Inside: Fall decorating doesn’t have to include only traditional fall colors. These fall decor ideas are subtle, neutral, and natural, and don’t use any of the color orange!
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Orange is not my signature color.
Not only does wearing it make me look like I’m recovering from the flu, I’m just not a huge fan. But if fall has one signature color, it is orange. Do I have to use it? Nope.
I decided to go nontraditional and neutral in my living room and dining room this fall. I found the most lovely autumn color palette—and it doesn’t involve one bit of orange.
If you’re looking for a little orange-less inspiration, come on in for the first part of this year’s fall tour, and see how I’ve decorated for the season with green and white!
I’m thrilled to be part of the Bloggers Best Fall Home Tours, hosted by Kelly at The Tattered Pew. This group of talented bloggers is opening their homes to show you how they’ve decorated for the fall season. If you’ve landed here from my dear friend Suzy’s beautiful home at Worthing Court, welcome! Make sure to visit the rest for lots more fall inspiration at the bottom of this post.
Neutral Fall Foyer Decor.
This neutral fall color scheme starts right inside our front door. Pumpkins say fall even more than orange, so I’ve piled a few neutral pumpkins in green and white on and around the entryway table.
Faux pumpkins are a godsend when you live in Texas! We have a hard time with rotting pumpkins, and if we wait for cooler weather, it might be time to decorate for Christmas instead.
Using natural elements that look like they’re actually going through their fall season outside is an easy way to subtly say autumn inside the house.
So instead of a fall floral arrangement in the entryway urn, I made a dramatic “fall tree” with a branch from the yard and a few faux fall leaves from the craft store. The great thing is, this is one of those DIY projects that cost almost nothing but has big impact.
See the details of this easy fall project in the post, “Make This Dramatic DIY Fall Tree For Under Ten Dollars“.
Fall Decorating Ideas for The Living Room Without Orange.
Over in the living room, we’ve had a little fall refresh beyond swapping summer for fall home decor.
I replaced the coffee table and added an area rug this summer, which I’ve been wanting to do for a long time! After much internet shopping, I found this coffee table and I couldn’t be happier with it. I also love the neutral pattern of my new washable rug.
The rug will be tempting for my dog to use as a private potty. We’ll see how the cleaning goes because there’s no way the 8×10 will fit into my washer at home, which is why I chose to go washable in the first place😭.
The decor for fall is simple in our living room. Using darker, muted shades of green was a more subtle way to make this room fall-ish rather than using literal fall elements.
I brought in a dark avocado green with these new throw pillow covers on the sofa:
The velvet of the throw pillows and the faux fur throw blanket add snuggly textures to cozy up the living room for the season.
And shades of green come to this seating area with a couple of cut velvet green throw pillows.
And the only actual fall decor item in the room is this lone dark green pumpkin!
Fall Dining Room Ideas without Orange.
The last area is our formal dining room, and it really brings this year’s green and white fall color scheme.
I set a neutral table for fall full of soft mossy green, brown, and cream.
These velvet napkins brought the most beautiful shade of green to the room:
I paired them with some natural fall elements—dried magnolia leaves and pheasant feathers. I love how the brown of the backside of the leaf and the feather coordinate with the luxe green napkin to give a natural fall look to the place settings.
And speaking of texture, my green and white velvet pumpkins were a perfect addition to the dining room table.
I pulled out some brown rimmed hurricane candle holders, and added a few cream pumpkins down the center of the table. (The crackle ones are from Dollar Tree!)
The fall centerpiece started with a white pedestal bowl on a white tray. I wound a deconstructed faux dried magnolia leaf candle ring from Hobby Lobby over the bowl to make a nest for the large faux white pumpkin.
See how I used these same faux leaves last year in the fall family room tour.
Underneath, I filled in with real dried magnolia leaves, the velvet pumpkins, and a few feathers.
Check out my tips on how to make faux pumpkins look more real.
Over on the sideboard, I set out a couple of avocado green faux pumpkins from the dollar store. And even though it’s still quite a ways until Thanksgiving, the green glass turkey tureen was too perfect not to put out now.
Pine cones would have also been a great way to add more brown with natural textures—I may layer some in here as we get deeper into autumn!
And I always like to add a touch of the season to the wine bar, This simple copper acorn brings the fall to this area:
Make sure to check out part two of the tour next to this area of our cozy fall kitchen and family room!
Fall decorating doesn’t have to mean bright orange pumpkins. Or even hay bales, corn stalks, or scarecrows (the clowns of fall in my opinion).
It can be understated. Elegant. And neutral. With no orange in sight.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this part of my fall home tour and you’ve found a spark of inspiration to get you excited to decorate for fall!
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Continue with the fall home tours.
Grab your pumpkin spice latte and check out the fall decorations of my blogging friends! There’s a wide variety of decorating styles, so you’re sure to find something that jives with you. Hop on over to the next stop, Amy Sadler Designs to see the creative ideas Amy’s come up with for the season!