10 Fall Décor Items to Spruce Up Your Home

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You Don’t Need to Break the Budget to Feel Autumnal

The fall season brings bright colors, chilly temperatures, and festive celebrations. Summer ending means your neighborhood may transition from kids playing in the sprinklers to leaves piling up on your lawn. During fall, decorating your home inside and out can feel like a chore– but there are effortless ways to accomplish that goal!

Including warm hues, cozy smells, and a few decorative pieces means that you can enjoy the season change without necessarily breaking the budget. Elegance won’t be lost once you incorporate these simple and classy items into your fall decor routine!

Put Out Scented Candles

One of the easiest ways to transition your home from summer to fall is by controlling the scent. Candles like pumpkin, amber, or cinnamon, can immediately change your space from feeling drab to a cozy cabin in the woods! Don’t underestimate the power of a great candle; you can buy them cheaply in most home goods stores.

Red & Orange Are Your Friends

If you don’t want to spend much money, look in your closets for red or orange blankets, tapestries, tablecloths, or pillows. These items signify the fall season and can add a much-needed change to your home! A slight difference like this can have a noticeable effect on guests.

Pumpkins and Plants

The first thought that comes to mind for most people with fall is pumpkins. That effect is for a good reason– the autumnal season is known for changing harvests and collecting crops. Setting out pumpkins or other natural plants can make a difference if you want to make your space feel cozy during October or November. Not only do they look great, but they can also last a long time without much upkeep.


Pinecones can be an excellent alternative if you crave even less upkeep than pumpkins. You can enjoy flowers during any season, but laying out a superb pine cone arrangement with fall leaves can make an attractive decorative piece. Use pops of color, like items you’ve found outside, if you’re on a budget!

Decorate the Mantel

If you have a mantel in your home, this can be a wonderful place to focus your fall decoration. Consider adorning it with all of the above— candles, warm tapestries, pumpkins, and pinecones. You can also include fun napkins you find at a store or yard sale.


Take a walk around your neighborhood— chances are the most common thing you notice on doors are wreaths. That’s because they can signify eternal life during some of the ‘darkest’ periods of the year. If you want to spruce up your home with fall decorations, DIYing your wreath or purchasing one is the way to go.

Add Lights

Fall means the changing of seasons. A part of that change includes an onset of shorter daylight hours and less brightness. This difference can feel cozy when you add more light to your space. Consider stringing lights outside your property or inside your home along the mantel or windows. You’ll be impressed by how immediately the ambiance feels happier!

Add More Blankets

Similar to searching your home for more fall colors, consider setting out blankets. Summer is all about open windows and letting the breeze through your space. On the other hand, fall is all about cozying up with a good book or football game and keeping warm while the weather gets colder. This change is continuously improved when you have good, warm blankets around.

Add an Outdoor Area

Just because the season changes doesn’t mean you won’t want to entertain guests. If you have a backyard you utilize during the warmer months, cozy it up by adding stringing lights, couches, or a firepit. This area can become an excellent place to gather at night to watch a movie on a projector or enjoy hot drinks!

Create Centerpieces Around Your Home

If you want the tiniest but most impressive fall decoration possible, consider adding a centerpiece to your dining or living room table. This ornament can significantly affect the fall feeling in your home and can be simple to accomplish. You can gather outside elements yourself by looking at home decor ideas online.

Buy or Sell Your Dream Home This Fall

Updating your home with fall decorations can make your space feel cozier as the weather changes. If you’re interested in buying or selling a property during this time, contact Realtor Linda Moore for more information.

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