A round-up of 10 cozy fall decorating ideas that take just minutes to do and are so easy to create a warm, inviting home.
The kiddos woke us up at 6:30 am like they always do today (whyyyyy so earlyyyy) and it was pitch black and chilly outside when I swear it was bright and sunny the same time yesterday. It’s coming… I can feel it. Fall, y’all!
Of course, here in the Carolinas this is fake fall. Real fall doesn’t show up until October, if we’re lucky. 😉 But it got me in the mood to dive down the rabbit hole of ALL the cozy fall things! I’m a spring/summer lovin’ girl. Always have been and always will be.
But there’s nowhere I’d rather be in the fall than cuddled up by a fire at home. If you’re wanting some easy fall decor ideas to get you in the mood, I rounded up a few of my favorites that are simple to do.
10 Cozy Fall Decorating Ideas
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1. Add string lights
Inside or out, adding a strand of string lights brings a layer of ambience to your home when the sun starts setting earlier. Hang them up on your porch or string them over an outdoor table or place a few fairy lights under a glass cloche or in a lantern indoors for extra glow.
2. Get creative with bowl fillers.
3. Display a few copper pieces.
I don’t particularly love the color orange, so I don’t decorate with it often, but copper goes with anything and is the exception to my rule. 😉
4. Swap out your art with a few fall prints.
You can snag this free printable set of autumn botanical art here. Find my fall landscape art here. Or get this autumn oil painting printable. If you’re thinking ahead to Halloween, you get get this skeleton art or potion label printables to stick on any bottles and jars you have in your recycling bin.
5. A simple autumn wreath can do the job.
Here are some of my favorite fall wreaths to perk up the front porch.
6. Get whimsical with candles.
I love making my own candles with copper cups, amber glass, crocks, or any other antique/vintage style containers already in our cabinets. Keep an eye out for great candle vessels at thrift stores (and maybe even give away your DIY candles as gifts.)
7. Bust out the cozy throw blankets and pillows.
For all of that curling up on cool evenings with a good book. (Not that I know what that’s like right now. #toddlermom ) 😉
8. Use a pumpkin as your table’s centerpiece.
Plop Peter Pumpkin smack in the middle of your table and call it done. Stick a few leafy stems around him, if you’re feeling ambitious.
9. Snip colorful branches from your yard to display.
We have a ginkgo tree in our front yard that turns bright yellow just before Thanksgiving every year, and it makes my heart so happy! Keep an eye out for color changing branches around your yard that you can sneak inside.
10. Hang up a few lanterns.
Or place them on your front porch steps. If you don’t want to mess with real candles, these battery powered ones look like the real thing without the fire hazard.
11. Bonus: Light a fire and roast up a bunch of ‘smores!
We love this gas-powered fire table because it doesn’t make our back porch crazy hot (Southern problems) but is the perfect way to add a relaxing ambience.
Got any others to add to the list?
I’m going to attempt pressing fall leaves and drying hydrangeas this week in honor of the season, so we’ll see if those make it to the “cozy” list next year. Fingers crossed.