12 Trendy Farmhouse Decorating Ideas For Fall

The farmhouse look has been a favorite style for years, largely thanks to the popularity of the HGTV show, Fixer Upper. Whether you like the more traditional, cozy look of the modern farmhouse trend or the rugged, warmer designs found in the industrial farmhouse style, there are many ways that you can decorate for fall while keeping your farmhouse aesthetic gorgeously intact. 

Here are some of our favorite farmhouse decorating ideas this season: 

Fall Letterboard

Letterboards are a fun, Instagrammable way for the whole family to usher in autumn. Letterboards are typically made of felt and come with interchangeable letters that you can use to spell out everything from your favorite quotes to household reminders. Pick up one that comes with an easel for tabletop display, or hang yours on the wall. Need some clever sign options for fall? Try spelling out “Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice” or “Happy Fall, Y’all.” 

DIY Pumpkins

Fall is a great time to get crafty, especially with all of us spending more time at home this season. Make your pumpkin decor look farmhouse chic by crafting your own fabric or felt pumpkins. These decorations look especially stylish alongside a fall letter board. If you prefer, you can also paint a pumpkin white and include a black name initial in the center, or simply paint the entire pumpkin in chalk paint. Both looks are classic choices for a farmhouse fall.

Decorative Fall Signs

Catchy quotes are a key part of farmhouse decor, and fall gives you a plethora of choices that are perfect for rustic, wooden signs. Explore handmade sites like Etsy for decorative autumn signage, find printables online, or create your own wall art. 

Fall Pillows

Neutral pillows decorated in fall themes blend well with cottage style sofas and chairs. You might also include a neutral colored, fall throw blanket for maximum effect. Store the blanket in a metal basket under your entryway or console table. 

Metal Art

Last year, it was all about the modern farmhouse, but 2020 has been focused on the growing industrial farmhouse trend. Metal art and rugged, 3-D pieces are ideal wall decorations for an industrial farmhouse look. Brass or metal leaf art fit right in for fall. 

Geometric Lights

Another industrial farmhouse favorite, fall is the perfect time to hang geometric ceiling lights. These lights look beautiful year round, but they especially shine alongside warm fall decor. You can choose from a wide variety of geometric lights for your farmhouse theme, including pendants, chandeliers, and flush-mount ceiling lighting. 

Chalkboard Signs

You can easily find printable chalkboard signs in fall themes online, but you can also paint and design your own. Like the letter board, this is another project that the kids will love, and a fantastic way to exercise everyone’s creativity during long days at home. 

Dried Wheat or Grain Decor

Bundles of dried wheat make gorgeous and unique bouquets for fall centerpieces. You can also hang a grain wreath, or place grain and wheat in vases or metal buckets as accent pieces around the home. These quintessentially fall materials are versatile enough for any fall display. 

Outdoor Ladder Display

Take your farmhouse style outdoors with an elaborate ladder display. Set up a storage ladder on your front porch and fill it with pumpkins, leaves, wheat, hay, chalkboard or wooden signs, mums, and other fall favorites. You could even include a basket of apples or twinkling lights near your display. Wagons and wheelbarrows can also be a nice touch. 

DIY Mason Jars

Mason jars have been used in home decor for a long time, but they’re still effortlessly stylish in farmhouse themes. Fill your mason jars with dried flowers or wheat to use as an extra accent piece. Mason jar lights are also  elegant choices.

Burlap Decorations

Burlap is another material that is instantly associated with fall. There is so much that you can do with burlap, and all of it looks terrific in a farmhouse style home. You can use burlap to craft pumpkins, make table runners, or even serve as a planter for fall flowers. 

Gingham or Buffalo Plaid Decor

Gingham and buffalo plaid fabrics seem tailor made for farmhouse looks. This is especially true when the colors are black and white or gray and white. Hang a buffalo plaid wreath above your entryway table, use the fabric as a place mat, or lay a gingham rug by your front door. The result is a sophisticated design that is perfect for fall. 

Plantation Shutters Just In Time for Fall

As you decorate your home for the new season, you might find yourself noticing that your windows could also use some attention. Plantation shutters are a timeless and stylish choice for all home designs. With plantation shutters, you’ll be able to filter sunlight in and out of your home, creating a beautiful ambiance that can’t be matched by blinds or curtains. 

Shenandoah Shutters has been installing plantation shutters in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C since the 1990s. We’re located in Richmond, within a day’s drive of all of our service areas. Our skilled woodworking employees proudly craft each plantation shutter using fine American hardwoods, like yellow poplar and basswood, and our silken lacquer finish. At Shenandoah Shutters, you can choose from stained or white shutters, as well as custom colors. You can even request a custom wood if you’d prefer. 

We build plantation shutters for windows of any size or shape, including French doors, sliding glass doors, arches, sunbursts, casements, and tilt-ins. We offer a variety of contemporary and modern design choices, so that you can choose the plantation shutter style that is right for your home. In fact, we even invented our own, patented plantation shutter design that is known as the Softedge

Schedule Your Plantation Shutters Consultation Today

Shenandoah Shutters remains open and ready to provide safe plantation shutter installations and consultations. Call us today at 1-800-733-1549 or contact us online for more information about our COVID-19 safety procedures, and to set-up your plantation shutters appointment. Our consultations are completely free. 

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