The leaves are changing color, and the hot summer is starting to give way to fall’s crisp, cool air. The changing of the season is a great excuse to decorate! And what better place to start than your living room—the focal point of your home? Bringing the warm, cozy feeling of fall doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. Follow these five fall-inspired living room space ideas to create a space that captures the beauty of the season.
1. Add Fall-Themed Cushions
Bringing a touch of autumn to your couch is as easy as adding a few fall-themed throw pillows to your furniture. If you’re looking to save money or storage space, shop for pillow covers that you can slip on over your current cushions. Both Amazon and Etsy have a huge selection of fall covers, so you’re sure to find something that matches your style.
If you don’t want to overwhelm your living room with pumpkins, consider adding a fun geometric pillow that pulls in some of the colors from the rest of your decor. Even pillows with a cozy texture or simple saying can help you create that warm fall feeling.
2. Display Seasonal Throw Blankets
In addition to cushions, throw blankets are a great way to create an autumn vibe in your living room. You can drape one over your sofa to stay warm while watching your favorite movie or have one near your reading nook to cuddle up in on a rainy fall day.
Look for blankets that have fall colors (orange, red, yellow, burgundy, etc.) or a fall-inspired pattern or texture. You can display these cozy blankets in many ways, including:
- On a blanket ladder or quilt rack
- Rolled up or folded in a decorative basket
- Draped over couches, chairs, or ottomans
- Folded in a farmhouse blanket crate
- Covering wood or wire storage tables
- Hanging from wall hooks or hangers
3. Accentuate Decor with Fall Florals and Foliage
An easy way to bring the stunning colors of fall into your living room is with florals and foliage. Whether you prefer real plants or fake, there’s a myriad of ways you can use flowers, pinecones, pumpkins, and gourds throughout your living room.
For example, if you have hanging baskets to grow summer plants like devil’s ivy or morning glory, consider switching those out for a seasonal plant like mums, pansies, or sunflowers. You could also switch the flowers on your coffee table or bookshelf with something more suitable for fall.
Popular fall plants include:
- Round sedum
- Purple fountain grass
- Black-eyed Susan
When selecting flowers, be sure to consider the colors of your current fall decor. Bringing in plants that complement your current colors will help tie everything together.
4. Add Fall Scents
Another great living room space idea is lighting a fall-scented candle. Bath & Body Works, Scentsy, and Yankee Candle each have a huge selection of fall scents. Whether you’re a fan of the classic pumpkin spice or prefer something more woodsy like amber or sandalwood, there are thousands of different scents that can make your home smell great and feel incredibly cozy.
Some popular fall scents include:
- Pumpkin spice
- Apple cinnamon
- Apple cider
- Brown sugar vanilla
- Salted butterscotch
- Harvest pomegranate
- Pumpkin chai
- Pecan pie
5. Decorate Your Mantel
Your mantel can serve as the focal point for your living room and is a great place to capture the essence of fall. The options are endless, whether you want to create a classic look with pumpkins and autumn hues or a bolder look that features unique flowers or vintage artwork.
Great ways to bring fall to your mantelpiece include:
- Leafy garlands
- Halloween decor
- Vintage mirrors
- Wood baskets or frames
- Wheat stalks
- Fall-themed signs or artwork
Remember to keep in mind your other fall decor’s color scheme and theme to ensure everything ties together seamlessly.
Bring the Beauty of Fall to Your Living Room
While creating a seasonal look in your living room is fairly easy, it can be difficult to know where to start. To create a truly beautiful space, consider your theme and color palette first. Are you going for a classic, warm fall look? Or do you want something bolder? Do you gravitate toward neutral colors like gray, tan, or cream, or are darker, moody fall colors like deep purple, burgundy, or olive green? Whatever your preference, deciding which style and colors you want will help you choose your decor more easily.
Regardless of your style, following these fall-inspired living room space ideas ensure you enjoy the fall season in total comfort. So whether you’re looking to pass your time indoors in a cozy, autumn-themed living room or want to create a comfortable space to entertain your friends and family, these decor ideas are a great place to get started.