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The rustic lodge look is a perfect fit fot fall. Blending rustic textures with sophisticated finishes, it's the best of both worlds and can be as formal or informal as you like. This cottage at celebrity hideaway Blackberry Farm perfectly exemplifies the style with a custom-painted wall treatment that resembles sun-bleached pine and luxurious fabrics throughout. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas

Shop thrift stores and garage sales for assorted small frames then fill them with fall sentiments, black-and-white photos and pressed leaves. Design by Layla Palmer

• Place an attractive area rug on the floor. The first steps people take into your home will feel more luxurious and comfortable. • Display fresh scented flowers on a table near the doorway. • Install better lighting in the foyer, and equip all fixtures with dimmers to increase brightness when needed on dreary days.

Splashes of color add a touch of fun to this fall-inspired front porch. Four different-colored Adirondack chairs invite you to take a moment to relax on those cool autumn nights. The look is completed by orange and yellow fall flowers.

Rocking chairs add simplicity and nostalgia to this porch, urging you to sit down and enjoy the autumn weather. Fall colors are brought in with seasonal plants, while extra comfort is added with a simple white porch swing. Decorative pillows add the final touch to this cozy porch, inviting you to take a minute to relax.

Bold pops of color from seasonal flowers and fruits can create an impact, like in this charming patio area. Bright mums bring life to the fall setting, while a simple bowl of fresh cranberries adds that deep red color synonymous with autumn. When entertaining, incorporate these elements into the tablescape and menu, like making a signature drink, to create a cohesive and stunning fall get-together.

Fall doesn't have to have the traditional, muted feel we are used to. A funky, young fall touch is added to this outdoor space by mixing strong pops of orange with contemporary furnishings. The bright lanterns are a playful way to add lighting, while the bright orange pillows are an easy way to incorporate a new color with each season. A fun screen completes the look, making this autumn patio feel like a destination.

How to build a DIY industrial-rustic coffee table

Giving new meaning to the phrase, 'working like a dog,' this Halloween pet costume cleverly repurposes closet castoffs.

Honor your pup's inner goofball with an easy Halloween costume that celebrates his true colors.

Their favorite jacket and a few inexpensive craft materials are all you need to magic up a (cute!) winged Halloween pet costume for your pup.

Serve your guests a delectable bread pudding filled with orange and cranberries and topped with warm salted caramel sauce.

Freshly-cut dahlias tucked into a bark-covered pillar vase are the star of this rustic centerpiece. Cockscombs and sunflowers purchased at a local farmers' market fill in the arrangement.

With a few seasonal touches, a rustic picnic table becomes a show-stopping setting for a fall dinner party

Full of fall flavors, this farm-to-table vegetable soup is as healthy as it is delicious.

Mini white pumpkins make adorable vessels for small, sculptural succulents.

You don't have to go over the top to bring a fall-inspired look to your interior space. Alicia decorated her rustic dining table by placing pumpkins and gourds in a row. A tall vase filled with wheat sits in the center, adding height to the space.

If you like the look of nature in your home — but can't handle the allergies — then use paper instead. Julie Ryan of Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss made a wreath using old book pages. To enhance the theme, she hung a leaf-shaped garland made with book pages and covered old books with black cardstock written on with chalkboard pen.

A white chalkboard brings texture while keeping your living space light and airy. Alicia of Thrifty and Chic made the chalkboard using plywood and reclaimed wood for a rustic look. Spray-painting pumpkins in metallic colors brings in a natural element while adding some shine. Other natural objects, such as deer antlers and pinecones, ground the space.