In this post, you are going to find gorgeous Thanksgiving and autumn ideas for using plum and purple hues to transition your home from summer to fall.
I think you'll agree with me that when school starts, it feels like it's a whirlwind of activities before you have a chance to decorate.
The changing of the leaves, abundance of apple cider, marketing of fall festivals, and aroma of apple turnovers, signifies an urge and need to to get on the bandwagon to update your home for the next season, but feel like you may feel like you don't have the time to change out decor for just a few weeks before Christmas starts.
And sometimes, you just don't want to decorate with orange and brown tones.
Well, it turns out you can easily decorate for fall without all the burnt oranges and browns, and still make your home transition right into fall with a few easy updates.
In today's post, I'm going to show you how to decorate with deep purple, plum, and burgundy tones that will make you feel like it's harvest time!
While I'm a huge fan of neutral and cozy white interiors, the holidays seem to scream "I need a little color".
I'm going to share with you a few ways to decorate for fall with a touch of purple, plum, wine, and burgundy.
In This Post
Welcome Your Guests with Sophisticated Purple Hues at Entry
An easy way to first get started on your transition from fall to summer is with a wreath!
The wreath sets the tone for what your home's theme for autumn will be. If you have a wreath with purple tones, chances are, you'll want to make sure you continue that theme when guests are inside your home.
There are some AMAZING deep wine and plum fall wreaths out there, you just need to know where to find them. I've curated a list of my favorite wreaths that have amazing harvest colors.
Adding a gorgeous wreath will allow that space to shine! If you are looking for purple hues, look no further than this amazing collection below:
Decorate Your Patio Backdoor for Fall Parties
Don't forget about your back patio door. You can add a wreath to the back door but also if you have a back door entryway. Too often, in the fall, the weather is still warm enough to host football watching or homecoming parties, and the outdoor patio always gets left out when decorating.
Usher in Thanksgiving and Fall with Updated Throw Pillows
I love changing out the pillows and pillow covers on my slipcover sofa because it is just an easy way to revamp the room for fall.
Here's a curated collection of my favorite plum, gold, and neutral beige colors I think would go well together. Throw pillows are just so easy to not only change out, but makes a room feel cozy.
I typically change out the pillows the week before kids start school. I know it seems really early, but when you think about it, it's not! Once the kids are in school, there's literally less than 5 weeks where you can enjoy Thanksgiving decor, only to then put it away for the next upcoming holiday!
Here's one of my favorite pillows that I got from Pottery Barn a few years back. I absolutely LOVE this lumbar pillow because of its intricate embroidery. I paid an arm and a leg for it, but you can see there are more affordable options above that I linked.
Get a New Slipcover for a Slipcovered Sofa
I pretty much am obsessed with my slipcovered sofa. I also love the one that I got second hand, which I was able to put a $25 slipcover on. I listed out a few of my absolute favorite affordable sofa slipcovers. It is such an easy way to update your living room or family room for fall!
Half a decade later, I still thing my living room slipcover sofa was THE best furniture investment ever for our family. This couch is big enough for my entire family of six (the kids are all under the age of 8). If you want, check out my post about our comparison shopping between buying a really expensive sofa and an Ikea version.
Throw Blankets Will Make Your Home Cozy
A throw blanket is a smaller blanket that is used for the sofa, couch, or chair. Typically, throws are used to for extra warmth and decor while you are watching tv on the sofa. Throw blankets also have fringes.
Here's a collection of gorgeous fall plum and burgundy throws that would make your home super cozy for fall.
Transitioning into Fall with Plum and Deep Purple Accessories
The success factor in transitioning your home from summer to fall is making sure you choose the right accessories that can be swapped out. While fall is all about vibrant burnt oranges and browns, we both know that plum and wine can bring that classic and elegant charm for fall as well.
Vases and vessels are great ways to provide subtle changes to make a difference in the transition from fall to summer. In addition, silk florals with purple hues are a great way to liven the space up for fall as well.
Here are some great transition pieces that would look great in any room!
I hope you have found some great ways to incorporate purple, plum and burgundy hues into your home without a lot of effort.
Often times, it's about finding accessible and affordable design that transitions through ALL seasons.
By focusing on the key pieces that you need to purchase (throws, pillows and a few silk florals), it will make your decorating process during the transition of seasons a whole lot easier.
In addition, you'll be able to save money in the process.
As I look back at how much I've spent on home decor in the past, I realized how much I wasted on specific items that I thought would transition from season to season, but they never stood the test of time.
For example, I would splurge on the right sofa. I would not splurge on a $50 pillow. That way, if the trends come and go, I'm not out $50.
Other Fall and Thanksgiving Decor Tips
If you are looking for more decor, and side with more of the neutral tones, check out my rustic Thanksgiving interior decorating tips!