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Fall Decor Ideas – Everything Pumpkins

Fall is my favorite time of year, and decorating is one thing I love about fall. So I start decorating with Pumpkins since they add color and organic beauty to our home both inside and out.

We do not have a “real” fall experience down south 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. To solve that, I use faux pumpkins. I make many fabric pumpkins using my easy sew fabric pumpkin pattern and instructions from this earlier post.

If you have been following my blog, you know I make pillows for every holiday, and I wanted to create 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.

Chair with plant and pumpkin pillow

Chair with plant and pumpkin pillow

Fall Decorating

This year, I will 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?

I used the leftover fabric from my throw pillow for the fabric pumpkin below to make it in minutes. 

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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’s home, and kids come and make beautiful pumpkins.

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.

Easy Sew Fabric pumpkin

Easy Sew Fabric pumpkin

This cozy spot is waiting for me to curl up with a good book, take in some fall afternoon sun, and relax. 

Fall Decorating DIY Pumpkin Pillow

Fall Decorating DIY Pumpkin Pillow

Decorating with Fall Flowers

You can find Fall colors 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.

Sunflowers ring in the fall season_

Sunflowers ring in the fall season

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.

Fall Yellow Coneflowers

Fall Yellow Coneflowers

Adding some texture and color with cozy throws and pillows the fastest way to add some fall color.

Chair with Pumpkin Pillow and throw

Chair with Pumpkin Pillow and throw

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.

Chair with pumpkin pillow, trellis and obelisk

Chair with pumpkin pillow, trellis, and obelisk

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.

Fall Decorating with DIY fabric pumpkins

Fall Decorating with DIY fabric pumpkins

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.

Boho Fall Decorated Front Porch

Boho Fall Decorated Front Porch

Setting the perfect fall table is easy with DIY painted pumpkins in coppers tones. Lia, from Southern Yankee DIY shares how she transformed dollar store pumpkins into stunning fall decor.

Fall Table Decorating with DIY Painted Pumpkins

Fall Table Decorating with DIY Painted Pumpkins

Rustic Pumpkin Fall Decorating

Nothing says welcome like a gorgeous wreath on your front door, but, Of course, wreaths can be used indoors as welFromrom Tribe of BurtoKirsten n, 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.

Rustic DIY Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Rustic DIY Fall Pumpkin Wreath

If you are like me and have a ton of butt, you will 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.

Vintage style painted pumpkin

Vintage style painted pumpkin

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.

Chunky yarn pumpkin makeover

Chunky yarn pumpkin makeover

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.

You might also enjoy these posts:

DIY Pumpkin Wreath

Easy DIY Fall Signs

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you found some easy and quick fall inspiration. Please join the Fall Newsletter to get all the inspiration delivered to your inbox. I love keeping in touch so please say hello in the comments below.

See you soon,

Kippi

 

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Ann Butler

Thursday 13th of August 2020

So many wonderful ideas here! Thanks for sharing!

Meg Daves

Thursday 13th of August 2020

The flannel shirt pumpkin is my favorite! So creative!!

Laura Kelly Walters

Tuesday 11th of August 2020

These are all absolutely amazing!

Beverly

Sunday 9th of August 2020

Kippi, I love your pumpkin pillow. so cute. It's hard to think of fall when it is so hot. I did pin it however. Congratulations, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2020/08/over-moon-linky-party_9.html. Hugs, Bev

Sandi

Sunday 9th of August 2020

I love all your fall ideas! I can’t wait to try a pumpkin. Thank you. Hugs,

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