9 Fall Decorating Ideas We Double-Tapped on Instagram
Is it time to buy pumpkins yet?
There’s no shortage of daily eye candy on Instagram, and that’s especially true for fall decor and design inspiration.
I dove deep into the #falldecor and #falldecorating hashtags and uncovered some fresh, new ideas to try out while awaiting the season's much anticipated arrival. Whether you’re looking for DIY projects or simple decor ideas, there’s definitely something for you.
1: Beautiful Bouquets of Dried Flowers
Dried flowers often get a bad rap, but the truth is, they can look just as pretty as a fresh bouquet. Fall is a great time to experiment with dried flower arrangements around the house. Choose flowers with deeper color tones to stay within a more traditional fall color palette. A warm yellow, in particular, works really well if you’re looking for a bright pop of color.
Make It: How to Dry Flowers
2: Or Try Branches Instead
Gorgeous flowering branches, readily available during the fall, look absolutely beautiful in place of a traditional flower arrangement. Branches typically last several weeks and don’t require much more than water. Choose larger branches and put them in a tall vase to create a more dramatic centerpiece.
More Inspo: Creative Ways to Decorate With Branches + Leaves
3: A Welcome Sack for Your Door
If you’ve had your fill of wreaths, you might want to try a flower-filled welcome sack on your front door. An arrangement like this likely won’t last quite as long as a wreath, but if you’re looking to make a statement, this could be a real showstopper.
More Inspo: Our 60 Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas
4: Painted Wood Signs
Get creative with simple pieces of wood painted with fall messages like "thankful" or "grateful." Or add some “pumpkin patch” signs to your front lawn or garden for a bit of cheeky fall fun.
Make It: DIY Antiqued Sign
5: Gilded Pumpkins
While you could always paint, carve or glitter your pumpkins, we're fans of these little, gilded pumpkins. These would look lovely in a glass bowl in an entryway or as a centerpiece on a bountiful fall dinner table.
Make It: Metallic Pumpkins
6: Fall Letter Decals
If you want to skip painting signs, you can try letter decals to create some fall messages around your home. These would look great on an outdoor window or on a living room mirror. They’re also a fun way to get the kids involved by having them help you spell out different fall-themed messages.
Make It: Downloadable Sticker Letters
7: Pinecone Lights
This is a fun idea for a very simple seasonal display. Put some pinecones in a big glass jar or a large glass bowl, add some fairy lights and you have a lovely piece of fall decor. You can leave this out on your front porch, kitchen counter or even on a buffet or sideboard in your dining room.
Make It: Pinecone Fire Starters
8: Cotton Wreaths
This is a pretty alternative to a traditional branch, leaf or flower wreath. The puffy cotton calls to mind snowmen and snowflakes for the winter to come.
Make It: DIY Fall Wreath
9: Painted Jar Vases
Painting simple Mason jars white is a great way to create some easy, functional vases for all of your fall arrangements. Group them together and paint letters (or use stickers or decals) on the jars to write out an autumnal message.
Make It: Mason Jar Winter Wonderland