9 No-Fail Fall Bathroom Decor Ideas

The addition of seasonal colors and some simple accessory swaps will give your bathroom a cozy fall ambiance in no time. 

Fall decor usually finds a home on front doors, dining tables, and above fireplace mantels, but bathrooms are also candidates for a seasonal makeover. Whether you're looking to bring some autumn warmth to a powder room, primary bathroom, or guest bath, our decorating ideas add seasonal style to these hardworking spaces. A few accessories, a swath or two of orange or yellow, and some simple swaps are all it takes for a quick fall bathroom decor makeover.

fall floral wreath
Jay Wilde

How to Decorate a Bathroom for Fall

Many of the same fall decorating concepts that apply to other areas of the home also work in a bathroom. Bring in seasonal elements like pumpkins and gourds, incorporate nature-inspired accents and materials, and add spots of fall color. Do-it-yourself fall decor and crafts also add a personalized touch.

Since bathrooms are typically small and lack as much display space as a living room or dining room, keep fall bathroom decorating ideas focused and impactful. Don't overlook the practical functions of a bathroom, either. Keep accessories streamlined, so they don't interfere with your daily routine. Bathrooms are also prone to moisture thanks to steamy showers and splashy sinks, and delicate materials and vintage finds might not hold up well. With these considerations in mind, get inspired by our favorite fall-themed bathroom decor ideas.

bathroom vanity with flowers
John Granen

1. Utilize Natural Elements

Embrace nature in your fall bathroom decorating. Natural elements, such as leaves, branches, pampas grass, and dried flowers, lend laidback autumn appeal. Place a vase of colorful grasses or branches with berries on your bathroom sink. Repeat the hue from the arrangement on other accessories like soap dispensers or hand towels.

farm house style washroom
Jay Wilde

2. Incorporate Fall Colors Underfoot

Ground your space with a seasonal rug. Simply swapping out your existing floor covering for one in a fall palette of rich oranges, vibrant reds, or golden yellows is an easy makeover for fall bathroom decor. Look to your bathroom's existing colors when selecting a seasonal rug. For example, if your bathroom color scheme is rooted in blue, pick a carpet with fall colors that complement blue on the color wheel.

white bathroom with pedestal sink
Kim Cornelison

3. Keep It Simple

Bathrooms are function-first spaces, often without room for extra decorations. Be deliberate and selective in your fall bathroom decoration ideas. Pick one color to embrace and use it a few times throughout the room. Add a few accessories in your chosen hue and a pumpkin or two, and your fall decorating is done.

Greenery in yellow vase on window sill
John Bessler 

4. Display a Collection

Gather a collection of vases in one fall color and arrange them on a shelf in your bath. Translucent glassware, like these yellow vessels, adds color without much visual weight, a plus for small bathrooms. Vary the heights, textures, and shapes of your containers for maximum impact. Fill one or two with some fall branches as a finishing touch.

silver vase with orange flowers
Jeff Herr 

5. Showcase Fall Florals

Fall bathroom decor is as easy as adding flowers. Choose a favorite fall bloom for an instant touch of autumn. Arrange marigolds, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, or another fall flower in a vase to place on your bathroom vanity or an open shelf. An arrangement of a single flower variety offers elegant simplicity, while a mixed bouquet dials up the flair.

Living After Midnight fall bathroom
Jackie Giardina

6. Swap Out Your Shower Curtain

Create a fall focal point with an autumn-inspired shower curtain. In this bathroom from Jackie Giardina of Living After Midnite, a floral shower curtain in fall hues nods to the season while keeping in step with the room's boho-glam style. Use a shower curtain to guide other fall bathroom decor ideas. For example, choose towels that coordinate with the curtain's colorway or repeat motifs from the design elsewhere.

My Blessed Home bathroom shelves
Andrea Vowels

7. Embrace Neutrals

Fans of neutrals don't need to sit this season out. Instead of relying on color for fall-themed bathroom decor, lean into natural elements. Andrea Vowels of My Blessed Home (changed link) layered bathroom shelves with white and gray pumpkins and an arrangement of cotton boll branches for a look that nods to fall without clashing with the bathroom's neutral color palette. Varying textures and materials is key to a just-right display. Include wood elements, plush textiles, and a little sparkle from a few glass accessories.

Fiddle Leaf Interiors bathroom with fall arrangement
Ana Ochoa

8. Add a Vanity Centerpiece

Warm colors are a cozy antidote to the hard surfaces and utilitarian aspects of a bathroom. Fall foliage introduces another layer of comfort. Ana Ochoa of Fiddle Leaf Interiors decorated this bathroom with a fall arrangement on the double vanity. Pampas grass adds a plume of feathery leaves that suit both eclectic and traditional tastes.

Our Cozy Casa bathroom shelves
Our Cozy Casa

9. Fall Bathroom Shelfie

The secret to a picture-perfect shelf display? Symmetry and repetition. This fall bathroom display from Erica and Angelica of Our Cozy Casa features an asymmetrical arrangement of pumpkins and pumpkin-shaped lanterns. White and golden orange hues weave across the three shelves. Fall bathroom wall decor tucked behind the shelves completes the look.

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