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5 Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall

Add simple touches to your home to decorate for fall.

Instead of changing out all your home decor for the season, you can decorate for fall with these 5 easy steps. These simple fall decorations you will have your home feeling warm and cozy while leaving you time enjoy your pumpkin spice latte!

When Can You Decorate for Fall?

No one should ever tell you when you can (or cannot) add new decor to your home. If you love pumpkins and warm fall tones, feel free to add them to your home whenever you are ready. Or better yet, never put them away!

If you are looking for a more specific date, it is appropriate to start decorating for fall when the kids start school. Or you can choose to add notes of fall to your home when the pumpkin flavors are available at your favorite eatery. Typically that is the last week of August or first part of September.

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Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

If you are ready to add simple fall decorations to you home, these easy steps will have your home cozy in no time.

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.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Simple Mantel Decorations

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.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Decorate your Door for Fall

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.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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.

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.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then for the mantle I decided to stick with the farmers market theme. The fall farm signs are the perfect accompaniment to my farmers market mini pallet sign.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

5. Toss in a couple pillows and blankets.

Cozy blankets draped over the sofa, the end of your bed, or even on a blanket ladder will add instant warmth to your home. Nothing says fall like cuddling in a blanket to fend off the cold mornings. 

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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.

This tutorial is brilliant and so easy! Have you every found a printable that you loved but didn't have room on your walls for it? Turn your favorite printable into a decorative pillow with this super easy tutorial so you can fill your house with beauty. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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. 


It definitely is starting to look like fall around here. With these 5 simple ideas to decorate for fall I was able to get our house fall ready in just one afternoon.

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

I hope to enjoy the simple fall beauty for a week or two, just in time to decorate for Halloween.

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

 

Sometimes your don't have time to go all out with your seasonal decor, but with these simple ways to decorate for fall you can still enjoy a cozy home as the weather starts to turn. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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Pam

Tuesday 11th of October 2016

Such simple, fun ideas that make a huge difference. I love how it all looks. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!

Kati

Sunday 16th of October 2016

Thank you Pam! Sometimes easy is just perfect :)

Sabrina

Monday 10th of October 2016

I love your fall decor and especially the printables. You did such a great job Kati!!

Kati

Monday 10th of October 2016

Thanks so much Sabrina! I am a sucker for a seasonal printable :)

Roxanne

Sunday 9th of October 2016

I love all of your fall touches, very pretty!

Kati

Monday 10th of October 2016

Thank you Roxanne.

Heather @ HappyHumbleHome

Sunday 9th of October 2016

Wow, Kati! I love everything about this! Simple and Stunning, I just love it! Also, your photos look amazing! I know how hard it is to get a great blog-worthy and I am so impressed with your photos! Every single one is beautiful! Pat yourself on the back. Pinning now. Happy Sunday! :)

Kati

Monday 10th of October 2016

Thanks so much for your kind words. I've been working on learning a lot about photography so it is nice to hear it's working :)

Jessica

Tuesday 4th of October 2016

Oh my gosh I love the pallet idea and all of the printables. So cute.

Kati

Wednesday 5th of October 2016

Thanks Jessica! I do love a good printable, or two or three :)

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