Harvest & Fall Decorating: 9 Ideas + Fast Design Checklists

It’s harvest season, so we have a bounty of brilliant autumn décor ideas.

Checklist: Harvest Some Quick Décor

Try the 1 + 2 + 3 method; pair any three of our Fall Décor items to get your look going.

  • Wreath, swag, & autumnal door mat
  • Two topiaries and a wreath
  • A garland, a door mat, swag
  • Three swags (for windows + door)
  • Mirror, wreath, candles dress a console
  • Two urns with filler and a fall door mat


9 Fresh Fall Decorating Ideas We’re Trying

1. Over a dining room table, weave a garland into an existing iron chandelier away from the lights, for a dramatic effect; we love our handmade Fall Bordeaux Garland, crafted in the USA for a natural look detailed with  faux orange canella berries

2. Use a wreath placed flat on the table as a centerpiece. Flameless Flicker Candles can rise from the center. We also love running a pre-lit garland, like our Pre-lit Bay Leaf Garland, down the center of the dining room table in a gentle, curving manner (see our photo above for this easy but beautiful look)

3. A Lucas Low Planter with greenery is also a dramatic, statement-making centerpiece

4. Lean a wreath against the wall on the top of your bar cart for a festive look

5. Warm the mood; group battery-operated flameless candles in an empty fireplace, or use the space to hold colorful faux greenery wreath on stand.

6. Use a wreath suspended by ribbon or picture wire over a mirror or a large window. Bonus tip: our Candle Rings double as mini-wreaths for smaller windows or mirrors.

7. If you have a staircase, hang swags or wreaths at spaced intervals from the top floor to the main floor. We love the Southern Harvest Greenery Collection swags, with their mini pumpkin embellishment.

8. Tie a wreath onto a bed frame at the foot, or weave garland around bed rails or posts

9. An outdoor garland also looks amazing indoors. Our Southern Harvest Greenery Garland can edge a doorway or be draped it lavishly over a mantel or console table.



Checklist: Prep the Dining Room for Fall Feasts

  • Harvest Tableware: our word plates say Gather, Family, Thankful, and Grateful
  • Make our colorful Fall Floral Turkey Platter part of a new serving tradition
  • Add our graceful, gold-tone “Gather” word art to a sideboard or hall console
  • Use “Give Thanks” pumpkins on a sideboard, or in a floor grouping
  • Try a Luca Low Planter with autumn greenery as a centerpiece
  • Tie swags on the backs of your dining chairs: try Valencia Chair Fabric Slipcovers with swags and ribbons
  • Place a wreath on a stand on a sideboard for color
  • Switch out your usual dining room rug for one in rich autumn tones
  • Use the Lucas Urn with greenery to bank the sides of a serving console


Checklist: Fall’s Room-style Front Porch

  • Use a wide piece of velvet ribbon to suspend a wreath from the front door
  • Lay down a natural-hued or warm-colored outdoor rug beneath your bench
  • Place decorative fall-hued pillows and cushions on seating
  • Switch out your door mat: try our casual Hay Bale Mat, or traditional Gather Mat
  • Drape a garland over an outdoor console, or on entryway pillars
  • Pair Hacienda Candle Holders with Finley Hill Floral Collection candle rings and flameless, battery-operated candles
  • Put matching greenery into Lucas Urns on either side of the door or steps
  • Hang a greenery swag down both sides of an outdoor lantern-shape door light
  • Hang a greenery swag on your freestanding mailbox or outdoor pillar lights.
  • String lights add a twinkly “fall festival” atmosphere


Checklist: Unique Autumn Extras We Love

  • Our Harvest Moon Collection adds the vivid charm of autumn leaves everywhere
  • Our faux hay bales are crafted from durable all-weather PVC so they won’t disintegrate or attract unwelcome little critters. Place them anywhere, from porch to patio – even in your great room for seasonal themed parties. See exactly how we dressed our beautiful door (above) in our Fab Fall Decor video.
  • Our Pumpkins and Cabbages Window Box Filler and Mum Window Box Filler look so welcoming outdoors; and indoors, in willow baskets or rustic wood planter boxes
  • Create gorgeous settings using vintage ceramic planters you’ve collected mingled with our easy-care Lucas Urns, with their look of aged iron; fill with leaves or gourds
  • Hang a few autumn faux greenery swags beneath wall sconces to carry your warm, welcoming harvest theme through the home


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