If you’re anything like me, your home decor changes with the seasons. And right now, I’m filled with fall decor ideas!
As summer draws to a close, I tuck away lightweight fabrics and fruity scents to make way for cozy knits and warm autumnal colors. But instead of kitschy Halloween decorations, I like to add sophisticated seasonal decor I can keep out until it’s time to put up my Christmas lights.
Even the simplest of swaps— such as changing pillow covers, table decorations, or wall art— can instantly transform your home from a summer sanctuary to an inviting autumn space. So to help you cozy up your space, I’ve rounded up five of my top fall decor ideas below.
These 5 fall decor ideas are guaranteed to add a chic, cozy feel to your home.
Opt for a warm autumnal color palette.
When swapping out your home decor for fall, stick to a warm autumnal color palette of oranges, reds, yellows, and browns. Reminiscent of changing leaves, these earthy hues have a distinctly fall feel. Incorporate your seasonal palette throughout the house using color-coordinated pillows, tabletop decorations, or even a chic hand-blown drinkware set. Your place will instantly feel a bit more inviting.
Add textured throw blankets and accent pillows.
Now that temperatures are dropping, it’s time to swap out lightweight summer linen and cotton for heavier knits and faux-fur fabrics. Chunky knit throw blankets, faux-fur pillow covers, and sheepskin rugs make your couch, bed, and accent chairs feel super soft and cozy. On a cold November morning, all you’ll want to do is curl up with a cup of coffee, a comfy fall outfit, and a good book— preferably in front of a crackling fireplace.
For Fall 2021, I can’t get enough of the luxurious throw blankets, pillows, and bedding sets from The Citizenry. While their products are a bit of a splurge, they’re well worth it! The global home decor brand uses superior-quality, ethically sourced natural fibers like wool and leather. Not to mention, many of their products are handmade by skilled artisans to preserve traditions and celebrate the incredible craftsmanship around the globe.
Add inviting lighting that doubles as art.
As the days get shorter, you’ll need to come up with a few fall lighting solutions to brighten your space after the sun goes down. Instead of harsh overhead lighting or boring table lamps, liven up your space using artsy accent lights, string lights, and unique floor lamps. Not only will they accommodate for the lack of natural light, but they’ll add a sophisticated feel to the room. These fall lighting ideas are guaranteed conversation starters.
Stick to simple, sophisticated seasonal decor.
Less is more when it comes to seasonal fall decor. Focus on sticking to a cohesive color palette full of different textures and classic fall symbols. A few simple pumpkins on your tabletop or a festive doormat in your entryway can be just as effective as kitschy spiderwebs and ghosts. While some Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations detract from your space, these sophisticated seasonal decorations do anything but.
Set the mood with fall scents.
Home decor is about more than just what you see with your eyes. It’s about what you hear, smell, taste, and feel. A space that engaging all your senses feels more interesting, more inviting, and more memorable for your guests.
And if there’s one thing that sets the mood of your space, it’s scent. Nothing beats coming home to a space that smells incredible. This autumn, look for warm, spicy fragrances that include notes of bergamot, leather, cinnamon, clove, and sandalwood. While fall scented candles are a no-brainer, don’t forget about reed diffusers, room sprays, and essential oils too.
Homesick Pumpkin Picking Reed Diffuser ($39)