DIY Fall Decor Preview: Ideas & Inspiration

In this post: DIY fall decor made easy! Ideas & inspiration for budget-friendly DIY fall decor for your home. Suggestions for inside & out, along with shopping sources. 

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The very first sign of fall happened this week. We had a couple of dark, rainy days, and it was chilly enough to reach for a sweatshirt. It may have been my imagination, but I swear I could smell fall in the air. So…I thought it was time to share a DIY fall decor plan, and get the ball rolling.

DIY Fall Decor Plan

Fall on the Porch

  • I never think it’s necessary to reinvent the wheel. I am using the same navy blue planters I used for the summer. You can get all the details on them {HERE.} Since I didn’t have to spend money on new planters, I was able to splurge on a new layered doormat set. It hasn’t arrived, so I can’t show it just yet…but I can’t wait to get it!
  • Mums will go in the planters, with some ivy left over from summer planters.
  • There will be new pillows on the rockers, plus some yet-to-be-decided accessories. The only thing I know for sure is that white pumpkins will be involved.
  • Last but not least, a new wreath. I fell in love with this wreath online, but didn’t want to spend that much money. So I went looking, and found this wreath at Hobby Lobby. With a few small tweaks, I think it will be beautiful, and look very much like the pricier one from Williams-Sonoma. I also found a similar wreath that’s available at Walmart, and it’s in the shopping widget below.

Thrifty seasonal decorating tip: simply add the colors of the season to your existing decor. In my case, even though I have a lot of neutrals, I also strongly feature shades of blue. Those blues are all staying right where they are, and I’m adding russet and gold.

DIY Fall Decor Inside

  • I’m not sure about the entry. I would love a show-stopping natural arrangement for the little chest. Hopefully inspiration will hit soon!
  • For the living room: I mentioned in the last edition of Wednesday Weekly Wish List that I want to update the plate wall, and add some fall color. The new plates have arrived, and they are perfect. The shelves will get pumpkins and fresh natural elements. I got some new denim pillow covers from the Gap Home line at Walmart. I’m sure my dough bowl will make an appearance. I want lots of seeded eucalyptus, maybe some lamb’s ear, and candles that smell like cinnamon!
  • I’m working on a brand new and exclusive set of fall printables for OSP readers. I want to frame a set for myself, and use them either in the living room or dining room…so stay tuned for that!

DIY fall decor plan sources

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So…this should definitely be enough to get us started. I totally understand if you aren’t ready to let go of summer just yet. Truth be told, I’m not ready either…but this will at least get your creative juices flowing!

Until next time…

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  1. Looked through several times. Where is the dried flower chandelier?

  2. Thank you for the inspiration, Ann. I am very ready to say goodbye to the heat and welcome the crisp air with thoughts of pumpkins, spices and deep rich color.

  3. Definitely not ready to let go of summer just yet, but your fall preview is inspiring!

  4. Too early here in AZ but, that’s a great group of ideas. I love the pillow covers from Walmart!! Thanks for getting me thinking😊

  5. I, too, am ready for some fall weather but it’ll be nearly November before it happens. ☹️ I have been thinking about fall decor and I usually get it out the beginning of September. Thanks for the inspiration. I’m so sorry about Kelly, Ann. We went through this two years ago. ❤️

  6. Stephanie says:

    Thank you for the fall inspiration. I am ready to put my shell decor away and transition into fall. I guess I have a couple of weeks yet.

  7. Kathy Menold says:

    Sure wish we would get some cool rainy days. It was 95 in the shade yesterday. I am so ready for fall decorating and have been jotting down ideas this morning. Thanks for adding to my list.