It's Fall Y'all ~ Let's Deck the Halls

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Fall is certainly in the air and lots of Fall decor is popping up everywhere. When we think about "decking the halls", we typically think about Christmas decor. However, we can certainly bring the Fall decor to our doorsteps and into our homes for a cozy, seasonal change.

Here are some excellent Fall decor tips:

Front Door & Porch - arrange pumpkins, baskets of mums, bales of hay, and Fall-themed wreaths to create an instant, "Welcome Fall" look. Create a corner that appears natural and free-flowing. The more natural materials the better to avoid a too "crafty" appearance.

Fall Scents - Nothing says Fall like cinnamon, apples, nutmeg, and cloves. The best way to fill your home with these scents is with essential oils being diffused, or simmering fresh spices directly on your stove. Do avoid toxic, "perfumey" scents such as Plug-ins, sprays, or other chemically-loaded scents. Not everyone can tolerate these chemicals.

Home Decor Touches - By placing a few Fall items throughout the house is another way to instantly transform your home. The key, however, is to do this sparingly. Too much of anything is overwhelming. A Fall throw, a few decorative pillows, and a Fall flower arrangement will bring welcomed seasonal accents to your home.

The key to your Fall decor needs to remain tastefully simple. Not every corner of the house needs to be covered in Fall. Use your decor tastefully and remember, more is not always the goal. 

Have fun welcoming the cooler weather into and around your home. If you have your home on the market, adding some seasonal decor is a great idea to create that instant-cozy feel. Happy Fall, Y'all!

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Comments (11)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Dr. Paula McDonald great explanation for the Fall. Thank you, Happy Fall to you too!

Oct 16, 2022 08:19 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paula - with its abundant warm colors and holiday gathering possibilities, home can certainly be the center of attraction as Autumn arrives each year.  It makes sense that it would fall together.  

Oct 17, 2022 03:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paula... right now for the month of October my decor is for Halloween. Come November 1st, I'll do the fall decorations. December 1st I'll do my Christmas decorations. Love watching the seasons change with the decor in and around my home.

Oct 17, 2022 04:24 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paula,

Happy Fall to you! I love seeing the decorations come out as Autumn arrives each year. Love your fall decorating tips.

Oct 17, 2022 05:03 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

These are all great ideas. The only thing I'd add is if you are in bear territory, don't put the pumpkins on the front porch - it's an invitation for them to visit!

Oct 17, 2022 05:40 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Oh, Kat! Now, that is a scary thought. We don't have those in our neck of the woods. Yikes

Oct 17, 2022 06:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paula, with all the gourd colors, and the different leaf colors falling, it does perk up the look of our homes! 

Oct 17, 2022 07:34 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Dr. Paula McDonald - wonderful decorating ideas!

We are not quite there yet in Sunny drought California. 

Yet - we will hopefully soon be there in my area. Would love to see some rain. 

Nothing says fall to me like October and Pumpkins.  🍊🍊🍊

Oct 17, 2022 10:12 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I need to get a wiggle on, and get my porch decorated.  I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!

Oct 17, 2022 05:17 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Specializing in Multifamily Projects Nationwide

It's still too early for Halloween around here; most residents are seniors and very few children. I see a few pumpkins and orange candles on the decks.

Enjoy your Halloween, Paula.

Oct 17, 2022 07:29 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Dr. Paula McDonald , it's going to be 58 degrees in the Central FL area tonight and in the 80's tomorrow, definitely fall for FL. Great decorating ideas!

Oct 18, 2022 06:21 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

It's fall here in Phoenix Paula and halls are decked out for our Oktoberfest Chili Cook Off this weekend!  Enjoy your cooler temps!!

Oct 18, 2022 08:49 PM