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Fall Style with a Twist

I love decorating for fall, but since my fall design strategy last year heavily favored traditional autumn colors such as orange, I was looking for something a bit different this season! It turns out I’m not alone, as top design bloggers and favorite retailers are embracing the idea of bringing fall home in a unique way (rather than changing your home to fit what you think fall design should look like). That’s why today I’m featuring 10 inspirational ideas that represent the best in fall style…with a twist! Enjoy.

Floral Statements

Let’s start with the flowers. Because floral arrangements are always a great place to begin! I’m loving how blogger and entertaining expert Camille Styles gave her living room a fall makeover with a Loloi rug and a beautiful vase of lilies in burgundy. A great use of rich color in a space filled with neutral tones:

Fall makeover in the living room of Camille Styles
Fall makeover in the living room of Camille Styles

This fall picnic from Oh Happy Day features flowers in a range of bright hues, combining pinks with oranges for the perfect summer-to-fall style statement:

Fall picnic from Oh Happy Day
Fall picnic from Oh Happy Day

Fabulous Pumpkins

Do you look forward to buying your fall pumpkins this year? I do! As mentioned, last year I used an orange pumpkin as the centerpiece to my living room, but this year I was determined to do something different. If you’re looking for something unique as well, check out these DIY Marbled Pumpkins from Proper. Marbling paints are your friend for this project:

Pastel marbled pumpkins from Proper
Pastel marbled pumpkins from Proper

Would you paint your pumpkins in pastel shades to create a spread as delicious as the one below from StudioDIY? [photo by Jeff Mindell]

Pastel pumpkins from StudioDIY
Pastel pumpkins from StudioDIY

This DIY Pastel Pumpkins Tutorial from Kraft & Mint is dreamy, thanks to paper clouds applied with Mod Podge:

Cloud-covered pumpkin from Kraft & Mint
Cloud-covered pumpkin from Kraft & Mint

Remember when I said I wanted to try something different for my pumpkins this year? I decided to cover them in New Memphis markings to celebrate one of today’s top design trends. Learn more at my retro-modern blog Mirror80:

New Memphis pumpkins from Mirror80
New Memphis pumpkins from Mirror80

Would you carve a pineapple instead of a pumpkin to keep tropical style alive at home this fall? I’m crazy about this festive idea featured at A Subtle Revelry… [photography © Amy Covington/Stocksy United]

Carved fall pineapple
Carved fall pineapple

Unique Decor

Last but not least, let’s celebrate the power of unique fall decor that captures some of today’s most interesting design trends. Since the previous section left off with pineapples, that’s where this one will begin! How amazing are these pineapple pillows from CB2‘s new fall collection?! There’s no need to pack away the tropical style because it’s autumn.

Pineapple pillows from CB2
Pineapple pillows from CB2

As Halloween nears, go minimalist and modern with this DIY Ghost Figure from MyDubio. Clay is used to create the form, while white nail polish is the “paint” of choice. A porcelain pen is perfect for finishing off the project with two eyes! Side note: this clever DIY endeavor is inspired by these ghosts from Arhoj.

DIY ghost figure from MyDubio
DIY ghost figure from MyDubio

Finally, top your fall table with a display of geo goodness, starting with the Ventana Table Runner and Intermix Dinnerware, both from CB2:

Geo fall spread from CB2
Geo fall spread from CB2

Will you be adding unique touches to your home this fall? Happy decorating!

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