Anyone who knows this writer knows that fall is one of her favorite times of year.

Not only is the foliage beautiful, but one can enjoy seasonal activities like apple picking, corn mazes, and leaf peeping, while also savoring treats like pumpkin beverages, baked goods, and more. Then of course, there's Halloween and all the fun things that come with the holiday, like ghost stories, haunted houses, spooky movies, costumes, and trick-or-treating. We could go on and on. Fall is a special time of year, and there's nothing quite like it in New England.

For yours truly, the arrival of autumn means that it's time for the decorations to come out. There's nothing better than turning on a seasonal playlist, breaking out your storage bins from the closet, basement, or attic, and decorating your space with sweet and cozy items that convey the vibes of a quintessential New England fall. Go-to decorative staples could be anything from blankets to string lights, pumpkins and gourds, seasonal flowers, table centerpieces, wreaths, and various tabletop knick-knacks. If you're looking to decorate for Halloween specifically, you can go all kinds of angles, but that's a topic for another day.

So, are you looking for some new fall decorations but are unsure where to start? Here are a dozen must-have seasonal items recommended by locals that will get you in the spirit for a cozy New England fall.

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