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11 DIY Projects to Transition Your Home’s Decor for Fall

by Lauren Chorpening

My house has been a disaster this past week. It started with turning my second bedroom from its previous purpose as junk storage into an organized guest bedroom. From there, I’ve been cleaning, organizing and redecorating my house room-by-room. It’s exhausting and thrilling at the same time. To me, it’s inspiring to see a room take shape and to find functional and beautiful solutions to a home’s problems. With the temperatures finally starting to drop, the tweaking around my house has included me pulling out more candles, comfier throw blankets and richer, cozier colors.

This collection of 11 past Design*Sponge how-tos and DIY projects will get your home ready for cooler temperatures, nights spent in, and holiday entertaining. How do you prep your home for the changing seasons? Any must-do projects we need to know about? –Lauren

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Give your bedroom the drama of a headboard or canopy bed frame without the cost or the weight. This bed canopy DIY dresses up your bed with pattern, softness and elegance.
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Bringing plants inside during cooler months is good for their physical health and our mental health. Give your plants pretty homes like this do-it-yourself pendant planter.
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Warm, metallic tones and candlelight are the perfect mix for a fall evening indoors. Make your own copper votives to display and enjoy all season long.
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Adding chunky tassels to a cozy blanket somehow makes it feel even warmer. Even if the tassels don't technically make the blanket warmer, they give it more interest and texture to go with fall decor.
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Get those prints on the wall without overspending on frames. Build your own simple art frames to polish off a gallery wall or a standalone piece.
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Natural nods to the season like apples, pears and pumpkins are an easy way to change up a room for the fall. The dining room table will look modern and festive with an apple stamped table runner.
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The season of tapered candles, dinner parties and cheese boards is upon us. Give your candlesticks a beautiful setting with these DIY marble candleholders.
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Add pattern and texture in one gorgeous project: apply a removable fabric treatment to the walls for stunning impact.
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Give an empty corner more function and personality by creating a place to hang hats, scarves, blankets or plants. Make a corner organizer in no time at all.
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Cover tiles you can't renovate with hand-painted floorcloth. It gives the drama of beautiful tiles without having to do any remodeling.

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Comments

  • I think the title of the article is misleading. These slides touched on “coziness” but the colors and decor style does not relate to fall. I still enjoyed the post though.

    • Hi Devin,

      I think in design nowadays, we’ve moved away from typical “fall” decor (leaf imagery, burnt oranges, etc.) and these items all practically prep your home for fall: adding warmth by way of texture (whether that’s the canopy DIY, wallpaper DIY, blanket DIY etc.), accompanying hat/coat storage, bringing plants indoors and utilizing candles more. These are tweaks to our home’s decor that are in-line with the changing of seasons, without leaning heavily on the perhaps trend-heavy themes we used to associate with fall :)

  • Those candle holders are so lovely. I love candles in autumn/winter, but I think bring the copper into the mix would just add that extra bit of warmth

  • Fantastic ideas – loved them, I’m excited to share them further with my friends through Homeology’s Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest profiles :)
    Thanks for sharing, x Germarie

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