Simple Fall Decor Projects That Are Perfect For Autumn

Sep 30 2020
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I’m not huge on decorating but I would say if there was ever a time I could really get into it would definitely be fall decor! I just LOVE this time of the year where porches are covered with squash and pumpkins. Hot cocoa and apple cider become one of our favorite after work comforts and the gardens have been put to bed for the winter. Fall decor can be really simple to put together with the purchase of some pumpkins and just a little creativity!

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The arrival of fall is a welcome time for many home and decor enthusiasts! Not only is it a time to start thinking about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, but the change of season is the perfect time to switch up your home decor and make it more fitting for the time of year.

Soon the warm days of summer will be a distant memory, so start getting your home nice and cozy for the months ahead. To give you some ideas and inspiration, here are some simple decor projects that are perfect for fall. 

Create your dream shelfie

Shelfies have been big news this year, haven’t you heard? Accessorizing shelves around your home has become something of an art form, and the great news is that you can make your shelves fall-friendly by switching up your decor.

Get inspired with some bookshelf decor ideas and transform those simple spaces around your home. If your home is lacking some shelves to decorate, this could be the perfect excuse to add some more! The ideal decor and storage solution, you can bring fall touches into your home without having to go overboard. Candles, plants and cute ornaments are all it takes to create a stunning display.

Add interest with a panel wall

A panel wall can be a fun project to do on those weekends where it’s just a little bit too cold to leave the house! Panel walls are the perfect way to add some color, creating an interesting feature wall in your home. With the help of a wall panel tutorial, you can soon create some beautiful features in your home. 

Paneling takes many different forms, from grid-style to half wall and even cool diagonal designs. You can have a lot of fun choosing your idea panel style to transform your home and make it worthy of a Pinterest photo or two. Once you’ve paneled one wall, you’ll soon get the bug for it and want to add paneling to even more rooms in your home.

Make your own dried flower display

Dried flowers are very popular at the moment. It’s easy to see why. They look beautiful, are easy to do yourself and they’ll last a long time in your home. From pampas grass to palm spears, people are using all kinds of dried flowers and plants to create impressive floral displays.

You can make your own dried floral bouquet easily to decorate your home with. You can buy different elements from florists or online suppliers, or you can try drying your own! It’s really easy to do, and you’ll be really proud of your efforts.

In addition to dried floral bouquets, you can also frame dried flower displays for a beautiful fall-inspired decor item. Unique and stylish, it’s a tasteful way to add interest to a table display or a shelf.

Decorate some pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fall favorite. Not just for Halloween, they are the perfect representation of the fall season. They’re also on-trend right now, with many people looking at creative ways to make pumpkins a part of their decor. 

There are a lot of ways you can decorate your home with pumpkins, including painting them white, putting in your cabinets and creating cool table displays. Many people spray their pumpkins to match their existing decor, as a simple way to bring autumn into your home.

You could even knit some pumpkins if you want to test out your knitting skills!

Incorporate warmer tones into your decor

While spring and summer are fresh and cool, fall and winter are a lot warmer, which gives you the perfect excuse to bring some richer tones into your home. There are different ways you can create a warm look in your home, including adding textures, such as wool and fur, as well as adding different colors. Some of the most beautiful fall home color schemes include browns, greens and yellows, which can be mixed with existing colors and metallics to give your space a makeover. 

Adding fall tones to your home doesn’t have to be expensive. You can get creative with paints and fabric, as well as find some affordable homeware items online and in stores. If you want to make a drastic, longer-lasting change, you could always paint a feature wall in a fall-inspired color too!

Test your calligraphy skills

Want to bring fall vibes into your home? Do it with words! Adding some cool prints with fall-inspired words and designs is another simple and affordable way to transform your home this season. While you can easily create designs using your computer, why not give some modern calligraphy a try?

You can learn how to do calligraphy through online tips and tutorials, or attend a local class. It can take some time to master the technique, but there’ll be no stopping you once you’ve got the hang of it! Calligraphy can be very therapeutic, and you’ll find plenty of uses for your new talent around your home!

Make a fall wreath

Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas! A nice floral, fall-inspired wreath can really give your home a lift, making a cheery addition to your home. You can buy ready-made wreaths or you can have fun making your own. Add details like pine cones, dried fruit and flowers and plaid bows to give your wreath a cute seasonal touch. Wreath rings can be used over and over, allowing you to change your wreath with the seasons!

Don’t forget you can hang them inside too! 

Create the perfect dining setup

There’s nothing more Instagram-worthy than a beautiful dining table setup. There is a lot you can do to make your dining table look more seasonal, including changing your linens and tableware. You could choose your next fitted tablecloth in a warm color and use it as the base for some additional decor. From adding fall florals and twigs, small decorative items and some beautiful candles, there are so many great ideas you cloud try.

Playing around with your dining table now will be ideal practice for Thanksgiving dinner, helping you create a show-stopping setup that is sure to impress your guests and earn a lot of likes on your Instagram account too!

Upcycle your furniture

Colder days and darker evenings are the perfect excuse to stay at home and take on some exciting projects around your home. If you’ve got some furniture in need of TLC, you could give it a new lease of life with some care and a bit of paint. 

You could give some end tables a makeover, ready to decorate with some fall pieces, or you could work on upholstering some of your furniture. You won’t be short of tutorials and inspiring before and afters to give you some ideas.

If there’s nothing in your home that could benefit from upcycling, why not hit your nearest thrift store and see if there are any pieces with some great potential?

Fill your home with the scents of fall

Your fall decor can include different colors, textures, greenery, and other elements that will give your home a lift for the season. But why stop there? You could add some fall fragrances to your home too. If you’re looking for some crafts to keep you occupied, why not make your own candles? There are some incredible warming scents you can add to them, including orange, cinnamon, and spices, as well as earthy fragrances. 

Some delicious fall fragrances will make you smile whenever you walk through the door, a wonderful way to warm up after coming in from the cold. 

There are so many great things about fall, from pumpkin-spiced lattes to warming home cooking, and you can celebrate your love for fall in your home too. Introduce some warmer tones and give some different craft projects a try to bring your space up to date with the season ahead.

I'm not huge on decorating but I would say if there was ever a time I could really get into it would definitely be fall decor!
(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

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