15 Ways to Refresh your Home Decor for Fall

To say we're excited about fall would be an understatement! As much as we enjoy the gorgeous summer days, there is something magical about the time of the year when the leaves turn orange, and pumpkin spice lattes are the order of the day. 

A change in season also means time for a change at home, refreshing our summer decor with warm, comforting fall decor ideas. And who doesn’t love the idea of spamming their Pinterest feed with fall decor for home ideas?

With the temperatures dropping, pop on Gilmore Girls, get those Starbucks-inspired coffee recipes out, and prepare to feel inspired. Fall’s in the air, and there's nothing better than coming home to a cozy home! These fall decor ideas will help you achieve that perfect Pinterest-worthy look.

Why Should You Put Up Fall Decorations?

The real question here is, why not? If you've clicked on this post, we already know you're a fall lover. If you’re anything like us, getting into the spirit of this glorious season with fall decorations is simply your vibe! 

Plus, now that it’s fall - do you know what that means? Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas decor!

Besides these factors, decorating your home for fall can make it look nicer all year round by adding warmth. So, as we say goodbye to that summer decor, it's time to refresh your space.

4 Fall Decor Essentials

Regardless of your style, there are a few fall decor essentials that you'll want to have in your home this season. The best thing about these style tips is that they can be easily styled and quickly add a pop of warmth to your exciting decor. Our best advice would be to start a fall decor box and keep these safely (and neatly) packed away until you need them. 

Throws and Blankets

Being warm is super important as you're getting your home ready for those colder days. Not only do throws and blankets bring a cozy vibe to your home, but they’re also essential for those movie nights. To get into the spirit of things, why not try plaid- or gingham-patterned blankets in an autumn color like maroons, reds, and oranges?

Fall Scents

Is it even fall if your home isn't filled with the scent of pumpkin, cinnamon, birchwood, vanilla, or pine? Fall decor is nothing without the right smell to seal the deal. Whether you prefer candles, diffusers, or wax warmers, add the finishing touch to your space with the perfect autumn scent.

Fall-themed Decor

While there are some fall decor items you can keep out all year, there's nothing wrong with adding some things just for the season. Think pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and materials, an autumn wreath or garland, seasonal flowers in stunning fall colors, and themed table decor. Let's not forget about that all-important fall decor for front porch.

Warm Colors

Adding some fall colors is a quick and easy way to refresh your space and switch from the summer decor. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Maroon and dark red,
  • Browns and neutral colors
  • Mustards and yellows
  • Blues and greens
  • Orange, especially a burnt, darker orange

15 Ways to Refresh your Home Decor for Fall

Without further a due, here are some ways to help you with getting your home ready for fall and embracing one of our favorite seasons.

Update your Bed Linen

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We love how Sherah has added a touch of fall to her bedroom with beautiful colors and some bedside table accessories. It does not take away from the original style of the space but instead adds to it and creates a warm, cozy environment.


Switch to Fall Florals

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As much as we love a gorgeous summer bunch of flowers, there is something special about a fall floral arrangement. This one from Honey Brook is just perfect, from the colors to the types of flowers and foliage used. The pumpkins on the side just finish off the look.


Hang a Fall Wreath

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When it comes to fall decor outdoor ideas, a wreath is always a good idea. We love this wreath by Michelle and would want to hang this on our front door for all our visitors to see! This is a fab option if you are looking for fall decor for front porch.


Spruce up your Fall Decor for Front Porch

front door fall decorations


Fall decor outdoor ideas aren't complete without sprucing up your front porch, and we're taking our inspiration from this gorgeous ensemble Victoria has created. A few pumpkins, some seasonal foliage, a cute door mat, and we're good to go!


Decorate your Fireplace

fall decorating ideas for the fireplace


If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, adding some fall decor here is a great way to refresh your living room space. We love how Kira has created an enchanting display using different pumpkins and candles. The basket with the throw also adds something to this look.


Style your Bookshelf

Bookshelf fall decorations


The kids will love this idea! In fact, you can get them involved by creating some fun fall decor items to place on your bookshelf. If sophisticated is more your style, go for a few more pumpkins, some cute fall bookends, and perhaps a lantern or two with some candles.


Switch up your Cushions

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Changing your decorative cushions is relatively easy to do and a great way to refresh your space with a touch of fall. We love knitted or woolen cushions for this time of year because they add a warm, cozy feel to the living room and bedroom. Choose cushions in fall colors or with a fall-themed pattern.


Create a Fall Table Setting

fall dining table decorating ideas


Got people coming over to your home? This is one of those fall decor ideas you can use to get your guests in the spirit of this wonderful season! Use a fun table cloth, some themed table decorations, and a few seasonal flowers, and you're good to go. Now all you'll need are some of your favorite fall dishes. Did someone say pumpkin pie?!


Don't forget a Fall Coffee Table!

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Once you've set your fall table, don't forget to create a fall coffee table. This doesn't have to be anything crazy (unless you want it to be), and a few simple touches can make all the difference. We love what the Decor Couture has done with this beautiful table.


Give your Bathroom a Mini Remodel

best fall decor ideas for the bathroom


While you might not be able to fully renovate your bathroom, a few aesthetic updates can really transform the space and help with getting your home ready for fall. Focus on a series of small upgrades, like hanging a new mirror or updating vanity lighting. Adding a fall candle, colored hand towels, and a flower arrangement will also work nicely in this room.


Add a Fire Pit Outdoors

Cozy fall decor ideas


Fall decor outdoor ideas would not be complete without a fire pit! Gone are the warm summer evenings, so it's time to sit around the fire roasting marshmallows instead. If you don't want to build a fire pit, there are many awesome portable ones you can choose instead, like this one that Amy Spearing Interiors has used.


Update a Gallery Wall or Rearrange Art

Inspired fall decor ideas


Switching up your gallery wall or rearranging some art is an easy way to refresh your summer decor for a lovely new fall feel. You don't have to drill or hang anything new but rather use existing spots to put up some fall art. We love what Emily has gone here with her fall decor ideas for the wall.


Transform your Open Shelves

fall decor ideas for the kitchen


Stacie is giving us all kinds of fall decor ideas with the charming fall accessories she has added to her open shelves in the kitchen. A pumpkin here and there, some floral arrangements, and those delightful fall hues coming through in the utensils and tableware make for a 10/10 look. Less is more here to create a look that is tasteful but still festive.


Paint your Space

Fall decorations for a table


By painting your space, we don't mean specifically for fall. Rather, a new lick of paint works wonders if you are looking for ways to freshen up your home decor. Once you've painted, you've got a fresh new canvas to leave as-is or decorate.


Get Organized!

Create space for fall decorations


You might be thinking that it's called spring cleaning for a reason, but any time you are refreshing your home decor is a great time to organize. Buy pretty baskets and boxes to store seasonal items, add some fall color, and tidy storage to your closet. These are just a few ways you can refresh your space.


Wallpaper an Accent Wall

fall decor feature wall


A new season is a perfect time for a change, and you're ready to try all those fall decor ideas you've been dreaming of in a fresh new space. If you have been playing with the idea of wallpaper for a while, try starting with an accent wall. It's a great way to add more personality and texture to your space and is also rather affordable.

So, are you feeling those fall vibes yet? One look at these fall decor ideas, and we can't wait to start embracing the new season in all its glory! Last but not least, don't forget to enjoy yourself while refreshing your decor, and throw in a delicious pumpkin spice latte while doing it.