20 Ways to Get Your Home in an Autumn Mood

Grab a hot cup of cocoa and find inspiration for infusing your home with rich colors and warm textures for a fall-worthy space.

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September 07, 2017
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Snuggle Up With Red

It's hard to top a warm, cozy quilt for those cool autumn nights. This antique brass bed is pure fall perfection, dressed in a red-and-white quilt and paisley pillows in shades of red, yellow and orange. For a touch of cottage charm, the polka dot pillow brings a fresh yet classic note to the space.

Layer, Layer, Layer

Just as cool weather has us layering on scarves, sweaters and jackets, one sure-fire way to create a fall-ready house is layers. In this cozy bedroom, a mix of tone-on-tone patterns are layered on top of each other. The neutrality of the hues creates a cohesive design, while the wide variety of patterns, from Ikat to stripes and florals, makes for a visually appealing aesthetic.

Max Out Fall Colors

Leaves changing colors signal it's time to pull out all your warm, plush bedding. Here, a burnt orange pintuck duvet pairs with an eclectic mix of patterned orange and gray blankets and pillows for a bed that not only evokes pure coziness but also creates tactile appeal. Additionally, the window treatments are a perfect way to reflect the season — curtains in deep marigolds and olive greens, as well as woven shades, bring in fall's hues while blocking out early morning light.

Elegant Neutrals

If you added bright pops of color to your space for spring and summer, simply take it back to square one. Neutral shades of oatmeal and taupe are the perfect backdrop for an autumn room. In this bedroom, an orange bolster pillow adds a small note of color while and a faux-fur rug is the ultimate cold-weather accessory for chilly morning toes.

Switch Your Shade

It's a small detail but by trading out your white or cream lampshade for a fall-inspired color, you'll add instant depth to your space. In this bedroom, soft neutrals create a soothing backdrop while the textured red lampshade brings in one of autumn's signature hues.

Fill Your Home With Flowers

This entryway evokes fall love all year round with rustic wood board-and-batten and Spanish-inspired floor tiles in our favorite harvest hues. But no matter what style or colors your space wears every day, one simple way to bring autumn joy into your home is a vase full of sunflowers. Other lovely fall blooms: goldenrod, chrysanthemums, monkshood and sedum.

A Basket of Comfort

Add in just one cuddly element to transition your space from summer to fall. Being greeted by a woven basket full of cozy throws and cushy pillows immediately creates the atmosphere of snuggle and is perfect for those baby-it's-cold-out-there nights.

Neutrals at Their Best

After a laid-back summer season, fall often calls us back to the grind. So, design a neutral, calming space that is both restful to your eye and your body. The wingback headboard is this muted bedroom works with any season, but paired with a slate gray throw and pillows, antiqued lamps and a small dose of gold, the space is just the kind of relaxing place to which you want to come home.

Pillow Love

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: The quickest, easiest and, often, most cost-effective way to freshen up your living space is pillows. These Ikat-printed ones in orange, brown and green combine some of autumn's best hues, while bringing much-needed pattern to the simply neutral living room.

Quintessential Fall

A leather Chesterfield sofa, paneled fireplace surround in a muted forest green and a rich red Oriental rug all combine for a comfortable fall-inspired living room. A mix of textiles, from leather and velvet to wools and even a shaggy bench, create an inviting aesthetic that is livable and relaxed.

Autumn Essential

Not just functional, firewood can also be used as a decorative element on your hearth. A wire basket full of birch branches brings texture and style to the fireplace, while also serving a purpose. Patterned pillows in warm grays emphasize comfort.

Copper It Up

Copper's reddish-orange hue makes it the MVP of fall metallics. This traditional kitchen pairs a hammered copper range hood with Shaker-style cabinets and gray countertops. Copper accessories, like canisters, bowls and a teapot, repeat the metallic throughout the space and are a simple way to add the tawny shade to your kitchen.

Take It Underfoot

Warm up those cold bathroom floors for fall with stylish rugs. An antiqued red rug runs the span of this contemporary bathroom floor, while small faux-fur rugs make for cozy toes while brushing your teeth and putting on makeup.

Versatile Navy

How we love navy! Pair it with coral and white, and you sail through spring and summer. Trade out the accent shades for gray and soft neutrals, and you're ready for fall. Red plaid pillows and mustard yellow blankets ensure that this living space is a cozy autumn escape.

Go for the Gold

Timeless gold accessories are ideal for autumn since they add instant warmth to any room. A classic gold tray topped with turned candlesticks makes for a sophisticated vignette. Plus, a little glitz never hurt anyone.

Spice Up the Bathroom

Bring a touch of autumn into the bathroom by switching out baskets and towels with jewel-inspired tones. In this chic white bathroom, woven burnt orange baskets keep towels handy under the sink. Fuchsia and orange washcloths make for a striking analogous color pairing.

Say Hello to Fall's Hues

So long summer and your neon yellows. It's time to embrace our favorite warm and cozy shades. This mustard yellow chair with nailhead trim is the perfect golden hue for fall. A faux-fur throw mimics the shag area rug, bringing essential texture to the space. And to finish the look, a teal pillow pairs with a whimsical woodland owl.

Unexpected Teal

Though it might not be your typical harvest hue, deep teal evokes the same rich vibe of other favorite autumn colors. This all-white dining room gets a stunning jolt of color from the teal area rug.

A Note of Plum

Shades of slate and dark brown set the scene for this open floor plan living room and kitchen. To ground the seating area, a deep purple area rug adds the just-right touch of fall to an already rich palette.

Trade Out Art

Take an existing gallery wall into fall by changing out a few pieces with ones that bring warmth to the space. Look for sepia-toned photographs, metallic frames and art that highlights autumn's trademark shades.

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