This autumn, fall in love with your home. Cool weather gives everyone a good excuse to get cozy by bringing in new décor with beautiful colors and soft textures.
If harvest colors don’t motivate you, you don’t have to use them in your décor. Neutral tones can be just as comfy, so feel free to go as rustic or as modern as you like, color-wise.
Decorating your place for autumn is one way to practice self-care. When you add warmth and beauty to your home, you bring those qualities into your everyday life. Pour a mug of spiced apple cider and get ready to redecorate. Here are a few great products to get you started.
1. Cushy throw pillows
Begin your fall redecorating modestly with some sweet accessories. Fall is a good time to freshen up a bedroom or living room with new throw pillows. They add comfort, complement the furniture, and make a room look more finished. Layer a furry pillow with a colorful pillow for a cozy look.
The Kathi lined cotton throw pillow at Wayfair has just enough autumn color to get into the spirit of the season but not so much that you can’t leave it out on the couch all year. Use it next to the Authier Shaggy throw pillow for a winning combination.
- Get the Authier Shaggy Faux Fur Throw Pillow at Wayfair for $46.99
- Get the Bungalow Rose Kathi Lined Cotton Throw Pillow at Wayfair for $31.99
2. Chunky knits to cuddle with
A textured throw blanket is especially appealing when it’s chilly outside. Toss one on a chair or couch to transform the room. It’s nice to wrap up in a blanket while you’re watching TV. If you’re like me, when you’re hanging out on a crisp day, you’ll end up wrapping it around your shoulders and wearing it like a scarf. The Jersey Rope Chunky Knit throw from Nordstrom comes in two non-cliched fall colors and rocks a hand-knitted look.
3. A rustic rack to display blankets
If you have so many throws that they’ve outgrown the couch, a blanket ladder is a good solution. Part storage and part décor, a handmade wooden ladder like the one from Sandstone & Sage works with many styles of rooms: farmhouse, beachy, boho, or modern. Drape a few throw blankets over it to add some fall flavor.
4. A toasty, fluffy comforter
Fall nights make it easier to sleep, especially when you can fall into bed to snooze under a delightful comforter. The challenge is finding one that feels luxurious but doesn’t break the budget. The Linenspa All-Season Down Alternative Quilted Comforter is a fabulous pick. In our comforter tests, our tester found it to be super soft, a great value, and incredibly warm. And to change up the look, use the sewn-in loops to secure your favorite duvet around the comforter.
5. Velvety flannel sheets
With warm flannel sheets on the bed, your bedroom will become your fall sanctuary. Every cold night, your bed will beckon once you pull on the Pinzon Signature Cotton sheets. These 100% cotton sheets have garnered raves across their 4,500-plus reviews on Amazon. Choose a subtle neutral color or a floral. (Go for the floral in Amethyst—they’re gorgeous.) Flannel sheets tend to lose some lint in the laundry but these should comfort you for years.
6. A classic spa robe
Easily the best part of an autumn day is when you can close the door on the outside world and put on a plush bathrobe. Fall is the time to replace your old robe. Your bathroom will look amazing with one or two of The Company Store’s robes hanging on the back of the door. With 10 colors to choose from, you can style them any way you’d like.
7. Multiple rugs for warm feet
Cold floors mean cold feet. Your room will look and feel more snug when you layer on some pretty rugs this fall. Decorators say the design of a room starts with the rug, so this season, get started. Doubling up rugs lets you mix patterns, textures, and colors. In a minimalist room with no architectural features, area rugs add personality. Wayfair has some beauties right now. A dark red rug with an intricate pattern, the Mistana Brandt rug will look amazing in a living space with a gray tile-motif rug like the Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Samira Shag.
- Get the Mistana Brandt Burgundy Area Rug at Wayfair starting at $29.09
- Get the Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Samira Shag Ivory/Gray Area Rug at Wayfair starting at $34.91
8. Seasonal wall art
Find room in the gallery wall for autumnal art. A small framed picture from Anthropologie in shades of red and orange blends modern style with a timely theme. The bright colors add spark and character to a room, so there’s no reason to take it down when fall is over.
9. Fancy vases to fill with branches
Some of the most beautiful accents to add to your home this fall are right at hand. You only have to go out in your yard or to a nearby park to find them. The branches you pick up deserve a textured metal vase to make them look as fancy as if a florist arranged them.
10. Acorn string lights
The sentimental among us crave golden autumn light. It gets dark early in fall, so hang up a string of acorn-shaped fairy lights to illuminate your home. The Bohon LED string lights are safe to use outdoors as well, so buy an extra strand to drape around the front door.
11. An essential oil diffuser for a fragrant home
Set a mood of autumn in your home with an essential oil diffuser and a favorite scented oil. The InnoGear Upgraded 150ml Diffuser brings a delightful, welcoming aroma, and it’s fun to experiment to find a scent that says fall to you. The diffuser gives off a friendly glow while imparting delicious smells throughout the home.
Picture yourself lounging on the couch reading on a chilly autumn night. At your side is a small brass table, just the right size for a book and a warm drink. The Ophdahl table is only a foot tall but its shine really upgrades the look of a room. The style is mid-century and the luster of the metal adds a richness that boring wooden furniture can never aspire to.
13. A comfortable new couch
Nesting at home this fall? A new couch in a neutral color can be dressed up any way you’d like. Here at Reviewed, we tried out a small sofa from Amazon’s Stone & Beam furniture line, the Genesse model. We admired its classic style and smooth, soft upholstery, and found that this couch is well-priced and surprisingly comfortable. The Smokey Blue color is actually a cool gray that would work in many homes and the Fawn is a warm beige that’s very on-trend for 2020.
14. Pumpkins in unusual colors
Pumpkins are an essential part of the fall season and everyone needs a few on the front porch and inside the house. Not all the pumpkins you can buy are orange—teal is a big fall décor color this year. And teal pumpkins are not just novel—if you put one in front of your house on Halloween, it means you’re handing out non-candy treats. But fall extends beyond Halloween and a few teal pumpkins can look amazing on your dining table among a group of orange and white ones.
15. A fresh color on the walls
Walls this fall should draw color from the natural world. An earthy green like Behr’s Back to Nature is an ideal backdrop for your life this fall, warmer and more appealing than plain white or drab gray. This shade invites the outdoors in without being overbearing. If you live in a place where the trees change color, you’ll enjoy the way this soft green harmonizes with the autumn leaves. And when the trees are bare later in the season, you’ll be happy to have a little green around.
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