For many of us, our homes are not just the place we live—they’re also our creative outlets, passion projects, and ever-evolving works in progress. Growing up, my mom was always rearranging a room, trying out new curtains, or even repainting bedroom walls to reflect her mood and break out of a rut. And now when I find myself with a couple of extra hours of downtime on the weekend, my living room shelves and coffee table are calling my name. It’s always time for a refresh, but the changing of the seasons is an especially fun time to do it. And the beauty is, with a few simple styling tricks up your sleeve, you can make a space feel new without buying a thing. Okay, maybe just one or two things, but the point is, you do not have to go out and buy expensive new furniture to spruce up your fall living room décor.
It was around this time last year that I showed you guys our living room updates… which means I’ve been craving a few simple tweaks to freshen things up lately. I certainly wasn’t ready to race out and buy new furniture, so I focused on those smaller home accessories (think vases, candles, and coffee table books) that are relatively affordable but make a major impact. Scroll on to see how I cozied up our living room for fall with lots of texture, seasonal branches, and one neutral yet totally statement-making rug.
I added these pretty leather armchairs to our living room last year, and I’m every bit as in love with them today. When it comes to layering neutrals, opt for varying fabrics to diversify the mix. This handwoven leather chair is an invitation to relax and reset.
If you’re looking for fall living room décor on a budget, look no further—this is definitely the most affordable item of “furniture” in the space. I love a pouf for lounging around the coffee table to play board games or drink wine in front of the fire.
The entire CS team is obsessed with vintage vessels and this artisanal vase has all the antique charm with its aged patina.
I love the rounded shape of this side table so much, I bought two (the other lives in Adam’s office.) We’re huge fans of the design team at Studio McGee so it’s no surprise that we fell hard for this season’s collection of furniture and décor at Target.
While the world has switched to streaming, there’s something inherently calming and cozy about going old school with a record player. Playing vinyl by the fire with a glass of wine sounds is my idea of autumn heaven.
Whether displaying fall branches or left empty, my bookshelves are always layered with pieces I love like this stoneware vase. You can never have too many vessels, right?
If you’re only going to memorize one fall living room décor tip, make it this one: cozy throws are a must to give any living room maximum comfort and coziness and punch up a neutral space with texture.
This unfinished reclaimed teak wood bench is truly timeless. I’m really liking the rustic touch it currently adds to our living room, but when I’m ready to change things up, it’ll look equally beautiful at the foot of our bed or pulled up to the table when we need extra seating.
I didn’t realize how much my living room was missing a floor lamp until I got this one and experienced its magical glow on my bookshelves, especially as the sun sets in the evening. I love the bit of contrast this matte black design gives against our white walls.
When your style skews more minimalist, you want to keep it that way, even when your kids don’t necessarily agree. Stylish storage like this perfect woven basket is clutch to always having a place to stash the things I don’t want in clear view.
If you’re looking for fall décor ideas that won’t break the bank, here’s your formula: an incredibly affordable oversized vase that looks way more expensive than it really is, plus fall branches pruned from your nature walk. It doesn’t get much prettier!
I ordered this bowl online, and when it got delivered it turned out to be about 4x bigger and heavier than I was expecting… and I’m not one bit sorry about it, especially at that price point. I filled this one with tiny pumpkins for a fall centerpiece on my dining room table last month.
I’ve been wanting a floor-length mirror for our living room, and I finally found the perfect one. A sculptural arch design and rounded corners beautifully soften this large-scale mirror that reflects tons of light and makes the room look huge.
Books are an investment. So, while we understand this book isn’t cheap, it’s definitely a piece that will provide so much value over time as you look through every page and reap the inspiration. Not to mention, it looks beautiful on your coffee table or bookshelf.