Happy Fall Y’all: 5 Ideas to Get Your Home Harvest Ready


Happy Fall Y’all! It’s that time of year again. With the rustle of the falling leaves and the smell of pumpkin spice in the air, it’s time to add some warmth and style to your home with some rustic fall décor.  Here are some ideas to get your creative primitive country home decorating juices flowing.

Start with the outside. Wrap your guests in the harvest spirit as soon as they come up the steps. Porches are a great place to start. Add a rocking chair draped with a quilt to one side of the doorway to give a nice, inviting feeling to your guests. To add some rustic, harvest décor, add simple accent pieces like an old wooden crate filled with pip berry garland and pumpkins. Finish off the scene with a wooden sign or wreath hung on the door.

Fall out the foyer. As soon as your guests step inside the door, wrap them in the rustic harvest season by adding a traditional braided rug to the foyer floor. Add a primitive country hallway table with a fall foliage centerpiece or country artwork hung on the wall. 

Give thanks in the dining room. Create the ultimate harvest table scape from the placemats to the centerpieces. Be sure to use fall colors to accent the table. You can do this by having orange and red cloth napkins. For the finishing touch to your dining table, add a creative centerpiece. Here’s an idea that we really like: fill the barn roof pitcher with sunflower picks accented by primitive burgundy and gold berry combo picks. 

Make a harvest mantel. Add a primitive quilted table runner across the top of the mantel in rich, harvest colors like orange and red. Choose an assortment of pumpkins and squash along the mantel to complement the primitive, rustic harvest décor throughout the rest of the house. Weave lighted primitive mix pip berry garland across the top of the mantel and in between the pumpkins and squash for the finishing touch.

Light up your home. Adding candles throughout the home adds a warm and calming feeling.  Try scented fall candles like pumpkin spice and cinnamon apple to make your house look and smell like fall. Set a candle atop a wooden wall sconce or in a mason jar with tapered candle holder for a rustic, country feel.

When decorating for fall, it’s always important to introduce hints of fall colors throughout the house. Woodsy elements like primitive picks, berry garlands, and quilted accents add a rustic, country harvest feel to your home. We hope that the ideas we gave you here will help you get your home fall harvest ready. Feel free to give these ideas your own unique fall flair.


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