November 15, 2018

How to Add a Pop of Color to Your Fall Decor

Posted by Kara of A Kailo Chic Life in Decorating Ideas for Every Christmas Tree | Fall Decorating Ideas

fall decorating ideas from a kailo chic life

Fall is when everyone tends to embrace orange and browns, even if they aren’t normally used to decorate with the rest of the year. I always find it a challenge to come up with fall decorating ideas because I love bright colors and fall is usually all about muted tones of yellow, brown, orange, and cream.

This year I found how I can perfectly align fall sensibilities with my bright color palette on a Treetopia Basics Orange Christmas tree. Never fear, however, if this bright look isn’t for you. I am going to give you tips on how to tailor the look to suit your idea of the perfect fall colors.

Tip #1: Let Your Love for Fall be Your Guide

bright elements for fall decorating ideas

When decorating for fall, I first like to think of the vibe or feelings and symbols associated with it. For instance, leaves changing colors, pinecones, magnolia leaves, orange, natural elements like wood tones, and cozy textures. Then I think of how I can manipulate those elements with a splash of color to bring them to life as decorations.

leaves and flowers as fall decorating ideas

For my fall tree, I went with the theme of leaves changing color. One of those all too familiar signs of fall. To make my leaves, I folded triangles of colored cardstock accordion style. I then folded the accordion in half and taped the sides together to form pretty leaves in striking colors. If these vibrant hues aren’t for you, not to worry! You can still use this fall decorating idea but stick to the reds, oranges, and mustard yellows seen in actual leaf colors.

Tip #2: Incorporate Other Elements into Your Fall Tree Decorations

cheerful accents as fall decorating ideas

Once your leaves are in place, it’s time to think about other fall elements you can use to decorate with. I chose to use faux magnolia flowers and a few metallic round ornaments. These iridescent ornaments would also look pretty tucked into your fall tree to give it a little sparkle and shine.

Although I did not use them on this particular tree, pinecones make a simple yet stunning addition to your fall decorating ideas. Leave them plain for a traditional look, or spray paint them in an assortment of colors to fit your preferred fall color palette. For example, I would have painted my pinecones light pink to add an additional pop of color to the orange tree.

Tip #3: Apply Your Fall Decorating Theme to Other Areas of Your Home

Bright colors and cheerful accents as fall decorating ideas

To finish off the fall look, add in some textures. I added in the warmth with my faux wood log fireplace screen, felt basket, and knitted throw pillows. But you can also add these elements into your fall tree with a felt ball garland, giant yarn pom poms, or wood slice ornaments painted to look like pumpkins.

Now that you have seen how to decorate with the colors of the fall season be sure to tell me what your favorite fall color palette is!

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