100 INSPIRING FALL DECORATING IDEAS

FALL DECORATING IDEAS AND WHITE PUMPKINS

Ready for 101 inspiring fall decorating ideas you can use in your home? And lots and lots of pictures to help you too! Today let’s get ready to do some fall decorating using these fabulous fall decorating ideas!

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Today’s post is long and filled with my best fall ideas! This is a keeper post for sure! As a matter of fact, this post is so packed full of so much “FALL” it is one of my cornerstone posts! Only posts with the best info and tips and sources are cornerstone posts!

Here is a list of 101 inspiring fall decor ideas you can do in your home! They are easy and this list will give you the creative nudge to make your home so welcoming and cozy this fall!!!!

Let’s get started…

  • Use blue and white with orange. It works like magic to give orange a sophisticated look.
  • Break up saturated orange from pumpkins by using lots of white items with them. This is a great designer’s secret!
  • If you don’t like bright orange, try burnt orange. It is much softer and easier to decorate with!
  • Offset fall’s dark colors by adding something white or a light neutral to your decor
  • Use a pedestal cake plate as a foundation for a fall arrangement
  • Create one big WOW FACTOR arrangement on your dining room or kitchen table.
  • SEE MORE IDEAS FOR BLUE AND WHITE FALL DECORATING HERE
BLUE AND WHITE PUMPKIN
  • Make blue and white Chinoiserie pumpkins. So, so easy! You do not need to be crafty to make one! SEE BLUE AND WHITE PUMPKIN DIY HERE.
  • Mix pumpkins with pinecones for a pretty look
  • Use good looking fall leaves (faux or real) as fluff and filler in arrangements
  • Collect acorns and scatter them about. See how to get rid of any bugs and critter lurking in them HERE.
  • Perch a pumpkin on a chair
  • Use a tight color palette
  • Add a pretty throw or scarf to your fall decor
  • Pumpkins don’t have to be perfect to be pretty! Pick pumpkins with scars, warts and character.
PILLOW ON A SOFA
  • “Scrunch” throws so they look like you were using them. It’s a welcoming look.
  • Think “cozy” when decorating for fall
  • Use fabric with lots of texture
  • Burlap is the perfect fall fabric
  • Think about using the colors caramel with white together. It’s a warm and sophisticated combination.
PUMPKINS ON A MANTEL- GREAT FALL DECORATING IDEAS
  • Add a couple fall pillows to your collection every year.
  • Choose one flat surface in your home to decorate with lots of pumpkins and fall elements. A mantel is a great choice.
  • See The Ultimate Guide To Styling The Perfect Fall Mantel HERE.
  • Group different size candles, candleholders and lanterns together for lots of beautiful ambiance!
  • Use your fireplace! It does not have to be for special occasions!
  • Use a little bit of the color green when decorating for fall.
SUNFLOWER AND PUMPKINS IN A VIGNETTE- GREAT FALL DECORATING IDEA
A VIGNETTE WITH A BIG PUMPKIN AND BITTERSWEET- GREAT FALL DECORATING IDEA
  • Cover books with burlap and use them in fall decor. See How To Cover Books With Burlap HERE.
  • Use cut birch rounds as risers in fall decor.
  • Corks have so much texture. Collect them and use them when you decorate. Put them in clear containers.
  • Coordinate colors and patterns in your fall decor from one room to the next.
FALL WREATH -GREAT FALL DECORATING IDEA
  • You don’t have to be crafty to make this stunning FALL LEAF WREATH.
  • Fill a Dough bowl with pretty fall natural elements. See my latest Fall Dough Bowl Here.
  • Use a pretty fall throw or Tartan car rug as a tablecloth.
WHITE MINI PUMPKINS STUFFED WITH SUCCULENTS- FALL DECORATING IDEAS
  • Make a succulent topped pumpkin! Make a big Succulent Topped Pumpin Here.
  • Or make the darling mini version Baby Boo Succulent Topped Pumpkins.
  • When fall is over transplant the succulents from the top of your pumpkins to a shallow dish with cacti planting medium.
  • Choose unusually shaped pumpkins or pumpkins in fun colors to add to your home.
  • When using real pumpkins, put a plate under them so they don’t ruin your furniture! And check them daily for rot.
FALL VIGNETTE WITH BITTERSWEET AND PUMPKINS
  • Use real or faux bittersweet
  • Grab a fall garland and cut it apart to use in fall decor. This is a real money saver!
  • Add fairy or string lights to your fall decor
  • Put mini pumpkins and squash in a large cloche
  • Use more natural fall decor and let go of fall nick-nacks!
FALL VIGNETTE WITH PHESANT FEATHERS
  • Put tall pheasant feathers into a tall glass container.
  • Add pinecones to the bottom of a vignette.
  • Mix rustic wood with silver or goldtone metal for a rich look
  • bring in hydrangeas to dry
FALL MANTEL
  • Add a fall garland to the front of a mantel or draped over the headboard of a bed. Here’s a very easy fall garland to make.
  • Use faux and real pumpkins together. The real pumpkins make the faux pumpkins look real!
  • Sit a trio of tiny pumpkins on a stack of books
  • Use wicker or rattan placemats. They add so much texture!
WHITE PUMPKINS ON A SHELF WITH WHITE DISHES
  • Tuck pumpkin in unexpected places! Dishes and little pumpkins look great together
  • Use white pumpkins with lots of white decor or dishes for a beautiful fall look!
  • Fill a big bowl with tiny pumpkins and willow balls.
  • Cut leaves out of old books and tuck them into your fall decor
BED TRAY WITH VELVET PUMPKINS AND ACORNS
  • Your bedrooms deserve a little bit of fall decorating! Add a few fall pillows on your beds.
  • Put a tray with handles on every guest room bed with a few fall magazines! What a nice surprise for overnight visitors.
  • Change out bedding for fall
  • Add a little jar, vase or container of fall flowers or brambles to a bedside table
STACK OF PUMPKINS ON A TARTAN THROW
  • Stack pumpkins
  • Use a bright plaid throw with fall colors. See my favorite Ancient Buchannan Tartan Throw Here.
  • Cut branches from a colorful tree and put them in a big glass jug.
  • Put cut wheat sheaves in a vase or pottery. You can also tie the sheaves together so they stand alone.
BOOKSHELF DECORATED FOR FALL WITH WHITE PUMPKINS
WREATH WITH NEUTRAL LEAVES ON A MIRROR
  • Combine rustic fall items and refined things for a gorgeous fall look!
  • Cut off the stems of this year’s pumpkins before you throw them away. Dry and save them. Pop the stem of a faux pumpkin off and hot glue a real stem you saved onto the faux pumpkin! Wow! Makes a faux pumpkin look real! One of my favorite fall tips!
  • Go through all your fall decor before you put it away and toss or give away worn or outdated or decor you have not used in several years. This will make decorating next fall so much easier!
  • Make a list of fall things you need to be on the lookout for next year.
  • Fill a dough bowl with lots of pumpkins and fall leaves.
BIG INDIAN CORN WREATH ON A BLUE DOOR
  • Hang a BIG fall wreath on your front door
  • Make a beautiful fall wreath for your front door. See 6 Best Fall Wreath DIY’S Here.
  • Spray outdoor wreaths with fixative to preserve it from moisture. See Clear Fixative Here.
  • Hang outdoor wreaths indoors on mirrors or inside doors or above the mantel.
BLUE AND GREEN PUMPKINS AND WHITE MUMS ON STEPS
  • Group fall elements en mass for a WOW factor look
  • Create a fall coffee/tea bar. Collect fall flavored coffees, teas, creamers, and other little fall nibbles. Put shaker jars of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cocoa out to shake into coffee or tea.
  • Decorate with Indian Corn. Corn husks make great fillers!
  • Put a pair of tall boots near your door with a few twiggy branches or bittersweet in them!
  • See How To Decorate An Easy Fall Foyer Here.
HELLO DOORMAT AT A FRONT DOOR
TWO WHITE LANTERNS WITH PHEASANT FEATHERS IN ONE
  • Fill containers with natural fall elements
  • Use wooden things like cake plates and candlesticks. Wood lends itself to fall
  • Use pinecones as filler in the bottom of fall arrangements. Then put pumpkins and other fall decor on top of the pinecones. It will look like the whole arrangement is filled with fall decor… not just the top! Another of my favorite designer tips!
VELVET PUMPKINS IN A BLUE AND WHITE BOWL
  • Add things like seed pods, goldenrod, moss, fresh fruit, deer sheds, berries, and grapevine to pumpkins and arrange them on a platter, shallow bowl or in a pedestal dish. Use the pinecone tip above.
  • See a pretty Velvet Pumpkin Arrangment to get lots of fall decorating ideas.
  • It’s not too early to start using faux fur pillows and throws
BIG ORANGE VELVET PUMPKINS AND LITTLE VELVET ACORNS
  • Don’t let a pumpkin stand alone. Even this gorgeous feather colared pumpkin needs a few other fall elements around it!
  • Add a little sign to a wreath that says… fall welcome, fall y’all, fall blessing etc.
  • Iron real fall leaves between a dishtowel and put it in a glass frame. Write a fall saying on the glass with an acrylic marker.
GILDED WHITE PUMPKINS
  • Gild a pumpkin. It’s so addictive! See How To Gild A Pumpkin Here.
  • Split the stem of a real baby boo pumpkin and stick a place card between the stem slices.
  • Put a leaf wreath on a pedestal cake plate and sit a big pumpkin on top of the wreath. Instant fall arrangement!
BIG VASE OF FALL LEAVES ON A CHEST
  • Put real or faux fall branches in a large glass jug or jar.
  • Add lanterns to your fall decor.
  • Invest in real looking faux fall foliage.
  • A tobacco basket is a perfect thing to corral fall decor!
BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR FALL TABLE
  • Use a fall throw or scarf as a tablecloth.
  • Eat al fresco.
  • Plaids and tartans are perfect patterns for fall! Even if they don’t match they really still go together.
  • Seeded eucalyptus is such a pretty filler for fall. And it is so inexpensive!
  • Copper is the quintessential fall metal. Treat yourself to a few copper mugs. You will love them!
GREEN HYDRANGEAS IN A BIG GRAY URN
  • Use dried hydrangeas liberally. Cut lots of them and use them en mass in one gorgeous arrangement. See HOW TO DRY HYDRANGEAS THE EASY WAY HERE.
  • Scatter pumpkins here and there in decor! This is a very quick and pretty way to add a bit of fall to your home.
  • When real white pumpkins begin to turn yellow-ish paint them white with acrylic craft paint.
ORGANGE MUMS IN A WHITE POT
  • Decorate with mums indoors.
  • Put mums in their original container in another pretty big container
  • If there are gaps between the mums and the container fill them in with little pumpkins and gourds.
  • Think of potted mums as long-lasting cut flowers. When the blooms start to look wilted get new mums for indoors!
  • See How To Care For Indoor Potted Mums.

There you go! Over 101 (plus a few more) fall decorating ideas for your home! I hope you have been so inspired to incorporate some of these fall decorating ideas in your home!

FALL DECORATING IDEA PIN

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23 Comments

  1. Reading this has made me want to jump up and dig out my fall decor. It’s getting a little cooler at night, so it’s time.

    Would you do a post on throws? Different ways to lay them on beds, sofas, chairs.

      1. I had read that post and even commented but I guess it escaped my memory. Thank you for all the lessons you so generously share.

  2. Honestly, you outdid yourself with these fresh inspirations! Succulent-topped white pumpkins are so fun…and your DIY tutorial is appreciated. WOW, gotta get busy….

  3. Hi Yvonne, Always love, love, love your Fall decor. Where did you find the brown and white decor pieces in your Fall dough bowl? Thanks, JoAnn

  4. I caught a glimpse of a past Stonegable mantel lined with pumpkins. I remember how pretty it was. Is there a way to see a picture of the full mantel. I’m thinking I would love to copy it this year! Thank you for all the inspiration. I always love your work and enjoy your blog daily!

  5. Hi Yvonne! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. You have quite the eye for design and your tips are so helpful. I’ve already used your white and green theme for my fall decorating.and I love the change. Thanks again and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for Christmas!

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