As soon as the weather turns crisp, we’re ready to pull out our autumn decor. We’ve rounded up 57 of the best fall decor ideas for 2020, including plenty of pumpkins, striking color palettes, tartan, plaids, festive foxes, dried flowers, and so much more. Scroll ahead to get inspired with fresh favorites.
1. Plentiful Pumpkins
We’ll kick off the list with the OG fall decoration: pumpkins! You can never have too many pumpkins come fall. We love pumpkins of all colors and patterns, fresh or faux. There is no limit to the looks you can create using just gourds.
2. Pumpkin Centerpiece
Stack your dining table with gourds, mini pumpkins, and, heck, even full-size pumpkins. To make a more modern statement, line small pumpkins in a row down the middle of your table.
3. A Touch of Teal
Don’t feel chained to orange! There are so many colors that channel fall vibes, and tranquil teal is one of our absolute faves.
4. Woven Baskets and Willows
Transform your pillow and storage baskets into seasonal statements.
5. Cozy Throw Blankets
Fall-inspired throw blankets do double duty as decor and cozy wraps.
6. Seasonal Candles
No fall decor is complete without a flickering candle.
7. Whimsical Wheat
Fill your favorite vases with wheatgrass to create a rustic, farmhouse feel.
8. Amber Glassware
Create a fall table fit for royalty with rich amber goblets like these.
9. Throw Pillows
Give your couch a makeover with fresh throw pillows.
10. Heavenly Hearth
Who wouldn’t want to sip some pumpkin spice in front of this festive fireplace? These classic fall decorations rely on earthy browns and calming cream.
11. Marvelous Mantel
This blue and green palette is equally gorgeous.
12. PSL-Worthy Mugs
Take your pumpkin spice to the next level. The mugs double as decor if you store them on a mug rack or another visible display.
13. Pumpkins on Cake Stands
To create visual interest, prop some of your pumpkins (or other fall decor) on cake stands or pillars for candles. The different heights give your decor welcome dimension!
14. Tartan Dreams
Tartan is another fall fixture—and your trusty tartan throw doubles as a tablecloth.
15. Buffalo-Check Pumpkins
Plaid’s close cousin buffalo check is another one of our autumn go-tos.
16. Rug With Subtle Fall Colors
Swap out your living room rug for a rich rug inspired by fall colors.
17. Fall Runner Rug
You can also opt for a runner—which is, of course, easier to roll up and store.
18. Velvet Pumpkins
These glam, plush velvet pumpkins work in every room in your house.
19. Dreamy Staircase
We’re going to dream about this idyllic staircase that’s fully on board for fall.
20. Instagram-Worthy Place Settings
Create a fall table worthy of a Thanksgiving feast with burlap placemats, timeless charger plates, and the sentiment of the fall season.
21. Enchanting Entryway
Sweet dreams are made of porches like these.
22. Pastel Tablescape
These might not be the colors you think of traditionally when you think of fall, but it works beautifully. Fall is what you make it.
23. Backyard Bliss
Go overboard on fall’s vibrant perennials and turn your backyard into an autumn oasis.
24. Straw Bales
This display of pumpkins on straw bales is the perfect welcome for your Thanksgiving guests.
25. Adorable Doormats
Fall starts at the front door. Layering your rugs gives them a custom look.
26. Lanterns and Twinkly Trees
The styling on this front porch is equal parts pumpkin spice and spooky season, and we’re here for it.
27. Ghoulish Gourds
These hollowed gourds are also straddling that fine line of fall and Halloween decor.
28. Fresh Fall Wreath
This fall wreath makes excellent use of buffalo-check ribbon, tiny white pumpkins, and wispy greens.
29. Cotton and Twig Wreath
Refresh your front door with this understated wreath made of cotton stems and twigs.
30. Door Hanger
This vertical, dangling display of bright sunflowers maximizes the space.
31. Sunflower Pumpkin
You can take your front door in a different direction with this bright, happy pumpkin made up of 30 sunflowers.
32. Festive Fox
Or this incredibly fun fox with the fluffiest little tail.
33. Bushel of Apples
Give your fruit basket a fall feel with apple after apple. It is apple-picking season, after all.
34. Apples Everywhere
You can also bring this seasonal fruit out of the kitchen and incorporate it right alongside all those pumpkins.
35. Glamorous Candelabras
Is there anything more glamorous yet inviting than a candelabra? In a true set-it-and-forget-it situation, most of the centerpiece work is done in three simple steps: 1. Set the candelabra down on the table. 2. Put the candles in the candelabra. 3. Light the candles. Boom. Ambience abounds. Of course, you can add more items to the table, you can sprinkle some flowers or other, less vertically blessed candles at the base of the candelabra, or you can stick with just the ’labra itself and allocate your time elsewhere.
36. Modern Candelabras
Prefer a less ornate option? Try a modern design like this.
37. DIY Candelabra
Crafting your own DIY candelabra is also possible with a fresh pumpkin.
Eucalyptus is a decorating workhorse. It’s affordable, long-lasting, great-smelling, and generally available at your local Trader Joe’s. It’s easy to underappreciate the true power of green, so this fall give it some time in the spotlight. Fill your coffee table with overflowing eucalyptus bouquets in over-the-top vases or intersperse branches with mini pumpkins, as pictured above.
39. Eucalyptus Runner
You can also strew your eucalyptus across the table with (carefully placed and constantly watched) candles for maximum coziness.
40. Earthy Macramé
These gorgeous fall feathers are made of macramé. If you’re handy with a knitting needle, it’s a great DIY project (or you can buy it on Etsy).
41. Macramé Pumpkin Cover
This pumpkin decoration is a real head-turner that requires no carving and no mess.
42. Hanging Pumpkins
You can also swap out the plants in your macramé hangers with pumpkins.
43. Halloween Macramé
Here’s one more macramé hanger for good measure. It’s perfect for Halloween!
44. Macramé Table Runner
You can also take the macramé trend to your dining room with a stylish macramé runner that looks gorgeous all year long (but especially in fall).
45. Burlap and Lace Table Runner
Speaking of table runners, we’re also obsessed with burlap table runners like this one.
46. Perfectly Plaid Table Runner
Or this stunner that makes the most of two of our favorite fall decor trends: orange and plaid.
47. Tea Lights
To make these DIY fall decorations, all you’ll need are miniature white pumpkins, a knife to carve a shallow center, and, of course, tea light candles.
48. Votive Candles
You can’t go wrong with votive candles in hurricane glass candle holders.
49. Sweet Signage
We have a soft spot for simple statements in sweeping fonts.
50. Boo-tiful Banner
How cute is this banner of itsy-bitsy ghosts in some of autumn’s best hues?
51. Pumpkin Vases
How fun is this pumpkin filled with fall flowers?
52. Pumpkin Succulents
Or, you can fill your pumpkins with succulents.
53. Seasonal Serving Board
Top a rustic fall serving board with greenery and pumpkins for instantly chic home decor.
54. Bar Cart Beauty
Don’t forget to add a seasonal touch to your bar cart!
55. Fall Flowers
Whether you go fresh or faux, fall-inspired flowers are one of our favorite decorating ideas.
56. Dried Flowers
Dried flowers also make for amazing fall decor. Leanne Samuelson, creative director of Afloral, says, “Designing with dried and preserved florals is a great way to bring the outside in while adding extra dimension to your table. I chose preserved terra-cotta palms, pampas and silk grass, and a few silk blooms to create movement and texture. They match my home’s color palette, so I can reuse them time and time again.”
57. Basket of Hydrangeas
Rounding out our list of the best fall decor ideas is this farm fresh basket. Pair some Granny Smiths with full hydrangeas for unique, seasonal centerpiece.