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Cozy Living Room Ideas for Fall

Easy and cozy living room ideas for fall that can be accomplished in no time. Tips for adding fresh flowers, throws, pillows, and more.

round coffee table in traditional living room

A few weeks ago, when we were just beginning to think about decorating for fall, I told you that my main goal for the coming months was to share simple decor that was quick and festive. So keeping that in mind, when it came time to add autumn decor to the living room, I focused on just three things:

  • Fresh flowers and seasonal natural elements
  • Colorful throw blankets and pillows
  • Pumpkins: real and velvet

I’m also teaming up with a few friends to bring you even more autumn inspiration. All those links will be at the end of the post. Oh and by the way…there are more pictures than usual, so I hope you don’t mind a bit of scrolling!

neutral living room decor with navy blue

neutral sofa in living room

I have been buying a few bunches of flowers each time I go to the grocery store, which isn’t very often, so I don’t feel the least bit guilty!  The selection has been amazing…which makes bringing the flowers home so much fun. As soon as I get home, the bunches are divided into smaller bouquets and they are sprinkled around our main rooms.

*For fall kitchen inspiration click {HERE.}

ceramic garden stool with navy slipper chairs

I wanted bittersweet this year, and it was impossible to find locally. I did a bit of searching on eBay, and found several listings that were reasonably priced. I am so happy with the quality and it’s added the perfect touch of autumn charm to our rooms. 

cozy living room ideas for fall fresh flowers

Using seeded eucalyptus in your arrangements will add a lovely sort of drooping charm to them, and it makes a great filler. I have been buying it from the grocery for $6.00 a bunch, and it lasts for a very long time. I know it can be hard to find, especially in smaller markets. If you are able to get it, try it and see what you think. I’m betting you will love it. 

bittersweet in pitcher living room ideas

eucalyptus sunflowers mums in pitcher

The fall blanket ladder decor was easy and it’s where I added the most color. The cozy gold throw blanket and velvet pumpkins provide texture and they show up really well against the neutral background. More eucalyptus and pumpkins finished off the shelves.

velvet pumpkins in basket on ladder

neutral fall shelves with eucalyptus in pitchers

cozy living room ideas for fall velvet pumpkins

Coffee table decor can be as elaborate or as simple as you like, so it’s the perfect place to bring out your own personal style. Layering always works well to add interest and texture. 

round coffee table decor for fall

I’m having the best time with the bottom shelf of our new coffee table. I gathered as many fall throw blankets as I could find and piled them in a basket. The blankets have been collected over the years, so none of them are new. Real pumpkins and another pitcher of fresh flowers finish off the top. 

round basket on coffee table

neutral sofa with round coffee table

Our fall decor was wrapped up in the entry with a simple arrangement of white pumpkins, orange pumpkins, and bittersweet, all piled into a large bowl. I gave the pumpkins a bath, so they should last several weeks. 

*For fall porch decor ideas click {HERE.}

pumpkins and bittersweet in ironstone bowl

The most important thing to keep in mind when you are decorating your spaces for the seasons is to stay true to your own personal style. Use what you have, combine fresh and faux elements, and sprinkle as much color as you are comfortable with. At the end of the day, all that matters is if it makes you happy. If you accomplish that, it’s definitely a job well done. 

*Affiliate links included. Click HERE for my disclosure statement.

ceramic garden stool | navy slipper chairs | striped pillows with tassels | basket blanket ladder | ivory throw blanket | olive bronze throw blanket | blue pitcher | blue bordered platter | coffee table/end tables | round basket on coffee table | living room rug (beige/ivory) | basket (on lower coffee table shelf) | farmhouse pitcher | blue lumbar pillow covers | navy tasseled pillow cover | sofa and chairs no longer available | velvet pumpkins | wood cake stand (similar) | 

Now take a look at what my friends are sharing!

maison de cinq fall living room

Maison de Cinq

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Designthusiasm

fall decor thistlewood farms

Thistlewood Farms

fall barn french country cottage

French Country Cottage

fall tour shabbyfufu

Shabbyfufu

fall outdoor decor ella claire

Ella Claire & Co.

on sutton place subscribe graphic fall porch