This Chic Leaf Gallery Wall Is the Prettiest (and Easiest!) DIY for Fall (2023)

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You'll find a DIY idea for every space, from the living room to the front porch.

ByAlyssa Gautieri and Monique Valeris

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Fill your home with warm hues, plush textures and natural materials to celebrate the changing season. With summer coming to an end, it’s time to transition your home decor, both inside and outside. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best fall decor ideas that are easy and cheap — so, you won’t have to worry about blowing your budget on all new decorations.

We've got inspiration for every room. You'll find festive DIYs fit for the kitchen, bedroom and living room, as well as a number of outdoor fall decor ideas like inspiration for a cozy front porch and elegant outdoor tablescapes fit for an autumn dinner party.

If you’re looking to get creative, we've included a number of fall crafts for adults and fall crafts for kids that make use of materials you can find in your backyard, like a sweet fall wreath made from Sweetgum balls, wall decor made from pressed leaves and vases full of acorns. You'll be surprised to find out how easy it is to make your own chic fall centerpiece, spooktacular Halloween wreath or a homemade garland that'll instantly elevate your mantel to autumn mode.

If you're not a crafting expert, don't worry: We promise that these decorating ideas are simple. Say hello to pumpkins, gourds, fall foliage and colorful fall flowers, and start building your dream fall house!

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Dried Flower Wreath

Dried flowers are having a huge moment right now. To create this stunning wreath, nestle dried branches, flowers and grass into the wreath form and be sure they are secure by weaving them into the wreath base. Start with larger items and add smaller, thinner items on top. Then, wire the dried fruit on last with floral wire by threading through the holes and wrapping it around the wreath form (you may need hot glue if the dried fruit you are using has no holes).

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Retro Carved Pumpkin

Your Halloween pumpkins can last way into the fall season when they are painted in a neutral hue and feature carvings that are more sophisticated, such as these diamond shapes.

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Bless'er House

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Press Leaf Gallery Wall

It's surprisingly simple to create your own pressed leaf art. Once you gather the prettiest leaves from your backyard, you can press them between the pages of a large book or between layers of wax paper with heavy books on top. A few days later, you can put them in rustic picture frames to recreate this gallery wall.

Get the tutorial from Bless'er House »

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Domestically Blissful

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Wood Beam Pumpkin

Neutral and chic yet festive, this wood bead pumpkin is super easy to make. For materials, you'll only need wired twine, wooden beads and lambs ear leaves. The finished product will look adorable on your bookshelf, coffee table or kitchen island.

Get the tutorial from Domestically Blissful »

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Wooden Wreath

You'll only need a few supplies to recreate this DIY wooden wreath by Alice & Loise. Paint thinly sliced wood craft pieces in fall hues, like shades of red, orange and yellow. Then, layer the different pieces to form a wreath shape.

Get the tutorial from Alice & Lois »

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Warm Outdoor Setup

Create a beautiful outdoor tablescape with terracotta planters full of fall flowers, lanterns and festive dishware. Add texture by layering in an outdoor rug and faux fur, plaid and colorful throw blankets.

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Refresh Your Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are an easy way to transform your space, whether it's in the bedroom or living room. Opt for shades of orange, red and yellow to match the fall foliage outside.

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Decorate Your Mantel

Pumpkins, gourds and faux leaves are the obvious choice for fall mantel decor. If you're looking to get creative, drape festive cloth napkins over the edge for added texture.

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Forged Fall Wreath

If your backyard is covered in these spiky clusters from Sweetgum trees, this is an awesome DIY for you. Hand the kids a bucket and get them in the backyard to forge. Grab a few grapevine wreathes at the store and break out the hot glue gun.

Get the tutorial from Inspired by Charm »

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Grapevine Wreath Napkin Rings

Need a no-fuss way to elevate your fall dinner table? Go for grapevine wreath napkin rings, which are pretty enough to use well into the holiday season.

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Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough Garland

String together pumpkins cookies, leaves and acorns to build this cute dough garland. The salt dough recipe doesn't make edible cookies, but it will leave your house smelling delicious.

Get the tutorial from Domestically Blissful »

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Sunflower Centerpiece

To celebrate the changing season, incorporate shades of yellow and orange throughout your home. Grab a wicker tray and fill it with pumpkins, gourds and a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers.

Learn more from Inspired by Charm »

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Painted Pumpkin Vase

Along with using your pumpkin as a vase, take it a step further and paint the outside in a fun pattern. A combo of moon and stars is always a good idea in our book.

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Dried Corn Wreath

To make your front door more fall-appropriate in an instant, create a wreath out of dried decorative corn. Be sure to alternate colors for an eye-catching arrangement.

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Acorn Vase Filler

Upgrade your fall flowers by filling a vase with gold decorative acorns. Add a simple strip of orange ribbon around the vase's rim to finish the look.

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Hometown Pumpkin

Show off your hometown pride with this fall porch decor idea. Begin by printing a decal of your state's shape. After you apply it to your pumpkin, cover it in two coats of acrylic paint. (Keep in mind that it takes about 30 minutes for each coat to dry.) Finally, remove the decal once your pumpkin is dry.

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Rainbow Pumpkin Display

Don't stress if you don't know what to do with all of those extra pumpkins. Paint your stash in different colors for a playful staircase display.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built »

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Leaf Wreath

Bring more attention to your outdoor light fixtures by surrounding them in an unexpected medley of leaves and dried fruits.

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Stacked Pumpkins

Brighten up your front porch with fall's best decor staple — pumpkins. Arrange stacks of pumpkins on either side of your door for an eye-catching look. Just don't forget to throw in a few carved beauties.

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Chestnut Garland

Get your mantel ready for the season with wooden bead garland dressed in decorative chestnuts.

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Lean on Fall Florals

Outfit your dinner table with the colors of the season, complete with a burnt orange table runner, deep green charging plate, and medley of autumnal blooms.

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Make the Outdoors Cozier

Just because the temperatures have taken a nosedive doesn't mean you can't enjoy the fresh autumn air. Just add string lights, plush blankets, fuzzy throw pillows, and lanterns to cozy up your space.

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DIY a Wheat Centerpiece

Tie colored string around dried wheat bundles and place them inside glass cloches for an elevated centerpiece. Then once winter hits, you can replace the wheat with pine needles, red berries, or pine cones.

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Display Mini Pumpkins

Combine acorn string lights with mini pumpkins in a shallow rustic dish for an instant (and seriously easy) centerpiece.

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Hang Seasonal Plants

Shift your back porch from summer to fall by hanging orange-tinged foliage that offers up autumn vibes. Don't forget the string lights!

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Dress a Table in Plaid

Bust out all the plaid you can find — the more fabrics and tones, the better — for a well-dressed table. To mimic this eye-catching look, layer a trio of plaid table runners for a dose of color and stripes.

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Display a Pumpkin Centerpiece

Any reason to get fresh flowers is a good one. Let blooms shine in a gourd-turned-vase — you can even stud it with gold tacks for extra shine.

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Cast a Glow With Dip Dye Candles

Trade plain taper candles for these dip dye creations. Customize yours by dipping candles into a mixture of crayon shavings (any color will do!) and melted candle wax. Just let them dry completely before lighting.

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FAQs

What is the easiest way to decorate for fall? ›

Opt for shades of orange, red and yellow to match the fall foliage outside. Pumpkins, gourds and faux leaves are the obvious choice for fall mantel decor. If you're looking to get creative, drape festive cloth napkins over the edge for added texture.

How do I make my house look like a fall? ›

Easy Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like Fall
  1. Place pumpkins around your home. Adding pumpkins throughout your home is a simple way to add an autumnal touch. ...
  2. Get a fall wreath. Your front door just got a whole lot prettier. ...
  3. Add a fall tag to your entryway. ...
  4. Embrace fall foliage. ...
  5. Switch up the color scheme. ...
  6. Add some fresh flowers.
25 Sept 2017

How can I decorate for fall with no money? ›

8 Inexpensive Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall
  1. Make a wreath. ...
  2. Get local pumpkins. ...
  3. Collect from nature. ...
  4. Buy faux decorations. ...
  5. Swap out your pillowcases. ...
  6. Display blankets. ...
  7. Buy cinnamon brooms. ...
  8. Decorate with baskets.
26 Aug 2021

What can you use to decorate for fall? ›

So, go ahead and bring the fall colors into your home with these simple decorating projects.
  • 01 of 63. Add a Wreath. ...
  • 02 of 63. Set Up a Fall Tableau. ...
  • 03 of 63. Dress Up the Mantel. ...
  • 04 of 63. Make Pumpkin Votives. ...
  • 05 of 63. Set the Table. ...
  • 06 of 63. Create a Tabletop Topiary. ...
  • 07 of 63. Carve Out a Mumkin. ...
  • 08 of 63. Decorate With Apples.
21 Sept 2022

When should you start decorating for fall? ›

The best option is to put up fall decor in September or October, once the weather starts changing. Avoid hanging fall decor anytime before late August so your decorations can be in sync with the season. You'll also want to avoid confusing holiday decor for fall decor.

How do I make my house COSY in autumn? ›

15 ways to prepare your home for the autumn season
  1. Deep clean the house. ...
  2. Don't forget the gutters. ...
  3. Clean the fireplace. ...
  4. Declutter and streamline your living space. ...
  5. Set the atmosphere with scent. ...
  6. Incorporate autumnal colours. ...
  7. Add cushions, throws and a new bedspread. ...
  8. Opt for warm lighting.
10 Aug 2022

How can I decorate my room in the fall? ›

How To Decorate Your Room For Fall! + DIY Decor - YouTube

How do you make a fall centerpiece? ›

For a unique fall centerpiece idea, swap your traditional vase for a more seasonal vessel. Hollow out a white pumpkin (either real or faux) and arrange a bouquet of colorful flowers inside. Add floral tubes to stems or line the pumpkin with a plastic bag before filling with water to preserve blooms during dinner.

How do you decorate a fall buffet? ›

DIY Buffet Table Decor for Fall | Hobby Lobby® - YouTube

When can you decorate for fall 2022? ›

Decorate for Fall When You Have Time

Then, it makes the most sense for you to transition to fall decorating in August or September.

How do you decorate a Dollar Tree for fall? ›

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How do you make a fall garland? ›

EASY & INEXPENSIVE FALL GARLAND DIY ❤️ - YouTube

What can I make with fall fabric? ›

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Sewing Project to Craft During the Fall Season
  1. Felt Leaf Napkin Rings. ...
  2. Thanksgiving Apron. ...
  3. Cape Jacket.
  4. Acorn and Leaf Felt Coasters. ...
  5. Felt Leaf Hoop Art. ...
  6. Thanksgiving Potholder. ...
  7. Turkey Softie Tutorial. ...
  8. Candy Corn Pillows.
22 Oct 2020

What is the most popular Halloween decoration? ›

We also polled over 1,000 homeowners to understand national trends in Halloween home decorations, including when they put them up and how much they plan to spend. As for the most popular decor, pumpkins and skeletons reign supreme in most states.

How can I decorate in November? ›

Focus on Fall Imagery

“The best November decor is from nature,” Morse says. “Of course, pumpkins and gourds are great! You can get creative and add in a bowl filled with apples or pretty pinecones on a console or table. Placing a vase with some beautiful tree branches is a gorgeous look, too!”

Can you mix fall and Halloween decor? ›

Can you mix Fall and Halloween decorations? YES! You can absolutely mix your fall throw pillows, pumpkins and gourds together with your Halloween decorations.

What date should Christmas decorations be put up? ›

According to tradition, Christmas trees and decorations should go up on the first day of Advent, which is the fourth Sunday before Christmas. This year, that falls on Sunday 27th November 2022.

What makes a room comfortable in cold weather? ›

Insulate the floors with rugs and have a few blankets on hand for extra cold nights. Make sure your windows, doors, and fireplaces are sealed up well. Close any flues, and keep windows closed. Cover windows with shrink-to-fit plastic and weather stripping for doors to prevent heat from escaping.

How do I make my room COSY in the winter? ›

33 Interior Design Tips to Make Your Home Cozy for Winter
  1. Incorporate some shag accents. ...
  2. Add some seasonal scents to your space. ...
  3. Invest in a portable fireplace. ...
  4. Create tabletop centerpieces with winter greenery. ...
  5. Add some textiles to your tables. ...
  6. Channel your inner baker. ...
  7. Put down some area rugs. ...
  8. Use softer lighting.

How can I enjoy winter and autumn? ›

30 Fun Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Autumn and Winter
  1. Eat roast chestnuts.
  2. Play conkers with friends.
  3. Enjoy a walking tour.
  4. Watch an adventure movie.
  5. Walk barefoot.
  6. Learn a new winter sport.
  7. Take a brewery tasting tour.
  8. Make a DIY wall hanging.
14 Dec 2021

How do British prepare for autumn? ›

Layering is key to survive autumn in London; a long-sleeved shirt, light sweaters, and a denim or leather jacket might be enough to keep you warm during the day. However, you must always be prepared for the rain as it might start raining at any moment. The weather app might not be trustworthy during this season.

How can I be cozy? ›

41 Simple Cozy Things You Can do to Feel Comfy, Warm and Relaxed
  1. Update Your Space.
  2. Make a Playlist.
  3. Light a Candle.
  4. Make a Bucket List.
  5. Sit in the SUnlight.
  6. Incorporate Soft Materials.
  7. Make Your Favourite Comfort Dish.
  8. At Home Spa Day.
22 Dec 2020

How can I decorate my room in the fall? ›

How To Decorate Your Room For Fall! + DIY Decor - YouTube

How do designers decorate for fall? ›

Consider warmer textures

Instead of focusing on adding a ton of, say, decorative pumpkins into your home, think instead about color. Incorporating warm fall colors like neutral browns, earthy greens, burnt oranges, and complimentary beiges and taupes is an easy way to change the mood in a space.

How can I decorate in November? ›

Focus on Fall Imagery

“The best November decor is from nature,” Morse says. “Of course, pumpkins and gourds are great! You can get creative and add in a bowl filled with apples or pretty pinecones on a console or table. Placing a vase with some beautiful tree branches is a gorgeous look, too!”

How can I decorate my living room in the fall? ›

Natural Fall Living Room Decor

Hit the pumpkin patch to select pumpkins and gourds in various shapes and colors, and use them to accessorize your coffee table, fireplace mantel, and other living room furniture. For another quick dose of fall color, clip branches of changing leaves and place inside simple vases.

What are the new 2022 decorating trends? ›

  • Shades of Green. If the picks for 2022 color of the year are any indication, green is having a major moment right now. ...
  • Curved Lines. ...
  • Warm Neutrals. ...
  • Layers of Texture. ...
  • Mixing Vintage and New. ...
  • Biophilic Design. ...
  • Decline of the Home Office. ...
  • Locally and Sustainably Sourced Furnishings.
7 Jun 2022

What is the most popular fall decor? ›

Here's the complete top 10 most popular trends this fall:
  • Farmhouse.
  • Nature-inspired.
  • Bold patterns.
  • Maximalist interior.
  • Contemporary.
  • Retro style.
  • Ceramic plates.
  • 70s interiors.
23 Sept 2022

How can I decorate for all seasons? ›

10 EASY WAYS TO ADD SEASONAL DECOR TO YOUR HOME
  1. ADD SEASONAL ELEMENTS. This is the easiest way to show our love of the season in our home! ...
  2. ADD SEASONAL COLOR. ...
  3. BRING THE OUTSIDE IN. ...
  4. USE SEASONAL PILLOWS. ...
  5. ADD A SEASONAL WREATH TO YOUR DOOR. ...
  6. USE SEASONAL TEXTURES. ...
  7. PLANT SOMETHING SEASONAL. ...
  8. LAYER SEASONAL DECOR.

Can you have fall and Christmas decorations? ›

Blending neutral and natural elements of both seasons is the perfect solution to decorating before Thanksgiving without losing that fall vibe. What is this? Decorating for the holidays will go much quicker this way and we can have the best of both worlds through Thanksgiving. It's a win-win!

Can you decorate for fall and Halloween? ›

Aim to put up your HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS in the two weeks leading up to October 31. We recommend keeping your existing fall décor and just adding spooky touches such as cobwebs or spider cut-outs. This way, you can simply remove the Halloween pieces three days to a week after the holiday.

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