6 Inspiring Hacks for Your Apartment

Pumpkin spice. Plaid scarves. Roasted marshmallows. Fall is here, heralding its vibrant colors and nostalgic seasonal festivities. Amp up the autumnal excitement inside your apartment with these simple décor ideas that are just as heartwarming as the season itself.

Cozy Up in the Living Room

Looking for an easy way to make a big impact? Change out your throw pillows for an instant seasonal refresh. Fall is the time to bring in lively colors and fabrics. Experiment with bold colors and calming earth tones that signal fall, like burnt orange, deep red, and velvety green. For a more versatile solution, try your hand at these DIY pillow covers for easy storage in off seasons.

Harvest Table

From football to holiday meals, this is the time of year for gathering ‘round the kitchen. Try out these simple hacks for sprucing up this season’s focal point – the table:

      • Go for a farmhouse look. Think rustic buckets, weathered wood grains, and sassy homespun message signs.
      • Add mini pumpkins to your table, stacked in clear jars of mixed shapes and sizes.
      • Dress it up with a plaid runner. Sprinkle acorns and nuts for an ornate tabletop display.


Welcome in Style

Nothing says welcome like a handmade fall wreath for your entryway. Let nature be your inspiration: Incorporate wood slices, corn husks, corn cobs, twigs, or moss. Embellish with various textures, like burlap and faux feathers.
Pro Tip: Use command hooks to hang your wreath for easy removal.

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Nature on Display

This season, highlight the beauty of the outdoors … indoors. Don’t know where to start? Go back to basics. Arrange fall mementos haphazardly: Showcase a wide range of tumbling gourds on your hearth or white pumpkins on a bookshelf. Be organic with it. Nature and art go hand-in-hand charmingly.

Display fall foliage in small vases or a vintage pitcher. Incorporate tinted glasses for a nice color pop. Add bountiful baskets of mums to your front stoop. Use twine to string colorful leaves into a garland for the mantle. Press colorful leaves into frames and stagger them on a floating picture ledge.

Décor for Every Sense

From apple cider to hay rides, earthy leaves to crackling fireplace, fall is the season of delightfully sentimental scents. Deliver on the expectation: Bring it all together with homey, comforting fragrances. Simmer a delightful mix of spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Incorporate cedar in your décor for a log cabin feel. Light a soothing candle or diffuse an essential oil blend of fir and juniper.


With some craft paint and glitter, you can create stunning DIY pieces that make your apartment look like a page out of a magazine. Paint metallic shimmer onto pinecones for display in a dazzling coffee table bowl. Spray paint tree branches gold for your mantel. Glitz up tabletops with painted acorns. Paint mini pumpkins for a delightful seasonal centerpiece.

What are your tried-and-true DIY fall décor tricks to cozy up apartment living?

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