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.

Barnaby Lane Tanner Armchair – Rose Blush

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.


Barnaby Lane Tanner Armchair – Rose Blush

Lulu and Georgia Maleena Rug

If you want to bring warmth into a room, add texture. It’s the most transformative fall home décor tip because it honestly makes such a huge difference to any space. This rug has beautiful geometric lines and is beyond soft under my feet.


Lulu and Georgia Maleena Rug

Pillowfort Faux Fur Floor Pillow Cream

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.


Pillowfort Faux Fur Floor Pillow Cream

Pottery Barn Artisan Hand Painted Earthenware Vases

The entire CS team is obsessed with vintage vessels and this artisanal vase has all the antique charm with its aged patina.


Pottery Barn Artisan Hand Painted Earthenware Vases

Jenni Kayne Large Alpaca Basketweave Throw

Splurge-y? Perhaps, but worth every penny thanks to its softness and luxurious drape. This throw makes a really special gift for just about anyone who loves to curl up and chill as much as I do.


Jenni Kayne Large Alpaca Basketweave Throw

Threshold x Studio McGee Surfside Wood Round Accent Table

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.


Threshold x Studio McGee Surfside Wood Round Accent Table

Lulu and Georgia Lemieux et Cie Mouren Sculpture

I love the rounded, sculptural lines that this brings to my bookshelves, and it’s a nice pop of white against the dark wood.


Lulu and Georgia Lemieux et Cie Mouren Sculpture

Afloral Natural Sun Palms

Who says palm trees are for summer vibes only? The sunbleached shade of these dried palm fronds evokes fields of wheat… but in a way that goes much better with the beachy feel of our home.


Afloral Natural Sun Palms

Crosley Coda Record Player With Speakers Shelf System

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.


Crosley Coda Record Player With Speakers Shelf System

Lulu and Georgia Rica Lumbar Pillow

Woven with naturally dyed wool, this pillow features intricate geometric patterns throughout. This handmade decorative lumbar pillow brings artisan appeal to your fall living room décor.


Lulu and Georgia Rica Lumbar Pillow

Threshold x Studio McGee 11″ x 8″ Rustic Vase Brown

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?


Threshold x Studio McGee 11″ x 8″ Rustic Vase Brown

American Cowboys

This stunning large-format book is a true art piece, highlighting the culture, the families, men, women, children as well as rodeo and ranching communities in the heartland of the great American West and beyond.


American Cowboys

Surf Shacks

If you fantasize about a life that begins each day on the ocean, this book is for you. Full of inspiring people and places, it’s got a year-round home in my living room.


Surf Shacks, by Matt Titone

Lulu and Georgia Vale Icelandic Sheepskin

There is nothing quite like the luxurious feeling of a sheepskin rug. It invites you to lay down and rest—something we could all use right now.


Lulu and Georgia Vale Icelandic Sheepskin

Hearth & Hand x Magnolia Chunky Stripe Fringe Throw Blanket

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.


Hearth & Hand x Magnolia Chunky Stripe Fringe Throw Blanket

Lulu and Georgia Arlene Bench

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.


Lulu and Georgia Arlene Bench

Lulu and Georgia Harolyn Bowl

This terra cotta bowl is simply beautiful as a decorative feature on its own or add some Palo Santo and watch the smoke rise as it fills your space with its meditative scent.


Lulu and Georgia Harolyn Bowl

Lulu and Georgia Josline Floor Lamp

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.


Lulu and Georgia Josline Floor Lamp

Dear Keaton Aliso Natural Coffee Table

This stunning coffee table really set the tone for my neutral living room. The surfboard-style shape reminds me of the coast and brings a touch of Malibu into my Austin home.


Dear Keaton Aliso Natural Coffee Table, $1,309

Dear Keaton Briarwood Large Rush Basket

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.


Dear Keaton Briarwood Large Rush Basket

Lulu and Georgia Salamat Ceramics Canal Vase

Everyone needs a vase this cute in their lives. Whether it’s on my coffee table or bedside, a few blooms or dried flowers are all it takes for a perfect little vignette.


Lulu and Georgia Salamat Ceramics Canal Vase

Threshold x Studio McGee 8″ x 9.5″ Rustic Vase Brown

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!


Threshold x Studio McGee 8″ x 9.5″ Rustic Vase Brown, $25

Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs

My forever favorite, this book adds a single splash of saturated blue to my living room, and I couldn’t love it more. Matisse cut-outs forever.


Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs

Threshold x Studio McGee Decorative Sculptural Geometric Folded Bowl

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.


Threshold x Studio McGee Decorative Sculptural Geometric Folded Bowl

Abigail Turtleneck

The turtleneck I’ve been living in all fall long—it’s soft and warm, with the perfect amount of drape. Now I just want the gray one.


Alex Mill Abigail Turtleneck

Karl Fournier Studio KO

You’ve undoubtedly seen their images all over Pinterest (and no doubt you’ve pinned the cover of this book, too) because Studio Ko creates beautiful spaces and inspiring interiors you want to live in.


Karl Fournier Studio KO

Angelika Taschen Great Escapes Italy

We are all dreaming of an Italian escape right now, but until that time, you can indulge in a little therapy via this beautiful book.


Angelika Taschen Great Escapes Italy

Lulu and Georgia Shashenka Floor Mirror

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.


Lulu and Georgia Shashenka Floor Mirror

Threshold Woodland Carved Wood Accent Table

I never met a stool I didn’t love—anyone else? With its unique design, this accent table doubles as a decorative object while also being functional furniture.


Threshold Woodland Carved Wood Accent Table

Threshold Abaca Woven Harvest Vase

Finding those pieces that strike a balance between aesthetic and sentiment is key to designing a home with meaning. This beautiful vase looks beautiful with dried branches and it’s an arrangement that basically lasts forever.


Threshold Abaca Woven Harvest Vase

Lulu and Gerogia Izara Vase

Handmade in Portugal, this vase has a beautiful richness with its textural, matte black finish. I style mine with nothing in it, so the sculptural lines of the vase can take center stage.


Lulu and Gerogia Izara Vase

Alexandra Misczynski Houses: Atelier AM

A design-lovers bible, this book is hugely inspirational with interiors that will make you swoon.


Alexandra Misczynski Houses: Atelier AM

John Derian Picture Book

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.


John Derian Picture Book

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