3 Fresh Palettes for Fall Decorating

Abigail Sawyer | 12 Sep 2013 | Seasonal Trends

With school in session and temperatures letting up, we have an undeniable urge to sip some cider and pull out the fall decorations. A fall foliage palette of reds, oranges, and browns may have been your standby for years, but here are 4 fresh palettes that will give your home the autumn feel without looking too expected.

Fall decorating colors

Go Boho for Fall!

Fall decorating Jewel tones

Jewel tones bring in the warmth and richness of fall in a subtle incarnation. Mix intricate patterns and metallic accents to get the cozy, bohemian look in any space.

Bohemian Jewel Tones For Fall

Velvet speaks perfectly to the lush feel of bohemian life. These handmade velvet pumpkins are a beautiful take on the season’s favorite gourd. Perch a few on your mantle, or display them on a entry table where they can be the star of the show.

Velvet Pumpkins

Fall is all about cozy fabrics. Bring in an ottoman in ruby red velvet and gold throw blankets. Autumn flowers in these rich hues will connect your space with the seasonal beauty outdoors.

Jewel Tones For Fall

Take this look to your windows with the new Geneva Grommet Drapery Panels in Butterscotch. The pleated embellishment fits perfectly with bohemian layering, and the soft gold color will make your room glow.

Blinds.com Geneva Drapery Panels


Pared Down Beauty for Fall Decor

Decorating with white for fall

Keep your seasonal look clean and simple with a neutral palette. Soft whites and greys peppered with natural accents is timeless. Play into the french countryside look with vintage dishes, nubby cotton textiles and rustic accents.

Fall decorating with white

White pumpkins have become favorite of modern decorators across the country. These albino beauties will give you a quintessential piece of fall decorating, even if orange isn’t your thing.

Natural Fall Decor

If the monochrome look is too much for you, add in one fall accent color. In this space, bright orange foliage keeps warms up the stark white. Buttermilk yellow and soft blue are beautiful alternatives as well.

Natural Fall Decorating

Give your home a traditional cottage feel with Shutters. You’ll have a classic look for decades, and added insulation against the winter chill.

Norman Woodlore Plantation Shutters


Porcelain Inspired Autumn

Fall Decorating China Blue

The simple beauty of blue and white china never seems to go out of style. Create a stark contrast by pairing china blue with autumnal orange.


Blue and white china fall decorating

Scour thrift stores and antique shops for bone china treasures. They can be used to dress up the mantle, clustered for a table centerpiece, or mixed in with everyday dishes for a fresh new look.

Blue and white china fall decorating

We love china blue for fall, but this color is versatile enough for every season of the year. Why not paint your front door this classic hue, or incorporate it in rugs or draperies?

Blue and orange Front door fall

Give windows a hand-painted look with patterned draperies. The Bazaar Cosmic print from Bali plays on the beautiful designs to be found on antique pottery.

Bali Grommet Draperies


Chat With Us!

How are you freshening up this year’s fall decor? Let us know in the comments below, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter! Be sure to check out our Fall Home Decor board on Pinterest for more inspiration.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for Blinds.com. She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw