Easy and cozy living room ideas for fall that can be accomplished in no time. Tips for adding fresh flowers, throws, pillows, and more.
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.
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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
Fresh Flowers + Seasonal Natural Elements
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.
I wanted bittersweet this year, but it was impossible to find locally. I did a bit of searching on Etsy, 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. To pre-order your own fresh bittersweet, check out this shop.
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.
Colorful Throw Blankets +Pillows
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.
Pillows are every decorator’s best friend. They can be switched out in just a few minutes, they add incredible color and texture, and they come in all price ranges. No matter what your budget, there’s a set of perfect pillow covers out there for you!
Pumpkins: Real + Velvet
Because I was working with a neutral background, adding autumn pops of color to the living room shelves was quick and easy. I placed fresh eucalyptus in the pitchers, and added a mixture of real and faux pumpkins. Using the wood cake plate added unexpected color and texture.
Tip: using fresh eucalyptus in your decor enables you to incorporate a natural element that lasts for a long time. In the beginning, it’s fresh and fragrant. After it dries, it still looks beautiful, and will remain that way for several weeks.
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. It literally took minutes to place flowers in a vessel, and add it to a round tray, along with some sweet, small pumpkins.
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 finishes off the top.
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.
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.
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ceramic garden stool | farmhouse pitcher | navy slipper chairs | striped pillows with tassels (sold out) | basket blanket ladder | ivory throw blanket | honey throw blanket | blue pitcher & blue bordered platter (sold out) | coffee table | end tables | round basket on coffee table | living room rug (beige/ivory) | basket (on lower coffee table shelf) | blue lumbar pillow covers | navy tasseled pillow cover (similar) | sofa and chairs no longer available | velvet pumpkins | wood cake stand (similar)