13 Minimalist Fall Decor Ideas for the Lazy Decorator
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13 Minimalist Fall Decor Ideas for the Lazy Decorator

The transition into fall gives you the perfect excuse to update your place with lots of new autumnal décor and accessories. Or you can just scroll through Pinterest and decide that it’s all too much work and go back to eating leftover Halloween candy. Just kidding. Fall is way too much fun to skip, and we’ve got 14 easy ways to embrace the fall season without adding too much clutter (read: piles of unfinished craft supplies). Whether you want to decorate your home with festive scents or toss around some no-carve pumpkins, these DIY ideas are perfect for the minimalist decorator.

1. Chalk Paint Pumpkins: The matte look makes these pumpkins look just plain awesome, and the subtle, non-traditional paint colors are a perfect way to keep your fall decor out way past Halloween. (via Homey Oh My)

2. Easy Banner: Who needs spooky when you can make a banner this cute? If you want to keep it up after October, just change the little greeting into something more fall-inspired, like “Pumpkin Spice Everything.” (via Brit + Co)

3. Paper Garland: Leaves are so cliche. Cut out feathers from paper (even those paper grocery bags) and string them on a piece of twine for a fall-inspired look that could easily be used during Christmas too… once you dip them in glitter. (via Decor8)

4. Colorful Clay Animal Heads: Instead of splurging on a giant taxidermy head, add some animal vibes to your room with these mini DIY clay heads. You can make any animal, but those painted twig antlers look like way too much fun to pass up. (via Delineate Your Dwelling)

5. Macrame Hanging Pumpkin: Take your autumnal ambience vertical by hanging your pumpkins from the ceiling in big, thick macrame knots. (via Fall for DIY)

6. Metallic Geometric Planters: Nothing says fall like some copper accents, and these tiny planters are perfect for accessorizing your desk or table with minimal effort. (via Curbly)

7. Fall Yarn Art: Unless you’ve been avoiding Pinterest for the past few months, you know that woven wall hangings have become pretty popular. However, even the “easy” ones are a lot of work, and if you don’t have the patience, try making this simple draped hanging instead. (via Hello Lidy)

8. Gold-Dipped Garland: It’s never too early to start decorating with pine branches, even if it is just an excuse to fill your home with that delicious woodsy scent. (via Make and Tell)

9. Fall Wall Art Squirrel: Pay tribute to everyone’s favorite little nut collector with this free wall art printable. Technically, it’s just an outline of all the shapes, so you get to be creative with the colors you choose. Kind of like a grown-up coloring book. (via Twine and Table)

10. Spooky Night Stand: Sometimes, the best Halloween decor is more subtle, like with this little epiphyte arrangement. Epiphytes look harmless, but when the lights go out, those long tendrils start looking more and more like creepy crawly legs. (via Home-ology Modern Vintage)

11. Marble Moon Phase Wall Hanging: Pull out the clay and marble and make this minimal hanging in 2o minutes flat. Harvest moon? How about Marble Moon instead? (via Almost Makes Perfect)

12. Mini Flower Bouquets: Cluster several mini vases of flowers together to make a festive display on the coffee table or dining room table. Make it even easier on yourself and pick dried flowers that will last all season long. (via Designlovefest)

13. Copper Dipped Branches: Using copper foil instead of spray paint takes a little more time, but you needed a crafty excuse to sit and watch Halloween movies all evening, right? (via Poppytalk)

What’s your easy secret to bringing a little fall decor into your home? Share with us in the comments below!