How to Decorate Your Apartment for Fall

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Happy October, everyone!
Fall is officially in full swing and my heart couldn’t be happier. Why? Fall is the gateway drug for CHRISTMAS!
I have received an awful lot of messages on Instagram whenever I’ve shared snaps of my apartment’s fall decor, so I figured I should share the little touches I’ve added to my “normal” design to make it more fall-friendly. I also included some ideas of how you can decorate your own apartment for fall! (and scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter to win a $725 Nordstrom gift card!)

My apartment is pretty cozy, so I can’t do anything crazy like some people (cough: my mother) do for holidays. One day, perhaps, but for now, I get into the spirit by adding some little touches, but mainly through swapping out things that are “regular” for “seasonal”.  This means that my apartment doesn’t look or feel cluttered, since something normally is sitting / hanging where my fall items are. I have placed the “normal” stuff in closets or under my bed – see you in January!!!

My Fall Decor

Example 1: My kitchen towel rod gets a fall makeover with just the removal of a floral hand towel and adding in this pumpkin spice one!
I added a “Fall” banner above my TV to add something extra to the otherwise boring white wall!
I normally have a painting I got in Paris hanging on the wall by my buzzer, but for fall, I took it down and stored it in a closet. I now have a hand-me-down from my mom hanging that is more seasonally appropriate!
This is perhaps my most favorite – I found this pillow for $3 at Target. It’s tiny but adds some seasonal cheer to my couch!
I also swapped out a larger candle holder in this grouping for a jack-o-lantern one.
Here are some of my favorite items you can use to fallify your apartment!

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  1. Aww I absolutely love your fall decor! I need that pumpkin spice hand towel 🙂 I decorated my house for fall in early September because I was just too excited! But I’m just reallllllyyyy excited to decorate for Christmas- I’ll have to check back to see your Christmas decorations!

    xo, Kimmie

    Posted 10.3.17 Reply
  2. Omg fall really is the gateway drug to Christmas lol. Love these decor ideas! And I entered the giveaway!

    Posted 10.3.17 Reply
  3. Cecilia wrote:

    Love all the changes you made to your apartment for fall! I’m wanting to make some too so I’ll definitely be hitting up the Target dollar section soon.

    xoxo, Cecilia //

    Posted 10.3.17 Reply
  4. Chloe wrote:

    These ideas are super cute! Moving to a new house with all of my housemates! This would be such a cute idea for our housewarming! :))))

    xo, Chloe //

    Posted 10.3.17 Reply
  5. I love all these picks! Fall is totally my favorite season and I love decorating for it!!

    Posted 10.3.17 Reply
  6. Autumn/Fall decor in the US is so interesting as someone who lives overseas (Australia to be exact). You guys seem to really like pumpkins! I think these decor solutions are so adorable!

    Posted 10.4.17 Reply
  7. Nataly wrote:

    I so needed this! Your decor is so cute!

    Posted 10.4.17 Reply
  8. Iliana wrote:

    I love all your fall decor, I cannot wait to have my own place! The holidays is my favorite decor 🙂

    Iliana |

    Posted 10.4.17 Reply
  9. kathryn wrote:

    Pumpkin spice and everything nice! Yes please! I need ALL of this for my apartment! 🙂

    Posted 10.4.17 Reply
  10. KatWalkSF wrote:

    SOOO many great tips! Thanks for sharing!


    Posted 10.4.17 Reply
  11. Gita wrote:

    These are some great decorating ideas. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I need to start decorating my apt to reflect it.

    – Gita (

    Posted 10.9.17 Reply