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New England Fall Favorites

After such a glorious spring and summer, it’s hard to imagine looking forward to a new season. But the promise of fall in New England calls to mind everything warm, welcoming and nostalgic that makes autumn a favorite for so many folks year-after-year, whether born-and-bred natives or just-visiting transplants.

Come September, Bostonians’ find renewed energy after a sometimes lazy summer. Post school vacations, breaks and quiet time spent lounging in the sun, turn to cooler nights and a fresh focus on accomplishing projects and exploring all the season has to offer while it lasts.

It’s time to get things done, get outside, and get moving. We hope this curated list of tips, trends and teasers helps to inspire you!

2023 New England Fall Foliage Tour via Country Heritage Tours

We have curated the best of everything ‘fall’ in our collection below and there isn’t a shortage of inspiration to pull from each and every year. Use this to day dream about paint colors, home decor, flower arrangements, accent candles, blankets & throws, pillows, and even baking ideas to get your home filled with sensational scents. Read on for our favorite design muses of fall 2023!



With the exterior sorted, let’s take a look at some fun ways to celebrate the season inside. From wreaths of eucalyptus, and centerpieces of gourds to spiced-candles and rustic coffee table accents to tease our senses towards Thanksgiving. The choices are endless and they will create a welcome invitation every time you walk through your door. Here are our favorite find for fall.


Assorted Glass Pumpkins via West Elm

Pumpkin Luminaries via Grandin Road


There are so many things you can do with pumpkins. The above clear glass pumpkins are so elegant and can subtly accent a formal room, while the metal pumpkin luminaries make a dramatic visual statement on a porch, deck or in a hallway window. We love the simplicity of a natural gourd and pumpkin display – either inside or out as a centerpiece or stairway decoration (especially paired with twinkle lights below by Kelly Nan), but the convenience of reusable faux decor is becoming irresistible with the live look nearly perfected.

Gourds Galore via Trendy Fall Decor

The twinkle lights below looks so charming at dusk on these front steps by Kelly nan, but the display of chrysanthemums and pumpkins is impressive at any time of day.

Fall Porch Decor via  Kelly Nan

If you want to have pumpkins to use year after year, try these gorgeous set of faux pumpkins and gourds from William Sonoma.


French Faux Gourd Set via William Sonoma

Get creative with your pumpkin and go with plush velvet orange-hued accents such as arm chairs or a faux fabric pieces. Combine it with a bright or deep cerulean blue and ivory to create an outstanding display of color.

Velvet pumpkin chairs via Decorilla

Velvet Pumpkin Puff via Stone Gable


This year we’re seeing lots of drama in decor with dark, elegant backgrounds mixed with vibrant, rich color. Deep earthy tones or black combined with ivory, white, evergreen, gold, amber and orange that make a statement in any room whether the dining room for a Thanksgiving celebration, or a living room as an especially cozy nook.


Dahlia & Evergreen Wreath via Balsam Hill

Dahlia & Evergreen Garland & Wreath Dining Decor via Balsam Hill

Emerald Green Velvet Couch & Wood Panels via Canadian Log Homes

Your options are endless depending on your style. We love this list of 85 Fall Decorating Ideas for 2023 by Canadian Log Homes. It has the perfect balance of rustic meets classic in a mix of color, style, tones and decor for any room in your home.

Faux Stems & Wooden Inlaid Wall Art via Canadian Log Homes


Earth, Black and Orange Living Room via Canadian Log Homes

Looking for something a bit more chic or glamourous? Try mixing in golden, or bronze metallic accents with your organic wooden details. Place modern textures or a hint of black to make it truly stunning.

Organic Wood Coffee Table & Stool via Elle Decor

Charcoal Gray, Brown, Ivory and Wood via Carbury Bush

Sweet water décor has an endless array of fall scented candles that conjure up notable autumn nostalgia with names such as,  Cozy Season, Cinnamon Rolls, Farmhouse, and Sunday Brunch. We wish they had a sampler of every single one so we could try them all. Pair them with a Sweet Water blanket, tea towel, mug or journal to indulge in a total fall experience.

2023 Fall Collection via Sweet Water Decor


There’s something so lovely about a blush-y soft salmon pink paired with a deep, lush green. This peachy color can be found at the top of 100 foot maple trees when they first start to turn towards a deeper hue. The transition as the sunlight hits it at dusk or dawn is majestic. It’s probably why Limelight Hydrangea’s are so popular for both spring and fall garden interest.

Copper, Evergreen, Ivory Wreath via Driven By Decor

Wood & Paper Autumn Bouquet via Etsy Evergreen


Just thinking of fall makes our mouths water for pumpkin and spice, cranberry delights, or crisps and crumbles. There’s nothing like a warm slice of homemade pie or baked nutty bread to welcome you home or share over a cup of tea. This orange zest cranberry bread drizzled with icing is a perfect recipe for gifting or offering at a holiday feast.

Orange Cranberry Bread via Sweet & Savory Meals

But if a crisp or crumble is more your style, swap the apple for a fresh cherry crumble or a sour cherry crisp. Top it with a dollop of whip cream, ice cream or cream fraiche and indulge yourself in the best, savory-seasonal way.

Sour Cherry Crumbles via Umami Girl & Fresh Cherry Crisp via Joyful Treats


Following along with are deep, dramatic decor above. Black is a star this season. It’s a timeless accent your home and it can really elevate a space. We have seen the trend for black kitchens, front doors, window frames, and metal roofing but black is a true design chameleon. It works with almost all decor, just be aware that a subtle touch is all you need to make a statement. Too much can be… well, too much.

Ivory & White Fall Decor with a Touch of Black via Stone Gable

And of course, black is always perfect for Halloween. We love this assortment of scare-worthy collection of pillows from Pottery Barn will get you in the spirit. Furry spiders, black cats, bats, pumpkins, ghosts and skeletons offer an endless selection to get your ‘boo’ on. As well as the pumpkin mugs, serpent stemware coupe glasses and witch-y pillows from West Elm. Adorable.

Spooky Pillows, Serpent Coupe & Pumpkin Mugs via West Elm


The dropping temperature doesn’t mean sitting inside. Fall is the perfect time to pump up your porches curb appeal by placing pine cones, pumpkins, lanterns, blankets by a cozy rocking chair or porch swing. There’s nothing like sipping a steamy cup of coffee or mulled wine in the fresh autumn air while taking in the changing trees and fall leaves.  New Englanders’ love their sweater weather and it’s time to get your outdoor space ready to welcome the coming holidays!

Easy Front Porch Decor Ideas via On Sutton Place


Hello Pumpkin Welcome Mat via Etsy Market

And what better way to wrap up this post then curled up under a blanket with our best fury friend. We hope you enjoy this list of our favorite fall inspiration for 2023 and if you need any help getting your home curb-ready for fall, get in touch with Julie today. The Fall Real Estate Market is Here!

Cozy Porch Swing via Snowy Pine Boughs Tumbler

Julie Harrison