Neutral Easy Fall Decorations and Home Tour

Looking for easy fall decorations? Make your home light and cozy with these neutral decorating ideas perfect for early fall.


Today is one of those days that catches my heart in my throat. A day when I feel all the feels about this job of mine and all the friends – like you! – that I get to connect with along the way. So please grab a real, hot cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice) and join me for a virtual, cozy chat curled up by the fireplace.

Fall Decorating Ideas- Maison de Pax

Today is the second annual Fall Into Home tour, where I have a handful of super talented bloggers joining me to share their cozy homes all decorated for fall. I cannot wait to share them all with you (links at the bottom) and to show you our home. I even put away the plastic shopping cart and paper airplanes in honor of your visit. 😉

Easy Fall Decorating Ideas with pumpkins- Maison de Pax

I couldn’t quite bring myself to deck the halls fully for fall yet as it’s been over 90° every day still (ugh), and I haven’t found much other than bright orange pumpkins for sale yet in these parts (and orange is simply not my thing)… But it gave me an excuse to stick to my neutral-loving style and simply make small adjustments to bring the house from “light and airy” (my goal in our summer home tour) to “cozy.” First stop: entryway.

Fall home entry - Maison de Pax

Succulent wood teak vase- Maison de Pax

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I found this beautiful succulent when I was shopping for my pumpkin succulent planters a few weeks ago, and I added it to my teak vase. I love enjoying the beauty of practical accessories like rain boots and scarves. The candle lantern may be a little less practical, but no less beautiful, right?

fall home entry with white pumpkins- Maison de Pax

(Entry sources: rug | boot box tutorial | teak vase | clock | lantern | scarf (similar) | kids’ table | kids’ chairs (available only in black and white now)

Speaking of my succulent pumpkins, I am loving the subtle nod to fall they offer in our dining room.

Fall dining room- Maison de Pax

White pumpkin carved out with a variety of succulents- Maison de Pax

Combined with these gorgeous solid wood candlesticks, I’ve got a lovely, elegant dining table that didn’t even get in our way when we did our homeschooling in there last week. Tip: think beyond traditional table runners; use scraps of fabric or old scarves to add a warm, textured layer to your table setting.

Fall decorating ideas in the Dining room with candlesticks and pumpkins- Maison de Pax

White pumpkins with candlesticks- Maison de Pax

(Dining Room sources: dining set (find similar ones in my “shop the house“) | succulent pumpkin tutorial | candlesticks | chandelier | tobacco basket | giant vintage map tutorial)

The living room and family room are a subtle transition from summer. Tip: add cozy throws and “winter whites” (off whites or creams) with lots of texture for a light, airy, yet cozy feel.

White living room ideas- Maison de Pax

Easy fall decorating ideas in the living room- Maison de Pax

Just what I needed for our 90+° fall. 😉

Fall crisp apples as home decor for the coffee table- Maison de Pax

Our fireplace is just days away from a major renovation (see details on our plans here), so I confess that I didn’t want to go to a ton of trouble. My super versatile basket (that has been everywhere from above the master bed to the tufted ottoman in the family room) is just the right amount of texture in the space. A tiny chalk painted pumpkin helps remind me of the season.

Fireplace decorating ideas- Maison de Pax

I love pulling out my simple DIY antler pillow each fall, too.

Fall home entry- Maison de Pax

A little budget tip: decorate with consumables.  Apples are my kids’ bedtime snack, so we go through at least 10-15/week… this way I have a pretty, fall-feeling space and I haven’t spent a cent more than I would otherwise.

Apples in a wooden teak bowl- Maison de Pax

(Living Room sources: chandelier: vintage |rug | teak bowl | basket for fig tree | rope mirrors | ottoman | chunky knit throws | wingback chairs | desk (similar) | curtainscurtain rod tutorial | find other accessories on “shop the house” )

You may have noticed that my fall leaf candles have moved into the family room atop the rescued gray armoire

family room decorated for fall- Maison de Pax

Family room storage with an armoire- Maison de Pax

And if you saw the fall printable last week, then you’ve already seen the other side of our see-through fireplace, but here it is again just in case you missed it (the printable is free, so go download it here!).

Free fall printable- Maison de Pax

This room is going to change a lot when the fireplace renovation happens, but until then, I’m enjoying the simplicity.

Fall decorating ideas- Maison de Pax

(Family Room sources: gray armoire | chair: Homegoods (find similar on “shop the house”) | knit blanket | felt hat | free printable)

And that’s our downstairs (minus the kitchen where renovations are starting)!

Come back later this week for some glimpses of changes upstairs, but for now, refill that cup of coffee and go visit some other beautiful homes decorated for fall.

fall decor ideas: tips and inspiration for a cozy, welcoming home this autumn
Maison de Pax | Nina Hendrick Design | Shades of Blue Interiors | Finding Silver Pennies | ZevyJoy

fall decor ideas: tips and inspiration for a cozy, welcoming home this autumn
Bless’er HouseA Burst of Beautiful | The Wicker House | So Much Better with Age

fall decor ideas: tips and inspiration for a cozy, welcoming home this autumn
Cherished Bliss | Tidbits | Love Grows Wild | Craftberry Bush | Liz Marie Blog

fall decor ideas: 14 blogger fall home tours- Maison de Pax

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  1. Gorgeous, I love your mix of old and new, stunning. Your soft neutrals are so inviting and proves fall doesn’t have to scream at you.

    1. Your site is such a refreshing mix of elegance and style..enjoy the journey, Please continue with your best. energy.. Best wishes, Estelle MacDonald

  2. Rachel! Your home is so welcoming! Filled with beautiful, high quality furniture and decor choices, but nothing that feels stuffy or that you can’t touch it. I’m sorry I’ve been a terrible friend and didn’t know you are renovating your kitchen AND your fireplace! How exciting! Can’t wait to see!!

    1. You’re not a bad friend at all! I can’t even keep up with my own life – let alone others. 😉 Thank you for the sweet comment, though, and for being a part of this tour!!

  3. Wow, so gorgeous, Rachel! I love the simplicity, the warm neutrals. The succulents in the pumpkins and in your planter. LOVE it all. Can’t wait to follow your fireplace journey. xx

  4. What a wonderful Fall home tour! I love the softness of your decor contrasting with your beautiful floors and accents! 😉

  5. Rachel you are amazing, you really are! I loved visiting through your beautiful tour, your thoughtful tips (that are so true!) and each detail you bring to your home. Just gorgeous! Thank you so so much for including me as I was honored and appreciate you a lot friend! xo

  6. I love everything about your house. The feel is so warm and clean. The natural elements with the cool white…I just love it.

  7. You just gave me a major dose of home envy! 🙂 I love it all. And thanks for the reminder to go fill up my coffee cup again!

  8. Your home has so much texture in it. I just love all of the wood and natural elements going on here. It looks so beautiful for fall. and those succulent pumpkins are perfect! What an amazing tour you put together, thank you so much for including me. It has been so much fun!

  9. Your home is lovely, as always! I absolutely love the calm neutrals and the beautiful natural wood accents. Thank you so much for hosting this group!! xx

  10. You have such a beautiful home Rachel! It’s just so soft and cozy and perfectly layered! Can’t wait to make my way through all of the tours this weekend ☺️

  11. Your house is just absolutely perfect! It is so pretty!! I was just drawn to that old dark colored hutch in that last picture. #swoonworthy!

  12. I am really loving your fall style to decorating. I do love the rich oranges, reds, and golds of fall, but I am not ready for those colors. I am trying to ease into fall with some whites and blues. Your post has given me some inspiration. I like all of your use of wood and wood tones, as well as the pops of greens with plants. Thanks for posting.

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