After a hot summer, we start to long for everything autumn — sweater weather, apple cider, bonfires with ghost stories, the crunch of leaves under the feet, and pumpkin spice everything. Fall weather can be great on most days, but toward the end of fall, the days can get a little too chilly and wet to enjoy it. The solution: Bring autumn indoors. Let’s go room by room with some simple ways to use autumn décor to bring all the good things about fall inside your home.
When considering autumn décor for your home, consider the very first thing you and your guests see when entering. Whether it’s a hallway, a little corridor with a closet, or a big foyer, it should be a welcoming, warm space. So think about what you want to see as soon as you walk in the door. If it’s a small space, a simple fall-themed wreath or piece of artwork on the wall might do the trick. If it’s a large space, a large floor vase with colorful fall flowers can make a big impact. Of course, there are door mats and entry rugs (/shop/rugs/S-xfs-xf2-xec) for the floor too. It’s easy to swap out door mats every season; all you need is three or four.
The kitchen is the room most people spend their time in. And it’s always interesting how people’s tastes in food are as varied as their tastes in décor. Some people prefer simple designs with hardly anything on the counters and minimal clutter. Others like having their kitchen serve as not only a place for cooking and serving food but also as a hub for homework, entertaining, playing games, and more. If you fall into the second category, you may prefer to go all out and decorate your kitchen with Halloween and fall-themed glassware, figurines, and lights. If you prefer more of a subtle autumn look, we like the idea of simply hanging a fall or Halloween-themed hand towel near the kitchen sink. Even little things can make a big impact, especially if you have a small kitchen.
Moving onto the second-most popular room in the house, the living room begs for some fall décor if you enjoy autumn. Again, you don’t have to go all out and do a complete revamp of your space to make an impact. Some throw pillows in fall colors and cozy fabrics can do the trick, adding just a splash of color. You can also add fall candles so you can appeal to the sense of sight and smell. Remembering how chilly things can get as the summer wanes, a chunky blanket can also prove to be useful to wrap up in and cover your eyes with as you’re watching scary Halloween movies.
Although you’ll likely be in your bedroom with your eyes closed more than they are open, that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your love of autumn to bed with you. Fall is the time when you’re likely to change your bedding anyway, so why not use some flannel sheets to keep you warm at night? Slipping into a plaid flannel sheet set can make you feel like you’re wrapping yourself in a nice warm flannel shirt. And if you don’t care for plaid, you can use solid-color flannel sheets, adding a few throw pillows and throw blankets to your bed to give it a splash of fall color.
It’s a small room, but an important one at that. Many people have fun changing out their shower curtains and bathroom décor as the seasons change. And when autumn arrives, your beach and seashell theme will certainly look out of place. A fall-themed shower curtain and some matching towels are all you really need to transform the look and feel of the space. But if you prefer subtle changes, just change out your hand towels and bathroom rugs to a color like cranberry or pumpkin that evokes all the autumn feels.
If you have an outdoor patio or deck, autumn is your last chance to enjoy it before it’s covered in snow. Some fall-themed lanterns are great replacements for any summer plants you may have had lying around. They also work double-duty as a way to illuminate the space as the days get shorter and the nights grow longer. Don’t forget about throwing a couple of throw pillows and blankets on top of your outdoor furniture so you can snuggle up under the stars.
When it comes to autumn décor for your home, you have lots of options — whether you’re extravagant, subtle, or somewhere in between.