If messy pumpkin carving isn't your thing, there are other ways to get your home ready for fall. Move away from kitchy and try out more chic fall decorations — think glitzy pinecones, stylish wreaths, and floral masterpieces. From table to mantle, beautify your home for autumn by taking inspiration from this gorgeous decor.
This dramatic fall tablescape from includes an unexpected combination of pheasant feathers, pine cones and white pumpkins. The hand-picked floral arrangement is surrounded by gold pine cones and styled on top of a faux-fur table runner.
A fall wreath needn't be bright orange. This stunning decoration from and uses blackberries and feathers rather than typical autumn foliage.
At a fall dinner inspired by childhood memories of playing in the leaves and sharing holiday dinner, filled their tablescape with an abundance of pomegranates, tangerines, figs and grapes, with colorful leaves and plenty of long, tapered candles throughout.
On white wood walls, blogger Michael Wurm Jr. of decorated his entryway for fall with two matching wreaths. Guests are greeted by a rose-filled floral arrangement in an array of autumn shades, and a carved wooden pumpkin.
Alice Wingerden of set her fall table with vintage fruit plates and copper chargers, which she topped with a bundle of spray-painted pine cones and pheasant feathers. This placesetting is perfect for an understated yet festive meal.
Outdoor entertaining spaces deserve a fall touch too! Blogger Michael Wurm Jr. of made his porch the perfect autumnal entertaining area by bringing the indoors out, with orange-and-brown throw pillows and blankets, a rust-colored coffee table, and some apple hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
Care to dress up your mantle? A white palette helps you incorporate fall without clashing with the rest of your living room or bedroom design. On this designed by , small white and grey pumpkins are accented by just a few pinecones for a natural yet seasonally appropriate vignette.
Create a relaxed yet elegant tablescape by ruffling a neutral table runner and accenting it with small gourds, as in this dining room table from .
Warm up a non-working fireplace with cozy accessories such as pillow-and-throw-filled baskets, a h sheepskin rug and a little branch of eucalyptus in a vase, as did in this vignette. An added benefit: Easy access to warm blankets on cold evenings.
Fall decor takes on a retro edge in this monochromatic space from . Pair a plain white pumpkin with your own vintage items for a storied yet freshly seasonal look.
For an outdoor fall meal, take inspiration from founder and editor Abby Larson and cover seating with warm-hued blankets that keep the style (and your guests) cozy.
For a touch of whimsy in your dining room, fill silver goblets with a sprig of hydrangea and add a small white pumpkin, as in this inspiration shot from .
For a creative spin on a fall party drink recipe, spray a block of wood with chalkboard paint, allow to dry and scribble on the ingredients. In this recipe block from , dark flannel provides the perfect rustic backdrop to this vignette.
Fresh fall florals, even in small doses, can transform a corner of your home. A blend of deep burgundy flowers and autumn foliage from makes the perfect addition to any fall decor.
If you're planning an important outdoor autumn event, consider a chandelier, but swap the crystals for foliage and fall colors. In this gorgeous piece, used large garden bulb lighting to frame a floral chandelier that served as a focal point for the table below.
Place cards presented by a small block of wood and an acorn adds just the right amount of cute to an autumn dinner. Here, used gold cardstock to complete the look.
A blend of fall foliage and light-hued flowers is a charming touch to this already-sweet party table (cinnamon donuts make a lovely fall treat) from .
For a rustic approach to fall foliage, decorate a place setting with whole chestnuts, as did here. The wild brown spikes offer an appealing contrast to crisp white dinnerware.
To decorate around art without distracting from it, swap bright blooms for simple wheat stalks, as in this autumn decor from .
For a last minute name card for your autumn place setting, take a lead from and simply situate pinecones over a napkin on each plate.
In this arrangement by , sweetgum leaves have been gilded with metallic gold spray paint and blended with snowberry branches, grapes and roses.
In this unconventional tablescape from , gold flower wallpaper serves as a beautiful (albeit unexpected) table runner and red wine-colored flowers are purposely set to match the evening's upcoming drink. Small brass animals accent each dinner plate.