When we think of refreshing our homes for fall, nature-inspired accents, thick throws and rich color all come to mind. While some love to layer with these seasonal details, a less-is-more approach feels right for others. Click through our gallery and tell us whether you love a simple and striking look or a cozy and collected vibe.
Let the season’s fiery palette work its magic and forage leaves right outside your front door. Bring a branch of freshly-clipped foliage inside and display it in a clear glass vase for an impressive look.
Incorporate fall foliage into your home with a few foraged leaves displayed in vintage picture frames. To let the leaves’ color stand out, be sure to use a white background.
The pared-back version of a lavish fall wreath, a gooseberry variant makes a simple seasonal statement hung above a bed.
For something more statement-making, opt for a ready-made wreath abundant with bright red, orange and yellow leaves. Fall wreaths create a warm welcome when hung on the front door with a pumpkin-colored ribbon.
Burnt orange pillows add a subtle pop of fall color to this neutral grey living room without overwhelming the space.
For the more daring, cozy up your sofa with pillows in harvest hues and botanical prints. To avoid a matchy-matchy look, mix motifs in a range of shades.
A wheat sheaf is synonymous with fall, so give it pride of place in the center of a table. To give the sheaf a dramatic flared shape, hold pre-bound bundles at the top (just below the grains), then twist in opposite directions simultaneously.
A grouping of decorative corn is festive without being extravagant. Place some in tall vintage jars, and rest the remainder in glass compotes with the corn tops left exposed for texture and shape.
Give fall foliage a cool update by setting your table with faux-aged vases and metallic leaves. Get DIY instructions
Set a timeless fall tablescape with linens, dishes and accessories in tones of gold and apricot. The classic color combo is the perfect backdrop for a harvest centerpiece of pumpkins, gourds and decorative kale.
Top your mantel with a mix of real white pumpkins and decorative ceramic pumpkins for a sculptural display.
Warm up your living room by keeping firewood next to the mantel. Stack it simply, as homeowner Genevieve Makinson did here, or store some in a decorative bin or firewood rack. A collection of colorful books adds a layer of warmth.
Whether cozying up in a luxe cashmere or soft cotton-blend, setting out throw blankets this time of year is an easy and affordable way to boost
hygge factor. For a look that doesn’t feel fussy, drape a single throw casually over a chair.
For the serious snuggler, pile a stack of plush throws onto a stool or side table and set it next to the sofa so they’re easy to grab.