Easy Ways To Decorate For Fall

Decorating for fall is easy and fun! I love the way that we can add autumn touches through out our homes within minutes.  With some simple changes to our living spaces, we can usher in the autumn season and prepare for the gathering of family and friends.  So let’s talk about twelve easy ways to decorate for fall!

decorating a fall mantle source: Better Homes and Gardens

1. Decorate the mantle with simplicity.  This is one of the first places that we can change out things for the season.  I love the simplicity of adding greens, fall flowers, apples, pumpkins, and leaves.  The ideas are endless when it comes to the mantel and all that you can do to make this a focal point in your home. So you don’t have a mantle?  Just decorate a shelf, piano, top of an armoire or tv cabinet.  Just about anything you have can become a “mantle”!

white pumpkins in table arrangementsource: Better Homes and Gardens

2. Use pumpkins in new ways.  Pumpkins are a traditional decorating item for fall.  How about trying a unique way of using them?  I love the way these small white pumpkins were placed on top of candle holders to add height and interest to a table. Simple fall beauty.

framed leaves for fallsource: Better Homes and Gardens

3. Let nature be the star. Decorating with leaves and branches again is traditional, but taking these items and framing them, turns them into pieces of art.  Showcasing God’s beauty in this way is peaceful and perfect for fall.

natural fall candle arrangement source: Country Living

4. Add Warm ambience with candles.  Candles are a cheap and easy way to add mood, color, and fragrance that welcomes fall. How about a quick centerpiece of fruit, nuts, and leaves all surrounding autumn colored candles?  This is a display any of us could create and at the same time celebrates the harvest season perfectly.

fall flag centerpiece source: Better Homes and Gardens

5. Let the kids decorate for fall! I love this darling idea. These fall flags were made with scrapbook paper attached to sticks, then placed in a vase of popcorn.  Have the kids make crafts with you for fall and then it becomes a decoration that everyone feels a part of.  Paper chains, and leaf garlands are easy decorations kids can make as well.

warm accent lighting source: Better Homes and Gardens

6. Warm accent lighting creates the perfect ambience we need in the colder months.  As we sit more and hunker down to read, knit or watch television, it is nice to have some extra lighting. Small accent lamps are a quick and easy solution.

warm inviting living room for fall  source: Better Homes and Gardens

7. Pile on the layers.  Add area rugs even over carpet.  Throw on the comfy quilts and blankets to your sofas. Have fun mixing up the patterns and fall colors. This prepares the home for fun family times of gathering for movie nights and Sunday afternoon naps.

fall inspired bedding source: Better Homes and Gardens

8. Plump up with pillows and fluffy bedding in warm autumn hues.  Adding flannels and thick textured bedding is a great way to welcome the colder nights. Warm color palettes in a variety of textures is a great way to prepare for relaxation.

cozy family living space  source: Better Homes and Gardens

9. Create cozy sitting areas by arranging the furniture to promote conversation and reading.  By simply shifting chairs and sofas you can change a room without any money.  In this living space above you just feel like kicking up your feet and reading.  The stacks of books and cozy chair make anyone ready to come home.

fall vase with flowerssource: Better Homes and Gardens

10. Texture and natural elements are a perfect addition for this time of the year.  Fill vases with flowers or branches in fall colors, sprinkle tables with pumpkins, fruit, and leaves.  Simple enough!

apple arrangement for fallsource: Better Homes and Gardens

11. Organic arrangements of fruit–nothing says fall like apples. Again here is a way to showcase one common food item and make it an artful centerpiece.  This arrangement looks fresh and festive at the same time! You could make this same display with nuts, tangerines, or miniature pumpkins.

fall porchsource: Better Homes and Gardens

12. Welcoming entrances.  The front porch and entry way to the home is one of the best places to decorate and show off the season’s splendor.  The ideas are endless with pots of fall mums, pumpkins, scarecrows, corn husks, wreaths on the door, and just about anything else you can think of!

I hope these simple fall decorating ideas will spark your imagination, and encourage you to create a warm atmosphere for your family.  Most of all enjoy the abundance of God’s beauty and his bountiful blessings!

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  1. Anonymous says

    Beautiful ideas….I actually loved the popcorn idea! I also love fall very much and maybe I can use the pumpkins on the candle sticks and the apples and nuts to bring that feeling into our home. We moved to Florida this past spring so I will miss seeing the changing leaves and all the colors!

    • says

      Yes Amy, its amazing how with a little imagination we don’t have to spend much to “create” the seasonal touches. I am sure it is hard to live somewhere that doesn’t have the changing leaves, so I recommend bringing those colors into your home in ways that you can. Have fun!

  2. says

    Great ideas! I just bought candles and gourds/mini pumpkins yesterday at the store for cheap…love the idea above with the leaves from the yard…I can do that! I have a container that I’ve stared at for weeks that I want to use…now I have some inspiration! Thanks for these great ideas.

  3. The Nourishing Home says

    Beautiful photos and ideas! I am so decorating-challenged! This really helps! Thanks so much! Blessings, Kelly

  4. Joy says

    Love these ideas Denise. Thanks for sharing your gift for making things beautiful with us! I appreciate the way you offer ideas that those of us less “crafty inclined” can use! Thanks girl!

  5. Hislovendures says

    I am not a decorator, even by the loosest definition of the word. But, I am working on that. And decorating the mantel for each season is a fantastic idea! We always have the same (dust covered) fake candles and pictures on there. But, today, I’m taking all that down and putting a cloth pumpkin up that I recently won. What else is going up there?? I don’t know yet! But my toddler loves to collect leaves and sticks, so maybe those will go up there too! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • says

      Sounds like you are having a good time and decorating that is meaningful for your family. Its not about perfection but about filling the home with what you love. Thanks for sharing.


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