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Alternative fall décor

Back-to-school season is just around the corner, which means Thanksgiving won’t be too far behind. When it comes to altering your home décor to reflect the seasonal change, many people are happy to stick with the traditional colours and motifs that come hand and hand with the season.  Pumpkins, leaves, corn, and acorns, colours of rust, mustard, sage, and earth are all commonly enjoyed. Traditional décor is great … unless you just aren’t into it.

Thankfully, this is an excellent time to be a think outside of the box type of person. Many shops have incorporated neutrals and even blues into their autumnal offerings, and we think they’re just fantastic. Décor destinations like Home Sense, Pier 1 Imports and Wayfair have all embraced the trend toward alternative fall decorations this year. So, before you head out to stock up, here is a little inspiration.

The Autumn Blues

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Some of our favourite blue fall décor items from Pier 1 Imports.

We are definitely singing the blues this autumn thanks to the gorgeous injections of blue that Pier 1 Imports has placed front and centre in their autumn displays. Blue pumpkins, blue accents, and generous helpings of coastal flair have made it easy to add some unexpected colour to the cozy season.

Cozy and Neutral

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There is something so incredibly cozy about fall décor that shuns the traditional rich colours. Neutral fall items offer a comfortably lived-in version of the season. Natural elements like cotton sprigs, pinecones and acorns work well here, along with soft textiles and reclaimed (real or faux) wooden items.

Wonderfully Wordy

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Giant wooden words have been a staple on decor blogs and Pinterest thanks to the immense popularity of modern farmhouse style. While they are usually intended to be part of the year-round décor, signs such as the above that say things like “thankful” or “gather” make a wonderfully suitable way to give your home a seasonal nudge.



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If you don’t like pumpkins or anything associated with them (we’re looking at you, pumpkin spice everything) there are plenty of other natural elements that you can work into your fall decorating. Add arrangements of apples, artichokes, ornamental cabbage, and a host of other seasonal produce offerings around the house, and even Linus won’t think that pumpkins are so great after all.


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