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