Charleston-Inspired Fall Decor

Like all other wonderful elements of life in the Holy City – beautiful beaches, tasty Southern cuisine, and a rich cultural history – Charleston fall decor has its own unique appeal. With apple and pumpkin desserts galore and football fever in the air, fall in this lovely city is festive and colorful with a laid-back feel.

Many consider fall the optimal season to visit Charleston. There’s a nip in the air (by our standards at least) and outdoor activities and festivals abound. Locals and tourists alike can’t get enough of spending time outside, from the Coastal Carolina Fair to the Lowcountry Oyster Festival. Scents of autumn fill the air at fall potlucks, as does our excitement for the upcoming holiday season.

If you’re feeling the city’s autumn vibe and want to incorporate it into your home, here are some tasteful and festive Charleston-inspired fall decor ideas.

Bowls of Apples

Simple and inexpensive, a bowl of apples is a decorating hack that can be very impactful with some creativity. Apples remind everyone of fall and warm desserts, and Charlestonites are no exception. They also come in beautiful colors worthy of display. Many begin fall decor with apples and add their personal design techniques to create vibrancy and coziness in their home decor.

You can create consistency by placing a bowl on your kitchen island, another in your entryway, and finally a couple of Granny Smiths with a green hydrangea plant.

White Pumpkins

The shoreline near Charleston is stunning in autumn and can be enjoyed well into November. One of the easiest ways to show your appreciation for coastal cottage style interior design is to decorate with white pumpkins.

All it takes is some creativity and just a few craft items. Consider using white craft sand, paint and brushes, and modge podge to come up with all sorts of Charleston-inspired fall decorating ideas. This fall, display your love of the Southern coastal feel!

Glass Cloche Displays

Choosing glass cloches is an extremely versatile way to showcase your love affair with fall in Charleston. They can house fall arrangements anywhere in your home. They also provide a beautifully subtle way to display combinations of pumpkins, seasonal blooms, and natural structural elements associated with the city. You always have a blank slate with these elegant display cases. Better yet, you can soon transition your autumn display pieces into those meant for the holidays!

Colorful Fall Veggies

Autumn vegetables include kale and lettuce that come in many varieties, featuring deep purples and vibrant greens. This offers great contrast appeal against the oranges, yellows, and whites of pumpkins and seasonal gourds. Incorporate them into centerpieces, entryway displays, and annual color pots on your deck or porch.

Coastal Autumn Wreath

There are many who don’t consider mixing pumpkins and other fall decor with natural seaside elements. However, the citizens of Charleston certainly do. Combining fall décor with driftwood, seashells, starfish, and sand dollars is a great way to incorporate the coast.

You can create a fall coastal grapevine wreath with found seaside treasures and wooden or real mini pumpkins. Ribbons can be in soft, coastal colors, also mixed with orange.

It may go without saying, but coastal cottage furniture makes the best backdrop for your Charleston-inspired fall decor. Charleston furniture stores always deliver, from accessories to wallpaper, and even light fixtures.

For information about Coralberry Cottage, one of Charelston’s best furniture stores, contact us at (843) 884-2225. Learn more about us and how we can help you make your coastal cottage even more inviting!

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