Transition Your Fall Decor into Winter with These 14 Easy Ideas

Give your home a seasonal lift with ideas to warm up every room. Our roundup of favorite fall decorating ideas easily transition into winter, so you can achieve a cozy look without having to switch up your style for the seasons.

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Rethink Your Furniture Arrangement

Living room with fireplace, stored wood, and seating
Brie Williams

When seasons change and temperatures drop, it's only natural to want to spend more time indoors. For easy winter decorating, focus your attention on indoor warmth by rearranging your furniture. Pull furniture away from the walls and around the fireplace to create cozy conversation areas. Bring out extra throws and pillows for added comfort.

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Incorporate Fresh Finds

Living room with white couches and pumpkins on coffee table
Edmund Barr

Looking for a new living room style for the winter months? Shop for new decorating accessories around your house. Add pillows and an extra throw to warm up a white sofa. Reorganize your accessories and swap out artwork. Finish off the look by showcasing fresh, seasonal flowers or a centerpiece of gourds on your coffee table.

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Add Cozy Texture

facing brown couches in living room with white shelving
Panichgul Studios, Inc

Details make this living room warm and cozy throughout the winter months. A fluffy rug warms up cold floors while nubby textured pillows and comfy wool throws create an inviting spot on the sofa. Potted plants offer a subtle reminder of spring.

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Add Window Treatments

green livingroom white pumpkin fall decor
Werner Straube

Block chilly drafts from your windows by replacing sheer draperies with thicker, floor-length window treatments for the winter months. This will warm up the room and freshen its look for a new season. Hang curtains over existing window blinds for an extra layer of style.

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Nod to Nature

Bedroom with orange couch and colorful bedspread
Helen Elizabeth Norman

Look to nature for fall and winter decorating inspiration. Warm up a room with a palette of orange, red, and yellow—the colors of the season. They pair equally well with darker wood furniture as with crisp white. Mix organic and graphic fabric patterns with nubby textures for visual interest.

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Create a Seasonal Wreath

grapevine wreath base with persimmon, eucalyptus nuts and thistle
EE Berger

Usher in the change of seasons with a festive DIY wreath. This display of rich evergreen branches, nuts, and dried seasonal fruit is perfect from fall to winter. Hang it on your front door or above a fireplace mantel for long-lasting enjoyment.

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Pile Up Bedding

neutral farmhouse bedroom with evergreen wreath on headboard
Kritsada Panichgul

Stay warm on cold winter nights with bedding designed to keep away the chill. Layers of extra pillows, blankets, and quilts add comfort in the bedroom. A chunky arm-knit blanket adds cozy texture in addition to warmth.

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Bundle Nature's Bounty

Fall décor with pumpkins, gourds, pears, pinecones, and leaves
Edmund Barr

Highlight the changing seasons with a winter centerpiece of colorful leaves, gourds, pears, and pinecones. Choose a rustic wood bowl or wicker basket to hold your seasonal decor and let their vibrant colors do the talking. A palette of green, red, and yellow feels fitting for both fall and winter.

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Decorate with Greenery

garland covered staircase above wooden bench
Jay Wilde

Turn your staircase, entryway, or mantel into a focal point with a fresh garland. Evergreens aren't just for holidays, so enjoy their clean scent throughout the season, replacing with fresh cuttings as needed. The green looks especially vivid against a white backdrop.

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Warm Up a Neutral Color Scheme

dining room

A warm palette of beige, browns, and ruby red gives this dining room a seasonal lift. A bright red patterned table runner pops against a rustic farmhouse dining table. A centerpiece filled with evergreen sprigs, pinecones, and red leaves looks fetching from autumn through the holidays.

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Showcase a Citrus Centerpiece

table centerpiece stand on table with fruit and greenery
Kritsada Panichgul

Decorate your kitchen, dining room, or coffee table with fresh fruit and greenery for a seasonal twist. Look for colorful, long-lasting citrus fruits such as oranges, pomegranates, and persimmons. Arrange the fruit on a cake stand with cuts of evergreen branches or other greenery.

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Group Candles on a Console

silver garland candles glitter pine trees display
Edmund Barr

Candles exude warmth, especially in a group. Give your fireplace, mantel or entryway console a healthy glow with a creative candle arrangement. Moody gray and metallic candles placed on silver stands give off a cheery light against a backdrop of sparkling silver tinsel. Frosted bottle brush trees contrast the warm light.

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Warm Red Accents

fall living room

Red accents make this living room a welcoming space even on the coldest days. The red area rug fills the room with color and adds a layer of comfort and warmth underfoot. A throw blanket and accent pillows bring spots of red up to the sofas. Invest in extra pillows and blankets in a variety of colors that you can swap out each season.

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Banish Winter Blues

Living room with pink throw on chair

The best way to get rid of the winter blues is with color. Inject a shot of life into a neutral palette with a few carefully chosen accessories, and any room goes from bland to fabulous. A fuchsia throw, some colorful pillows, and a bouquet of flowers instantly transform the room. A thick shag rug invites you to take off your shoes and get comfortable.

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