Decorating Your Beachfront Home for Fall
9 Fall Beach Home Decor Ideas to Welcome the Season
In late September, as the summer heat gives way to crisp air and cool breezes, autumn arrives on Kiawah Island. The decor of your waterfront home can help you and your family get into the start of the holiday spirit.
Take some time incorporating autumnal beach home decor to give your space a festive touch with these tips. Here’s how to decorate your beachfront home for fall, while maintaining your coastal-chic aesthetic.
1. Spice Up Your Front Porch
The front porch of your home is the first thing your guests will notice when they arrive. Place red, orange, and yellow mums as well as a variety of pumpkins onto your porch to set the fall mood. For a more beachy look, incorporate earthy hues with ivory mums and neutral-colored pumpkins. Utilize hay bales to layer and stack pumpkins, creating a charming autumn arrangement. You can also tie corn stalks with silk ribbon to your home’s columns to celebrate the fall harvest.
2. Hang a Southern-Themed Autumn Wreath
An autumn wreath is a quintessential fall beach home decor piece. Consider incorporating elements such as oyster shells, fresh cotton, pampas grass, magnolia leaves, and natural driftwood as a nod to the Lowcountry. If you enjoy crafting, DIY a custom wreath to add your own personal touch. If you’re looking to purchase a beach-inspired fall wreath, Etsy has many unique, handmade pieces available for setting the fall mood.
3. DIY Coastal-Inspired Pumpkins
Pumpkins are a fall decor staple, however, their bright orange hue may clash with your waterfront home’s color palette. Transform them to complement your beach home decor by painting the pumpkins a variety of Island-hues, incorporating shades of teal, sage, and ivory. Add seashells, rope, and starfish onto the pumpkins for additional detail. DIY-ing beach-themed pumpkins is a fun activity that the whole family can do together.
4. Put Together a Fall Bouquet
Flowers are an elegant way to incorporate fall shades into your beach home decor. Create a bouquet incorporating an array of chrysanthemums, dahlias, sunflowers, and any fresh flowers from your garden. Add accents of eucalyptus, autumn leaves, and pampas grass to give the bouquet a rustic, Island feel. A floral arrangement can bring a touch of fall to any room in the house, including the kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and even the bathroom.
5. Display Fresh In-Season Produce
A simple way to brighten your kitchen is to display an array of in-season fruit and vegetables. Fill a large wooden or brass centerpiece bowl with fresh apples, pears, and colorful gourds to effortlessly bring the festivity of the fall harvest into your home.
6. Add Cozy Throw Blankets and Pillows
If you want to cozy up your home for fall, adding throw blankets and pillows is a simple way to change the look of a room. Tartan and checkered patterns as well as rust and berry hues bring warmth to the home. Layering a variety of textures, such as wool, velvet, and chenille, is key to providing a cozy atmosphere.
Once you have picked out throw blankets and accent pillows, place them in your living room, bedroom, and any outdoor spaces that you wish to transform into a fall haven. For a variety of beach home decor options as well as expert design advice, visit GDC Home at the Freshfields Village.
7. Showcase Seasonal Artwork
Artwork can set the mood for the season and complement your existing beach home decor. Look for pieces featuring autumn colors such as burnt orange, maroon, and tans. To browse work from a local Kiawah Island artist, visit the Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio in Freshfields Village. The gallery features a variety of Kiawah Island landscape oil paintings that showcase the beauty of the Lowcountry. The owner also offers oil painting classes if you wish to create a personal work of art for your home.
8. Light Fall-Scented Candles
Your home’s scent plays a crucial role in setting the mood. We recommend stopping by Palmetto Scent Studio in Freshfields Village to create a custom fall candle for your home. Personalize your scent with pumpkin spice or honeycrisp apples to make your home smell like a freshly baked pie that just came out of the oven. For a more natural scent, try incorporating hints of cedar, amber musk, and vetiver to fill the room with the essence of Kiawah’s maritime forest. Choose a brass or gold candle votive to create a warm, autumnal ambiance to any room you choose to display the candle.
9. Set Up an Outdoor Oasis for Holiday Festivities
There is nothing better than spending time in nature on Kiawah Island during the fall season. With cool breezes, sunny days, and crisp nights, the temperate weather is ideal for time spent outdoors overlooking the scenic views of the Island. Take advantage of the lovely weather by creating an outdoor space to entertain family and friends. Add a fire pit to your backyard for endless fun roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. If your home has a screened in porch, transform it into an autumn oasis using string lights, lanterns, and fall-colored throw blankets and accent pillows. With the addition of a cozy outdoor space, you can spend your days breathing in the Island air and taking in the beautiful views of the fall foliage.
Watch the Leaves Change on Kiawah Island
The serene views of the Lowcountry during the autumn season are truly enchanting. With a variety of activities for all ages to take part in, the fall season is enjoyable for the entire family. In order to fully experience the autumn season on Kiawah Island, we invite you to visit to get a sense of what it’s like to live here this time of year. We look forward to taking you on a tour of the Island, as well as introducing you to the exclusive Kiawah Island Club and its amenities. Click the button below to begin planning your visit.