It’s that time of year already! Are you ready for the changing colors in the leaves? The smell of fresh autumn in the air? We know you may be anxious to start making your home look like fall. We’d love to help you with the inspiration so here’s a list of autumn decorating ideas that we discovered.
Once September hits, everyone has Halloween and Thanksgiving on their minds. Orange and brown colors will start to cover every store, and the smell of spices will fill the air. Here, we’re sharing some indoor and outdoor decor ideas.
Are you looking for a fall wreath? Check out these Readymade Natural Fall Wreaths to grace your front door, your walls, or above your fireplace.
Autumn Decorating Ideas for Gardeners
We highly recommend saving these ideas to a Pinterest board. You’re welcome to follow our Pinterest board here for more fall decorations!
How to Make a Beautiful Fall Tablescape
Green and white is still a very popular fall color duo. We love the combination of pinecones and seeded eucalyptus styled with anything!
Fall Tablescape with Apples and Eucalyptus
This simple tablescape with apples and eucalyptus is one of our faves. It would be so easy to duplicate this look in no time flat.
Fall Display on Mantel Using Natural Elements
More green and white, and this time with accents of orange. The colors are soft and rich, the candles add a touch of coziness.
Indian Corn Wreath
The texture and color of this DIY corn wreath just scream autumn! This wreath is completely homemade, and you can finish it in 30 minutes or less. All you need is mini corns and super glue.
This gives you an idea of how to combine fall fruits to be used in a bowl, as a centerpiece, or on a mantle. Marigolds and walnuts complete the look.
Here’s another similar idea as above, but this time combining fall vegetables. Air plants, purple kale leaves, and kalanchoe cuttings add a whimsical touch.
Mixed Grain Wheat Bundle
A wheat bundle such as this screams fall. This is similar to Martha Stewart’s beautiful mixed grain bouquet, without the work! Also, consider matching this product to the Mixed Wheat Wreath made of the same materials. You could have your table centerpieces and wall wreaths match perfectly.
Pumpkin Succulent Harvest Decoration
Succulents and pumpkins really do complement each other visually. And what makes you think fall more than pumpkins?
A Simple, Non-Traditional Pumpkin DIY In Natural Tones
Looking for a different way to decorate a pumpkin? Then check out this simple, unusual pumpkin DIY in natural/neutral tones. It’s easy, there’s no maintenance & it’ll last for a few months.
Natural Butternut Vases
butternut squashes are abundant in the fall. We love the touch of jewel tones but you could fill them with whatever colors make you happy for fall.
How sweet are these leaf bowls? Make them colorful, or keep it monotone. This is a fun and easy DIY. It’s kid-friendly too!
This DIY uses real pumpkins and Mums (Trader Joes has them on the regular). You could substitute the real for faux mums and/or faux pumpkins for fall decor that would last for years.
If you’re looking to add more decor to your kitchen table, gather some ideas here: 37 Elements To Inspire Your Thanksgiving Tablescape
Fall Indoor Plant Ideas
You can also incorporate more houseplants into your fall decor! We think these plants will add the right amount of color and life to your home.
Fall Table Decoration with Succulents and an Orchid
Grace your home with this non-traditional, beautiful fall table decoration using orchids, succulents, and seasonal elements including white pumpkins, pomegranates, sweetheart pears, magnolia cones, and more. Check out the entire tutorial here.
Kalanchoes are long-lasting blooming houseplants that are available at nurseries and grocery stores. They’re commonly found in red, orange, yellow, and white which would fit right in with almost any fall color scheme.
Botanical Front Porch
A simple front porch idea where the planters really shine. The purple salvias add a nice touch. Groupings of multi-colored pumpkins and a berry wreath (we think it’s bittersweet) add so much.
Mums In Planter
How beautiful are these plantings? Nothing too showy but so eye-catching. The tin containers add an elegant yet natural touch.
Porch Decoration with Pumpkins and Succulents
Green and white yet again! This calming front porch decor is a great way to welcome guests.
Who needs flowers when the foliage gives you color? We love the Heuchera and Japanese Maple in this one.
Note: This post was originally published in 8/2019. It was updated in 9/2022 with new ideas & inspirations.
We hope these autumn decorating ideas inspire you. Have a wonderful fall season!
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