Cozy and Whimsical Decor Ideas for the Autumn Season

There are so many things to love about fall; walking into a warm cozy home at the end of the day is definitely one of them.

To experience this magical feeling in your own home, you need some fresh and not-too-serious fall decorating ideas. Is it ever too early to start thinking about your fall décor? If there’s a slight chill in the air while you enjoy a pumpkin spice anything, it’s time to get decorating.

Go Traditional…or Not

There’s nothing more autumnal than pumpkins, gourds, and acorns, but they aren’t the only items to give your home a seasonal look.

For a quirky twist, center your fall decorations on woodland creatures this year. A mantel of baby fox figurines hiding amongst a row of pine cones can add a touch of whimsy everyone will enjoy.

You could also opt to change up the color scheme. Use traditional pumpkins and ears of dried corn in your tablescape, but mix them with white linens and pure white floral touches to calm the spicy fall colors.

Make It Vintage

Vintage items can offer cozy, unique touches throughout the home. There’s something about an old stoneware crock that says fall, especially when it’s filled with a bouquet of autumn-hued flowers.

Find vintage linens, dishes, and utensils to disperse throughout all of your favorite decorating spaces. Wooden spoons in the living room? Why not? Gather a bundle of warmly-worn spoons, tie them with natural twine, and nestle them in a display of autumn candles and miniature pumpkins for instant gratification.

Swap Out Your Pillows

Nothing says “let’s cuddle” like tossing soft, comfortable pillows and blankets on the couch. A quick way to change the décor is to trade those designer-selected pillows for some cute fall-inspired ones.

If seasonal graphics aren’t your thing, don’t worry. Choose pillows and blankets with touchable textures and colors that remind you the nights are getting colder.

Pile Up the Pumpkins

One pumpkin is nice; two are better. A whole wagon full of pumpkins in your living space—well, that’s just genius.

If you really want to increase the whimsy factor this fall, go for the gourds. Stack up a pile of pumpkins on an entry table, a mantel, or in front of a non-working fireplace. Choose a variety of colors, types, and sizes to give your pumpkin pile more interest. Including different shapes will also make it easier to build a sturdy structure.

Hang a Wreath (or Two) Indoors

Even if you have nothing but a single wreath on the door, your front porch feels dressed for fall. Imagine what a wreath can do inside the house.

Place a fall wreath over the fireplace or above the table in your entryway. Nestle a coordinating collection of candles, nuts, and fall greenery for a quick and easy fall display. You can even place a wreath in the middle of your dining room table to anchor your centerpiece in a fun and fabulous way.

Have Some Fall Fun

If you want your home to look cozy and whimsical this fall, the most important piece of decorating advice is to be yourself and have fun. When you feel happy and comfortable about the way your home looks, others will, too.

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Paul Stella

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