Fabulous Fall Living Room Decorating Ideas
Have you started decorating your home for fall? Need some ideas? I have some fabulous fall living room decorating ideas for you.
The great thing about decorating your home for fall is that fall lasts until Thanksgiving. You can build from simple accessories and gradually add more. I’ve got some fabulous fall living room decorating ideas you can begin to use now.
Since our living room is the center of our home, that’s where I focus most of my fall decorating. These fall living room decorating ideas should be helpful to you.
Fall color schemes can range from neutrals in all shades from cream to beige to taupe and brown. Traditional orange and rusts. Metallics in gold, copper or bronze are popular. Shades of green from light to deep dark are always in style.
And then there is blue!
Remember, these fall living room decorating ideas are an inspiration. You can change the colors and items based on what you already have on hand ~ don’t you love shopping in your own home?
It’s Harvest Home Day ~ a new fall~inspired blog hop hosted by my friend, Juliette of A Loverly LIfe. Juliette and I met at Haven a couple of years ago. We reconnected at Haven this year. She is a fun and talented lady. Over the next few weeks, we will bring you a series of posts that evoke the feeling of autumn.
If you are joining me from Diane at South House Designs, then welcome. Diane and I had a great dinner together at Haven.
Fabulous Fall Living Room Decorating Ideas
Seasonal decorating can start at your front door with a beautiful wreath, such as the one I made last year. Last week I shared how to reuse and restyle your fall decor ~ don’t you love reusing accessories that you already have?
Then your decorating can continue into your entry like my black and white fall entry ~ a real departure for me. The different rooms in your home ~ if separate from other rooms ~ can have different themes and colors.
I love to combine both retail and DIY creations in my home decor. I recently shared 3 spray paint DIY projects. All are included in our living room fall decor.
- white mini~pumpkins with blue leaves
- copper pumpkins
- copper magnolia leaves
For most of us, our living room or family room is the center of our home. It’s where we spend the most time and gather with family or friends. A living room has so many areas to decorate:
- coffee table
- side tables
- console table or dresser
- sofa table
I’m sharing fall living decorating ideas for the mantel, the coffee table, sofa table, and side tables.
TIP: gather all the accessories you might want to add to your different areas in one place. Then try to work on one area at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed.
LIVING ROOM DECORATING IDEAS
You don’t have to totally change an area. Arrangements that you already have in place can be added to. These same living room decorating ideas will work for you.
- think of groups of items
- use baskets, boxes or trays to gather items
- think in odd numbers
- leave space around your accessories ~ think of negative space
- vary the height of your elements
- arrange items in odd number groups
- use cloches, apothecary jars, or other large glass containers to hold other items
- vary textures of items
- mix in natural textures: rattan, burlap, glass, metal, wood
- combine fresh and faux flowers or greenery, faux or real pumpkins
- use a combination of colors for interest
- add candles with seasonal color and scent
- use throws for color, pattern, and texture
- if your table is small, add just one new fall item
- think of balance, choosing either symmetrical or asymmetrical arrangement
TIP: If something doesn’t look right, try it somewhere else. Try it on a stack of books. Turn it around, turn it on its side.
For several months, our mantel has had blue containers with topiaries, chinoiserie vases, and a wood tray with blue candles.
For our fall mantel, I added/ or replaced a few items, but the mantel remained balanced and symmetrical.
These additions gave the mantel a definite fall glow and mood.
- added blue~painted pumpkins with copper stems
- add copper~painted pumpkins to the top of the vases for height
- added white~painted pumpkins with blue leaves
- added copper~painted leaves
- replaced the blue candles with copper~gilded glasses
The coffee table has these fall decorating ideas:
- a round rattan tray to gather my items. The tray provided shape for the table, a natural material, and texture.
- a favorite vintage copper pitcher for a metallic finish filled with faux greenery and copper~painted magnolia leaves
- burlap covered books for a natural texture
- blue and copper pumpkin for color and shape
- setting the pitcher on the books for added height
- glass apothecary jar filled with metallic pumpkins
- a large glass jar with a beaded handle set on a stack of coffee table books
- books chosen for their dark blue covers
- a large candle (Target) in fall colors (the scent is Vanilla Caramel)
SOFA OR CONSOLE TABLE
A console or sofa table is a wonderful place to add decorative accessories for every season. These tables are usually long and narrow. Take advantage of the rectangle shape.
To continue our living room fall decorating, I kept the balanced arrangement. The lamps ”frame” the setting. I also kept the brass tray to ground my fall accessories:
- added a large apothecary jar with twig balls in natural colors
- changed out white books for dark blue books
- kept the grain scoop (with natural color and texture) fill with faux hydrangeas
- set the grain scoop on the books for added height
- added a large round orange candle for color and shape (Target in Pumpkin Spice)
- added copper metallic “wheat” for color, shape and texture
FALL SIDE TABLES
Side tables usually have a smaller surface on which to decorate. Just a few items can have a big impact.
For the side table between our Bergere chairs, we always have this white container with a green pothos plant. I already had a small chinoiserie ginger jar. To add a fall feel to our living room, I added:
- 2 apothecary jars filled with metallic pumpkins and fall balls
- 1 small white~painted pumpkin with blue leaf
Yes, I know there are 4 objects in my vignette. Visually, the 2 apothecary jars act as one object.
On the small shelf table in our living room, existing accessories (lamp base, blue container, group of white books, blue cup and saucer, blue beads) already provided color, pattern, and interest.
Not wanting to overwhelm the table, all I did was add one white pumpkin with the blue leaf.
For the table next to our sofa, I made these simple changes to add to the fall living room decor:
- replaced a stack of white books with blue books
- replaced a large white container with faux greenery with a metallic brass and glass lantern
- filled the glass container with faux fall leaves and copper painted leaves
- topped the lantern with real hydrangeas from our backyard
- added another blue pumpkin and two white pumpkins
Leaning on the living room wall is my vintage ladder with throws for pattern and texture. I will be changing out the throws for a more fall look soon.
FINAL DECORATING IDEAS FOR FALL
What ideas did I use for decorating my living room for fall?
- carried the blue and copper color theme throughout the room
- several glass containers filled with fall items
- balance in arrangements
- both symmetrical and asymmetrical arrangements
- odd numbers
- natural objects
- books, candles and faux florals
- pumpkins in all the areas
- pattern and texture
- both groups of items and single items to existing spaces
FALL LIVING ROOM BY NIGHT
Fall decorating for the daytime is lovely. But candles make the warmth of your living room come to its full beauty at night.
I hope that you have gained many new fall living room decorating ideas. We are so pleased with how our living room looks. It’s warm, inviting and creates a sense of the fall season.
I encourage you to visit the other bloggers sharing their Harvest Home ideas. All are listed below. Enjoy this fun new Blog Hop. Your first stop can be Leslie at Feet Under My Table. We met at Haven for the first time; Leslie is a sweetheart.
I would love for you PIN our fall living room tour.
Juliet at A Loverly Life
Nicolle at Our Tiny Nest
Kristin at 5th Sparrow No More
Libbie at a Life Unfolding
Stephanie at Gathered in the Kitchen
Lynne at My Family Thyme
Diane at South House Designs
Carol at Bluesky at Home
Leslie at Feet Under My Table
Marie at This Dear Casa
Suzanne at Shop at Blu
I LOVE your blue and white with copper color combination for fall! And oh my soul, the way it looks in the evening is stunning! I want to curl up there and just sit and look around with no distractions. Beautiful!
Thank you, sweet Cindy, it is really pretty. Can’t wait until it’s cool enough to light the fireplace too.
LOVE your copper accents! And that chinoiserie lamp, of course:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen
Carol, the shade of blue is stunning.. Your Fall home decor is so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Meraki Link Party.
Congratulations Carol. Your Fall living room decorating ideas has been selected as one of our features at Meraki Link Party 8.
Thank you for joining us.
Soooo much great info and advice. Thanks for inspiring me to look all over the house for opportunities to add touches of Fall. (cheers to next Haven)
Diane, it makes me feel so good knowing that a post inspired someone else. Haven was great fun.
Carol, these are such great tips!
I LOVE the blue pumpkins.
Thank you so much for joining the Harvest Hop.
Thank you, Juliet for putting this great blog hop together. Great to “meet” other new bloggers and see new ideas. Can’t wait for the next one.
Blue and white with the copper accents is so pretty. Feels fresh and cozy. The night time view is especially lovely. Fun to hop with you!
Hi, Marie. Fun to be hopping with you. Copper and blue to compliment each other so well.
This is beautiful – I love the blue and white with touches of copper, a color scheme that is quite lovely! I love hopping with you!
Kristin, great to meet on this hop. Thanks for all the positive feedback. Copper does work well with blue for fall.
I love the copper accents. I have them in my home. Lovely!
Carol, your Fall decor is so beautiful! I just love all the blue and white! The copper touches are so pretty, too!
We have just moved from our house on the lake to a new condo and are getting settled. Fall decorating is going to be so fun this year! I love what you have done with your mantel and will definitely be incorporatig a few of your ideas! I’m a blue and white gal, too!
Thanks for all your ideas. I always enjoy your posts!
Mary~Ann, congratulations on the new home. You’ll have so much fun decorating it. I hope these fall decor India’s will help you.
Carol, you know I’m a blue girl! What wonderful tips you have shared! And that copper…love it!
Hi, Sue. Join the blue club. It works for any season.
I like how you keep the year round structure with decor items and just change out the colors to autumn.
I am so in love with the copper that you have added. Stunning! And who knew that blue and white would be so perfect for fall? Now you’ve got me rethinking everything for fall decorating! Off to buy copper paint NOW! Beautiful job, friend! Loved hopping with you!
Leslie, thank you for the feedback. Copper is the perfect fall metallic to use for its warmth. And anything looks wonderful with blue and white!
Carol, your living room looks so warm and inviting! I love how you used blue with copper metallic accents. It’s all so pretty! It was so much fun to hop with you my friend!
I loved the blue and copper. I am so glad copper is back “in.” It has never left my kitchen–have a dusty collection of jello molds! I have always associated blue with silver so this was definitely a new look in my book! My cursor screwed up so I HAD to look at all your pix again! I loved your night-time pictures especially! I am not ready for fall yet–I am tired of hot-hot but fall only leads into winters that are too long in Maine! Today was comfortable and I was SO accomplished. I have made several fall arrangements/wreathes for my booth, but not for the house yet. Time to find my faux sunflowers for the vase of the kitchen table, though!
What a warm and cozy fall living room! I love it! Copper and blue has always been a favorite combo of mine. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen
Wonderful, easy-to-follow ideas! I love the way you include the list of things you’ve done–so helpful.
Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!
Gorgeous blue and copper fall decor! Your home is beautiful!
I have not burned a candle in years. We now have Magnolia candles in almost every room. Meadow is my favorite but for fall I bought harvest spice. Upgraded my blankets, velvet pillow covers. Love! Comfort and joy express my mood everyday. I am a giver but never gift myself. You gave me the courage to step out and create peace and beauty in my home. My husband and I have not purchased anniversary gifts for years. I created a coffee bar with a new William Sonoma French Press to celebrate our 45 Anniversary in July. Designing your home creates beauty and a safe haven to do life with family. Grateful. Thank you.
Thanks so much for your feedback. I love that I inspired you. Candles are a must-have during fall. And Happy Anniversary.
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