7 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall

Our favorite season is here! We are finally waking up to the crisp fall air, the trees are starting to change color and fall to the ground, pumpkins are sitting outside of the grocery store looking for a home, carnivals and fall festivities are slowly popping up over town, Star Bucks has begun selling their pumpkin spice flavored coffee, and fall decorations line the store shelves, along with the Christmas decor in some cases.

With signs of fall upon us, now is the time to update the decor in your home for the fall season. We wanted to share with your our best ideas on how to bring the fall colors indoors.

Swap the Pillows on the Couch

I love adding pillows to the couch because they are versatile and easy to swap out whenever I feel the urge. During the fall, you see orange, red, yellow, and browns outside and we want to bring those colors indoors. We usually swap out our pillows at the end of September or early October. I was even contemplating buying new ones this year when I was at Target.

Light Fall Scented Candles

Fall scents like apple crisp, pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon, and mulled cider are some of my favorite. During the evening, I will light the candle and let the aroma fill the room.

Get Fall Inspired Place Mats

Place mats are a must in my house. The kids always tend to make a mess when they are eating and place mats make clean up a breeze. When they are dirty, I will toss them in the laundry and put them back on the table. In the fall, it is time to bring out the fall colored place mats but I noticed that my current set was looking a bit rough from years of usage. I found these cute burlap placements on Etsy. They even have a table runner to match.

Use Pumpkins on Your Kitchen Table and Around Your Home

Pumpkins are a fun way to decorate your home without costing a fortune. Most years, I will buy several pumpkins and arrange them on the kitchen table along with some fall colored flowers to create an easy fall centerpiece for the kitchen table. If you are feeling crafty, you can even paint your pumpkins off white, teal, or ombre.

Use Fake Fall Leaves and Flowers Around the House

Dollar Tree is my favorite place to buy fall foliage to use around my home. You do have to shop early for the best selection of fall foliage before it gets picked over. Look for a vine of leave and several flower arrangements. You can cut the leaves off the vine and place them around your normal decor. Or you can find a place to use the entire vine of leaves.

Make Your Own Fall Garland

Get creative and make your own fall garland to decorate your doorways or use as a focal point on a wall. Pinterest is full of ideas if you are stuck on what to make. You can even get your kids to help with their craft project too.

Use Natural Decor

It doesn’t get any better than free decor given by nature. Fall is the perfect time to use natural decor in your home. There are just so many things you can use. We suggest looking for fall leaves, pine cones, acorns, and any other beautiful things you might find outside.

Decorating your home for fall doesn’t have to cost a fortune. We hope that you enjoy our ideas and have fun bringing the fall colors indoors.

Have you decorated your home for fall yet?


Christy has three children. She has over 22 years of parenting experience, including parenting as a young mom, a single parent, and dealing with chronic illness/pain. When she isn't writing, you can find her coloring, playing Candy Crush, and listening to Taylor Swift.

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  1. I love these ideas and I do a lot of them. I have my fall decor out now and I have a ton of fake pumpkins in various sizes and shapes. I also love the smells of fall so I have candles going often.

  2. I have to put fall things out since we don’t actually see fall in Central Florida. I actually decorate more for fall then Christmas

  3. I love all of these ideas! I am currently decorating my home for fall and love the simple ways to change things up. Sometimes it only takes a few small fall addition to completely transform a home.

  4. I love decorating my home for the changing seasons and holidays. It’s fun to decorate with my kids.

  5. My husband goes all out for Halloween and has made some animatronics and pretty awesome decorations over the year, which go outside. Since my kids are older now, I find that I decorate less, which is not what I was expecting.

  6. These are all super easy ways to decorate your home for fall. I don’t usually decorate my home for the seasons, perhaps I’m just lazy? Perhaps I haven’t had a list like this that’s budget-friendly for ideas. Either way, Fall is my favorite season so I love your ideas.

  7. Catalina says:

    I love Fall and to recreate the Fall atmosphere in house. Thanks for these ideas!

  8. These are clever home decor ideas. It’s easy to do and topnotch clever options actually. I am ready for some decoration!

  9. Mama Maggie's Kitchen says:

    I really love Fall! The colors and all! I might need these 7 easy ways you shared to decorate my home. Thanks for sharing!

  10. We change out outdoor floor mats when seasons change. I’ve got a new Halloween mat I can’t wait to set outside on the porch

  11. Fall is my favorite time of year. I’ve dried oranges for a festive garland, but still have a ways to go to make the house feel fall-y. I need to try your pillow idea for easy swaps for each season.

  12. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year to decorate. I have so many fall decorations throughout the home. YOu shared some great affordable tips here!

  13. These are real cute fall ideas, I need to start pull out fall decorating stuffs from my attic.

  14. Nikka Shae says:

    I love to decorate for Fall too! This weekend I’m going to go get some candles and pumpkins.

  15. I love fall, and these are a great way to make your home feel more cozy and like fall. Definitely helps with fall scents like cinnamon!

  16. Kelli A says:

    I love using naturally found objects for fall decorating from wild grape vine in my side yard, to corn stalks from the neighbors. PA is perfect for these!

  17. I do Fall decor for our home subtly, to be honest. Swapping pillows and lighting Fall-themed candles are very easy to do, especially when you’re not too inspired to decorate for the season! 🙂

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