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13 Beautiful Ways to Add Fall Color in Your Home

Want to add more fall color to your home? Then you’re going to love these 13 beautiful, budget-friendly, and easy to copy ideas!

We’re so excited to be participating in the Brilliant Colors of Fall Home Tour hosted this week by Kelly from The Tattered Pew and Mansa from This is Simplicite!

Have you had a chance to visit any of the other bloggers sharing their fall decorating ideas?

We’ve found so many new ideas we want to try!

display of glass vase with fall leaves pumpkin and trio of amber vintage glass bottle on top of shelf

If you’re visiting us from Jen at Midwest Life and Style, or if you’re new to our blog, Hello and welcome to Simply2Moms!

We’re friends who are lucky to live across the street from each other, and we’d love to be friends with you.

After all, if you’re here right now we must have stuff in common!

We love sharing simple (and budget-friendly!) ideas for home decor and DIYs. Plus some healthy meal inspiration and recipes, and tips for raising teens and beyond.

Now, let’s talk fall color!

We both tend to keep our day-to-day decor pretty neutral.

So when a new season rolls around, it’s easy to add little seasonal touches.

Today we’re all about sharing easy ways to add fall color to your home without breaking the bank.

We’ve got 13 colorful ideas to share with you, and the last one? Well, that’s probably our favorite.

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1. Throw Blankets

Outdoor sectional L-shaped wicker couch with blue box cushions and two plaid throw pillows in the corner. One pillow reads "hello fall" in script. Cozy throw blanket draped to left side. Wicker coffee table in front with a basket of mums and tray with pumpkin and lantern.

We live in North Carolina, so our days tend to be toasty.

But come evening it gets downright chilly as the temps start to dip into the 60s.

If you’re visiting us from more northern states, you might be laughing at us right now…


We laugh at ourselves a lot too!

Even though we both moved here from more northern states, it didn’t take long before we began thinking it was cold out once the mercury dips below 70!

So a comfy throw is wonderful whether we’re sitting outside or in.

AnnMarie will definitely be cuddling up with this pretty orange throw when she’s on her deck watching football on her new outdoor TV this year!

Plus it’s an easy way to bring in some fall color in whichever palette you’re choosing to use!

2. Throw Pillows

rocking chairs on a covered front porch with pillows and throws on them. Lanterns sitting beside the rockers.

Throw pillows are a super easy way to add a pop of fall color anywhere in your home.

Did you notice the pretty plaid fall pillows AnnMarie included in the photo above on her back deck?

Anne is all about goldenrod yellow accents for fall, and these simple pillows on her porch rockers are a cheerful pop of color..

We both love buying pillow covers because they’re so easy to swap out, they cost less, and they take up less space to store.

You can see more of Anne’s front porch all decked out for fall here.

3. Fall Floral Arrangements

Fireplace with mantel made from moldings and black chalk painted marble surround with scrollwork iron fireplace screen. Mantel has a large lantern with three candles on one side, a woven pumpkin is next to the lantern on top of two vintage books. Large-scale black framed mirror is hanging centered above the fireplace. White lantern bucket filled with a fall floral arrangement is on opposite side of mantle with vintage textile spools placed next to it. Wood crate filled with two pillows sits on the hearth.

Want to add fall color?

Just take a stroll down the fall florals aisles of your favorite craft and hobby store!

We’ve both found great deals at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and JoAnns, the three craft stores near us.

Target and Walmart are also great sources for pretty fall flowers!

If you shop early you can even find some pretty fall florals for a steal at your dollar store.

Large urn-style pottery vase with clay bottom and glazed top filled with a bouquet of sunflowers, fall greenery, and twigs. A woven pumpkin sits next to the vase. An iron scrollwork gate hangs on the wall.

One of our favorite decorating tricks is to fill out our faux florals with branches, twigs, and grasses from our yards.

These real elements help make our faux arrangements look a little more faux real!

4. Pumpkins

close up of two heirloom pumpkins on a hay bale with a lantern in the background. One pumpkin is a large green one with lots of bumps, the other is a smaller white pumpkin. Both pumpkins have curved stems.

When you think of fall, what’s the first thing that pops in your head?

Pumpkins! Are we right?

So of course fall pumpkins and gourds are always at the top of our list!

In addition to the bright orange pumpkins our kids love to carve, we both love picking up some unique heirloom pumpkins each year.

Isn’t that green bumpy one fantastic?!

5. Amber Bottles

display of glass vase with fall leaves pumpkin and trio of amber vintage glass bottle on top of shelf

Do you like shopping for vintage goodies?

This year we both began collections of antique amber bottles when we were at a local antique mall.

We love how their warm color adds a gorgeous pop of fall color anywhere you use them!

We shared some of our favorite tips for decorating with amber bottles over here. You’ve got to see how they look with the light shining through them on Anne’s windowsill!

6. Seasonal Napkins

Painted rectangular dining room table with six painted ladder back chairs with fall tablescape. Farmhouse striped linen runner is on the center of the table running vertically. Centerpiece includes wood candlesticks with candles, large wood lantern with pillar candle, wooden square bowl on a pedestal with a large Rae Dunn pumpkin inside. Small white pumpkins and greenery fill in around all the larger items. Place settings include carved wood chargers, white dinner wear, folded green napkins topped with small wicker pumpkins. Painted china cabinet against the wall filled with Rae Dunn pottery and farmhouse baskets and buffalo check pumpkins. Wrought iron chandelier hangs over the table.

Do you keep your dining room table set throughout the season?

It’s such a pretty way to bring some fall color into that room!

When choosing a fall color palette, green is a beautiful way to add a little color to a more neutral color scheme.

You can see even more details of AnnMarie’s centerpiece and place settings, plus get the printable place cards here.

7. Colorful Wreaths

Painted black front door with sidelights and transom with brushed nickel kickplate, door knocker, and handle. A large fall floral wreath with sunflowers and greenery hangs on the door. Boxwood topiaries flank the door in large black urns with potted mums and white pumpkins on both sides. Coir doormat that reads welcome on top of a black and white striped rug.

Do you love changing out the wreath on your front door with the seasons?

So do we!

In fact, you can hang a wreath on any door in your home for some instant fall color.

You can learn how to make a colorful fall wreath of your own here.

Or if you prefer, AnnMarie shared some amazing fall wreaths you won’t want to miss!


8. Mums the Word

Stone house with front porch with iron railing. Porch has large black planter with raised panels filled with white mums. Large iron lantern sits slightly in front and to the side. Galvanized bucket with smaller purple mums next to lantern. 3 Heirloom pumpkins in front of the flowers.

Are there really any other fall flowers besides mums?


We know there are.

Autumn sage, asters, ornamental cabbages, and sedum are all so pretty in a fall garden!

But as soon as the pots of mums show up at our local garden centers?

Well, let’s just say a couple few always manage to find their way back home with us.

We both love putting mums on our porches and decks each fall.

You’ve got to see the colors AnnMarie chose for her front porch last year!

9. Fall Stems

Stacked stone fireplace with antique window frame on wood mantel. Mantle has enamel jug with fall grasses to add fall color and three small sweater pumpkins.

If creating a fall floral arrangement isn’t your thing, you can still add some pretty fall color to your home with some fall stems.

We love the simplicity of placing just a few stems in a pretty container!

Be sure to choose a container that’s the right size and scale for the type of stem you’ve chosen.

We especially love how easy it is to use bunches of dried grasses! There are so many to choose from that would work with any fall color palette you’ve chosen.

AnnMarie paired those pretty yellow grasses with a stack of cute little sweater pumpkins. Did you know you can make sweater pumpkins without any sewing required?

Speaking of scale, notice how a grouping of small pumpkins creates the illusion of a larger piece of decor? It’s an easy way to give visual weight to smaller items.

Windowsill with small clear glass vase holding a small sprig of miniature Chinese lantern flowers to add fall color with galvanized pedestal in front holding a white knit pumpkin with curved stem.

Another example of choosing the right container based on the size of the stem, this small bud vase is the perfect sized container for these miniature Chinese lantern flowers.

10. Fall Berries

Square basket holding stems of orange and yellow fall berries to add fall color

Okay, so maybe this is cheating.

Technically you could say that fall berries are just a type of fall stem.

But berries add a whole different kind of color then a fall stem!

So we gave them a category all to themselves.

After all, fall berries provide a little shine that makes them super special.

Just look at how vibrant that color is!

Anne folded the stems into thirds to fit into this shallow basket in her powder room. S2M tip: whenever possible, fold or bend long stems so you can make them longer again in future years.

See what a different look you get when you leave the stems long? By leaning them inside a hanging bucket they help draw the eye towards the shelves in the next room.

Wall sconce on wall column holding fall berries with built in shelves in the background

11. Candles

We both love using candles to set the mood for each season, and all the fall scents might just be our favorite!

Of course, not all candles add fall color.

In fact, some of our favorite fall scents are the ones from Antique Candle Co. (we’re not being paid in any way to say so either!).

Wood console table with large round mirror. Pumpkin covered in tree bark sits on one side with large pottery urn holding fall florals and fall grasses. A wood base holds a lit fall candle with a glass cloche next to it.

But sometimes you can find your favorite fall scents in pretty fall colors to work with your decor. This jar and the candle are the same color as the thistles in AnnMarie’s arrangement.

12. Pretty Fall Soaps

Pedestal cake stand with marble top holding Mrs. Meyer's hand soap and dish soap, a small bowl with a wood scrub brush and an amber glass jar with a candle inside.

We love choosing seasonal scents for our hand soaps and cleaning supplies.

It’s always a bonus when the containers they’re in are colorful and work with the fall color scheme we’ve chosen!

And hello! This is another of our favorite candle companies! Dandelion Wishes Candle Co. has some fantastic scents, and her packaging is so unique! We’re loving these amber jars for fall.

Bathroom with vanity holding fall stem, lit candle, and hand soap with pineapple hanging on the wall. Commode with lit candle and plumbing pipe shelf with fall berries and lantern.

13. Fall Photographs

Okay, we told you we saved our favorite for last!

If you’ve been around here for a while, you probably already know we have a thing for decorating with photos.

There is nothing either of us likes more on our walls than pictures of the people we love the most in this world!

built in shelves with a copper container holding dried hydrangeas, and white sweater pumpkins. Wicker charger sits behind. Bottom shelf has a distressed white frame with picture of three young children wearing fall clothes with a large Scrabble letter with the letter Z on it.

So of course we love adding some of our favorite fall photos to picture frames on our shelves.

Shelf of entertainment center with a white sweater pumpkin, small amber glass bottle holding a sprig of dried fall flowers, and a distressed farmhouse style picture frame holding a photo of a teenage girl standing in a field of dried grass

Not only is this fall decorating idea budget-friendly, it’s a great way to add fall color in a way that’s meaningful and nostalgic.

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You can also find us over on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook so you don’t miss any of our tips, tricks, or stories!

And now, be sure to visit our friend Stacy at Stacy Ling – Bricks n Blooms. Her gardens are amazing, and she’s got such a pretty home! You’re gonna love her!

You can find links to all the other bloggers participating this week below.

If you ever have any questions or suggestions, contact us or leave a comment!

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