Autumn decor comes in many different varieties and can include items ranging from seasonal garlands to life-size scarecrows. One key element of autumn decor is the color scheme, which is typically tilted toward earthy reds, browns, and yellows to coordinate with the autumn colors of a deciduous forest. Objects and produce associated with the fall harvest are often part of this style of decorating. Several major holidays occur during autumn, and the decorations for these holidays often form part of a larger decorating strategy.
One simple way to decorate for the fall season is to make use of the autumnal colors. A few accent pieces in reddish earth tones can be added to other home furnishings to add a seasonal accent. Tablecloths, sheets, and pillows in these colors are all inexpensive ways to add autumn decor to a room.
Fall is the harvest season, and some agricultural products are common additions to autumn decorating schemes. Decorative gourds are inexpensive and can bring a touch of fall color to any interior space. Indian corn is vibrant and colorful and is often used in hanging fall decorations or in centerpieces or accent pieces to be placed on tables or sideboards.
Bare branches and fallen leaves are also common elements in autumn decor. A wreath may easily be woven from twigs and branches and decorated with fresh fall leaves to add a touch of autumn to any room. Wreaths or other small hanging fall garlands make excellent wall decor on a modest budget. Similarly, leaves, twigs, branches, and other fall vegetation can be woven together to form larger decorative structures for indoor or outdoor use.
Fall is also a season of holidays in many nations, and the symbols associated with those holidays often form a major component of autumn decor. The United States celebrates the holiday of Thanksgiving in November. This holiday is associated with turkeys, Indian corn, and other symbols of early American life and agriculture. The agricultural products that are associated with this holiday have become a standard part of American autumn decor.
Halloween is another fall holiday with great decorating potential. Most homeowners will not rely on spooky holiday decorations throughout the entire fall season, but some elements of Halloween decor do serve nicely for general fall decorating, however. Jack-o-lanterns, black cats, scarecrows, and perhaps even a discreet ghost or two can be used to create unique decor that blends seasonal and holiday themes.