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Simple Fall Decorating Ideas

Today I’m sharing some simple fall decorating ideas that won’t bust your budget. These creative ideas will allow you to repurpose what you already have to fit your style today.

fall decor on fireplace mantel

We have a huge bin filled with orange Fall and Halloween decor in our storage closet.  But I’m kinda over it!  Is that bad?  I feel a bit guilty not putting out all the kiddie Halloween decorations my children have grown up with.  Tell me I’m not alone.  Does anyone feel like me?  Do you use the same holiday decor year after year because it’s familiar to your family even though your tastes have evolved?  Last year I started craving a clean and simple look for our house and added a few new things.  This year I may have had a bit of a problem with buying amazing pumpkins in all different textures.  But you be the judge…

Family Room Fireplace

Have I mentioned that our fireplace is one of my favorite features in our home?  I bought the white jug and new candle holders from Hobby Lobby when I decorated our fireplace for summer.  You can read about it here.  Some simple changes and our fireplace is ready for fall.  Adding wheatgrass to the jug and a few pumpkins to the mantel. And of course, changing up our chalkboard for the new season.

stone fireplace with simple fall decor

This fun wicker pumpkin is a big guy so sitting him on the fireplace mantel with a large lantern looked just right.

wicker pumpkin on fireplace mantel

Hallway Console Table

Didn’t I tell you all the different textured pumpkins were awesome?!  Our house has an open floorplan so the family room is open to the hallway.  We have a console table that I LOVE in the hallway, which kind of part of our family room. It’s such a fun space to decorate! 

view of table top and wood pedastal bowl with white pumpkins and greenery

I filled this square wood pedestal bowl with white pumpkins, greenery and a couple of pinecones.   Then I just added a new candle to a metal greenhouse that I’ve had forever

wood pedastal filled with white pumpkins and greenery & pinecones

And for some more texture…this totally adorable knit pumpkin next to a wood and metal lantern.

simple fall decorating ideas with large wood lantern and white sweater pumpkin on bottom shelf of table

Front Gallery Room

I found this cute lumbar pillow at Home Goods.  And of course, I had to have it…because, you know…pumpkins!

fall lumbar pillow with pumpking on white couch

Dining Room

We don’t use our dining room very often but I do like to have a simple centerpiece.  I could have styled it with place settings but honestly, that’s not everyday life around here.  Now I do enjoy creating a pretty table for Thanksgiving.  But for every day we just keep it simple with a natural textured runner and some greenery I got last year at Hobby Lobby. 

simple fall decorating idea tablescape with greenery and white mini pumpkins

The dollar store pumpkins were orange and I painted them with white chalk paint last year.  The candlesticks are about 15 years old…that’s how I roll…re-use and re-purpose!

simple fall decorating idea tablescape with greenery and white mini pumpkins

Small Powder Room

Even this tiny space got a bit of fall sprinkled in it…a new fall candle (my fave scent…so good) and a cute wood textured pumpkin.

simple fall decorating idea for bathroom with wood pumpkin


Finally, our kitchen got a touch of fall too.  A little sign on the windowsill next to my all-time favorite picture of my children.  And of course a tiny white pumpkin!

windowsill with wood sign, mini white pumpkin and photo

We were out of fresh fruit the other day so I grabbed the tiered basket that usually holds our produce to use for a centerpiece on our kitchen table.  So cute with a few Rae Dunn mugs and a candle, a couple of those mini white pumpkins, a fun green pumpkin, and some more greenery.

tiered tray with rae dunn mugs and candles

These decorating ideas are simple and inexpensive.  I definitely love all the beautiful images that flood my Pinterest and Instagram feed but honestly, it would cost me a small fortune if I were to recreate some of those vignettes. 

If your tastes have changed or you’re craving something different…paint is your friend.  A small container of chalk paint from Walmart covered all those little pumpkins.  Or what about using fabric or burlap to cover pumpkins?  You can snip fresh greenery from your yard.  And don’t forget to shop your house…the possibilities are endless.  Be creative and have fun with your decorating!

Do what makes you happy to create a cozy space for your family this fall.  And as for my guilt about all that Halloween and Fall stuff sitting in our closet…the kids haven’t missed it.  Happy Fall Y’all!

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