45 Fall Decorating Ideas To Help You Live Your Coziest Life

Sheepskin throws, plaid accents, warm colors, and more.

fall decorating ideas
Arent & Pyke

Ah, fall—it has so much more to offer than just pumpkin spice lattes and apple picking photoshoots. 'Tis the season for more indoor hangouts, time spent at home, and brilliant, warm colors, all of which makes fall decorating especially lovely and important. And since the year's coziest decor season has arrived, we came up with forty-five fresh fall decorating ideas and designer tips to help you get your own home ready. From easy but transformative updates to fun design challenges and projects, these autumn-appropriate decorating ideas won't let you down. Get ready to pile on the plaid, go all out on the throw pillows—and don't forget the firewood.

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fall paint colors
Felix Forest
Paint an Accent Wall

Decorate in greens and browns to bring some earthiness to your room. A deep blue-green tone like this one in a space by Arent & Pyke is perfect for a smaller nooks to create a fully cocooned environment.

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easy fall decorating ideas 
Fantastic Frank
Throw on a Sheepskin

Sheepskin is peak cozy—instead of using it as a rug, drape it over a chair for a more inviting dining nook. It's easy and affordable but also transformative.

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fall dining room decor ideas 
Tasmin Johnson
Swap Out Slipcovers

The casual, contemporary look mixed with more formal touches makes this dining room designed by Tasmin Johnson truly striking and unique. To keep things fresh, bring in new slipcovers in autumn hues.

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outdoor decor for fall
Arent & Pyke
Ready Your Porch

Say goodbye to bug bites and sweaty nights. Restyle your outdoor space for chillier months by investing in an outdoor fire pit. Just keep plenty of blankets and firewood nearby as the weather cools off.

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living room decor ideas 
Sara Tramp
Add Earthy Accents

The inky blue ottoman and angular, earthy side tables ground this light and airy living room decorated by Jess Bunge of Emily Henderson Design.

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fall decor ideas
Matthew Williams
Ready the Bar

Keep the ingredients for fall cocktails close by at the bar. If you don't have a built-in home bar, keep your liquor stylishly stocked in an armoire as a "barmoire." A gold tray like the one in this space designed by StudioDB can also help you serve drinks and stay organized when hosting.

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fall decorating ideas for bedroom
Nicole Franzen
Add Some Texture To Your Bed

An easy way to transition a neutral bedroom from summer to fall? Add a dark fur throw. It'll be the best cuddle buddy you ever did have.

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fall entry decor ideas
Tasmin Johnson
Warm Up the Entryway

Now this is how you make an entrance. Designed by Tasmin Johnson, the built-in reading bench is a cozy spot to settle while you take off the layers from the day. If you don't want to invest in a built-in nook like this one, swap out your standard entry table for an upholstered bench. Top it with throw pillows and books for a more home-y entrance.

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fall living room decor
Regan Baker Design
Upgrade your Ottomans

Sure, ottomans and poufs are great any time of year, but they just feel extra comfy in the fall—especially this giant furry one. In this living room designed by Regan Baker Design, a wood stool is covered in a layer of faux fur for a comfy and texture-rich accent.

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fall flower ideas
Tom Ferguson
Fall-ify Your Blooms

Branches covered in burgundy leaves have a decidedly sophisticated aesthetic. They fit in perfectly with this modern dining room designed by Arent & Pyke while the colorful ceramic vase softens things up. Dried florals and leaves are going to be everywhere this fall .

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cozy bedroom decorating tips
Annie SCHLECHTER
Warm Things Up

All the fringe for fall, please. It looks especially cool on throw pillows and blankets. Oh, and of course, don't be afraid to light a fire, especially when you're lucky enough to have one in the bedroom.

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how to decorate for fall 
Sara Tramp
Party-proof the House

This bar cart instantly party-proofs the whole house. Stocked with records and a record place, this bar cart decorated by Emily Henderson instantly party-proofs the whole house. Since you'll be spending more and more time indoors, you'll want to make sure the living room is ready to entertain.

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fall decorating ideas for fall 
Toledo & Geller Design
Opt for Natural Edgy Accents

In this living room design by Toledo Geller, the raw wood coffee table delivers a natural grit. If you aren't ready to invest in a similar staple piece, use coasters with that natural, unprocessed look.

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fall wall decor ideas
Fantastic Frank
Create a Seasonal Gallery Wall

Update your gallery with seasonal artwork. In this modern dining room, the clean-lined, organized composition and black backgrounds give the whole space so much more depth.

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cozy decorating ideas
Reid Rolls
Disguise Your Furnaces

Leanne Ford Interiors built a custom cabinet over this radiator to reclaim the hallway space and turn it into a beautiful little reading nook. The shelf also functions as a makeshift library.

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fall decor ideas
Dustin Askland
Try Faux Fur

In this cool sunken living room designed by Elizabeth Roberts Architecture & Design, h dark gray carpeting and floor cushions poufs ensure maximum comfort. Proof that faux fur can be just as warm and elevated.

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Catherine Kwong Design
Light a Seasonal Candle

Scent plays a huge role in mood, so set the right tone in your home by lighting seasonal candles that make you feel cozy, warm, and ready for the holiday season ahead. Designer Catherine Kwong chose a a Diptique fragrance in a black vessel for a more grounded look.

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bathroom decorating ideas
Commune Design
Choose a Plush Bathmat

This dreamy master bathroom by Commune Design is colorful and energizing while also being calming and laidback. No matter what style your bathroom is, you can get it ready for the chillier season ahead by swapping a summery bathmat with something a little more luxe and h. That way, you won't get cold feet.

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easy fall decorating tips
Arent & Pyke
Swap Out Throw Pillows

If you're looking for a fall decorating idea that's insanely easy but makes a big difference, look no further. This summery white slipcovered sofa in a living room designed by Arent & Pyke gets a fall twist with burgundy and burnt orange velvet throw pillows.

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fall decorating ideas for dining rooms
Reid Rolls
Color-block the Walls

Give your dining room a whole new look and make it feel seasonal by painting half the walls. Choose a small room or make a statement, like Leanne Ford did in this dining room.

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fall interior design ideas
Tessa Neustadt
Spruce Up the Home Office

Fall is all about getting serious about work. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for fun! Spruce up your work station or home office with stylish lighting, inspiring artwork, and playful vases, as seen in this space designed by Emily Henderson. And make sure your desk is well-organized for maximum productivity. That shearling chair is perfect for fall, too.

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fall color ideas
Thomas Loof
Spotlight a Warm Carpet

Swap out your rug for a patterned rug in fall colors—oranges, reds, browns, and purples. It'll instantly made the room feel richer and bold. Designer Nick Olsen gives classic items—like the Persian rug, chestnut bookcase, mini topiary on the mantle, and ornate mirror above the fireplace—a modern twist with an angular glass coffee table and shiny sky blue ceiling paint.

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fall decorating ideas for the bathroom
Dustin Askland
Cozy Up the Bathroom

Who says throws are just for your couch and bed? Add a throw over your bathtub and then deck out an upholstered stool with all your bathtub essentials for the ultimate relaxation station. Elizabeth Roberts brought in more modern lighting and accents as well as sleek storage to keep things contemporary.

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fall decorating ideas
Paul Raeside
Light More Lamps

With the shorter days, you'll want to add brighter lighting to your favorite spaces. In this cozy attic study, a soft glow comes from the corner table lamp while the fun library wallpaper keeps a sense of humor.

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Fantastic Frank
Tent Your Bed

A draped canopy gives the bed a cozy, cocoon-like feel. All the hygge vibes. And who says blue can't work for fall? Hygge is all about creating a cozy, comfortable space, which means choosing things that bring you comfort and joy and put you at east.

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Catherine Kwong
Set a Moodier Table

We're loving the inky matte black and smoky gray plating in this dining room designed by Catherine Kwong. Using darker serveware can make your dinner parties feel fall-ready.

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bathroom decor ideas for fall
Nicole Franzen
Commit to a Wallpaper

Get your powder room in the fall mood with a dramatic marble sink vanity, rose gold lighting and accents, and a sleek, mysterious wallpaper.

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fall decorating ideas for dining room
Reid Rolls
Incorporate Natural Materials

Statement lighting, layered rugs, and a spacious dining table—this calm, cool, and collected dining room designed by Leanne Ford Interiors has it all. A reclaimed wood table is perfect for rustic fall dinners. If you don't want to splurge on a dining table, add in reclaimed wood accents in a bench, chair, or wall art.

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fun fall decorating ideas
Toledo & Geller Design
Throw In an Animal Print

Designed by Toledo Geller, this stairwell is packed with personality without being too over the top. Bold animal prints can fall-ify your more summery pieces, like a floral upholstered chair, beach photography, and light paint color.

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unique dining room ideas 
Reid Rolls
Layer, Layer, Layer

Too many layers and too much fun? No such thing. This unique dining room designed by Leanne Ford. Two overlap to bring more softness and warmth to the converted garage space.

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