5 Easy Steps for Transitioning Your Home Decor From Summer to Fall - CHITA LIVING

5 Easy Steps for Transitioning Your Home Decor From Summer to Fall


  1. Change Throw Pillows and Blankets
  2. Update Your Accent Chairs
  3. Refresh Floral Centerpieces and Scents
  4. Revamp Dining Seating With Seasonally-Styled Cushions and Upholstery
  5. Rearrange Furniture and Add Accents
  6. Conclusion

As the leaves start changing hue, it's time to transition your living room decor from breezy, beachy summer vibes to the cozy warmth of autumn. With a few simple seasonal switches, you can transform your space into a comforting retreat ready to crack open a pumpkin-spiced latte and snuggle up to watch the falling leaves. Follow these easy decorating tips to help shift your home from sun-soaked summer charm to the hygge-inspired style of the fall season.

Change Throw Pillows and Blankets

An effortless way to shift your room's aesthetic is by swapping out your lighter, tropical-inspired throw pillows for ones with rich fall hues and patterns. Choose pillows featuring plaid flannel, buffalo check, or classic tartan prints in deep reds, greens, browns, and burnt oranges. Update your sofa with heavy cable knit pillows for organic texture. You can keep a few lighter pillows for contrast.

Along with pillows, trade lightweight cotton blankets for thicker knits, wool blends, and fluffy faux fur styles that warmly envelop you. Drape plush throw blankets over chairs and sofas in preparation for chillier nights. Fold extra blankets into rustic baskets as cozy accent decor.

 Try adding a little variety to your pillows. @thehomemadepractical


Update Your Accent Chairs

Think about replacing lighter slip-covered armchairs with ones in deeper fall tones. Look for accent chairs in burgundy, olive green, chocolate brown, and deep slate blue-materials like tweed, wool, twill, linen, and faux fur up the cozy factor. If buying new chairs is not feasible, recover existing seats with blankets or slipcovers in rich fall prints.



Brown brings calmness.@thecollinscollective


For reading nooks, oversized armchairs invite curling up by the fire with a pumpkin spice latte and a good book. Arrange a few chairs in a conversational circle and accessorize with autumnal props like quilted pillows and ceramic mugs.

Refresh Floral Centerpieces and Scents

Rather than fresh-cut floral displays, embrace faux fall flowers, mini pumpkins, gourds, pinecones, acorns, and sprigs of dried foliage for your table centerpieces. Place decorative ears of Indian corn in glass hurricanes for natural yet long-lasting arrangements.

Trade your summery perfumes and candles for ones with delicious fall scents like cinnamon apple, maple pecan, and pumpkin spice. Scented candles instantly cozy up chilly evenings. Try natural aromas like potpourri simmering on the stovetop.

Chill vibe brought by the aroma. @nicolemarie.home


Revamp Dining Seating With Seasonally-Styled Cushions and Upholstery

An often-overlooked area to switch up for fall is your dining seating. Adding cozy chair pads, slipcovers, or even new cushion fabric transforms the look and feel of where you gather for meals. In rich autumnal shades, look for warm materials like wool, velvet, leather, or textured linen.

Swap wicker or bamboo seats for wooden chairs with plush cushions for a casual dining area. Or drape woven blankets over existing chairs for a quick seasonal style. Placemats and table runners in corresponding colors tie everything together.

Rearrange Furniture and Add Accents

With cooler weather limiting outdoor enjoyment, now is the time to optimize your interior living space. Rearrange furniture to create cozy spots for reading by a window or warming yourself by the fireplace. Position accent chairs or a chaise facing a fireplace to make it a beckoning fall feature.

Finish off your autumn-inspired living room with supporting décor. Display natural elements like dried flowers or mini pumpkins on side tables and bookshelves. Hang framed photos or paintings featuring fall foliage and seasonal activities you love. With a few simple switches, soon, your home will feel like a comforting retreat, ready to enjoy autumn's simple pleasures.

Create your own sanctuary.  @thrifty_abode


With just a few easy steps, you can completely transform the look and feel of your living room from summery brightness to autumnal coziness. Strategically switching out lighter accents for warmer tones and textures helps create a welcoming fall atmosphere. Personalize the space with your favorite scents, comfy fabrics, frames, and touches reflecting the nostalgia of the season.

As the weather cools, make your newly fall-decorated living room the ultimate destination for relaxing and reconnecting with loved ones. Snuggle up by the fireplace with steaming mugs of cider, pile on the quilts for movie night, or lounge with a book as rain patters against the windows. Allow your thoughtfully autumn-inspired decor to set the stage for making heartwarming memories during the most hygge time of year.

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