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Easy Autumn Decorating Ideas

Bring the outdoors in this fall! The autumn season is full of beautiful natural elements you can turn to for inspiration as you decorate and update your home this season.

We found some of the web’s best autumn decorating ideas to inspire you as you leave the lazy days of summer behind and welcome the crisp, colorful arrival of fall. These stylish decorations are easy to recreate or modify to meet your existing home décor and personal style.

Add a Pop of Unexpected Color

Our contributor, Patti Allan, has it right when she suggests adding a bright pop of unexpected color to a neutral seasonal base.


She shared some great tips with us on ways you can update your entryway or foyer for guests to feel welcomed by autumn the moment they step over the threshold. These tips use fresh fall ideas that definitely pay tribute to all the fall season has to offer, but in a new, unique way that will wow people at your front door.

Go Au Naturel

Once the leaves begin to fall outdoors, it’s a definite sign you need to bring them on in and start your autumn decorating.

Why not use those fallen leaves and pine cones to inspire your home's décor like we did here with a simple DIY leaves banner?

Or, ask the kids to head outside and gather up the prettiest and most colorful leaves they can and get crafty with them like Nadine did below. While they're at it, have the kids collect some pine cones, too!


You can decorate items you already own with these all natural simple fall upgrades without breaking the bank.

Fall Veggies As Décor Props

This clever autumn decorating idea comes from our expert Julie Mulligan. Julie hallowed out a few choice fall vegetables like butternut squash to make the perfect fall centerpiece.


Add color coordinateed flowers to the center of your hallowed out veggie and place your arrangement in your foyer for a one-of-a-kind centerpiece guests will go crazy for!

Pear Place Setting Idea

Seasonal fall fruits are also a great item to incorporate into your autumn decorations. We tend to see a lot of apple decor ideas, which is great, but this year, try using pears instead. Pears are a delicious fall fruit and their green color goes so well with just about any type of autumn look.


We created a few fall inspired tablescapes here including this pear place setting. These crafty decor ideas couldn't be simpler to DIY and they had such a fresh sense of the season to your home!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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