With cooler temperatures on the way, it is time to get inspired and incorporate fall interior design elements! Usher in the new season with easy and affordable upgrades featuring things everyone will love.
From gorgeous textures to earthy color palettes, a few simple updates to your home during the fall season can make you and your guests feel extra comfortable and ensure your design style is on-trend.
Whether you decide to bring some fall vibes to the kitchen, the bedrooms, or the living room, we hope you gather some autumn-inspired ideas for your home below.
Fall Interior Design: Incorporate Natural Elements
Elements of nature - like wood accents - can be easy to incorporate into most design styles. Try introducing wooden coasters in the living room, or a wood serving tray with raw edges as the base of a centerpiece in the dining room. The photo below includes a DIY touch if you’re feeling crafty! Use thick yarn to create “pumpkins” that will last year after year, instead of buying gourds from the store every season.
In the entryway, try a new style of vase filler by simply choosing different branches from your yard. You can add a chalkboard with a wood frame in the kitchen or kid’s bedroom - draw some leaves for an added touch of fall! Adding wood into the home doesn’t have to be rustic.
We love a leather accent every day of the year, but (faux) leather is a great natural material you can use to add some seasonal decor that feels more sleek and modern. By incorporating leather touches in your home, you quickly elevate the vibe. It can be as simple as napkin rings, a leather serving tray, picture frames, and wouldn’t you know it, you can also get pillow covers!
Lowcountry interior design is well known for its classy ability to bring elements of nature into the home. We love the warmth of a well-done wood or leather accent. Who knows, you may love it so much it becomes a year-round look!
Earth Tones: Fall Interior Design Trends
The key to strong fall interior design centers around one word: warmth. One of the easiest ways to bring warmth to any home is with earth tones. Think colors like deep browns, ambers, and olive greens. If these tones are not your taste, don’t worry! We aren’t saying you need to paint the walls brown, we have lots of ways to bring small pops of warmth to your space for an authentic fall interior design.
Vintage glassware in these colors can work in entertaining areas like the kitchen, dining room, and living area. Maintain your personal style (rustic, modern, you name it) by selecting glass shapes that fit with your current design. Jars and jugs are perfect for the farmhouse look. Bulbous or angled shapes work well in modern design.
Display glassware on a bar cart, on your coffee table, or in the glass-front kitchen cabinets. One of our favorite fall style elements is a large vase with branches and dried or faux florals as a centerpiece. Photo: Jacquelyn Clark
Still can’t get behind the earth tones? That’s okay, neutrals are decidedly fall-friendly as well. Just think of all the cream you see in the clothing boutiques right now! You can still pull off Fall-warmth without traditional fall colors.
If your home has more of a neutral decor palette, incorporate soft whites, creams, and beiges in luxurious textures for the cooler season. The key for neutrals that ALSO say Fall is texture.
If you love the casual, cozy style often associated with Fall interior design, try adding some new pillow covers made with thick knits. Classic styles mirror your favorite sweaters and plaid button-downs. Then, throw a chunky blanket with a fun fringe detail over the furniture! Just like that, you’ve turned your space into a little slice of autumn heaven.
Turn any bed or sofa into a cozy space with these tips. Or, if you prefer, drape blankets on a leaning ladder, armchair, or chaise lounge instead.
Photo: Cloth and Cabin
The special thing about color is you can’t go wrong when you choose something you love!
Remember, it’s easy to incorporate fall home design without making major changes to your home. If you stick to small accents, you can warm your space right up with items you love. When you are shopping online, in the store, or your storage closet, look for ways to:
Incorporate natural elements like branches and foliage. Check your yard or neighborhood for some inspiration!
Introduce classically warm tones like brown, amber, and olive glass. Consider using vases or vintage glassware for an easy way to do that.
Cozy your space up with neutral tones via throws and pillow covers.
What fall interior design ideas are you excited to bring to your home?
Share with us in the comments below!