Fall Coastal Decorating Ideas
You can feel it in the air – the cool, crisp winds of change that remind us of just how the quick the transition from summer to fall can be. It is a nostalgic time of year that can take us back to happy back-to-school memories, no matter what our age.
As the temperature starts to drop and the days get shorter, many of us turn our focus indoors. This natural nesting tendency is the perfect excuse to redecorate your home with cozy finishing touches, colorful accents, and natural textures that celebrate fall and beyond.
Designer Tip: Use beachy eco-friendly baskets as a fashionable and convenient container for shawls, scarves, and blankets. We offer a variety of sizes so you can keep one handy near every entryway and you’ll never be left out in the cold.
Our braided wool baskets are some of many storage basket options
If you love fall so much that you want to keep it front and center all year, go for autumn-inspired wall art that you never have to take down. Choose an option that balances fall colors with a coastal theme for maximum versatility. Our floating canvas with barn wood frame adds an extra touch of rustic chic reminiscent of the season.
This beautiful Lakeside painting by Beth Monroe features white birch trees and fall foliage.
PUMPKIN SPICE DÉCOR
Autumn and spice and everything nice, that’s what our painted wood color Spice is made of! We love the way the subtle orange complements so many other colors like greens and nature inspired neutrals.
Maine Cottage exclusive Windsor dining chairs in Spice
Throw pillows are an easy way and affordable way to change the look of your living room or bedroom any time of year. Pumpkin colored accent pillows add just the right touch of cozy autumn vibes to your sofa, armchair, or bed.
Our Checkmate fabric in Sunset is the perfect combination of fall color and comfort!
Natural colors and textures like jute and sisal add warmth on crisp fall days. We especially like the earthy and autumnal charm of our Kali and Twiggy rugs.
Our Chevron and Woven Cotton and Jute Rug combines seafoam colored jute with a timeless chevron design punctuated by raised nubby dots (makes us nostalgic for fun fall campfires!)
Our rustic Twiggy rug was inspired by stripes of bark layered with ivory.
Warm wool rugs are wonderful options for fall décor that will get even better as the weather gets cooler.
Our circular Whirly rug reminds us of swirling fall leaves (or a perfectly coiled line on the dock!)
DIY FALL DÉCOR IDEAS
Fall is a perfect time for DIY projects even if you don’t consider yourself crafty. Cut hydrangeas and lavender will dry into long-lasting soft pinks and purples that offer a great way to add a subtle splash of color to any room. Natural ornamental grasses and greenery are another easy way to bring the fall vibe inside. Pampas grass features a beautiful feathery yet architectural profile in a variety of colors that work in every environment. If you don’t have them in your yard, you can order online at Etsy or find them at a local garden store.
DIY Tip: Spray dried arrangement with matte clear varnish or floral sealant (in a pinch, hairspray will do). Spraying will help the color to last longer and avoid flyaways.
Tablescapes and decorated doorways are also great ways to celebrate the season. Traditional fall colors are inspired by the hues in nature and foliage. Vivid oranges, golden yellows, and deep greens warm the home like pumpkin spice warms the soul.
FULL CIRCLE FALL
Wreaths are a festive fall decoration that can be enjoyed inside and outside your home, offering a nice transition to full holiday décor. Classic autumn wreathes include colorful berries, leaves, or flowers. Coastal interpretations feature greenery like seeded eucalyptus and natural grasses.
SOFTER SIDE OF FALL
A new take on fall decorating is to feature softer hues or monochromatic color themes. White pumpkins or gourds in light greens and peachy pink create a beautifully beachy fall vibe that fits right in whether your style is rustic or modern.
We hope these tips help you to celebrate the fall season wherever you may be!