Last Updated: Aug 24, 2017
You’re probably wondering how early is too early for fall decorations? When it comes to trading in your summer decor for fall foliage, there’s no hard rule. However, you can follow seasonal cues to make sure you’re not too early or too late. We’ve provided a bit of guidance below on when to put up fall decor.
When to Put Up Fall Decor?
Whether you’re changing your interior or exterior, you can hang fall decor as early as late August and throughout the holiday season. The best option is to put up fall decor in September or October but late August is appropriate if you want to get a head start. Avoid hanging fall decor anytime before late August so your decorations can be in sync with the season.
You’ll also want to avoid confusing holiday decor for fall decor. If you’re going to decorate your space before the first major fall holiday — Halloween, choose fall-appropriate decor and add then holiday elements later on as different holidays approach.
With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas around the corner, you can choose fall decorations that last for a few months. From fall inspired wreaths to pumpkins and rustic foliage, you can create a cozy and themed atmosphere that serves as the foundation for each holiday.
Signs That Autumn is Near
There are also a few signs you can pay attention to before switching out your fall decor. Let nature be your biggest cue when it comes to finding the right time to put up your decorations.
- Cold weather. When the weather starts to get colder, you can begin changing out your summer decor to fall decor. Once the weather appears to be consistently cold, you can swap bright colors in your home to warmer fall-friendly colors.
- When the leaves start changing colors. The easiest sign that autumn is approaching is right outside your doorstep. Once the leaves begin falling and changing colors, this is a sign that fall decor is appropriate.
If you’re looking for more fall ideas, visit our list of fall decor ideas and mantel decor ideas to make your space unique this season. You can also borrow a tip or two from our guide on Thanksgiving table ideas for more fall inspiration.