Cozy, Neutral Fall Decorating Ideas

Gather cozy, neutral fall decorating ideas with this simple fall decor home tour! From a black and white front porch to a casual elegant living room, you’ll find lots of cozy fall inspiration.

cozy, neutral fall decorating: woman lighting candle | Maison de Pax

If you’ve come today for hay bales, scarecrows, and orange and yellow pumpkins, I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed. I don’t even have any white pumpkins this year! Instead, I just attempted to bring a little extra warmth and coziness to my home for the season.

To be clear, I don’t think there is anything wrong with mums, falling leaves, and pumpkin patches… if that’s what helps you to enjoy this season, go for it! But for me this year (especially down here in Texas, where we are finally celebrated our very first week without temps reaching nearly 100°), I just needed simple. Anybody else feeling that right now?

cream brick house with wood door and black pots | Maison de Pax

So even if it’s not traditional “fall decor,” I redecorated my front porch, entryway, and living room with a simple neutral color palette for the season. And I’m excited to share it today as part of the Seasonal Simplicity home tours.

woman with philodendron in classic gray entryway with stairwell | Maison de Pax

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Easy, Neutral Fall Decor

Black and White Fall Porch Decor

I may or may not have left my Christmas garland up on my front porch this year until March (blame it on 2020, right?!). So I decided that neutral outdoor fall decor is really a better for me. The kind that could work year round. 😉

black accents on front porch of white brick house | maison de pax

After neglecting my front porch for most of the year, I was ready for some curb appeal. And I was inspired by our new black and white color scheme on the back of the house.

So I started with some black pottery. Actually, I started with these gray pots and this blue pot, but I knew I wanted black pottery, so I painted them. Tutorial coming soon. 😉

black pots on front porch with wood door and white brick | Maison de Pax

I love how it contrasts the creamy brick. I’m still experimenting with what I can keep alive on this porch (since it gets such brutal afternoon sun).

I added this new outdoor rug under our doormat. And echoed it with some simple black and white striped ribbon on my DIY faux eucalyptus wreath. I love the look of the silver dollar eucalyptus against our front door.

fall front porch decorating ideas: neutral fall decor | Maison de Pax

Since it still looks like spring in these parts, I thought the year-round look felt right. But if you are more of a traditionalist, you could easily add orange pumpkins, yellow mums, or any number of classic fall porch decorating ideas to a simple black and white front porch palette.

black and white front porch decor on cream brick house | Maison de Pax


Classic entryway with vintage rug

If you remember my entryway from years past, then you’ll notice that the Turkish rug in here is a recent addition.

neutral entryway with vintage turkish rug | Maison de Pax

We recently updated our entryway chandelier, and I wanted to give the whole space a slightly more elegant feel.

two story entryway and stairwell with large black lantern | Maison de Pax
two story entryway and stairwell with large black lantern and vintage rug | Maison de Pax

I love the warmth and texture that the vintage Turkish rug brings to the space. You can find my best tips for buying vintage rugs here.

It may not be the permanent landing place for this rug (I have my eye on a spot at the ranch where it might be perfect). But for now I’m loving the worn, cozy texture and darker color palette than what we had here previously.

two story entryway with large black lantern chandelier and vintage rug | Maison de Pax


Casual Elegant Living Room with neutral fall decor

neutral fall decor: casual elegant living room | Maison de Pax

The living room has received very few updates since our major makeover last fall.

neutral fall decor ideas in living room | Maison de Pax

I brought in some fun, seasonal vintage art with this little vintage owl printable (which you can download for free here if you like). And I added more neutral texture with this old black pot I’ve had for years. I love using things I already have to help create a seasonal feel.

neutral fall decor: black piano with vintage art above | Maison de Pax

Just as in the entryway, I kept the colors neutral while adding in texture like a velvet throw pillow and chunky blanket. A little faux fur on the piano seat and sofa bring in extra warmth.

cozy neutral fall decor living room inspo | Maison de Pax

The little brass end table is a new addition, inherited from my grandmother who passed away in the spring. So happy to have this little piece in here to remind us of her.

brass end table beside linen sofa with throw blankets for cozy neutral fall decor | Maison de Pax

And in this image, you can see the sum of my fall decorating this year: refreshing spaces with a year-round mindset. Finding simple, neutral fall decor with lots of texture… using basically just year-round items.

neutral living room decor, neutral fall decor | Maison de Pax


I hope this inspires you that you can shop your house, layer on the snuggly blankets and soft pillows, light a candle, and enjoy a sweet autumn season in your home.

Be sure to pin this for later!

neutral and simple fall home decor | Maison de Pax

More Fall Decorating Ideas

From door decorations to throw pillow combinations and everywhere in between, the fall decorating ideas in this year’s home tour definitely helped me get excited about fall. I hope you’ll visit them all below and feel the same!

Sharing today with me…


Deeply Southern Home ** Tatertots & Jello ** Two Twenty One

Love Create Celebrate ** Homemade Lovely** Maison de Pax

And sharing the rest of this week…


The Happy Housie ** Modern Glam ** This is Simplicite

House by Hoff ** Maison de Cinq ** Inspiration for Moms


The Turquoise Home ** Clean & Scentsible ** A Pretty Life

Chrissy Marie Blog ** Colleen Pastoor ** Jennifer Maune


Finding Silver Pennies ** She Gave it a Go ** The Tattered Pew

My Sweet Savannah ** Willow Street Interiors ** Taryn Whiteaker Designs


Cherished Bliss ** Life is Better at Home ** The DIY Mommy

Cuckoo 4 Design ** Life is a Party ** Rambling Renovators

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  1. Thanks for letting us peek into your gorgeous home. Your living room is beautiful! I pinned it to my fall board. Thanks Rachel!


  2. I love your home and your decorating style. Could you please tell me the source for your floor lamps that look like street lights? I absolutely love them. Thanks.

    1. Hi Sherrill, they were outdoor lanterns purchased at Lowe’s about 15 years ago. Haven’t seen anything like them since…

    1. Hi Abigail! I got the lamps from Lowes many years ago and I haven’t found another source or similar lamps since…

  3. Hi Rachel,

    Your home is lovely. I’m sort of wondering, though, about the wisdom of painting your pots on your lovely porch black. Won’t that make them absorb more heat, and possibly help cook your plants? I guess if you water them frequently, that might help. Just curious if you considered that with your hot Texas weather.

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