIY Fall decorating projects from HGTV, gorgeous autumn decorations from Terrain, or experience the countryside by checking out Pennsylvania Dutch Country