Fall Decor Ideas

Fall Decor Ideas for the Stylish Boston Home

As the vibrant foliage of New England adorns the city streets, Boston homes beckon for a touch of autumnal elegance. From Beacon Hill brownstones to South End townhouses, fall presents a palette rich in colors, textures, and inspiration. Dive into the season with stylish fall decor ideas tailored for the distinguished Boston home.

Celebrate with Warm Hues:

Let the outside in by embracing the shades of Boston’s fall landscape.

  • Integrate rich burgundies, deep oranges, golden yellows, and earthy browns into your interior through accent pillows, throws, and table runners.
  • Consider incorporating elegant brass or gold-toned accessories for a hint of shine amidst the muted fall colors.

Historical Nods:

Boston’s rich past is a goldmine for decor inspiration.

  • Source vintage prints of the city during autumn or historic events that occurred during the fall.
  • Display antiques, such as old lanterns or brass instruments, paired with autumnal flora for a sophisticated centerpiece.

Texture Play:

Fall is as much about touch as it is about sight.

  • Velvet cushions or drapes can add depth and warmth to living areas.
  • Introduce woven or knit throw blankets in seasonal shades to cozy up spaces.

Literary Corners:

Boston’s literary heritage serves as perfect fall inspiration.

  • Craft a reading nook with classic New England authors like Emerson or Hawthorne. A soft throw, a vintage lamp, and a pile of books can transform a corner into a fall haven.
  • Use vintage bookmarks or dried leaves as page holders for added charm.

Nature’s Best:

Boston’s proximity to New England’s natural wonders offers ample decor elements.

  • Fill decorative bowls with pinecones, acorns, or dried berries sourced from local markets or forests.
  • Create elegant wreaths using branches, twigs, and leaves intertwined with delicate fairy lights.

A Culinary Display:

Use Boston’s gastronomic delights as decorative (and edible) elements

  • Dedicate a space for seasonal treats like apple cider donuts, cranberry tarts, or pumpkin-spiced delicacies presented on elegant platters.
  • Display Boston’s famous maple syrups in vintage glass containers, celebrating both aesthetics and taste.

Outdoor Elegance:

For homes with gardens or patios, curate an autumnal oasis.

  • Arrange outdoor seating with cushions in fall colors, draped with soft throws for chillier evenings.
  • Lanterns with soft candlelight can cast a warm glow, making outdoor spaces inviting even as temperatures drop.


Fall in Boston is more than just a season; it’s a sensory experience, a blend of history, nature, and urban charm. As the days grow shorter and the air crisper, your home be a sanctuary of warmth, style, and Bostonian sophistication. You can even have one of our Personal Concierges style and set up your decor for a treat! Celebrate the season’s fleeting beauty with decor that resonates with both the heart and history of the city.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published October, 2017 and has been updated in October 2023 for accuracy and comprehensiveness.