As the seasons change, your decor can subtly shift, too. But transitioning your space for the fall season can be tricky: While it can be tempting and fun to consider kitschy autumn decor (hello pumpkins!), more thoughtful decorating choices will take your space to the next level. Whether you choose unique accessories or polished centerpieces, fall decorating is all about adding warmth while showing off your personal style. And even though many fall decorating ideas can be applied to other times of year, there is something special about cozy elements that counteract the crisp weather outside. Read on for decorating tips influenced by our favorite autumn-inspired rooms.
This Victorian house designed by Cecilia Casagrande features decor reminding us of crisp, cool fall weather—from the white and gray woodsy wallpaper to the golden deer bust to the white sheepskin throw.
What’s more “fall” than some fallen leaves? Create a gallery wall of leaves in mismatched frames to bring in a cozy feel like author Kathleen Hackett has done in her house in Maine.
The ground floor in ELLE DECOR visual director David Murphy’s Columbia County, New York, retreat incorporates fall hues throughout. In the dining area, pops of a muted blue on the chairs and rug complement the the sand-toned shiplap walls and wood furniture.
Let this built-in-bar area in an Upper East Side apartment inspire your next fall cocktail hour. All you need are vibrant glasses in shades like blue, green, and orange, and warm gold accents.
An easy update to a room is a fresh coat of paint. For fall, opt for a warm tone. A pale yellow covers the walls in Julia Reed’s New Orleans living room along with traditional furniture pieces to match
A skirt on a powder room sink can go a long way to conceal unsightly plumbing and add a serious dose of grandmillennial chic. We love the rust-colored floral that textile designer Remy Renzullo selected for this Hamptons home.
NEUTRAL PATTERNS AND TEXTURE
Cozy patterns and textures can work well together in any context. For fall, these neutral textiles along with tan and khaki textured details, like the headboard and rug, bring a sense of style and comfort to this East Hampton, New York, guest bedroom.
The neutral tones in the furniture, accessories, and framed maps add a rustic touch to this historic Hamptons living room—perfect for the fall season.
DEEP JEWEL TONES
The jewel-toned, multicolored dining chairs designed by the homeowner and interior designer Juliana Lima Vasconcellos add a colorful flair to her stylish Rio de Janeiro dining room.
AN AUTUMNAL CENTERPIECE
A bright and airy New York City dining room features a large, leafy centerpiece, which lends a subtle pop of autumnal color.