Letting go of summer is not something I do easily. I do; however, enjoy switching up my decor with the changing seasons. In this post, I am sharing how to elevate the cozy in early fall. I am calling this my Autumn Preview and will show how I transition my living room before holiday season really takes off.
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For me, fall decor doesn’t have to mean pumpkins, gourds, and pillows covered in fall graphics. If that is your style, I’m not knocking it 😉 I prefer to layer blankets and pillows for an elevated cozy feel.
How to Elevate the Cozy in Early Fall
- Layer several blankets and pillows – I also switch out lighter fabric pillow covers for faux fur, sherpa, and other cozy materials. Having multiple blankets available invites family and friends to cozy up.
- Display natural wood pieces – Displaying items like these wooden bowls and garlands add texture and interest.
- Plants and Stems – If you don’t know already, plants whether real or faux, add instant warmth, texture, and dimension. Have a spot that needs something extra? Stick a plant there 😀
- Lighting – Lamps seem to be a growing collection in our home. It’s all about the ambiance for me year round. As you can see here, even when the lamp is turned off, it acts as a statement piece of decor to balance out the large vase. Below, I have shared links to table lamps and floor lamps perfect for setting the mood.
Baskets are another staple you should have multiple of when decorating. They are great for storing extra throw blankets and pillows, housing plants, storing toys, and more.
The gorgeous rug, featured below, is from Homebase Rugs. If you aren’t familiar with Homebase Rugs, they specialize in machine washable rugs. This is not a sponsored post, but I feel the need to mention they are spill proof! I can attest to this, because I spilled coffee on this rug and just used a paper towel to blot up the spill. No stain was left and you can’t even tell there was ever anything spilled.
It was important to me to choose a pattern that would transition well throughout the seasons. I have been able to switch between cooler spring and summer colors to warmer tones while still keeping the same rug in place.
Pumpkins will be making their entrance soon, don’t worry. I look forward to displaying my velvet pumpkins every year and decorating the front porch.
I hope you found this article helpful. Thank you for visiting and let me know if you have any questions in the comments. You can also just leave a positive remark 😉
Click here to visit fall decor from years past.
Author and photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Janssen
Looks super cozy! Beautifully styled!
Martha Knake says
Thank you so much!