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If you veer towards minimalism, austere finishes, and hard lines, you probably prefer modern design touches. Seasonal decor, however, often trends toward maximalist. A modernist is simply not likely to prefer the trinkets and tchotchkes that are par for the course. But, that doesn’t mean modern style can’t be seasonal. I’ve pulled together some great decor inspiration that feels “fall” but doesn’t veer into cluttered. Check it out below:

Consider Neutrals

modern fall wreath

I love this corn husk wreath. It’s neutral, graphic, and surprising. But, it isn’t overdone. Other decor items that feel modern include wheat or simple greenery. Lean on a monochromatic color scheme to keep things simple, and place the wreath somewhere unexpected (like this beautiful grey wall) so it pops!

Decorate with Function

Another aspect of this photo I love is the bowl of apples. What’s more autumnal than harvest fruits? Instead of adding clutter with extraneous items, consider using food as a simple seasonal touch. A stack of apples or oranges in a simple wooden bowl feels natural but modern, too.

Pick a Single Element

modern fall pumpkin decor

I love how this photo demonstrates the natural variation in shape of fall pumpkins! The orange seems modern against this minimalist fireplace. With no other accents, the pumpkins make a big statement without adding the sense of clutter common in seasonal decor.

Pair Greenery and Modern Finishes

modern fall greenery decor

The dark greenery used to decorate this entryway is gorgeous paired with the dark matte metallic planters. Use minimalist touches just like this to contrast prettily with the natural feel of greenery or plants. A strong shape (here with elegant height) makes a bold statement.

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All images from Pinterest.


Words by Kate Connors