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Fall Living Room Decor Ideas

Decorate your living room for the fall with seasonal colors, florals, and scents. Fall-inspired home decor is full of unique colors, styles, and designs. Get cozy in your living room with a warm fire, a pumpkin candle, and a comfy throw blanket – and enjoy the season. 

If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is the fact that having the right decor and design is what makes or breaks a room. Anyone can throw a couch and some side tables together and call it a living room. But, when one takes the time to invest in complementary decor, a house truly feels like home. 

This stands true when decorating for any season – and especially for fall. Even the simplest style can be warm and inviting. It is all about the detail and how each item compliments the other. 

The hardest part of changing up home decor is deciding where and how to start. Planning out your color schemes, theme and inspirations will help make the decorating process easier. And as always, the best way to begin is to start fresh!

If you are looking for inspiration on decorating your living room this fall, keep reading.

Let’s Start Decorating For The Fall

The living room is such a fun room to decorate. It’s where you gather with friends and family or curl up with a good book and your favorite cup of coffee. So, when the space isn’t living up to its potential, it can feel a bit upsetting and unwelcoming. 

Your living room is the perfect place to escape to and enjoy during the colder months. You want this room to be as cozy as possible, so here are some tips on how to get your home Pinterest-perfect for the fall season!

1. Clean Out Your Living Room

First things first, let’s clean up! Starting with a new a fresh space is just the inspiration you need to decorate. Pack up the decor that is no longer in season and store it away for later. This includes any linens, wall decor, shelf decor, and scents. 

Once that is packed away, get out the cleaning supplies (all of them) and start deep cleaning your space. Unless you are like me and use cleaning as a calming activity, this may seem exhausting, but it is actually necessary.

You could decorate right away, but how much better will you feel when you know that every inch of the space has been cleaned and smells fresh? Sweep up the dirt, dust off the shelves, vacuum the couch, and mop the floors.

Get the room smelling fresh and looking clean for your new fall decor!

2. Start With the Walls

Now that your space is prepped and ready let’s focus on the wall decor. Decorate your walls to fit the new theme. Replace your current wall art with autumn-inspired prints or fall-style wreaths. Incorporate wall art and decor that better fit the new theme, and display any florals you are using. 

White wall with embroidered fall colored artwork.
via BHG.com

Take the time to DIY some of these items as well. Most decor can be made – from wall hangings to florals. Check out this tutorial for embroidery hoop wall decor. You can make it unique to your fall style.

Another idea is to use a cute blanket ladder to display your fall blankets. 

3. Focus on Shelves and Counter Space 

Shelf decor is the main area people get overwhelmed with… What is it about shelves that makes them so difficult to get right? Most of the time, the items don’t compliment each other the way we’d like, or there is too much empty space making it seem unfinished. 

Fall inspired decorated shelves. Light colored walls and shelves with books, candlesticks, and plants.
via The Beauty Revival

The trick for decorating shelves and mantels for the fall is to use lots of garland and florals. Using these to fill the empty space pulls all the decor together. You can add candles, ceramics, decorative pumpkins, and frames between the garland and florals. 

4. Don’t Forget the Couch & Chairs

The living room is finally coming together – the walls are decorated, and the shelves have been styled. Now, the next thing to do is to decorate your living room furniture. It’s the coziest part of the space and therefore – very important for the season!  

Cozy living room setting with white walls, white couches with orange and multi colored pillows. with a black and white rug. Brink fireplace.
via Inspired by Charm

Grab your favorite fall pillows and replace your current ones. Then, pull out your comfiest blankets or throws and lay them out on the couch. Decorate any other furniture item in the room, such as an accent chair or loveseat to match the couch, adding coordinating accessories.

5. Adjust Lighting for More Appeal

To add to the fall feel, dim the lights in your space to a low-medium glare. If you don’t have a dimmer, use lamps throughout the room and turn off the surrounding light. Plug in some apple cinnamon wall scents or light your vanilla pumpkin candles. Not only do they smell delicious, but they also give that off that dim, romantic light to the room. 

Lastly, if you have a fireplace, lighting a fire will give the space a better ambiance. If you don’t have a fireplace, there are other options to use as well! You can purchase an electric fireplace to place inside your living room or turn on a virtual fireplace on your TV screen! 

As the weather changes and turns chilly, I always feel the need to cozy up under a blanket with a pumpkin spice latte. And decorating the living room is the perfect way to get your space ready for all those special moments of the season.

I hope these tips help you transform your living space into a cozy fall escape that you can truly enjoy!

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Tania Griffis is an accomplished writer, blogger, and interior designer with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She started her popular blog, Run to Radiance, in 2011, demonstrating her design expertise through the personal remodeling of six houses to millions of readers across the globe.

Tania also owns The Creative Wheelhouse, a respected ghostwriting agency for bloggers, further showcasing her talent for creating engaging and informative content.

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