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Creative Vintage Fall Decorating Ideas

Posted on September 29, 2022 by Maggie Erickson

If you’re a fall lover, there’s nothing quite like that cool change after a summer’s searing heat. When the weather begins to dip outside, the interior of your home should subtly reflect those changes as well. The shifting seasons are a time of endless creativity, however transforming your home for the fall season can be challenging when you’re not sure where to start.

While it can be tempting to add splashy fall decor to every room of your home, it doesn’t exactly make the space look elevated. More thoughtful decorating choices will enhance your space. If you’re unsure how to get your ideas flowing, we’ve come up with the perfect inspirational guide for you. Let’s make your home cozy and classy this fall season!

Bringing the Shades of Fall Indoors

Vintage buckets, glass bottles, and copper pitchers

The onset of a new season is always an enchanting time and the best way to usher in some of that magic is by bringing it inside. Go foraging in your backyard and find unique twigs and branches for your vases to showcase fall’s beauty at home. Consider adding artificial stems of leaves and berries into the mix. Much longer lasting (and less messy!) than the real thing, faux botanicals have really come a long way and look more realistic than ever. Best of all, you can use them year after year, mixing them in different ways to create a new look. Add to the fall aesthetic by using rustic or vintage buckets, glass bottles, or copper pitchers as vases. There’s nothing more tasteful than mixing antique accents into a modern home. 

Creating Fall-Inspired Illustrations and Vignettes 

Fall-Inspired Illustrations and Vignettes
Adding simple decorative touches that speak to the fall season is a great way to transform your space. Take a look at the summer/spring decor around your home and replace some of your figurines and fresh flowers with vintage candle stands, antique paintings, books, and illustrations for a more moody aesthetic. Include antique dough bowls as centerpieces and add orange and yellow foliage to the bowls to make them more autumnal.

Sprucing Up your Porch and Entry-Way

Vintage Crates

It’s important to make the outside of your home look as seasonal and festive as the inside. When you’re decorating your home for fall, don’t forget about your porch decor. It’s one of the coziest and most inviting areas of your home’s exterior. Consider adding pumpkins, wreaths, and other festive decorations to your entryway. Don’t forget a touch of vintage! Crates are so versatile and another great way to add some vintage personality to your fall porch decor. 


Adding Antique Accent Furniture Pieces 

Antique furniture pieces

The best thing about antique accent furniture is that it oozes character and elegance, without looking too stuffy or overly cluttered. Consider adding an accent armchair, a vintage trunk in your living room as a coffee table, or even vintage napkins, tablecloths and other kitchen accessories in the mix. You could even add an antique console table by your foyer to elevate the entrance of your home. Properly layer pillows, throws, and blankets on your sofa – It’s a great fall decor trick and adds a lot of warmth to the home. The key is to not go overboard. Keep it simple and clean by incorporating thoughtful touches of pattern and color. 

Now that you have some great inspiration for your fall decor, it’s time to start getting things moving. Shop our collection of antiques online or visit us in-person to shop all of our lovely fall decor. We can’t wait to see how you style your home this fall!


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