Best Decorating Ideas for Fall | Cozy Up Your Home

Last Updated on August 10, 2022 by Candi Randolph

Cozy up your home with the best decorating ideas for Fall! Give your home a seasonal look with autumn-inspired decor for the mantel, tabletop, furniture accents and more, or go a step or two further with some cooler weather home improvement ideas.

I just love the white pumpkin ‘vase’ of dried and natural flowers, shown below. It is natural, rustic and gorgeous!

Also, with the weather getting cooler (and downright cold!) in many areas, taking the time to invest in a project such as new windows, or perhaps some flooring improvements, might save you stress and money down the road.

best decorating ideas for fall

So let take a look at some ways you can create a home to love, with these fall decorating ideas for the home!

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Cozy Up Your Home with the
Best Decorating Ideas for Fall

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to give your home a seasonal boost. Case in point is the collage of Fall inspired accent decor from Wayfair, Macy’s, Etsy, Ballard Designs, and moreshown below. It is perfect for anyone who is looking for fall decor ideas and decorating on a budget.

Scroll across using the bar at the bottom to see all of the curated suggestions!

Amazing Accessories

When you’re deciding how to freshen up your seasonal look, think Pillows, Throws, Blankets, perhaps a Pouf. Layer the blankets and pile on the pillows for a cozy, inviting home!

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From top left: Fall mini wood books | Cream wood pumpkin | Pumpkin Patch rustic sign | Hey There Pumpkin pillow | Fall Sweet Fall pillow | Wildflower mix wreath | Fall candle set | Crocheted farmhouse pumpkin | Hey There Pumpkin doormat

When the air turns a bit crisper and the leaves start to turn, there is something inside of us that says, “time for that fall decor!”

I’ve curated a lovely group of home decor and accessories that speak to the beautiful Autumn season.


Have a look around your house, maybe take a walk in the neighborhood…see what you might have on hand to create an interesting, natural and festive look that can take you from today up through Christmas. The small bundles of wheat placed under glass cloches are a unique way to display an organic product.

If you like this idea, you find 54 more Easy Fall Decorating Ideas right here!

Give your kitchen a warm, inviting look with the addition of some caramel-colored decor and accessories. If you have a neutral color palette in the kitchen, this could be an awesome Fall inspired statement:


For those of you who want to keep it all natural, here is a creative centerpiece that will keep on giving long after the holidays, if you so choose:

natural centerpiece for autumn

A blend of succulents, pumpkins, seasonal vegetables, and herbs comprise this “good enough to eat” display! Find the easy directions here and create your own.

Fall wreathes handmade from Etsy

What better way to welcome Autumn than with a beautiful, handmade wreath on the front door of our home!

I don’t know about you, but my creativity genes don’t include creating wreaths, but I love the idea of handmade decor.

So I shop online at Etsy, which is where all of the wreaths shown can be purchased. You’ll find hand created fall wreaths that are affordable (less than $100) and perfect for your home.

Search here for your Fall Wreath from Etsy

Fabulous Flooring

When the weather gets cooler outside your tile, vinyl or wood flooring can sometimes feel a little cold and unwelcoming. A beautiful, Fall-inspired area rug can warm your home right up this season.

Light and bright is inviting and relaxing during the summer months, and the fresh addition of a rich area rug will update your look for the upcoming Fall and Winter. Consider these areas as potential landing points for your accent and area rugs:

  • Entry
  • Living Room/Great Room
  • Den
  • Dining Area
  • Bedroom
  • Home Office
Autumn inspired area rugs from Wayfair

Area Rugs from Wayfair

One more tip for you: think about layering your area and accent rugs. There are a couple of different ways to do this:

layering of area rugs and accent rugs

Our example on the left shows a rustic living area with two area rugs layered over a wood floor.

The example on the right is a transitional living room with a large area rug placed over the carpet. Interesting placement of that area rug, too…might not be exactly how I would have placed it but I always like to see what other designers are thinking. 🙂

Wonderful Windows

Your windows can become faded, cracked and ineffective over the years. With colder weather fast approaching your windows might need a well-deserved upgrade.

awning window from Marvin Windows

But shopping for this project can be a perplexing, as well as costly venture, so it may be helpful to review the eight types of windows:

Double Hung: This type of window has two sashes that slide vertically up and down in the frame. They can open wide from either the top or the bottom, but they remain inside the frame so they don’t protrude out to the exterior or interior of the house.

Casement Window: These hinged windows operate by a turn of a crank in an operating mechanism. They can be hinged on the left or the right to open outward.

Awning Window: Hinged at the top, awning windows open outward to let in air from the left or right and the bottom. They can be installed above, below or alongside a stationary or operating window

stationary window marvin windows

Picture Window: This variety is a large stationary window that lets in the maximum amount of light and views of the outdoors

Transom Window: A narrow window that can be either operating to let in air or non-operating (stationary) and mounted above a door or window to let in more light.

Slider Window: Gliding along a track, sliding windows have at least one operating window that slides horizontally over or past the other window

Stationary Window: These windows do not open, but they can be customized in nearly any angle or shape you desire.

Bay or Bow Window: Generally, bay or bow windows give you more interior space, as they protrude out from the exterior of the siding of the house.

Hopefully, you’ll be armed with enough information to make an informed decision about the type(s) of windows that will work best in your home!

window images courtesy of Marvin Windows

The best decorating ideas for Fall are right here for you, so use the ones that will cozy up your home and get ready to snuggle up with your loved ones and enjoy the holidays. They’ll be here before you know it!

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12 thoughts on “Best Decorating Ideas for Fall | Cozy Up Your Home”

  1. I usually cozy up my home for Fall at the beginning of September but I haven’t even pulled the decor out yet. I need to get on this! Thanks for the reminder AND for the great tips!

  2. I have never decorated my house for the fall, though I have often had the desire to do so. I love these ideas and perhaps I will finally get around to doing some decorating in my home now that fall is officially here.

  3. Fall is one of my favorite seasons . I love the idea of making the home extra cozy to match the weather 🙂 In love with the centerpiece and the all natural look of it .

  4. Barbara Chapman ~ French Ethereal

    Hi Candi! Great ideas for decorating our homes!!! Thank you for sharing at Share Your Style #176 this week. I am one of the new hostesses and really enjoy visiting and seeing what everyone has to share each week.

    Happy fall to you,
    Barb 🙂

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