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5 Cozy Ways to Get Your Home Decor Ready For Fall

5 Cozy Ways to Get Your Home Decor Ready For Fall

Updated: 9/2022

It’s hard to believe that fall is almost here. This may provide some needed relief from the heat and, for others, a sadness that summer is fading. Wherever you are when it comes to the seasons, here are 5 simple and cozy ways to get your home decor ready for fall.

Check out other ways to refresh your home without breaking the bank for some great design ideas as well. 

1| Add Some Soft Lighting

Any interior designer will tell you that candles or soft lighting are a sophisticated yet straightforward way to make your fall home decor come alive. Candles infuse living spaces with a fall ambiance. Or add candle holders to a coffee table or mantle, and you’ve got the living room decorating down. 

Fall candle flavors like pumpkin spice or Tahitian vanilla invite your guests to settle in and stay awhile. Candles even make fall kitchen decorating a breeze. Place a fall candle as a centerpiece on an island, and the room changes in a snap. 

Sea & Grass makes small-batched candles that have a seagrass wrap. The earthy texture of the natural fiber in a soft brown gives the candles an elevated feel.

Plus, the candles are eco-friendly and come in a reusable glass. Once the candles burn out, you clean the high-grade vessel and have a cocktail tumbler or water glass. 

2| Invest In Some Table Runners

One elegant fall decorating tip is to change out your table runners. In seconds, your coffee table or dining table becomes a fall centerpiece. Choose fall table runner patterns in plaid, paisley, or leaves in deep rich oranges, reds, and browns to really give off that fall country living vibe. 

fall table runner

Photo Courtesy Pottery Barn

Or, if subtlety is your style, autumn woodland animals in lighter colors are an excellent addition. Also, runners are a perfect home decor addition to your Thanksgiving table. in 

3| Change Out the Throw Pillows

One cozy fall addition that transforms living spaces is to swap out the throw pillows. Instead, choose pillows in fall colors in different patterns, shapes, and sizes. We love the pillows shaped like gourds in rich velvet. You can even add a throw blanket or wall art, and you have fall living room decor instantly. 

fall throw pillows

Photo Courtesy of Target

When the autumn season ends, you can pack up the throw pillows and use them the following season. It makes fall decorating super easy and sustainable. 

4| Sprinkle With Mini-pumpkins

Nothing says fall decorating like mini pumpkins or gourds! Adding the real thing or deluxe faux ones to your dining room centerpiece or even your front porch is as easy as pie. Center them around a ceramic vase or on a placemat, and fall has arrived. 

fall mini pumpkins
Photo Courtesy of Midwest Living 

Another idea is to decorate mini-pumpkins with the kids. You now have a fun kid activity that makes for some cozy fall home decor. 

5| Blend Fall Colors

Nothing says the season has arrived more than fall colors when it comes to fall home decorating ideas. The autumn palette includes shades like deep green, apple cider, and burnt orange. While these rich colors maybe your favorite palette choice all year, you don’t have to commit past the season. 

fall color scheme

Photo Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens

You can add a throw blanket, fill a seagrass straw basket with fall leaves, or even a few throw pillows, and you’ll be right in step with fall decor trends.  

Talia basket for home decor

Talia Basket

Some Good Housekeeping Tips

Besides decorating your home, preparing for the fall season also means that it’s time to make sure the rest of the house is ready as well. Some simple things you can do is change out the bedding from the summer sheets to the warmer ones. 

burnt orange bedding

Photo Courtesy of The Bedding Art

Perhaps, it’s time to stock up on firewood or clean out the gutters. Another tip is to check the furnace or heating system before winter settles in. And plant some flower bulbs before the ground freezes. This way, when spring arrives, so do your flowers. Good flowers to grow are daffodils, irises, tulips, hyacinths, or lilies. When the bulbs burst out of the ground in spring, you'll be glad you took the time! 

Autumn is a time to snuggle down and prepare for winter. But when you spruce up your fall home decor with these simple, budget-friendly tips, you’ll be embracing the season in style. The best part is that it won’t break the bank. 


Amber Roshay is a content manager who helps brands connect and grow. She's been featured on Business InsiderMotherlyThe Write Life, and more. When she's not writing content, she's enjoying the beach with her family in San Diego.


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