23 Fall Decorating Ideas That'll Spice Up Your Home for Autumn

Bring on the fall decorations, because those leaves can't turn fast enough.

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Apple picking, leaf peeping, and hayrides are fun and all, but sometimes the best part of fall is simply cozying up in the great indoors. That's where our very best fall decorating ideas come in — it's the moment your autumn favorites (pumpkins! plaid! chunky knit blankets!) have waited for all year. From your front door to your living room to your bedroom, every room in your home deserves a fall glow up. These seasonal home decor finds and stylish crafts will make it easy to give your home a fall makeover this weekend — you'll be surprised how even the simplest home decor, like wreaths, throw pillows, and dining table centerpieces, can transform your space into the cozy autumn retreat you've always dreamed of.

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David A. Land
Decorate Your Front Porch

Put autumn houseguests in the right mindset before they even step foot inside your home with lanterns, pumpkins, and cozy throw blankets tossed on your porch chairs.

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Helen Norman
Display Mini Pumpkins

Combine acorn string lights with mini pumpkins in a shallow rustic dish and boom! Instant centerpiece.

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David Tsay
Pile on the Chunky Knits

After the heat of summer, we're oh-so-ready to bring on the cozy, chunky blankets. Mix with flannel PJs and a Halloween movie and you've found your Saturday night plans.

SHOP BLANKETS

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Wayfair
Add a Fall Throw Pillow

There's no need to defend your love for seasonal throw pillows. We understand you, promise.

SHOP FALL TRUCK PILLOW

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David A. Land
Display Seasonal Plants

Shift your back porch from summer to fall with hanging plants and orange-tinged foliage that offers up autumn vibes.

SHOP HANGING BASKETS

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Aaron Colussi
Filter in Moody Colors

Add fall-inspired hues as accents, like dark reds, deep greens, gold accents, and earthy tones. Here, gold candlesticks and burgundy taper candles set the mood.

SHOP TAPER CANDLES

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Aaron Colussi
Layer Rugs

A vibrant rug can add instant depth to your kitchen any time of year; one that includes colors like dark pink and navy will bring a fall-ready feel.

SHOP RUGS

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William Waldron
Add Some Plaid

If a more perfect fall pattern exists, we don't know about it. Whether on a throw pillow, blanket, or lampshade, plaid accents make your space feel warm and cozy.

SHOP PLAID THROW

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Christopher Shane
Hang Grapevine Wreaths

Dress up a basic grapevine wreath for fall with seasonal accents like apples or autumn flowers.

BUY GRAPEVINE WREATHS

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Andrew McCaul
Put a Leaf Garland on Your Mantel

You'll want to snap up all the fabric swatches for this no-sew project. Bonus: It comes with a free downloadable template for easy cutting.

Get the tutorial »

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Raymond Hom
Display a Pumpkin Centerpiece

Any reason to get fresh flowers is a good one. Let blooms shine in a gourd-turned-vase — you can even stud it with gold tacks for a little extra shine.

Get the tutorial »

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Michael Partenio
Hang a Fluttering Mobile

Don't let all the leaves blow away. You'll be glad you strung up this colorful decoration when the winter blues inevitably roll around.

Get the tutorial »

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Design Improvised
Liven Up Your Door With an Oak Leaf Wreath

Use a few bundles of preserved dried oak leaves to make a full, rich wreath. Hang from a thick yellow, red, or orange ribbon to show it off.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised »

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Lil Blue Boo
Put "Fireflies" in Mason Jars

LED string lights conjure up memories of how you might have spent the last warm nights of the summer as a child — except now you don't have to run around the yard catching bugs.

Get the tutorial at Lil Blue Boo »

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Hello Lucky
DIY a Foliage Bowl

Break up a faux leaf garland (you can order one on Amazon) and use Mod Podge to gently coax the pieces into an accent bowl.

Get the tutorial at Hello Lucky »

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MICHAEL PARTENIO
Make a Leafy Chalk Board

This DIY is a neat way to welcome guests — and the new season. Wrap the frame with leaves and red berries to make it clear that you're here to celebrate autumn.

Get the tutorial at Country Living »

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Simple As That
Craft a Book Banner

We're sure you can spare one used book for this subtle DIY. Snip a handful of pages into flags, and attach a variety of leaves for a pop of color against the black text.

Get the tutorial at Simple As That »

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Home Stories A to Z
Gather Colorful Acorns

Grab the kids and paint stray acorns fun colors, and then display in a clear bowl.

Get the tutorial at Home Stories A to Z »

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Mikkel Vang
DIY a Birch Bark Wreath

A plain foam wreath is disguised with birch bark leaves — 75, to be exact. And the result is seriously glamourous.

Get the tutorial at Country Living »

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Display Hanging Pine Cones

Hang a handsome cluster of cones by hot-gluing each base to strips of deep purple ribbon.

Get the tutorial at Country Living »

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A Joyful Riot
Hang a Floral Mobile

This clever take on fall mimics the feel of a wreath, but with a more boho spin.

Get the tutorial at A Joyful Riot »

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Debbie Doo's
Put Burlap-Covered Jars in Your Kitchen

Glue the rustic fabric to a mason jar, and then use a stencil to paint on acorns, pumpkins, and leaves.

Get the tutorial at Debbie Doo's »

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The Kim Six Fix
Craft a Leafy Tree

A foam cone covered in dollar store faux foliage makes a lovely mini replica of your favorite seasonal landscape.

Get the tutorial at The Kim Six Fix »

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