Stylish & Inexpensive DIY Fall Decorating Ideas

Last Updated on October 12, 2022

Looking for stylish DIY fall decor ideas? These inexpensive fall decorating ideas will inspire you to get your home ready for the season without sacrificing your style! 

fall decorating ideas

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 decorating 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.

This year I decided to do some digging to find DIY fall decor projects that inspire me. Once I saw them all, I knew I had to share them so that 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!!!

Stylish DIY Fall Decor Ideas

Vegetable Centerpiece– This is a seriously easy and inexpensive DIY fall decor idea! Just stretch rubber bands around a pillar candle. Then slide your veggies under the rubber bands. Then cover the rubber bands with pretty ribbon!

fall decorating ideas for centerpiece

Fall Dining Room Decor by Inspired by Charm- This dining room was easily transformed for fall with the addition of a plaid tablecloth. Paired with some beautiful fall flowers and pumpkins this space is inviting and warm. This is fall decorating at its best!

fall decorating ideas for dining room

Simple Fall Decor in Mudroom by Nina Hedrick Design- You may not have a beautiful plaid tablecloth like above, but chances are you have a plaid shirt or two. Hang one up on a hook in your entryway or mudroom and add some fresh fruit in a basket for one of the most inexpensive fall decorating ideas I have seen!

fall decorating ideas for an entryway

Add Some Fall Printables– This is something I tend to do in our home every year! You can see how the addition of these modern fall floral printables added a touch of fall to our entryway/foyer. Free fall printables are such an easy way to add fall decor to your home. It's so easy! The printables you see below are available in my FREE printable art library–get access here.

fall printables for easy DIY fall decor

Preppy Chic Entryway  by Vintage Meets Glam. This entryway shows how easy and inexpensive Fall decorating ideas can be! All you need is to spray paint some inexpensive pumpkins and glue them to a wreath!

DIY fall decorating ideas for entry door

Easy Toilet Paper Pumpkins by Smart Schoolhouse- This simple fall decor is adorable and inexpensive! These pumpkins would look cute as a centerpiece or on a fall mantel!

toilet paper pumpkins DIY fall decor

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

DIY fall wreath modern

Gingham Painted Pumpkin by Dimples and Tangles. Want to add some unexpected fall decor to your home? These fun gingham-painted pumpkins are as simple as they are cute.

gingham painted pumpkins in fall vingnette

Add Fall Inspired Textiles and Pillows by The Happy Housie- You can see how easily this coastal family room was transformed for fall by the simple addition of some fall blankets and throw pillows! Such an easy fall decorating idea and I love that you can use the textiles again year after year!

simple fall decor with blankets and pillows

Simple Lettuce Centerpiece- I created this simple DIY centerpiece for Thanksgiving years ago. I placed lettuce plants in carvable faux white pumpkins. It's one of my favorite fall decorating ideas I've ever had! Best of all, I planted the lettuce outside once Thanksgiving was over.

lettuce and pumpkin fall centerpiece

Painted Dollar Tree Pumpkins by Tatertots & Jello. If you avoid fall decorating because you think it will look terrible in your colorful 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

Rainbow Ombre Leaf Runner by A Kailo Chic Life. I love this inexpensive fall decorating idea! You can customize it using any colors you want. And I love how she finished off her fall tablescape with gold accents!

DIY fall painted leaves centerpiece

Colorful Halloween Wreath by Lovely Indeed. Create a pumpkin wreath in your own color combo with this simple DIY fall wreath that makes a big impact! 

painted pumpkin wreath DIY fall decor

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

ombre pumpkin DIY fall decor centerpiece

Rainbow Pumpkin Mantel by A Kailo Chic Life. Perfect but simple, this mantel is easy to create but looks amazing! 

rainbow pumpkin mantel

Colorblocked Wall Art by A Kailo Chic Life. Up your fall game with this simple DIY fall decor. It is so cool, no one would be surprised if you left if up all year!

DIY fall decor give thanks color block sign

Barn Wood Sign by Tatertots & Jello. Add pompoms to free pallet wood for an inexpensive but fun fall decorating idea! This DIY is easy enough for even a DIY newbie!

pompom and reclaimed wood sign easy diy fall decor

Rainbow Pumpkin Entry by The House That Lars Built. This is my favorite DIY fall decorating project I've ever seen! 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. I can't say that this one is inexpensive (unless someone wants to donate a bunch of pumpkins to you), but you could create this look with reusable foam pumpkins so that you can use it year after year! If you did that, it would certainly be economical in the long-run. I usually find great sales on faux pumpkins at craft stores, so you could stock up on them while they are cheap!

fall porch decorating ideas rainbow pumpkins

Painted Pumpkin Display 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 decorating ideas hand painted pumpkins for fall decorating

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 decor 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 porch DIY fall decorating ideas

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. But these beautiful DIY fall leaves shouldn't be limited to use a cake topper! You could create a fall banner with them, use them in a fall tablescape and so much more!

DIY paper leaf cake toppers

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

fall decorating ideas with DIY rainbow pumpkin centerpiece

Love the idea of these fall decorating ideas, but don't have the time or desire to DIY? We have you covered! These amazing finds for fun and fresh fall decor are my favorites this year.

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