Decorating Your Home For Fall

Although I am definitely a gal who enjoys summer fun, I am welcoming fall with open arms. I absolutely love the coziness that the fall season invokes. It makes me want to curl up near a fire with a warm blanket, a good book, and hot cup of cider. There is nothing like feeling a crisp autumn breeze on your face, or jumping into a pile of leaves with your kids. I usually wait until September to begin my fall decorating but, each year I find myself wanting to do it earlier. You can bring the warmness of fall into your own house for the whole family to enjoy by doing some fun fall decorating.

Ideas to make fall decorating fun at your house

Incorporate Colors of the Fall Season

The color pallet of the season is incredible with its rich deep reds, burnt oranges, gold, and yellows which are wonderful colors to incorporate into your home. Depending on the color scheme in your house you may want to swap a few of your pillows for those that have fall colors. Add a soft chenille throw to a couch, chair, or even at the end of your bed to keep you warm on those chilly evenings.

Bring the Outside Inside

Some of the best fall decorations are free. That’s right, free and in your own back yard or nearby parks. Look for fallen branches and place them in decorative or clear vases on your mantels or window sills. The leaves this time of year are breathtaking and look great displayed in picture frames. Pick an afternoon, pack a lunch and go leaf picking with your kids. This is a great activity especially, for younger children. Get creative with the camera and take pictures of your kids leaf picking and frame them. Change the tint of the pictures to sepia or black and white to add character.

Fall Themed Centerpieces

Make your dinner table a treat for the eyes by adding a simple centerpiece. Try placing a pretty bowl filled with red, green or yellow apples in the middle of your table. Different color squashes, small pumpkins, acorns, or pinecones in a bowl or tall glass vases are another eye catcher that looks great and is inexpensive. Brighten a room by adding a floral arrangements t such as sunflowers or mums.

Pleasure to the Senses

Do you remember how your home smelled when you were a child? What smells make you think of home? I love bringing all those great fall smells into my house. Candles are the most common way to get a house smelling delicious and with all the different scented smelling candles available it is a simple way to get the smell of pumpkins, or apples floating in your home.

If you have a fireplace throw in some logs when the weather gets cooler and enjoy the warmth and smell of a fire burning, while saving some money on your electric bill. Another simple way to have your house smelling great is to place ginger and cinnamon sticks in a pot of boiling water, the aroma is wonderful!

Doors and Entryways

Welcome your family and guests with a fall wreath on the door. Put a few decorated or undecorated pumpkins outside the door, not only will they add color they scream fall time. If you are feeling extra crafty you may even want to add a scarecrow or two!

Decorating for autumn can be fun and creative. Check your local stores for discounts on fall decorations, do crafts with your kids, and look in your own backyard for free resources. Celebrate fall by having a family game of football, raking leaves on a lazy Sunday, or drinking some apple cider by a fire. Get cozy with your family and your home while enjoying the new season. Don’t forget to thank God for the fall season and all the beauty that he has created for us to enjoy!

Copyright © Chere Williams, Moms of Faith, All Rights Reserved


  1. Christina Kirkpatrick on August 27, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for the ideas!! Fall is my most favorite time of year. I know exactly what you mean about wanting to get your stuff out earlier each year. I am the same way!

    Have a blessed day!

  2. Young Wife on September 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I love using things like apples, nuts, squash, pumpkins, etc. to decorate for fall. They make great centerpieces, like you suggested, and they last so much longer than flowers.

  3. Martha on September 5, 2009 at 2:37 am

    I love the ambiance of Fall and this post definitely added to my excitement! I checked each of your suggestions and yep, I’m prepared. My only task to complete? Digging through the garage for the decor and running away from bold spiders :o) um, maybe I’ll go shopping this year instead!!

  4. Elelta on October 7, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Fall colors are breath taking, just absolutely amazing to me. I love taking pictures of the trees and the fallen leaves. And I know what you mean about how it makes you want to get cozy with a cup of hot beverage tucked away in a blanket with a good book. Just ordered some good books on-line (second hand at borders market; the S&H was more than the cost of books). Anyway I am thinking of implementing some of your ideas; hope it’s not too late.

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