From Pumpkin Spice to Haunted Delight: Fall Decor Trends

Posted: October 13, 2023 | Categories: News | Design and Decorating
By Highland Homes

mums and pumpkins on the front porch of a new Central Florida home

As we embrace the cozy fall season, our Central Florida new homes undergo a delightful transformation, from the warm and spicy allure of pumpkin spice to the eerie charm of Halloween. And what better day to dive into the world of fall décor trends than on this serendipitous Friday the 13th?

In this blog, we'll explore the latest trends in fall decorating, offering you fresh and innovative DIY-focused ideas to make your home a captivating haven of autumnal beauty and spooky delights.

So, keep reading to unlock our top secrets to creating a home that transitions seamlessly from pumpkin spice to haunted delight!

Fall-Themed Décor

If you’re a fan of rustic harvest themes and creating your own fall landscape, you’ll find inspiration in these fall décor ideas.

Festive Wreaths and Centerpieces

Create a beautiful fall wreath using dried leaves, pinecones, acorns, and a grapevine or foam wreath base. Add a bow or some miniature pumpkins for extra flair, or incorporate fall florals for a feminine touch.

Create a rustic harvest centerpiece with a wooden crate, dough bowl, or tray filled with gourds, colorful leaves, and candles. It's an easy and visually appealing project using supplies you may already have at home! For a fun surprise at night, add miniature, twinkling fairy lights that peek out from the centerpiece for a soft glow.

Craft an autumn table runner using burlap or colored paper. Add stenciled letters or cutouts of leaves and pumpkins to spell out "Fall" or "Harvest."

Mums, Marigolds, and Gourds, Oh My!

DIY terracotta pumpkins are the biggest fall trend this year, and they’re so easy and festive that it’s easy to see why! Buy inexpensive pumpkins of any shape or size, paint with terracotta-colored craft paint, and then sprinkle baking soda over it while it’s wet. Ta-da – now you have a high-end pumpkin look for less!

Mums are the quintessential fall porch plant, but marigolds are also a great option, especially for Floridians! Full of robust, beautiful blooms, marigolds thrive in warmer weather and require less water than mums. While either plant is beautiful by itself, try pairing them together for the ultimate fall porch plant combo!

Spooky Season Ideas 

If you prefer to infuse your space with a hint of macabre, we’ve got you covered, too!

Hauntingly Good Indoor Décor

Love Halloween but don’t like the horror-movie aspect? Opt for a more subtle, eerie vibe with muted color palettes like black, white, and gray, using simple geometric shapes or silhouettes.

Get witchy with us! But instead of the traditional witch, think modern and chic – black candles, crystal balls, minimalist brooms, and moon phase decor.

Create your own eerie terrarium! Fill glass jars or containers with moss, tiny skeletons, faux cobwebs, and miniature tombstones for a little haunted scene.

Your Haunted Outdoor Haven

Make your house come alive with this spooktacular front door décor! Create a giant monster “teeth” out of cardboard or heavy paper and craft or spray paint. You can even add eyes for an extra scary touch.

Make your own pumpkin pathway! Use inexpensive plastic pumpkin buckets to create this fun touch in your yard. Remove the handle, cut out a quarter-sized hole in the bottom of the pumpkin, and then insert a traditional solar landscape light through it!

Add homemade ghosts to your front yard or entryway to greet your guests in chilling fashion! Use an upside-down tomato cage topped with a large foam ball to create the ghost shape, then drape an inexpensive white bedsheet across the top. Don’t forget to paint a ghastly facial expression on Casper!

Looking for more ghoulishly good inspiration? Check out our past Halloween décor blog, or visit our Halloween Pinterest board. If you prefer to decorate with cozy fall touches over goblins, then visit our autumn Pinterest board to get your festive fix.

At Highland Homes, buying a new home in Central Florida is never spooky! Connect with our Florida New Home Specialists today by phone or email to begin the process of finding your dream home!

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