Fall DIY Apartment Ideas

Fall Wreath

September 2023 | Park Wilshire Apartments


As the leaves start to turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, and a crispness fills the air, it’s that time of the year again—fall has arrived! It’s the season for pumpkin-spiced everything, cozy sweaters, and, of course, decorating your apartment to reflect the warm and inviting atmosphere of autumn. However, you don’t need to break the bank to give your living space a seasonal makeover. In this blog, we’ll explore some delightful and budget-friendly Fall DIY ideas to help you infuse the spirit of autumn into your apartment.


Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice:

When it comes to fall decor, pumpkins are your best friends. Head to your local farmers’ market or grocery store to grab some small, inexpensive pumpkins and gourds. These versatile beauties can be placed on your coffee table, mantle, or even in your window sills. Get creative by painting them in various fall-inspired colors or patterns to match your style.


Fall Wreaths:

A beautiful wreath can instantly transform the look of your apartment’s front door. Instead of buying an expensive one, consider making your own. Gather some twigs, leaves, and pinecones from your local park or nature reserve. With a bit of glue and twine, you can craft a rustic and budget-friendly wreath that exudes autumn charm. Here are some examples. 


Fall-Scented Candles:

Nothing sets the mood for fall like the scent of cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or apple pie. Invest in some budget-friendly, unscented candles and enhance their aroma by melting some inexpensive wax tarts or using essential oils. You can also create a cozy atmosphere by placing these candles in decorative mason jars or lanterns.


Leafy Artwork:

Take a stroll in your local park and collect some fallen leaves. Once you have an assortment of leaves in various shapes and colors, press them between the pages of a heavy book for a few days to preserve their beauty. Then, frame them or create a collage on a piece of cardboard or canvas. This DIY artwork can be an elegant addition to your apartment’s fall décor.


Cushion Covers and Throws:

Swap out your regular cushion covers and throws for ones in warm, autumnal colors like deep reds, burnt oranges, and earthy browns. You don’t need to purchase new cushions or throws; simply make or buy affordable covers and switch them as the seasons change. These cozy additions will make your living space feel instantly warmer.


DIY Harvest Garland:

Create a festive atmosphere by making your own fall-themed garland. Use inexpensive materials like burlap, twine, and artificial leaves to craft a charming garland that you can drape over your fireplace, windows, or walls. Here’s some inspiration.


Decorating your apartment for fall doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor. With a little creativity and some budget-friendly DIY projects, you can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere that celebrates the beauty of the season. So, grab your crafting supplies, head outdoors for some natural inspiration, and get ready to transform your apartment into a fall wonderland that’s sure to impress your guests and make you feel right at home at Park Wilshire. Happy decorating!