Fall Decoration Inspiration for Your Home

Updated September 16, 2016
Get inspired to decorate your home for the fall with flowers, greenery and DIY projects. (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)

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Whether you're looking for some subtle touches to add throughout your house or you want to declare your love of fall to everyone, you can use these decorating ideas wherever you choose. 

Start from the outside

Want something instead of a standard fall wreath for your door? Larissa Haynes of Prodigal Pieces shared a simple DIY fall sign to welcome fall (and your guests).

Lesley Warren of Chaotically Creative made a simple burlap hanging fall sign to add a touch of autumn color to the front door. All you need is just a few minutes, some burlap canvases and fun patterned tape. If you're looking for a more traditional wreath, The Honeycomb Home shows how you can make a beautiful grapevine wreath with dried wheat and burlap sunflowers, or you can make a leaf wreath inspired by Abbey DeHart of The Cards We Drew. 

Don't neglect your porch or patio, either. These blank canvases offer plenty of room for fall decor. Janette Heitz of The 2 Seasons shares some ideas on how to add fall flair to your outdoor space.

Don't forget to add pretty plants. Mad in Crafts shows how you can display your seasonal mums with a simple (and stunning!) bronze pedestal planter. You can also fill your window boxes with fall plants to add more visual interest.

Indoor fall decor

Don't forget to bring the fall colors inside. Don't get too cluttered with fall decor and keep things simple, like Roxanne Kwiecinski of The Honeycomb Home's beautiful fall mantle. Or, you can use some pops of fall color on a neutral background with some beautiful orange jars with dried leaves or green accents, like Rebekah Dempsey's mantel at A Blissful Nest.

Keep your look fresh with flowers and greenery

Want to add a touch of fall to a different area of your home? Try making a DIY branch vase for your kitchen, bathroom, side table or any other area of the home. Angie Holden at The Country Chic Cottage also shows how you can make metallic fall jars to hold fresh flowers, wheat or anything else. 

If you miss the greenery during autumn, add some succulents to your tablescape like Jamie Lott at Southern Revivals. She added in some copper touches to create a stunning fall space without getting too traditional. 

Create pieces that work throughout the season

Another piece you can use through September, October and November, TP pumpkins from Pretty Handy Girl are really made from rolls of toilet paper and pretty fall fabrics, and they only take about 10 minutes. Combine them with an autumn book leaf garland to keep the feeling of fall nice and cozy.  

Pull some inspiration from your favorite stores, like Deb Foglia's Pottery Barn-inspired DIY pumpkin pillow at Seeking Lavender Lane.

Add some Halloween touches

Don't forget about decorating for Halloween. Whether you prefer to go all out and make a haunted house to chill your neighbors to the bones or prefer to keep it subtle, you can add these Halloween DIYs throughout your home.

Dinah Wulf of DIY Inspired created a Trick or Treat sign for the front porch (or you can add a hook to hang it up). And if you are looking for a fun craft to do with your kids, try making some paper pumpkins to place throughout your house. 

Looking for something more whimsical? Taryn Whiteaker of Design, Dining and Diapers made a super simple spider wreath with table tennis balls, matte spray paint and hot glue that can be hung up anywhere in the house. 

Alternately, make a pretty glittering garland to hang up with a simple, colorful DIY from Jessica Hill of Mad in Crafts. Use any of your favorite Halloween colors (black and white, orange and black, purple and orange) to fit your other Halloween decor. 

Don't forget Thanksgiving

Somehow, Thanksgiving gets lost in the holiday shuffle. But Meg Hemmelgarn at Green with Decor showed her love of Thanksgiving with some old soup cans and green burlap to create a beautiful "Thankful" piece for her mantel. 

Add some literal warmth to any space by making votive holders out of mini pumpkins. Melissa Riker of The Happier Homemaker used her votives as part of her Thanksgiving tablescape, but they make beautiful additions to any room throughout the fall months. 

Want something a bit more glamourous? Deb Foglia at Seeking Lavender Lane created stunning faux mercury glass pumpkins that can be used as a center piece on your Thanksgiving table. 

If you are looking for more inspiration, think about your favorite parts of fall and incorporate that into your decor. Love the coziness of sweaters? Get some flannel throws for your couch, wrap a faux pumpkin in an old cableknit sweater and light some scented candles. Dried plants look great in any space, and just incorporating the warm colors of fall will help turn any space into a comfortable area. 

Do you have some favorite fall decorations? Tell us about them in the comments! 

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