5 Essential Fall Farmhouse Decorating Elements

I just love Fall, and now that the kids have started school (yippee!), it’s starting to feel a little Fall-like! I’ve seen lots of Fall decor popping up in stores, Pinterest, and Instagram the past couple of weeks, and it got me thinking, “how do I want to decorate for Fall this year?” I love farmhouse style, and as I looked at Fall decor pictures I liked from Pinterest and Intagram, I noticed a few common elements. So, if you want to decorate your home in a fabulous fall farmhouse style this year, these are the essential elements you will need.

1) Galvanized Metal

I have always loved the look of galvanized metal in home decor, but especially when it comes to Fall. It gives a great rustic, urban vibe that pairs perfectly with other elements of Fall decorating. Take a look at this beautiful DIY galvanized farmhouse bucket!

Here’s another great way to incorporate metal into your Fall decor – the olive bucket. I use olive buckets all year round for potted plants, and to add a farmhouse touch around the house. We sell some beautiful metal olive buckets in our shop, and I think they look fabulous for Fall!

2) White Pumpkins

Of course, you can use orange or green, or any other color pumpkins you like for Fall, but there is something about white pumpkins that just screams “farmhouse” to me.

There’s a few other subtle pumpkin colors besides white in this next picture, but I just had to share it because that painted staircase is so amazing!

3) Plaid

Plaid says cozy, casual, and warm, which is why it is perfect for Fall farmhouse decor! Look for plaids with grays, browns, and/or rust colors for Fall.

4) Wheat

I just love using wheat in Fall decor! Wheat symbolizes abundance and harvest, and its neutral color pairs beautifully with all of the other rich Fall colors.

wheat pitcher centerpiece

Source: HomeGoods

fall wheat wreath

Source: @mytexashouse (Instagram)

5) Candles

Nothing says Fall to me like candles! I don’t burn a ton of candles throughout the year, but when it comes to Fall, I burn them nonstop. I love me a good pumpkin spice candle! I’ll admit, I’m pretty picky about my pumpkin scented candles, and don’t like them too sweet smelling. I’ve found two favorites that smell amazing, and last a really long time. Unfortunately, they also happen to be rather expensive, but their awesomeness is worth it to me! The first is the NEST Pumpkin Chai candle, and the second is the Magnolia Fall candle (which also happens to have a pumpkin chai scent). So fabulous!!

When using candles in my Fall decor, however, I look for simple, decorative white candles, or ones with subtle Fall color.  These are really just for looks, and I don’t usually burn them, so I pick up inexpensive ones wherever I find them.

OK, now I’m definitely getting excited to decorate for Fall! I’ll be sure to share my pics when I finally get around to decorating. What about you? Do you have a favorite way to decorate for Fall?

By | 2017-08-16T07:52:22+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Decorating, Fall|16 Comments


  1. Wendy Ryan August 16, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I like the way you break down the farmhouse style into it’s essential elements. It makes it so much easier and less intimidating for us non-decorators to feel confident in knowing what to look for to get a similar look. Thanks, Melissa!!

    • mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks Wendy!

  2. Jodie August 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Looks great – all warm & inviting ideas. I am just getting my ‘fall’ on. Have been holding on to summer as long as possible (haha). Please come share at Reader tip tuesday: http://www.jodiefitz.com/2017/08/15/reader-tip-tuesday-craft-recipe-party/
    It’s open & growing all week. Would love to have your inspiration at the party xo

    • mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks Jodie! I will definitely check out your Reader Tip Tuesday!

  3. mfoht August 17, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I love plaid and candles and white pumpkins but I can’t think of that just yet. Lol. However I do love decorating for fall

    • mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      I hear ya! Sometimes it takes a while to get into the Fall mood.

  4. vrmm26 August 19, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Great list of ideas! Love white pumpkins and maybe I’ll try some plaid this year!! Visiting from Scraptastic Saturday party.

    • mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks for stopping by! You can’t go wrong with plaid and white pumpkins!

  5. Kelly @ Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats August 19, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    OMG!! Looks straight from a magazine!! PINNED! 🙂

    • mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks Kelly! Nothing better than beautiful Fall pictures!

  6. Kelly @ Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats August 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    And thanks for linking at Friday Frenzy Link Party!!!!

    • mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Of course! I love the Friday Frenzy link party!

  7. Christina Makri August 25, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Great decoration tips! Loved them all!!! Your photographs are fantastic… Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration Link Party 🙂


    • mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks so much Christina!

  8. laura August 25, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    For me I can’t not bring out every piece of Flame Le Creuset! I love it with pumpkins, wheat and white enamelware. Lovely round up of pretty shots! <3

  9. mwelsh August 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Thanks Laura! 🙂 I can imagine your Flame Le Creuset looks so beautiful in the Fall!

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