When to Put Out Fall Decor

Depending on where you live and how the seasons change, sometimes it’s hard to know when to transition to fall and holiday decor. When it comes to trading in your summer decor for fall foliage, there’s no hard rule. Follow seasonal cues and go with your taste—after all, it’s up to you how you’ll decorate for this special season. We’ve provided a bit of guidance below on when to put up fall decor.

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When Should You Put Up Fall Decor?

Whether you’re changing your interior or exterior decor, 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, once the weather starts changing. 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 holidayHalloween—choose fall-appropriate decor and thenadd 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. Thankfully, much of your fall decor will likely transition well to Christmas decor.

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.

Fall is a gorgeous time of year that offers one of the coziest seasons. As you prepare for the holidays and ultimately the new year, let fall decor guide you through the end of this year. Spread your decor throughout all of your seasonal changes, including dinner party invitations and fall celebration themes.