5 Fun Ways To Bring Your Fall Decor Into Your Bathroom

Is there anything better than being greeted by a toothy jack-o-lantern or a colorful autumn wreath? Fall is an enjoyable season to celebrate by decorating your home with fabulous natural elements and cozy décor. From the front steps and all the way through to the back door, fall elements can be sprinkled throughout your home, including an often neglected area — the bathroom. But this is actually an amazing space to showcase some of the season's best eye-pleasers, and it's easy as long as you keep the design simple.

According to 15 Acre Homestead, when decorating a bathroom, it's easy to overdo it. But a bathroom is a functional space and can feel overwhelming with too many decorative elements. In other words, keep to your concept and don't embellish too much. Instead, select a few special items to make the biggest statement or create the feel you want. The standard way to create a fresh vibe for a holiday or season is to update the shower curtain and rugs. And that's a great start, but there are more creative ways to jazz up the space. Let's explore ...

1. Add a seasonal bouquet

Impressive Interior Design recommends putting the main focus on the centerpiece of the bathroom — the thing that your eyes will be drawn to when first entering the room — the vanity. If your bathroom has counter space, it's a great place for a vase of flowers or a potted plant. Enjoy this opportunity to choose a style that embraces your vibe, whether that's whimsical, luxurious, traditional, rustic, shabby, eclectic, or anything else. Seasonal décor is so temporary that it can be fun to experiment.

Inspired by Charm begins with an autumn color palette for the bouquets and selects seasonal flowers based on that. They use fresh flowers, but faux or dried ones work just as well. This project need not be pricey if you don't mind foraging for nature's decorative offerings. Add some colorful leaves and branches selected from your yard for extra charm. Next, pick the vessel for your arrangement. Inspired by Charm enjoys using pitchers for floral arrangements because these types of holders offer a wider base with a smaller opening which helps the flowers to display nicely. Arrange the floral items to your taste and place them as an eye-catcher on the vanity.

2. Drape a garland over the mirror or window

A fall-themed garland can be purchased at many retail stores, online, and at farmer's markets, but making one can be a creatively satisfying DIY craft project. Real Homes suggests using potpourri with dried oranges, berries, pinecones, and other fall-themed goodies. If you get stuck for ideas, there are plenty of tutorials available online that can lend you some inspiration.

Once you have gathered all of the decorative items, Real Homes says to cut a piece of jute string longer than the length of the mirror or window to allow for draping on the sides. After using clear tape on the ends of the string to keep it from fraying, slide the decorative pieces onto the string, creating a pretty pattern. Add leaves, feathers, and festive baubles for more interest and to bulk up the garland before attaching it to the wall. You now have one-of-a-kind fall décor!

3. Create a small display

Find a few of your favorite fall things — trinkets, baskets, florals, collectibles, naturals — and arrange them on the bathroom counter or atop the toilet tank to add some tasteful, festive décor. The goal here is to curate a collection of interesting things that speak to the season rather than create clutter by placing a bunch of objects that appear random. Simple Home Simple Life recommends evaluating your collection to decide which items are truly your favorites and worth displaying. Remember, too many things will look like clutter.

Simple Home Simple Life says that items displayed on a flat surface, such as a countertop, should be grouped together and corralled on a small tray or in a basket. If you have wall space, collections can be placed in groupings on the wall or on shelves. Contain your design so that there's balance — you don't want to use up all the white space in the room. White space is empty space that designers use to create visually appealing designs, explains Vonazon.

4. Change up your accessories

Bathroom accessory sets are a quick and easy way to change your décor. According to RunSun, sets are divided into categories that pertain to use. Sink sets include organizers for everything on the countertop, such as soaps, toothbrushes, and holders for additional hygiene items. Bath and shower sets have items to hold soaps, toiletries, and other bathing items. Amenity kits include trash cans, toilet paper holders, and other accessories of that sort. You can also buy many of these items individually or mix and match them at most houseware stores.

When choosing accessories, RunSun says the color scheme is important. Since you'll be choosing items for fall, try to pick ones that remind you of the season and also blend well with your permanent bathroom colors. They also recommend fewer items for a smaller bathroom and not overcrowding your design. A few autumn accessories can bring just the right amount of warmth to your bathroom.

5. Go all out with a theme

Rules? What rules? When you decide to go with a themed approach, you get to make the rules up as you go. There's no shortage of whimsical, rustic, or macabre-themed décor items available during fall. This can be an all-or-nothing approach to decorating with a change of bathroom linens, rugs, shower curtains, accessories, and art. You can find entire themed sets online and in catalogs, or you can hit the stores on a treasure hunt for the best items.

Claude & Leighton reminds us that our art choices impact how we feel. You'll be living with this theme for a short while, so you'll want to make sure you're able to enjoy it while bathing, brushing your teeth, and getting ready for the day. And if the theme ends up being a bit too much for you, you can always change it up any way you'd like.