It’s that time of year again! That time when I am finally ready for my house to feel warm and cozy without a ridiculous amount of work on my end. What I am noticing about this season of life is that I absolutely love spending the time styling and decorating, but when it comes to my own home I don’t want that task to take hours on hours. I want to be able to update the space in just a few simple and easy steps. By no means am I a minimalist. But when it comes to autumn decorations I am looking for minimalism. So let’s have at it, here are my 13 simple decorating ideas for minimal modern fall style!
This is my favorite place to start when it comes to autumn decorations. I feel pillows help to set the overall vibe of the space, essentially creating the color palette you are going to work off of. I am big on buying pillow covers, this way I can reuse my pillow inserts from season to season, which is a major cost saving over time. And it saves a ton of storage space too! My first step is to layout all the pillows I am going to work with and create a pile of what pillows I like that work together.
When it comes to shelving or mantles I am not a fan of taking everything off and starting over for the autumn season. I like to replace one thing at a time, starting with any of my flowers or greens that may look too summery for the season. I often find myself replacing one piece of summer with one piece of fall. Goodbye floral hello pumpkin!
This is my go-to rule when I start any type of styling. Sets of 3s help make items look intentional and way less matchy matchy like you bought them to all go together. I like all my items to look as if I purposely put them together because, well, I did purposefully put them together. So there!
The best way to say hello to fall is with pumpkins. To keep our vibe modern I like to work in pumpkins that are white, gray, tan and orange. You may also find a metallic here and there. I think the variation of colors helps create a modern fall idea.
For some reason seasonal decorations make people feel like they need to over style or decorate the space for it to feel like the season. I am here to tell you that simply isn’t true. By adding one simple piece of fall decor to your existing styled shelving, mantel or table can do the trick. It will give you that clean modern look of fall without overcrowding your home with fall decorations. Minimalism at its best.
This is simple. Adding leaves to your fall decor is by far the easiest way to create a minimal modern fall style without much work at all. All you’ve got to do is get the right looking leaves for your space.
Yes, I totally just said that! Having empty space is a really good thing when it comes to styling your home for fall. Not only does that mean you have to spend less time worrying about how you are going to fill each inch of space it also allows a place for your eyes to rest. I see this happen a lot when it comes to styling a shelving unit or a mantel. By leaving room you are allowing for the design to speak for itself.
I love how greenery can work in all seasons and then there are the ones that just feel right for each individual season. Hydrangeas are my go to for all the seasons along with ferns, olive branches and some succulents. I am big on fake ones at the moment because I just can’t seem to figure out how to keep real indoor plants alive. So please, send tips. Seriously…I need help in that department!
If you love it you should use it! These are words a stand behind. With every single client project I work on the first place I start my shopping is in their own house. We all have things that make us happy when we see them and those things need to be showcased throughout your home. It’s what makes your home feel like you!
Oh how I love a good candle. Soy candles have been my go to for years. I love how a smell can take you back to a really good memory or create a new one for you. Seasonal candles are absolutely my jam and one of my favorite ways to add simple fall style to a space.
With the change of seasons come the change of colors, at least here in Michigan. I love to embrace that change and color is one of my favorite ways to do this. By no means does that mean each space in your home has to scream all the good fall colors, but this is the time to let those some of those colors sing. I love to create different feeling spaces based off the pillow color vibe I’ve created for that space.
Fall is the perfect time to work with all the good neutrals. I love working in patterns and textures to my fall neutral spaces. It’s fun to see how you can work fall into a neutral space without making it scream color.
This is HUGE for me. Sure, we have to pickup new pieces from time to time. But we can’t go out and purchase new stuff every year when the seasons are back…I mean, as much as we may want to. Instead I work with what I’ve got and for us that means we can bring some of nature inside! Our yard is filled with hydrangeas and this is the perfect time to cut them and let them dry out. I actually love doing this from late summer until the hydrangea plant starts to brown.
This is what our home looks like during the fall and we threw in a few images of my parents’ house to give you a good idea for a simple mantle! Maybe we can work one of those into our space soon (hint hint).
Danielle + Michael