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6 Home Décor and DIY Project Ideas to Get You Ready for Fall

Are you looking for some autumn inspiration? To get you ready for fall, I’ll show you 6 home decor and DIY project ideas that are sure to bring on those warm and cozy vibes for the coming season.

fall decor ideas with pumpkins and mums on table

Are you thinking about fall yet?

I’m still enjoying and experiencing all that summer has to offer but am definitely starting to look for new fall decor ideas and inspiration now that autumn is right around the corner.

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I’m joining some of my favorite blogging friends today to bring you some fall decor and DIY ideas and inspiration to get you ready for the fall season.

If you’re coming from Carol at Blue Sky At Home‘s blog, welcome! Didn’t you love her DIY pumpkin wreath? 

Be sure to read to the end of this post where all the links to these talented ladies’ blog posts are listed.

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Fall Home Decor Ideas

If you are just beginning to think about decorating or DIY projects for fall, I’ve got a couple of easy ideas for you to get started.

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Early Fall Vignettes With Vintage Decor and Natural Elements

Decorating my home for fall is always a slow process. I take my time packing up all the bright-colored, coastal-inspired summer decor and replace it with a few fall decorations at a time.

In my post, Early Fall Vignettes With Vintage Decor and Natural Elements, I share some fall decorating ideas including fall vignettes using vintage decor and natural elements you would find in the outdoors.

dried hydrangeas in the sink

3 Easy Ways to Dry Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are such beautiful flowers and make a stunning statement, whether they are in the garden, or indoors. But what I like best about them, is how they take on an entirely different look towards the end of the season, dramatically changing colors.

What if I told you that you could enjoy the hydrangeas from your garden in your home for months to come?

Well, you can!

I’ll show you 3 Easy Ways to Dry Hydrangeas to use as a great addition to your autumn decor.

apples, pears and candles on fall table

Tablescape Ideas for the Fall Season

When it comes to autumn decorating inspiration for your table this season, I’ve got you covered.

I have two different tablescape ideas that I’m sharing with you but with one common theme.

See how I brought outdoor elements to these seasonal tablescapes for a fresh fall look with plenty of warmth and coziness.

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How to Bring the Outdoors to Your Fall Tablescape

This fall tablescape was the first of last season.

Fresh pumpkins aren’t available in our area until the first of October but I still wanted to bring some outdoor elements inside for fall.

fall place setting with green pear

See how I used a bucket full of dahlias, apples, pinecones, pears and lots of greenery early in the season to Bring the Outdoors to My Fall Tablescape.

fall decor ideas with pumpkins and mums on table

How to Warm up Your Fall Table Using Pumpkins and Mums

If you’re looking for warm and welcome tablescape ideas for the autumn season, use pumpkins and mums to create a warm & cozy place to gather and entertain.

This was one of my favorite tablescapes I’ve ever created. Partly because I grew some of the pumpkins in my own garden.

fall decor ideas with pumpkins and mums on table

You can see all the details of how I brought the feeling of fall indoors in my post How to Warm up Your Fall Table Using Pumpkins and Mums.

greenery and oranges for a fall DIY idea

DIY Fall Projects

I’m just going to say it.

I find DIY projects challenging. If you look around my blog you really won’t see many of them.

But these 2 fall DIY projects were so much fun and EASY!

magnolia wreath fall DIY decor idea

How to Make a Fresh Magnolia Mixed Branch Wreath

I love making fresh wreaths for the holidays. Living in the Pacific Northwest, or PNW as we like to call it, definitely has its benefits.

In my area of Western Washington, there is an abundance of evergreen pine trees everywhere you look. And to make things even more exciting, we have a magnolia tree on our property.

This Easy-To-Make Fresh Magnolia Wreath is perfect for the fall season, as well as the winter holidays.

wooden pumpkin fall DIY decor project idea

How to Make an Easy DIY Wooden Pumpkin for Fall

If you’re looking for a fun and inexpensive DIY fall project, look no further!

You can make this Easy DIY Wooden Pumpkin for Fall using just a few scrap pieces of wood and a broken tree branch.

Next up is my friend Betsy at Happily Ever After Etc who is sharing easy fall home decor paper acorns with a Cricut. 

Be sure to visit each of these amazing blogs for even more fall ideas including DIY crafts, home decor, wreath making, and a tablescape.

Until next time,

Happy Fall Inspiration!

Autumn in August Blog Hop

Chas Crazy Creations | Super Easy Dollar Tree Pumpkin Crafts on a Budget

Celebrate And Decorate | Dollar Tree Home Decor

Life At Bella Terra | Fall Wreath Ideas and Inspiration

Mantel & Table | A Simply Beautiful and Bright Copper Tablescape for Fall

Blue Sky At Home  | How To Make a DIY Pumpkin Wreath

Happily Ever After Etc |  Easy Fall Home Decor Paper Acorns With Your Cricut

Design Morsels | An Easy Fall Leaf Napkin Ring


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  1. I love each of these ideas, Kim. My favorite is that stunning tablescape with the pumpkins and mums. It makes me so excited for fall! I’m going to feature this post and share it with my readers on Sunday for my week in rewind recap. I think they’ll love it too!



  2. These are all such beautiful ways to help welcome the season, Kim! It’s hard to believe Fall is on the way but I’m definitely excited about it. Even though it’s still crazy hot outside these images inspire me for all the good things coming soon. Big hugs, CoCo

  3. I love all the ideas Kim! Especially your tips for drying hydrangeas… I typically like to bring them inside in the height of summer when my pretty pink and purple Endless Summer Hydrangeas are blooming. BUT this year I finally planted an oak leaf hydrangea and those white blooms have been darkening their pretty mauve tones. They would be PERFECT for fall and winter. Definitely going to be using your tips to dry a few.

  4. I don’t get pumpkins until quite late here in Florida, also. It is so sad. Even when I get them, if I don’t treat them carefully, they can rot quickly. I often rely on the faux ones and try to paint them to look more natural. Your table with the pumpkins is lovely, as is the one with the apples and the pears. It may still be hot as can be, but I am in full fall mode here at my house!

  5. Kim, I love your photos and I look at them over and over again. We, too, don’t get any pumpkins until early fall, but using apples and pears gives a perfect fall vibe. Love that idea and will steal it this year. I am so envious you have a magnolia tree. That wreath! Perfection. So fun hopping with you, my friend.

  6. So many pretty ideas. I love your pumpkin and mum table and your DIY magnolia wreath. Your home always looks like such a cottage fantasy. Such a cute idea to put the small flower pots on each plate. It’s fun to hop with you and be inspired.

    1. Thank you for all the kind words, Andrea. I am so excited to start planning my fall decor and DIY projects now that I’ve seen everyone’s fall posts. Thanks so much for organizing!

  7. Oh those tables! I always love your tablescapes Kim, and your crafts are beautiful too. Maybe I’ll pop up and steal some of your magnolia leaves! 🙂 Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration – I’m ready to go get some fruit for my table! As always, so fun to hop with you!

    1. Yes! Please pop on up and steal as many magnolia leaves as you want. But you’ll have to stay and help me create a tablescape before I let you go!

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