Five Simple Fall Decorating Ideas

You don’t have to spend a fortune or a lot of time decorating your house for fall.  You can add just a few touches for little or next to nothing. 

Today, I’m going to talk about easy, simple, cost-effective ways I like to get my home feeling like  fall. 


1.  A bucket or a bowl full of “nature” looks great on any table.  Using simple, natural elements found in your yard or on a walk looks great!



Found horse apples, pine cones, acorns, etc. are great no-cost fillers.  In this bowl I have re-used burlap and raffia.  Acorns and pine cones also keep from year to year. 


2.  Fall flowers


Real or faux doesn’t matter — it’s entirely up to you!


And, if you ask me, flowers can be real or fake. 

Of course, I absolutely love real flowers, but it isn’t always practical.  Like, on my front door for example.  Can you imagine having to water this basket every day?  I’m sure there are people who do it, and more power to them.  I’d rather have faux flowers on my front door and save myself the trouble and the expense every year.

But, if you only like the real deal (which I do too!) you can also get them for FREE from your garden or on the side of the road.   I have definitely been known to pull over and cut a wildflower or two (not Texas bluebonnets, of course, because that’s illegal!).  I am seeing all kinds of wild sunflowers blooming all over the place near my home. I am hoping to score some soon! 


3.  Burlap! 

I know burlap is big right now for every day decorating but I have loved using it for fall decorating for years. 

A painting of a pumpkin on a burlap canvas:

burlap pumpkin painting fall decor




 A burlap table runner: 


A burlap fall sign using burlap and stencils:


 4.  Candles & Vase fillers 

I love, love, love candles no matter what the season so fall is no exception!  And what better way to showcase a candle than to put in in a vase or a pretty glass hurricane and surround it with fall fillers. 


I have collected my vase fillers from year to year and store it in a ziploc bag. 


5.  Signs & Chalkboards 

If you’ve read my blog recently you will know that I love chalkboards.  They are great for any season! 


And, I also like signs.  You can make them yourself or buy them.  I got this one at TJ Maxx the other day and couldn’t resist!


There you have it!  My five easy tips for decorating for fall. 

I have had so much fun sharing my fall decor during the fall link party.  I’m sure there are many more creative and fun ways people are decorating this season. Please go and check them out if you  haven’t already!

Linking up to:

DIY Showoff

The Inspired Room


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12 Responses to Five Simple Fall Decorating Ideas

  1. Laurie says:

    Hi Julie, I’m visiting you from Debbiedoos Pinterest Party and I just pinned your Fall decorating ideas. I love your mantel with the sign you got from TJ Maxx. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower. Would love it if you would stop by and visit me sometime. Have a great weekend.

  2. Vee says:

    Sweet ideas! I think I landed here via The Inspired Room, but have been hopping about so much I’m no longer certain. I see three things that I can do this morning in ten minutes total that will improve things. Thanks so much!

  3. Cheryl says:

    What lovely fall ideas! Creative, beautiful, do-able, and inexpensive…a winning combination!

  4. Yes, it is too nice and unique. It is really surprising for me when I have read it. I am also sharing it with my other friends.

    Decorating ideas

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  8. So cute, I really like the pumpkin motif!

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