10 Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall

I think I’ve come to terms with the fact that fall is coming.  Here in Greenville we’ve started experiencing cooler weather and I have to admit, seeing all the fun fall projects coming through on Pinterest right now is getting me excited for a new season and a chance to switch up some decorations.

Since we are hopefully moving soon {I use ‘soon’ lightly since we’ll be lucky if we’re in by the end of the year…more on that soon}, I don’t want to buy a bunch of new decorations for our little rental that I won’t use for our new home.

10 Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall

So, I’ve been pinning and brainstorming some small ways to incorporate fall into our home without breaking the budget or that take too much time to make. If you are in the same boat or just don’t love to go overboard decorating for the seasons, here are 10 simple ways to decorate for fall and incorporate seasonal touches in your home.

Who says it has to look like fall exploded in your home for you to embrace the new season? This simple artwork, one small pumpkin and assorted natural elements like wheat say ‘fall’ in such a simple and beautiful way.



Nothing says fall more than pumpkins. If you don’t love the idea of spending loads of money on nice big pumpkins for your porch, incorporate a few small ones in your outdoor lanterns or baskets.



This time of year you’ll see a ton of gorgeous, colorful and elaborate wreaths adorning the doors in your neighborhood. While I love a good colorful fall wreath, I love the idea of just a simple neutral wheat wreath too. And bonus, the neutral coloring works well with any door color {no need to worry about your fall colors clashing with your colorful front door}.



Fall decorations can be created from simple items you already have in your home. Take for example, brown paper bags. Although they aren’t as common in grocery stores as they once were, you probably have a paper bag or two lying around.  Use them to create beautiful brown paper flowers to decorate your mantel or walls with.



If you hate the idea of spending money on seasonal decor, like pumpkins, that can only be used once a year, then make your own pumpkins. These adorable fabric pumpkins can be brought out each year and their plushness is perfect for small kiddos.



If you don’t love the bright orange color of a typical pumpkin, consider finding and buying more neutral colored pumpkins. I absolutely love white pumpkins and love how these are paired with some simple natural elements like branches, antlers and wood beads. Love that it’s not your typical fall vignette, but still so pretty.

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Another idea for making your own pumpkins that you can be used each year is making some from reclaimed wood. These wooden pumpkins are super cute and would look beautiful on any front porch.



Mums are typically the go-to flower in the fall. But, I love the idea of creating fall arrangements from something other than flowers like cabbage. Paired with a wooden planter, they add beautiful color yet still work for the fall season.



Try scouring your backyard for some seasonal decor. If you have pine trees in your yard, gather up some pinecones and make this pinecone flower garland. Super easy and would look cute on your mantel or shelving.

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And last but not least, I love this simple fall vignette. A few colorful pumpkins and gourds, colorful leaves and acorns make this nook feel like the coziness of fall.



For more fall decor inspiration, be sure to check out my fall mantel from a few years ago, these 10 unique fall tables,  and 100+ ways to decorate for fall this season.

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