Fall is a time of fresh starts and a chance to celebrate the changing of the seasons before the holidays roll around. That can mean bringing the outdoors inside by hanging a simple wreath made of vibrant fall leaves on the inside of a window. Or creating a sophisticated take on fall design like this sumptuous sitting room designed by IDF Studio, with its wood paneling, chairs upholstered with dark floral fabric, tufted leather ottoman, and pumpkin velvet couch.
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Embrace Dark Florals
As the days grow shorter, embrace a moodier vibe with dark florals. In this kitchen design from Cecilia Casagrande Interiors, the Dutch Masters-inspired wallpaper by Ellie Cashman feels right for fall but looks great at any time of year. For something less permanent, try some dark floral throw pillows in monochromatic tones or more vibrant colors.Continue to 2 of 19 below.
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Mix Fall-Colored Linens With Warm Lighting
For an eclectic-chic take on fall decor like this room from Caravane, create a seating area with linen pillows and a fabric wall tapestry in soft shades of rust, yellow and green. Baskets of greenery and plants bring the outdoors inside, and a cluster of warmly glowing pendant lights made from natural materials creates a relaxing ambiance. You could achieve a similar effect in the bedroom with fall-colored linens and a complementary quilt hung as a headboard.Continue to 3 of 19 below.
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Add In Some Plaid
In this charming twin room designed by Austin-based Erin Williamson, plaid blankets at the foot of each bed add a cozy cool-weather note, while the bright blue color keeps it fresh. Even a simple plaid throw pillow in any color you fancy will add a touch of fall spirit to the living room sofa, kitchen nook banquette, or bench in the entry or mudroom.Continue to 4 of 19 below.
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Fall-Proof Your Porch
To take advantage of a covered porch into the cool days of autumn, layer a summer hammock and outdoor seating with real or faux fur throws and pillows in earthy shades of brown like this dreamy outdoor space from Maison de Vacances.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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Less Is More
Setting a festive fall table can be as simple as this chic minimalist set-up from Siham Mazouz of French By Design, with its white tablecloth, miniature white pumpkins, linen napkins, olive branches, and gray candles in vintage brass candlesticks.Continue to 6 of 19 below.
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Turn Your Mantel Into a Halloween Shrine to the Grape Harvest
Celebrate the autumn grape harvest by upcycling all those wine corks you've been popping, piling them into a glass cloche for a decorative mantel display. Complete the picture with a vase of dried flowers, berries, or leaves, a couple of vintage books, candlesticks for height, and a small, fake skull or skeleton hand purchased at a craft store for a pre-Halloween hint of the macabre.Continue to 7 of 19 below.
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This low key take on autumn decor from Ashley at Modern Glam works with the room’s neutral modern rustic farmhouse table aesthetic. The big wood dining table is heightened for fall with white pumpkins, pops of bright copper and fur throws on the transparent Philippe Starck Ghost chairs.Continue to 8 of 19 below.
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Create a Cozy Reading Nook
Create a fall-weather reading nook with a hunting lodge vibe like the one in this country house designed by Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of the Jersey Ice Cream Company. With its weathered French leather club chair, brown leather Moroccan pouf, dark wood, mushroom-colored walls, trophy head (feel free to substitute an animal-friendly version rendered in wood, paper, or wire) and make sure there's a cozy real or faux fur throw nearby.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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Style Your Bar Cart for Fall
You don't have to decorate the whole house to create a fall mood. Case in point: This fun, festive bar cart styled for autumn by Ashley of Modern Glam, with votive candles, white antlers, and a copper ice bucket.Continue to 10 of 19 below.
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Create an Edible Table-Top Still Life
Celebrate the abundance of the harvest season by creating your own edible still life. Use seasonal produce like baby pumpkins, pomegranates, purple grapes, and apples. Light it as beautifully as an oil painting with scattered candles. Store fruit in a decorative wooden box or other repurposed containers you find around the house, and amp up the drama by arranging your edible still life on a mix of platters and pedestal stands to vary height and interest.Continue to 11 of 19 below.
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Bring on the Velvet
Fall is velvet weather, so why not do a quick, budget-friendly seasonal change on your neutral-toned, all-season living room. Swap out summery throw pillows with cotton velvet in shades of rust, mustard, and green, and trade breezy fair weather curtains for heavier autumn drapes.Continue to 12 of 19 below.
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Create an Indoor Outdoor Reading Nook
Before it gets too cold to sit outside, create an inviting outdoor reading nook with all the comforts of the indoors, like an upholstered armchair, layered rugs, a blanket, a side table for your mug of hot cider, and a pile of seasonal pumpkins and flowers. If you don't feel like moving furniture around, improvise by dressing your lawn furniture with some extra blankets and a hurricane lantern for fall.Continue to 13 of 19 below.
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Set an Outdoor Fall Table
Decorate an outdoor fall table with a crisp white tablecloth, foliage, flowers, or berries in seasonal shades of orange and warm glowing lanterns to set the scene for an alfresco meal before winter comes.Continue to 14 of 19 below.
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Switch out the Throw Pillows on Your Bed
Transition a neutral bedroom from summer to fall by incorporating natural elements like simple vases full of dried foliage, and scatter your bed with throw pillows in the rusts and burnt gold colors of turning leaves.Continue to 15 of 19 below.
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Dress Your Bed in Purples and Plums
Linens and textiles in the rich, jewel-like colors of fall fruit such as plums and purple grapes create a luxurious feel in your bedroom and work beautifully with deep gray walls.Continue to 16 of 19 below.
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Layer Your Bed With Cozy Textures
Fall is the perfect excuse to put away lightweight linens and layer your bedroom with decadent textiles. This monochromatic color scheme will take you right through winter with cream-colored linens, a camel-colored throw, and a sheepskin throw and wild sheep hair pillow to help you count sheep before bed.Continue to 17 of 19 below.
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Dress Your Windowbox With Fall Flowers
Filling your window box with seasonal plants or flowers is an easy way to decorate your home for fall, like this lushly planted window box in Venice, Italy that is bursting with autumn vibes. If you don't have window boxes, decorate your window sill with a pot of fall-colored flowers or a decorative orange pepper plant.Continue to 18 of 19 below.
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Fill a Window Box With Corn Husks and Gourds
Don't have a green thumb? Give your empty window boxes a low maintenance dose of autumn cheer by filling them with a generous pile of colorful gourds and dried corn husks.Continue to 19 of 19 below.
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Use What You Have
Fall is about simple pleasures, and fall decor doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive, so get creative and use what you have. Display your set of copper pots and pans on a rack in the kitchen for a fiery metallic accent that works all year but feels especially resonant in autumn, as demonstrated in this lovely London flat designed by Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of the Jersey Ice Cream Company. Decorate your kitchen island with bowls of fall fruit or add an extra-tall vase of autumn branches to dress up the counter of your all-white minimalist or country kitchen.