5 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall

A cup of coffee and fall decorations

It is always fun to decorate your home for fall, but for many of us, that’s about the only time we really do anything different with the house. With few exceptions (for example, Christmas trees and lights, an American flag flying for the 4th of July and Memorial Day, and maybe some festive adornments for a New Year’s party), many people tend to leave it “well enough.”

This year, why not try something different? With fall around the corner, cooler weather starting to show its beautiful head, and much of the country operating at least semi-normal, some of you might be training for a marathon or working overtime to get ready for the busy season, so all of your free time is taken up.

However, no matter how busy you are, we’ve got tips to help you decorate your home for fall that are easy, affordable, and perfect for virtually any home.

Key Points

  • Embrace autumnal hues in your home by switching out cushions, adding seasonal throw blankets, and using pumpkins and gourds as decorative elements.
  • Evoke the scent of fall by strategically placing pinecones and utilising candles or potpourri with autumnal fragrances.
  • For an eye-catching focal point, use copper vases filled with fresh-cut flowers or branches, complemented by coloured ribbons and pinecones.
  • Prepare your fireplace for the colder months to create a cosy atmosphere, ensuring it’s clean and safe to use.
  • Update your dining area with a plaid tablecloth, earth-toned placemats, and matching cloth napkins to complete the autumn vibe.
Using fallen leaves is an excellent way to decorate your home for fall

1. Start With a Bit of Colour

Fall means that the leaves are changing and an array of color is splashed almost everywhere you look outside. To capture the feel of the season, try bringing some of the outdoors inside with a variety of pumpkins and gourds.

You can also add a few of those awesome fall-colored leaves from your trees to help decorate your home for fall.

For the living room, change out your pillows for some featuring autumn colors. Of course, the cooler weather of fall also means that Halloween is right around the corner, so you can embrace the holiday by throwing some Halloween throw pillows in the mix.

For a little more color, consider adding a few fall-inspired throw blankets to your home as well. Utilising colors like dark burgundy, orange, red, yellow, and brown will give your home that autumn feel that you’re looking for.

You can also make your own fall wreath to hang on the front door with a little grapevine and affordable supplies to keep your home green. If you’re not into DIY projects, you can always purchase a pre-made autumn wreath.

2. Fall is in the Air

Another great way to capture the energy of the season is to make your home smell like fall. Place a few pinecones strategically around the house, preferably grouping half a dozen or so together, and add some colorful ribbon or leaves to tie in with the colors above. Fresh pinecones smell great and will definitely capture the feel you’re looking for.

Candles and potpourri aren’t just great for reducing stress; they’re also perfect for giving your home the feeling of the season. Mix and match any of the following to change the entire ambiance of any room.

  • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
  • Cedar Leaf and Lavender
  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Pecan Pie
  • Brown Sugar Vanilla
  • Apple Cider
  • Flannel
  • Pumpkin Chai
  • Campfire
  • Sandalwood
Copper plant pots

3. Polish Up the Copper

Turns fresh-cut flowers or even a bunch of branches into an eye-catching arrangement by placing them in a copper vase or pot. This is also another spot that you can include colored ribbon and even pinecones.

4. Keep it Warm and Cozy

Before the temperature really starts dropping, get that chimney sweeper out, clean up the fireplace, and have it inspected for safety. Once you get that out of the way, you can light up the fireplace whenever it gets chilly. Having a fire crackling away can really give the feel of fall and set the perfect mood any time, day, or night.

5. Spruce Up Your Dishes

Dress up your dining room table with a plaid tablecloth and consider adding placemats in either earth tones or the colors mentioned throughout the article. You can also utilise fall-inspired dishes, and as a finishing touch, tie it all together with cloth napkins that match your living room decor.

Saving money with a piggy bank

It Need Not be Expensive to Decorate Your Home for Fall

Sprucing up your home for the autumn season doesn’t have to break the bank. With a bit of creativity, you can capture the essence of fall using budget-friendly DIY projects and natural elements.

Consider collecting pinecones, leaves, and twigs for rustic centrepieces, or repurpose old sweaters into cosy pillow covers. Even a few well-placed pumpkins or gourds can instantly evoke a fall atmosphere.

Discount stores often offer seasonal decor at reasonable prices, and simple touches like cinnamon-scented candles can make a world of difference. The key is to use what you have and think outside the box, allowing you to achieve a cosy, autumnal feel without splurging.

Decorating for fall can be a fun endeavor, and if you utilise some of the tips above, you’re almost certain to love the results.

Chris
Chris

I have been writing and editing articles about personal finance since we started MoneyHighStreet.com in 2006. In that time, I have been fortunate to have had a regular broadcasting spot on BBC Radio Essex and have also appeared on BBC Rip Off Britain and ITN.

With a family comprising two teenagers, a wife and a bouncy black labrador, getting the finances right is clearly important. It's a privilege to share our tips and experiences to help you manage your money just that bit better.

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