Rustic chic fall decor is the perfect way to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere that celebrates the season’s colors, textures, and charm. In this blog post, we’ll explore rustic chic decor ideas for autumn. You will see vintage items, foraged natural goods and more.
A sweet neighbor with a talent for gardening dropped off a beautiful bouquet of dahlias from her yard and they inspired my idea for this rustic chic fall theme.
Last week muted velvet pumpkins inspired a different autumn look. I’ve been asking which concept people prefer. Let me know which one is more “you” in the comments at the end.
Rustic Chic Decor Ideas for Autumn
Rustic fall color palette
When it comes to rustic chic fall decor, the color palette is everything. Opt for warm and earthy tones like deep reds, burnt oranges, rich browns, and mustard yellows. These colors evoke the feeling of fall and set the perfect backdrop for your decor.
Here I used a left over ribbon from a gift to dress up my wheat stems. Sometimes it pays to be a low key hoarder ha ha! Who else saves gift wrap??
I scooped up these bushel baskets from Target during seasonal clearance and they fit my grocery store mums just right!
The little wood stool is from an estate sale. It’s too small for my kids to safely use, so it’s strictly for decorating purposes now.
Fall Floral Arrangements
Flowers aren’t just for spring and summer. In the fall, consider using seasonal blooms like sunflowers, mums, and dahlias in your floral arrangements. Pair them with textured foliage like eucalyptus or dried wheat for a stunning fall bouquet.
The crock I used as a vase is from a vintage shop, but new crocks are just as charming and the right touch of rustic.
My sweet neighbor gifted the dahlias to me. She is an amazing gardener!
Wood slices from a backyard tree topped with a pine cone and a pumpkin are a nice contrast to the pinks and oranges of the flowers.
Natural fall decor
Incorporating natural elements into your decor is a key aspect of the rustic chic style. Consider using wooden accents, such as reclaimed wood furniture, wooden candle holders, or rustic frames for your fall-themed artwork. Don’t forget to bring in some outdoor elements like pinecones, acorns, and twigs to add a touch of nature to your space.
Here I took a Pendleton scarf that I have had for years and used it as a focal point on our mantel. The colors influenced what else went on display. The antique spools from a friend’s shop have the perfect color and patina. My kids helped me forage the pine cones. My fall decor splurge for the season besides real pumpkins and gourds, are the faux acorns. They also look great sitting in a vessel or as a vase filler.
Cozy fall textiles
Fall is all about coziness, so make sure to include soft and warm textiles in your decor. Think plush throw blankets, oversized knit pillows, and faux fur rugs. These items not only add comfort but also enhance the overall rustic chic aesthetic.
Do you see the Pendelton scarf again? It was a bit pricey but I use it over and over! It is no longer available, but here is a similar scarf. It would make a great table runner too.
Rustic Chic Outdoor Fall Decor
Extend your rustic chic decor to your outdoor spaces. Adorn your porch or patio with cozy blankets, lanterns, and wooden furniture. A fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs can become the perfect spot for roasting marshmallows and enjoying the crisp autumn evenings.
The photo above shows our fall small porch decor. There’s that scarf again! It really is very versatile. Pumpkins, potted fall plants and you don’t need much else to create a festive and welcoming space.
If I had a proper entryway I would definitely decorate it as a segue from the outdoors. Admiring others‘ fall entryway decorations is my consolation.
Fall Centerpiece Ideas
Bring the outdoors indoors with harvest-inspired centerpieces. Arrange a rustic wooden tray or a vintage crate with an assortment of pumpkins, gourds, and apples. You can also add candles, pinecones, and dried corn cobs for more rustic elegance. Add some taper candles in metallic candle holders to contrast all of the wood and rough textures.
The tray I used above was a candle holder. It now sits on my kitchen counter, and it fits these small pumpkins just right.
What do you have laying around the house that you can use to make a rustic chic autumn theme?
Take a walk outside to gather branches, pine cones and other natural elements that would fit the mood. Bring kids or grand kids to help forage. It’s the perfect way to get inspired for the changing seasons.
Thanks for reading. Leave me comment to let me know your fave way to decorate for fall.
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