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Simple Ways to Add Fall to your Home

Fall is by far my favorite time to decorate.  Our weather is beautiful here and there is just something about fall decor that I love.  Let’s take a look at some Simple Ways to Add Fall to your Home.

simple ways to add fall to your home


I made this wreath.  You read how I did it here.

fall wreath

I made this simple grapevine wreath a few years ago for our lake house. It is easy to craft using a simple grapevine wreath.

easy to make grapevine wreath

What’s prettier than a simple Magnolia Wreath? The beauty is you can change out the ribbon and or add a few florals and use it at Christmas as well.  You can see how I used magnolia in my Christmas Tour here.


magnolia wreath

I prefer natural or “natural-looking” wreaths.  Here are some of my favorites this year.



I have my eye on this throw from Bloomist but here are some less expensive favorites. H&M has some beautiful options that are at a great price point.


ADD PUMPKINS-real or faux

This was an arrangement on my dining room table last year or the year before? I just filled a big box made from old fenceposts (by my friend Steve).  You can find a similar box here.

antique dowl bowl with pumpkins and monogram chairs

I filled a driftwood bowl with Cinderella pumpkins Spanish moss, and pomegranates one year at our former lake home. You can find a similar driftwood bowl at Home Depot here.

bowl of Cinderella Pumpkins



There is nothing prettier than branches with fall leaves.  All by themselves, they are gorgeous!

Collected fall Mantle


This fall arrangement was created from foraged florals and fruits from my former yard.  You can read about how I created it here.

floral arrangement by cindy hattersley with foraged florals

Here I brought in dead branches and hung some pretty ornaments from Artful Home.  You can read about how I did it in this post Creative Ways to Decorate with Christmas Ornaments all Year Long.

creative ways to use ornaments all year long

More pretty fall leaves with the addition of hydrangea, a favorite combo of mine.

floral arrangement of hydrangea and fall leaves

There’s nothing better than a Simple Bouquet of Sunflowers.

cindy hattersley's coffee table with sunflowers and pears


The most important element in a pretty floral arrangement is the vessel itself.  There are some great vessels available this year.  I bought one like this one from Bloomist for my outside garden when I was in Santa Barbara. It is a little pricey but I love it!

Here are some of my favorite vessels that I have spotted this year.


I admit it I am a bit of a “pillowaholic”. I have quite a stash of pillow covers that I can change out or add some new.  I must admit I always manage to buy a few each season (an addiction I know). On Sunday my favorites will be all about where to find great sources for pillows and how to arrange them

cindy hattersley's great room in her california home

I hope you enjoyed Simple Ways to Add Fall to your Home.  How do you decorate for fall?  I would love to hear what you will be doing this year.

Reader Interactions


  1. Karen B. says

    Hi Cindy,
    I like nature’s bounty this time of year. I mix store-bought pumpkins with some good faux pumpkins and cut fall branches to place in vases. You’re doing the best posts for autumn and between now and Christmas is my favorite time of year. Thank you.

  2. Cath says

    Cindy, I love the fall displays, and already have my faux apple & maple leaf grape vine wreath by the front door.I have a question regarding the beautiful rustic jug of real foliage on your link to an earlier Thanksgiving table setting…is there water in the jug for the Japanese maple branches etc. or are they dry?
    Thanks, and I am really enjoying the ideas you are sharing…decor and clothing…great style either way!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Cath

      Yes the leaves were real and there was water in the jug. I find that those maple leaves if you pick them as they are just turning can last up to three weeks if you properly care for the water (the same goes for Hydrangeas). I put a few drops of chlorox in the water and change the water at least once a week. It works like a charm. So glad you enjoy the blog!

  3. Gay Edelson says

    Hi Cindy and thanks for the great Post. Fall is my favorite season so your suggestions
    are so timely. Your “new” living room is stunning. Every element says Cindy so much.
    May I ask what process did you use to get your beams so perfect? Could you please share it and the colors. Thanks

  4. Judy says

    Fall is just my favorite time of year. I love all of your beautiful fall arrangement suggestions and how to’s. I use to love to display real pumpkins and gourds until I had a bit of a disaster with them. I arranged at least a dozen mini pumpkins and gourds in a large, rather open weave twig basket, on an antique table. I had done this in the past without a problem. This time, all of them softened in only a week and LEAKED all over the table, ruining the finish. I now have collected some beautiful, very real looking, faux pumpkins. No more ruined tables.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Judy

      Yikes I had that happen once but they only leaked in the bowl. I buy my pumpkins from the farm so I haven’t had any problems recently. I am all for good faux though!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Carol

      Unfortunately no. The doors are from an Antique Cupboard that we had in our bedroom in our former home (now in storage). The wood things are old molds for some sort of tool that I picked up at Round Top several years ago. The art is just a digital print that you can purchase on Etsy framed with an inexpensive Michaels frame. Just type in black and white abstract art and tons of sellers on Etsy have digital images you can download.

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