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Decorating Your Small Space for Fall

Decorating Your Small Space for Fall

The key to decorating for fall when you have a small space is simple: simplicity itself. When decorating a small space such as an apartment or townhome, it’s important to remember that less is more. Crowding a space with decorations can make it feel less than warm and inviting. Small decorative items and hints of fall could be exactly what you need to transform your small space this holiday season. Here are our tips for decorating an apartment or townhome for fall.

Fall Front Door Decor

Decorating your front door is one of the easiest ways to be festive for the holiday season. Front door decor works for anyone with any style. Whether you like simple or extravagant decor, your front door is the perfect place to display your creativity.

Picture of Fall Leaves

Fall Foliage Decor

One part of the fall season that everyone enjoys is seeing the leaves change to beautiful festive colors. No matter your style of decoration, foliage is a great way to spruce up your front door. Your guests will love the beautiful autumn welcome they’ll receive when they arrive at your door.

Fall Wreaths

A simple and easy way to transform your front door for fall is to hang a festive wreath. You can personalize your wreath to fit your style and theme for this holiday season. Some popular wreath ideas for fall of 2019 include:

  • Grapevines
  • Pinecones
  • Pumpkins
  • Wood accents

Pumpkins Decor


Pumpkins are a simple and festive decor item that is fun for every door step. Whether you want to buy pre-decorated pumpkins or you want to carve them yourself, this fall piece is a great way to decorate your small front door area for the season.

Fall Doormats

Welcome guests to your doorstep with a festive doormat this season. Doormats are a decor piece that can transform the front of your home no matter what season it is. With a multitude of designs, colors, shapes, and sizes, you are sure to find the perfect doormat for fall.

Greenery with a Holiday Theme

When decorating with natural pieces, your options are endless. One great reason to consider using greenery for decorating your small space is it can transition from season to season. Whether it’s spring, fall, summer or winter, your greenery will fit right in. Fall is the perfect time of year to decorate your home with holiday-themed greenery, and your guests will fall in love.


Turning your greenery into a statement piece for fall is easy with metallic accents. Small hints of copper can bring your greenery to life during this season of the year. Copper can be incorporated into greenery with:

  • Pumpkins
  • Lanterns
  • Plant holders

Fall Signs

Every front door needs a welcoming sign, and the season of fall is the best time of year to invest in one. Turn an ordinary door sign into the perfect transition piece by adding your favorite greenery and hints of fall.

Fall Patio or Balcony Decor

Fall weather is loved by almost everyone, making it the perfect time to relax on the balcony or porch outside your home. Turn this space into your autumn abode with patio and balcony decor pieces.

Fall Furniture Accents

Sitting outside on the porch with a cup of coffee is the best way to spend your free time during the fall. Make your seat even cozier by adding festive pillows and blankets for chilly mornings and evenings. Not only will it become even more cozy, but it will add some fall flare to your patio furniture. A few places to add pillows and blankets include:

Sitting Outside in the Fall
  • Porch swings
  • Rocking chairs
  • Benches

Repurposing Items for Fall Decor

A fun and innovative way to decorate the exterior portion of your small home is to repurpose household items you no longer use. Small spaces tend to get easily crowded, so reusing items will save you space and money this holiday season. A few popular items to repurpose for fall are:

  • Ladders
  • Wagons
  • Chalkboards

Decorating Your Space at The Village at Germantown

Our team at The Village at Germantown loves celebrating each season and holiday with each of our residents. Whether you are living in an apartment or villa style home, there are a multitude of ways to get your space ready for the upcoming holiday season! Don’t forget to check out our monthly calendars for upcoming events on and off campus for holiday activities. 

Interested in living at The Village at Germantown? Contact us today to set up a visit and learn more about what our community has to offer!


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