When Fall arrives with all it’s beautiful colors, we tend to get indoors more. Sweaters, football, comfort food, falling leaves and crispy cool weather are part of our daily lives now.
With so much time spent indoors we don’t really need an excuse to do some Fall decorating do we? These easy Fall decorating ideas will make your home look cozy and inviting!
Easy Fall Decorating Ideas
Fall Mason jars in autumn colors found on Amazon.com
Is there anything you can’t do with mason jars? Paint them in fall colors like red, yellow, brown and orange and use them as beautiful centerpieces.
Add flowers or leaves and you’ll have the easiest fall table decor ever made!
A simple fall door wreath in gorgeous autumn hues will spruce up any door and look welcoming and colorful to guests. Make one your self using materials like leaves, burlap, mesh and or buy a handmade one. You can easily attach a Fall wreath to any door using wreath hangers.
Use a fall leaves garland to decorate the stairs, door frames, windows or the chimney. This above garland has lights, which give a beautiful warm glow.
Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
It isn’t fall unless you’ve seen at least one pumpkin patch by the side of the road. They are a staple of the fall décor – not to mention Halloween for the kiddies. But, pumpkins are made for much more than just scaring folks. They represent harvest, bounty and thanks. When it comes to using pumpkins in your autumn themes around the house, the possibilities are endless.
Here are a few ways you can utilize those pumpkins that you might not have tried.
All pumpkins are not used for carving. This pumpkin planter may turn out to be the centerpiece of your harvest table.
Choose a large pumpkin, preferably orange. Use a sharp knife to cut small holes in the pumpkin, around the center. Place a florist vial filled with water snugly into each hole so the top portion of it sticks out.
Place large colorful cut blooms in each tube. The blooms need to be big enough to obscure the presence of the tube. Place the pumpkin in the center of your table or on display elsewhere in the house.
Replace the flowers as they wither.
Porch pumpkin planters
This is not actually a real pumpkin but a plastic pumpkin candy basket painted with black chalkboard paint. Place your favorite fall blooms inside of them and then use chalk to write festive messages on the outside.
Pumpkin candle holders
Instead of using glass votive holders, use mini pumpkins. Hollow out the inside and place one small candle in each. For a more dramatic effect, paint the pumpkins different colors first.
Using acrylic paint and painter’s tape, create different designs on your pumpkins. Try gold polka dots, monochromatic pumpkins in bold colors like blue, red, green, gold and white. Add stripes to pumpkins, harvest sayings, floral designs or whatever suits your décor. Place them on the porch, around the fireplace, as a centerpiece or anywhere in the house you choose.
Instead of carving all the way through the flesh, simply etch designs into the top layer of the skin. It provides a natural contrast on pumpkins of all colors without breaching the inside of the pumpkin. They can be displayed around the house, on steps, in windows because they will last longer.
Pumpkins are not just to make jack o lanterns for Halloween…They are beautiful for the mantel, table or the porch. Pick a few small ones and group them together. These pumpkin decorations can also be used for Thanksgiving!
Fall Centerpiece Ideas
The centerpiece is the focal point of the table, much like the fireplace is in the living room or great room. People gather around the table and it is the first thing they notice. There are a number of great ideas you can use to accent your Fall table decor this year.
Beautiful berry branches
It’s a lot to say but it looks stunning on your table. This simple idea can be the starting point for other ideas. For instance, lay a long, oval circle of entwined red berry branches the length of the middle of your table. Depending on the color of your table, this effect alone with the red berries is good. In the center of this loop, place a tall, earth-tone vase. Fill it with dark-colored mums. Place small, white pumpkins inside the loop as well.
Basket of pine cones
Place a white basket in the center of your table. Fill it with dark pine cones and colorful artificial or real autumn leaves. Sprinkle with cinnamon potpourri or use a cinnamon room spray on them.
Hurricane vases and candles
Candles are always perfect as a centerpiece. In this instance, try tall pillar candles in a hurricane vase. Choose colors that reflect autumn: orange, red, brown, and white. Surround the candles with stones, dried fall corn kernels and/or red berries. Place gourds, pears and apples around the candle arrangement in the center of your table.
Potpourri on a tray
If you don’t like the idea of items all around the table like the berry branches, use a wooden tray. Layer it with pillar candles. These can be scented candles or LED candles without a real flame. Layer dried, natural potpourri around them. The best thing about this centerpiece is that it travels. Move it to a coffee table in the living room, the counter in the bathroom or even the mantel if you like.
* Centerpieces can feature a variety of elements natural, real or artificial and portable to share your look with any room in the house.
Fall decor for the dinner table….it’s so easy! Start with a beautiful fall themed table runner like the one above…..
…or get a full set of fall tablecloths, napkins and harvest decor like pumpkins, pine cones, maple leaves and a cornucopia basket.
Add some autumn mood lighting by using decorated LED candles like the ones above. Beautiful, long-lasting and safe to use.
Another great way to light up: Autumn fairy lights! The above fairy lights are made from rattan balls and warm white LED lights. The rattan balls with lights are in typical fall colors like dark red, brown and orange!
Use these fairy lights to easily decorate any area in your house like the porch, the fireplace mantle or add them to a Fall table display.
I love lighting a candle in Autumn and these votive candle holders just get me in the mood for sitting on the sofa and drinking hot chocolate!
Decorating the couch for Fall is easy: Just buy some new throw pillow cases. Cheap and easy Fall decorating idea right here!
There are so many prints and colors available, see them all here.
A maple tree like the one above is a beautiful addition to a porch or next to the front door. This Maple Tree with 120 warm white lights is suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
How are you going to decorate your home to show that fall has arrived?