Watch fall unfold on your dining table when you top it with these plaid placemats with playful frayed edges. The 19-by-14-inch table topper, woven with cotton in inviting blue, crimson, and gold tones, works for holiday or everyday use and protects delicate surfaces from food splashes and dinnerware scratches. Available at Target; $4.99.
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Welcoming Watercolor Print
Spruce up your entryway or end tables with this fall-friendly handmade print sporting a watercolor pumpkin and a "Happy Harvest" greeting. You can snag the 8-by-10-inch pumpkin print already rendered on high-quality cardstock, or download a digital copy and print it on a material of your choice. Pop the print into your favorite frame and hang it on the wall to showcase the simple pleasures of the season. Available on Etsy; $4.99.
Cheery Fall Print
Why splurge on pricey artwork for your gallery wall or entryway display when you can DIY this frugal fall print in minutes? Download the high-resolution "Happy Fall" print in an 8-by-10-inch, 11-by-14-inch, or 16-by-20-inch portrait size, print it on your choice of photo paper, then frame it and park it on an empty console table for an instant burst of color. Available on Etsy; $5.00.
Pleasant Pumpkin Spice
Pumpkin is the scent of the season, and one of the best ways to invite it into your home is to light up this long-lasting pumpkin spice candle. The aromatic paraffin wax votive burns for up to 28 hours yet leaves zero mess on table tops thanks to glass container featuring colorful seasonal flora. Available at Target; $5.99.
Berry-Clad Candle Ring
Placing an ordinary pillar candle at the center of this nature-inspired candle ring is all it takes to turn it into the focal point of the mantel, dining table, or end table. The rustic ring incorporates a variety of familiar fall sights as decorative flourishes, from wild berries to delicate gold leaves. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $6.99.
Statement-Making Pillow Cover
Pumpkins, warm spices, and a cozy spot—that's what autumn is made of. Give homage to all three when you accent beds, sofas, or lounge chairs with this cotton linen burlap pillowcase printed with a catchy seasonal slogan. The 18-by-18-inch dimensions offer a spacious home for standard square pillows—simply unzip the color-matching zipper, slide in a pillow insert, and cozy up to a restful night's sleep or a daytime nap. Available on Amazon; $7.99.
Drape it over a door, wrap it around a wreath, or lay it across the mantel—the decorating possibilities are endless for this fall-friendly garland. The 8.2-foot-long decoration looks great during the day with its vibrant faux leaves, but just as good at night when you turn on the battery-operated LED lights that are intermixed in it. Available on Amazon; $7.99.
Top It Off
An affordable addition to the kitchen drawer of any wine connoisseur, this copper-finished iron wine bottle stopper keeps vinos fresh and flavorful, while adding a seasonal touch to any space thanks to its ornate leaf topper. The accompanying organza-wrapped gift box with laser-leaf detailing makes it the perfect present for anyone who loves the cozy fall. Available on Amazon; $8.88.
If you can't carve out time in your schedule to carve your own decorative pumpkins this fall, consider scooping up these handmade fabric pumpkins to display around your house. You can nab the bespoke burlap-and-jute pumpkins in one of four sizes and 11 color options—because who said pumpkins had to be orange? Available on Etsy; $8.99 and up.
Loved ones won't have to vie for a place at your table when you set out these gold pumpkin-lookalike place card holders for Thanksgiving dinner or fall gatherings. The stem of each resin pumpkin holds a color-coordinated place card with gold-foil trim for printing the names on your guest list. With 12 place card holders available in a set, you can personalize mealtime for a dozen family members or friends. Available on Amazon; $9.99 for a set of six.
Multicolored kernels make these flint (or Indian) corncobs a mesmerizing option for a fall tabletop centerpiece, candle ring, or wreath. Thanks to the low water content of flint corn, and consequently, their resistance to freezing, the decorative cobs are as apt for outdoor use as they are for the indoors. Choose from three grades of corn either with or without husks—the more you collect, the more colors and patterns you can add to your decor since no two cobs look the same! Available on Etsy; $9.99 and up.
Tufted Pumpkin Rug
There's no better way to welcome the arrival of fall—or your guests—than to place this 34-by-20-inch rug in interior doorways. The black and white stripes add a hint of sophistication to the pumpkin design, while the half-inch tufted pile adds a spring to your step as you cross over the threshold into the great outdoors. Available at Target; $9.99.
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Rustic Hanging Shelf
Create an alluring focal point in a space-starved interior by propping up fall floral arrangements, picture frames, or personal mementos on this handmade hanging shelf. Made of walnut-stained wood, the 18-by-5.5-inch shelf boosts the style and function of do-nothing walls while serving as a daily reminder of the natural beauty of fall. Available on Etsy; $10.00 and up.
Easy-Tie Linen Napkins
You don't have to be an origami artist to fold one of these napkins like a pro; simply fold or roll it, then tie it and forget it! Free of fuss, each of the four pure linen napkins in the set features an energizing but understated orange hue coupled with sewn-in white linen ties. Their casual look and convenience make the napkins the ideal choice of table linens for a weeknight family meal or informal holiday get-together. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $11.92.
Jolt of Java
The only thing better than a roaring fire on a cool autumn night is a roaring, coffee-scented fire. With these coffee-infused firestarters you can infuse your hearth with the scintillating scent of java in three easy steps: Place a single pod from the package into your fireplace, scatter wood around the pod, then light a corner of the pod to ignite a fragrant fire. Available on Bed Bath & Beyond ; $12.99.
Shed Some Light
A little bit retro, and a whole lot of autumnal, this small handblown glass pumpkin holds a single tealight to cast a pretty glow across your dining table, dresser top, mantel, or anywhere else you fancy a touch of fall flair. The amber and teal glass candleholder is topped with a small vine of gold-tone wrought iron for a bit of curlicue whimsy. Available at Pier 1 Imports; $12.99 and up.
Pumpkin Spice, Twice as Nice
What’s that fragrance in the autumn breeze? Why, it’s pumpkin spice, of course, the scent of which is everywhere as the days grow shorter. Add a bit of calorie-free pumpkin spice to your kitchen with a pair of cute cotton dishtowels decorated with PSLs and fun fall phrases. Available at Kohl’s; $13.99 (currently on sale for $5.59).
Back to Nature
Autumn is a celebration of nature, and how better to bring the beauty of the great outdoors into your home than with rustic slices of thick-cut wood. This set of four natural mango wood coasters, cut straight from the branch and then sealed with a protective coating to resist moisture, bring a unique touch of fall to your dining or coffee table. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $14.99.
Even if you don’t live in an area known for fall color, you can still enjoy autumn’s glory with a kitchen rug decorated with fall leaves. This 20” by 34” rug is handmade of 100% cotton with a cotton/latex backing. A cute way to spruce up your kitchen and add a bit of softness underfoot. Available at Target; $14.99.
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Autumn Gets Bold
Who said fall decor needed to be in dark or muddy earth tones? Instead, celebrate the changing of the seasons with a striking lumbar pillow in a medley of orange, gray, purple, and pink. As eco-friendly as it is beautiful, the indoor/outdoor pillow is woven from polyester thread made from recycled bottles. Soft, comfortable, and eco-conscious, it’s the perfect way to add a touch of fall flair anywhere you need a dash of color. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $14.98.
Open Your Door to Autumn
Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas; they are a beautiful way to welcome all of the seasons through the year. And when it is fall’s turn to take center stage, your door will become the star with this spectacular autumn wreath. Made of a mix of natural and manmade materials, the 22”-diameter wreath is adorned with rich purple grapes and faux leaves in a range of fall colors. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $14.98.
Life of the Party
If you want to set a stunning scene on your Thanksgiving or other autumn tablescape, you need a table runner as magnificent as the glorious fall leaves that typify this time of year. And that’s just what you’ll get with this beautiful 15” by 67” Autumn Harvest Table Runner. Made of polyester, and safe for machine washing, the runner’s border is delicately embroidered with leaves, acorns, pumpkins, and gourds in autumn colors. Available on Amazon; $14.99.
No-Fray Pillow Covers
The crafty seamstress behind these eye-popping cotton pillow covers employed serged seams to avoid frayed edges, one of the peskiest pitfalls of pillowcases. Beyond their crafty tailoring, perhaps their best feature is the fanciful print—an invigorating blend of autumnal colors. Showcasing it is as simple as inserting a cushion into the pillow cover and throwing the pillow onto a sofa, chair, or bed. Available on Etsy; $15.20 and up.
Why wait for the autumn pumpkin harvest when you can showcase the glamorous gourd on your table right now with this pumpkin-painted stemware set? Whether your fall beverage of choice is red wine or apple cider, the glass goblet and stemless chalice boast wide mouths and lively patterns that appeal to those with sophisticated tastes, but playful personalities. Available on Etsy; $15.75 and up.
Festive Dinner Plates
Stake Your Claim
Tired of mistaking your mug for another's at a party or gathering? Personalize it with chalk! This heavy-duty set of two Moscow mule mugs adorned with chalkboard paint makes the task easy. Scrawl your name or your favorite motto onto the chalkboard thought bubble of the mug with the included chalk pieces, fill the mug with your favorite beverage, then drink up! The lacquer-coated copper construction of the 16-ounce mugs keeps drinks cold while resisting everyday scratches and weathering. Available on Wayfair; $16.50 for a set of 2.
Set Your Fall Table
When you have napkin rings as special as these celebratory beauties, you’ll be tempted to use them every day, not just on special occasions like Thanksgiving. And why not? The set of four handmade autumnal napkin rings is a surefire way to set the mood at your fall table. Available on Etsy; $17.00 and up.
Cut Zzz’s, Not Trees
Ready to sleep like a log? Or add a touch of lumberjack style to your couch? Then you’ll love this Log Lumbar Pillow. Filled with microbeads for a squishy, adjustable feel, and printed with a realistic log image, it’s the perfect prop to support your lower back while you sit up reading, or catch a wink of sleep. Plus, this woodland-inspired pillow is the perfect size for travel. Available from Houzz; $17.95.
Autumn Smiles in the Kitchen
Vintage flair with a touch of glam, this cotton/linen-blend tea towel is screen-printed with the words, “Hello Pumpkin,” along with plenty of pumpkins for your autumn kitchen. Although it’s safe to machine wash, you might think it’s too cute to actually use as a tea towel, and just leave it on display. Available at Anthropologie; $18.00.
Plaid is a timeless tapestry throughout the year, making this checkered table runner as fit for a weeknight barbecue at the backyard picnic table as it is for Thanksgiving dinner at the family dining table. The cream-and-maroon runner covers tables that seat between four and eight. No matter the size of your guest list, the machine-washable pure cotton fabric accessory makes post-meal clean up a cinch. Available from Target; $17.99.
Wreath of Plenty
Celebrate the season's bounty with this overflowing candle wreath. The harvest beauty is loaded with real pinecones and faux berries, fruit, acorns, and leaves, and includes a glass tea light holder in the center. The colorful cornucopia is the perfect accent for your fall dining table, fireplace mantel, or coffee table. Available on Wayfair; $17.99.
Been wondering what to do with all of those great photos on your phone? Get them off Instagram and into your home! With the rustic beauty of this handmade reclaimed cedar wood picture frame, you finally have a reason to print them out. Use the frame to show off photos of family gatherings, holiday celebrations, or your much-needed fall getaway vacation. Available on Etsy; $17.99 and up.
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Invite the outdoors in by placing these faux-bois pillar candles with a birch-lookalike finish on your mantel or dining table. Unlike traditional candles, the flameless battery-powered design can burn brightly for hours thanks to a flickering LED located in the center of each luminary. Available on Wayfair; $19.09.
Coffee to Go
It can be hard to get moving on those chilly fall mornings, so why not fuel up on your favorite hot caffeine with this extra-big “Hello Pumpkin” mug? Handmade from ceramic, then painted orange with a black lip and black and white speckles all around, the oversize, 15-ounce mug has a cheerful message for every early riser. Available on Etsy; $19.55.
Pumpkin Soup Bowls
Leave a savory fall surprise for your lunch or dinner guests in these ceramic soup bowls fashioned after pumpkins. When dinner guests lift the lids on the irresistible table toppers, they'll find that that the pumpkins aren't simply darling pieces of decor, but spacious bowls filled with pumpkin bisque, hearty chowder, or your favorite soup. Available on Cost Plus World Market; $19.96 for a set of four.
When it’s time for appetizers, why not set the scene with this stylish platter? Just the thing for a cheese plate, bread with dip, cookies, candies, or your favorite finger foods. Although it's perfect for any holiday party, you’ll be tempted to use it “just because,” as well. Available at Pier 1; $19.99.
Sip the Autumn Warmth
Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, hot spiced cider, or fall cocktails: whatever brings you sipping pleasure, you’ll find it tastes even better in the warm glow of this copper-plated stainless steel mug. The insulating layer of air between the double walls means your hands won’t feel the heat as you drink your favorite beverage. The classic and simply styled mug holds eight ounces and is hand-wash only. Available from Williams-Sonoma; $19.95.
What's a fall night without wrapping yourself up in a soft blanket? This woven blanket might not have the expected pumpkins, leaves, or other fall motifs, but its simple pattern lends itself to just about any contemporary decorating theme. Made of 100% cotton, the throw is 60” by 50”—just large enough for snuggling under on the couch or tossing over a chair’s back for a touch of fall color. Available at Target; $19.99.
One Perfect Tree
Decorated with just one perfect tree decked out in its autumn best, this cotton/poly dishtowel adds a subtle touch of fall to your kitchen. Why bother with a plain dishtowel when you can have one this lovely? Available on Hayneedle; $21.99.
Welcome Fall Without the Mud
In most parts of the country, autumn means rain, and rain means mud. But with this coconut husk doormat, you can easily scrape that mud off your shoes so it won’t track into your home. The steel frame keeps the mat sturdy, and the coconut fiber stands up to harsh conditions. Plus, the interesting angles of the design add style to a utilitarian item. Available from Houzz; $21.99.
Macramé for Today
Think macramé was left behind with shag carpeting and avocado green appliances in the 1970s? Well, it’s back, and this time, it’s good for far more than just hanging plant holders. The cozy textile is a great way to add texture to your walls this autumn. Take for instance this lovely macramé wall hanging. Crafted in Turkey from pure cotton rope, and full of fringe and interesting knots, the tapestry measures 8” wide by 26” long from the dowel to the end of the fringe—just the right height to make a big statement. Available on Etsy; $24.83.
Let It Glow
Add a flickering glow to your front porch or living room—the choice is yours—with these iron lanterns. The simple matte black frame fits in with almost any design style. The 5.75-by-12 lantern can safely house a candle up to 3" by 6" candle. Available on Wayfair; $24.95
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Mad for Fall Plaid
Plaid is a traditional fall pattern, and golden yellow is a traditional fall color, so why not combine the two for the ultimate fall treat? During the day the soft faux-mohair throw blanket looks great tossed over the back of your couch or armchair, and at night it's perfect for providing a bit of extra warmth. Available at Target; $24.99.
Baskets are handy any time of year, but they are especially nice during the fall, as their natural texture, materials, and colors reflect the splendors of the autumn season. Use this 11” wide by 14” deep by 9.5” high handcrafted madras basket to hold pinecones for an autumn display, or use it around the house to hold hand towels, mail, toiletries, or other necessities. Available at Cost Plus World Market; $24.99.
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Blend together the red-hot gardening trend of succulents with the traditional fall motif of pumpkins, and you get the unexpected delightfulness of this little faux succulent garden. The pumpkin is crafted of realistically painted Styrofoam, so you’ll be able to display this little harvest accent year after year. Available on Etsy; $25.00.
Fall Says Welcome Home
Welcome guests—or yourself—home with this colorful 100% coir and vinyl-backed doormat. Its pattern of fall leaves in hot and cheery hues will light up your front porch and chase away any cloudy-day doldrums. Plus, it will keep dirt, fallen leaves, and moisture from tracking into your house. Available on Wayfair; $26.99.
Chase Away the Chill
Autumn nights can be chilly, but you’ll be snug and warm wrapped in the Cenda Throw Blanket. With its Southwestern design, neutral color scheme, and fuzzy flannel-knit microfiber material, this is the blanket you’ll reach for over and over again while curling up to binge watch the latest TV. Toss it over the back of the couch when you aren’t using it; at 50” long by 60” wide it’s big enough to add a hefty dose of fall style to your living room. Available on Wayfair; $29.99.
Affordable Autumn Accents
You don't have to spend a lot to feel the festivity of the season.
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