Wishing You a Warm Welcome to My Festive Fall Home

Fall Home Tour, Best Decorating Tips & Tricks, Inspiration for Your Festive Fall Home

Welcome, Friends, to my Festive Fall Home Tour. In this post I am going to take you through my home specially decorated for the fall season. As we travel from room to room I share my decorating strategies, step by step, and resources so you can create your own gorgeous and festive fall home.

I am Julie, one half of the twin blogging team, The Design Twins. My sister Jodie and I love to share our decorating ideas, seasonal updates, DIY projects and more. If you’re new with us we sure hope you feel welcome. Sign up to receive our blog in your email inbox so you don’t miss any of our inspiring posts.

Festive fall home porch with mums and apple wreaths

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fall front porch decor


festive fall front porch with bench and mums

Fan of Fall

While I am certainly a fan of summer I have always loved fall. Firstly, I love change. I really enjoy the newness of fall. After a few months of summer heat I always look forward to cooler temps and the beauty of the changing leaves. I also absolutely love fall decorating. Even before I became a decorator and had little to no time to spend on decorating I couldn’t skip fall decor. And now my love of fall decorating has only grown stronger. Creating a festive fall home doesn’t need to be expensive or hard. I am going to show you how.

fall front door decor


fall front door porch with greenery and lanterns

My New Front Door Paint Color

As many of you know who followed along on my Instagram stories I recently had my exterior front doors painted. I partnered with Sherwin-Willaims for this project. I am a huge fan of their quality paints and am so happy with the color I chose. It’s called North Star (SW 6246). If you can’t tell, it’s a very light silvery grey. I chose their Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex paint in gloss.

fall wreaths front doors with reds and greens

Their Emerald products were recommended specifically by my professional painter for superior durability. Look for my upcoming blog post all about exterior painting. I will be sharing my pro painter’s step-by-step process and recommendations for DIY painting. You can shop all of Sherwin-Williams products and view their inspiration gallery now.

Incredible Handmade Wreaths

There may be no single better way to create the look of a festive fall home than with the perfect wreath. I am in love with my beautiful new hand-made wreaths from our friend Jessica @the.accidental.farmgirl. Jessica is really at the top of her field. Jodie and I have never encountered more beautiful, creative, or well-made wreaths before. And, her wreaths are always so original.

festive fall front porch

First Impressions of a Festive Fall Home

We all know how important first impressions are. Your home is no different. Your first chance to make a great impression is at your front door. And you want to make a good one. A little extra effort is definitely worth your while. You will enjoy it, your guests will love it, and it will enhance the curb appeal for everyone who passes by.

  • Clean it up. Time to remove dead plants, spiderwebs, leaves, etc., and give it a good cleaning.
  • Regular Maintenance. Is it time to give your front door a fresh coat of paint?
  • Decorate Your Door. Of course, I love wreaths, but there are also plenty of other options. I have hanging baskets that I use often and change what’s inside. This is a fun and cost-efficient way to regularly update your front door.
  • Decorate Around Your Door. Create a frame around your doors. I like to use faux topiaries and other plants.
  • Create a Place to Sit. If you have room, a chair or bench is an inviting addition and one you may enjoy using.
  • Finish with Details. If you have a chair or a bench, don’t forget the all-important details like a seasonal pillow and a throw. Here is where you can get really creative. Express yourself by creating a unique and inviting display.

front door fall decor with Julie

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Find Your Festive Fall Home Inspiration

I find inspiration before and during my decorating process. It’s very hard to remember from year to year all that we own. It’s a much better idea to go out shopping after we’ve taken a good hard look at everything we already own.

black chest with mirror and fall decor

Visiting Stores

I like to visit stores for the sole purpose of getting ideas. I take pictures of displays that catch my eye or that give me specific ideas for what I might create.

fall decorating farmhouse style with wreaths and fall accents


Visit Instagram for Inspiration to Create a Festive Fall Home

Of course I love Instagram for inspiration. I screen shot photos I love or save them in favorites. Sometimes, it’s a specific arrangement; sometimes it’s just a mood. But Instagram is probably my favorite place to get endless ideas. Often seeing gorgeous seasonal decor just gets me excited and motivated to begin.

front hallway farmhouse fall decor with bench

Free Catalogs

Another place I love to find inspiration is in all the mail catalogs that show up at my house. I hardly ever buy things out of these catalogs, but I do get ideas and creative inspiration for my home.

fall pillows black and white on vintage church pew bench

Decor Magazines

Finally, I don’t buy too many magazines, and I hate subscriptions that just seem to pile up at home. But occasionally I’ll pick one up for an airplane ride or if a friend is featured. Sometimes I’ll get an idea just flipping through at the grocery check out. Magazines are still an awesome source for creative design ideas.

fall sign with bench and pillows

Budget-Friendly Tips to Create Your Festive Fall Home

I like to create new looks every year. This is challenging when I already have a lot of decor. I can’t justify buying more when I don’t need it. So, how do I create a fresh fall look without buying all new decor? My first resource is my creativity.

Do you love my statement fall farmhouse sign as much as I do? It’s so special. This chalkboard wash sign is from the fabulous makers Whitney & Allen of Oh Sweet Skye @ohsweetskye. They have a fabulous website where they sell their beautiful and unique farmhouse signs and more. Check out their latest farmhouse sign collections.

fall pumpkins farmhouse style buffalo check pillows and sunflowers

Festive Fall Home Decor Takes Creativity

Creativity is our most valuable asset. Creativity is free and it’s a joyful pursuit. It helps us reuse “old” decor, and make things seem like new. Think outside the box. It’s challenging, but a whole lot of fun. Plus, you’ll feel so good about repurposing.

Get Ready to Shop & Save

That being said, every year I have to add a few new pieces. Some new pillow covers, a couple new farmhouse signs, and a few decor items. If you are in the market to update your fall decor we have some great news. We are showcasing some of the most beautiful pillows, decor & signs, and we have savings coupon codes just for you, our loyal readers. So get ready to shop and save.

fall farmhouse table vignette with pillows and baskets and signs


farmhouse sign and table fall vignette

The Process to Create a Festive Fall Home: Get it All Out

I like to take out all my boxes and bins of fall decor, lay everything out in the front hallway, and have at it. I just start to play. The house usually evolves over the span of several weeks. Be ready for things to get messy before they get pretty. This is my biggest challenge because I have a hard time with chaos. But it’s a necessary part of the process. It also fuels my motivation to get at it.

I try things a certain way and let them sit. It’s a bit like musical decor until I am happy. Sometimes an idea will hit me and I’ll be moving things around late at night. Hey, when creativity hits you have to act, am I right?

farm table and farmhouse sign with vintage books as decor

This darling “Gather with Grateful Hearts” sign is one of my new decor items from @adamsandcompany. I’m over the moon. It’s perfect. They have so many signs and unique decor items for fall, Halloween, Christmas, and everyday too. Use our coupon code to shop, THEDESIGNTWINS to save 10%.

fall chair and mirror cozy seating and arm knitting blanket

Chunky Knit Throw Savings

Nothing says fall & winter like the coziness of a chunky knit throw. They look great wherever you lay them, adding luxury, warmth and comfort to a chair or couch. We love to add these throws as an additional layer of beauty and warmth to beds during winter months. Now is the time to buy yours and save 10% with our code TWINS10 from Larissa @becozi. Larissa hand knits all her blankets. They come in many styles, sizes and colors of wool (along with other options).

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festive fall home with chunky knit throw

Amazing Fall Pillows Anyone?

How perfect is this pumpkin pillow? I know. Jodie and I are so blessed to be working with a wonderful friend, Erin of Porter Lane Home @porterlanehome. We are so excited to showcase her beautiful pillow collection. We have a very generous coupon code for 10% off her entire shop. With 555 items to choose from and 58 fall pillow designs, you’re sure to find just what you want for your home. Use our code THEDESIGNTWINS to save 10% on your order.

festive fall home farmhouse style

Shop & Save on Porter Lane Home Pillows

More examples from the fall collection offered by Porter Lane Home. All Erin’s pillows are exceptionally well made, perfectly sized and constructed with durable zippers designed to last for years. You can choose your style, size, color: natural or white, and with or without ruffles. Visit the Porter Lane Home shop now and don’t forget your 10% savings coupon: THEDESIGNTWINS.


festive fall home sunflowers

festive fall home with sunflowers

festive fall home family room

My Beautiful Boy

When your son’s shirt happens to match your decor you ask him to pose. This is my youngest son Julian. He’s 15 and still a joy. A mama has to show off her babies occasionally. I am so blessed.

fall family room with couch and cozy pillows

My Festive Fall Home Gallery Wall

Here you can see a view of my newly updated gallery wall. This wall has been the same for several years, with the exception of what I add on top of the window frame. This fall I decided to change things up a bit. I added six new fall signs and a vintage spindle. These signs are from our great friend Devanie @devanie.at.home and her company Adams & Co @adamsandcompany.

fall farmhouse signs gallery wall

More Decor Savings for You

We love the heart behind this company, Adams & Co., which is family owned and run. Jodie and I are so grateful to be working with Devanie and her husband DJ. Of course we also love them because honestly they make the cutest darn decor. Their products provide real value for your dollar, which is always important. And for you, our friends, we have additional savings. We have a coupon code, DESIGNTWINS, that you can use to save 10% on everything from their site.

festive fall home gallery wall

fall pillows festive fall home

Versatile Fall Decor to Create a Festive Fall Home

The vignette above showcases more of the beautiful decor items made by Adams & Co. All their pillows are reversible so you can use them year round. The trio set of wooden pumpkins are my favorites. Aren’t they darling? I know I’ll have fun decorating with them year after year. They could look cute absolutely anywhere. It’s actually hard to keep them still. I want to keep moving them. Some of you might be able to relate to this odd instinct to constantly want to change things.

gallery wall farmhouse fall decor

I swapped out my Joanna Gaines scroll, just for a fun change. The scrolls are so easy to just roll up, store in their tubes, and swap out. They are my favorite because they weigh nothing so they’re obviously very easy to hang. We also love working with Bea, the maker of these scrolls and invite you to shop these in our Blog Shop. Click on the Wall Decor. When you click on any of her scrolls you will be taken to her many choices in her shop.

fall farmhouse gallery wall


farmhouse living room festive fall home

Living Room Details for a Festive Fall Home

My living room didn’t change too much for fall. I added this gorgeous wool rug from Loloi. It completey transformed the room. What else is new? These two pillows from Porter Lane Home. I wanted some year-round farmhouse style and these are perfection. Shop and save 10% with our code THE DESIGN TWINS right now.

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living room festive fall home

I also added these two rustic lanterns to either side of the mantle to continue the symmetrical look and add a bit of fall warmth. Right now I have the lanterns filled with small topiaries but I might put faux candles in there soon.

Well, there you have it. My Festive Fall Home Tour. I hope you enjoyed it and are inspired to create your own seasonally festive fall home. Jodie and I are so very happy to be able to offer great savings on unique fall decor, farmhouse signs, pillows and chunky knit throws. We hope you are as excited as we are to support small businesses and in particular, women in business. It makes us proud to support these beautiful, talented, and hard-working women on their journeys to support their families.

God bless you and thank you as always for your generous support of our blog.

jodie & julie

Festive Fall Home Tour blog hop pin

Be sure and visit all the talented bloggers that have joined me this month in sharing their Fall decor.

Wednesday Tour:

Janine | Happy Happy Nester

Ashley | Modern Glam

Judy | Life is Better at Home

Joan | 2 Ladies and a Chair

Martha | Simple Cozy Charm

Amie | Meme Hill


Thursday Tour:

Jackie | Finding Lovely

Yuni | Love Your Abode

Leslie | My 100 Year Old Home

Summer | Summer Adams

Rhonda | Hallstrom Home

Doreen | Doreen Corrigan

Jodie & Julie | The Design Twins

Gloribell | Know How She Does It


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  1. […] Jodie & Julie | The Design Twins […]

  2. Ashley says:

    So many beautiful fall touches added to your home! I love all the vignettes you have created that celebrate my favorite season, FALL! Gorgeous!

  3. Joan says:

    what a fabulous fall tour Jodie & Julie!!! I am so enchanted with your front porch decor…those wreaths are gorgeous!!! I love all your big and small fall details!!! Beautiful!

    • Janea Spades says:

      This is all so fun and fabulous! I love that you both enjoy helping others reach for the stars!!!
      Janea 😊❤️

      • jjdesigntwins says:

        Thank you for the kind words!! We are so glad that your found this post and you are just the sweetest as always!
        Lots of love,
        Jodie & Julie

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  5. yuni says:

    Wow!! Friend, you have been a busy bee!! Everything looks beautiful. Love all the gold and autumn color touches you have placed all throughout the home. So so good!

  6. Summer Adams says:

    Oh Julie! Every touch is gorgeous! From your front porch to your living room, you can feel the warmth and welcoming feeling that your fall decor brings! You have been working your tail off and it shows! Beautifully done, my friend!

  7. Jackie says:

    Oh my word ladies! Such a beautiful way to start fall off in the home! Those wreaths on the door, those beautiful touches around the home! Love! Happy Fall! Jackie

  8. Martha Knake says:

    I’m in awe of you Julie, and I need to take porch styling 101 from YOU! Your sweet boy looks dapper amongst the pillows 😉

  9. bakkersue says:

    I love your videos…but I love “even” more still pictures…that way I see all your beautiful details !

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you sweet friend! This means so much to us, thank you for the kind words! Thanks for checking out the blog!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  10. Karen says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful homes! I enjoyed the tour and will check out these talented ladies!

  11. Doreen says:

    I love all these cozy fall spaces in your home! The gingham print paired with flowers and cozy blankets gives me all the fall feels.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you so much dear! We are so glad you enjoyed this fall post! Happy decorating!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  12. Tara Dickson says:

    Loved the pictures of your beautifully decorated fall home! Thanks for introducing me to Porterlanehome! Of course, I had to place an order….with a promo code…..who can resist!!! And who would want to…..their pillows were absolutely gorgeous!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      You are too sweet dear friend! We are so glad you enjoyed this fall post and found Porterlanehome! Thanks for the sweet comments!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  13. Janine says:

    Your fall home is so incredible, wow! It all belongs in a magazine! Thanks so much for joining us this month!

  14. Such brilliant fall ideas! And wreaths too…

  15. Judy says:

    Julie your home looks incredible for fall! I love your new front door colour, it really makes your decor pop 😍 Inside is equally warm and welcoming and love your handsome boy too! Love joining you and Jodie on this tour ❤️ Xo

  16. Hai, Julia
    No words to say about your house, Because its look stunning. All decoration set in very well way.Your blog give me a great idea to how i can Decorate my house in Christmas.

    Thanks Julia, Have a Great Day and Happy Christmas in advance.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Sheldon, We surely appreciate your kind reply. We have a lot of fun decorating for the seasons as you can see. We hope you will continue to isit our blog and enjoy. All the best, Julie & Jodie

  17. Thanks for the tips on the free catalog , i was looking for this information

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      You’re very welcome! We are so glad you found this information helpful. Hope to see you on the blog in the future!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  18. JaLea says:

    Where did the magnolia wreath come from?

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi JaLea,
      The magnolia wreath actually came from Magnolia Home in Waco. I ordered it online. But it was several years ago. I’m not sure it’s still available. It’s a classic for sure. So glad you found our blog. We hope you continue to read and enjoy. All the best, Julie & Jodie

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