Fall decor isn’t just carving out scary faces into pumpkins and putting up some scary cobwebs to scare the trick-or-treaters. Fall is embracing the season for the whole 3 months. You start wearing more woolly jumpers, wrapping up in scarves and wearing ankle boots to protect yourself against the chilly breeze. And your living room should get the same treatment.
Add some little decorations to make your home cosier this Fall. And you don’t just have to stick to the colour theme of orange and red, a craze of white has taken over Fall and it looks amazing. This way, if you add the odd bit of orange to the room, say a pillow, it’ll stand out so much against the white backdrop of the room.
But for now, let’s look at some decor you can add to start autumn off right.
1. A Glass Pumpkin
Turn Halloween into a fairy tale with these glass pumpkins. With the addition of fairy lights inside, your living room is turned into a magical space.
The normal pumpkin requires dissecting and getting your hands covered in the mush, and only last a year. Whereas these amazing decor additions are an item that comes out year after year, as long as you don’t break them.
They could work as a table centrepiece, that when the lights are turned down low and you’re having a movie night with your SO or friends, light up the table and the snacks laid out around them. Hopefully popcorn.
But they provide a different vibe to the normal candle in a pumpkin, giving off a more classical and magical feeling.
Try these glass pumpkins from SamsClub which have a burnt colouration that makes it more similar to a pumpkin as the fairy lights light up inside.
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2. Acorn Storage
These acorns are something different from your normal fall decor. Acorns are no longer just for squirrels. They now work as storage for our little buttons or even sweets.
The detailing on their lids make them a gorgeous addition to your living room, and the dark colouring would go well with any burnt oranges in the room.
As you have guests over they’ll find these dinky little acorns adorable to look at and handy as well. Wishing that they had thought to include them as decor in their own living room.
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3. Fall Potpourri
I grew up with my mum having pots this stuff in every room of the house. I always found that they added something to the room, not just in the aroma but also in looks. The bowls gave a more natural feeling to the room, as you have nature inside with you.
To make your potpourri more autumn-themed, look for cinnamon scented or pumpkin spiced. Even oranges or pine to add a little bit of extra Fall to the room.
If you are feeling more adventurous you could make your own potpourri so that it is exactly how you like it and more of a natural smell. All you need to do is find the fruits and ingredients that you want and bake them. Apple slices and some spices are a good mix to go with.
Or if you prefer to have it ready-made, then bags are available from most stores. Below is an orange scented potpourri with flowers mixed in for an extra addition to your decoration.
4. Autumn Leaves
Autumn is known by the changing colour of the leaves and how they fall to the ground. Dogs are especially fond of the piles of leaves on the ground, they make for the best Youtube videos if you haven’t already searched for dogs jumping into big piles of leaves. It’ll put a smile on your face for sure.
Anyway, off-topic. We want to be decorating our living room with the leaves. Depending on how creative you are, you could use the leaves you find outside, or you could buy artificial leaf decorations. Both works for some beautiful decor as the colours liven up your living room.
If you like to be creative, you could create your own centrepiece made from leaves. All you need is a balloon, glue and good quality leaves. Told the leaves around the balloon and stick them to together, popping the balloon once it has dried. You will then have a beautiful leaf bowl to hold some fruit or pinecones perhaps.
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5. Pumpkin Plant Pot
As I’ve already said pumpkins have more than one function, they don’t have to be carved into to make a scary face. Why not try hollowing them out to make room for a tin inside to hold a plant of some kind.
Cacti are very popular, and they look beautiful as they sprout over the edge of the pumpkin. But any plant would work, depending on what is in season in Fall that is.
The pumpkin also doesn’t have to stay as the generic pumpkin colour, they look great when they are painted white because this makes the plants inside stand out so much more.
Pumpkins have gone past just being orange and used for candles.
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6. Mood Lighting With Candles
Candles are always a great addition to your living room no matter what time of year, although you’ll be a tad crazy if you are lighting loads of candles in summer.
From the picture below you can see the potential that candles have, you don’t have to have them as just a single candle, why not decorate their holders with other fall decor items like pinecones and cinnamon. If you can find a log that can hold it all then you have yourself an amazing centrepiece.
Or if you prefer to have scented candles then try the Yankee candle below that smells like cinnamon sticks. A warm alternative if potpourri isn’t your style.
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7. Flower/Leaf Coasters
Why not make your own coasters to hold those cups of hot cocoa? Making them yourself is a great way to get the look that you love because you can find the leaves and flowers that you find beautiful and decorate them in the way that you like. Whether that’s just one single leaf or lots, a more green leaf or brown, or a more maple leaf shape or a long one.
There are plenty of how-to steps to making them, the only thing you really need is some clear casting proxy to pour around the leaves and a shape to fill it into. And voila you have coasters.
But if you prefer a more straightforward approach in buying them already made, there are plenty of options around. Etsy is a great place to find crafty pieces like this.
You can choose the colours and style that you think goes well with the theme of your living room so that you have a great little decoration that is practical as well as beautiful.
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8. Cushions and Blankets
You can’t do Fall decor without blankets and cushions. It is the staple of it becoming more chilly, you get more cosy in your living room. It isn’t just your body that you wrap up, but your room as well.
The style you go for in these additions depends on the rest of the room. Decide what colours you think will go. If you have a more white or neutral tone, then a bright coloured blanket will go down well, especially a chequered blanket. The bolder the better.
Whereas if you have a room full of orange tones already, ready for fall, a creme blanket will go down a treat. Those big, chunky woollen blankets are a great addition, and amazing to cuddle up under.
Cushions wise, the same applies. Whether you go for bold or a simple leaf on your cushion depends on the feeling you’re going for in your living room. Just make sure to add a few on to your couch to make it ready for Fall.
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9. Twigs and Berries
Autumn isn’t just leaves when the leaves fall, bare twigs are left behind. And there’s a certain beauty to just these branches, especially when you can decorate them with berries, or even fairy lights.
Below is just a simple decoration to surround some candles, but it works in bringing life to the side table. Making it a more cosy room and more Fall-like.
Not everything has to be big and bold and orange. We can just have the beauty of bare nature to decorate.
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10. Pinecones Everywhere!
A big part of Fall is pinecones, they’re everywhere outside, so why not bring them inside to decorate the tables. These require little effort to make them a beautiful piece, a glass-like this below and a handful of pinecones adds a cosiness to your living room that you didn’t realise was missing.
If you want something a bit more than just a pinecone, you can sprinkle some glitter over them, preferably gold. Or you can more berries or acorns to the mix.
Or you could just add the pinecones to your other decor. Whether just a few around the bottom of plant pots or bowls. Or like the candles on a log picture, you can scatter them around them. Even in your potpourri bowl.
The pinecone can go anywhere and everywhere. So I would invest in a bag of them and start spreading.
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