20 Fantastic Fall Decorating Ideas

We invite you to bring the sights, scents and warmth of fall to your home with a few simple and creative ideas. Usher in autumn with the like of pumpkins, fall foliage, gourds and pinecones to get your family and guests into the spirit of the season.

From unforgettable autumn colors to a bounty of festive textures and themes, we have the most incredible fall decorating ideas you could ever imagine. Take in these images of seasonal splendor – we guarantee our gallery will definitely provide the inspiration you need to make your home the coziest it can be this fall!

Foliage Banner

Enjoy the season of warm wishes and earthy colors by making a harvest leaf banner to hang on the wall or above a window. Collect the leaves and glue them on to a string of raffia or twine for a fun fall decor idea.

Autumn Welcome

Keep your curb appeal understated with a simple fall welcome for guests. An assortment of pumpkins, potted mums and a dried wreath let everyone know that fall is in the air.

Candle Glow

This collection of scented candles displayed in a rustic basket brings to mind all the earthy hues of the season. Place it in the center of a coffee table and it will fill the room with the warm colors and aromas of autumn.

Nature’s Bounty

Dried flowers, branches, leaves and gourds make a stunner of a door wreath to signify the arrival of fall. Beautiful chrysanthemums, baby crookneck squash and oak leaves come together to create a gorgeous welcome for visitors.

Dainty Arrangements

Head to the craft store and pick up a variety of dried flower buds to make these adorable pumpkin centerpieces to grace your fall dinner table. Choose oranges, rusts and golds and finish with a few sprigs of lavender and berries for bright pops of color.

Gourds Galore

This idea will dress up your front stairs with a veritable cascade of pumpkins, gourds and ivy for an impressive greeting for all who enter. Vary the sizes and colors of fruits to add dimension and visual interest to the arrangement.

Multicolor Maize

Fall just wouldn’t seem right without ears of ornamental corn adorning wreaths, displays and centerpieces all around the house. This decorative corn variety appears in grocery stores and farmer’s markets from late September through November.

Cute Autumn Display

All it takes is a little effort to make your yard come alive for the harvest season. Our idea involves nothing more than simple fall welcome sign, one pumpkin and cool weather pansies for a cute curbside display.

Sensory Perception

Capture the sights and scents of fall by filling the compartments of a shadow box with fragrant favorites like cinnamon, star anise, coffee beans and dried orange slices.

Urban Welcome

You can bring a bit of the fall countryside into the city by creating a still life for your entry stairs. This idea features a range of mums in yellow and purple interspersed with pumpkins and a pair of decorative pots filled to the brim with seasonal plants. A scattering of straw completes the look.

Autumnal Table Setting

Give your afternoon tea a fall feel with these easy touches. A bouquet of russet roses or carnations along with pillar candles wrapped in cinnamon sticks and a mini pumpkin make for a charming table for two.

Pumpkin Pyramid

This project is easy to do if you have access to six fruit crates or wooden boxes. Stack them up and arrange your pumpkins to create a pyramid. Decorate with dried leaves for a unique fall display for the veranda.

Scarecrow Squaredance

Don’t forget the kiddos when it comes to fall decorating. Scarecrows are a favorite of the little ones and they look adorable placed in pairs by a stand of cornstalks. An idea great for your porch or positioned next to the front door.

Elegant Gourds

If you love fall decor but want something a bit more elegant, use an oversized urn to create a formal pumpkin arrangement. Use a rigid foam insert inside the urn and place a bed of hay on top. Secure the pumpkins to the foam and each other with wooden dowels.

Forest Foraging

Take a walk in the woods and gather a bag of pinecones for a straightforward and inexpensive decorating idea. Take a basket of any shape and fill it with your harvest. You can display the pinecones through fall and into the holiday season.

Simple Centerpiece

You don’t have to go overboard to create a fall centerpiece for your dining or buffet table. Two shiny gourds, seasonal berries and pillar candles are all it takes to make a striking arrangement.

Outdoor Cornucopia

This colonial home is all decked out with an assortment of fall vegetation creating a lush cornucopia on either side of the entry. Fall flowers, ornamental lettuce, gourds, pumpkins and cornstalks guide visitors to the front door.

Hayride Season

Nothing reminds us of fall more than the fun of a hayride shared with friends and family. Create the same feeling with a festive grouping of hay bales, giant pumpkins, cornstalks, a basket of colorful gourds and beautiful calico corncobs.

Artful Arrangement

Make an arrangement that’s as pretty as a picture for a side table or anywhere you want to add fall color. Statuesque sunflowers, lily blossoms and variegated pumpkins create the look of an autumn country still life.

Wreath of Plenty

Greet your guests with a beautiful autumn wreath made from grapevine and adorned with silk mums, leaves and mini gourds. Unlike wreaths made from real plant materials, this faux version will maintain its fresh look year after year.


Stefanie is the owner of Interior Charm . A self-proclaimed interior design junkie, she is all about helping people make their homes beautiful