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Taking Seconds to Decorate for Fall

Honestly, does anyone really decorate for a season other than Christmas?  Other than throwing a few pumpkins around at Halloween, who has time to rearrange their decor every time a new season rolls around? Can “changing your decor” with the seasons be effortless? I think it can, and I hope to help you with a few quick tips on how to take a few seconds to decorate for fall.

Taking seconds to decorate for fall

A cozy home used to always consist of a home with lots of great artwork and pieces on the wall. Today, though, it seems that the style is trending more towards decorative signs with writings having to do with the seasons. Seriously, how hard is it to throw a sing up on your mantel or shelves!If it’s not in your budget to buy a “seasonal sign,” it can be super inexpensive to make one. This was one of the easiest signs I have ever made for our FALL TABLE SCAPE.

I’ll highlight a few ways I’ve found to decorate a lovely space that won’t take much time OR money.

How do you decorate for fall on a budget?

One of the easiest ways I have found to create a warm and inviting Fall decor is with signs.

How to create a seasonal chalkboard sign

Materials to complete this sign:

  • a scrap piece of wood
  • chalkboard paint
  • chalk
  1. Paint 2 or 3 coats of chalkboard paint on a scrap piece of wood and let dry
  2. Use chalk to write a fun seasonal message like “Happy Fall y’all”
  3. Change the saying up with the different seasons

Y’all, this was virtually a free project (I had all materials on hand), and I can erase the writing and change it up with whatever new saying I want depending on the season.

decorating for fall
FALL TOUCHES

Decorating with pumpkins for fall

Just because Halloween has come and gone, doesn’t mean you can’t still decorate with a few pumpkins! I think white pumpkins with a little greenery add warmth to any space. Now, just because I still have a few small white pumpkins on display, doesn’t mean I agree with keeping the big orange pumpkins out! When Halloween comes and goes, the big orange pumpkins should come and go to.

As a side note, you can see more inspiration about decorating with Mason Jars here.

For my FALL TABLE SCAPE though, I still keep a few of the white pumpkins for added fall touches. It doesn’t hurt to keep these out of storage until after Thanksgiving.  Anybody with me here or am I just crazy?

decorating a fall table scape
FALL TABLESCAPE WITH FALL TOUCHES

One more thing about those little white pumpkins; don’t they add so much character to a FALL TABLE SETTING!

If you haven’t noticed, I have some recurring themes in my fall decor to create a cozy environment:

  1. greenery
  2. Warm colors like browns and earth tones
  3. pops of white

One thing to note when decorating anything for a certain season; try to keep consistent with a simple color scheme.

This year, in most of my fall decor, I’ve stayed with a color scheme of green (mainly greenery), brown (neutrals with wood) and a touch of white or blue.

This really creates a cohesive and eye pleasing environment.

ENTRYWAY WITH FALL TOUCHES
ENTRYWAY WITH FALL TOUCHES

My last piece of fall inspiration is my entryway.  I wanted to show you this space, because I believe it encompasses all the elements you need to create a warm and inviting space, especially for the fall and winter months.

A few must-have pieces that created a warm environment for this space included a cozy throw, some fall greenery, and a pillow. It’s funny how any space can be completely transformed by throwing a blanket and some throw pillows on it. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Elements that create an inviting fall decorated home

  1.  decorative signs
  2. greenery
  3. a few fall touches such as white pumpkins
  4.  pillows
  5. blankets or throws

To help you out a little, I’ve found some of these key elements at a fair price. I love Amazon because I can find so many great decorating pieces at a steal! Here are a few below that would bring warmth and a “fall flair” to any space.

Disclosure; this post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This does not affect the price you pay. This disclosure statement refers to the rest of the amazon links and other affiliate links in this post.

Fall Style board
FALL STYLE BOARD
  1. Happy Fall Y’all pillow
  2. Give Thanks pillow
  3. Vintage Knitted Throw
  4. Decorative Fall Sign

I hope this post has shown you that decorating for the different seasons doesn’t have to be labor intensive.

If you enjoyed this post, I would love for you to pin it HERE, or pin the image below.

taking seconds to decorate for fall

Lindsey**

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  2. Not bad at all! Most people don’t.

  3. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Lindsey the simpler the better I say. All of your suggestions are lovely without being over the top.

  4. I have not done a thing to decorate for Fall. How bad is that?

  5. richellaparham says:

    Very, very pretty! Love the way you’ve added Fall touches but nothing is over-the-top. Perfect for when people take down their Halloween decor but still want Fall decor for Thanksgiving.

    Thanks for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  6. I love this idea so much i featured you as my blogger of the week on the Ashley and Laurie Linkup this week! published tomorrow!
    thank you for joining in with us!

  7. Stefanie S says:

    I love that sign! Thanks for linking up your post this month!

  8. aww thank you Crystal, that means a lot!

  9. This is exactly how I decorate for fall, and the fun is in not being so particular but just going with the flow of the objects I’m using. I just discovered your blog, and it’s simply inspiring!

  10. This post has created a lot of interest so we will feature it on Friday. Congratulations on a great post.

  11. Love these ideas! Keeping life simple is the way to go! Thanks for joining us at the TO GRANDMA’S HOUSE WE GO – LINK PARTY #58 this week! Your post has been pinned. Hope you join us again next week!

  12. What lovely ideas! Pinning and sharing. Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

  13. Great tips for stylish easy decor, perfect for me this year, as my sisters wedding took all my attention this season ,thanks for sharng your tips at #fridaysfurniturefix

  14. Charlotte says:

    I love your decorations! And you’re right—simple touches can make a huge difference. Your white pumpkin tablescape is beautiful and I love the sign. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  15. I just love white pumpkins!

  16. Nige says:

    This is excellent great ideas Thank you for linking to #ThatFridayLinky Please come back next week

  17. This is all so gorgeous. We definitely don’t decorate for every season but it seems to be coming more of a thing over here! Love your entry way! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  18. Wow, your pictures are so beautiful! Love this post. Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG

  19. harropaj says:

    I love those white gourds and your chalk sign is so sweet

  20. Very beautiful!
    Debby
    Debbygoesshabby.blogspot.com

  21. Sandra Garth says:

    Lovely table! I like to keep my neutral pumpkins on display until Thanksgiving also. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.

  22. Lovely ideas! I love a white pumpkin, they just look so cute and they’re so easy to style with other things. And the chalkboard idea is great – I have all of those things to hand at home too. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  23. playdatesparties says:

    I wish it only took me seconds to write a new phrase on a chalkboard. Unfortunately, I have terrible handwriting and end up spending way too much time trying to get it to look just right. ???? Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  24. Heather Keet says:

    I barely even decorate for Christmas, mostly because I hate having to put it all away again. I love your ideas because they’re so easy to do! #ThatFridayLinky

  25. Julie says:

    I’m afraid apart from switching out the contents of some jars we have on the dining room table don’t really do any seasonal decorating apart from Christmas. I like these quick and easy ideas. everything looks beautiful

  26. Michele says:

    Cute ideas, I need 10 minute decorating. I like seeing it, just don’t want to take the time to actually do it. simple works for me!

  27. Using signs to decorate is a great idea! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from http://www.thisautoimmunelife.com

  28. kage2015 says:

    I normally go for more of the fall color look. Really liking the softer fall version you have show here. Found you on Bloggers Pit Stop.

  29. Lucy At Home says:

    So stylish! And, for someone who openly admits to not having much style, it’s great to see how a few simple items can transform a space ad create a really lovely centre piece. The chalkboard sign even sounds within even my limited capabilities #stayclassymama

  30. You’ve created a really beautiful autumnal theme there with quite simple but effective tips. I’ve never seen a white pumpkin but they look brilliant for this time of year. Thanks for linking to #DreamTeam x

  31. How very pretty and simple, thanks for the ideas

  32. Emma T says:

    We only ever decorate for Christmas and even then it’s only really the tree. Love these looks though – the sign is fab #sharingthebloglove

  33. I love the sign idea! It sounds really easy to do and it looks great. It’s good to have something that you could use for lots of things. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  34. I actually used a chalk pen. Regular chalk is hard to write with, but the chalk pen works wonders!

  35. Lydia C. Lee says:

    How cute! #Stayclassymama

  36. Some lovely easy ideas! x #SharingtheBlogLove

  37. SweetDreamer says:

    I love the nude undertones of the decor, not too in-your-face orange as is everything these days. Beautifully done. #dreamteam

  38. Jann Olson says:

    I love decorating for fall, and yes I leave my pumpkins out until after Thanksgiving. I just add a few turkeys and pilgrims. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  39. Some great ideas. I really love your colour scheme for Fall!

  40. susankmann says:

    These look amazing. So simple, yet so effective. Love them. #Brilliantblogposts

  41. I have to totally agree with your ideas… it really is so fast and easy to decorate for fall. But I have to say your colors you choose are my fav but they would not be my husbands fav he loves some orange in it too.

  42. Nikki G says:

    I especially love your entry way decor. Pinned for future use. What kind of chalk did you use on your sign?
    🙂 gwingal

  43. I love the Autumn season. I live in New England and it is the prettiest time of year here. I really like the idea of the chalkboard sign. What a great idea!

  44. Teresa B says:

    Everything is so pretty and you make it look so easy! Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  45. webmdiva says:

    I love the classiness of this particular fall décor. Not that I don’t like the color orange, but it’s nice to see a cleaner look. (If that makes any sense?) Beautiful décor! Dropping by from #HappyNowLinkup

  46. Judee Algazi says:

    I like to decorate with pumpkins until Thanksgiving. Love white pumpkins

  47. Your fall touches are perfect, not to much and is very welcoming!!

  48. satrntgr says:

    Beautiful decor – Fall always looks good, no matter what you use!! I love the colors of yours, though!

  49. Hi Lindsey, I never decorate our home other than for Christmas, but I do think it looks nice and inviting when someone does. I do like the chalkboard idea, so simple and easy to update. And pumpkins are a proper autumnal decoration even after Halloween.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

  50. mamagrace says:

    It’s a lovely warm space you’ve made. #happynowbloglinkup

  51. Ellen says:

    Oh so beautiful. Such great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

    Ellen x

    #TwinklyTuesday

  52. tbellkindred says:

    Very pretty! Would love for you to visit and linkup with me at http://nanahood.com/woodstock-georgia-weekend-wedding

  53. Kim says:

    Also… forgot to mention how much I love the fine china paired with wood chargers. Gorgeous!

  54. Kim says:

    Love your white pumpkins! Absolutely keeping mine out after Halloween. #CoziNest

  55. I totally agree with you it does not have to take days or hours to add fall touches. I am having a serious crush on your bench!

  56. SLOAH says:

    I love the shabby-chic, country vibe. Great colour choices too. 🙂 Happy Fall! 🙂 #MMBC x

  57. Tamar says:

    Gorgeous! So classy.

  58. I love simple little projects that have a nice impact. This is so pretty. #HomeMattersParty

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

  59. meximoments says:

    You have such great taste, love all your decor pieces! Thanks for sharing!

  60. Thanks Michelle,
    That means a lot.

  61. Michelle James says:

    I just love this! So pretty. Love the sign too! Thanks for co-hosting #HomeMattersParty

  62. Thanks Jen! That really means a lot.

  63. Sahana says:

    Really love your tablscape. What a great way to get coziness! #HomeMattersParty

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