Are you looking for ways to spruce up your home for fall 2021? Here are seven simple ways to decorate your home for fall.

With summer winding down and the kids heading back to school, signs of fall are on the horizon.

My garden is starting the summer to fall transition.

The leaves are starting to change.

And the late summer blooms are inspiring my new autumn color palette for fall.

I’m a little sad that my older two went back to college so I’m diving right into fall decorating to take my mind off them leaving the nest.

In the past, I was inspired by my gardens and decorated with a rich fall palette.

It was really beautiful!

Last year, I toned it down and decorated it with deep timeless neutrals and lots of garden-inspired decor.

Before I start decorating this year, I’m shopping my home first to see what I already have that will fit my autumn color palette for 2021.

Here are 5 simple ways to decorate your home for fall 2021.

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Before decorating for fall 2021, pare down the summer decor and declutter because it’s important to start with a neutral, clean space.

Shop Your Home

After paring down the summer decor, go through what you already have.

Check the attic and basement storage bins and see what can be used for fall 2021.

For years, I’ve been collecting items and I always forget what I already have.

Plus, looking through those bins first help me stay focused on things I actually need to decorate my home for fall.

Favorite Neutral Fall Finds from the Christmas Tree Shops

Swap Out Throw Pillows for Fall 2021

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to change out my throw pillows.

Oftentimes, I just buy new pillow covers because they are easier to store than actual pillows.

But throw pillows add such a vibe when it comes to seasonal home decor.

light brown cable throw pillow
Pillow by Target

So consider changing them out seasonally to freshen up your home.

I am totally getting these cute pumpkin pillows for my living room.

Aren’t they so cute?

Neutral Fall Finds from the Christmas Tree Shops

Change Your Area Rug

Way back when, I probably wouldn’t suggest this as a change, but there are SO many great affordable area rugs out there that make it so easy to change it up for the season.

I am really loving this one and it’s super inexpensive!

I’m a huge fan of Boutique Rugs and have several throughout my home.

They have a great variety to choose from and their rugs are super affordable.

If you want to change up the look of a living space, consider swapping out the area rug.

Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour

Add Cozy Fall Linens

Swap out your bedding, add some cozy chunky knit throws like THESE, and change bath and kitchen towels.

Depending on the vibe I’m going for, even a small fall-inspired towel can make a big impact in a small space.

brown, black and white plaid tablecloth
Throw by Pottery Barn

I LOVE the fall color palette of these bath towels.

Aren’t they gorgeous?

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Don’t Forget the Fall Florals

I’m a huge fan of plants and flowers, both real and faux.

They make spaces feel more alive, provide lots of character and help boost the mood.

Tuck some faux autumn leaf sprigs like THESE on a shelf and bam, you’ve got the fall feels.

Fall 2021 Florals
Fall Foliage by Pottery Barn

Much like plants and florals, it’s essential to add pumpkins, gourds, and/or berries to spruce up fall decor.

Even one simple pumpkin on a shelf can spruce up fall decor.

This beautiful dried wheat wreath would look AMAZING in my front entry.

Rustic Farmhouse Fall Home Tour

And Add Some Fall Decor

Tuck in some faux pumpkins and other organic textures from baskets, dough bowls or vintage items.

I love to use old toolboxes or wood crates for my florals.

But baskets like THESE with lots of detail and texture also make great vessels for holding florals, pillows and throws.

woven baskets
Baskets by Pottery Barn

Scented Candles and Mood Lighting are Must-Haves

Nothing feels like fall more than some warm, glowing fall-scented candles.

Pumpkin spice anyone?

I’m also a huge fan of battery-operated flameless candles and string lights.

Tip: Look for ones with timers or remotes – it makes it SO much easier to turn several on.

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7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Fall 2021 Decor

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Stacy Ling

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  1. Stacy, how do we get the potted cabbage, kale purchased at nurseries in the fall to last until Christmas? I prefer to leave them in the pots. I am in DE sharing mostly your same weather. Help!!!

    1. Great tips for fall. I shop my home too. I’m looking forward to drying and displaying hydrangeas this fall.

  2. Stacy, your front entry is just GORGEOUS! Unfortunately, in Phoenix it doesn’t start feeling like fall until Thanksgiving…..I am so anxious to start decorating but it’s hard to do so while it is so HOT……but you have lots of good inspiration here. Thanks for sharing.