Ideas for Fall Decorating

Super simple centerpieces and stress-free decorations for fall elegance.

Circle of Bounty

Add charm to a wheat wreath with golden maple leaves. Slip the stems of the leaves into the spaces between the wheat heads. This arrangement looks best done in a spare manner so the shapes of individual leaves aren't lost. When the leaves fade, remove them and save the wreath to use again next fall.

Quick Fall Centerpiece

Create a stress-free centerpiece by setting several pumpkins or gourds on the table. This arrangement contains them on a long white platter, but a low basket or tray would work just as well. Garnish with a few leaves, berry clusters, or flowers to add a bit of color and texture.

Gourds on a Shelf

Consider this simple approach to fall decorating: take one object and repeat it along a shelf or window sill, or down your dining room table. Surround each item with something special -- a circle of beaded garland (as shown here), some fall leaves, pinecones, or even a toss of little acorns.

Make a Wreath

Create a wreath that expresses your decorating style. We have lots of ideas in our slide shows.

Wheat Centerpiece

Though this project may look complicated, it's simple to create and dramatic -- and a perfect decoration for your entryway or buffet table. See how in our online video!

Pumpkin and Roses Centerpiece

Make a spectacularly easy floral arrangement for fall.

Dried Flower Arrangement

Check out your local craft store for the dried materials needed to make this woodsy, autumnal arrangement. See how in our online video!

Go for Green

Summer's big color gets bright and intense in fall. The hot chartreuse of Granny Smith apples declares the effect. Nest a stocky candle in the middle of a glass salad or punch bowl filled with green apples. No need to use a tall candle; simply elevate a short one with a candlestand or aluminum can. Then hide the stand with apples.

Miniature Apple Wreath Project

Whether you choose miniature apples like ours or full-size replicas, this wreath will look great for weeks. Don't miss our how-to video for more tips.

Branch Out

Fall branches make wonderful -- and cheap -- decorations for your home. Look for interesting shapes with leaves, acorns, or berries.


Here's an object that will look in season from October through December. Pinecones have a natural, rustic appeal that can also be dressed up by combining them with ornaments, ribbons, or garlands.

Pumpkin Candle Centerpiece

Wouldn't this be lovely on a hall table or as a dining room centerpiece? Find out how to make it in this link.

Red and Gold Glory

Bring the bright, bold colors of harvest season indoors to adorn your home. Wooden bowls nested together give a gathering of apples height and dimension. Maple branches full of golden leaves accent the arrangement. Place the vignette in front of a mirror to maximize the impact.

Black and White

Both sophisticated and country, this white pumpkin has been elevated to designer status with a swoosh of black paint and a unique footed cake stand.

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