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Be Inspired with Neutral Fall Decor Ideas in our Colorful Eclectic Home

Neutral Fall decor doesn’t have to be plain jane. Using natural elements, warm metallics, and eclectic embellishments can work in any decorating style from farmhouse decor to colorful maximalist design to create a cozy and intriguing Autumnal home.

Welcome to our Fall home tour featuring neutral Fall decor ideas in our colorful-maximalist open concept living areas.

I’m really excited to be participating again in A Stroll Through Life’s annual Fall home tour blog hop. Marty has a beautiful home and is a gracious host to organize seasonal blog hops.

Although it’s a little embarrassing to admit, my last home update was from her Spring blog hop. I desperately needed a summer off and it was marvelous but I’m so ready to be creating again!

Colorful Eclectic Home Tour with Neutral Fall Decorating Ideas

What is neutral Fall decor?

Often it’s seasonal decorating with Fall floral stems, art, pumpkins, and throw pillows in a soft color palette of creams, light grays, and browns. Sometimes it includes natural elements forged outside with warm tones or faux pumpkins made with materials like twigs, twine, fabric, and wood. But neutral decor can take a bolder form when using warm metallics and colors that can read as neutral like blues and greens (think nature!) and incorporating moody-deeper neutrals.


If you are coming from Quarters One, welcome! I’m sure you enjoyed her darling cottage decorated for Fall. So without further ado, here is our Fall home tour sprinkled with Fall decorating tips.

Let’s start in the foyer, shall we?

Neutral Fall Wreath using Natural Foliage

Shhh! I have a secret. This darling wreath I actually made for Christmas last year but it’s perfect for Autumn decor with the orange leaves and pomegranates.

They add to the warm seasonal tones but apparently a Christmas fruit. I had it on our front door for the holidays but love displaying it inside for Autumn with brass bells on our foyer closet door.

What month do you decorate for Fall?

You can start decorating for Fall inside your home in September. Wait until the weather gets a little cooler before decorating outside for Fall so the decor matches the outside foliage.

That’s a great time to bring in a few outside stems for additional Autumnal hues in your interiors.

White foyer with a walnute cabinet and art gallery wall.  A diy pomegranate wreath with Fall leaves hangs on the closet door.
Fall Wreath in Warm Tones
DIY fall wreath with fall leaves, pomegrantes and berries hangs on a white door.
Fall Leaves, Pomegranates, and Berries

Our small single-story ranch-style home was remodeled into an open concept living space so turning around leads you right into the rest of the living-dining areas!

Nueutral Fall decor is in a colorful and eclectic home open-concept living and dining room with bright-white walls, large bird art, and blue and green accents.
Open Concept Living and Dining Rooms Decorated for Fall

The first major update is a sofa table which is actually the IKEA Kallax that was in my daughter’s room being used as a space holder.

Indeed it gives a definition between the living and dining rooms but I’m on the hunt for a new piece in Midcentury Modern or Hollywood Regency style. I know, I know….two completely different looks!

A pretty blue floral tablecloth covers the bookcase nicely and I had fun decorating it for Fall!

Neutral Fall Decor Ideas with Wheat, Pampas Grass, and Fronds Centerpieces

As I was out shopping for dried grasses I realized how much more cost-effective using wheat was for seasonal decor. I grabbed two bundles and carefully separated all of the stems to make a large arrangement and a medium one.

I already had three faux grass stems that I added to the larger arrangement. The texture is fabulous and displaying it in a chinoiserie vase and blue glass vase complimented our existing decor.

It can stay out until Thanksgiving!

A view of a small dining area into the living room with maximalist decorating featuring lots of blue.  Tall arrangements of dried wheat and blue pumpkins adorn the tables.
Wheat and Pampas Grass Centerpieces with Blue Decor
A white and pampas grass arrangement in a chinoiserie vase sits on a sofa table covered in a floral blue tablecloth.
Neutral Fall Decor in a Colorful Room
A beauitful landscape mural sits behind a dining table with blue chairs and wheat in a vase with glass blue pumpkins.
White Grass with a Collection of Blue Pumpkins and DIY Wall Mural
White walls with a DIY cane cabinet set a neutral backdrop for nuetral fall decor with blue accents.
DIY Cane Cabinet and Sofa Table Help Define Rooms

I really like how the wheat color matches our dining chairs and DIY cane cabinet with starfishes and shells!

Turning around you face my piano studio which is in the front of the house. I added one more vase of dried floral with brown fronds. Orange tones really pop against all of the jewel tones in our house!

These colors work really well for Halloween decor too.

A beautiful baby grand piano is in front of a dark green wall with blue velvet chairs, blue rug, and large arched lamp with a fringe lampshade.
Piano Studio Decorated for Fall
Orange fronds in a black and white striped vase sit on books on a piano in front of jeweled toned curtains and wall.
Dried Fronds for Neutral Fall Decor

Curated Neutral Fall Tabletop Displays

Scented pinecones in a wood bowl we picked up in Costa Rica add to the seasonal display and as soon as my sinuses clear up, I’m sure I’ll enjoy the smell!

A stack of books is often my first step when creating vignettes on flat surfaces.

Pinecones look cute in a nautral shaped wood bowl on a piano.  A woman's portrait is in the background on a dark green wall.
Pinecones and Wood Bowl
A front view of a baby grand glossy black piano decorated with books and accessories with pops of blue.
Jewel Toned Piano Room Decorated for Fall

Heading back to the “sofa table” is a cute brass acorn dish that has a mix of decorative pinecones, an antler, a faux air plant, and seashells.

I really don’t overthink Fall touches. I just add them into the existing decor.

However pumpkins and Halloween accessories, I can go a little overboard! But that has to wait for a couple of more weeks.

A brass acorn dish holds pinecones, an antler, and seashells on a stack of books behind a velvet green sofa.
Curated Neutral Fall Display in a Large Acorn Dish
A gorgeous velvet green sofa is in front of a white wall with a green and blue large bird art painting.
Fall Sofa Decor with Green Velvet Couch

The throw pillows on the sofa and chairs get pulled from other rooms and the linen closet for free seasonal decorating and read as neutral Fall pillows since blue is a dominant color in our living dining room.

Blue and green furniture fill a dining living room combo with Fall accents and white walls.
Fall Decorated Living and Dining Rooms in Blue and Green

Earth Tones To Complement Neutral Fall Decor Ideas

One more neutral home decor idea is this Fall arrangement on my grandmother’s silver platter in the kitchen.

A faux floral display in a mason jar with a terracotta pumpkin candle holder and DIY gilded mini pumpkins and gourds has a nice mix of rustic and fancy.

Terracotta and dried florals in warm tones are the perfect complements to neutral Fall decorating. I really had no other place to store the platter so I thought I should just go ahead and use it!

A cute Fall floral arrangement, terracotta jackolantern, and gilded mini pumpkins and gourds are displayed on a silver tray.
Neutral Fall Decor Display on Silver Platter
A pumpkin, floral arrangement, and gold mini pumpkins are on a silver platter sitting on a granite kitchen countertop with white cabinets.
Fall Display in the Kitchen

While we are looking at the kitchen, I’ll just mention it is the very last room in the house that I haven’t touched in the four years we’ve been here. So I’m hoping something will happen soon! A nice summer break was what I needed to be inspired to tackle another big project.

Metallic and White Pumpkins

Of course, nothing says Fall like pumpkins and they are my favorite white Fall decor item to use in a vignette.

When I first started blogging nine years ago I created new DIY pumpkins every year! Gilded, velvet, painted, pumpkin tree, marbled….. I finally gave it a rest and have plenty of pumpkins to use every year (and even have gotten rid of some).

It is really fun to find new ways to decorate with them!

This year I opted to use my two large white pumpkins with some of the DIY gilded ones on my fireplace. A trio of wooden pumpkins I bought in Japan sits on the mantel.

A german smear fireplace is decorated with a landscape painting, gold peack screen, and white and metallic pumpkins for neutral fall decor.
Metallic Pumpkins on a German Smear Fireplace
A neutral Fall fireplace pops next to a blue and green painted hallway.
Colorful and Eclectic Living Room Decorated with Neutral Fall Accessories
A german smear fireplace looks pretty with a light blue mantel, landscape oil painting, and gilded pumpkins for netural Fall decor.
Maximalist Decorating Style for Fall
A close up of a large white faux pumpkin and gilded gourds and pumpkins.
White and Gilded Pumpkin and Gourd Display
A close up of a large white faux pumpkin and gilded gourds and pumpkins sitting on a fireplace hearth next to a brass screen.
Gilded Pumpkins

I also used my favorite DIY-painted heirloom pumpkin in the corner of our living room. It is sitting on a glass cabinet that holds our collection of antique sake cups and Japanese pottery.

The painting above it is a Texas artist that attended the church I grew up in but my grandpa found the art at a garage sale.

A corner of a white and green living room featuring large art, bulit in bookcase, and colorful and eclectic furniture and decor.  A heirloom pumpkin is displayed for Fall.
Green and Blue Furniture with White Walls in the Living Room
A green chair and large art piece pops against a bright white wall.
Art and Eclectic Decor with an Heirloom Pumpkin

More of our Warm Cozy Fall Home Tour

And just for fun, a few more pictures of our Fall home to share!

A sofa side table in Midcentury modern style is decorated with a stack of books, metallic lamp, and green glass candle.
Fall Decorated Living Room
A small arrangement of sunflowers sit on a small marble table next to a green upholstered chair.
Sunflowers in a Purple Vase
A wide view of a living dining room combo with green and blue and white furntiure against white walls.
Small Open Concept Living and Dining Rooms
Jewel toned walls, curtains, and furniture define a music room and foyer.
Foyer and Music Room
DIY velvet pumpkins sit on a chinoiserie garden stool next to a blue velvet chair with a purple pillow.
DIY Velvet Fabric Pumpkins
A blue and green hallway with a large mirror reflecting a bright living room with bold bird art sits over a teak boho bench with velvet pumpkins.
Art Gallery Hallway with Velvet Pumpkins on Bench

I hope you enjoyed the tour and Fall decorating ideas! You can find a tutorial for each DIY pumpkin and Fall decor on this page.

Neutral fall decorating ideas in a colorful eclectic home Pinterest collage with dried foliage, pumpkins, and pinecones.
Neutral Fall Decorations

Make sure to click on A Pretty Life in the Suburbs as she wraps up this week’s Fall home tours!

Here’s the lineup to enjoy all of the Fall inspiration for the season!

Monday, September 12

A Stroll Thru Life | The Stonybrook House | StoneGable | Shiplap and Shells |

White Arrows Home | Clean and Scentsible

Tuesday, September 13

Decor to Adore – Simply2Moms – 11 Magnolia Lane – Calypso in the Country –

Country Road 407 – Pink Peppermint Design

Wednesday, September 14

Whispering Pines Homestead – Cuckoo4Design – Southern State of Mind –

This is Our Bliss – Thrifty and Chic

Thursday, September 15

Our Southern Home – Southern Hospitality – Hymns and Verses – Worthing Court –

Southern Home and Hospitality – Remodelandolacasa

Friday, September 16

Pasha is Home – CitrineLiving – Quarters One – Up to Date Interiors –

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

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  1. I always have so much fun visiting your home. So much to see. Your eclectic mix of furniture and accessories definitely speaks to your travels and living abroad. You mix it all together in such a beautiful cohesive way and I love it all. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season, your home is so fun and filled with tons of inspiration and eye candy.

    1. Thanks so much Marty! I’ve had fun decorating this house with all of our military treasures and family heirlooms. It is nice to have a more permanent home.

  2. Love your tour and home so much, Kathy! I’m obsessed with your green velvet couch. I added so much velvet to my home this year.

  3. What a beautiful mix of colors and fall decor! So many pretty details to look at – loved your tour!

  4. Your home is always lovely no matter what the season but I think it’s all of the pumpkins sitting everywhere that make me smile the most. The velvet and gilded pumpkins are so beautiful. And your DIY’s are amazing! Fun touring with you this week.

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