Fall Decorating Ideas: Cozying Up for the Season

Looking for fall decorating ideas? Today I’m sharing some simple changes in the kitchen and family rooms that are perfect for cozying up your home for the season.

fall decorating ideas pears in bowl and pretty fall flowers in white kitchen

It’s finally here! Though we’ve been talking fall for awhile now (and on Instagram for at least a month!), the real, actual first day of fall is upon us and I’m so ready! I must say that this year I was really hanging onto summer and wasn’t in a hurry like I usually am. That is, until we had a few cool days and then I was immediately in the mood for a change!

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gorgeous french farmhouse kitchen with fall flowers on the farmhouse table That cooler weather outside got me wanting to change things up inside. 


eucalyptus branches in a vintage wood vessel on counter in white kitchen And the first thing I did? Change out the flowering plants I had on the kitchen counter. They felt very summery, so I swapped those for a large vase with some faux eucalyptus that will last longer than flowers!


gorgeous fall decorating ideas flowers and pears on counter in white French farmhouse kitchen Another way to make it feel cozier for fall is to bring in more texture. I added a few more wicker and wood elements and they immediately add warmth to the space.


flowers in white pitcher and rustic bowl with pears fall decorating ideas Although I had the branches on the counter, I really wanted to feature fresh flowers so I grabbed some dahlias, one of my favorite fall flowers. Their cafe au lait colors are perfect for mixing with greenery and whites for a soft take on the season.


pretty flowers in white pitcher with baby boo white pumpkins on cutting board The baby boos appeared this week so of course I couldn’t resist! I love to sprinkle them around and add a few in each room. They’re also great piled in a bowl. Either way, they always add the right seasonal element.


fall decor pears in rustic vintage wood bowl on counter I always display some kind of fall fruit or vegetable, and this year was no different. Apples from our tree sit in a vintage proofing basket, while a distressed wood bowl holds fresh pears. And of course, the best part is you can eat them!


gorgeous fall decor flowers in white kitchen copper teapot cutting boards I also switched the artwork that leans on the range mantel for one that had warmer, more seasonal tones. This is a vintage oil, but there are so many art sources on Etsy now, it’s easy to print out seasonal art and switch things up when you need a change.


cozy fall family room with pears in bowl on coffee table branches in vase In the family room, I swapped out the pale blues and whites of spring and summer, and brought in the warm colors of autumn. 


rust and green pillows on sofa in French european farmhouse family room fall decorating ideas And did you notice the new rug? This isn’t actually new for fall, it’s been here since late spring. But I do love the warmth it brings to the space and luckily, it looks great with the new pillows, too!


gorgeous fall pillows in rust, cream and sage green on sofa Pillows in shades of faded rust, sage green, and cream feel warmer than what was here, yet they aren’t the bright oranges or deep rusts one usually associates with fall. I wanted a softer take and these are the perfect bridge!


fall decorating ideas in the family room branches in vase pillows in warm fall colors

wild grasses in rustic vase fall decorating ideas These faux dried grasses are one of my favorite things! I love that they look real, yet they don’t drop little seeds and pollen dust the way real grasses do.


pretty French farmhouse kitchen with flowers and pears on table I hope this gave you some fall decorating ideas of your own! It’s as simple as swapping out artwork and pillows, then adding some seasonal branches or flowers. By changing just a few things, your home will feel warmer and cozier and ready for the season!

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  1. Where did you buy your table runner from. Your house is breathtaking.

  2. Heidi Webb says:

    Where did you get the neutral blind over yor kitchen window. The fall decorations look very nice.

  3. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Love your fall touches Sheila – your home is always so beautiful! The faux eucalyptus looks great – where did you get yours? I’ve never been able to find any faux seeded eucalyptus that I liked. I’ll check out your store. Thanks for the great ideas and your restful beautiful photos!

    1. Thanks so much Barbara, I so appreciate your kind words! And yes – please check out the store!!

      Happy fall!