Looking for ideas for cozy autumn living room decor? Wondering how to make your living room cozy for fall? Check out these 5 easy tips for decorating your room fall, turning your room into a cozy and welcoming space without costing a lot of time or money.
Fall is the season of knits and sweaters, of boots and scarfs, of snuggling under warm blankets with a hot cup of tea. Fall means decorating with pinecones and pumpkins and bringing warmer colors and soft textures.
I love decorating for fall. It is my favorite season. So please feel welcome in my fall home, and let me show you how I transition my room from summer into cozy living room decor.
Welcome to Songbird. I am so glad you are here to celebrate the start of my favorite decorating season with me. If you are visiting from Harbour Breeze Home nice to meet you. My home decorating blog buddies have put together a fall home tour today, and we are all sharing how we are getting our homes ready for fall.
By the way, as you were entering…
Did you have time to check out my fall hallway decor? I am especially proud of the way I hung that beautiful wreath in such a small and narrow entryway.
What Makes a Living Room Cozy?
To make a living room cozy for fall, it is best to make your decorating choices based on satisfying all five senses. Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere by choosing the best fall colors, incorporating scents, soft fabrics, and lots of textures.
Fall is such a wonderful season. It really can play a trick on all our senses. One minute it is cold and wet, and the next, the weather feels warm and summery again. The colors of the fall leaves are so vibrant and energizing. I still love to kick up fallen leaves and listen to the crunching sound they make as I walk through a forest. Oh, and talking about fall forests, how about that earthy smell of moss and bark that surrounds us in the woods? And then there is the smell and taste of hot cider and warm chocolate milk after a brisk walk on an autumn morning.
Truly the fall season is a feast for the senses. So when thinking about making our homes cozy for fall, let’s take our cue from mother nature and decorate our room for all five senses too.
But even with all that, let’s not forget to keep fall decorating simple and easy. It is the way to go, after all, if we want to have time left to enjoy the season fully.
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I love this little decorative corner in my fall living room. It has a lot of different textures, a variation of off-white hues, and lots of warm light. The star of this corner is my bohemian style DIY wall hanging, which is complemented by the easy macrame jars.
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How To quickly Add Cozy Autumn Living Room Decor
This fall home decor tour is all about transitioning from summer into fall decorating. I cleared out the most explicit summer decorations and created space for subtle fall design elements. I made my color scheme a bit moodier and added in some darker tones, and I swapped some patterns from stripes and polka dots to faux fur and warm wool.
How To Decorate A Living Room For Fall
Creating a warm and cozy living room for fall is all about pleasing each of the five senses. Get cozy and warm inside by engaging all of your senses and relaxing into the wonderfulness of the fall season.
- Light your favorite scented candles or put a simmer pot on the stove.
- Add some extra soft throws and pillows to your couch to snuggle up in.
- Enjoy the crackling of a wood fire in your fireplace (or on tv if you don’t have a fireplace) and create a fall playlist to play in the background.
- Bake a warm apple pie, make hot apple cider of mulled wine, and put some extra whipped cream on your hot cocoa.
- Hang strings of twinkly lights in your room, light candles in front of a mirror, and use ambient lamps instead of overhead lighting.
If you like these easy ideas for fall decorating, you will love my 7 tips for creating a cozy fall bedroom too!
Best Cozy Fall Living Room Decor Ideas
The way to go to create a cozy room for the season is to put a little bit of your own personal touch into to room by adding a few accents and things that make your living room cozier.
Bring in Fall Colors
It is so easy to transition your living room into fall by simply switching out some colors. For a cozy fall living room, bring in the earthy tones and hues of brown and beige. Add pops of color from bright orange fruits and yellow sunflowers.
You can switch out your pillow covers, throw blankets, and rugs to add to the new color scheme.
Increase the Snuggle Factor
Fall can be wet and cold outside, so what is better than to snuggle up inside under a chunky wool blanket and surrounded by soft, luxurious velvet pillows or faux fur rugs.
Adding lots of soft textures to your fall soft furnishings is a tried and tested way to make your living room feel cozier for fall.
I started my fall living room decorating by changing out the pillow covers to add texture and some natural colors. The DIY faux fur pillows have been with me a long time, and I haven’t used them in ages. I felt like bringing them out now.
Add Warm Light
In fall, the days are getting shorter, and the mood outside can be dull and grey. So for a cozy atmosphere inside, it is essential to take extra good care of your lighting. There are several ways to bring extra warm light into your living room, like hanging twinkly lights in dark corners, placing some candles on top or in front of a mirror, choosing ambient lighting whenever possible, and hanging some extra mirrors to bounce the light around.
Make Your Room Smell Nice
There are so many great options for adding subtle smells and scents to your home. From fragrant candles, house perfumes, and carefully chosen cooking smells.
I love burning a scented candle or using an essential oil diffuser to add a light touch of scent to my room. For fall, I prefer scents with a little orange and cinnamon.
I also found this great simmer pot recipe that I can’t wait to try out.
If you like the wall decor above: it is homemade. You can find the tutorial to make this DIY Fall Pumpkin Wall Decor in a previous post.
Serve Cozy Foods and Drinks
I know that serving foods and drinks is strictly not part of decorating, but in fall, that feels different. Warm apple pie, simmering cider, the smell of pumpkin spice, and a whiff of a hot stew on the stove contribute as much to a cozy fall home as any throw pillow or warm blanket can. So don’t forget the tastes of fall when decorating your room for the season.
Add Fall Sounds to Your Room
The perfect finish to any room decor is to add the right kind of sound. In fall, that means the sound of a crackling fire or soft music playing in the background.
Did you know that there are Youtube channels that play fireplace sounds continuously? I love putting on a faux fire on my tv when reading a book and snuggling up on my couch with the kitty and a hot tea. I have also created a favorite fall playlist to play in the background on my small portable speaker.
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Shop for a Cozy Fall Living Room
I curated a collection of my favorite items to decorate a cozy fall living room. These are the items I used or very similar to create the look and feel of my fall home.
More Fall Decorating Ideas
Please visit my blogging pals who have been decorating their homes for fall too. I am sure you will find lots of ideas for the best fall decor for your home.
Don’t forget to pin this post to your Fall Decorating Board so you can find it again in the future!!
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.