20 Cozy and Charming Fall Living Room Decor Ideas You’ll Love

Bob Thomas

Can you feel the chill in the air? For me, that’s the perfect sign it’s time to give my living room a cozy fall upgrade.

In this article, I wanna share 20 of my fave cozy and charming fall decor ideas to make your space feel extra warm and welcoming too.

I’m all about bringing natural fall textures into the living room – cozy blankets, rustic baskets, pretty autumn plants.

A few fairy lights here, a cinnamon-y candle there…small touches like that make a space so inviting!

So grab your comfiest sweater and let’s check out these simple living room decor ideas to welcome fall in style.

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1. Cozy Up with Buffalo Plaid

white and black buffalo plaid blanket draped over a chair

Add a classic buffalo check blanket to your living room seating for an easy way to make the space feel more cozy and inviting, you could also get a matching one for your bedroom fall décor makeover.  

Drape it over the couch, fold it at the end of a bench, or layer it on a chair. The bold black and white plaid pattern screams fall and is guaranteed to be a timeless, stylish addition.

2. DIY Nature-Inspired Wreath

Grapevine wreath decorated with orange, red, and yellow artificial leaves and twigs hanging on a white door

Feeling crafty? Put together a rustic wreath for your front door or mantel using real or faux foliage.

All you need is leaves, twigs, a wreath base, and hot glue or ribbon to attach it all. This nature-inspired piece makes a beautiful handmade fall decoration.

3. Coffee Table Fall Vignette

Style your coffee table or bookshelves with an autumnal vignette using seasonal plants. Mini pumpkins, potted mums, and scattered gourds make for an easy, affordable fall display.

Just grab a few items from the farmer’s market or craft store to pull this natural decor look together.

4. Quick Pillow Makeover

sofa with pillows in red  and burlap

Give your pillows a fast fall refresh by switching out their covers or inserts. Try rustic burlap covers for texture or replace the fill with a heavier insert for extra coziness. This simple makeover only takes minutes but makes a big impact.

5. Cuddle Up with Plaid Throws

Red blanket laid across a brown leather armchair

For serious hygge vibes, layer your seating with super soft plaid fleece or flannel throws. Folksy blankets in buffalo plaid or classic tartan instantly make a living room feel more inviting. Drape them on chairs, sofas, beds, or curl up and get comfy!

6. Rustic Wooden Signs

cream and orange "Hello Pumpkin" sign hanging on white living room wall.

Decorate your blank living room walls for the season with rustic wooden signs featuring cute fall phrases. These farmhouse-chic pieces add autumnal flair. Try “Hello Pumpkin” or “Give Thanks” for stylish sentiments.

7. Cozy Textured Pillows

Orange velvet pillows on a off white couch

Upgrade basic pillows with cozy textures like velvet or faux fur that feel extra nice in the fall. These lush fabrics come in colors like burnt orange, mustard yellow, and sage green that signal the new season.

8. Natural Woven Baskets

Oval seagrass baskets on a wood coffee table holding red maple leaves

Woven baskets made of materials like rattan, jute, or seagrass lend natural texture. Use them on shelves, side tables, ottomans, or the floor. Fill with blankets, pinecones, or other fall touches.

9. Faux Fur Throws

Light gray faux fur throw blanket draped over a brown armchair

For luxurious coziness, use super soft faux fur throws in neutral shades like cream or gray. Drape them over chairs and sofas for a sophisticated hygge look. They’ll make lounging with a book extra inviting.

10. Wood Slice Pumpkin Centerpieces

White wood slice pumpkins with brown stems stacked on a table

Stack rounds of wood slices of varying sizes to make rustic pumpkin-shaped centerpieces for coffee tables, sideboards, or mantels. You can paint or stain them and add stems for a cute fall display.

11. Faux Leather Pillows

Rust orange faux leather pillow with diamond tufting on a sofa next to a white pillow

Faux leather pillows in rich autumnal hues like chestnut brown, mustard yellow, or rust orange add cozy texture and tie in fall color schemes. Try different shapes like chevrons or diamond tufting for visual interest.

12. Pinecone Wreaths

Circle pinecone wreath with burlap ribbon hanging on a white wall.

Embrace foraged textures this fall by crafting a rustic wreath using pinecones collected outside.

Adhere them to a grapevine base with hot glue and add a plaid ribbon. Hang it on your living room wall.

13. Faux Succulents and Plants

 Assorted green faux succulents and tropical plants in white planters on a wood coffee table.

Faux succulents and houseplants are an easy low-maintenance way to bring natural elements and soothing greens into your living room all year long. Cluster them on console tables, bookshelves, or window sills.

14. Cozy Cable Knit Throws

Ivory cable knit throw blanket draped over  sofa.

For ultimate fall snuggling, use textured cable knit throws in autumnal hues. The chunky woven patterns add interest and feel so soft. Toss them over sofas, chairs, ottomans, or beds for an extra layer.

15. Wooden Lanterns

Round metal lanterns with glass windows holding a flickering electronic candle

Set a warm glow in your living room by placing flickering flameless candles inside wooden lanterns. Arrange them on mantle, console table, or as a centerpiece for an ambient autumn feel.

16. Cozy Faux Suede Pillows

Mustard faux suede pillow and sage green on sofa in living room

Decorate for fall with faux suede pillows in gorgeous hues like mustard and sage green. The texture feels so cozy and luxe! Jazz them up with fun details like velvet piping or fringe for an easy fall flair.

17. Candlelit Woven Lanterns

Round woven wood lanterns with electronic candle

Lighting electronic candles inside natural woven wood lanterns creates such a warm, cozy glow. Place them on your mantel, sideboard, or coffee table to welcome that autumnal ambiance.

18. Plush Faux Fur Ottomans

White faux fur ottoman next to cream sofa

Use a super soft faux fur ottoman as a living room coffee table for an instant fall-ready statement.

Layer quilts on top or use as extra cozy seating. The fuzziness takes your space from summer to snug in no time.

19. Seasonal Scented Candles

Assorted cream, orange, brown fall scented candles

Scattered candles with scents like apple, cinnamon, clove, and pine infuse your living room with autumn’s delicious aromas. Place them around your space for that comforting fall fragrance.

20. Eye-Catching Velvet Pillows

 velvet pillows with colorful patterns on on a velvet couch

Showcase graphic patterned velvet pillows in jewel tones on your sofas, chairs, and daybeds. Opt for florals, paisleys, or geometrics to really make your fall living room feel lush.

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Give Your Living Room a Cozy Fall-Inspired Makeover.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Use natural textures like blankets and baskets for cozy appeal.
  2. Incorporate seasonal plants and gourds for charming fall accents.
  3. Display DIY wreaths and art using fall colors and foraged materials.
  4. Refresh pillows and throws with plush, autumn-inspired fabrics.
  5. Add ambient lighting with electronic candles and lanterns for warmth.

With creative touches like wreaths, pillows, plants, candles and more, you can easily transition your living room into a comfortable, inviting fall oasis.

Let these 20 budget-friendly decor ideas inspire you to give your space a seasonal refresh with autumnal flair.

Time to break out the plaid and craft a living room you’ll love lounging in.

About the author 

Bob Thomas

A fully certified interior decorator and house painter , Bob Thomas brings immense expertise and knowledge amassed from many years of hands-on experience with residential, commercial and specialty painting and decorating projects of all sizes and scopes.

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