I use baskets all year long, but in the fall I go overboard. I bring them out and stuff them with pumpkins, pine cones, fall florals, leaves, etc.
Another easy way to add fall touches around your house is to just fill a large bowl with fruit, wicker, and twigs. Easy peasy, right?
A jar of sunflowers is a great way to make the transition from late summer / early fall. Fresh is nice but faux works just fine too in my opinion.