65 Fall Decor Ideas for an Autumn-Inspired Home

Kristin Hohenadel
65 Fall Decor Ideas for an Autumn-Inspired Home

Fall decor can be as simple as bringing the outdoors inside by hanging a wreath in the window; decorating the mantel with a seasonal garland; arranging a display of pumpkins in the entryway; or layering your bed, sofa, window seat, or armchairs with extra throw pillows and blankets in cozy textiles in autumnal shades of rust, mustard, brown, or crimson. Take advantage of this autumnal decorating opportunity to make your home a cozier and more inviting place to nest while temperatures begin to drop with these festive fall decor ideas in a range of styles and settings to suit your decor and your mood.

  • 01 of 65

    Change the Bedding

    fall bed linens

    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Margaret Austin Photo

    Swap out white sheets for fall shades such as orange or mustard to signal the change of seasons. Cathie Hong Interiors warmed up the white walls in this Northern California bedroom with terracotta sheets and organic beige and brown accents. A mushroom-shaped bedside lamp adds a woodsy fall-inspired note.

  • 02 of 65

    Drape a Fall Garland

    fall garland on a mantel

    Brexton Cole Interiors

    A large leafy faux garland is a fall decor staple that can add autumn notes to a mantel, doorframe, dining table, or headboard. Brexton Cole Interiors decorated the top of this non-working fireplace with a garland that complements the eclectic space.

  • 03 of 65

    Set a Minimalist Table

    minimalist fall table decor
     Siham Mazouz / French By Design

    If you live in a minimalist home, don’t feel you have to go overboard with fall decor to make a statement. This fall table setting from Siham Mazouz of French By Design features a white tablecloth, miniature white pumpkins, linen napkins, olive branches, and gray candles in vintage brass candlesticks to create a chic and understated ambiance perfect for entertaining.

  • 04 of 65

    Style a Fall Bar Cart

    Fall bar cart
     Modern Glam

    You don’t have to decorate the whole house to create a fall mood. Modern Glam styled this fun, festive bar cart for autumn with votive candles, white antlers, and a shiny copper ice bucket.

  • 05 of 65

    Fill a Basket With Leaves

    foraged branches in floor baskets

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

    Filling a vase with foraged branches is a free and affordable way to decorate for fall, but you can tuck branches in unexpected spots to give your fall decor a spontaneous and unplanned feel. Leanne Ford Interiors filled woven floor baskets with leafy branches to create an effortless fall ambiance in this rustic chic cabin interior.

  • 06 of 65

    Swap Seasonal Dishtowels

    fall pear dish towels

    Liz Marie Blog

    Add seasonal flair to your kitchen decor with fall-themed dish towels. Liz Marie Blog chose to highlight seasonal pears with these black-and-white illustrated dish towels that have a vintage feel that complements the farmhouse kitchen.

  • 07 of 65

    Fill a Cloche With Corks

    Fall mantel with wine corks cloche display
     Michael Marquand / Getty Images

    Celebrate the autumn grape harvest by upcycling all those wine corks you’ve been popping, piling them into a glass cloche to create a decorative mantel display. Complete the picture with a vase of dried flowers, berries, or leaves, a couple of vintage books, and candlesticks to add height.




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  • 08 of 65

    Add an Extra Blanket

    fall blankets
     Erin Williamson Design

    Choose a bold plaid or check blanket to add warmth to a fall bedroomErin Williamson Design added blue and black matching blankets at the foot of each bed of this twin bedroom to add a vibrant fall-inspired note.

  • 09 of 65

    Use a Letter Board Sign

    coffee station with fall decor

    Modern Glam

    Pimp your kitchen coffee station for fall with a few simple and affordable decor elements that celebrate the season. Modern Glam decorated this coffee cart with pumpkins, a wood bowl full of shiny red apples, and a letter board sign with a cheerful fall message that can be changed throughout the year.

  • 10 of 65

    Create an Edible Still Life

    Autumn still life
     Sarsmis / Getty Images

    Celebrate the abundance of the harvest season by creating your own edible still life. Use seasonal produce like baby pumpkins, pomegranates, purple grapes, and apples. Light it as beautifully as an oil painting with scattered candles. Store fruit in a decorative wooden box or other repurposed containers you find around the house, and amp up the drama by arranging your edible still life on a mix of platters and pedestal stands to vary height and interest.

  • 11 of 65

    Use Preserved Flowers

    fall mantel with preserved flowers

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Styling by Hilary Robertson / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

    Preserved summer flowers are perfect fodder for fall decorating. Leanne Ford Interiors decorated this formal dining room with bunches of dried hydrangeas and branches in a large bowl on the table and scattered in vases and vessels of varying heights on the mantel.

  • 12 of 65

    Try Velvet Throw Pillows

    Fall colored throw pillows on a sofa.
     KatarzynaBialasiewicz / Getty Images

    Fall is velvet weather, so why not do a quick, budget-friendly seasonal change on your neutral-toned, all-season living room. Swap out summery throw pillows with cotton velvet in shades of rust, mustard, and green, and trade breezy fair weather curtains for heavier autumn drapes.

  • 13 of 65

    Sprinkle in Some Gold

    fall table with gold accents

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    In a neutral space, you only need a few small seasonal touches to make an impression. Emily Henderson Design added a wheat stalk wreath, gold-toned stemware, and a mix of gleaming golden and flat white pumpkins to this black-and-white dining room to create the kind of all-purpose fall decor that works throughout the season and makes every meal feel like a celebration.

  • 14 of 65

    Add Rustic Chic Touches

    rustic chic fall decor ideas

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    A room with wood paneled walls or a wood-burning stove already screams fall. Emily Henderson Design gilded the lily in this cozy family room with a few extra rustic chic touches like extra pillows and throws on the sofa, a scented candle, and a vase full of vibrant fall branches.

  • 15 of 65

    Make a Leafy Wall Hanging

    DIY fall decor ideas

    A Beautiful Mess

    If you enjoy a little DIY, get crafty and make a simple seasonal wall hanging that you can trot out every autumn. Laura Gummerman at A Beautiful Mess made a colorful felt leaf wall hanging to add some fall charm to an autumnal side table vignette that can be scaled up or down depending on your space.

  • 16 of 65

    Try a Neutral Centerpiece

    Fall decor ideas

    Craftberry Bush

    Decorate your dining table with a neutral centerpiece that you can leave up after the leftovers have been eaten up and before it’s time to start contemplating Christmas. Craftberry Bush created a generous neutral-hued fall centerpiece by filling an empty hurricane lantern with white pumpkins, white roses, dried wheat stalks, and gourds.

  • 17 of 65

    Keep It Casual

    fall entryway decor ideas

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Sometimes you have everything you need to add a touch of fall decor to your home. Emily Henderson Design scattered this airy entryway with a few seasonal pumpkins and a vase of branches, allowing fall clothes and accessories in burnt orange and shades of brown to add a dose of seasonal color.

  • 18 of 65

    Add Forsythia Branches

    simple fall decor ideas

    Heidi Caillier Design

    An ode to fall can be as simple as placing a vase of branches on the kitchen table. Heidi Caillier Design piled a generous bunch of autumnal branches in a clear vase to bring in a natural element to this neutral-toned eat-in kitchen.

  • 19 of 65

    Decorate the Reading Nook

    reading corner decorated for fall

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Fall is a time to look around the house and make every nook and cranny just a little bit warmer, cozier, and more inviting. Emily Henderson Design cozied up this reading corner for fall with a rust-colored throw pillow, a leafy wreath, and a pompom throw in a creamy hue.

  • 20 of 65

    Add Cozy Textures

    Fall decor ideas

    Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona

    Swapping out throw pillows on your bed or sofa is an easy way to change the look and feel of your room come fall. Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona added cozy layered bedding and jewel-toned velvet throw pillows to get her bedroom fall-ready.

  • 21 of 65

    Use What You Have

    fall kitchen decor

    Design by Jersey Ice Cream Co / Photo by Skye McAlpine

    Fall is about simple pleasures. Jersey Ice Cream Co displayed fall fruit on a small cake stand on the countertop and hung shiny copper pots on the wall of this cozy kitchen for a cozy autumn ambiance that doesn’t make a fuss.

  • 22 of 65

    Follow a Woodland Theme

    fall-themed wall mural

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    If fall is your favorite season, you can create autumnal vibes in your bedroom with a wall mural of bare trees or woodland themes. Emily Henderson Design went big with a wall mural, but you can If you don’t want to commit to a wall mural, try peel-and-stick removable wallpaper.

  • 23 of 65

    Accent With Autumn Shades

    guest room fall decor

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Refresh your guest room for fall by layering in comfy throw pillows and blankets in autumnal shades. Emily Henderson Design accented this cozy wood-paneled guest room with textiles in mustard and royal blue.

  • 24 of 65

    Play With Patterns

    easy fall decor ideas

    Heidi Caillier Design

    Layer in a mix of plaids and check patterns to add fall vibes to any space. Heidi Caillier Design added fall throw pillows to a mud room decorated with floral wallpaper to create a subtle nod to fall.

  • 25 of 65

    Use Darker Accents

    Fall bedroom decor ideas

    Ashley Montgomery Design

    Add some dried branches or flowers in burnished tones, dark wood antique accents, and moody textiles to create a fall feeling in a room with white walls, like this bedroom from Ashley Montgomery Design.

  • 26 of 65

    Add a Velvet Slipcover

    Fall decor ideas

    Christy Q. Photo / Cathie Hong Interiors

    Fall is a melancholy season full of moody weather and a feeling of wanting to slow down, settle in, and cocoon. Cathie Hong Interiors complemented the dark green-blue walls of this condo bedroom with a forest green velvet headboard and shades of green on the bed that is extra cozy come fall.

  • 27 of 65

    Swap Out the Artwork

    Fall kitchen decor ideas

    Ashley Montgomery Design

    An easy way to signal the change of seasons and lend a fall mood to a neutral kitchen is to rotate out the artwork. Ashley Montgomery Design leaned a dark floral framed painting against the backsplash for an effortless look that can easily be swapped out as the seasons change.

  • 28 of 65

    Use Warm Lighting

    Fall decor ideas

    Nick Glimenakis / AHG Interiors

    Warm lighting is a mood-booster when the days shorten and darken come fall. AHG Interiors chose warm wall sconces to create an inviting amber glow in this cozy combo living room and dining space.

  • 29 of 65

    Fill a Pot With Leaves

    Fall decor ideas

    My 100 Year Old Home

    Place a vintage vessel filled with seasonal fruit or leaves by the window to create a homey fall feeling in any room in the house. My 100 Year Old Home piled a shiny vintage copper pot with bright orange autumn leaves that catch the light during daytime and add a cheerful seasonal note to this farmhouse interior.

  • 30 of 65

    Add a Moody Carpet

    moody fall decor ideas

    Jenn Pablo Studio

    As the light dwindles with the onset of fall, embrace the darkness by swapping out your kitchen rug for something with a moodier hue. Jenn Pablo Studio chose a dark patterned rug for this bright neutral kitchen that sets the mood without adding traditional fall colors.

  • 31 of 65

    Display Bare Branches

    minimalist fall decor ideas

    Design by Calimia Home / Photo by Jeanne Canto

    Fill a vase full of foraged branches for a chic, eco-friendly way to introduce a fall note to a neutral interior. Calimia Home displayed tall black branches in a simple white vase to add a low key nod to the bare branch beauty of late fall.

  • 32 of 65

    Create a Tonal Palette

    Fall decor ideas

    Nick Glimenakis / AHG Interiors

    For a rich, tonal look, layer different shades and finishes of a classic fall color like orange. AHG Interiors mixed a tufted rust-colored velvet headboard with burnt orange linens, a chunky knit blanket in deep rust, and a shiny copper lamp with midcentury modern style that brings the color story together.

  • 33 of 65

    Style a Fall Bookcase

    Fall decor ideas

    Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona

    Restyling your bookcase as seasons change is a quick and simple fall refresh that doesn’t require you to buy anything new. Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made by Carmona rearranged her built-in living room bookcase for fall by gathering earth-toned books in beiges and browns from around the house, then adding in some art and seasonal greens for good measure.

  • 34 of 65

    Use Neutral Accessories

    organic fall decor

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Choose neutral accessories to create fall decor that will work seamlessly in light and bright modern spaces. Emily Henderson Design decorated this living room coffee table with neutral decor in natural materials, like pale pumpkin decorations, a scented candle in an amber glass, and an olive wood vase filled with branches, for an easy and organic feel.

  • 35 of 65

    Decorate the Bath Corner

    Fall decor ideas

    Vanessa Lentine / Mindy Gayer Design Co.

    Decorate your bathroom for fall to give your space a seasonal lift. Mindy Gayer Design Co. added fall vibes to the bathroom with a vintage rug, an antique wooden stool, and a vase of dried flowers on the ledge above the bathtub.

  • 36 of 65

    Mix Plaid With Jewel Tones

    Fall decor ideas

    JK Interior Living

    Layer in plaid accessories like throw pillows, blankets, table cloths, placemats, napkins, of dish towels to add fall vibes around the house. JK Interior Living dressed up this mudroom with throw pillows in jewel tone checks and plaids, a no-fail fall-has-arrived combination.

  • 37 of 65

    Add Vintage Wall Decor

    fall wall decor

    Heidi Caillier Design

    If you’re looking for wall decor ideas to create a fall mood, why not skip the seasonal decorations and choose something more permanent that will remind you of fall when it’s in season, but work year round. Heidi Caillier Design hung a midcentury modern wall sconce with a leafy design on the wall of this moody bathroom that echoes the brass hardware of the sink while adding vintage charm.

  • 38 of 65

    Choose Bright Jewel Tones

    Fall decor ideas

    A Crafted Chen

    Fill a shiny silver bowl with colorful velvet pumpkins for a quick and easy fall refresh. A Crafted Chen put an uplifting modern spin on living room fall decor by piling velvet pumpkins in a silver bowl placed on top of stacks of brightly hued coffee table books.

  • 39 of 65

    Add a Blanket Ladder

    living room blanket ladder

    Design by Emily Henderson and Priscilla Frost / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Load up a decorative ladder with cozy blankets in a mix of colors or patterns and lean it against the wall to add practical decor that’s right for cooler weather. Emily Henderson and Priscilla Frost layered an arched blanket ladder with fall blankets in shades of blue and rust to match the decor of this rustic basement family room for nights of cuddling up by the fire.

  • 40 of 65

    Stage Your Dining Table

    Fall decor ideas

    My 100 Year Old Home

    Cheer up an off-duty dining room table by staging it for your next festive occasion well ahead of time. Blogger Leslie Saeta from My 100 Year Old Home likes to keep her farmhouse dining room table set even when not in use. She staged it for fall with autumnal decor including a centerpiece composed of velvet pumpkins and faux greenery displayed in a vintage brick mold.

  • 41 of 65

    Rotate Your Towels

    fall bathroom towels

    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Margaret Austin Photo

    A simple way to give your bathroom a subtle seasonal refresh is to swap out white towels for earth tones in an autumn palette. Cathie Hong Interiors warmed up this minimalist bathroom with a display of towels in an ombre of autumnal oranges and browns.

  • 42 of 65

    Light Some Candles

    taper candles fall colors

    Ryann Miller for Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Light your living room with candles to create a cozy feel on a darkening fall afternoon or chilly evening. Ryann Miller for Emily Henderson Design lit taper candles in on the coffee table and wall sconce that complement the rich autumnal tones of this cozy living room.

  • 43 of 65

    Style the Sideboard

    sideboard with fall decor

    My 100 Year Old Home

    Decorate sideboards and console tables in living rooms, dining rooms, entryways, and other pass-through spaces with fall decor to spread the autumn vibes throughout the house. My 100 Year Old Home added a tall vase of faux white flowers and decorated a vintage cake plate with velvet pumpkins in fall colors to decorate this formal dining room sideboard.

  • 44 of 65

    Display Vintage Books

    fall mantel decor

    Inspired By Charm

    Vintage books and decor objects sourced at flea markets or yard sales will add character to a fall display. Inspired By Charm stacked orange-colored vintage books picked up at an antique store for $1 on a red brick mantel and layered in a folksy turkey tray, a pumpkin figurine, gold-toned votives, and a few fall leaves to complete the vignette.

  • 45 of 65

    Mix Wheat + Eucalptus

    simple fall mantel decor

    Thistlewood Farms

    Decorate a neutral farmhouse mantel with natural materials for a cohesive look. Thistlewood Farms created a simple and affordable fall mantelpiece with dried wheat, eucalyptus, and white LED pillar candles.

  • 46 of 65

    Include Some Pumpkin Art

    fall pumpkin painting

    Inspired By Charm

    Switch out a bookshelf vignette or gallery wall with simple artwork that sings the pleasures of fall for an easy autumn makeover. Inspired By Charm styled built-in shelving for fall with the addition of a simple framed pumpkin painting that adds dimension and can be brought out every year.

  • 47 of 65

    Hang Wreaths Indoors

    Fall decor ideas

    My 100 Year Old Home

    Hang wreaths in your front windows to create a festive feel indoors that is visible from outside. My 100 Year Old Home hung a trio of autumn leaf wreaths in the windows above the sofa, and piled her coffee and side tables with a jumble of pumpkins, pine cones and berry sprigs to create a festive fall feel.

  • 48 of 65

    Create a Kids’ Corner

    kid-friendly fall decor

    Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Decorate a small bookcase in a kids room, playroom, or family room with fall decor, games, books, or toys to help children celebrate the joys of the season. Emily Henderson Design styled this kid-height bookcase with all of autumn’s highlights, including stuffed pumpkins, turkeys, and a fall harvest wreath.

  • 49 of 65

    Embrace Texture

    Fall decor ideas

    K Shan Design

    Fall is the perfect time to embrace texture. Swap bare summer floors for a cozy area rug, like this geometric black-and-white tufted rug in a living room from K Shan Design.

  • 50 of 65

    Decorate With Urns

    vintage urns decorated with fall pumpkins

    Maison de Cinq

    Use vintage vessels like urns of various shapes and heights to create a sense of history in a modern space. Maison de Cinq created a neutral ode to fall by filling vintage French urns with white pumpkins and hydrangeas.

  • 51 of 65

    Decorate With Fall Fruit

    Fall decor ideas

    Craftberry Bush

    Decorate a fall table with seasonal fruit that doubles as decor and dessert. Craftberry Bush created a simple fall table with pomegranates, pears, greenery, and shiny copper jugs assembled to look effortless and inviting. A black and white plaid tablecloth adds a sophisticated fall note.

  • 52 of 65

    Display a Jar of Wheat

    fall living room decor

    Musings By Madison

    A jar of wheat stalks will make any room look a little more autumnal. Musings By Madison created a fall-themed side table centered around a vase of dried wheat stalks that complements the light neutral decor.

  • 53 of 65

    Put Out a Bowl of Apples

    Fall decor ideas

    My 100 Year Old Home

    Treat your kitchen island like a farmer’s market display table by decorating it with seasonal produce. My 100 Year Old Home decorated this modern farmhouse kitchen with a mix of faux greenery and fresh fruit like pumpkins and a big rustic wooden bowl full of apples for a homey feel.

  • 54 of 65

    Decorate the Mudroom

    mudroom decorated for fall

    Finding Lovely

    Decorate the mudroom so that you can enjoy a hit of fall splendor as you come and go. Finding Lovely refreshed this bright neutral mudroom for fall with nothing more than an oversized bunch of bright and colorful autumn leaves and a small pumpkin.

  • 55 of 65

    Decorate With Mushrooms

    wooden mushroom door stop for fall

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

    Decorate a neutral interior with rustic fall accents in neutral materials and natural finishes that celebrate iconic fall symbols like the humble mushroom. Leanne Ford Interiors chose an oversized wooden mushroom doorstop that complements the painted white floors and back door and lends fall vibes to this rustic interior.

  • 56 of 65

    Accent With Red and Gold

    simple fall decor ideas

    Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona

    In a dark and moody living room, gold and red accents will stand out and shine with fall spirit. Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona filled a trio of gold-dipped glass vases with crimson autumn leaves, a simple, inexpensive, earth-friendly nod to the season that brings the outdoors inside.

  • 57 of 65

    Embrace Dark Florals

    dark floral kitchen wallpaper

    Design by Cecilia Casagrande Interiors / Photo by Sean Litchfield

    As the days grow shorter, embrace a moodier vibe with dark florals. Cecilia Casagrande Interiors hung Dutch Masters-inspired wallpaper by Ellie Cashman that feels right for fall but looks great at any time of year. For something less permanent, try some dark floral patterned throw pillows.

  • 58 of 65

    Embrace Earth Tones

    earth tone living room

    Design by Leanne Ford Interiors / Styling by Hilary Robertson / Photo by Amy Neunsinger

    Embracing earth tones will give your space a warm and inviting feel that will be especially welcome come fall. Leanne Ford Interiors layered rust and burnt orange tones that add depth and give this living room a cozy feel.

  • 59 of 65

    Choose Sepia Tones

    Fall decor ideas

    My 100 Year Old Home

    Use weathered finishes and sepia tones to create a soothing take on fall decor. My 100 Year Old Home decorated the entryway with a vignette of dried leaves, vintage books, and china pumpkins in complementary weathered tones, posed on a shabby chic side table for a relaxed and nostalgic farmhouse feel.

  • 60 of 65

    Layer Leafy Garlands

    easy fall farmhouse decor

    Liz Marie Blog

    Fall decor doesn’t have to be complicated to make an impression. Liz Marie Blog layered a few strands of store-bought garlands with golden fall leaves on the mantel, then added a few branches in a vase on the nearby coffee table for a simple, streamlined fall farmhouse look. The key to making this simple decor idea work is using oversized garlands and layering them to create volume.

  • 61 of 65

    Set the Stage

    modern fall decor ideas

    Design by Emily Henderson / Styling by Emily Bowser / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    Clear away clutter and off-season decor so that you can do more with less. Emily Henderson Design decorated this living room with simple fall touches like a vase of colorful leaves and a scented candle that take pride of place on the coffee table; a modern fall plaid throw pillow; and a wheat wreath on the far wall that work together to send a clear message without a lot of fanfare or fuss.

  • 62 of 65

    Decorate With Amber Glass

    fall decor with amber glass

    Inspired By Charm

    Amber glass catches the light and creates a warm fall glow. Inspired By Charm decorated this living room with amber glass jars on the mantel, built-in bookcases, and coffee table that add warmth and coziness to the space.

  • 63 of 65

    Fill a Vase With Pine Cones

    fall pine cone decor ideas

    Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona

    Fill a glass vase, bowl, cloche, or other vessel with pine cones for a fall look that can carry you through winter. Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona filled a gold ombre hurricane lamp with glittery gold pine cones to add seasonal vibes to a living room side table.

  • 64 of 65

    Scatter Small Touches

    fall kitchen decor ideas

    Finding Lovely

    Add a touch of fall spirit to your interior without making a fuss by scattering small decor touches throughout the room. Finding Lovely decorated the kitchen for autumn by hanging a small wheat wreath from a vintage ribbon in the window and attaching a small bunch of strawberry corn to the back of the kitchen island bar stools.

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    Decorate With Lanterns

    gold lanterns fall decor

    Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona

    Come fall, bring those hurricane lanterns indoors to warm up your living room coffee table, mantel, or the base of your fireplace. Blogger Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona decorated the coffee table with shiny gold-tone lanterns filled with candles and fall leaves to create a simple nod to fall.

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