Fall Blanket Ladder Decor: Easy & Quick

Quick and easy fall blanket ladder decor. Add pumpkins, fall colors, and natural elements to greet the season with style!

navy chairs blanket ladder shelves in living room

Fall is almost here. We have turned the corner into September, and before we know it, the first day of autumn will be upon us. Today’s post is part of our 20 Minute Decorating series, a monthly feature that focuses on quick and easy decor that can help you update your home in no time. For this month, I focused on the basket blanket ladder that leans on the wall in our living room. I’ve had it for a few years, and it’s the perfect place to add seasonal decor.

living room with shelves and blanket ladder

Fall Blanket Ladder Decor Inspiration

The inspiration for this fall blanket ladder decor is the cozy gold throw blanket I scored during the Nordstrom sale. The listing on their website says it’s “olive bronze,” but I would call it a true harvest gold. The basket above the gold throw is filled with velvet pumpkins and fresh eucalyptus.

fall blanket ladder in living room

The pumpkins are velvet, because it’s way to early to find real ones…and the colors vary from navy blue, to beige, to ivory. The seeded eucalyptus will dry beautifully, so it can stay there until it starts to crumble. When that happens, I can easily replace it. 

fall blanket ladder decor in living room

The sunflowers right now are absolutely beautiful…and every time I walk in the grocery store, there they are.  They are impossible to resist, so I’ve had sunflowers in the house for the past few weeks. Adding them to a couple of pitchers on the shelf, along with some more seeded eucalyptus, finished dressing this corner of the living room for fall. 

shelves with pitchers in living room

So far, the ideas I’ve shared for 20 Minute Decorating have not taken 20 minutes. This fall blanket ladder decor is no different. After I rounded up the pumpkins from the basement, it literally took about 10 minutes. My focus for the next month or so will be sharing ideas for autumn decor that are quick and easy…so stay tuned. My email subscribers are the first to know everything, so if you would like to join us, click the button at the end of the post. 

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*The chairs do not look navy because the sun was pouring in the window the day I took the photographs. They really are a nice, true shade of navy blue. 

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  1. Kathy Lux says:

    Never mind🤦🏻‍♀️. I should have read your responses to others first!

  2. Kathy Lux says:

    How tall is your ladder? And where did you find the baskets that fit so nicely? Did your ladder come with those or did you add them later….love that idea so much. Thank you!!

  3. Can you please share where you got the basket for your ladder? Thanks!

    1. Hi Annette…the baskets came with the ladder as a set. Thanks!

      1. Would you have a link or suggestion for obtaining the ladder?

  4. Catherine says:

    It looks lovely and inviting as usual. Where do you find the seeded eucalyptus please? I love the softness that brings to your decor.

    1. Hi Catherine…I get the seeded eucalyptus at my local Kroger store. They started carrying it last year and they almost always have it. Thank you!

      1. Catherine says:

        Thanks for the response. We don’t have Kroger where we live in NC so I might have to find a nice faux.

  5. Ah, sunflowers are just the loveliest fall decors! I just love your collection of DIY ideas, can bring a lot of creativity into ones home.

  6. Sue Mellette says:

    Thank you, Ann, for your Fall Display. I love what you do with décor. I have a question. I love your prints. What program do you use to transform your own pictures into watercolor pics. They are amazing. Thanks, Sue Mellette

    1. Hi Sue…I take the pictures with my camera and tripod, and then edit them in Photoshop. It’s a process and some turn out better than others! Thank you so much, Ann

  7. KittyLuvr says:

    Those velvet pumpkins were the perfect touch…they caught my eye so much so that I had to scroll back for a second look!! I will ordering a beautiful set in teal, cream and gold….Your tips and ideas are just the best! Always affordable but there’s something “Ann-awesome” about each post!

  8. Ann, I love the blanket ladder. I especially, like the use of changing out seasonal decor with the blanket ladder being the backdrop. Genius idea that inspired me to go search for a blanket ladder!! Thank you so much.

  9. The contrast of the sunflowers with the throw and blue pumpkins is so pretty.Love that your decorating is simple and easy.

  10. Elaine Birdsong says:

    I love how a few changes can make one feel ready to ease into the Fall Season.
    So pretty.

  11. I’m such a fan of your blog. While you have a large, beautifully decorated and high-end home, your love of simplicity and (at least seemingly) stress free outlook with regard to your decor, is an inspiration to those of us who struggle with our small, not-so-beautifully-decorated and definitely not high-end homes. Thank you so much.

    1. Hi Pat…thank you for this lovely comment. I do try to share simple ideas because we certainly don’t need to be stressed about our homes. They should be a place of refuge and peace, no matter what. Enjoy these autumn days, Ann