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7 Fall Decorating Ideas to Start Your Season Right

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Autumn is starting to knock on the doors of bloggers everywhere (hehe!). You just might enjoy these 7 fall decorating ideas to start YOUR season right!

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7 FALL DECORATING IDEAS TO START YOUR SEASON RIGHT

Okay, my people… it’s hot here. I’m not gonna lie!

We are experiencing an unusual heat wave that makes it a bit unbearable to live in my non-air-conditioned loft apartment. It’s even ceased progress on the Modern Coastal Bathroom Makeover.

However… be on the lookout for the latest bathroom project that was finished JUST before the temps started rising. Coming this week… WITH A GIVEAWAY!

And, even though it feels like summer just started here in So Cal, Blogland is revving up for the fall season. We want y’all to have plenty of time to get your homes ready for the fall season, right?

So, I’m sharing 7 (plus a bonus or three) fall decorating and DIY ideas that you can use to prepare your home for the cozy temps that will soon be upon us!

DIY Designer Velvet Pumpkins (with Shoulders ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Let’s start off these fall decorating ideas with a bang, shall we?

Learn how to make velvet pumpkins with a secret trick. They look just like the designer velvet pumpkins that cost a small fortune. Super easy and they cost less than $4 each!

diy velvet pumpkins just like the pros velvet pumpkins in coral aqua and natural in a tobacco basket with leaves flowers and natural elements on top of a white surface with a white window pane in the background

Gorgeous 15-Minute Wreath for Fall Decorating Ideas

Seriously, this rustic fall wreath takes all of 15 minutes to create. And, I don’t know about you but in this heat, I don’t have much more time (or energy) than that to do a DIY. ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL!

quick easy rustic fall wreath hanging on wall

Fall Watercolor Printable for FREE

These watercolor printables are perfect for quick and free decor for your home! Or maybe pop one or two into a frame and give them as a hostess gift. Or even give them as a fall bridal shower gift!

free watercolor fall printables photo of bushel of pumpkins nested in vines and leaves sitting on table with lavender accents

Remember, you can get these printables and more by becoming a My Wee Abode VIP! Just click on the button!

7 Fall Decorating Ideas to Start Your Season Right – Let’s Go Shopping

This shopping guide has LOTS of pretty and practical decor items for your home! By the way, they are affordable, too!

beautiful and useful fall decor items for your home with open shelves and fall decor in background

Lamb’s Ear Topiary Trees, With a Twist

So, this DIY is not specifically for fall. However, you can learn how to make a Lamb’s Ear topiary tree that works great for fall decor! And, this topiary has a secret trick (Don’t you just love secret tricks)!

topiary tree in terra cotta pot with framed wall art that says big thanks small home birch branches and wooden bead garland on white table

Simple Fall Decorating Ideas Using Place Cards

You not only get another free printable with this post, but you get even more! Find simple ideas on how to decorate with these place cards!

simple fall decor using place cards wall with wreath and place card garland

10-Minute Fall Decorating with Pillows

Here’s another quick and affordable idea for your fall home. If you love pillows as much as I do, you won’t want to miss this! Add a pop to your autumn decor with some lovely pillow covers!

10-minute fall decorating with coordinated pillow sets in yellow and aqua

BONUS! 3 More Fall Decorating Ideas and DIYs

How ’bout a few bonus posts to the 7 Fall Decorating Ideas to Start the Season Right? Well, here you go!

(Be sure to visit each blog to pin and save the ideas for later, too!)

Traditional Fall Mantel

This gorgeous fall mantel is from my dear blogging buddy, Paula from Sweet Pea. Her mantel features acorns and bittersweet, two of my fave elements of autumn! (Wish I could find bittersweet in So Cal! Yes, I know it’s a pest!)

fall decorating ideas traditional mantel with bittersweet and fall decor

The Perfect Mod Podge Pumpkins

Isn’t this pumpkin just lovely? Another dear friend, Crissy from First Day of Home is sharing how to make these decoupage gourds! A quick DIY that packs an autumnal punch!

decoupage pumpkin in wooden bucket

A Farmhouse Fall Front Porch

And here’s a little outdoor fall inspiration! Close blogging buddy Cindy from County Road 407 is sharing some tips on creating some fall curb appeal! Don’t you just love mums? And some chippy planters, too?!

fall decorating ideas purple mums in wrought iron stand

Now It’s Your Turn!

With so much to choose from, what are you planning to do in your home for the fall season? Are you ready to get started, or are you gonna wait a wee bit longer?

Remember, be on the look-out for the next bathroom project reveal! AND the exciting giveaway… later this week!

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34 Comments

    1. Thanks, Barbara! I move for 30 seconds, and I’m sweatin’ like… well, you know! So working on easy stuff for now!

  1. Oh man Julie, no air conditioning in a heatwave is tough and a bummer you had to pit a hold on tge bathroom because of it too.

    I’m beginning to get fall vibes, it begins with acirns for me.

    Cindy

    1. Yep… it’s pretty yucky here! But, I’m going to work on some accessories while I wait for it to cool down! And I found some wooden acorns at Hobby Lobby that I’m in LOVE with… and some metallic bell acorns, too! So I get you!

  2. Julie, you’re so sweet to include my decoupage pumpkins in your great roundup! Thanks for the mention. You know I love all your fall decor ideas, especially those velvet pumpkins! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. It’s starting to cool off a little here so I’m ready for Autumn. Bring on all the Fall decorating ideas! Take it easy and don’t overdo it in that heat Julie and thanks for all this lovely inspiration!

    1. I’m sitting here right now thinking, “I’m actually chilled!” The evening has cooled off! Let’s hope for more!

  4. A heat wave with no air conditioning is no fun at all. Hoping you get some cooler temperatures very soon. I enjoyed seeing your fall projects and so much appreciate you sharing my fall mantel.

    1. Thanks, Allyson… one of my fave DIYs. AND, one of my fave designer brands actually mistook mine for theirs! Too funny!

  5. Better late than never! Great post and I feel very honored to be included! I’m sitting here with my little fan on pointed at my face and checking the thermostat thinking about you. I’d be so grouchy. When it gets hotter than a honeymoon hotel around here, you can always do what I do… flip your b_o_s up (fill in the blanks) and sleep with a cold wash rag. That’ll do it!

  6. I love all your Fall ideas, Julie. Kudos to you for turning your thoughts to Fall when you still have a lot of heat in store!

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Thank you, Richella… I’m a bit late on replies this week, but I always appreciate your comments and sharing my posts!

  7. I know blogland is on it, but I’m not quite ready for fall – we had a recent heat wave here in the northeast too, but it has settled into gorgeous summer temps this week and I’m enjoying every last minute! BUT I have my eye on your pretty velvet pumpkins for when I do move onto fall!

    1. Yes, I agree with you, Janet. I’m having to get something done for this weekend, and I’m having to push myself! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I will do a ‘light’ fall decor post! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. So many great ideas, Julie! Thanks for sharing on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. We’ve added this to our Saturday weekly roundup! Have a great weekend! Simply yours, Anne & AnnMarie

    1. Thank you so much, Rachelle! I’m thankful they are a popular post… works out nicely for 4th quarter!

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