Many say that fall is their favorite time to decorate, but it can be a little confusing for the uninitiated. Fall decorations come in all kinds of colors and styles, making it hard to know what will look good in your home. We’ve compiled four tips for adding fall colors to your home that will demystify the process.

Choose Your Own Palette

The biggest myth about fall decorating is that there is only one fall color palette. While fall palettes do tend to have a couple things in common, you’re always free to choose colors that match your existing home décor.

Most fall palettes have two traits in common: they feature at least one vibrant red, yellow, or orange tone, plus they utilize bold colors instead of bright ones. Fall colors also tend to be on the warmer side.

Popular Decorating Colors

Here are some fall variations of popular decorating colors to give you an idea of what we mean.

  • Wine red
  • Navy blue
  • Mustard yellow
  • Forest green
  • Burnt orange
  • Plum purple
  • Coffee brown

Pick a Favorite Motif

To keep some control over your fall palette, consider picking a popular fall motif (like pumpkins, sunflowers, or autumn leaves) and using those colors in your decorating. For example, if you pick sunflowers, your fall colors will be yellow, green, and brown. Sticking to a limited palette will make sure that new items blend seamlessly with your current design scheme.

Change Your Accents

If you’re still not sure how to add fall colors to your home, try removing all the decorating accents. This includes small items like throw pillows, blankets, candles, placements, hand towels, garlands, etc. Once they’re gone, you can see what colors are left in the room.

Now, your job is to replace those items with seasonal ones in the palette that you’ve chosen. Try alternating colors that are next to each other for the best visual flair.

Utilize Wall Art

You can use wall art décor to immediately change the atmosphere of a room. Hanging objects on the wall forces the eye to take in space differently, tricking the viewer into thinking you’ve made really big changes when you haven’t. It’s a great way to refresh your room without starting from scratch!

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