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12 Cozy Ways To Decorate Your Home For Fall

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How To Make Your Home Cozy For Fall

Are you starting to crave that pumpkin spice latte that warms you up from the inside out? In a similar way, I look forward to having a fire in the fireplace and preparing my home for fall.

As temperatures dip, it’s time to bring some warmth into your home using fall decor. Fall decorating is easy and it does not have to be expensive either. Fall decor doesn’t have to be in brown, rust or orange tones either. Lean into warm tones like rich creams that remind your of your favorite wool knit sweater. The arrival of fall offers an opportunity for new decor and slight change in color tones in the house. It doesn’t have to be major.

To give your home that warm and inviting fall feeling, you don’t have to change out all of your decor, we have some easy fall decorating ideas for you. The change of seasons calls for seasonal statements that make your home inviting and cozy.

It’s Time To Make Your Home Homey As Possible

Simple additions like festive fall front door decorations, dining room decor (including fall centerpieces for your dining table and buffet), even fall fireplace mantel decor ideas for the living room offer a very stylish, autumn touch. You’d be surprised how just a couple of plaid pillows and woven blankets make a huge impact.

Whether you like to go all out, or just do some simple seasonal items to your space that will add fall foliage and autumn color. It’s up to you how you like to create a cozy home of your dreams. We want to share some of the most popular fall decorating ideas for your living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen, and more.

Keep Your Fall Decorating Easy

A few simple fall pieces will take you all the way from September through Thanksgiving, which means you won’t have to change a thing until the holidays.  Since I’m all about keeping things easy and affordable, most of the autumn decorating ideas in this post incorporate things you probably have around the house or yard. 

Maple branches offer foliage that is so beautiful because of the rich color.   Other branches that look equally pretty are anything with berries (just keep them out of reach of kids!), Aspen Leaf, as well as Oak.

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Front Door Fall Decor

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1. Bring The Outside In

Take a walk in your yard and garden and look for rustic wood sticks, pinecones, acorns, curly willows.  try incorporating some large branches, pampas grass or greenery,

Choose a favorite fall bloom for an instant touch of autumn. Arrange marigolds, sunflowers, chrysanthemums, or another fall flower in a vase to place on your bathroom vanity or an open shelf. An arrangement of a single flower variety offers elegant simplicity, while a mixed bouquet dials up the flair.

2. Cluster Candlesticks Or Lanterns

Create a warm display of candles and natural leaves to add drama to a space.Add scented candles…everywhere! I love lighting candles that offer a smell of fall like apple, pumpkin, vanilla. So cozy!

Bay Window Reading Nook

3.  Create A Cozy Reading Spot

Layer thick cozy blankets and fall colored pillows in a comfy nook along with a reading light and a small table you can place your warm tea or coffee on.  Somewhat enclosed spaces, like the window bench in my family room, seem to have built-in coziness…take advantage of it by making it a good place to s9.  Pile on thicker, heavier linens in the bedroom

Mix various materials to offer texture variance and interest such as faux-fur and wool.

4. Candles

Inexpensive and an easy way to add ambience, candles are a great way to set the scene for a cozy/comfortable evening in. And let’s be honest, with scents that range from pumpkin pie to freshly-picked apples, you won’t be able to resist keeping your home smelling sweet all season long.

5. Add Warmth Underfoot and On Top

Add warmth underfoot with soft woven rugs. Lush rugs offer the perfect cush in every step. Lay gorgeous rugs to give you that cozy fall feeling. Pile on thicker, heavier linens,coverlets and blankets in the bedroom. Mix various materials to offer texture variance and interest such as faux-fur and wool and layer them on top of your bed. For more ideas on how to create a beautiful layered bed, see here.

Cozy Bedroom for fall
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Glassybaby On Mantle
Glassybaby Votives in soft warm fall colors

6. Decorate Your Fireplace Mantle

Your mantel likely takes pride of place in a room where curling up and keeping cozy is one of the most important autumnal activities. Whether you’re looking for a pretty mantle-scape or a subtle nod to the changing seasons that will make your fireplace feel cozy from bottom to top. 

When dressing your mantel for fall, it isn’t necessary to change out all the items that usually live there. Simply swap out an existing frame with a fall print or your own photography of an autumn scene. Complete the vignette of fall mantel decor with a few miniature pumpkins and pillar candles.

Mantle pumpkin

Some other ideas include arranging pine cone cones or acorns in some carefully chosen vases, hurricane jars or wooden bowls for an organized look, or arrange foliage to drape across the mantel and even down the sides to the hearth.

You can’t go wrong with placing candles on your mantle or use warm toned glassybaby votives and line the mantle for a clean Autumn look.

7. Add Lots of Woven Texture

Woven baskets stuffed with woven blankets is a fun way to incorporate texture into your home. I love these baskets below. Perfect for storing shoes, linens, toys, magazines, logs and much more.

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Fall Decor Ideas
Sprinkle In Plaid Accents or Burlap

Whether through a pillow, throw blanket, tablecloth or other decor accent, working in plaid is a quick and transformative way to make your home feel fall-ready.

Black and white check fabric
Photo from Crown Linen Designs

Adding burlap is another way to incorporate into your fall decorating plan. Burlap pumpkins, table runners or 3 inch thick ribbon made of burlap can be used in so many ways.

8. Spice Up Your Front Door With A Simple Expensive Wreath

Nothing says “fall” more than a beautifully decorated front door. A door that welcomes you with a beautiful wreath covered in fall foliage and seasonal blooms. But fall wreaths can go a lot further than few leaves in some bright colors—they can elegant and minimalist, fun and colorful, or even made of felt. Create your own DYI fall wreath using faux berries, blooms and branches from your backyard.

I adore understated fall wreaths with soft greens and creams. Simple wreaths may also include dried wheat or grass on a metal or stick hoop. Add a pretty textured ribbon in a fall color to tie the look together, and to provide an easy way to hang it.

Front Porch Decorting

9. Front Porch

If you have room on your front porch, consider the traditional dried corn stalks, hay bales that will offer a festive harvest aesthetic. Add pumpkins and gourds around the hay bales. Use decorative greenery, like eucalyptus leaves, to fill any negative space between plantings, pumpkins, and other front porch decor.

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My front porch last year

MUMS! Mums are inexpensive and perfect for your front porch. Place them on your steps to add color and joy through November.

Swap out your door mat with a fun fall mat that will welcome guests with smile.

Consider placing lanterns with battery operated candles that will radiate a warm glow at night..

Head over to trader joe’s for some inexpensive potted plants to line your front porch with. If you are into decorating for Halloween, it’s never too early to display fun Halloween decorations for any kid.

10. Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere

Nothing says fall more than a pumpkin. The great thing about decorating with pumpkins is that it’s ideal for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. If you are like me and have more cool tones in your house, it’s fun to use white pumpkins over orange pumpkins.

Blue and White pumpkin
Painted pumpkins

Have fun with all sorts of pumpkins. I had fun painting faux pumpkins last season in a Chinoiserie design. Blown glass and velvet pumpkins are gorgeous too.

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Quick pumpkin decor ideas:

  • Sprinkle little white pumpkins throughout the house. White goes with everything. Use orange pumpkins where you can.
  • Paint Pumpkins. See my Chinoiserie painted pumpkin tutorial here. 
  • I love Chinoiserie- so I am paining pumpkins (either faux or white pumpkins) with blue and white chalk- paint and, accent the pumpkins with antiqued florals.
  • Berry wrapped pumpkins
  • Add visual interest to white pumpkins (or white faux pumpkins) by wrapping them with berry garland. You can go with the real deal or purchase an artificial version ($9, Michaels). Vary the size of your pumpkins for visual interest.

11. Fall Tablescape Ideas

HOW TO CREATE A TABLESCAPE IN SIX (6) EASY STEPS:

  1. Lay the foundation of your table with a runner or tablecloth. I love to use runners. Pick a cloth or runner that leaves most of your table bare. Go for a color that compliments the dining room chairs and other decorations in the room.
  2. Pick a simple centerpiece and place it in the middle of the table. The centerpiece will help the table look interesting while still keeping it clean and empty. Choose your centerpiece size based on the size of your table, and place it on top of the table runner or table cloth.Choose a centerpiece that fits your table’s space. Aim to having the tallest and largest part of the centerpiece in the center of the table and other smaller pieces out toward the sides. When using multiple candles or flower vases, use odd numbers because they are more pleasing to the eye.
  3. Organize in sets of three. 
  4. Put decorations around the centerpiece if you like an eclectic style. When a large centerpiece isn’t enough to satisfy your decorating needs, place small items that match your theme between the larger pieces.
  5. Pick placemats that compliment the tablecloth
  6. Make sure you add texture to the table with wood, leaves, pine cones etc. 

For Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas see this article:

Here are some lovely ideas to explore:

All different shades of fall decor-

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11.  Fall Tablescape Ideas-

How To Create A tablescape In  six (6) Easy Steps:

  1. Lay the foundation of your table with a runner or tablecloth. I love to use runners. Pick a cloth or runner that leaves most of your table bare. Go for a color that compliments the dining room chairs and other decorations in the room.
  2. Pick a simple centerpiece and place it in the middle of the table. The centerpiece will help the table look interesting while still keeping it clean and empty. Choose your centerpiece size based on the size of your table, and place it on top of the table runner or table cloth.Choose a centerpiece that fits your table’s space. Aim to having the tallest and largest part of the centerpiece in the center of the table and other smaller pieces out toward the sides. When using multiple candles or flower vases, use odd numbers because they are more pleasing to the eye
  3. Organize in sets of three. 
  4. Put decorations around the centerpiece if you like an eclectic style. When a large centerpiece isn’t enough to satisfy your decorating needs, place small items that match your theme between the larger pieces.
  5. Pick placemats that compliment the tablecloth
  6. Make sure you add texture to the table with wood, leaves, pine cones etc. 

For Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas see this article:

Here are some lovely ideas to explore:

Photo from Crown Linen Designs

12.  Create an Outdoor Room

There is nothing like having guests enjoy an enclosed plush sitting area that boasts candles and a fireplace.  Gather warm blankets for each guest and decorate the yard or patio area with lanterns and overhead strung lights for the extra glow. 

Wine in the yard **nominated**
Wine and fire pit

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2 Comments

  1. Chris Bear says:

    Such great ideas–you inspire me Lisa!!

  2. Helene Mayer says:

    J’aime ton blog, je suis nouvelle, je vais essayer de faire des post-it.. à bientôt!!

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