Neutral Fall Decor Ideas for the Home (Cozy Inspiration)

Welcome friends!  Can you believe fall is almost officially here?!!  To celebrate, I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers for our 2022 Fall Home Tours hosted by the wonderful, Marty of A Stroll Thru Life.  This week, you’re going to have the opportunity to visit 28 homes for tons of fall decorating ideas!  At the bottom of this blog post, you can see the full line up.  Be sure to stop back each day so you don’t miss any.  For my contribution, I hope to inspire you with my neutral fall decor ideas for the home!

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Fall Home Tours:

Decorating Ideas from 28 Home Decor Bloggers…

Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from 11 Magnolia Lane!  Amy and Christy are so talented so I’m sure you loved their fall tour!

fall home tour 2022 - front porch with pumpkins and mums

When you’re finished here, remember to visit the links at the end of this post to see all the beautiful fall decorating inspiration!  

Let’s get started with my neutral fall decor ideas for the home !

Today, we’ll begin in the family room where I decorated my mantel with neutral fall colors…

Simple Neutral Decor on a Rustic Mantel:

Choosing a color scheme for fall…

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I usually decorate with more color.  For some reason, neutrals just felt right this fall so I went in that direction.  After all, the neutral colors fit right in with my stone fireplace and rustic wood mantel.

stone fireplace with rustic wood mantel and layered mirror an artwork

similar white pitchersimilar art printssimilar black mirror 

Recently, I bought the framed fall art print and decided to use it as my starting off point.  Keeping it simple, I just leaned my large black mirror with the art print against it.  Then I filled a vase with faux stems to mimic the greenery in the artwork.

At first, I was going to add more accessories to the mantel but then decided to keep it clean and simple.

earth toned decor on stone fireplace - neutral fall decor ideas for the home

similar wire basket

The natural textures in the wood on the hearth added to the rustic feel.

Black wire basket of firewood - neutral fall decor

Neutral Fall Family Room Decor:

Continue the color palette…

Since I went with neutrals on the mantel, I carried those colors into the rest of the room.  Of course, I didn’t go as far as changing the rug, but did swap out some of my navy throw pillows.  Also, I shopped my house and ended up switching my blue lamp for the black one.

fall living room with stone fireplace - neutral fall decor ideas

exact coffee tableexact rug

Since my rustic coffee table already coordinated well with my fall color scheme, I just laid a throw blanket on top for some extra autumn coziness. Did you notice the window pane pattern in the throw blanket actually coordinates with the window pane pattern in my spindle chair?!…Totally not planned!

Then I added more textures to the coffee table with my rattan tray and some natural elements.  Pampas grass is trendy this year so I added a small vase filled with some.  Also, I filled a wooden dough bowl with wicker spheres to continue the layers of texture.

neutral fall decor on coffee table

similar throw blanketsimilar rattan tray

As I mentioned, I went with neutral pillows for the family room.  Even though I haven’t gone pumpkin crazy yet, I just bought the neutral pumpkin pillow on the chair.  Since the design is so subtle, you might not even notice it. 

Don’t worry, I’ll be bringing out more pumpkins once we officially change seasons!  If you read my blog, you know I love decorating with white pumpkins!

coffee table with basket and neutral fall decor

birch battery operated candle

If you’re looking for more coffee table ideas for fall, be sure to read – Fall Coffee Table Ideas (Easy and Stylish).

Neutral Fall Decor Ideas for the Home (The Kitchen):

Consider colors in nearby rooms…

Since my family room opens right into the kitchen, let’s head in there to see my neutral decor.  This fall, I took away most of my blue and replaced it with natural elements to go with the whole neutral vibe.  Adding textures was pretty easy since I already have rush seats on my counter stools.  

neutral fall decor ideas in the kitchen

Since I’m always looking for an excuse to create a table setting, I pulled out the black and neutral decor.  For extra coziness I placed a couple throw pillows to the chairs.  These pillows are actually indoor outdoor pillows but the colors worked with the room.  Actually, indoor outdoor pillows are great to use at a table because they clean up well…a helpful tip for a messy family!

Tan and white striped pillow on white kitchen chair - neutral fall decor ideas

Yes, I say this is neutral decor but I had to add a tiny bit of yellow to the table. 

black and white table setting with neutrals for fall

The neutral accessories needed something extra to liven them up.  Plus, it gave me a reason to pull out my favorite amber glasses.  Smoked and colored glass are really popular these days…but I’d love them whether they’re popular or not!

yellow flowers in white pitcher on neutral fall table setting in white kitchen

similar amber glasses /  similar table runner

With these neutral colors, you can easily transition this table from fall to Halloween.  See how I used some of the same pieces and colors for a Halloween table setting in a previous year.

Some wheat and wooden candlesticks and amber vases subtlety dress up my stove mantel.  To coordinate with the plaid on the table, I wrapped the candles in some checked wired ribbon.  It’s fun to add a little bit of pattern here and there.

white stove mantel decorated with neutrals for fall

And not only did I add some brown/amber glass vases to my stove, but I placed a few in my windowsill.  I’m just loving these for fall this year!

amber bottles in windowsill - neutral fall decor ideas

exact amber vases

If you’re looking for more ways to decorate your kitchen window, read Easy Kitchen Window Sill Decorating Ideas for Every Season.

And that brings us full circle to the view back into the fall family room!

table setting in open concept kitchen - neutral fall decor ideas

Whether you’re going with neutrals or traditional fall colors, I hope I’ve given you some ideas to decorate your home for fall!  

If you’d like to see my 2023 Fall home tour, read – Simple Fall Aesthetic (Ideas to Decorate Your Home).

neutral fall table decor overlooking fireplace in family room

Neutral Fall Decor Idea Takeaways:

  • Choose your colors from artwork or an inspiration piece.
  • Carry the same colors through your rooms.
  • Swap out colored pillows for neutrals.
  • Drape some fluffy throws over your furniture.
  • Bring out the textures.
  • Wrap your candles in ribbon.  (Only if you aren’t lighting them…or just used battery operated.)
  • Don’t “over” decorate…sometimes less is more!

Once again, thank you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for hosting!  To take the full tour, you can start with her beautiful blog. 

Or if you’re following in order, County Road 407  is next in the line up.  Cindy is sharing ways to create a warm and relaxed home for fall!  She always has the prettiest ideas!

Also, please visit the rest of the participants on the blog hop from the list below!  

Monday September 12 Lineup

A Stroll Thru LifeThe Stonybrook HouseStoneGableShiplap and Shells

White Arrows HomeClean and Scentsible.

Tuesday September 13 Lineup

Decor to AdoreSimply2Moms11 Magnolia LaneCalypso in the Country

Country Road 407Pink Peppermint Design

Wednesday September 14

Whispering Pines Homestead Cuckoo4DesignSouthern State of Mind

This is Our Bliss Thrifty and Chic

Thursday September 15

Our Southern HomeSouthern HospitalityHymns and VersesWorthing Court

Southern Home and HospitalityRemodelandolacasa

Friday September 16

Pasha is HomeCitrineLivingQuarters One Up to Date Interiors

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs


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  1. Everything looks so perfectly fall and what great spaces to relax. Love those checked candles over the stove and your window behind the sink is fantastic! What a view – inside and out! Always excited to tour with you.

    1. Thanks Cindy! Yes, we enlarged those windows when we renovated the kitchen years ago. Best decision ever… great touring with you!

  2. I love your amazing space for your kitchen and family room and how beautifully they flow together. Neutral is so perfect for fall, I love how it eases us into the season. Your decor is so well done. I love the pretty amber bottles you used in the kitchen also, so pretty. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season. Your home is always a favorite.

    1. Thanks Marty! You and I had similar ideas when it came to color for fall! Thanks again for hosting us all!

    1. Thanks so much! It’s always fun to experiment with decor but sometimes less is more! Great touring with you too!

  3. I so love your style! Those amber bottles, so sweet! And the simplicity of your mantle, love, love, love! I think everyone is leaning more towards a simple style nowadays. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Lori! Yes, I’m loving the colored glass these days…and I’ve definitely gone simpler this year. Great touring with you!

  4. Shelley – your last point…”don’t over decorate” is spot on!! And you have executed that beautifully! I especially like how you pulled together your family room making it all so welcoming. I did notice the pumpkin pillow; it’s the perfect touch of ‘fall’ without stealing the show! And of course your kitchen table and how you tied it in with your hood mantel. (Boy – would I love one of those!) I was reading something…somewhere…but the words ‘fall vibe’ just jumped out at me. I think you have created a beautiful ‘fall vibe’ !

    1. Thank you so much, Kristine! Your sweet comment just made my day! Yes, a subtle fall vibe is exactly what I was going for on this tour. Usually, I decorate with more color but somehow I ended up going neutral this year! So happy to hear you like it all. Enjoy the rest or your week!

    1. Thanks! I had wanted to buy some last year but couldn’t find many…the supplies seem to be better this fall!

  5. Just gorgeous Shelley! I love all of the neutral with the touch of blue. Thank you for all of the great inspiration.

  6. Your home tour was so lovely! I really like how well the neutrals are working in your home for Fall.

  7. I just loved taking a tour of your beautiful home all decked out for an early fall season Shelley. Your kitchen is so beautiful. I really love all your neutral fall décor ideas, thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Kim! Like I said, I usually use more color so it was fun to experiment this fall. Great touring with you!

    1. Thanks Kate! Since I usually decorate with more color, I realized how important it is to layer neutrals. Glad you liked it!

    1. Thanks Kristin! I had wanted to buy amber vases last year but couldn’t find them anywhere. I was excited to find them this year!

  8. What a beautiful home, Shelley, I just love those gorgeous windows in the family room! The entire space flows so beautifully, and your fall decor is just perfect. Love the neutrals in each space! Happy fall! xo

  9. A beautiful fall home tour Shelley! I love your use of neutrals for fall…it makes your home look so calm and cozy at the same time! I do especially love the amber vases with the yellow flowers!

  10. Shelley, I love your neutral Fall home! You sprinkled a good amount of texture here and there, making your rooms so cozy and pretty. Love the amber bottles and hey, your kitchen gotta be in a magazine cover! ❤️❤️

    1. Thank you so much Cristina! What a lovely comment. You know how much I love your style so I’m flattered that you liked my tour! Have a great week, friend!

  11. I’m reading this a little late (or early for fall 2023😂) while reading your blog hop today. Love your neutrals! Would you share your wall color and sofa info, please? Thanks

    1. Thanks so much, Lu! The family room and kitchen wall color is Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan and the sectional sofa is the Pottery Barn Pierce in Buckwheat Performance Everyday Velvet.

  12. That is beautiful! I love how calming the natural colors feel and you have such a lovely variety in tones and textures.

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