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August, 2023 | Alyssa Longobucco

15 Fall Decorating Ideas to Get You Excited for the Season

While it may be hard to believe based on the amount you’re currently sweating, fall is just a few months away. In addition to crisper temperatures, cozy season brings with it many other welcome changes, like heartier meals, warmer drinks, and fall decorating ideas that put comfort and style at the forefront.

Before you buy pumpkin everything, know this: Decorating for fall entails more than just a bright orange color palette or a few extra gourds. When done correctly, fall decorating ideas can immediately increase the welcoming, comforting atmosphere of your home, making it the perfect place to hunker down and hibernate. To help you ready your home for the season, we’re rounding up 15 stylish ways to transition your home to fall, from plush area rugs that add softness (and warmth!) underfoot to chic lamps that bring just the right glow as the sun sets early. Combined with other thoughtful tweaks (like autumnal blooms or a new paint color), the picks below will help you welcome fall in style. 

light brown throw blanket

1. RECYCO Cable Knit Throw Blanket


Nothing screams fall quite like cuddling up under a cozy throw for an afternoon of football or a movie night. This chunky knit blanket is like pulling on your favorite fall sweater, with a roomy oversized shape that makes it perfect for pairs. Choose from over a dozen gorgeous hues like cream, sage, rust, and mustard.

2. Provençal Oval Platter


The fall months come with many opportunities for hosting, chief among them Thanksgiving. If you plan on entertaining guests for a seasonal potluck or upcoming holiday, you’ll want to invest in a few fall table decor ideas that allow your favorite recipes to shine. This glazed stoneware serving platter is made in Portugal and comes in a selection of saturated shades, like navy, yellow, and—a fall favorite—green.

green oval serving platter
fall scented candles

3. MLTDCandleCompany Fall Candle Sampler Pack


Scent can have such an impact on the feel of your home, making it a great way to reflect a certain mood or season. This sampler pack from Maryland-based Mltd. Candle Co. pairs your choice of four autumn-scented candles together for a collection that sets an instant seasonal mood. Choose from quintessential fall fragrances like apple cider, brown sugar cinnamon, campfire, maple bourbon, flannel, and more.

4. YourHeartsContent Large Velvet Pumpkins, Set of 3


You didn’t think we’d make you stay away from pumpkins entirely, did you? These plush velvet gourds from Etsy are handmade in a variety of gorgeous hues, each with a realistic resin stem. Contrary to Halloween-themed pumpkins (or the real deal, which rot quickly), these stuffed squashes are practically seasonless and can work as decor from the beginning of September all the way through Thanksgiving.

small velvet pumpkins
welcome mat with pumpkin

5. SadlerDesignsCo Pumpkin Welcome Mat


Greet guests and goblins with a bit of seasonal cheer with help from this natural fiber doormat. Not only does it feature a charming hand-painted illustration (complete with a pumpkin, naturally!), but it’s a practical choice, too. The fibers in the rug are rough and stiff, working to remove fall dirt, grime, and leaves from your shoes before entering your home.

6. Bambüsi Store Bathtub Tray Caddy


As the weather gets colder, your time spent indoors increases—which means your home really needs to feel like a sanctuary. This caddy transforms even the most basic bath into a spa-like escape, with designated spots for your book or e-reader, phone, wine, and more. Our advice? The first time the temps dip below 40 degrees, draw yourself a bubble bath and relax with a thriller fit for spooky season.

bamboo bath tray
multi-colored medallion throw rug

7. Rugs USA Rust Fringed Medallion Area Rug


When it comes to foundational pieces, almost nothing has a bigger impact than your rug. If you’re looking for a way to help your living room or bedroom feel a bit moodier and more seasonal, roll out a new design that incorporates fall-inspired hues. This fringed piece is loomed in Turkey and made from durable synthetic fibers that are stain resistant and able to hold up against even the most high-traffic wear and tear. The rust and navy blue palette is ideal for autumn, breathing new life into your existing decor and pairing perfectly with other fall-inspired finishes, like leather and brass.

8. CRAFT Shira Antiqued Bronze Metal Vase


Come fall, swap out your weekly rotation of fresh blooms in lieu of dried stems, which will last longer and feel perfectly in line with the season. Sprigs of dried pampas grass or strawflower will look great in this bronze metal vase, which feels like a lucky flea market find.

copper vase
fuzzy beige throw pillows

9. Anthropologie Sophie Faux Fur Pillow


The idea of changing out your couch with the seasons feels a bit ridiculous, but what if we told you there’s a simple swap that could make the whole scene feel new? Once cooler weather hits, toss on a few of these luxe faux fur pillows and watch your couch transform into a scene straight out of a rustic, cozy cabin. Bonus: With 14 different colorways to choose from, you can easily find a pillow that coordinates with your existing decor.

10. Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Round Oven


When transitioning your home to fall, you can’t forget about showing your kitchen some love. Le Creuset’s Dutch oven is an autumn cooking classic, helping you master the hearty stews and soul-warming casseroles the cooler seasons are known for. The best part? It will look stunning styled atop your stove, thanks to saturated enameled glaze on the exterior in a slew of fall shades like artichaut, olive, and flame.

green dutch oven
vintage landscape painting

11. InCottonArt Vintage Landscape Painting


Art is such an easy way to morph the mood of your home. This digital download is a careful reproduction of an antique oil landscape painting, with all the quirks and bespoke detail of the real deal. The generous file size allows you to print and frame it for anywhere you choose, whether that’s a small part of a gallery wall or an oversized image to hang above your bed.

12. Bloomscape Burgundy Rubber Tree


Your summer garden is on its way out, but that doesn’t mean you have to retire your indoor green thumb entirely. Instead, bring a fresh touch indoors in the form of this stunning rubber tree. Potted into your choice of ceramic planter, it will stun with its glossy dark leaves and rich burgundy stems, providing just the pop of fall color (and life!) your home needs for the season.

Burgundy Rubber Tree
charcoal table lamp

13. AllModern Scotia Table Lamp


For many, an earlier sunset is one of the toughest parts about the change of seasons, but we see it as an excuse to snag a new lamp! You can up the glow in your space (not to mention the style quotient) by adding one or two new sources of light throughout your home, like this mid-century wood and ceramic design. Use a smart plug to have the lamp automatically turn on around sunset to promote a relaxing, cozy mood for the evening.

14. L.L.Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set


Swapping your sheets is an unexpected but effective way to usher your bedroom into the fall season. For a toasty welcome anytime you climb in, look no further than a flannel sheet set. Designed to feel just like your favorite cozy fall button-down, these sheets from L.L. Bean are made from 100% brushed cotton flannel for an extra-soft fabric that gets better with every wash.

blue plaid flannel sheets
silver electric kettle

15. Zwilling Cool Touch Kettle


One of the best moments of fall is that first crisp morning when you can pour yourself a steaming cup of something and watch the world slowly come to life. And whatever your something is, this kettle is there to help you make it. The simple touchscreen interface allows you to select your exact perfect temperature for tea, cider, matcha, and more, with the ability to maintain said temperature for up to a half hour in case you want to go back for a second cup.

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