7 DIY Fall Decor Ideas for Every Room in the House

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White yarn wall hanging with faux flowers and copper pipe

If you're anything like us here at Hunker, there's nothing that gets you motivated to do a little house revamp quite like the shift to autumn. The leaves start to fall, the weather cools off, and suddenly we're back to spending cozy nights in with Netflix and a bottle of wine.

Alas, the seasons come and go, and we don't necessarily have the budget to accommodate purchasing all new decor. If you're in the same boat, we've got you covered. Ahead, find seven DIY fall decorating ideas that you can tackle at home with just a few supplies.

1. DIY Dried Floral Cloche

Image Credit: Trisha Sprouse for Hunker

This dried floral cloche from Hunker contributor Trisha Sprouse offers all the fall vibes while still being able to seamlessly transition to winter. Style yours alongside gold taper candles and amber or honey colored accents to add a gorgeous, sculptural detail to a bookshelf or coffee table.

2. DIY Seasonal Wall Hanging

White yarn wall hanging with faux flowers and copper pipe

Hunker contributor Carrie Waller shares a boho alternative to a traditional fall wreath with this DIY fall decor idea that welcomes rich autumnal hues while dressing up the entry. It's the perfect last-minute addition when hosting a casual gathering, or even Thanksgiving!

3. DIY Chalk Painted Pumpkins

If you have ten minutes, a few dollar store pumpkins, and a can of white spray paint, you can master this brilliant DIY by Casey of Home & Hallow. Style yours by arranging a variety of sizes down the middle of the table as a centerpiece, and pair with simple greenery for contrast, allowing the white pumpkins to really pop.

4. DIY Copper Candelabra

This DIY copper candelabra by Hunker contributor Trisha Sprouse is sure to add a spooky touch to your decor just in time for Halloween. Want a sophisticated vibe that still works with the fall season? Just swap out the tapers for a rich plum shade in place of black.

5. DIY Flannel Coasters

This DIY fall decor idea by Ang of Juggling Act Mama ticks boxes for both form and function —the perfect coffee table addition when hosting guests. And we love that the plaid accent adds a soft, cozy element to the hard wood surface, be it a side table, buffet, or nightstand.

6. DIY Pumpkin-Shaped Planters

This DIY fall decorating idea from Hunker contributor Caroline Burke manages to bring in a bit of verdant greenery, making it a happy addition to your dining setup (or any room in the house) that can be enjoyed all year long. Add these to your table, nightstand, window sill, or kitchen countertop for a simple reminder of the season.

7. DIY Chai Candles in Canning Jars

It's not fall without the intoxicating aroma of a candle wafting through your home. These DIY chai-scented beauties by Stephanie of Hello Glow look simple and chic housed in clear canning jars, making them the ideal addition to a stylish vignette. Pair with your favorite coffee table books and a few sentimental mementos to complete the look.


Caitlin is the former social media manager and staff writer of TheEverygirl.com in Chicago, now working as a freelance writer from her laptop in New Zealand. She loves soulful, collected interior design that feels like a warm hug, English Breakfast tea, and trips to the theatre.

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