5 Tips for Decorating for Fall


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It’s time for fall decorating. These 5 fall decorating tips will help even the most challenged decorators set up a cute fall scene. top 5 tips for decorating for the fall

Are you looking for tips for decorating for fall? I love the fall and it’s my favorite season to decorate for! I get excited every time the seasons change and I always say I love whatever season is next, but really, fall is my favorite -the colors – the oranges and the reds and the browns, the foliage on the trees and the bushes. Don’t you just love it? I’m not a huge decorating guru, but the natural materials that are available in the fall speak to me and beg to be displayed!

This year, we’re living in our Passive-Aggressive House and my porch isn’t finished yet, so I don’t really have anything to decorate outside at my house, sadly. But that doesn’t mean I’m not inspired by years past and all the pretty planters I’m seeing right now.

5 Fall  Decorating Tips

5 tips for fall decorating

1. Go natural! I love the real deal – mums and gourds especially. You can grow your own pumpkins for Halloween if you prepare in the summer (I’ve got a great tutorial here on growing a Halloween Pumpkin Patch with your kids) or pick some up at the home improvement store or the farmer’s market. I’m always amazed by the variety of colors available in both gourds and mums.


2. Add some fun natural pots – my favorite pots are simple terra cotta pots. I l.o.v.e. this clay pumpkin! So cute!! I bought two of them this year to add to my collection. Adding a few things each year also helps me keep my costs down. I bought my awesome terra cotta pumpkins at Menards on close-out one year, so keep an eye out for them there, if you like them. I did also find a similar one on Amazon – here.

3. I also like to add a few things that will last for years like a nice wooden sign – and my The Witch is in sign? ~ totally appropriate. Just ask my kids. Hehehe;-) I also use a rusty old milk jug I dug out of someone’s trash {shhh…one person’s trash is another person’s treasure, right?}.  And my clay pumpkins.

4. My last decorating touch is always a wreath. I got this wreath on close out at Target years ago. I hang it until Thanksgiving and then carefully store it all year. I can’t wait to take it out of the box again once fall comes around.

5. Finally, don’t forget to deadhead {or remove the flowers as they die from your mums}! This will encourage new blossoms to bloom and will keep your mums looking nice longer!

3 Sisters Garden from SimplifyLiveLove.com

How do you decorate for fall? I’d love to hear your tips!

About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. What beautiful flowers and pictures! I do love mums but with my care, or lack of care, they become annuals at my house. I hope that once I get more organized in the yard, I can keep them from year to year. Great fall decorating outside ideas!