Mini pumpkins on a bed with wool blankets

Autumn decorations for your home

Autumn has a lot going for it when it comes to sheer #aesthetic. No shade on spring or anything, but autumn really has its own look and feel nailed – which makes it easy to bring some of those vibes into your home come September with some stylish autumn decor! From the orange tones of pumpkins and autumn leaves to cosy evenings snuggling under blankets while it’s dark outside, there are plenty of ways to add some sweet autumn decorations into your home.

If you’re looking for some stylish autumn home decor ideas, then we’re here to help! Read on to discover some suggestions for autumn display ideas and decorations that will make your house feel cosy and autumnal.

Autumn display ideas

Looking for some cute autumn home decor? Here are a couple of cute suggestions that you can easily recreate at home.

  • Create an autumn wreath to display on your wall or on your front door, using autumn leaves or flowers and greenery in autumnal shades.
  • Collect and dry out some autumn leaves, and string them up using garden twine to create autumn bunting
  • Use a combination of pumpkins, garlands of autumn leaves, and little vases of branches and fall foliage to create an autumn display for your mantelpiece
  • Pick up conkers and string them onto wire to create a conker heart – check out this crafty blog from Frances Hunt to find out how!

Create a pumpkin display

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween – there are plenty of autumn display ideas you can create with just a few cheerful pumpkins. Treat them with care, and you’ll be surprised just how long they can last in your home as an effective autumn display!

Painted pumpkin display

You can turn a humble pumpkin into a stylish centrepiece with just a little bit of paint and some creativity. Whether you prefer more rustic autumn decorations like the lovely hand-lettered pumpkins from Lily & Val or something more glamorous, like these glitter pumpkin DIY ideas from Country Living, there are plenty of autumn display ideas out there using pumpkins – find the one that’s right for your home’s style.

A display of hand painted pumpkins creating an autumn display

Image credit: Lily & Val

Natural pumpkin decorations

If you prefer your autumn home decor a bit more understated, or if orange just isn’t really your thing, that’s fine – for a more naturalistic feel, head to a pumpkin patch near you and hunt out some more pumpkin colours. Heirloom pumpkins come in a wide range of shades, from bright white to dark green, with plenty of soft grey and green tones in between. A few of these pumpkins make a brilliant autumn display or table decoration. Line them up on your fireplace or nestle them in a basket alongside some real or faux autumn leaves for an authentic autumn display idea.

Halloween pumpkin display

Once October rolls in and Halloween gets closer, you might decide you want to carve those pumpkins after all. If you plan carefully, you might not even need to buy any more for Halloween!

Pumpkins can last for 8 to 12 weeks, as long as you’re careful when handling them and avoid any bumps and bruises. Make sure they’re not on display anywhere damp or cold – you don’t want to risk your pretty display rotting. Once carved, a pumpkin is likely to be good for 5 or so days, so make sure you time your carving session right.

When the time comes, make sure you check out our guide to carving a pumpkin like a pro so you can create an incredible Halloween display!

A pumpkin sat on a pile of wool blankets on a bed. Pumpkins make great autumn decorations!

Cosy autumn accessories

Okay, if you love summer sunshine then autumn might sometimes feel like kind of a bummer, as the weather gets colder and the nights start to draw in. But part of the joy of autumn is how cosy you can get during those chilly evenings – and that’s where some fun cosy autumn accessories come in.

We already covered how to get this warm and cosy feeling in our guide on how to hygge your home – that Scandinavian-inspired interior design style is actually a whole way of living, but the same principles apply here.

Incorporate autumn home decor to create that cosy feeling indoors all season long. You’ll want to include lots of natural textures – think snuggly wool blankets, velvet cushions in autumnal shades of orange, rust and brown.

A wooden tray with a mug of hot chocolate, open book and autumn leaves

Warm lighting

Autumn decor calls for a warm, homey glow that makes you feel cosy and happy. You can find some classic light up autumn decorations at sites like Lights4Fun, or make use of strings of simple fairy lights to create that twinkling, inviting look.

Candles also make classic autumn home accessories – not only is that warm, flickering glow perfect for rainy nights in, but autumn brings with it plenty of associated scents. From the vanilla-cinnamon-clove mix of pumpkin spice to smoky bonfire fragrances, there’s plenty to choose from.

If you fancy trying your hand at some DIY autumn crafts, we have a guide on how to make your own candles – it’s easier than you might think! If DIY really isn’t your thing, though, we also stock some beautiful candles from Aery that will make your space feel perfectly autumnal.

A focused photo of autumnal candles and pumpkins. A person is reading a book in the background.

Autumn flower display

If you’re looking for autumn decorations then you can’t go wrong with an autumn flower display. Choose flowers with an autumnal colour scheme.

Example autumn flowers:

  • Orange and red roses
  • Rust-toned eucalyptus branches
  • Witch hazel
  • Dried thistles
  • Ruby hydrangea
  • Dark cosmos
  • Sunflowers
  • Yellows and orange calendulas

Create your perfect autumn bouquet and arrange in a pretty vase to create an effective autumn display.

Dried flowers also look super chic and very autumnal, with a more muted colour palette for your autumn home décor. Check out our guide on how to dry and press your own flowers – and if you’re on the lookout for some floral inspiration, remember you can order gift flowers with any card right here from thortful, complete with next day delivery.

Dried autumn flowers in shades of brown and orange.

Make your home cosy and comfortable with some of these cute autumn decor ideas. For more home inspiration and fun ideas, check out the rest of the thortful blog!