It’s hard to believe I’m even writing about fall. It’s still hot here in Georgia, but I know it’s coming. Football, tailgates, fall colors, and pumpkins. They will all be here before I know it and I’ve been thinking of making some small changes to the house to get ready. So here’s my inspiration with 12 stunning fall decorating ideas to get started. If I could have a magical fall fairy, I’d ask her to bring all 12 of these!
Fall decorating can be anything from pumpkins to fall floral arrangements. Or it might simply be swapping out pillows for more fall-themed colors or covers. Throw in some delicious fall scented candles and your house will be cozy and ready for fall!
Fall is one of those odd times at our house because it’s still super hot outside. And my fam is more into the Halloween decorating than traditional fall decor. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t add a few things, just until the spookies come out!
Fall Decorating Ideas
Not much screams fall like pumpkins! And they don’t always have to be orange! Isn’t this pumpkin/floral arrangement from A Pumpkin & a Princess genius? She made this beautiful DIY from basic crafting supplies. I definitely see this one in my fall future.
My friend Marly from A Brick Home made the most adorable neutral-colored pumpkins. Grab some fabric that complements your current colors and get your DIY skills on!
I love beads – I made a super inexpensive bead garland a few years ago and it’s still part of my favorite decor. So naturally, this Beaded Pumpkin from DIY With My Guy just had to make this fall decor list!
Wreaths are an easy way to add some fall to the house. And it doesn’t just have to be at the front door. Hang some mini wreaths over a frame, a larger wreath over a mirror, or tiny ones from the backs of your chairs, or even just hang it on the wall like the one below. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box like this stunning beauty from Persia Lou. It’s so simple but so gorgeous with a modern take on a fall wreath.
Or this DIY wheat wreath from Blooming Homestead uses crafting supplies, some trimming and pinning and boom – a perfect rustic DIY fall project. This one would be amazing inside or outside on a front door!
There’s no limit on the creativity you can have when it comes to making fall signs. DIY your favorite saying, image, or stencil onto some scrap wood, frame a gorgeous fall pic, use vinyl to create something – seriously, it’s endless. I’ve seen some adorable DIY’s that range from super simple to a little more complex.
Whatever your skill level, you can make something! One of my faves is from Refresh Living using scrap wood and fun fall words. How cute is this one? She’s even got a library of graphics you can print!
Or check out this super cool DIY from Kristi at Making it in the Mountains. So easy and I love how it’s not meant to be perfect. It’s rustic and fun and you could add any letters you want.
Get some inexpensive pillow covers that you can change out for the seasons like these adorable leaves or pumpkins below. Go with whatever color scheme you currently have going on – toss them on the couch (where they will inevitably end up on the floor like my house) or in a dining room chair. Pick up a set like this and you’ll have 4 new pillow covers!
I use throws year round because I’m the black sheep in my family that is always cold. I get overruled on the temp since the rest of my peeps are hot. Because of this, there’s always a few throws in the living room and on my bed. Throws are an easy way to add some fall color to your house and also keep you comfy!
Flowers aren’t just for spring. In fact, they are perfect for fall decorating. And there is nothing wrong with faux if you’re too busy keeping the fam alive to worry about flowers too. Craft stores can be a gold mine for these, especially if you catch a good sale. Grab a few in your favorite colors, snip the stems if you need to, and add to your favorite vases or planters. Or head to the local garden store and grab some real ones in your favorite colors.
Laura from Pet Scribbles created a unique fall flower arrangement using faux stems and a rusty beer stein – genius!
Or go the more traditional route with simple pumpkins and mums. I love this idea with the leaves on the ground and the gorgeous fall colors.
Banners are an easy way to spruce up the mantel for fall decorating. You can DIY one or buy one depending on how crafty you want to get. I’m loving this whole set up from Sondra Lyn At Home from her DIY banner from leaves and book pages to the pumpkins and deer head. Some people just have it when it comes to decorating mantles and she clearly does!
Or if you’re not into DIY, there’s this one from Amazon which is less than 10 bucks and will transition into Halloween too!
Rustic metals with some fall-inspired florals or decor are perfect for this time of year. You can make your own or find an inexpensive container from a hobby store and add your own dried flowers. This one from A Night Owl is amazing! I love how she ages the new metal and adds a stencil! It’s perfect for the fall.
Head to the dollar store and grab a few things to make your own super cheap DIY fall centerpiece. I used a few floral stems, mason jars I had on hand, and done! Crazy easy, no skill involved, and you have a new centerpiece.
Whites and Deep Colors
Mixing traditional whites and deep fall colors make for a beautiful vignette. Nothing fancy needed – scour an antique store for a cool pitcher or vase, add some fall colored stems, and some pretty little pumpkins.
You can even throw in the most perfect fall framed pic like my friend Wendy from At Lane and High did in her Fall Home Tour last year. I love everything about this display!
Or this one from Heather, the blogger behind Beauty for Ashes – isn’t this white pitcher/sunflower/pumpkin combo just perfect? It’s a perfect way to go from summer to fall and her style is amazing!
And finally, if fall decorating just isn’t in the cards for you this year, no worries. Grab a fall-inspired scented candle and call it good. Pumpkin spice, apple, cranberry – whatever you like best. I drive my husband nuts with the scents sometimes, but it’s just so homey and it makes the house smell amazing!
Here are a few of my favorite fall scented candles:
There are so many easy and fun ways to add fall to your house without going nuts or broke! Whether it’s flowers, metals, signs, or pumpkins, DIY or buy it, you can’t go wrong if you love it. I hope you’ve enjoyed these fall decorating ideas and inspirations!