20 Homes That Prove Traditional Fall Decor Is Timeless

Metallic glitter gourds come and go, but orange pumpkins are forever.

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October 16, 2017

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Traditional Tablescape

Savor a festive fall meal in the company of sage green and ivory pumpkins, acorns abounding and pinecones aplenty. This simple, sophisticated table design showcases fruits of the season in a way that is sure to stand the test of time.

Seasonal Sleep

This refined rustic bedroom, located at Blackberry Farm, features luxurious rust-colored bedding that washes the space with warm, autumnal hues. Heavy drapes and chic hide accents complement the bedding and add additional coziness to the space.

Time-Honored Traditions

Derived from the Latin for "horn of plenty," a cornucopia serves as a longstanding symbol of the harvest season. This gourd-filled cornucopia is gorgeous, setting the scene for the abundant autumn holidays. Create a cornucopia vignette for your entryway or formal table by filling it with a mix of fruits, foliage, mini pumpkins and fiery fall blooms.

Soft Focus

Amber table accessories pair with a classic, cotton arrangement atop a traditional credenza for a fun, festive nod to the harvest season. A knit throw blanket and coordinating pretty, plush lumbar add layers of style and comfort to the classic gray armchair.

Sweet Sweep Settings

Twig and raffia brooms offer a whimsical touch to a formal table for any Halloween or harvest-inspired dinner parties. Bonus? You can use sweep-chic settings with everyday dinnerware to keep things simple, or pull out your fine china and mix high and low to create a wow-worthy, whimsical fall table.

Warm Neutrals

Handsome dining chairs boast houndstooth upholstery, appearing ultra autumnal alongside a ruby apple centerpiece. The latte-hued wallpaper appears luxe, flooding the space with warmth and elegance through its intricate floral design.

Classic Characters

Simple, seasonal and spooky-chic. Doesn’t this bat-clad pillow prove there’s no need to overthink holiday decorations? Keep the classic cast of characters, and you can’t go wrong.

Easy (Orange) Ambiance

Lovely outdoor lanterns are smart investments for prettying up your porch, as they can last you through many, many holiday seasons. For fall, we adore iron and glass hurricanes paired with classic pumpkin candles to create cheery charm to light guests’ way to your door.

Appreciative Accents

Why not give yourself a gorgeous, glittery reminder to be grateful each day? We are smitten with the touch of glam this gilded banner bestows upon the styled, farmhouse-inspired buffet table below. Don’t the dried hydrangeas look extra pretty arranged in that classic, white pitcher?

Natural Beauty

Skip the trendy silver spray paint and blobs of copper glitter, and instead, forage for harvest decorations in your own backyard. Sticking to the bare, natural basics will never be anything short of beautiful for your fall mantel or dining table, and that’s a promise!

Harvest Hellos

Easy to assemble and even easier on the eyes — what’s not to love about this wreath? Make it with ears of multi-colored corn to instantly add vibrancy and warmth to your front door that will last throughout the harvest season.

Sweater Weather

A wheat-hued, woven basket packed with pillows and sweater-knit throw blankets inspires couch-side cuddling throughout the cool weather months. Pro-tip: the chunkier the knit, the cozier the vibe.

Pumpkin-side Porch Sitting

Conversation is sure to come easy when nestled into these antique, wood rocking chairs while holding a steaming mug of coffee. Dressed with sage pumpkins, a set of oversized antler pillows and a bunch of ever-inviting mums, this porch is prepped and primed for cozy chats.

Focal Feathers

Forget flowers! A fanned, feather focal arrangement creates an unexpected and effortless accent beneath this glamorous, wrapped magnolia wreath. The feathers boast an array of luxe, tortoise-brown hues and a high-gloss finish that complements fall’s fiery foliage with ease.

Rich Reds + Relaxing Reads

Behold: an ultra-elegant, autumnal reading nook that’s wrapped in warm, fall hues from floor to ceiling. The oatmeal-colored velvet armchair showcases a rich needlepoint pillow, which is a perfect complement for the saturated red area rug underfoot.

Go Nuts

Acorns make adorable accessories throughout the home during fall. Use them to up the ante for your formal centerpiece, or add them through embroidered pieces like the pillow seen here. Love the look?

Make It: Fall-Inspired Linen and Felt Acorn Pillow

Simple Signage

Natural elements, like the warm tones of burnished wood, tarnished silver and a touch of gold, make this fall entry arrangement inviting and interesting. Personalize the arrangement for your home with a hand-scribed passage found from your current fall reading list.

Bountiful Greeting

Add a touch of fall with this timeless wreath, perfect for welcoming Thanksgiving guests to your home. Pinecones, berries and mini artichokes add tons of texture and interest, while speaking to the season at hand.

Elegant Orange Accessories

Add the appropriate pops of orange throughout your home via classic, orange (mini) pumpkins. For another striking option to celebrate the season, gather freshly fallen foliage from the front yard. (Or, opt for faux foliage from the store if you're looking for something that will last longer.)

Relaxed + Rustic

A charming assembly of fall colors and textures is a treat for the eyes, don’t you agree? Create a similar sweet spot at your entryway using a vintage metal jug, fall leaves, a twig bench, a vintage birdhouse and, of course, bright, beautiful orange pumpkins.

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