Decorating for fall is more than adding a few pumpkins to a table or on your front porch. There are few things you can do to help decorate your home for fall that doesn’t take a lot of time or money. In this post, I’m going to share some easy fall decorating ideas that will inspire you to start decorating.
A lot of fall decorating ideas you can do you probably have on hand and it won’t take long to transform your home from the summer season to the fall season with ease. I’ve also put together a Fall Home Decor Checklist to help you with the decorating process.
With the leaves, sweaters, and pumpkin spice comes another layer of fun, decorating the house for fall. But if you don’t have a lot of time to spend to make things from scratch and you are clueless as to what to do when it comes to decorating for fall, I have you covered with some fall decorating ideas.
When it comes to decorating for fall like to create:
- Fall colors
- Fall smells
- Added warmth
Fall decorating ideas to make you feel warm
I live in the pacific northwest, we have some of the most vibrant falls on the planet. All of the leaves on trees are changing colors so it’s nice to match the colors inside and around my home.
With fall comes the cold and rainy seasons starting. I love the smell of cinnamon and spice to float through my home which helps warm our home.
It doesn’t have to take much to add the colors, smell, and warmth to a home so let’s get to my 10 tips.
Change out the candles for a fall scent
When I said I get to pumpkin spice everything this is somewhat what I meant. I love candles they are a simple way to help your home from smelling stuffy. Every day I like to open the windows for a few minutes and then light a candle or two.
Allowing the candle to burn for a little while allows your home to start smelling more like fall. This is a very simple way to get your home ready for the fall season.
Add beautiful garland to the mantle
Every season I have a new garland decorating our mantle. It’s a simple thing that I think makes the home feel homier.
Garland is so easy to find and store. You can find them at any big box store, craft store, or even decorating store (depending on how much you want to spend).
Another great thing about garland is, you can use the same one year after year!
Add pine cones and faux leaves to a glass container
How simple is that? You can even get the pine cones that smell like cinnamon and really make your home smell amazing.
What I did here was a simple glass container, some pine cones, faux leaves, a candle, and a small string of lights. The glass container, candle, and lights I use every day I just switch out the decorations each season to spruce it up a little.
I store the items in a small box so it takes me no time to switch everything out.
Change out your curtains for heavier winter curtains
Now you may consider this more of a maintenance thing, but I like to switch out my curtains during the fall season for darker, warmer curtains. I live in an area that gets quite cold during the fall and winter months so having warmer curtains help keep the cold out and the warmth in.
This will also remind you to launder the other set of curtains. By doing this you are cutting down the dust in the home helping you keep and clean and well-maintained home.
Add a mum plant or two inside the home
Simple fall decorating ideas start with mums. I feel like mums are the official fall flower. When I see them I just think of fall, pumpkin spice, and sweaters. When they start popping up at the stores I cannot wait to grab a few to add to the coffee table, kitchen island, and my front entryway.
You don’t have to do much for this, they sell mums inside beautiful planters so you don’t have to do any extra work. Purchase a few, place them where they’ll be safe, remember to water and feed them and you’ve got yourself instant fall inside your home.
Add pumpkins to the table and counters
Those small cute pumpkins can make a big impact on your fall decor. You can pick up a few or a lot and add them around the home. I like to add them with a runner, greenery, and pinecones on my table. They are cheap and come in many different colors, shapes, and sizes.
When we sit down to eat it makes us all feel like fall is here.
Change out the spring and summer blankets for fall and winter blankets
I have 2 sets of blankets, spring and summer, and fall and winter. I find the colors work together and the blankets I use in the spring and summer are not as heavy as the ones I use in the fall and winter.
So about this time of year, I pack up my spring and summer blankets and unpack my fall and winter blankets.
This might take me a little bit to do because I do make sure I wash the blankets before I add them to the chairs and couches.
Add a fall wreath, pumpkins, and mums to the front porch
A simple front porch makeover is key to getting your home ready for the fall season. I have my designated box that I pull out each year that has my fall wreaths. Then it’s a tradition that the family heads out to the pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkins for decorating, carving, and baking. I have a few other fall decorating ideas for the porch here if you’d like to check that out.
Change out the tablecloths and napkins for fall colors
I love how my dining room table transforms in the fall. The centerpiece comes together when adding some pumpkins, pinecones, and more. Then it’s time to change out the tablecloths and napkins.
Again, a quick and simple switch a roo. I have a box that I use that have my table clothes, placemats, napkins, and napkin rings in them so I switch out the drawer with the fall set. Each meal we sit and know that fall is here.
Change the essential oil diffuser for the fall recipes
Do you have an essential oil diffuser? If not, my friend it is time to. This is a simple way to make your entire home smell amazing.
Sure I love candles and yes, I light them every day but an essential oil diffuser can help in so many other ways than just making your home smell nice.
You can change out the oil if you have a headache, are feeling depressed, if someone is sick, and so much more.
For many years I didn’t understand people who got onto the essential oil bandwagon. Until my doctor suggested me getting essential oils for my headaches. This suggestion opened my eyes into a whole new light.
So as you know (since I’ve said it a few times…) I love pumpkin spice. The smell of cinnamon and clove just makes me think of fall.
If you’re ready to add a little fall into your essential oil diffuser all you need to do is add:
- 2 drops of orange
- 2 drop of cinnamon
- 1 drop of clove
- 4 drops of vanilla
- 1 drop of nutmeg
This mixture will allow your home to really smell like fall!
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Fall decorating ideas that will transform your home
I hope this post has inspired you to start your yearly fall decorating. I’ve shared 10 quick and simple ways you can spruce up your home for this fall season. These tips will not take a lot of time out of your day to complete and you and your family can enjoy the fall season with all of the beautiful colors and smells.
I would love to know in the comments below, what things do you do to spruce up your home for fall?
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