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5 Easy Ways to Dress Up your Home for Fall


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The rural legend, fall décor, family room, dining room, modern farmhouse, fall styling, budget friendly styling, amazon fall décor, target fall décor, pillow covers, transitional decor

If you're feeling some kind of way because it's only August and I'm here talking about the beauty of the Autumn season, hear me out. When you ARE in fact ready to begin switching out your spring and summer décor for a warmer fall vibe, you'll already know exactly how to style your home because The Rural Legend did your homework for you and found you the most beautiful pieces and prices for your home! (you're welcome, xoxo)


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The rural legend, fall décor, family room, dining room, modern farmhouse, fall styling, budget friendly styling, amazon fall décor, target fall décor, pillow covers, transitional decor


I love fall! Everything feels so cozy and warm - and then there's the smells of fall. OMG, thinking about pumpkin spice and everything nice gives me all of the good vibes! Crunching leaves and warm cider and bonfires. It's the best! Much like I did with spring décor, I'm sharing the easiest tips for dressing your home up for the cooler season without spending a lot of money or buying décor you will only use for a quarter of the year. Stick to these tips and your home will be giving you all of the fall feelings - when you're ready for them of course.


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1. Pillow Covers


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I talked about the perks of pillow covers in the spring as well. Pillow covers can be an extremely inexpensive way to change out seasonal décor without having a lot of things to store away. Throw pillows offer pops of color to brighten up your space - and it sure is nice when they're soft and comfortable to lounge with! Pro tip - purchase 20x20 inch pillow covers and 24x24 inch inserts for a full and luxe looking pillow!


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  1. white and leather

  2. gray linen

  3. gold velvet

  4. boho tassel

  5. plaid

  6. rust and black and white

  7. faux fur

  8. cable knit

  9. gold jacquard

  10. gray fringe

  11. favorite pillow inserts


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2. Throws and Cozy Blankets


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There is nothing that says cozy more than soft, plush blankets for cool fall evenings. I found the most gorgeous prints and colors that are really affordable and will also look beautiful in your home during other seasons. I had such a hard time selecting only a few for my own home! Most of these also come in other colors so you can find the best choice for your style.


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  1. sherpa tassel

  2. orange plush knit

  3. black and cream tassel

  4. hand woven striped fringe

  5. zig zag

  6. bubble texture

  7. rust and white

  8. textured knitted throw

  9. red mud textured throw


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3. Natural Décor


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Wood and woven materials instantly warm up a space whether you fill a few baskets with plants or fill a big wooden bowl with apples as a centerpiece. There isn't really a home interior style that natural décor doesn't work with, so even as your tastes change, you won't be quick to get rid of these gorgeous basics!



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  1. cane basket

  2. woven tray

  3. basket with feet

  4. tiered tray

  5. rectangular tray

  6. wood bowl

  7. round tray

  8. seagrass baskets

  9. tobacco baskets



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4. Pottery, Vases & Dried Florals


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While the bright colors of summer are fading, dried florals can be a starring role in your fall décor. Grasses, plumes and dried flowers offer a boho organic touch that brighten a space and celebrate Fall's natural color palette. Showcasing them in neutral tones of pottery or smoky glass vases gives you height on a table or mantle. Any of the ceramics below would be gorgeous all year round! Want to save a little money? When choosing plants and flowers for your garden, select a few that dry easily such as ornamental grasses and yarrow. The plumes in the picture above are from a new ornamental grass I planted this year. They're PURPLE!


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  1. antique brass set

  2. white rustic vases

  3. gray vase

  4. ceramic vases

  5. bunny tails

  6. pampas grass

  7. wheat

  8. dried pine balls


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5. Candle Holders


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Soft candlelight is warm and inviting during those darker fall evenings. I love the glow of candles burning at night! Rustic wood, flat black and antique brass candle sticks/holders are all perfectly paired with other fall décor and can stay out through the other holiday seasons too! If you don't want to play with real fire, battery operated candles offer the same lovely glow and can be set on a timer!


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  1. matte black taper holders

  2. wooden pillars

  3. brass candle sticks

  4. black candle holders

  5. black and brass holders

  6. battery pillars - indoor/outdoor with a remote!

  7. battery tapers - I have this in my wall candelabra


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* The votives above are from the Dollar Tree!!! *



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I hope you find some inspiration here for how to warm up your home for the chilly months ahead! In the coming weeks, I'll be adding pumpkins and other natural elements to my home and I may have a few Fall DIY's coming for you too! Make sure to subscribe at the bottom of the page so you never miss an opportunity to be inspired! And don't forget to follow along on Instagram and Facebook for more tips, recipes, and a peek inside our every day life.


xoxo, L


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