50 Modern Fall Decor Ideas for 2024

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Today, I’m excited to share 50 budget-friendly Fall decorating ideas that combine modern decor with rustic touches. From the living room to the dining room, kitchen, and even the front door, these simple and affordable tips will help you create a cozy and stylish Fall atmosphere.

During our home tour, you’ll see how repurposing outdoor planters and using Fall inspired decor from previous years can save you money. Consider storing your Fall decorations in the basement or an extra closet to make the most of each season while being mindful of your budget.

Modern Fall Decorating Ideas

Living Room Decor

When it comes to budget-friendly Fall decorating ideas, my go-to starting point is our living room and fireplace mantel. I clear out the remnants of the previous season’s decor and begin with a clean slate.

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1. Artificial Florals: Artificial florals, such as real-touch flowers and foliage, are becoming more popular for fall decorating as they offer a lush look without the need to worry about wilting or fading.

2. Natural Elements: Materials like fresh pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones can be used for an organic feeling focal point or table runner. Natural elements like twigs and branches can also be added to jars or lanterns for a rustic touch.

3. Warm Textiles: Cozy throws, velvet linens and pillows in warm colors like orange, purple, red, and yellow are becoming increasingly popular for creating fall ambience indoors.

4. Metallic Accents: Gold and copper accents are making waves in modern fall decor trends as these materials help add glitz to any space while creating an elegant autumnal vibe at the same time.

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What is the easiest way to decorate for Fall?

I gathered the following items to create an autumn theme that was indicative of natural elements and earth tone colors with pops of orange and blue.

A thrift store, Dollar Store, Hobby Lobby, Dollar Tree, Homegoods and Amazon are all great places to get cheap Fall decorations that look pretty!

If you love DIY projects, you can use several of these products below to make do it yourself Fall decorating centerpieces or vignettes:

  • faux pumpkins
  • baskets and a wooden wheelbarrow
  • seasonal woodsy animals
  • blue and orange throw pillows with coordinating striped throw blanket
  • Fall saying signs 
  • dried flowers
  • mums 
  • faux red berry garland
  • Fall wreath
  • pumpkin spice jar candles

I personally love the idea of mixing modern fall decor and pairing fall decor with pumpkins and rustic decor creating a casual yet sophisticated look. 

Our living room has large windows and a lot of natural light. When decorating for Fall on a budget, I use neutral pumpkins and fall decor to keep with the simple modern rustic theme which also allows me to reuse items year after year.

It’s much easier to buy a handful of new fall decor pieces each year if the bulk of your previous years decorations are neutral.

The blue pillows and plaid orange pillows coordinate nicely and to carry the blue to the other side of the room, I found this cute pouf at Homegoods.

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Fall decorated fireplaces are the perfect focal point of any living room.

If you have a fireplace, clean it out and add a basket or wooden wheelbarrow filled with Fall fresh flowers, mums and pumpkins.

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I found several modern fall decorations and budget friendly decorating ideas related to fireplaces and mantels on google and pinterest and honestly, mums and pumpkins are inexpensive ways to fill a large fireplace opening allowing a big bang for your buck!

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Layering a mirror on your mantel with a wreath attached is a great way to decorate and create a fall mantel. This mirror has seen many wreaths each season change.

Easy Fall decor ideas can simply consist of filling a basket or wheelbarrow with decorations like pumpkins, pillows or autumn colored plants.

Sofa | Floor Lamp | Curtains | Rods

Accent Chairs, Fall decor, Pouf, Mirror, Vases, Floor Decor, Wheelbarrow, Faux tree, Basket, Fall Pillows & Throw – Homegoods

Rug, Coffee Table, Sofa table, Table Lamp – Homesense

How Should I Decorate My Home For Fall? 

Pillows and throws in varying colors like orange, brown, red and yellow are perfect Fall colors and it’s easy to find cheap fall decorations related to pillows to and throws.

I also love adding faux pumpkins on tabletops, inside my fireplace, my coffee table and on the floor around accent chairs. 

Kitchen

Our kitchen is an old world Italian style with dark cabinets and countertops. It’s not my style and my hope is to update it one day but for now, I decorate based on the existing style and mix in Fall colors like orange and yellow. 

For the kitchen, I rounded up the following Fall decor items perfect for kitchen shelves:

  1. Harvest inspired plates in yellow, orange and white
  2. Fall signs to hang on the wall with double sided 3M adhesive strips
  3. Fall themed pitchers and platters
  4. Faux red and orange leaves and berry garland strands
  5. Fall hand towels
  6. faux velvet pumpkins
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Simple Rustic Modern Fall Decor {Our Mediterranean Home Fall Tour} Neutral colored pumpkins, greenery, fall pillows and dried flowers #falldecor #rustic #modern #rusticmodern #livingroom #kitchen #diningroom #openconcepthome

Layering plates, platters and pitchers on a shelf with faux leaves and a cute sign is one of my favorite ways to create a vignette that is festive and welcoming. 

Scattered hand towels on the dishwasher handle and sink is also an affordable way to spread Fall inspiration around your home.

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Vanilla, apple and pumpkin spice scented candles paired with a pumpkin in a basket with faux leaves makes a great budget friendly centerpiece for a table.

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Above the refrigerator fall decor | Dishes, Pumpkins, Faux leaves – Homegoods

dark cherry stain floors, kitchen table, stone fireplace

Kitchen Table | Parson Chairs  ( click links to shop – these are similar – mine are sold out)

When should I start decorating for Fall

I think after Labor Day is a great time to start decorating for Fall.

Fall typically starts mid September and for me, all of my summer potted annuals are starting to pass by Labor Day so it’s a great time to toss the old summer plants and fill with Fall mums!

Fall Dining Room – decorating for Fall on a budget

Decorating a table for Fall on a budget is as easy as layering a runner with an assortment of pumpkins and candles mixed in between. 

I gathered the following modern Fall decorating items featuring blue, white and green for my dining room:

  1. Fall themed table runner
  2. light blue and green, white and purple pumpkins in a variety of textures
  3. large white candle holders in varying heights 
  4. Dried flower sprigs
  5. Fall themed throw pillows to scatter on accent chairs
  6. Faux birds
  7. Candle votives 

I used a fall table runner and added 2 candles. I surrounded the candles with a group of light blue striped and solid pumpkins mixing in other metallic and solid colored pumpkins. 

Simple Rustic Modern Fall Decor {Our Mediterranean Home Fall Tour} Neutral colored pumpkins, greenery, fall pillows and dried flowers #falldecor #rustic #modern #rusticmodern #livingroom #kitchen #diningroom #openconcept #hgtv #bhg
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Dining Table (Our table is from Arhaus | this is a similar and cheaper! | Dining Chairs | All Pumpkins, Candles & table runner – Homegoods

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Wingback chair (mine of light gray)| Rug, Cabinet – Homegoods

Fall Door Decor 

Fall front door decor ideas are as easy as swapping out your summer flowers for Fall mums.  Decorating for Fall with pumpkins on your steps is also an easy and quick way to decorate for Fall. 

I gathered the following Fall front door decorating items:

  1. Fall wreath with a Fall saying
  2. Faux Fall floor planters filled with a faux arrangement 
  3. bicycle planter for mums
  4. apple basket for mums
  5. Fall welcome floor mat
  6. pumpkins
  7. outdoor lanterns
  8. assorted Fall cabbages, corn stalk ends for filler and dried wheat 
Simple Rustic Modern Fall Decor {Our Mediterranean Home Fall Tour} Grand Stained Front Door | Stone front entrance | Fall wreath |Fall decor |Curb Appeal | Flower Planters

Faux filled flowered planters, Wheelbarrow, Welcome Mat – Homegoods

Fall Decorating Ideas for Outside

I get a lot of questions about Fall decorating ideas for outside with hay so I wanted to share our front portico area at our old house.

As you can see below, our porch / portico area was small at our front door but you can use these tips and tricks by clicking this post, “Fall Decorating Ideas – Home Tour” and incorporate all these Fall porch decorating ideas for any size porch area. 

Layering a bale or two of hay is a great way to add height and texture to your front door or porch area. Hay and corn stalks are inexpensive Fall decorations that add a rustic country element to your home. 

Harvest Front Door decked out for Fall with pumpkins and mums

More Fall Wreath Ideas & Decor You Will Love

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post on budget-friendly fall decor ideas, featuring a mix of modern and rustic elements. One thing I’ve learned is the importance of decluttering and donating unused decorations every few years to stay organized and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Having too many options can easily lead to decision fatigue. Three years ago, I made a conscious effort to simplify my decoration storage space, and while it’s still fairly full, it’s much more manageable thanks to yearly purging.

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10 Comments

  1. Cheryl Autrey says:

    Love your Beautiful Home! Simple, Classy, Just the right touches! Thank you for sharing with us. โค๏ธ???? Cheryl

  2. Wow, it’s all so beautiful! I like it all, but my favorites are the pillows and the towels.

    1. Thank you Brenda! My mom loves the kitchen towels too ๐Ÿ™‚ Those were her find!!

  3. Wow…your home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Pamela! I appreciate your sweet comment ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    2. Your home is gorgeous and cozy. Love all the fall decorations. TFS

  4. Your home is so welcoming, and beautifully decorated ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ
    Thank you so much for sharing with all of us, and Happy Fall ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ

    Lisa

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