Fall Decorating Ideas (+ House Updates!)

Good morning, everyone! I thought it would be fun to do a different type of blog post today and share how I’ve decorated for fall around the house. Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons… I love the crisp air, the crunch of leaves under your feet and everything that comes along with it – so I’m so excited to be able to decorate this year! Let’s start with the front porch… 

black malta lanterns // flameless candles // mums: Lowe’s // wreath: Homegoods, similar HERE
doormat: Frontgate, similar HERE // similar hanging light fixture

I started by going to Lowe’s and picking up some mums in color-coordinating colors (I love the purple/magenta and white color combo!). Every year growing up my mom would get mums for our front porch during the fall time, so she helped me pick them out! (She has a green thumb and I do not, but I’m learning.) I also bought two white crates from Michael’s to put a few of the flowers on to create some dimension on the porch. Next I added these black malta lanterns in a few different sizes and filled them with these flameless candles – you can set them on a timer so that they turn on at the same time every night. I have mine set to turn on around 7 p.m! And finally, there’s the cutest little pumpkin patch near my house so I stopped to get some pumpkins – I’m pretty sure these are called “cinderella” pumpkins – they aren’t your typical field pumpkins and they come in pretty colors like white, light green and light orange. Every time I pull in the driveway and get a glimpse of the front porch, it makes me so happy!

white pitcher: Homegoods, similar here
Now that I finally have a kitchen table (my apartment was too small for one!), I wanted to set a fall themed table. I picked up most everything from Pottery Barn while I was at the mall one day last week, including these pumpkin melamine plates and plaid table runner. I love mixing patterns so I think the buffalo check and pumpkin combination is really cute together.

ottoman coffee table // assorted pillows

And finally, here are some shots of the Keeping Room (the room beside the kitchen) – I wanted to share with you how it’s coming along! It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but it’s super cozy – I love waking up, making a latte and then coming in this room to watch the morning news shows! One thing we are going to change about the room is the wall color – it’s a little bit too green for our liking, haha. We are thinking either a soft blue or soft grey. And we did order another chair that will go to the left of the sectional – I can’t wait for it to come in but it doesn’t even ship until December (grr)!

Happy Thursday, everyone!


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  1. You are doing a great job decorating! Looks inviting and warm. πŸ™‚

  2. I love your fall themed front porch! It is so festive! I struggle every year with mums. I buy them and they die on me so soon. Could you ask your green thumb mom what the trick is? Another beautiful fall flower is the aster.

  3. Great post! I hope you'll do a Christmas one too!

  4. These decoration ideas are really fantastic! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  5. I love it. Your home is beautiful!

  6. Your house looks cozy and I love all your Fall decor! Your dining table looks amazing!


  7. Love everything about this post! We're currently renovating a house and this is giving me so many ideas. Where is the light fixture above your kitchen table from?

  8. Omg these photos are so cute, Cait! I love your Autumn decorations! And the colours, too! They're lovely!

    I hope you're having a great Thursday,

  9. Love your fall decorating! And I love seeing bits of your new house!

    xo, Carey

  10. I love the porch and those adorable pumpkin plates! Jess at Just Jess

  11. I loved this post! The pictures do show all of the coziness. You have great taste. Thanks for sharing these inspiring spaces.

  12. Beautiful and so tasteful. Your puppy is the perfect accessoryπŸ˜‰

  13. I'm loving your front porch! Its perfectly decorated for fall!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  14. Your house is GORGEOUS! Can you come and do mine??

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  15. OMG, i love it all! Beautiful! Please keep posts like this coming, xoxo

  16. Anonymous

    I am LOVING your home decor and organization posts so much! Please post more they are awesome! Your readers love your clothing style so of course were all going to love your decor style! And organizational posts are always super popular! Keep up the great work and congrats on the house!

  17. Where did you get the baskets your mums are in?

  18. Your home looks so beautiful and cozy! <3


  19. Winnie is so adorable! I also love your house-it is so beautiful! Could I live with you for a day? Ha. Have a great day, Caitlin!

    Amy Z

  20. Ahh I love home decor posts! Makes me want to redo all my decor πŸ™‚ Your porch is so lovely and I love all the fall details! Can't wait for more of these posts πŸ™‚

    Lauren Lindmark | https://dailydoseofcharm.com

  21. Lovely!

  22. So pretty! I love how it's all coming along! Especially that pumpkin and buffalo check combo. πŸ™‚

  23. Everything looks beautiful, Caitlin! I can't wait to see more! I just posted my fall decor last week and I'm enjoying seeing it every evening when we're snuggling on the couch. <3


  24. I'm moving in just about a month and this is giving me so much fall inspo!!

    xo, Allie

  25. Everything looks so beautiful, Caitlin!! I love the color combo of the mum's you chose and those pumpkins really change the look of the porch aside from pumpkin patch pumpkins. Your kitchen is GORGEOUS so I can't wait to see how you style it up soon. I agree with you on the color of the keeping room. I'm partial to grey so I can always change out the decor in whatever color mood I'm in, but a soft blue is just as pretty too! Now I want to go fall decor shopping, haha!

    She Sweats Diamonds

  26. Oh my goodness, your home is literally the definition of perfection! I'd love for my future house to look like yours! x

  27. I love how you've decorated everything! Decorating a home is so fun!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  28. I love your front porch (and your pup!). I've been seriously debating on getting some mums for our front porch this year. Ours isn't as beautiful as yours, but I'm hoping to dress it up some more. Also I love your dining table!
    XO- Beth

  29. This front porch and room reveal are so beautiful! I am taking your blog with me tomorrow to get myself some mums and little pumpkins– I want to replicate your front porch for mine! I adore it! Also, your pup is soooo stinking cute! We have a lhasa apso & a yorkie bichon πŸ™‚

  30. Very nice!

  31. Just so inviting! Lovely. Can you tell us where you got the pot/vase your orchid is in? What a unique and beautiful piece. Thanks.

  32. Hi. I love the color of your kitchen cabinets. What color are they?

  33. Hi. I love the color of your kitchen cabinets. What color are they?

  34. Your killing the decorating game 😜 You kitchen is amazing! I can't get over thr backsplash behind the stove. Is it tiny marble squares with white grout? Your whole house is so lovely!!

  35. Lovin' the fall bits and pieces and you table looks particularly gorgeous! Your little dog makes the pictures even more beautiful as well, plus they match the autumn vibes! Love it.

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

  36. Darling from porch! What is the color of your walls in the dining room?

  37. Dying over the house and decorations! Where are those blinds from?

  38. I am loving these posts!! It looks like you are having such a wonderful time putting together your home, and how special to be in it for fall! I’m already looking forward to see what you will be doing for Christmas, you are doing an amazing job! And I had a feeling you would change the color in the keeping room hehe; I especially loved the sign over your hood. I want to get one for on my backsplash above my stove, thanks always for sharing! ~Stephanie (basilchic.com)

  39. I love your front porch! I'm definitely going to have to pick up some of those lanterns and those flameless candles!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  40. I picked up those pillows from PB this year, too, and just love them! Such pretty colors! And I love how you have the plaid runner with the buffalo check napkins. I would have never thought to mix the two, but it looks so good!

  41. I am obsessed with your house and how you decorate, Caitlin- so cute and homey!


  42. Gorgeous warm and cozy! Blessings Elaine. Psalm 46:10

  43. Please share link for your rug! πŸ™‚