Simple Ideas to Decorate for Fall

simple ways to decorate for Fall

I love to decorate for fall! It can be done very simply and inexpensively, not to mention it lasts for months since you can typically use fall decor from September to the end of November.

The most practical items to use in fall decorating are pumpkins and gourds.  There are so many different colors, shapes and sizes of pumpkins, so  you can display these fruits (Yes, they are fruits, not veggies!) around your home to make a big statement, or simply to accent other fall decor.

Today I want to show you 5 simple ways I’ve decorated my house for the fabulous fall season.

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1. This little guy actually grew in our garden! Here, on my dining buffet, I’ve placed this itty bitty pumpkin under a glass dome to accent my pumpkin tower arrangement.

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2.  I purchased this gourd from the grocery store for about a dollar. I tied a ribbon around it’s stem and accented it with my Dollar Tree crow.

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3. Buy your carving pumpkins early and display them on your doorstep to welcome guests.

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4. A very simple way to decorate for each holiday or season is apothecary jars. The possibilities for fill these glass jars is endless! I filled my fall apothecary jars with candy corn (Off limits until my Christmas decor comes out!) and a mixture of potpourri and mini pumpkins and gourds. I surrounded them with inexpensive picks from Michaels. I also took a Dollar Tree mini pumpkin, added some berries and leaves and hung it from a ribbon on an empty frame {I attached the ribbon to the back of the pumpkin with a glue gun}.

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5. Another idea for an artificial pumpkin is to monogram it. You can use vinyl, fabric, paint or permanent marker to display your initial. There are many more things you can do with artificial pumpkins. Embellish them with rhinestones. Accent them with fabric or ribbon.

See, fall decorating isn’t difficult and it certainly doesn’t have to cost a lot!

Happy fall y’all!

About the Author:

Jen is the author of the beautiful home blog Scissors & Spatulas. She contributed fabulous decor and DIY tips as a member of the Somewhat Simple Creative Team in 2011.

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in 2011

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  1. Megan says

    I want to know about that cute “say your prayers” sign on the table. Where do I get one of those?

  2. says

    I’m always amazed at some of the decorative accents I can find at the Dollar Store. I’m going to be adding a post to my blog soon about what I recently purchased there and what I did with the items. Here’s to frugal fall decor!

  3. Jodie @JBMaryn says

    Great ideas. I love how you made decorating for Fall feel simple yet give big impact.