Fall decorating doesn’t need to be complicated or over the top. Here’s how to add simple fall farmhouse style to the dining room. 


This year I had neither the time nor the inclination to make our fall decor complicated. I mentioned it in this post when I shared our fall living room and kitchen. Plain and simple. Just a few touches here and there. The perfect little bit of fall farmhouse style.  

If you’re new here, I’m Shannon and I’m a bit of a homebody, momma to three awesome teenagers and wife to Handsome. I started this blog years ago to share my heart and our home renovations and now I love to encourage other moms to create authentic, lovely homes for themselves & their people.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to add a bit of simple fall farmhouse style to your home!

3 Steps to Add Simple Fall Farmhouse Style to the Dining Room

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1. Decorate with Neutrals All Year

I know, I know. Some people like more color than I do. But when you decorate with neutrals in your everyday decor like I do, it’s fairly easy to add a few seasonal touches without a massive decor overhaul. To add that seasonal touch, prop up a sign or intersperse a few seasonal plants into your everyday decor. Add a seasonal wreath behind some regular decor or hung simply on a door. The neutral backdrop makes adding any bit of festivity easier. 

farmhouse neutral dining room fall

fall farmhouse decor on dining room console table

2. Keep it Simple, Sweetie

Decorating for the seasons doesn’t have to be layered or even complicated. Sometimes the smallest nod to the season is enough. Like these eight little pumpkins I bought at Homesense years ago. They’re small, but mighty in this black and white space. 

huge black wall clock black mantel

black mantel with white baby pumpkins thankful

You could make your own ‘thankful’ set of pumpkins by hand-painting or stenciling small letters on white baby boo pumpkins. 

3. Utilize a Basic Centerpiece

In our dining room right now, on the table, I have an antique French dough bowl that we picked up at a local antiques and architectural salvage shop. I was thrilled to find it because it’s hard to find them here in Canada. I imagine it will get a lot of use!

For fall, fill a dough bowl with a twisted length of faux fall garland with mini pumpkins and pine cones attached. Top that with a few faux pumpkins and fill in the bare spaces with a couple of paper mache pears to complete the display.

With a basic centerpiece, the table can be set for dinner

fall farmhouse table setting

Or the centerpiece can live happily alone on the table between meals. 

fall centerpiece farmhouse dough bowl

And there you have it. Three simple ways to add Simple Fall Farmhouse Style to the Dining Room! 

How do you add simple fall farmhouse decor to your house? Do you follow these three tips too?

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