3 Easy Ways to Transition Your Home Decor from Summer to Fall

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Today’s post is all about 3 easy ways to transition your home decor gradually from Summer to Fall. I’m still savoring summer here in Colorado but I am getting excited about Fall! Updated 8/17/22

Transitioning your summer to fall decor can be very easy with these 3 simple tricks.

This week our girls headed back to school and for the first time in 20 years I am not heading back to my own classroom.

So to keep myself busy I have been been planning how I will slowly start adding touches of Fall to our home. I thought you might enjoy how I go about it!

Check out these 3 easy ways I transtion my summer decor to Fall decor.

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Fall Already?

I know, you may be saying it’s too early for Fall decor Kelly, well just hang in there with me. I know a few of you are already starting to think about your Fall and in my mind it’s never too early to start planning, right?! Plus those ‘ber months are only a few weeks away!

Fall might just be the best time of year…football, cozy weather, warm drinks, changing leaves…do I need to go on?! But don’t worry I’m easing myself in and really won’t fully transition to all things Fall until September.

3 Easy Ways to Transition Your Home Decor from Summer to Fall

Today I am thrilled to be joining some amazing bloggers for a fun tour of 22 different homes full of fabulous early Fall inspiration. A huge thank you to Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting this tour and including me in this Summer to Fall Decor Tour. If you have just come from The Painted Hinge ‘s  tour, welcome! Aren’t her Fall touches just awesome?

Tips and Tricks to transition from Summer to Fall

Just so you know my home isn’t ready for Fall at all yet and below you will find a mix of pictures from our old and our current home, as well as how it will happen gradually.

However, it has been rather cool around here lately (80’s ha ha) so I am excited to share three simple and easy things I do around our home to gradually usher Fall in with some style!

1. Change up Those Pillows

One of my favorite decor items is pillows! Shocker, right?! I have a closet in our basement that is jam packed with all pillows. I really need to organize it. But I loving having access to choices!

This pumpkin pillow is a great way to easily decorate for Fall.

You can always switch out your pillows for a quick and simple new look.  I chose to add this beautiful dark navy blue pillow with a white pumpkin on it a few Falls ago in our old home and my kids loved it. I loved that it was blue and a bit non-traditional for Fall.

And I have my eye on these darling pumpkin shaped pillows from Pottery Barn! I’m still trying to see if I can find a cheaper version.

Changing of the pillows =instant fall!

Transitioning from Summer to Fall menas switching up those pillows!

Don’t forget those pillows on your bed too!

By simply adding this long brown lumbar pillow from Target (no longer available sadly) I was able to add a casual nod to fall in our bedroom last year. The blue patterned pillows are from my favorite place to find pillows on Etsy, Linen and Oak!

I also love to add velvet pillows and sweater pillows because they add immediate warmth. Great textures equal easy transitions to the next season.

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2. Throws, Blankets and Quilts

Summer to fall decor in the family room.

I’m sure most of you do this but when the weather starts cooling down and I am ready to transition to Fall decor, throws, quilts and blankets are one of the first things I grab!

You can never have enough. Am I right?

In the Fall I love the large knit throws like the white one seen above that my friend Karen made me. I love the warmth and the coziness they add to any area.

My favorite green dresser found her home!

Plaid throws always make their way into my Fall decor as well. I am constantly keeping my eyes peeled for vintage throws at flea markets. Having items in my home that have stories or are different from everybody else makes me happy and plaid throws are perfect for that!

Fall touches on dining room chair

I have also been know to use tablecloths to add color like I did here on the end of our bed and this chair in our dining room. More and more lately I have been drawn to florals as well!

An old table cloth brings in some great Fall colors in a soft and subtle way

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3. Accessories

The third thing I always do when I begin moving and transitioing my decor from Summer to Fall is to look at what accessories I have that can be switched out.

Wheat is always a good Fall decoration.

I like to take flowers out of my vases and added fall colored poms, switch out the art above dressers, and even add wheat, wreaths, baskets and signs. Each of these small touches are easy and quick and add that natural element that works perfectly for Fall.

I also love adding dried hydrangeas to as many spots as I can! Free and pretty decor is always a good idea.

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dried hydrangeas

The best part is that I am able to shop my own home or garden and spend no money! It’s all fun to see how my favorite Boxwood green dresser has transitioned to our new home so well!

We are working on easy ways to transition our decor from summer to fall.
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Our boxwood green dresser dressed up for Fall.
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Last year’s Fall mantel was a lot of fun to dress up. I haven’t started to change our summer one yet this year, but I have been thinking about it for sure! When it comes to Fall accessories nothing is off limits. Think about:

  • books
  • collections
  • art
  • mirrors
  • wreaths
  • dried florals
  • items with texture
  • don’t forget items from your yard too!

Cozy Fall Decor Finds from Amazon

Below I have shared a few cozy fall finds that I currently have my eye on. It’s been fun to create idea lists over on my Amazon Storefront and I thought you might like to see what I have found for Fall.

Shop all cozy Fall finds here!

We have the jute rug above as a runner in our kitchen and I also have those sweet felt pumpkins!

Easy Ways to Transition Your Home Decor from Summer to Fall

I hope you enjoyed those 3 easy ways for transitioning your home decor from Summer to Fall. I won’t be adding my “full on Fall decor” for a bit but I might have had my eye on some mums at the grocery store yesterday.

The pumpkins can wait until late September but the flowers are always hard for me! 😉

Do you have the itch to switch yet or is it too early for you? How and when do you switch out your seasonal decor? If you have any decor tips for getting your home Fall ready I would love to hear about them. Please leave me a comment below.

xoxo,

Kelly

Make sure you stop by Kristin’s blog White Arrows Home for even more Fall inspiration as well as the other bloggers listed below. Happy Decorating and thank you so much for stopping by!


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  1. Beautiful touches of Fall. I love that pretty mirror and what a gorgeous reflection.

  2. Sunflowers, pumpkins, wheat, it looks like you are all ready to welcome fall to your house! I think those are the perfect elements for transitioning from summer to the fall season!

  3. Kelly, Your home looks so cozy styled for fall! I have a similar vintage shutter in my living room, but I hung it over a door as a plate rack. 🙂 Love how you used yours! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  4. Kelly,
    A woman after my own heart… blue with white! AND, French style chairs. The chippy blue shutter could live in my house… just send me an email if you ever want to update your living area and replace the shutter with something else fabulous. 🙂 I saw a beautiful quilted throw today while out shopping in nearby Granbury, TX. The throw was varying shades of faded blue and white SUNFLOWERS. I came very close to buying it, but the price held me back. Now, I am thinking I should create some kind of blue and white sunflower print to make a throw pillow for fall. And, your navy pillow with the white pumpkin would be a perfect companion pillow. Where did you find that pillow?

    I am also enjoying your Instagram feed. Hope you have a great school year!

    Happy Fall,

    Judith

    1. Judith I am so glad we have connected! I’m definitely a blue and white girl and feel like my style is leaning more towards European Country lately! That blue and white sunflower throw sounds dreamy… I can’t believe you passed it up!My blue pillow is from Luch at Ms. Craftberry Bush and her Society6 page! I got it last year and just adore it!Thank you for the well wishes and for stopping by!Blessing on your week!

  5. My three go to’s for fall as well. I love your pumpkin pillow and the throw is beautiful! Wheat is just a natural element that screams fall to me. It’s all beautiful!
    hugs,
    Jann

  6. The three easy ways to transition your decor are such wonderful ideas AND they are easy! I love your touches for Fall. I also adore that basket you have on the cabinet! Sorry I’m late to hopping on the tour, time got away from me.

  7. Kelly, I love all your fresh almost-fall touches! I love how your vignettes are summery (is that a real word?) with just a touch of something to hint at the coming fall. And that wreath is amazing! So happy to be on the home tours with you!

  8. Kelly, I couldn’t agree with more on how to transition from summer to fall. That photo of the green chest styled and reflected in the floor mirror with wreath hanging on it….perfection!! Cheers to a great new school year and season!

  9. Kelly is is simple early fall perfection! Just enough to hint of all the fall fun and beauty to come. Everything is so gorgeous. I agree about the throws and pillows…instant fall! I love the wheat in the rusty bucket and your trio of books in rustic fall colors. Of course I am always in crushing on your green dresser every time I see it in any season! I love that shot of the mirror with the dresser in the reflection, magazine worthy! I have also been realizing that blue is still perfect for fall. What is more gorgeous than a forest of fall color blazing against a bright blue sky? I love the touches of blue in your home and how you can still make everything look fallish. I am looking forward to all your fall posts!

    Thanks so much for joining our tour!

    1. Amber you are the best an I appreciate your encouragement and that you included me in your blog tour! I love your style and I too believe blue will be an awesome fall color this year!

  10. These are the perfect steps to transition and I LOVE your accessories, pillows and throws! That chunky throw must be the most cuddly!! And I love that the pumpkin pillow is navy and white! Those poms in the jar are so fun and I love the blue shutter!! I always drool over your green drawers!! Just love everything you do my friend!

  11. Iam interested in the off white pillow with the pumpkin stitched in brown/black in it. Where can I purchase this? Thank you. Janis

  12. I LOVE all of these ideas, Kelly!! I love how you are still using color in your transition to fall, especially that blue jug!

  13. Small soft changes to your decor can really make a room pop. My favorite excuse to break out all the vintage quilts for that little house on the prairie vibe. Really brings out the rustic look I am going for during autumn.

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