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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

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

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.


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
  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.

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taking seconds to decorate for fall


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Mary-The Boondocks Blog

Friday 27th of October 2017

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

Dr. Elise Cohen Ho

Friday 27th of October 2017

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

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Sunday 29th of October 2017

Not bad at all! Most people don't.


Thursday 26th of October 2017

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!

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Friday 27th of October 2017

Thank you Richell

lazy daisy jones

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

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!

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Wednesday 25th of October 2017

Thank you so much!