Are you looking to freshen up your fall decor? Here are 5 quick ways to spruce up your home for autumn.
Me too!!! I’m on the hunt for some pretty warm neutrals and found a bunch of gorgeous fall decor that I think you’ll love too.
With the temps cooling down, the leaves are changing and we are getting back into some sort of school routine.
I’m a little sad that my younger two went back to college, so I’m diving right into fall decorating and gardening to take my mind off them leaving the nest.
Last fall, I was inspired by my gardens and decorated my home with a rich fall palette and it was really beautiful!
But this year, I’ve toned it down a little and decorated it with warm timeless neutrals and lots of garden-inspired decor.
Are you ready to start decorating for fall too?
Here are 5 quick ways to spruce up your fall decor!
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5 Quick Ways to Spruce Up Your Fall Decor
As the leaves start to change and the air becomes crisp, it’s the perfect time to give your home a cozy, autumnal makeover.
Fall is all about warmth, comfort, and embracing the beauty of nature’s transformation.
Here are five quick and easy changes you can make to spruce up your home decor for fall.
Swap Out Throw Pillows
One of the simplest and most effective ways to give any room an instant fall makeover is by changing your throw pillows.
Opt for pillows in warm, earthy tones such as deep reds, oranges, and mustard yellows. But you can also experiment with different textures like velvet or faux fur to add a touch of luxury and comfort.
Consider incorporating nature-inspired patterns like leaves, acorns, or plaid for an extra dose of fall charm.
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to change out my throw pillows. Oftentimes, I just buy new pillow covers because they are easier to store than actual pillows.
But throw pillows add such a vibe when it comes to seasonal home decor. So consider changing them out freshen up your home.
Fall Throw Pillow Ideas
Because I’ve been shopping around for new fall throw pillows, here are a few that I found that you may want to check out.
If you want to try and pair down your pillow inventory, going with a mix and match style is effortless because it’s set and forget.
I bought these for my living room in spring and they were equally amazing in the fall. And yes, they are a little pricier, but if you aren’t switching your pillows out every season, it’s about the same and a lot less work in the long run!
You can shop these effortless styles here.
Of course, if you love the quintessential colors and textures of fall, I got you.
I decorate with warm neutrals in the living room, but went a little deeper with my autumn color palette in the family room this year.
So if you want to warm up your indoor spaces with some cozy fall colors, check out these throw pillow ideas.
I dropped by Walmart to see what they had for fall and was pleasantly surprised with the affordability AND quality!
They’ve really upped their game with home decor over the last few years and I love these looks.
Sometimes you have to shop around to pull a look together and find the best deals.
To shop these looks and more, click here.
While you are decorating your indoor spaces, don’t forget your outdoor living spaces too. Because there are lots of great outdoor pillows that will create a beautiful fall look too.
Pottery Barn has some gorgeous boho looks that I love. I really drawn to the round pillows this year.
Change Your Area Rug
Another way to transform the look and feel of a room is by switching out your area rugs. Replace your lighter, summer rugs with ones that have rich, autumnal colors or natural textures like jute or sisal.
A deep, burgundy rug or a rustic, woven rug can instantly warm up your space and create a cozy atmosphere.
And if you have wall-to-wall carpet, don’t be afraid to layer an area rug on top under a seating area to help anchor that space.
Way back when I probably wouldn’t suggest this as a change, but there are SO many great affordable area rugs out there that make it so easy to change it up for the season.
I LOVE the area rug in my formal living room. It’s got all those rich earthy warm neutrals. And it looks amazing all year round.
I’ve been doing a lot of shopping for area rugs over the last year. It’s been a bit of a challenge finding ones that work with both my travertine tile and wood floors.
You can find affordable area rugs that you can swap out seasonally or use year-round. I lean towards year-round use, but I know a lot of people that prefer to use them more seasonally.
You’d be surprised how much a new area rug will refresh your space with a whole new look.
Here are a few ideas I found while shopping around.
If you love a washable rug, check out these finds from Ruggable.
Add Cozy Fall Linens
Extend the fall feeling to your bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen by adding cozy fall linens.
Swap out your lightweight summer bedding for flannel or cotton sheets in warm colors like rust, forest green, or deep brown. Add some cozy chunky knit throws.
In the kitchen, replace your everyday dishtowels and oven mitts with fall-themed options featuring pumpkins, leaves, or harvest motifs.
Target has some great fall looks and scented candles. You can shop some of my favorite finds here.
And in the bathroom, refresh your hand and bath towels. It’s such an easy change to make that will have a great impact on the space.
Depending on the vibe I’m going for, even a small fall-inspired towel can make a big impact in a small space.
I LOVE the fall color palette of these bath towels. Aren’t they gorgeous?
I am a HUGE fan of Pottery Barn bedding. It’s always so soft, is high quality, and made to last.
I bought this bedding a few years ago for my bedroom. And I love the green. But I’m shopping around for another layer of bedding to get a cozier look.
I am in love with this floral pattern duvet. If my wall-to-wall rug wasn’t full of flowers, I would buy it.
To shop more of my favorite fall looks from Pottery Barn, click here.
Don’t Forget the Fall Florals and Decor
Place them in vases or rustic containers and scatter them throughout your home. The vibrant colors and natural beauty of these flowers will instantly elevate your fall decor.
I’m a huge fan of plants and flowers, both real and faux. They make spaces feel more alive, provide lots of character, and help boost the mood.
If you prefer low-maintenance decor, consider using faux flowers and stems. High-quality artificial flowers can look remarkably realistic and last throughout the entire fall season.
Create eye-catching centerpieces or adorn your mantel with a mix of faux fall foliage and flowers. You can even add some fairy lights for an extra touch of magic.
You can make your faux plants and flowers look more real if you mix them with live ones.
Tuck some faux autumn leaf sprigs on a shelf and bam, you’ve got a fall vibe.
Much like plants and florals, it’s essential to add pumpkins, gourds, or berries to spruce up fall decor.
Even one simple pumpkin on a shelf can spruce up fall decor.
Lately, I’m loving these dried gourds that I found on Etsy. I bought some last year and wound up purchasing a bunch more this year because I love the look!
And don’t forget your doors! Whether it is the front entry, porch, or interior door, wreaths add such a cozy touch.
I shopped around for some fall faux flowers and stems because I like to add to my collection every year.
Scented Candles and Mood Lighting are Must-Haves
When it comes to creating an immersive fall atmosphere in your home, don’t overlook the power of scent.
Fall-scented candles can play a pivotal role in enhancing the ambiance and making your space feel even cozier.
Nothing feels like fall more than some warm, glowing fall-scented candles. Pumpkin spice anyone?
Tip: Look for ones with timers or remotes – it makes it SO much easier to turn several on.
More About Sprucing Up the Home For Fall
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My Favorite Fall Decor Finds
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