23 Colorful DIY Fall Decor Ideas

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Looking for a modern take on traditional DIY fall decor? These colorful fall decorating ideas will inspire you to get your home ready for the season without sacrificing your style! 


Fall makes me so happy. I love leaving behind the oppressive heat of summer (and the humidity!) and moving into cooler temps with much less sweating. I love having everyone back in school and back on a normal routine. And I love how beautiful NC is when the leaves start changing!

Despite my love for the season, in the past few years, it has been a real struggle finding DIY fall decor ideas that fit my style (you’ll understand what I mean if you’ve taken our home tour). Traditional fall decorating just doesn’t match my design aesthetic! I want bright pops of color and more modern design elements. Everywhere I look I see orange and gold and burgundy when I want to see teal, and pink, and navy! Instead of just a pumpkin, I want to see fun ways to use them. 

This year I decided to do some digging and find DIY fall decor ideas that inspire me. Once I saw them all, I knew I had to share them so no one else has to avoid decorating for fall because it isn’t their style. Turns out there are fall decorating ideas for every style!!!

Colorful DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

Preppy Chic Entryway  by Vintage Meets Glam. This entryway shows how easy it is to up the chic factor on your traditional fall decor with fun patterns and unexpected colors.

DIY fall entry preppy glam

Fall Hoop Wreath by Simply Designing. Give your fall wreath a modern feel by using a metal hoop and giving it a more airy minimalist feel. 

DIY fall wreath modern

Fall Decorating Ideas by HGTV. Keep it simple. This designer took simple decor components (bell jar, pumpkins, and a large wood slice) and created the perfect fall look. Add a small vase of fresh flowers to your fall decorating ideas!

modern fall decor

Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas by HGTV. Add a contrasting pop of color! Bring your favorite bold color into the mix of traditional fall colors and it will marry your decor with your seasonal pieces. These shades of turquoise strike the perfect balance in this bright entryway.

turquoise fall porch

Gingham Painted Pumpkin by Dimples and Tangles. Do the unexpected! These fun gingham painted pumpkins are as simple as they are cute.

plaid pumpkin

Copper Foil Pumpkins by Style Me Pretty Living. Adding a metallic elevates your decor. The copper foil on these bright pumpkins brings a fancy factor to this simple DIY fall decor.

copper foil pumpkins

No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas by Paper & Stitch. This is the simplest no-carve pumpkin DIY I have ever seen. Create a faux dipped pumpkin in any color you want without the mess!

DIY fall dipped pumpkins

PAINTED DOLLAR TREE PUMPKINS by Tatertots & Jello. If you avoid a fall mantel because it will look terrible in your home, then take note! Incorporate your own palette with your favorite traditional seasonal touches and you will never be afraid of a fall mantel again.

fun colorful fall mantel

A RAINBOW OMBRE LEAF TABLE RUNNER by A Kailo Chic Life. This simple and colorful fall table finished off with gold accents is perfect!

DIY fall painted leaves centerpiece

Colorful Halloween Wreath by Lovely Indeed. Create a pumpkin wreath in your own color combo with this simple DIY with tons of impact! 

painted pumpkin wreath

MINI PUMPKIN CENTERPIECE by Oh Happy Day. Wow your guests with a beautifully simple modern centerpiece. This color combination is perfect for fall and makes it feel fresh.

ombre pumpkin centerpiece

RAINBOW PUMPKIN MANTEL by A Kailo Chic Life. Perfect but simple, this mantel is easy to create but looks amazing! 

rainbow pumpkin mantel

COLOR BLOCKED WALL ART by A Kailo Chic Life. Up your fall game with this simple DIY sign. It is so cool, no one would be surprised if you left if up all year!

give thanks color block sign

BARN WOOD SIGN by Tatertots & Jello. The reclaimed wood trend is a no-brainer for fall. Adding pompoms adds a fun and colorful element to the rustic wood. And this DIY is easy enough for even a DIY newbie!

pompom and reclaimed wood sign

RAINBOW PUMPKIN ENTRYWAY by The House That Lars Built. Tired of orange pumpkins? This high impact entryway is perfect for a color enthusiast who wants to keep it traditional but add a fun twist.

rainbow pumpkins on porch

Painted Pumpkins by PMQ for Two. Want to do something different? Paint your pumpkins! And even smarter…use faux pumpkins so you can enjoy all that hard work year after year.

DIY Fall hand painted pumpkins

Modern Fall Gold Ring Wreath by Making Joy and Pretty Things. The quickest way to make your home feel decorated is to put a seasonal wreath on your door. The rich colors and metal of this wreath feel like fall but you aren’t locked into the traditional color scheme.

DIY fall burgundy and pink hoop wreath

COLORFUL FALL + HALLOWEEN PORCH by Tatertots & Jello. Go bright and crazy! If you want to take your outside decor to the next level, rethink the colors! Use traditional fall decor in the color palette that makes you happy and it will be magic.

pink and teal DIY fall porch

FALL LEAF CAKE TOPPER by The House That Lars Built. This sweet DIY is a simple dessert topper that will impress everyone at the table.

DIY paper leaf cake toppers

Bright and Colorful Splash by Style Me Pretty Living. Add gold touches and bright linens to your colorful table for a lux feel that will impress your guests!

DIY rainbow pumpkin centerpiece Fall decor

GRAPHIC PAINTED PUMPKINS by Oh Me Oh My. Go bold and modern with fun graphics and black and white accents. Add in a pop of gold and enjoy a fresh fall look.

DIY Fall decor modern graphic pumpkins

GOLD SPLATTER PAINTED PUMPKINS by A Kailo Chic Life. Dress up colorful pumpkins with gold splatter paint and metallic stems!

splatter painted pumpkins

Love the idea of modern colorful decor but no time or desire to DIY? We have you covered! These amazing finds for fun and fresh fall decor are my favorites this year. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

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    Wow!!!! So colorful!! What fantastic ideas!

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