Fall is one of my favorite times of year for home decorating. The season itself emphasizes warmth and comfort, and brings us closer to simpler things, and shouldn’t that be what our homes are all about? These amazing bloggers show you how to add cozy warmth to your home with these fall decorating ideas!

 

Fall Decorating Ideas: 25 Ways to Make Your Home Fall Cozy

 

Fall Decorating Ideas

Designer’s Number One DIY Fall Decor Secret

Save money by focusing your fall decor. Instead of spreading a few items here or there around the room only to have them get visually lost, concentrate your fall decorating ideas on the natural focal point of the room. If you have a fireplace mantel, an entry table, or a built in book case, these would all be great areas to generate some fall “cozy”.

Check out how ‘Randi Garrett Design‘ created this pretty DIY fall decor at her front entry table, making it the first thing guests see when they step in the door. Give your visitors a taste of your autumn style first thing! We love how she used the same gold and white in her fall decor as she does with her home accessories.

 

Sanctuary Home Decor‘ used a sofa table to create their fall home decor display. The greenery is simple (like fall should be!) but adds some life to the display to give it some energy. Big fan of the white and grey pumpkins!

 

Got a fireplace? You can create pretty fall mantel decor using rustic and warm decor you already have around the house. Then add fall finds from the farmers market, the potting shed, the craft store, even the dollar store!  Get inspired to make your fall mantel the only thing your guests want to look at, like they did over at the ‘Liz Marie Blog‘. Be sure to jump over and check out her other awesome fall decorating ideas!

 

Diane from ‘In My Own Style‘ takes you through exactly how to decorate your mantel for fall in easy steps! She has several great inspirational photos for different ways to style your fall fireplace, and she even has a tutorial for her wood bead garland! (Love it!)

 

Beth at ‘Home Stories A to Z‘ can teach you exactly how to create a seasonal fall vignette, which is exactly what we are talking about.

Fall Decorating Ideas: 10 Ways to Make Your Home Fall Cozy

 

Fall Candles

Candles are a natural during the season, but the price of them can be unreasonable. Create one of a kind candles with these easy tutorials and not only decorate with them, but scent your home as well.

Make these floating DIY fall candles with this tutorial from ‘The Country Chic Cottage‘. Not only do these add a pretty touch of fall color to your home, they make your whole house smell autumn awesome! Easy and cheap to make, and she even has a video for you.

 

Make something a little more neutral and natural by following the step by step instructions for this twig votive candle DIY from ‘Freutcake‘.

 

If all you are looking for is a quaint little candle that looks and smells just like an expensive boutique find, then try the Sandalwood & Fig DIY fall candle from ‘A Ballad of Bright‘. This is a super easy DIY fall decor project that even makes great gifts!

 

No fall festivities are complete without these mini pumpkin candle holders from ‘Domestically Blissful‘. These are sooo freakin’ easy, and perfect simple centerpieces any day of the week, all autumn long!

 

Fall Home Decor You Can make

Learn to make these pretty fall fabric pumpkins from ‘Little House of Four‘. You don’t have to worry about anything spoiling with these pumpkins, and you can make as many as you need to group around your fall vignettes!

 

Make these paper lanterns for fall with this leaf design with the instructions from ‘Houseful of Handmade‘. She has other tutorials for more lanterns you can make for Halloween and Christmas as well!

 

You can DIY this incredible fall sign yourself! ‘Sincerely Sara D.’ shows you how to transfer an image onto wood, and even gives you the free printable to use! Don’t want to make the sign? Go ahead and have it printed anyway, and just tuck it into a picture frame!

 

Create your own “stained glass art” for just a couple of dollars. Gather fall leaves and blossoms and press them a few days between paper towels, topped with a couple of heavy books. Pick up two picture frames from the dollar store or discount shop. Remove the glass from one of the frames, and place the leaves on the glass in an attractive design. Place the glass from the second frame over the first, sandwiching the leaves between. Use a small amount of clear packing tape to seal the edges of the two panes of glass together. Now place back into one of the frames, secure in back, and hang in a brightly lit window.

When I came up with this fall decorating idea years ago, I never thought of the easier way of doing it that Yvonne over at ‘Stone Gable‘ has figured out! Check out her falling leaves DIY tutorial and make these amazing pieces!

 

Fall Pillows & Covers DIY

Warm up your throw pillows for fall with a no-sew treatment! Simply lay a piece of fall hued fabric at least several inches larger than the pillow on a flat surface, and then lay your pillow over the fabric on the diagonal. Now fold the fabric around the pillow exactly as you would wrap a present, tucking excess fabric if necessary. Use safety pins to secure the fabric on the back of the pillow. Use ribbon or raffia to wrap the pillow and adorn your 5 minute creation!

Totally obsessed with this fall pillow DIY from ‘Whipperberry‘. This is done with a Cricut vinyl cutting machine, but you could buy iron on vinyl letters and do the same thing. One of the things that’s great about neutral fall home decor is that it won’t interfere with what you already have existing in the room. Love!

 

If you don’t want to replace all your existing throw pillows for every season or holiday, ‘Made in a Day‘ has a perfect solution! Pillow wraps! Make these fall pillow wraps to go around your existing pillows with her complete tutorial.

 

Using Branches in Fall Decorating

Gather interesting branches from your yard or a neighbors. Curling, gnarled, and colorful branches add extra character! Now just hang over mantels, over headboards, and make smaller ones for over bathroom mirrors and closet doors. Designer fall decorating look, for pennies! You can also make those cool cotton branches you see at the craft store at home! Turn them into a centerpiece like Lucy Akins did at ‘Ehow‘. Check out her step by step directions for using things around the house to make these faux branches.

 

Fall Throw Blankets to Make

Toss a cozy throw blanket over a comfy chair, and stack a couple of well read books on the table nearby for a fall inspired “time out”. Make sure you leave a spot for your hot cocoa!

Learn how to make a fleece blanket with pom poms with this tutorial from ‘Sugar Bee Crafts‘. She has photos of the whole project to make sure you understand exactly how to make this handmade throw.

 

Have a throw blanket you already love, but want to update it? Then follow the instructions at ‘Bre Purposed‘ and add these giant, fun and elegant pom poms to give it real cozy fall style!

 

Make these easy & beautiful DIY fleece blankets from, ironically, ‘It’s Always Autumn‘!

 

Baskets for Fall Decor

Baskets seem to symbolize the harvest, so bring a couple in, line them with fabric and fill with the bounty of the season. Pumpkin, squash, apples, pears and pomegranates all look as great as they taste.

Make this lighted fall basket with the step by step instructions from ‘Clean and Scentsible‘. This is a perfect fall decorating idea to light up any corner of your home, or even your porch!

 

The ‘Liz Marie Blog‘ has the most simple fall decorating idea yet… A basket of pumpkins! She added some faux greenery and that’s it! It doesn’t have to be complicated to be pretty.

 

Love this fall home decor vignette with the wire basket and mini pumpkins from ‘A Pumpkin and a Princess‘!

Fall Basket

 

More DIY Fall Home Decor Ideas

Make this gorgeous DIY fall wreath from ‘Southern Living‘! Remember, you can hang a wreath over a mirror or window, above a mantel or on an interior door too. You can check out our post on DIY Fall Wreath Ideas over at our sister site OhMeOhMy too!

 

You can even use grocery store finds to create amazing DIY fall decor. So try our post on Decorating with Pumpkins and Gourds… Not a Jack-O-Lantern in the bunch! Or jump on over to our post on Fall Front Porch Decorating Ideas!

Now take all those great ideas, roll them together, and entertain in your fall home! Create a gorgeous table for your guests with these fall table decor ideas from ‘A Beautiful Mess‘. We love how they went outside the traditional color palette for fall and got bright and fun.

 

We hope you got tons of great inspiration for making a cozy fall home withe these fall decorating ideas and home decor! Check out our post on Fall Craft : DIY Fall Leaf Decor as well! And don’t forget to join our Home & Garden DIY Facebook group and our Pinterest page so you see right away when we post new ideas and advice!

Note : This post has been freshened with updated projects.

Image Credits: Sanctuary Home Decor, Randi Garrett Design, Liz Marie Blog, In My Own Style, Home Stories A to Z, The Country Chic Cottage, Freutcake, A Ballad of Bright, Domestically Blissful, Little House Of Four, Houseful of Handmade, Sincerely Sara D., Stone Gable, Whipperberry, Made in a Day, Ehow, Sugar Bee Crafts, Bre Purposed, It's Always Autumn, Clean and Scentsible, Liz Marie Blog, A Pumpkin and a Princess, Southern Living



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14 Comments

  1. Jami August 14, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Focusing on just one focal point in the room is a great idea. A group of things mated together is much better than scattering them around where they lose their eye appeal. Thanks for the reminder as this works especially well at christmas for those of us who want to simplify.

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  2. stacy m October 1, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    How can I get those musical note candles?!?

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    1. Kathy Woodard June 21, 2016 at 7:14 am

      I’m sorry, it’s not our project so we have no idea… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

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    2. Susan M. July 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      We made music note candles for Christmas last year. We took scrapbook paper and trimmed it to the height of the pillar candle. Then covered it in ModPodge to apply the paper to the candle. For a frosted look, we then covered the applied paper in ModPodge and rolled the candle in a mixture of snow effect glitter and epsom salt. You might try searching frosted candles or Christmas candles on Pinterest for more ideas.

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      1. Norma Rolader October 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm

        Thank you for the great information

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    3. Hope August 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Stacy,
      Just get some music sheets from 2nd hand stores, online, etc. Cut them to the height and length you want. Apply Mod Podge on the candle and apply the music sheet on it. Let dry and mod podge again. Let dry really well. Good luck!

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    4. Kathy A August 29, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      I have printed on tissue paper before so you could make your own. I taped tissue onto a sheet of paper & put it through my printer. Or even print on thin linen or other fancy paper to make it easier & wrap around a candle. Also, I’ve used stamps/ink pad on tissue paper to decoupage {less change of smearing}.

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  3. Teresa November 1, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    I absolutely love the upholstered bench in the fireplace photo. Do you have any contact information as to where this can be purchased? Or even the fabric manufacturer?

    Thanks!

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    1. Kathy Woodard June 21, 2016 at 7:13 am

      I’m sorry, it’s not our project so we have no idea… Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

      Reply
  4. Small Talk Mama November 2, 2015 at 3:47 am

    Love the simple and inexpensive touches! I’m definitely making myself a leaf pillow… or two.

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  5. Becky Johnson August 1, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    I love the leaf pillow and the candles decorated with seeds, beans etc. Becky

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  6. Norma Rolader October 13, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Beautiful fall information and decor thank you

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  7. Katty Belle October 3, 2019 at 2:10 am

    Fall season is actually the best! I love how cozy all the decorations look like. Decorating home for autumn has never been this exciting. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. India Supply October 10, 2019 at 3:50 am

    This blog is really very amazing and it is very helpful to make our home decorative. Thank you for sharing this blog.

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