I'm loving all these ideas!
Msbaby - Dollar stores can be gold mines. Your idea shows how just a little effort can go a long way in making a room feel special.
PJK, love all your ideas! You sound very crafty!
Eranga, gourds are so much fun to work with and look great this time of year! I like to spray paint gourds for centerpieces. While I love the fall season, I'm not much into the "orangey" fall colors, so I like to paint mini gourds in my own whimsical ways.
I honestly do very little to decorate for fall season as that's when I begin to focus more on decorating for the holiday season. But, I love driving around and oohing and ahhing over the outdoor decorations in the neighborhood. I love the whimsical touches in my neighbor's yards, the most. I used to line the front steps with lovely mums in yellow and burgundy, but our deer kept eating them so I gave up.
I tend to change things around with the seasons in the main living areas of my home. I use gold/burgundy slipcovers in the cold months and switch to natural/off-white slipcovers for spring/summer. I also change the accent pillows, decorations on the shelves, area rug, etc. The changing seasons is also when I start driving my family nuts by rearranging entire rooms of furniture, lol.
Oh, to answer your question, PJK...yes, the leaves are finally changing, although I still see a lot of green! Love the briskness in the air, though!