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Sharing a roundup of non-traditional fall decor and DIY ideas that are sure to inspire you this fall season! [post contains affiliate links, which means we make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country nest!]

Traditionally, when you think fall decor, those bright yellows and oranges and reds come to mind. Which makes sense, especially if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that has changing leaves; the colors can be breathtaking.

But lately?

Lately I’ve been seeing so many wonderful and non-traditional ways to decorate for fall. The creativity amazes me and the options are endless.

We tested the waters last year in a tablescape (more on that below) and it seemed to be a big hit. So, snowballing off that idea a little more, we rounded up some pretty great inspiration if you’re feeling a little rebellious and non-traditional 🙂

8 Non-Traditional Fall Decor and DIY Ideas

Spray paint does wonders and this idea from Making Manzanita is no exception. She spray pained dollar store pumpkins to make this beautifully rustic tablescape. Click here for the full post + tutorial.

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If you’re liking the white pumpkin idea, try styling them on a tiered tray like Life on Summer Hill – a great way to exercise your creativity and show off the latest fall decor. Click here for the full post + tutorial.

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Have you thought about pink? My Breezy Room painted several pumpkins with a modern-pink design and showcased them in her living room. Click here for the full post + tutorial. 

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Blue isn’t necessarily the color that first pops into my mind when I think of fall, but if you’re ready to raise the bar to full-on elegance, this tablescape from My Design Rules is for you! Click here for the full post.

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If you’re feelin’ a more neutral look with a pop of blue, this tablescape from Timeless Creations MN will speak to you! It’s the perfect blend of neutral rustic fall! Click here for the full post.

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To bring some patterns into your fall decor, why not try making some DIY pumpkins from none other than old napkins? Craftivity Designs shares an easy-to-follow tutorial for achieving this non-traditional fall DIY. Click here for the full post + tutorial.

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Another not-so-traditional fall color: purple. I wasn’t convinced until I saw this absolutely beautiful DIY autumn wreath from Ann’s Entitled Life. Click here for the full post + tutorial.

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green and neutral fall tablescape

Last year I jumped on the non-traditional train with our outdoor fall tablescape featuring a variety of greens and blues. I fell in love with the unexpected pops of color. Click here for the full post.

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Now, friends. Go forth and decorate like the rebellious soul we know you are 🙂


All our best,


  1. Linda McDonald

    Thank you for including my tiered tray in your post. There are so many beautiful non-traditional ideas here for the fall. 🙂


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