Fall Decor Trends 2022 – How to easily add autumn colours to your home

You say Fall, we say Autumn! So here it is again, another autumn is upon us, and the weather sure let us know about it this week.

I’ve dragged my outdoor cushions and throws in from the garden and started thinking about autumn and Fall décor trends for 2022.

Autumn décor doesn’t have to be all about pumpkins, orange, and Halloween.

Think rustic! Dried flowers, falling leaves, acorns and conkers are such a statement of the autumn season and can easily be incorporated into your home.

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Autumn is a time when the nights start getting darker and colder and we look to turning our home into a cosy sanctuary and fall décor trends do just this!

Whether you are looking to get creative and do your own décor or shopping your home to use things you already have, here are some fall décor ideas for everyone. 

A few fall decor ideas to help you with how to decorate your home for autumn

How to add autumn colours to your home

As the skies get a little moodier and grey as we head into autumn, now is a good time to use warming colours in your home. 

When we think of autumn, we automatically think of orange and rust colours. 

These colours are a great place to start with many shades of orange like burnt marmalade, turmeric and tan used as accent colours.

You could paint a wall in the living room a glorious shade of rust, or add some wallpaper as a feature wall which will always be a leading fall decor trend. 

Perfect colour for a dining area. Orange 02 Paint – Lick

Burnt orange and brown tones can sometimes be overpowering if used on the walls, but if you pick a warm and cosy colour and pair it with neutral furnishings and wood furniture, it can make the room feel earthy and welcoming.

I love this image from HM Home. Monochrome works so well with orange and rust. Image credit: FREDERIK VERCRUYSSE
I love this wallpaper, it incoporates all the wonderful tones of autumn. Creatures of the Night Wallpaper in Autumn Oranges, Lust Home

Autumn colour ideas could include moss green, mustard and coffee tones, they are the perfect shades to go with burnt orange and rust. They mimic the colours all around us in the falling leaves and nature getting ready to hibernate for the winter.

Layer up in the bedroom with mustard and coffee tones. Image credit: H&M/FREDERIK VERCRUYSSE
Matilda Goad & Co. Scalloped Cushion – Anthropologie
Velvet cushion cover, brown – H&M
One of my favourite autumn colour ideas – moss green Larsen Armchair in Mossymere – sofa.com

Another good way to add autumn colours to your home is by changing your artwork. Choose abstract or fall scenes with a beautiful autumnal palette. 

Graphic IX Art Print – Fy!

Time to cosy up

When talking about autumn with other home décor enthusiasts there seems to be a standout reason why we all love the fall season so much.

It is time to shut out the world, put our fires on in the living room and snuggle down with slippers on and a mug of hot chocolate.

Adding candles, throws, fairy lights and layering rugs is a good place to start.

Chunky knit blankets are a firm favourite (although, not always practical around young children I’ve found!) and swapping out citrusy fragranced candles for musky, wood scents can change the feel of a room automatically.

Woven recycled cotton throw with fringing – Maisons du Monde
Cookie Velvet Beanbag – Caramel / Cinnamon, Fy!
Shiny brown and beige stoneware bowl mug – Set of 2, Maisons Du Monde
Autumn Signature Candle – The White Company

Our bedrooms can also have an autumnal overhaul by adding quilted throws and layers to keep us warm. Add throws with tassels and embroidered elements to add texture and pattern to the room.

Anthropologie’s beautiful use of colours always provide plenty of ideas on how to decorate your home for autumn. 

Amber Lewis for Anthropologie Rosebury Quilt
Image credit: Dunelm

Wreaths and dried flowers

Autumnal wreaths have always been a big thing in the US and it wasn’t until I joined Instagram that I realised they existed! I thought wreaths were confined to Christmas, but why should Christmas have all the fun?

Our wreath is from Balsam Hill, although they are not currently selling them.

I love our Autumnal wreath from Balsam Hill, it comes out every September and we either hang it in the living room or on the front door.

It’s a little bit extra and I’m not sure it’s totally taken off in the UK yet… if it ever will?!

You can get a similar one from Next
The Big Door Wreath Company always has some spectacular wreaths and garlands.

If you have nowhere to hang a big wreath, small garlands are another way to add autumnal colours to our home.

Place them on your mantelpiece or on shelves to give a small nod to the fall months.

Add autumn-inspired garlands to your shelves. Autumn garland – Lights4fun

Cosy outdoor setup

It’s always sad saying goodbye to the summer, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your garden just yet.

I wrote a blog post – 10 outdoor living and garden ideas for autumn – which centres around adding layers, fire pits and outdoor lights to cosy up your outdoor space.

Firepit from Von Haus

Festoon and fairy lights are a great way to light up your garden when the nights get darker.

Be creative with fairy lights and wrap them around your trees or bushes or create little table centrepieces by putting acorns and chestnuts in a glass jar and adding fairy string lights.

Wrap some fairy lights around your olive trees or bushes. 50 Warm White LED Outdoor Battery Fairy Lights On Green Cable, Lights4Fun

There are plenty of outdoor lights to choose from with outdoor lights and lamps becoming increasingly popular. Perfect for that warm, inviting glow. 

Humble ONE Cordless Outdoor LED Lamp – Cinnamon, Lime Lace

Throws, cushions and laying down some rugs are the obvious choice when it comes to cosying up your garden.

Just don’t worry too much about the rain. If it rains, bring them in! 🙂

Cosy outdoor setup. Image credit: Dobbies
Lovina Armchair, Natural – Rattan / Teak, Fy!
Handwoven Zandra Indoor/Outdoor Rug – Anthropologie

Table scene

As we put away our BBQs and cover up our al fresco dining spaces, it’s back to Roast dinners on a Sunday and family and friends gathering around the dining table.

I love creating little seasonal tablescapes, even if they do get in the way of practical things like salt and pepper mills and dinnerware!

Image credit: Lights4Fun

Candles, garlands, runners and mini pumpkins can easily turn your dining table into a little autumnal scene and help you embrace the wet and cold days outside. 

4 Bronze Ombre TruGlow® Remote Control LED Taper Candles – Lights4Fun
Anthropologie Arden taper candle holder
Ceramic salt and pepper set – H&M
Azzou Table Runner – La Redoute

Dried flowers and Pampas grass

It seems to have died down on the pampas grass front for the time being.

I remember only a year or two ago people were going pampas grass crazy and it was popping up everywhere.

People were cutting Pampas from the middle of roundabouts and knocking on strangers’ doors asking if they could cut some of their pampas grass from their front garden!

Pampas Grass Wreath – Dunelm

Personally, I’ve always preferred dried flowers. There is so much more variety with faux flowers and are brilliant for autumn colour ideas. They look good in any room!

There’s always a great selection of dried flowers and pampas at Dunelm.
Faux Maple Autumn Arrangement – Fauxquet

And not forgetting pumpkins, the ultimate fall decor trend!

Well, I couldn’t write an autumnal blog post without throwing in a few pumpkins. We’ve seen an explosion of pumpkin-related products in recent years.

The trend originates from the US when Irish settlers, who traditionally carved root vegetables at Halloween, found that pumpkins were much easier to carve.

I remember as a kid carving turnips and it seems a bit ridiculous now, they are hard beasts to carve! You can now get all manner of pumpkin homewares from cushions to glass jars!

Pumpkins and candles will help with your fall decor ideas. Mercury Black Light Up Pumpkin Decoration – Lights4fun
How beautiful is this velvet pumpkin, currently a hot fall decor trend Golden Brown Velvet Pumpkin, Rockett St George
Pumpkin storage jar – Amazon

I may have purchased a few of these items myself and I hope you’ve taken something away from these fall decor ideas!

I often get asked how to decorate your home for autumn and every year, my autumn and Halloween décor boxes get larger.

I love the summer but as we move back indoors to escape the colder weather, I enjoy making my home cosy and full of vibrant autumnal colours with the latest fall decor trends.

Mel x

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