7 Ways to Decorate Your Apartment for the Fall

Fall is officially upon us! For all of us moving out of our dorms or old apartments and into new living situations, it can be hard to transform white washed walls and empty living rooms into a festive home. So call me a “Fall Enthusiast”, because here are some of my favorite decor ideas to help you get started.

1. Light your Favorite Fall-Scented Candles


    There’s nothing quite like coming back to your apartment and being welcomed by the scent of apple cider or pumpkin pie. When it comes to fall-scented candles, you can’t go wrong with any candle labeled “Pumpkin Pie”, “Apple Cider”, “Cinnamon Spice”, or “Pumpkin Waffles”.

    2. Jack-O-Lantern Displays

      Jack-O-Lanterns will always be a fall classic, so who says you’re too old to carve pumpkins? Find your fellow fall-enthusiast roommate and make it a roommate outing to visit a pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins together.

      3. Create a Pine Cone Arrangement


      Since my first year of college, I’ve been collecting pine cones from various hiking and camping trips with friends and family. Fall is the perfect time to place them around your apartment, whether that’s on a coffee table, alongside your window sill, or simply around your room.

      4. Hang Spooky Cobwebs on your Front Door


      Last year, my roommates and I picked up a pack of cobwebs at our local 99 cent store. Not only did it make our apartment look extra spooky, but our cobwebs were so realistic that real spiders started living in it! How fun!

      5. Bring Out a Bowl of Halloween Candy


      Another fun way to decorate your apartment could include buying your favorite Halloween candies, whether those are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Crunch bars, Milky Ways, etc. and putting a bowl out to share with your roommates and friends. We might be too old to trick-o-treat, but that shouldn’t stop us from enjoying our favorite Halloween candies.

      6. String up Fall Leaves

      Hanging up a string of fall leaves is so easy, however the end product looks like it takes a lot of effort. Visit your local dollar store or crafts store and pick up a pack of orange, yellow, and red leaves. Use a needle and string to string through each leaf before hanging them up in your living room.

      7. Swap Out Your Pillows and Blankets


      Bring out your plaid, fall-colored pillows, blankets, and throws. They’re not only festive, but they add a nice splash of color to your room.