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Vintage Home Decor for Fall

A bit of cooler weather a few weeks ago really put us in the mood for fall around here. In Indiana, the seasons seem to flip back and forth a few times before they actually stick. So, it’s been a week of 80 degrees, then a week of mid-60s and now we are back up to 80s again. I realize fall isn’t for a few weeks but I’m looking forward to bringing out the denim with the cooler temps.

My mom and I were discussing our fall decor plans during our impromptu trip to T.J.Maxx last Saturday… and our first PSL from Starbucks. We both dug out our seasonal boxes recently and instead of decorating with it, most of it stayed in the box. Both of us realized that we are just  plain bored with what we have and do not find the extra clutter very comforting.

Does the thought of adding extra fall clutter to your decor (and the school papers, unopened mail, calendars, schedules,  kids sports equipment…) make you want to stick your head in the oven until Thanksgiving?

It’s okay. Less is more. Because that was our revelation while drinking our PSLs.


Pumpkins are an essential, so those made the cut. But the rest of the goods in these photos were moved around from other places in the house. Some of the items didn’t really resemble fall decor until placed in the right setting. And, of course, I love decorating with the vintage decor we’ve curated over the years.

Last year I painted my faux pumpkins and replaced the stems with vintage door knobs. Check out the project here. Then grab some of your own faux Vintage Inspiration Party and give them a coat of paint!

fall pumpkin decor trophy

I love using these old trophies. They really adapt easily to any seasonal decor. I stole these from a shelf in my living room.

fall staircase home decor

I added the other faux pumpkins to our front entry table with the rest of my vintage decor. And used one of our old minnow buckets to add a little height.

fall vintage decor

We found this vintage toy camper at the flea market this summer and is a perfect pop of color with my neutral pumpkins.



This is another little nook by our front door. Again, most of these spaces that I decorated don’t impact the other clutter our life brings to spaces like the kitchen countertops, etc. It’s manageable and uses items from around the house… like the little honey pot with dried hydrangeas. That always sits on my old desk, but combined with the wreath and boo banner and it feels more like fall to me.

diy fall decor dresser


With all the fall-themed pins and pumpkin-flavored creations bombarding you this season, try not to let it overwhelm you… less is more. Try grouping a few things from around the house instead of adding more. Celebrate the season, not the clutter.

Thanks for stopping by… I would love to hear your ideas on decorating for fall without adding clutter! Comment below!


Kristy Robb


fall vintage home decor


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