Looking for blue and white fall living room decor ideas? Here are nine tips for decorating with orange as an accent color.

blue and white fall decor

Happy almost September.

Can I ask you a question? I want your opinion. Don’t hold back. Tell me like it is.

What do you think of orange?

It’s kind of like the forgotten fall color.

I’ve been looking for ideas for fall and it seems that everyone is all about the blue and the red and the gray and the white for fall decorations this year. We are in such a rush to find new colors to decorate for fall that we forget all about a classic.

Poor orange. Everyone just forgets about it.

It’s like orange is so fall 2005.

But truly? Just between us?

I love a little neutral with my fall. But nothing says fall to me like an orange pumpkin.

Hang in there orange.

I’m on your team.

 

blue and white fall decor pillows

blue and white fall decor living room

Blue and White Fall Living Room Decorating Ideas

When I was planning out fall in the living room, I tried so many different colors.

I tried yellow.

Fine.

I tried maroon.

Sufficient.

I tried just blue and white without any additional accent color.

Yawn.

blue and white fall decor mantel

blue and white fall decor ideas

And then I found these faux bittersweet orange stems.

They were the perfect pop of color among a sea of blue.

I bought every single one that they had and filled a white pitcher on the table in the bay window between the blue and white striped chairs.

blue and white fall decor blue and white striped chair

blue and white fall decor hydrangea

Then I added orange hydrangea stems in a blue and white vase.

Just a little pop of orange here and there. The key to making them look extra cute? Find a vase with a narrow top. There are 2-3 stems in each vase and the narrow top allows them to stand upright and look like little tufts of fall.

I scattered them about the room.

blue and white fall decor ideas

One of the simplest ways to add a little orange?

Mini pumpkins like these.

I just scattered them with white wood beads like these in a blue and white bowl.

There is still tons of blue and white in the living room.

It’s my favorite combination.

But now?

It looks even cuter and extra fall-like with all that orange.

Now that you’ve seen the living room what do you think about orange?

Are you team orange or team over it?

And what colors do you use to decorate for fall?

Neutrals or pops of colors.

If  you want to add a little orange to your fall—here are seven simple tips to make fall a little more colorful:

1. I like orange for fall as an accent color. A few accents in a room can go a long way in adding a touch of fall to your décor. Throw a couple of orange and white checked pillows on the couch, or add a vase of orange leaves to a side table.

2. Orange pumpkins like this super affordable set are the perfect way to add a touch of orange to your décor. You can use them as centerpieces, doorstops, or mixed in with pinecones like I did with this blue bowl (that’s actually on clearance right now).

3. Bring in orange smells, too. Here’s an amazing pumpkin spice diffuser that smells like fall.

4. Add orange with texture, too. Toss an orange throw in a basket or over the back of a couch.

5 . Bring the outdoors inside. One of the best things about fall is the beautiful foliage. Bring some of that natural beauty into your home by placing fall leaves in vases, hanging wreaths on doors, or displaying dried flowers in more subtle colors of orange that are a softer way to introduce the color.

6. Look for small items like napkin rings, candle holders, and vases that can add in little bits of orange like orange eucalyptus leaves, pumpkins, and acorns.

7. Warm up your orange decorating with your lighting. As the days get shorter, it’s important to make sure your home is well-lit. Layer different types of lighting like recessed lights, lamps, and candles to create a warm and inviting space.

Just in case you thought I was only about color—the back of the house is all fall neutral.

But in this living room? When you walk in the front door?

In the middle of blue and white pillows and the blue and white rug and stacks of books and navy bookcases.

In the middle of all that?

I’m so happy this showed up.

I know, right?

Orange with a side of orange on top.

I love you, orange.

Welcome to 2022.

Orange & White Fall Decor

  1. orange berry wreath
  2. pumpkin spice diffuser
  3. orange hydrangea
  4. blue and white bowl
  5. blue and white pumpkins
  6. mini orange pumpkins
  7. orange and white check pillow
  8. blue and white vase
  9. orange throw
  10. orange pumpkins

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Comments

    1. Image for Linda Linda

      Hello, well you are so right in the Beautiful color orange. I would say Orange and blue pillows for the couch and a ottoman in burnt orange. Perhaps shades of orange For a rug, and a wreath for inside with fall colors working alot with Orange Thank you for bringing out the happy orange, perhaps you can actually use it all the time!

  1. Image for Betsy Betsy

    You’re the best!!! I’m ready for fall and I’ve been waiting for you to rescue my desire for some orange. How about the bittersweet stems? Do you have a source for them?

  2. Image for Suzi Wollman Suzi Wollman

    Wow, KariAnn! What a beautiful combination. Yes, I like orange. In fact, my own fall decor is orange, white, and "brown" textures (you know, wood accents). I particularly like blonde wood with the orange and white. I think sometimes people don't use orange because of its strong connection to Hallowe'en (which I detest). Thanks again and again. I look forward to your posts every day!

  3. Image for PJ PJ

    My high school colors were orange and blue (Go, Hatters!), so I definitely am with you on Team Orange, and think that orange is the perfect complement to blue. I love the look of bittersweet, but would remind your readers that faux is the way to go. Bittersweet is highly invasive and is strangling our beautiful trees here in the Northeast. Have a wonderful day, KariAnne!

  4. Image for Louann Louann

    Lovely! Please try some orange pillows……a little extra color! Have orange and blue on our deck and in front yard, too! These colors together truly POP! Okieland and Texas are burning to a crisp…..time for FALL !!!!!!!!

  5. Image for Susan McKim Susan McKim

    Blue and orange is superb! Looks so eye catching. And the way you have decorated the blue and white room is done perfectly. I’ve had a blue/orange Pinterest board for years because the two colors go together so well.

  6. Image for Debra Wostmann Debra Wostmann

    Absolutely love the color orange. I have pops of it around my home almost all year long. And crazy as it seems I painted my front door a rustic orange this summer so I'm all set for fall!

  7. Image for Connie Callahan Connie Callahan

    I love the orange. I have always used oranges, golds & reds for fall. That’s what fall is. It’s beautiful with your blue & white.

  8. Image for Ellenann Ellenann

    I’m so typically a blue & white kind of gal. Orange was never a favorite color of mine but I have to say, what you’ve done with it is beautiful! You nailed it!

  9. Image for Maris Sofra Maris Sofra

    The orange looks beautiful. Of course orange is a great fall color. It's everywhere in nature in the fall! However, the reason it looks so awesome with blue is that it is directly across from it on the color wheel. I think that's called 'complimentary ... Maybe cuz you'll get so many compliments when you MPlayer them together! ❤ But colors opposite like that look wonderful together. Well, hugs...off to get some faux winterberries!

  10. Image for Diana Diana

    One year I was doing a Women's Dinner table and I pulled out some blue and orange fabric and added dishes of blue to the table. I was so surprised that it went together so well. So I am a big fan. I love how you don't overdo decorating. I tend to decorate anything that doesn't move. Your touches of color are perfect.

  11. Image for Pam Pam

    Truth - I do not like orange! I know I’m in the minority this time of year but the color does not look good on me and I’ve never like to decorate using it! That being said- you, KariAnn, can make even any color work and look amazing! I love the touches of orange with the blue and white! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  12. Image for CRISTIE A MORTON CRISTIE A MORTON

    Truth.? Orange is one of my Top all time favorite colors.. Not necessarily Bright Orange but in the family. And another Truth.. Your probably not gonna like this.. 😔 But my least favorite color is Blue.. Don't be mad, your home is beautiful! I love it all, really. 💖

  13. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Looove the love! You are the queen of decorating! Unfortunately, I'm the odd man out! I do not like orange. Must be my coloring or something. HOWEVER, I do love bittersweet. If it's more to the red or russet side, it's acceptable. But I do love what you've done. As always. Come on fall! 😍

  14. Image for Celeste Celeste

    In general, orange is my least favorite color. Not one piece of clothing in orange. But, I do love to pull out some dusty, faded orange pillows (yes I bought them like that!) for my living room in the Fall. Since my other predominant accent color is turquoise against warm gray, much like your blue and white, the little spots of orange pumpkins and leaves scattered around really stand out. Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it, alas except the color orange. Thanks for the inspiration. I'll be on the look out for lovely orange leaves to put in my turquoise glass jars.

  15. Image for Kris Kris

    I like orange for fall decorating ... along with gold and crimson and a little green to balance it all out. Like you say, a little bit of these strong colors goes a long way. I prefer a natural autumn decor scheme--bring on the leaves and pumpkins, and yes, I also like your bittersweet stems.

  16. Image for Sharon Sharon

    The orange looks stunning with the blue in your home. I like that you just added it in small amounts and it's not overdone. I have moved away from orange since using more neutrals, but maybe I will try adding a little bit back this fall. I have the same type of artificial bittersweet and didn't really know what to do with it. I love how you used it on your mantel.

  17. Image for Karen Mary Karen Mary

    Stealing this idea for our blue and white living room. I used to not like orange at all, but now (in the fall, at least), I like it a lot! (Still don't like red, though.) Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

  18. Image for Patti Patti

    I have been a subscriber for years and all of a sudden I've stopped receiving your blog emails! Help! You are my favorite design source. Plus, I looooove your writing. I consider you a friend! Please re-subscribe me.

  19. Image for Vicki Vicki

    I have never liked orange very much either, but I love it in your blue and white living room (which I love anyway), especially on the mantle. My 11-year old granddaughter chose turquoise and orange for the colors in her room in their new house, and it looks wonderful! Blew my mind! Thanks for all your inspiration!

  20. Image for Peg Peg

    Orange and blue are complementary colors and I've always adored the combination, particularly denim jeans and an orange top!! Love, love your living room!!! xoxo

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