This month has been crazy. I can’t believe it is already time to say goodbye to September. Sadly because we have been so busy, I haven’t had a chance to decorate for fall and it’s almost time to decorate for Halloween. So instead of going all out, I decided it was time to add some simple fall touches to our home. I knew I could make our home feel festive with these simple ways to decorate for fall.
1. Focus your decorating efforts on the main living spaces in your home.
When I don’t have time for big changes in our home, I concentrate on decorating a few main spaces: the fireplace mantle, the dining room, and the front door. Since these are the places we spend the most time, and the places guests will see when they visit, they will have the biggest impact to make our home feel like fall.
I kept it simple for our mantle this year. I found this old window at a local antique shop and love hanging it over our mantle, it adds the perfect amount of height. Sprinkle in a few simple fall pieces and it’s all done. Then I used my favorite farmers market mini pallet sign to lean up against the bottom for a little more fall fun.
The first place I like to decorate for the new season is my front door! A beautiful new wreath is the perfect way to welcome fall. I love wreaths so much, not only are they perfect for your front door, but they also work inside your home for the perfect fall touch. This year I made this beautiful leather succulent wreath, but I still love this wheat wreath and woodsy log wreath I made last year.
2. Don’t underestimate the power of the pumpkin.
Fall is all about pumpkins so grab a few decorative ones and sprinkle them around your home. I love the white pumpkins because they will fit in with any color scheme. The small pumpkins can easily be added all over the house too. Place them around a bookcase, on a shelf, or even on a tray on your coffee table.
I sprinkled a few pumpkins on our mantle, added a couple on the shelf in our dining room, and still have a few more to play with.
3. Use printables for instant fall decor.
Printables are my favorite way to add a touch of the season without any work. I have a few rustic frames that I use all the time, I just change out the printable to match the new decor. And printables can be used anywhere you have artwork. In a frame on the mantle, in a gallery wall or even on a shelf.
I used my fall apple printable on our coffee station this year. I love the contrast of the chalkboard against the white beadboard clipboard picture frame. And I figured apples would be the perfect theme for our dining room.
4. Decorate with fall fruits.
Decorating for fall can be as easy as adding a bowl of apples and pears to your dining room table. I love the farmhouse produce basket I made, and it looks perfect for fall with our favorite fruits inside. And bonus, the kids can easily enjoy a healthy snack in the afternoon.
5. Toss in a couple pillows.
Throw pillows are the easiest way to add some seasonal decor to your home. Toss them on every sofa, bench, or even make floor pillows that can just be tossed on the floor. Pillow covers are super easy to make, or you can buy inexpensive ones for the perfect budget friendly fall decor. I made this one with some left over drop cloth then easily turned a free printable into an iron on transfer to add the perfect touches of fall.
And bonus, if you use pillow covers and reuse the pillow forms from season to season, they fold super small to store for the next year. If you don’t have time to DIY pillow covers, you can find lots of beautiful (and inexpensive) fall options online. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Clicking these links will help support this blog so I can keep creating for you, but you will never pay more through an affiliate link. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
It definitely is starting to look like fall around here. With these 5 simple ways to decorate for fall I was able to get our house fall ready in just one afternoon.
I hope to enjoy the simple fall beauty for a week or two, just in time to decorate for Halloween.
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