Cozy Fall Home Decor Tour 2022
Welcome to my 2022 cozy fall home decor tour! Come on in and see what is making our home feel cozy, pretty, and inviting this fall season! In this post, we are going to tour the family room and dining room area, which makes up most of our main living spaces.
Also, I get to share with you the home tours of several blogging friends today. Settle in with a pumpkin spice latte and get get ready for lots of fall inspiration today!
I love all the seasons and each one has its own special characteristics that make it wonderful and highly anticipated. The fall season, in particular, has a quality that cannot be defined in a decor trend or tangible item, necessarily.
In fact, the feeling of fall is what I think makes it so special! Come on in for my cozy fall home decor tour; I hope you can find a few ideas that will help you create that own magical fall feeling in your own home too!
If you’re hopping over today from Sand Dollar Lane, welcome! I am so glad you’ve stopped by! Wasn’t her tour amazing? Talk about all the special fall feelings!
At the end of this post, you can find a link to all of the fall blogging tours today and I hope you visit each one. No two are the same, yet each one so uniquely shares their own fall feelings! I know you will love all of the fall decor ideas and inspiration too!
How do I make my home cozy for fall?
Actually, I think your home can be cozy all year long, not just in the fall. However, there is something about the longer evenings, dropping temperatures, and fall activities that just lend themself to those cozy vibes!
I like to concentrate on a few main elements to create a cozy home in the fall season:
- Soft textures
- Candlelight and aroma
- Warm colors
Cozy Fall Home Decor Tour 2022
How can I decorate my room for fall on a budget?
My number one tip for budget-friendly decorating is to shop your own home. I decided that I would try to not spend any money for my family room fall decor this year. At the same time, I wanted to try and create a different look than years past. Instead, I focused on taking pieces that I had and loved and then mixing and matching them for a different look.
In the family room, I always start with my fall mantel decor and gallery wall as the focal point of the room. I combined some thrifted art in muted, fall colors with old mirror that I’ve collected from thrift stores, flea markets, and vintage shows.
Then, I added my vintage French lavabo in the center. In years past, I filled it with gourds, which I will probably add again this year for October. In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying this look with varied faux fall stems that I already had. You can find a vintage-inspired French lavabo online HERE!
How do I decorate my mantel in the fall?
Since I have a lot going on with the wall fountain arrangement and the gallery wall, I decided to keep a more simple look for my fall mantel decor. I added old books, thrifted brass candlesticks (you can find a good deal on a collection HERE), and my favorite battery-operated taper candles. The wax finish and flickering flame give these such a real look and they add a cozy glow and feeling to our family’s favorite hang-out space!
To finish off my fall mantel decorations, I added just a few faux fall stems.
How can I decorate my house in autumn?
If you are only going to change one thing in your home for fall decorating, I suggest swapping around some throw pillows! They are a budget-friendly and super easy way to add seasonal color, texture, and pattern. Even though I went with mostly neutral pillows, I added some fun texture and a vintage look with a couple of pillows made from old rugs.
Next, I added a cute pumpkin pillow. My kids were begging me in August to pull it out, but I made them wait until after Labor Day. It is a cozy and comfy way to have some extra fun with your throw pillows! THIS is the one we have. You can also find some different colors and sizes for great prices HERE!
You can find my favorite 30 pillows this fall over on THIS POST!
What is popular for fall decor?
Pumpkins are definitely the most popular accessory to add for fall decor. However, I usually like to mix things up a little bit and be a bit different! While I do add some pumpkins to my decor throughout the season, dried gourds are now in places where I would have added pumpkins in the past.
I love using dried gourds in my fall decorating because they actually save me a lot of money. Since they can be used year after year, I don’t need to purchase as many pumpkins to get the natural look that I enjoy in my decor. Plus, the dried gourds give those warm fall colors and natural element to my fall home decor.
At the same time, I also absolutely love all the varied shapes and sizes of dried gourds. They are easy to add to a large bowl or basket. In our family room, I used an old wire basket and filled it with dried gourds. Then, I tucked in some dried branches from my yard (yay for free fall decor!)
Here are a few other cozy fall home decor elements I used in this space:
- This large antique wooden trencher is so fun to decorate for the different seasons. Even though it is huge, it still fits the scale of the room because it acts as a layer on the coffee table. These are investment pieces that you can use year round in your decor. The warm wood tones add a curated, cozy look.
- I added this antique swan decoy to the trencher. While swans aren’t typical in my fall decorating, this one just seemed to work! You can find a similar vintage-inspired one HERE for a great price!
- Baskets are great for year round decor. The one I used on my side table is no longer available, but I’m linking a couple of other favorites HERE and HERE for you! Tuck in a few faux fall stems or branches from your yard and you’ve got a quick and easy arrangement. The woven texture paired with natural elements helps create a curated, well-lived in look!
- On the cabinet that we use as a sofa table, I added a giant corbel that we picked up on the World’s Longest Yard Sale. I love the dramatic size and the soft mushroom tone blends with my decor while adding a warm neutral color too. Vintage corbels are always a great way to add some extra character and texture to your home, as well as great charm! You can find some pretty ones HERE and HERE!
A cozy fall home decor must-have:
How do you decorate a fall dining room?
How you decorate your dining room will really depend a lot on the layout and what furniture you have in the space. However, a dining room table is a sure thing and you can create anything from a super simple centerpiece to an extravagant fall tablescape!
Over on my ebook, I share all the tips and sources for five of my favorite fall tablescapes.
However, if your home and table are anything like ours, we also need to have space for school projects, homework, and the random piles that accumulate WAY too fast! Can you relate?
If so, a simple centerpiece is just what you need too!
How do you style a fall dining table?
For everyday purposes and practicality, a simple centerpiece is the way to go! I do love to change my centerpiece throughout the season, but here are the basics that I keep on hand:
- Vintage grain sack for a table runner
- Large vintage bread board for a base (so I can easily slide my centerpiece over for diorama projects…recent true story.😅)
- A small wooden cake stand to hold flowers…or donuts!
- Vintage-inspired candlesticks or brass candlesticks, like these
- Battery-operated taper candles for a cozy glow (even the dining room can have cozy fall home decor!)
- A couple of pumpkins (pick up fresh ones or find some super realistic ones HERE and HERE that you can use year after year!)
- Of course, I always add some free decor too! If you are looking for budget-friendly decor for your dining room, look no further than your own yard or a roadside pile of branches! Add some branches to a big vessel, like THIS, for a simple and dramatic fall centerpiece!
What goes in a dining room hutch?
Some interior stylists may suggest that dining room hutch furniture is a thing of the past. However, for the sake of simplicity, I call any kind of cabinet with a shelf that is in the dining room a “hutch”. In our dining room, we refinished an antique apothecary. You can find all of the details HERE about how we removed paint, layer by layer, to reveal the some of the original white paint. I love this chippy old piece because if its history and style.
At the same time, it provides amazing storage for small tablescape and table ware items, as well as giving a space above to display some of my favorite pieces.
If you have a “hutch” in your dining room, here are a few favorite cozy fall home decor items to consider displaying for the fall season:
Are you ready to add your own cozy fall home decor?
Remember, cozy is whatever feels good to YOU! A favorite soft texture, a soothing scent, relaxing tunes in the background, surrounded by warm colors…all things that add up to a home that feels like cozy fall goodness.
No matter what room you are making cozy for the fall season, these elements work in almost any space! One final tip to remember is that fall is a simple season. You can save the “going all out” for Christmas if you want (I definitely love that). However, the fall season lends itself to simplicity and drama in easy ways, such as a pop of color, a pretty branch, or a stack of pretty pumpkins.
I hope this little home tour of our family room and dining room has given you a couple of ideas that you can create for your own cozy fall home decor!
Next, I hope you’ll hop on over to Pasha is Home for her fall home tour. You are in for a real treat and loads of fall inspiration!
Make sure to visit all of the blogs on the tour today for even more fall home decor ideas!
Peek Into the Fall Homes of Seven Talented Bloggers
How to Decorate a Mudroom Entryway for Fall // Sand Dollar Lane
Cozy Fall Home Decor Tour 2022 // Robyn’s French Nest
Simple Ideas For A Cozy Fall Family Room // Pasha is Home
Modern Neutral Fall Home Tour // This is Simplicite
Cozy Fall Home Tour with Vintage Farmhouse Style // Lora Bloomquist
My Home – Decorated for the Season of Autumn // Living Large in a Small House
A Casual Fall Outdoor Gathering // Cali Girl in a Southern World