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Autumn Decorating Ideas for a Festive Fall Season

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 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.

a collage with photos of 4 fall decorating ideas the text in the middle reads home decor ideas for fall

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.

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!

Pumpkin Succulent Harvest Decoration

Succulents and pumpkins really compliment each other visually. And what makes you think fall more than pumpkins?

Indian Corn Wreath

The texture and color of this DIY corn wreath just screams autumn! This wreath is completely homemade, and you can finish it in 30 minutes or less. All you need is enough mini corns and super glue.

Porch Decoration with Pumpkins and Succulents

When it comes to decorating your front porch, the sky is the limit!

a front porch decorated for fall in green white & peach. a sign reads gather

Fall Table Decoration with Succulents and an Orchid

Grace your home with this non-traditional, beautiful fall table decoration using orchids, succulents & seasonal elements including white pumpkins, pomegranates, sweetheart pears, magnolia cones and more. Check out the entire tutorial here.

1 white phalaenopsis orchid and small succulents are placed on a cholla branch White and orange pumpkins and succulents cuttings are at the base Fall table decoration

Fresh Fall Flower Wreath

A wreath made of fresh flowers is surely the most welcoming wreath in existence.

a colorful fresh floral fall wreath hangs off a chair. a red hat & a basket sit next to the wreath
Craftberry Bush

Mini Succulent Pumpkin Planters

Here is another DIY idea with pumpkins and succulents. These are mini-pumpkins so they’ll make great centerpieces or bring life to your mantel. Don’t forget the outdoors either! Imagine how they’d look by your front door or on your front porch massed together.

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 our Mixed Wheat Wreath made of the same materials. You could have your table centerpieces and wall wreaths match perfectly.

close up of a tan & green mixed fall wheat bundle

Marigold Bouquet in Mason Jar

This bright bouquet is beautiful and smells so spicy. A simple yet colorful accent to any of your tables.

Fall Mum Display

Here is everything you need to know about caring for mums in the fall.

looking down on a large rust hot pink & yellow mum planter
Sow and Dipity

More Pumpkin Inspiration!

Fall Display on Mantel Using Natural Elements

These rich, soft colors of fall are something to look forward to, especially if you can enjoy them in your own living room.

a mantle piece decorated for fall in greens & whites with pumpkins eucalyptus pine cones & candles

How to Make a Beautiful Fall Tablescape

Isn’t this display stunning?

Fall Tablescape with Apples and Eucalyptus

Can you imagine how good this smells too?

Seasonal Fall Containers

We love this simple fall container created by Unique By Design. All you need are mini-pumpkins, variegated ivy & bittersweet (or whatever berry you have available) for a beautiful display.

an outdoor planter filled with orange pumpkins & bittersweet berries for fall

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.

close up of walnuts & pods being glued to the top of a brown pumkin for fall decor

If you’re looking to add more decor to your kitchen table, gather some ideas here: 37 Elements To Inspire Your Thanksgiving Tablescape

Fall Plant Ideas (Good for Indoors!)

You can also incorporate more houseplants into your fall decor! We think these colorful plants will add the right amount of color to your home.

Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreens)

Not only Aglaonemas easy on the eyes, but they’re one of the easy maintenance houseplants out there. The red varieties are great for fall decorating. These Chinese Evergreen care and growing tips will get you well on your way.

close up of a red aglaonema in an orange pot
Croton Mammy

The Croton Mammy has a look and feel that just screams: it’s fall, look at me! The colorful leaves grow in a spiral fashion, and they come in red, yellow, and green colors. If you grow it indoors, it can easily grow to 3-feet which will naturally attract the attention of your guests. It’s great for front porch decorating in frost free climates.

close up of a colorful red orange green & yellow croton mammy

A popular plant among our readers, these houseplants are easy to care for all year round. We thought that they were a great addition to this list because of their color variety. You can find them in orange, red, and yellow. They’re long-lasting color and will be a great additive to any fall display!

red & yellow guzmania bromeliads on a pallet bench in a nursery

Anthuriums are beautiful flowering plants that can be grown indoors if the conditions are right. And, they’ll give your fall display an exotic look.

close up of red anthurium flowers
Phalaenopsis Orchids

We love these gorgeous phalaenopsis orchids – surely you can find a color to compliment your fall decor!

phalaenopsis orchids in many different colors in a growers greenhouse

Kalanchoes are long lasting and almost always available at Trader Joe’s and other retailers. They’re commonly found in red, yellow and white.

close up of many bright red kalanchoes in bloom
Beautiful Fall Container Gardening

Coleus, Rudbeckias, Ornamental Pepper, & Calibrachoa are planted together in a rustic ceramic to create a gorgeous display of vibrant fall colors.

a rustic fall themed pot filled with coleus blanket flower ornamental pepper & caliobrachoa an orange & white cat lays next to it

Which of these ideas do you like the most? Tell us about some of your plans for decorating your home for the fall season!

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