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11 Best Trending Home Decor Ideas To Thrift For This Fall

If you are looking for the latest trending home decor ideas for Fall, you’ll love these affordable thrifted options. Trends in home decor are constantly changing, but shopping vintage and resale allows you to curate your own style. Thrifted home decor is very on-trend for every home style, and I think you’ll understand why.

Fall is in the air, and that means it’s time to start thinking about fall home decor! If you’re looking for a way to update your home for the season without breaking the bank, thrifting is a great option. You can find all sorts of amazing fall home decor items at thrift stores, from pumpkins and gourds to tableware and porch decor. And the best part is, you’ll be helping the environment by reusing items that might otherwise end up in a landfill.

Today I’ll share some of my favorite thrifted trending home decor ideas for fall. I’ll also give you some tips on how to find the best deals on thrifted home decor. So whether you’re looking for new dishes for your dining table or a fresh wreath for your porch, I’ve got you covered.

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Pewter Vintage Decor Trend to look for in thrift store this fall.

Manufacturers, showrooms, and most magazines are pushing new trends to make new sales.

However, you can explore those trends and still save money shopping vintage and thrift stores.

Vintage and Antique finds are currently trending in home decor. Although some decor styles are more on trend than others, thrifting has become a big deal.

There are two major reasons for these trends in home decor.

  1. Second-hand decor is a budget-friendly option.
  2. It’s eco-friendly to purchase used decor to keep it out of landfills.

Insider Tip

Shop for items you are drawn to, and your own personal style will begin to emerge. Then your home will be unique and personal. Not a showroom copycat.

11 Best Trending Home Decor Ideas To Thrift For This Fall

But what if you love a new trend? I’m with you because I love some of these trends also. I’m always checking out Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, and other trendy shops.

But guess what? What goes around comes around, and many of today’s trends are knock-offs of vintage designs.

If you are willing to look, you will be surprised how many similar finds are available for a fraction of the price.

Insider Tip

Here are a few tips I use when looking for a new trend while thrifting.

  • Take a screenshot or photo of an item that attracts your attention.
  • Add the item to a list of “what to thrift for.”
  • Don’t be distracted by the color or slight damage. It can be painted or repaired, most likely.
  • Please be sure to look for similar shapes and designs at the thrift stores. Some items may not be exact but will still achieve your desired look.
vintage Spode fruit dinner plate.  11 Best Trending Home Decor Ideas To Thrift For This Fall
Vintage Spode Fruit Dinner Plate

Thrifting with the Gals

Today’s post is part of our monthly series Thrifting with the Gals.

If you are new to our series, we are friends who share a love for vintage and thrifted decorating.

We all live in different parts of the country, but we come together once a month to share thrift store shopping ideas and how to decorate with your treasures.

Here are the Gals:

  • Ann from Dabbling and Decorating finds her treasures as she travels between Vermont and Maine. She decorates both homes with so many vintage treasures.
  • Kristin from White Arrows Home loves thrifting in Minnesota and adds some of her finds to her vintage store.
  • Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest loves to travel and bring her vintage treasure to her lovely Florida Home.
  • I am from North Carolina, and I love to fill my farmhouse and beach cottage with thrift store finds. I focus on budget-friendly decorating and DIY projects.
  • We are excited to have Michele from Vintage Home Designs as our guest this month. Michele is from Texas, and her home is filled with vintage goodness.
Amber water goblets at thrift store.

# 1 Best Trend In Home Decor For Fall

I love this new Fall trend in home decor. It’s so simple, and it’s all about color.

Refrain from buying hundreds of faux pumpkins or other fall tchotchkes. Instead, look for muted fall colors to decorate your home.

Soft, muted browns, creams, golds, reds, ambers, and even blues are on trend for this fall.

Whether it’s a throw blanket, tablecloth, pillow, water goblet, or dinner plate, adding touches of these colors will provide a cozy, warm ambiance to style your home for fall.

#2 – Handcrafted Cottagecore Art

Another big trend for vintage shoppers is Cottagecore art.

  • Original paintings of landscapes and still life framed art.
  • Handmade quilts and wall hangings
  • Needlepoint pillows and framed needlework.
  • Vintage folk art such as toil-painted wooden villages and houses.

# 3 – Semi-precious metals and copper

Look for almost anything brass, silver, and pewter this fall.

Vintage candlesticks, vases, plates, goblets, sconces, and silverware.

In addition, vintage and antique copper is still huge and is always on trend. This fall, look for unique cookware pieces, trays, and pitchers to add a warm glow.

The copper double boiler and silver trophy vase are recent thrifting finds and enhance the copper spice rack.

The vintage copper measuring cups and antique spice jars with copper lids inspired the DIY Spice Rack and the full tutorial is available here.

vintage copper is trending home decor for fall 2023

Silver goblets, candlesticks, and trophy-shaped vases are now sharing the spotlight with antique brass.

Silver goblets are trends in home decor for fall 2023

# 4 – Textured Materials

Textured materials are always an excellent thrifted home decor choice. It’s a perfect way to add creative style, and bargains can be found in thrift stores.

Be sure to look for woven reed, wicker, rattan, and twig items.

I always look for woven rugs, placemats, baskets, and trays to add to my collections.

In addition, look for textured woven fabric made into pillows, throw blankets, and table clothes. Trending right now are fabrics with elegant textures, such as velvet and raw silks.

Chunky knitted throw blankets are always a good style choice for fall and winter.

Vintage wood is always a trending home decor item.

Y’all know that breadboards and dough bowls are my favorite. However, I’m also drawn to trays, small wooden bowls, rolling pins, smasher, and wooden risers.

# 6 – Colored Glass Bottles and Jars Thrifted Home Decor

Another vintage trend is colored glass jars and bottles. I always think of amber bottles for fall. However, try mixing with blues and greens this year to update your fall style. It’s a fresh twist on a classic fall look.

Amber bottles and blue vintage bottles for Fall 2023 decor trends.

# 7 – Milk Glass -Wow, What A Versatile Vintage Decor Item

Vintage Milk Glass is always on trend because it’s such a versatile, simple material. However, it has recently had a resurgence and is hot, hot, hot.

I recently shared why it’s so popular, how to shop for it, and how to use it in your decor on 15 Stunning Ways to Decorate with Milk Glass.

You can find great deals in thrift stores and antique shops. Prices vary, so do your homework before you go. You can find more tips here.

# 8 – Old Books With Dusty Colored Covers

Decorating with vintage books always stays in style. This year pull out the vintage books with faded and dusty-looking covers in autumn colors.

Many thrift stores will sell books with faded covers for cheap. I found this stack for only $.25 each. They are perfect for fall decorating.

Fall Thrifted Home Decor - Vintage books with faded covers.

# 9 – Old Table Centerpieces, Wreaths or Swags

You can luck out with thrifted home decor such as table centerpieces, wreaths, or swags. Many people trade out yearly, and you can get some great deals with a little sprucing up.

Insider Tip

Old Flower Arrangement and Table Centerpieces can often be purchased for a steal.

A really out-of-date arrangement may be in a stunning vase or container.

Be sure to check the arrangement thoroughly before passing over a deal.

Think repurpose when searching for old wreaths or swags to decorate this fall.

Many thrifted wreaths will include faded florals or smashed bows. However, don’t despair; if the price is right, it’s still a great deal.

Repurposed old wreaths - trending ideas for thrift store shopping.

Insider Tip

Wreaths and other outdoor decor can be worse for wear after just one season outside.

Before you purchase, do your homework.

Know what wreath style you want this season and determine if the florals or greenery are readily available.

Then search for a “seen better days wreath” with a good base.

If you can remove all the damaged or faded materials and cost-effectively add the new materials, then it’s a good purchase.

# 10 – Nature Inspired Dishes, Platters, Etc.

The trend in Fall dinnerware is classic patterns or solid-colored dishes.

You can opt for nature-inspired fall dishes to update your tablescapes to be on trend this fall. Simple fall leaves, wheat, pinecones, or fruit look elegant and stylish on any fall table.

Traditional fall patterns such as Spode Thanksgiving China Patterns and serving pieces will always be on trend.

#11 – Planters and Galvanized Containers

My day is made when I find an old galvanized tub or bucket to add to my porches and landscape.

In addition, vintage concrete planters are another trending thrifted home decor find. Look for both urn-style and garden statuary-style planters.

This crusty concrete bunny planter added so much interest to the porch for summer. Don’t you think she will look great holding a mum or a pumpkin for fall?

Trending Home Decor for Fall Decorating - Concrete Statuary Bunny Planter

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More Thrifting Adventures With The Gals

Next, head over to Michele from Vintage Home Designs for her tips on styling thrift store and estate sale treasures.

Michelle At Vintage Home Designs / Ann at Dabbling and Decorating

Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest / Kristin at White Arrows Home

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11 Best Trending Home Decor Ideas To Thrift For This Fall

michele - vintage home designs

Friday 18th of August 2023

So many great treasures Rachel! And I love the covered brown transferware dish!

Thanks so much for letting me join "Thrifting with the Gals" again.


Friday 18th of August 2023

Michele, You are welcome any time. Thank you for sharing.


Thursday 17th of August 2023

So many amazing ideas Rachel. Love the colored glassware, your milk glass, and so many other goodies. Happy thrifting!


Friday 18th of August 2023

Ann, Thank you Ann. Thrifting is so much fun.

Robyn Huff

Thursday 17th of August 2023

These are such great tips and a perfect shopping list! Can't believe those books for 25 cents! What a great find!


Friday 18th of August 2023

Robyn, I failed to mention they needed to be aired out. A little old and musty. LOL

Michelle |Thistle Key Lane

Wednesday 16th of August 2023

Excellent advise Rachel! I'm making a special trip today to a "new to me" thrift store about 30 minutes away, and I really hope to find some good buys!