If you walk into the shop at 444 E. Main Avenue, you’ll be greeted by the smell of our Pumpkin Chai candle and pumpkin-flavored chocolate pretzels. That’s because we’ve dived into fall at Barbara Stewart Interiors. While it’s tempting to grab one of our throw blankets and cuddle up on one of the sofas by our fireplace, we’re in full-swing preparing for the changing weather and the fast-approaching holidays. Here are some tips to help you decorate your home for fall (while preparing for the holiday season).


Fall Foliage Centerpieces

Bringing in fall foliage can make a dramatic impact to any dining room table, coffee table, bedroom or bathroom. Make centerpieces revolve around fall colors, and easily change out the foliage and florals for holidays following November.

Blankets: More than Cuddles

Use them for more reasons than cuddling up on those cool fall nights. Utilize blankets to decorate for fall (and the upcoming holidays) by placing them on tables or draping them over chairs and sofas. Consider hanging a series of warm-colored (orange, burlap, cream) throw blankets in your mudroom to welcome guests entering from the autumn weather.


Pillows: Easy Transformations

Just like blankets, pillows can be used to bring in the fall colors without having to change too much in the room. Invest in red, orange and warm neutral pillows to easily transform your living room into a cozy fall getaway.

Lanterns: More than Just Lighting

Who doesn’t love a lantern centerpiece? Utilize lanterns for more than just lighting, but add fall foliage, pumpkins and candles to create a warm mantle or dining room centerpiece.

Fall Garland;It’s a thing

You don’t just find garland during the holidays. Decorate your mantles, doors and outdoor living spaces with fall garlands to make a decorative statement this autumn.

Mantle Focal Points

Combine all the elements mentioned on your mantle to create a focal point in your home.

Ribbons and Burlap and Plaid, Oh My!

Invest in orange, neutral and black plaids to use on wreaths, place settings, centerpieces and even your mailbox to add some fall spice to every room in your home. Supplement the plaid with neutral burlap ribbons, napkins and placemats.

The Smell of Autumn: Pumpkin Chai Candle

Half of decorating for fall is all about the right scents and flavors. Go a step above and burn our favorite Nest Pumpkin Chai scented candle to get your guests in the fall spirit.

Gather ‘Round the Table

Bring people together with cozy dining room table settings by incorporate a burlap placemat and napkins. Add browns, oranges and fall-décor throughout the rest of the table, including sprinkled leaves across the table.

Gold Everything

If you have any gold decorative accessories in your attic, it’s time to bring them out. Gold accents compliment fall décor, bringing together the ambiance brought on by changing leaves. Not to mention the holidays are right around the corner, and gold is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.