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Hanna Gawne
Design Studio Associate

Meet Hanna – our expert Design Studio Associate. Continue reading as Hanna helps you with this year’s modern fall décor ideas!

As the temperatures start to drop and the leaves turn vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow, it’s the perfect time to transform your home into a cozy haven that celebrates the beauty of fall. With a few simple changes and creative touches, you can infuse your living space with the warmth and charm of the season. Let’s jump into some of our top home tips! 

Swap In Seasonal Greenery

To create the perfect fall bouquet, gather a bunch of dried hydrangeas in varying shades of brown, burgundy, and sage green. Place them in rustic vases or woven baskets for a simple yet elegant centrepiece.


PLUS, for a unique and rustic fall touch, mix eucalyptus branches with pheasant feathers for a stunning contrast – the eucalyptus leaves also help to create a refreshing fall scent!

Infuse Seasonal Flowers

Create a bouquet of seasonal flowers that are blooming this time of year! We listed a few to help inspire you.

Sunflowers: With their warm, golden petals, sunflowers are an iconic symbol of autumn. Arrange them in a vase or basket for a striking centerpiece.

Chrysanthemums: Known as “mums,” these hardy flowers come in various colours, including deep reds, oranges, and purples. Plant potted mums near your entryway or use cut stems in your floral arrangements.

Dahlias: Dahlias are another fantastic choice for fall. Their vibrant blooms in shades of red, burgundy, and orange add a pop of drama to your décor. Mix them with dried hydrangeas and eucalyptus for a sophisticated arrangement.

Decorating Your Mantel

Create a lush and textured backdrop. Add a few carefully selected autumn-themed décor items, like pumpkins, gourds, or candleholders in fall hues, to anchor the display. To elevate the look, consider draping a garland of fall leaves or string lights across the mantel, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. Finally, don’t forget to personalize your mantel with family photos or cherished heirlooms to make it uniquely yours.

Table Décor

A rustic tablecloth or runner can serve as an ideal backdrop for your autumnal tableau. Embrace the season’s bounty by adorning the table with seasonal fruits, such as apples, pears, or miniature pumpkins, arranged as a centerpiece. Incorporate textured elements like burlap or woven placemats for a cozy and inviting feel.

Light Seasonal Candles

If you have a nonworking fireplace under your mantel, try mixing and matching candles in a vase and setting them inside the fireplace to replicate the feel of a crackling fire and the warmth of fall. if not, you can keep it simple and gather an arrangement of fall favourite aroma candles as a center piece on your dinning room table.

Cozy Living Areas

As the seasons change and autumn’s chill begins, it’s time to transform your living spaces into cozy space. Swap out your throw pillows with ones featuring fall colours, such as rich, warm tones like deep reds, soft oranges, muted greens, and earthy browns. Don’t forget to bring out extra blankets to snuggle up and watch your favourite fall movie at home.

Deck Out Your Front Porch

Elevate your autumn curb appeal by adorning your front door with a lavish, fluffy wreath and for a fresh touch, consider layering a fall-inspired “Welcome” mat at your door entrance. Plus, consider placing lanterns along your porch stairs to create a welcoming and magical entrance and give your guests that ‘wow-factor!’

Expanding your porch’s charm is a breeze with the addition of cozy seating like a classic black bench or rocker and don’t forget to accentuate it with a lovely throw pillow and a fuzzy blanket. Similar to decorating the inside of your home with beautiful seasonal flowers, try using black planters or baskets brimming with white or complementary-coloured mums, ornamental peppers, flowering kale, and other flowers suited for cooler weather. The classic combination of black and white exudes a crisp and coordinated appearance, making your porch truly stand out.

Get Social With Us!

Transform your home with Fall décor this year and share it with us on our socials! We can’t wait to see your cozy space with the beautiful colours of fall! Let us know! Send us a direct message to @builtbyactiva on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to be featured on our social pages.

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