Best Fall Home Decor Ideas: Transforming Your Space with Autumnal Charm

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Get ready to transform your home into a cozy autumn oasis with the best fall home decor ideas! From front porch makeovers to stunning floral arrangements, this article will take you through a variety of creative and charming ways to add a touch of fall to every corner of your home. Whether you're a crafting aficionado or just looking for simple yet beautiful ideas, we've got you covered. Get ready to be inspired and create a warm and inviting space that will make you fall in love with the season all over again!

Try a Pair of Fall Planters

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Erin Kelly

To prepare your entire home for the season, start with fall porch decor. Creating an inviting scene can be as simple as placing two large planters filled with dried blooms on either side of the front door. Preserved hydrangeas bring autumn color to this bungalow designed by Leanne Ford.

Front porch and door decor for fall

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If you want to enhance your home with a touch of fall but are short on time, an autumn-inspired wreath will add character to your front door. Depending on your style, you can opt for a simple twist or swag of fall leaves or go for a more elaborate look with various textures, dried flowers, and even a burlap bow.

Balmuda The Lantern

The spookiest season of the year calls for some mood lighting. Even if you prefer a more ambient vibe rather than a scary one, Cynthia Montoya, lead designer and founder of Urban Gypsy: Styled, suggests opting for dimmable bulbs or ones that change color with Wi-Fi or using Alexa. You can also add some flair with outdoor lanterns that offer the same functionality.

Living room fall decor

Autumn Hayride Candle

As with every season, Richardson says, one of the best ways to evoke the feeling of fall in your home is through smell. “Choose pumpkin spice, clove, or cinnamon candles and light them in your family room. Lighting more than one will fill the whole home with the unmistakable fragrance of fall,” she says.

Threshold Oversized Woven Pumpkin Lumbar Throw Pillow

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Your couch might already have a throw pillow or two, but now is the time to make it seasonally appropriate. Swap out your everyday ones for orange, red, brown, yellow, deep green, and other fall colors. Have fun with textures and sizes, too, as they'll all make your autumn nap more comfortable, Richardson adds.

Madison Park Chunky Double Knit Handmade Throw Blanket

Grab a chunky knit blanket in olive, clay, or putty colors to continue incorporating those fall tones into your current decor, recommends Montoya.

"For an enhanced look, finish with rich cotton or velvet curtains in copper and dusty rose tones to really embrace the fall and winter months and give your home the warm cozy vibe you desire," she adds.

Mantel Fall Decor

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"To create a focal point, lean a large mirror on your mantle and layer a framed photo of friends or family in front of the mirror to the right or left to make it off-center," Richardson recommends. This brings attention to the heart (aka the hearth) of your space.

Hitomigift Dried Flower Bouquet

hitomigift Dried Flower Bouquet

Dried florals are commonly found in fall-inspired bouquets and wreaths, but they can stand just as strong on their own. Richardson recommends finding an old jar or favorite vase and placing it on one end of the mantle. Then, fill it with dried fall florals and use ribbon in fall colors to add a decorative bow around the container to finish the space.

Fresh Olive Leaf & Myrtle Garland


Montoya says this season is all about oversized greenery. You can do this with a big garland that wraps around your mantel. Or, you can collect vases that mix ceramic, terra cotta and woven rattan to fill with dried or fresh flowers. "Seasonal colors can have a big impact with lots of colors, or you can keep fall neutral with dried okra, wheat and pampas branches," she adds.

Add a Green Tablescape

fall decor ideas green tablescapeSomewhat Simple

It may seem counterintuitive to focus on greenery when the environment around you is turning so many other colors. But using eucalyptus to create a green tablescape feels so earthy! Using neutral accents and pops of gold add to the ambiance.

Get the tutorial at Somewhat Simple.


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Dried Flower Wreath

Dried flowers are having a huge moment right now. To create this stunning wreath, nestle dried branches, flowers and grass into the wreath form and be sure they are secure by weaving them into the wreath base. Start with larger items and add smaller, thinner items on top. Then, wire the dried fruit on last with floral wire by threading through the holes and wrapping it around the wreath form (you may need hot glue if the dried fruit you are using has no holes).


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Retro Carved Pumpkin

Your Halloween pumpkins can last way into the fall season when they are painted in a neutral hue and feature carvings that are more sophisticated, such as these diamond shapes.

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Tin Punched Votive Candles

A Beautiful Mess

Let the entire family join in on this craft, where they'll paint tin cans to transform them into votives. You'll need a punch tool or nail to hammer holes for the wording.

Get the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess »

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Paper Leaf and Mandarin Garland

A Beautiful Mess

Here's a garland you can keep on the stairwell all season long, even before fall officially starts! For this fun garland, just let your orange slices air dry for a few days or dry them in the oven.

Get the tutorial from A Beautiful Mess »

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Wooden Wreath

Alice and Lois

You'll only need a few supplies to recreate this DIY wooden wreath by Alice & Lois. Paint thinly sliced wood craft pieces in fall hues, like shades of red, orange and yellow. Then, layer the different pieces to form a wreath shape.

Get the tutorial from Alice & Lois »


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Bless'er House

It's surprisingly simple to create your own pressed leaf art. Once you gather the prettiest leaves from your backyard, you can press them between the pages of a large book or between layers of wax paper with heavy books on top. A few days later, you can put them in rustic picture frames to recreate this gallery wall.

Get the tutorial from Bless'er House »


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Wood Beam Pumpkin

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Wood Crate Centerpiece

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Maize Corn Vase

Mike Garten

A plain glass vase gets a festive fall upgrade with dried corn on the cob and florals. Use raffia in a matching metallic color to keep the corn and flowers together. It's a gorgeous centerpiece that'll wow your dinner guests.

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Pressed Leaf Pumpkins

Mike Garten

Easily attach pressed flowers and leaves to your faux pumpkins using Mod Podge. Coat your gourds with the glue first before using tweezers to carefully place the leaves on top. Smooth out the design with a paintbrush before adding another coat of Mod Podge over the designs.


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Pumpkin Succulent Family

fall decor ideas pumpkins with succulents on topThe House That Lars Built

A family made of pumpkins and succulents makes adorable outdoor decor. Simply carve out the top of the pumpkins and gourds. Scoop out the seeds and guts before adding rocks and succulents inside. Draw faces on the gourds with paint and voila! Your new neighbors are only a few steps away.

Get the tutorial from The House That Lars Built »


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Pumpkin Flower Pots

Mike Garten

These cute flower arrangements are perfect for your mantel, porch or dining room table. Carve out the top of a mini pumpkin. Cut out the bottom of a water bottle and place it inside the gourd to use as a vase before filling it with your favorite blooms.

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Fall Table Wreath

Kim Cornelison

Forget evergreens! Surround a candle collection with a beautiful fall wreath made of moss and other natural elements. Use a foam wreath base and hot glue the moss to all sides. Decorate as desired, and center it on the table around candles. Light and enjoy!

Contrasting Candle

Peter Krumhardt

Make a bold statement with contrast. The blue and orange hues in this fall centerpiece bounce off each other; the yellow stones at the bottom soften the scheme. Adhere leaves to the inside (if they're far enough from the candle flame) or outside of a vase filled with your choice of stones and candles. Surround with miniature pumpkins to complete the look.

Update Your Chalkboard

The Turquoise Home

Admit it: You have a chalkboard somewhere in your home. Well, grab it, add a pretty gold frame and a cute fall quote, and voila! You've got yourself a new outlook for the season. Surround it with a few pumpkins or some dried grass to finish the look.

Get the tutorial at The Turquoise Home.


Craft a Floral Monogram Pumpkin

Ryan Dausch

A roll of painter's tape, a few flower stencils, a foam pouncer, and some craft paint is what you'll need to make these gorgeous gourds. Draw thick block letters on each pumpkin, then outline them with painter's tape and tape stencils within them. Next, use the pouncer to dab the paint onto the pumpkin to fill in the stencil. Let dry, then remove the tape to reveal the finished product.


Create Seasonal Candles

It's Always Autumn

If you love candles, chances are you've got some plain ones hanging around. All you need are some faux leaves, waxed paper, and a hair dryer to spruce them up! We love the wood display piece for added fall flair, too.

Get the tutorial at It's Always Autumn.


Decorate with a Dried Grass Wreath

The Merrythought

Instead of just putting a wreath on your door, consider hanging it on a wall, especially if you have empty space to fill. A dried grass wreath adds a beautiful seasonal touch.

Find the tutorial at The Merrythought.

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Put Pumpkins Centerstage

Everyday Home

When in doubt, add a pumpkin! You can easily transform a simple potted plant into a seasonal centerpiece by placing a pumpkin of your choice. Add smaller pumpkins at each place setting to create a cohesive theme.

Find the tutorial at Everyday Home.

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Arrange Rustic Fall Florals

Homemade by Carmona

Fall is the perfect time to give your home a rustic farmhouse makeover. One way to do this is by adding a floral arrangement in yellow, purple, and natural colors. Displaying it in a galvanized bucket will give it a picturesque look.

Find the tutorial at Homemade by Carmona.

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Add Color to Your Kitchen

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If you love minimalist designs, you can still have a festive look in your kitchen by simply adding some pumpkins to your counter.

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Display Prized Collections

a brown wood hutch displaying a collection of wild game platesLincoln Barbour

Show off your fall-themed collections by displaying them in a dark wood hutch. Mix them with pieces of white pottery and smoky glassware for an eclectic look. For a simple flower arrangement, layer feathers in a crock.


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Create a Warm Welcome

create a warm welcome in your entry with cozy fall colors, flowers, and a soft rugHelen Norman

Make your guests feel at home from the moment they arrive at your front door. Decorate your doorway with fall-themed decorations to enhance its appeal. Once inside, use cozy paint colors, fresh flowers, and a soft vintage runner to create a special entry hall.



Pumpkin Flower Tower

pumpkin flower tower for Halloween decorBecky Luigart-Stayner

Make a statement at your fall event with a pumpkin flower tower. Stack three white pumpkins and remove the stems. Secure them together using wooden skewers. Attach floral foam and insert flowers, foliage, and berries to create a stunning centerpiece.


Plumed Centerpiece

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Elevate your table decor with a unique centerpiece. Hollow out a tall gourd and place a piece of floral foam inside. Fill it with feathers, foliage, and flowers for a festive look. For extra flair, cover pumpkins with turkey or pheasant feathers.

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Set the Mood

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Create a welcoming atmosphere in your entryway to set the tone for fall gatherings. Use wood accents for a rustic feel and add pops of red with blooms and accessories.


Bring in Flowers

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Add a touch of elegance to any room by incorporating fresh flowers. Even though flowers are commonly associated with spring and summer, there are plenty of varieties that bring fall vibes. Try placing a seasonal arrangement in unexpected places, like a luxurious California bathroom.


Hang Woven Pieces for Homey Texture

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Add texture and dimension to a collection of framed artwork by hanging woven baskets and trays on the wall. This idea works well throughout the year, but the rich browns of the woven pieces complement pumpkin-colored pillows and fall florals.



Simple Fall Sign

Better Homes & Gardens / Jason Donnelly

Swap out your usual artwork for autumn-themed paintings or photography to create an understated fall decor. You can also create custom artwork by printing phrases like "hello fall" or "happy fall y'all." When the season ends, switch to holiday designs.

Cozy Quarters

Paul Dyer

Add a touch of fall to your child's bedroom or guest room with simple autumn decorating ideas. A thick quilt and plush pillows not only look nice but also keep you warm as the temperatures drop. Use a neutral color palette to create a serene and relaxing space.

Fall Door Greeter

Kim Cornelison

Create a DIY marigold wreath in minutes. Use a vine or a preformed grapevine wreath as the base, and insert marigold stems or other flowers to achieve the desired look. This festive door decor will be sure to impress your guests.

Outdoor Accents

Jason Donnelly

Make sure your front porch is decorated for fall as it sets the tone for guests. Enhance your porch with a seasonal garland, such as a natural grapevine, wrapped around the columns. Choose durable decorations that can withstand the elements.

Festive Doormat

Better Homes & Gardens / Carson Downing

Create a warm welcome for your guests with a custom doormat featuring a pumpkin design. You can easily make one using a paper template and crafts paint.

Natural Fall Wreath

Werner Straube

Don't limit fall wreaths to just your front door. Hang them throughout your home, such as above a mantel or along a staircase, to add a touch of autumn charm. Coordinate them with plaid throws for an extra cozy feel.

Pumpkin Vase

Kim Cornelison

Instead of carving spooky faces into pumpkins, use them as vases for seasonal flowers. Hollow out a pumpkin and fill it with fall foliage for a unique and eye-catching centerpiece.

Editor's Tip

To make your flower arrangement last longer, place the flowers in a vase of water that fits snugly within the pumpkin.

Cute Carved Pumpkins

Better Homes & Gardens / Adam Albright

No fall decor is complete without a carved pumpkin. Take it up a notch by carving unique designs, such as monstera leaves or succulents. If you prefer a more traditional look, carve a simple smiling face.

Natural Centerpiece

Better Homes & Gardens / Kritsada Panichgul

Create a stunning fall centerpiece using garden-grown elements. Hollow out a gourd and place it on a rustic cake stand. Fill it with vibrant flowers in fall colors like zinnias, dahlias, mums, and daisies.

Welcome Guests in Style


Make your front porch welcoming with a DIY doormat. Dressing up your front steps for the season is a must-do, and it can be done without any fancy equipment.

Find the tutorial at Feeling Nifty.


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Erin Cavoto is the Editorial Assistant at, covering food, holidays, home decor, and more.

Add Foliage to Pumpkins

a pumpkin decorated with leavesAlison Goottee

Skip the traditional carved pumpkins and create a unique decoration by using Mod Podge to attach pressed leaves to a white pumpkin.


Headshot of Anna LoganAnna Logan

Senior Homes & Style Editor

Anna Logan is the Senior Homes & Style Editor at Country Living, where she covers design and decorating trends, home features, and gift guides. She also produces home features and styles content for the print magazine. When she isn’t working, she can often be found digging around antique shops for the perfect find. Follow her adventures on Instagram!

Warm Outdoor Setup

Mike Garten

Create a beautiful tablescape in your outdoor space with terracotta planters filled with fall flowers, lanterns, and festive dishware. Add texture with a layered outdoor rug, faux fur throws, and plaid blankets.


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Associate Lifestyle Editor

Alyssa Gautieri is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design. Prior to joining GH in 2022, she wrote for publications including ELLE Decor, Chairish,, Unique Homes Magazine, and LODGING Magazine, in addition to crafting product copy for home brands like BrylaneHome and VIGO Industries.

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Assistant Editor

Mariah Thomas is an assistant editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers home and lifestyle content. She has more than four years of editorial experience, having written for TLC, Apartment Therapy, Women's Health, and Avocado Magazine. She received her master's degree in journalism from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and published her first book, Heart and Soul: Poems of Thoughts and Emotions, in 2019. She is also the founder of RTF Community, a platform for creatives of color to connect, learn, and showcase their work.

Fall Corn Garland

Blaine Moats

Add a festive touch to your decor with a string of Indian corn garland. This colorful symbol of abundance can be easily created using twine and eye hooks. Alternate corncobs with looped cornhusks for a charming display.

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Spider Web Drink Umbrellas

After creating these adorable mini spider web umbrellas, you can place them in your drinks or anywhere on the table to add a spooky touch to your decor. To make them, use a Cricut machine to cut out a spider web template on 12x12 black craft paper. Use a bone folder to score the straight lines that lead to the center, creating an umbrella shape by folding them. Then, hot glue the center of the web to a skewer stick. Now, get ready to enjoy your adorable creations!


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Outdoor Fall Decor

Artificial Orange Pumpkins

Artificial Orange Pumpkins

Nothing evokes the feeling of fall more than a pile of pumpkins. The options are endless, from real to faux, colorful or classic orange, textured or smooth. Have fun with this part of decorating and experiment with different groupings. According to Richardson, you can pile the pumpkins by a tree, along a sidewalk, or use bales of hay to create varying levels of display.

Fireplace Features

Make Your Fireplace the Focal Point of Your Living Room

It might be too early to light a fire, but you can still make your fireplace the center of attention in your living room. Simply place some pumpkins strategically in the empty fireplace for a simple autumn decorating idea. Then, decorate the mantel above with a display of dried grass, ornamental kale, and seasonal produce.

As the leaves start to change and the air becomes crisp, it's time to bring the warmth and beauty of the fall season into your home. From front porch decorations to cozy living room accents, there are endless possibilities for creating the perfect fall atmosphere. Try adding a pair of fall planters to your entryway or jazzing up your mantel with a retro carved pumpkin. Don't forget to bring the outdoors in with a pressed leaf gallery wall or a wooden wreath adorned with autumn foliage. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, these fall decor ideas will surely add a touch of autumn magic to your space.

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