Great Ideas for Fall Decorating

Home Projects and Do-It-Yourself Decorating for Fall

Great Ideas for Fall Decorating
Good Housekeeping

When children go back to school and there's a chill in the air, it's a wonderful time to think about doing fall decorating projects. You'll find great ideas here for centerpieces, floral arrangements, wreaths, and entertaining.

Fall Decorating

  • Fall and Thanksgiving Centerpieces You Can Make Yourself
    Use these great photo project pages to help make your own simple and stunning table centerpieces.
  • Decorating for Fall
    If you love the autumn, you'll want to see these photos of ways to decorate the outside of your home as well as the inside of your home for the fall season.
  • Fall Pumpkin Slide Show
    See lots of ways to use pumpkins for decorating inside and outside your home.
  • Fall Wreath with Mums
    Find easy-to-follow instructions on making this simple and elegant wreath that you can make in many variations.
  • Easy Mantle Decor
    Find quick and easy decoration ideas for a fall or Thanksgiving mantle.
  • Fast Fall Decorating
    Check out these five pages of fast projects for fall decorating.

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Autumn Entertaining

  • Fall Place Setting Ideas
    Find tips and photos of autumn table settings, with inspiration for your own pretty table.
  • Inviting Guest Rooms
    Are you expecting house guests? Here are some tips to make your guest room special, comfortable, and beautiful, as well as houseguest survival tips to help you stay cool, calm, and collected.
  • How to Make Your House Guests Feel Really Welcome
    You'll find wonderful ideas in this article from About. You just might want to move into the guest room yourself!
  • Napkin Folding 101
    Choose from a dozen napkin folds with easy online photo tutorials.

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Centerpiece Ideas

  • All Centerpiece Projects
    Photo project pages to make your own simple and stunning table centerpieces for fall, including some amazingly easy One Bowl Centerpieces.
  • Fall Wreath Centerpiece and a list of 10 Fast Thanksgiving Centerpieces.
    Find instructions on how to create a beautiful decoration for your fall table!
  • Fall Wreath with Mums
    Follow the simple instructions to create a simple wreath that will look beautiful on your table or door.
  • Thanksgiving Floral Centerpiece
    Learn how to construct a long lasting evergreen centerpiece. Also, see the list of materials, and hints and tips.

Fall Table Settings

  • Fall Tables
    Our newest pages of pretty ways to add a touch of autumn to your Thanksgiving table. Then go on to see beautiful photos of table setting ideas on our pages of Autumn Table Settings.
  • Fall Place Setting Photos
    Two pages of great tips and photos for fall table settings. Also, don't miss our favorite ways to add personal touches to your Thanksgiving table.
  • Northwoods Mini Pumpkin Project
    Photos show you how to do this pretty table decoration.

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  • Halloween Special
    Bookmark this page of Halloween features and ideas including pumpkin carving info, costume links, decorating links, and entertaining tips.


  • Thanksgiving Special
    All of our Thanksgiving features are listed on this one page. Find centerpieces, links to menus and recipes, and a handy planning calendar to get you organized.
  • November Tips of the Day
    A quick fall tip for every day in November.

    Wreath Projects

    • All Fall Wreath Projects
      See photos and links to all of our wreath projects, including the Fall Raffia Wreath, our Quick Fall Wreath, and a Colorful Fall Wreath.
    • Fall Wreath with Mums
      Make a beautiful seasonal wreath that you can adapt to any occasion.
    • Floral Bow
      Learn to make a floral bow with our photos and tips.
    • Wreath Materials
      See photos of some of the materials used to make fall wreaths.

    With all the resources here, you'll have no excuse for a boring home this autumn. Get out, collect wonderful materials, and get creative!

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