11 Festive Fall Lighting Ideas + Design Tips For Your Home

Article by BlissLights LLCFri, Sep 16, 22
11 Festive Fall Lighting Ideas + Design Tips For Your Home

As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, you’ll need ample lighting to illuminate your home. You’ll also want your lighting to celebrate the season once the leaves start falling. From string lights to LED strip lights, there are a ton of festive fall lighting ideas to keep you cozy.

Keep reading to find fall decor lighting ideas and learn how to cultivate an ambiance that radiates a warm glow. Plus, you’ll discover design tips to help you make the most of your lighting ideas. With the perfect combination of practicality and imagination, you can create a space for fall just about anywhere.

When can you start decorating for fall?

You can start decorating for fall right after Labor Day weekend, at the beginning of October, or on the first day of November. All are seasonally appropriate choices – it just depends on your enthusiasm for fall. When decorating seasonally, there are no hard and fast decoration rules. It’s your home, and it’s up to you how to cultivate a space that brings you calm and transcendence.

Best places to illuminate in your home for fall

You can illuminate any space in your home for fall. Some classics are your walkway, front door, fireplace mantel, and any cozy nooks you’ve set up.

When you find light ideas that work for your home and your space, your atmosphere will truly feel like you belong there. From spooky red lighting to warm amber hues that match the leaves, you can transform your surroundings in the blink of an eye.

7 festive fall lighting ideas

Below, you’ll find seven festive fall lighting ideas you can try at home. With these light ideas, you’ll shine a sense of fall from your entryway all the way through to the living room.

1. Light up your walkway

While there are a ton of lighting ideas for inside your home, you can also start the fall fun right in your front yard. Lighting up your walkway can add a festive flair to your home’s exterior and guide guests to the doorway.

You can line your walkway with LED path lights and change them to different colors depending on the time of year. In anticipation of Halloween, you can opt for an exuberant orange or a haunting red. When you shed light on your walkway, you create a welcoming atmosphere that beckons guests inward.

2. Illuminate your doorway

After elevating your walkway with lighting, you can focus on the front door itself. Your front door is the portal to your inner world – your sacred space. You can bring this entryway to life with lighted displays surrounding the doorway.

For example, try stacking crates and filling them with LED candles, pumpkins of varying sizes, and fake fallen leaves. Then, you can wrap your shelving in outdoor string lights. You’ve now set the mood for the inside of your home, cultivating the perfect warm, autumnal relaxation space.

3. Brighten your windows

To illuminate your windows and create a charming space indoors and outdoors, you can place LED candles on your window ledges. With LED candles, you’ll replicate the flickery flame of a real candle and still add just as much crisp, cool ambiance to your space. The candle-in-the-window effect can cast your home as a beacon of comfort.

4. Decorate with mason jar lighting

Mason jar lighting is an easy way to add a touch of whimsy to your fall decor. You can fill the jars with LED tealights or string lights nestled in faux orange leaves, pinecones, or acorns. You can also string the individual mason jar lights together and display them over a doorway or scatter them throughout the house. These little touches on an end table or a window ledge can add just the right amount of light and a constant feeling of comfort.

mason jar lighting

5. Impress with mantel lighting

To brighten up your mantel whether there’s a fire burning below or not, you can adorn the ledge with your mason jar lights. You can also add a fall-themed garland as an astonishing homage to the season. This works especially well if you’re considering mantel decor ideas with a TV, as all your decor will stay out of the way. When you illuminate your mantel with lights and seasonal touches, you can play with your space as the seasons change.

6. Illuminate your centerpiece

You can use your lighting to enhance a fall centerpiece. Create a display of fallen amber leaves, pumpkins, and delicate mums, then cast light on the scene to take it to another level. For example, you can rest the BlissRadia on any surface to envelop your centerpiece in a stunning hue of your choosing. You can control your glowing orb from your phone or via voice control as you effortlessly transition between colors. With the BlissRadia, you can literally speak your dream fall ambiance into existence.

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BlissRadia Smart LED Mood Light


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Fall lighting design tips

As you bring your favorite fall lighting ideas to life, keep the below fall lighting design tips in mind.

Light in layers

As the summer sunshine dwindles and pools of light become puddles in the crisp autumn air, you can still cultivate a well-lit space. When you consider different light sources in a room and how you occupy a space, you’ll better understand where you need more light.

For example, at your desk, you’ll need direct task lighting for reading, writing, and replying to emails. When you light in layers, you perfect your surroundings from top to bottom.

Try different lampshades

The lampshades on your lamps can make a big difference. For a more muted glow, more opaque lampshades typically lead to softer lighting. You can also experiment with the color of the lampshade – burnt orange can bring the fall vibes indoors.

cozy fall lamp shade

Opt for color-changing LED bulbs

If you want to stick with a neutral-color lampshade, you can try color-changing LED bulbs instead. With multi-color bulbs, you can change the colors of your lights as the leaves change, matching your space to the four seasons. This way, you can seamlessly move through the year without swapping out your decor.

Incorporate statement lighting

Statement lighting can draw the eye to a focal point in the room while illuminating your space. This can mean a grand chandelier or an avant-garde lamp with an embroidered shade. It can also mean experimenting with color-changing LED lights and laser projectors. Statement lighting is a fantastic decorated lighting choice that can evoke late-afternoon sunsets right within your home.

Take your lighting out of this world

Whether you’re looking for statement lighting to tantalize or mood lighting to enhance a scene, you can always take your lighting out of this world. The Sky Lite Evolve can project an entire galaxy onto your cozy cottage or spacious loft. With voice or app control, you can shine the Evolve in red and purple for a spooktacular October evening. And as fall becomes winter, you can immerse your surroundings in winter blues as the first snowfall blankets the earth.

couple sitting on couch under blisslights evolve in peach

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Create seasonal delights with BlissLights

When decorating for fall, you can use lighting to celebrate the season’s rich color palette of burgundy, orange, and yellow. Your lighting can take you from Halloween to Thanksgiving with a few color-changing tricks too. And with BlissLights, you can make the most of this enchanting time of year with lighting options that elevate your ambiance. Browse the BlissLights collection now to see your favorite season in a whole new light.

About BlissLights

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