16 Fall Living Room Decor Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home for the Season

rustic white green living room fall decor
Photo: Jay Wilde

Showcase the season's most beautiful colors, textures, and foliage in your home's living room. Add these indoor fall decorations to your coffee table, fireplace mantel, window ledges, and more for a cozy autumn-inspired living space.

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Farmhouse Fall Living Room

living room with rustic coffee table
Werner Straube 

The rustic textures and neutral colors of farmhouse style provide the perfect backdrop for fall living room decor. Layer in a few fall accessories to quickly transform your space for the season. In this cozy living space, a variety of plaid throws in autumnal hues and a coffee table display featuring an heirloom pumpkin and a vase of fall blooms transform the space.

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Living Room Pumpkin Decor

White shelving with white and silver pumpkins
Adam Albright

This whimsical pumpkin decorating idea instantly adds fall charm to existing living room decor. Start by gathering pumpkins (real or faux) in various sizes. Paint them white for a crisp, modern look, then tuck them among the accessories on built-in shelves or a bookcase. Vary the scale of the objects on each shelf for balance.

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Natural Fall Living Room Decor

rustic white green living room fall decor
Jay Wilde

Some of the best fall decor ideas come from nature. Hit the pumpkin patch to select pumpkins and gourds in various shapes and colors, and use them to accessorize your coffee table, fireplace mantel, and other living room furniture. For another quick dose of fall color, clip branches of changing leaves and place inside simple vases.

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Fall Mantel Ideas

Wreath above fireplace with pumpkins
Kritsada Panichgul

Create a cheerful display above your fireplace mantel with a few simple fall living room decorations. Here, sprigs of vibrant bittersweet transform a basic grapevine wreath into a fall focal point. Autumn-inspired accents in a variety of heights, including multihued mini pumpkins and a vase supporting colorful branches, keep the fall mantel display interesting.

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Simple Fall Living Room Decor

green livingroom white pumpkin fall decor
Werner Straube

Creating a fall living room doesn't require a total redesign. Use simple fall decorations plucked from nature for a fast seasonal refresh. Collect colorful leaves from trees in your yard to place atop side tables, on decorative trays, and inside vases. Position creamy white pumpkins throughout the space for a subtly festive look.

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Spooky Fall Living Room Decor

corner fireplace with pumpkins and spiderweb decor
Jay Wilde

This fall living room idea uses stacks of books as the foundation for a Halloween-inspired mantel. Group volumes with black or dark-gray covers in piles of various heights. Intersperse the books with small pumpkins and miniature skull decorations, then cover the arrangement with faux cobwebs for a stylish yet spooky look. When Halloween is over, swap out the skulls and cobwebs for pinecones, cornhusks, and other harvest-inspired fall decorations.

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Gorgeous Fall Mantel Inspiration

A roaring fire is the final element needed to draw every eyes to your stunning fall mantel. Natural elements like gourds and leaves with rich color add the perfect autumn touch. Here are three simple looks to consider when looking for fall living room ideas.

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Fall Living Room Color Scheme

Fall leaves in blue glass vases behind couch
Greg Scheidemann

Orange, yellow, red, and brown are classic autumn hues, but a splashy accent color can make your fall living room decor stand out even more. Cool colors, such as blue or green, make these warm tones appear brighter and more vibrant. A collection of colorful fall leaves, for example, looks even more stunning with displayed inside blue glass vases.

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DIY Fall Living Room Decor

home fireplace mantel fall pumpkin acorn decor
Jay Wilde

Draw inspiration from nature for DIY fall living room decor. This fireplace mantel display features a garland made from cut-out acorn shapes and an array of pumpkins, leaves, and greenery. Birch logs form perches for pillar candles, while a simple grapevine wreath tucked with faux flowers, grasses, and cotton bolls rounds out the arrangement.

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Fall Living Room Ideas

Living room with fireplace and fall décor
Michael Partenio

Fall decorating ideas can be as simple as swapping your present living room essentials for decor in crisp colors. A burnt-orange blanket and coordinating pillows spice up this homey room. Gourds, along with seasonally appropriate flowers and leaves, garnish the coffee table and the rustic wooden mantel.

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Fall Pumpkin Ideas

Fall décor with pumpkin with "K" carved and books
David Prince

Creating an elegant autumn mantel is easy when you combine natural elements with metallic accessories. Here, a large pumpkin is etched with the homeowner's initial in a scrolling font, forming the centerpiece of the fall arrangement. Candleholders with shiny finishes amplify the glow of flickering faux candles, while books covered in black-and-white paper add height to the living room display.

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Fall Leaves Display

Fall Branches in Vase
Marty Baldwin

Accessories are key for fall home decor. To create a striking arrangement on a budget, head outside and clip a few tree branches that showcase the brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows of fall. Plunk them in a large glass vase filled with water and set it atop a coffee table or side table.

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DIY Fall Leaf Artwork

Mantle with leaf artwork
Victor Schrager

Take advantage of vibrant fall leaves by creating festive artwork to spruce up a mantel or a shelf. Gather leaves with similar shapes in a variety of colors. After pressing and drying them, attach the leaves to a linen-wrapped canvas in pretty rows. You can secure the leaves using pins or glue.

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Dip-Dye Gourd Mantel

gourds on mantel
Jay Wilde

Turn your need to decorate the living room for fall into a fun paint project with this autumn decorating idea. To create unique gourd decorations like these, dip a gourd into a bowl of paint. Move the gourd around in the paint until a desired portion is completely covered. If you like the paint-dripping look, let the gourd dry with wet paint dripping down its sides.

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Bittersweet Living Room Decor

glass bottle with bittersweet
Michael Partenio

Fall living rooms wouldn't be complete without natural seasonal elements like bittersweet. The colorful climbing vine features vivid red and orange berries and makes a beautiful autumn accent. To decorate with the showy vine, place old glass bottles in fall hues, such as lemony-yellow and citrus green, on a window ledge and fill a few with branches of bittersweet.

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Fall-Themed Pillows

Acorn Print Pillow
Kritsada Panichgul

Add some fun fall living room decor with pillows that change with the season. In front, an iron-on acorn design adds a seasonal touch to a linen toss pillow. Behind, an old coffee bag was resewn around a pillow form for a nubby-textured support.

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