Every new season brings with it an element of change and a new opportunity to start fresh. With this in mind, what better way to welcome the autumn than by preparing your living space for the months ahead and refreshing your home decor? Check out our best autumn decorating ideas for fall 2021.Par Edvin Brobeck
It has come to that time of year again where we must wave goodbye to summer and begin to welcome the autumn months. The beauty of the fall season is that it eases us into the winter, slowly introducing a crispness in the air, withdrawing the light from the evenings a little bit sooner and commencing the search for ultimate coziness.
As well as this, autumn brings with it an opportunity to reset and refresh your home to match the seasonal vibe. Fall decor not only allows you to get creative with autumnal colour palettes and natural elements, but it gives you the chance to turn your home into the ultimate cozy hibernation zone in preparation for the winter.
To get started, check out our best autumn decorating ideas for fall 2021.
The fireplace is an integral element of the cozy atmosphere within the home. Adding and decorative foliage garland to the mantel is a staple fall decor approach and will help to warm up the space. Additionally, showcasing firewood gives an added layer to the natural, cozy ambience.
Now that we are transitioning from long, bright evenings into darker autumn nights, it’s important that we keep our spaces well lit in order to fill the void. Introducing the soft glow of a table lamp or warm flicker from a candle in the darker corners of each room can ramp up the cozy vibe.
Faux fur is an essential part of the fall decor movement, as it can add texture and warmth to the most unlikely of places. These pieces are multi-dimensional and can be added to the back of dining chairs, used as a rug, draped across the bed or featured on the back of the sofa frame.
The bedroom is where we go to wind down and rest after a busy day. Therefore, it’s important that the textiles in the room reflect the function. Choosing autumnal tones such as burnt orange, mustard yellow, creams and shades of brown will add a degree of warmth to the space and give way to a more snug atmosphere.
Wreaths are a timeless fall decorating idea, and perfectly adorn the door of any room within the house. Whilst the typical laurel wreath is a classic approach, you have the opportunity to get creative with these ornaments. Introducing different colours and elements such as feathers, fruits, twigs and other foliage is a fantastic way to welcome the autumn season in your own way.
The kitchen and dining room are the main gathering spots for family and friends, so it’s important not to overlook this space in the decorating process. Featuring an autumnal, neutral or plaid table runner can add warmth and dimension to the area, as well as adding decorative elements, such as mini pumpkins, gourds or pressed leaves.
Adding a sleek piece of personalised wall art to your fall decor this autumn can make your space feel more homely and unique. Our Gaia collection is the perfect choice for autumn decorating as it features a terracotta and warm beige colour palette. Each of our pieces are fully customizable and can be designed to match the style of your home.
When looking through any fall decor design board, you will always see elements of wood featured throughout the space. However, because of the natural emphasis attached to autumnal decoration, this wood does not have to be perfectly formed and free from visible imperfections. In fact, the more distressed looking the better. You can introduce this in the form of shelving, side tables, small storage units or chairs.
Although many design approaches would warn against layering, this is not the case when it comes to fall decor. The layering of soft furnishings is a subtle way of adding extra warmth to the space and making elements work together to increase the functionality of the area. To learn how to layer like a professional, check out this Stone Gable article.
Introducing foliage to your fall decor and upgrade the autumnal influence in your home. Featuring natural greenery will add a degree of fresh, earthiness to your living space, whilst also balancing the neutral tones.
THE FINAL WORD
This magical time of year gives us all an opportunity to start fresh and create an ideal space to relax and rejuvenate within our own home. Now that you’ve been armed with plenty of ideas, enter into the fall decor design process with creativity and excitement. Put together a living space that makes you want to come home and unwind, whilst also reflecting your style and personality.
By doing this, the winter months are sure to be much more pleasurable.