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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The inky blue ottoman and angular, earthy side tables ground this light and airy living room decorated by Jess Bunge of Emily Henderson Design.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get your powder room in the fall mood with a dramatic marble sink vanity, rose gold lighting and accents, and a sleek, mysterious wallpaper.
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.
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.
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.