Fall Home Decorating Ideas for Seniors

autumn leaves

Fall is upon us! The leaves are changing and daylight savings will be here before we know it. The holidays are drawing near and the weather is cooling down. Alert1’s medical alert systems help you feel safe, happy and comfortable in your home. Amp up the comfort factor with some beautiful fall home design ideas! Here are some of Alert1’s favorite fall home decorating tips to help you stay warm and cozy in your home, no matter the weather outside.

Neutrals with Pops of Color

Tumeric, cognac and white are all very on-trend this fall. Base your rooms around these neutrals, but decorate with pops of color in throw pillows, rugs, or other statement pieces! Dark blues, deep purples, and rich reds are the most fashion-forward and dramatic accent colors of the fall season. These color combinations will create a comfy, cozy atmosphere that’ll be perfect for spending time with your family by the fire in your home. 

Gallery Walls

framed pictures on wall

This fun, fall decorating idea is a great way to create an accent wall that showcases the grandchildren and all the people near and dear to you. Pick a wall in your favorite room of your home and fill it with pictures! Choose frames that are different colors and sizes to create visual interest, or keep them all the same for a more polished look. Whichever you choose, an entire wall of photos is sure to make an impression on your guests.

Bold Graphic Patterns

Stripes, chevron, dots, and paisley in bold accent colors make interesting and fashionable visual decorations this fall. Use these pieces as the pops of color atop the neutral bases we suggested earlier. Your grandchildren will love the upbeat and energetic feel of the room. Everyone will want to go to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving this fall!


What’s the trick to real coziness? Tons and tons of layers! After retirement, you want to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones. Lots of throw blankets and pillows will not only keep you warm, but they’ll make you want to curl up by the fire with your family and sip some hot chocolate. Mix up the fabrics and use both bold, graphic patterns and neutrals to continue your fall theme. There’s nothing better than a fall style trend that also helps families be cozy together!


pumpkins and fallen leaves

Pumpkins and leaves are all fall decorations that are inexpensive, easy to get, and stylish. White, silver and brown-painted pumpkins are very trendy this season. Paint them a solid color or paint designs on them to take your fall accessorizing to another level.  If you have extra fishing line handy, gather some of the prettiest leaves you can find and string them together to make a fall garland. Fall is the perfect time to make festive crafts and decorations with your grandchildren. Make sure to take pictures of everyone while you do it!

Decked-out Mantels

Your fireplace mantel is the perfect place to display all your fall décor. Place your small, painted pumpkins that you made with your grandchildren along your mantle for a fun and festive feel.  String your leaf garland across the mantle to add visual interest! For that final touch, print out the pictures you took of your family while they were crafting the decorations. Put them in frames that fit in with your fall color scheme and display the memories you made this holiday season

Holiday Touches

apples in snow

During your golden years, you shouldn’t have to stress about decorating. Make the holidays easier by using decorations that you can keep up all winter long. Use colors that can do double-duty, like dark greens, reds and golds. For example, put a basket of dark red and green apples on your dining room table as a centerpiece. They will fit in with your look for fall, but will easily transition to the holidays. Using your decorations for multiple seasons saves you time and effort, so you can spend more time playing with your grandchildren or cooking with your family.

Stay Safe In Your Sanctuary

Your Alert1 medical alert system will keep you safe, no matter the weather outside. Having a mobile medical alert system from Alert1 will help you get the help you need, when you need it. Our Circle of Care will reach out to your daughter, son, neighbor or emergency services to respond quickly and get you back on your feet. And thanks to these fall decoration tips, your home will feel warm and cozy, even as the weather turns colder. Your family and friends will all want to spend time in your fall sanctuary!