Fall is my favorite time of year and decorating for fall is one of the things I love about fall. I start decorating with Pumpkins since they add color and organic beauty to our home both inside and out.
Down south we do not have a “real” fall experience since everything is green and it is still hot, therefore our decor has to create the fall experience. We have a dilemma with fresh pumpkins rotting almost immediately if left outside so to solve that I use faux pumpkins. I make a ton of fabric pumpkins using my easy sew fabric pumpkin pattern and instructions from this earlier post.
If you have been following my blog then you know I make pillows for every holiday and I wanted to make a new pumpkin pillow in traditional colors. It needed to be easy to sew (just one seam), therefore it could not have a zipper so I used my envelope pillow technique you can find in the earlier post. You can see how I made the pillow in this earlier post.
This year I am going to decorate with the traditional fall colors and I wanted to share some fall decorating ideas and some extra inspiration from other amazing bloggers (you will see more at the end of this post.)
Start by gathering items you already have one hand and see if you need anything else. If so can you make some items or do you need to purchase them? You can see my favorite decor wish list HERE.
Why not enjoy time with family making some fall crafts?
The fabric pumpkin below I used the leftover fabric from my throw pillow to make it in minutes. These can be made in size and you can use an old flannel shirt for the fabric.
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- Fall leaves (faux)
- Solar lights (it gets dark early in the fall)
- Moscow mule (mug)
- Fall Pillows
- FREE Pumpkin Pattern
The mini stuffed fabric pumpkin took only a few minutes to make. It is so easy even the kids can make them. I have offered this as a local class as a fundraiser for the local children home and kids come and make beautiful pumpkins too.
They have used all t-shirts and flannel shirts to make them. You can read more about my favorite 9-year-old helper HERE. She was teaching other ladies how to make them since she was an instant expert.
This cozy spot is waiting for me to curl up with a good book and take in some fall afternoon sun and just relax.
Decorating with Fall Flowers
Fall colors can be found in nature and we have plenty to choose from in the fall. The sunflowers and yellow coneflowers are still in bloom so I am using them to create a fall vibe in my secret garden (this is the area outside my studio.)
It calls my name to come out and have a chai break. Nature is the best place to take a break to recharge and refresh. The bonus is getting a dose of vitamin D.
Coneflowers are a wonderful addition to your garden they are a perennial so you only have to plant them once and enjoy them every summer and fall.
Adding some texture and color with cozy throws and pillows the fastest way to add some fall color.
Fall Outdoor Lighting
One thing I miss in fall is the longer days, in other words, the extra sunshine, therefore I added solar lights. I built some easy DIY Lanterns and Obelisk with solar lights.
The beautiful trellis in the background will have lanterns added as well. You can see how to build an easy trellis HERE. I purchase some solar tealights and solar fairy lights I cannot wait to try out.
More Creative Pumpkin Decorating Ideas
My daughter, Olivia, is an artist and blogger and she created a 3D fabric pumpkin that sewed easily I cannot wait to make one too. I think I will make a collection of these fabric pumpkins for my front porch since they will not rot.
If you are like me and save recycle jars then you are going to enjoy this DIY Pumpkin Lights idea by Chas from Chas’s Crazy Creations.
How about an amazing Boho Fall Decorated front porch with a DIY fall wreath? Jessica from Jessica Welling Interiors decorated her porch in Boho chic style and she shares how to make a fall wreath too.
Rustic Pumpkin Fall Decorating
Nothing says welcome like a gorgeous wreath on your front door. Of course, wreaths can be used indoors as well. Kirsten, from Tribe of Burton, shares her step by step fall wreath making directions for this rustic cotton and pumpkin wreath.
I enjoy how Kirsten added a punch of color with the pale turquoise yarn and the nod to the south with the added cotton. Did I mention Kirsten lives in the same town as me? There are cotton fields just a couple of miles from our homes.
If you are like me and have a ton of buttons then you are going to love this dollar store painted pumpkin transformation by Rebecca from Zucchini Sisters. Rebecca has a flair for using vintage items combined with everyday items and creating one-of-a-kind home decor.
When I think of fall I think of cozy sweaters and pumpkins so this adorable chunky yarn pumpkin is the perfect combination to set a cozy fall mood. You can find the complete how-to at Just The Perfect Piece.
Fall Decorating – Key Elements
It is all about cozy warmth, muted colors, and pumpkins. To create a cohesive fall vignette, table setting, or outdoor space you will want to make sure that all your key elements have a similar vibe. In other words, if you are using all muted colors in a vintage style, you would not want to add a bright and wild tie-dyed throw.
Wood tones add warmth to your decor naturally and speaking of nature fall is harvest time so add some gords, pumpkins, flowers, bittersweet, vines, and cotton too.
Candle lights are warm and inviting I like to use solar candles that do not melt outside.
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