7 inexpensive ways to decorate your home for fall

7 inexpensive ways to decorate your home for fall

Decorating for fall can be a fun way to welcome the colorful season and appreciate the bountiful harvest that comes with it. Fall themes and colors also make your home feel warmth and comfortable, just in time for the onset of the long wintry months.

It's easy to bring fall into your home by adding decorations in every room, and you won't even have to undergo any major transformations to your living space!


Introduce fall colors into your living room by throwing burgundy, burnt orange, ocher, golden yellow or poppy red pillows onto your sofa. If you like prints, choose pillows with fall designs like leaves and branches.


Why not create a bedroom with warm inviting bedding to cuddle up in during the cool fall months? Transform your bedroom into a warm retreat by using complementary colors of brown, yellow and orange for your pillow covers, bedspread and blanket.

To add a touch of nature, choose a duvet cover with fall prints such as leaves and acorns.


Fall colors are typically warm and vibrant, so they'll brighten up almost any dull room in the home. Embrace fall by hanging window curtains in pumpkin yellow, shades of orange or deep crimson to mark the fall colors in leaves.

Depending on your taste, you can choose plain curtains featuring fall colors or those with fall designs. Select heavier textured fabric over light fabric to keep off the cool fall breeze as well as the chilly winter right after fall.

Complement bright fall colors with lighter ones. For example, choose a burnt orange curtain for your living room to complement with your light orange-peel colored sofa. In order to help you decide on the color combination for your home, consult an online color wheel.


Place rugs in your living room for a warm, inviting feel. Rugs do more than protect your floor: They also provide comfort and warmth during fall when temperatures drop. The trick to choosing the right rugs this fall is to incorporate intricate patterns and warm earthy colors like deep red, yellow, orange or brown for a cozy look and feel.

Tabletop decorations

The easiest way to decorate for fall is to bring natural elements like pumpkins or acorns inside of the home. Decorate your kitchen table with a huge pumpkin or several small pumpkins on a round wooden plate, or fill up a huge glass jar with colorful ears of corn as a kitchen centerpiece.

Introduce a rustic look by placing wooden or wicker baskets around the room and arrange holly, oranges and cinnamon sticks in it. If acorns or pine cones are plentiful near your home, why not use them as decoration? Next time you're outside, see what you can bring into your home as a tabletop decoration. 


The easiest way to make your home feel like fall is to fill it with a typical fall scent, like cinnamon or pumpkin spice. Line cinnamon sticks around a thick plain candle to fill the room with a subtle cinnamon scent, or burn scented candles that carry a hint of spice or apple.

Wall display

Fill a wall with fall decor by framing colorful leaves of burnt orange, reddish brown, golden yellow and ocher. Simply press fall leaves onto a plain white backing and then frame your DIY creation. 

For professional fall decorating advice, consider hiring an interior decorator.

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