Fall Decor Ideas You Need to Try

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It’s Fall Decor season. I’m thrilled to share with you some delightful fall decor ideas that will infuse your living spaces with the cozy charm of this beautiful season. Grab your pumpkins, chunky knits, and a pumpkin candle; then, meet me back here as I’m sharing some ideas to decorate your home with festive autumnal touches.

photo collage of four beautifully decorate spaces for fall and autumn.

As the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp, there’s something undeniably magical about the arrival of fall. Don’t you just love how nature paints a breathtaking landscape of warm hues? Well, that’s not all – it’s the perfect time to sprinkle some of that enchantment into our homes too!

Whether you start your “pumpkin spice season” now or wait until the official start of the season, chances are you have given it some thought. If you are looking for some new ideas or just find the process daunting, I thought it might be helpful to share some of my fall decor favorites. I’ve put together a list of inspiring ideas, easy DIYs, and no-fuss ways to get your home ready for the season. Inspiration abounds!

Fall is a season that sparks creativity like no other. From crafting rustic centerpieces to designing your own autumn wreaths, there are endless opportunities to unleash your imagination and create decor pieces that reflect your unique style. The best part? You don’t need to be a crafting expert! These ideas are easy, fun, and accessible to everyone – no advanced DIY skills required. So, let your creativity run wild and watch your home transform into a canvas of autumnal wonders.

Want more? Check out these tips and tricks on how to create a cozy fall aesthetic.

If you want to read more about any of the fall decor projects below, they are all linked to blog posts with more information, photos, and inspiration. Be sure to click through to read more about any that inspire you.

Looking for Halloween decor inspiration? Then this post with my best halloween decor ideas for spooky season is for you!

photo collage of beautifully decorate spaces for fall and autumn.

Dress Up Your Front Porch

Adorn your door with a festive wreath, add some mums to your planters, and toss in a few pumpkins in varying shapes and colors for good measure. That’s all you need for instant autumnal curb appeal.

front porch area decorated for fall with mums and pumpkins.
a black metal bench with a throw, mums and pumpkins.

Make a Wreath with Foraged Finds

I used balls from my sweetgum tree, but you can use almost any foraged find to create a unique and rustic wreath that’s perfect for your home. If you want to dress it up, hand it with a colorful ribbon for a fun and vibrant touch!

a wreath made of Sweetgum balls hung with a black ribbon.
close up of a Sweetgum ball wreath for fall.

DIY Feather Wreath

Learn how to make this DIY Feather Wreath for fall. Feathers and other natural elements add style, pattern, and color to a rustic wreath. If you’re looking for a new and unique wreath to decorate your home for the autumn season, this is it! 

DIY Feather Wreath for Fall on cabinet.
close up of DIY Feather Wreath for Fall.

Set a Candlelight Outdoor Fall Table

I set up this magical table last fall on my deck, and it’s still one of my favorite fall projects. Savor those fall evenings with candlelight, a seasonal cocktail, a delicious dessert, and a few close friends.

cozy outdoor table decorated for fall with candles, flowers, and pumpkins.
close up of a table outside set for fall with pumpkin, flowers, and apple cider.

Love vintage? Me too! Inspired by vintage and thrift store finds, learn how to style a stunning outdoor fall tablescape. Get all my tips and tricks for using vintage and seasonal decor to style a masterful autumn table.

Vintage-Inspired Fall Tablescape set with candles, tablecloth, pumpkins and fall flowers.
colorful fall table set up outside with flowers and candles and vintage finds.

Update Your Artwork with a Free Printable

Swap out your existing artwork in a fun and whimsical way with this free printable. This Hocus Pocus Broom Co. was a chalkboard design I created years ago. Last year I drew it again so that I could turn it into a free printable just for you!

framed Hocus Pocus broom co printable with a cat decoration.
Hocus Pocus broom co printables stacked on a frame on a table.

Arrange a Fall Flower Arrangement

Want to create stunning fall flower arrangements? Then you’ve come to the right place. I’m sharing all of my tricks and tips for creating fall flower arrangements that will wow! Whether you’re an experienced floral enthusiast or just beginning to explore the art of arrangement, this comprehensive guide will cater to all levels of expertise.

fall flower arrangement
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Add Cozy Touches to Your Living Room

While I love changing things up for the season, there’s no need to swap out your entire decor. Some chunky knit blankets and throw pillows in seasonal colors are all you need.

living room with two couches and a big brick fireplace decorated for fall.
living room with a couch and a gallery wall of paintings.

Looking to style your fireplace mantel? Here’s an idea – inspired by a reproduction artwork of a fox, my foxy fall mantel decor is styled with seasonal colors, vintage finds, cozy candlelight, and a few well-placed pumpkins. I’m sharing the look with you as well as my thought process for putting it all together. 

fox inspired fall mantel decor above sofa.
fox painting above fall mantel.

Drape Your Porch in Magical Lights

If you don’t have an outdoor space strung with lights, you’re totally missing out. It’s the quickest and easiest way to create an outdoor space that’s begging to be enjoyed. It’s especially magical and cozy during the fall season. (A few pumpkins help too!)

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porch decorated for fall with pumpkins, mums, and cozy lights.
porch decorated for fall with lights and a wood sofa.

Pro Tip: You may not have thought about this, but for me, music is always a consideration when it comes to decorating. I like to engage all of the senses. I also HIGHLY recommend my Ultimate Folk Playlist which is perfect for the season and contains over 8 hours of acoustic-inspired tunes everyone will love.

DIY This Colorful Wheat Decor

This might be my favorite fall project and it’s SO EASY. This colorfully wrapped wheat is an easy way to add beautiful and colorful detail to a rather basic decor item. I did this colorful version years ago. I loved this project so much that I repeated it last year with a more muted version. Use whatever colors suit your decor. Get the tutorial HERE.

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diy color wrapped wheat in a jar with additional fall decor.

Craft Custom Napkins with Stamps

Feeling crafty? Dress up plain napkins with ink and stamps. I created some with leaves and pumpkins, but you can use any design you’d like. Match something to your decor or celebration.

custom stamped napkins with leaf pattern.
napkins for fall that are stamped with pumpkins.

Style a Festive Feast for Friends to Enjoy

Clean off your kitchen island and style a delicious and beautiful feast fit for the Pumpkin King (or Queen)! This was a spread I created a few years ago in my apartment and I still love it to this day. And don’t miss my Everything Bagel Pumpkin Cheeseball. It is still one of the most viewed recipes on my blog during the fall season.

display of pumpkin-shaped cheeseball with crackers and fruit.
display of pumpkin-shaped cheeseball with crackers and fruit.

Create a Festive Banner with Tags

Typically, word decor isn’t my cup of tea. However, I think it can be such a fun and graphic touch for events, parties, and entertaining. Using sticker alphabet letters you can spell out your favorite greeting of the season.

mantel decorated for halloween with tag banner.
shelves decorated for fall with harvest tag banner.

 

Turn Acorn Squash into Jumbo Acorns

Want one more DIY? Turn acorn squash into jumbo acorns. The project is so easy and the results are adorable. Plus, since squash tends to last a while, once you’re done with them as decor, slice them open and roast them in the oven for a delicious side dish!

acorn squash with twin wrapped around the top to look like an acorn.
acorn squash with twin wrapped around the top to look like an acorn.

Add Simple Seasonal Touches to Your Kitchen

Keep it simple but seasonal. A few little touches (including some homemade apple desserts and pumpkin sweets) will instantly have your kitchen feeling ready for the season. In my kitchen, I like to have a seasonal candle, fresh autumnal flowers, pumpkins, and a few decorative items to complete the look.

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Looking for something a bit more spooky? Then step into my ghost-filled butler’s pantry. I’m sharing some spooky chic Halloween kitchen decor. I used ghost tealight holders and pumpkins to create a ghoulishly good display

Looking for more spooky chic decor ideas? Then you MUST check out this post with my best halloween decor ideas for spooky season.

kitchen butlers pantry decorated for halloween.
kitchen butlers pantry decorated for halloween.

That’s a Wrap: Fall Decor Ideas

I hope this post was helpful in providing you with some fall decor inspiration. Don’t forget to enjoy the process and make it your own.

And now that your home is looking fabulous for the fall, you probably need a few treats to help you enjoy a job well done. Below you’ll find some of my favorite fall treats to help you celebrate the season.

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Must-Make Fall Treats You’ll Love

Happy Fall Y’all!

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10 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh can I be your neighbor, no on second thought your friend that you invite over to enjoy your beautiful decor snd delicious food. I so love your website and am so thankful for the email updates. #My favorite blog.

  2. Great post. Love the fox picture on your mantle. Have a beautiful red fox we see frequently around our property. So beautiful. Will be looking for some artwork of them at my local thrift stores.
    Have a wonderful fall.

  3. Hey, thanks for the inspiring decorating ideas. Is there a tutorial for the feather wreath? It is gorgeous, and different from the usual wreath ideas. Thanks.

  4. It may not be an entirely new post, but it’s a refreshing change from everything summer. It’s so hot, it’s hard to enjoy a lot of summer. Thank you for reminding us that Fall is not so far away!

  5. Michael, I’m in SoCal and this is making things feel a little cooler…kind of. For us the heat goes well into October when I have pumpkins baking outside my door.😖

  6. Wow!!! Love this post and it’s never too early for Fall ideas for me 👏. Also…I’ve already been pinning Christmas ideas 😳.
    Maybe because I live in AZ and we’ve been baking in the heat it’s my way of trying to feel cooler 😅

  7. Well! This is cheering me up today. Yes, I am in fact wondering how soon I can start the fall decor. I love the seasons, but especially fall and winter. Dread summer, because the sun at altitude in Boulder is obviously trying to cook us. I will also admit to wondering how soon I can start putting up some of the Christmas trees. Being older it takes me longer to get things done and I love the lights. Ha Ha, maybe we shall leave the trees up and hide behind the eccentric old people thing. 😆

  8. Wow, what wonderful decor and fun ideas. You’re definitely talented. How nice to see your emails in my inbox. I would love to frame your Hocus Pocus Broom Co. print, alas, there is a problem getting to your printable Library and using the password. I forwarded your email to a friend and she couldn’t get the Library to open either. Anyway, it’s kind of you to share. Looking for the next article.

  9. Michael, thank you for another inspiring post. I have a lot to do now that I’ve seen so many fun projects!
    I am absolutely a fan of all your holiday ideas and grateful that you take me along for the fun and deliciousness.
    Christmas better watch out… your Fall game is getting stronger!