The fall makes us all long for cozy comfort, and perhaps nowhere in the home is that truer than in the bedroom. However, you don’t have to completely redecorate your sleep space to help it transition from summer to fall, simple, easy decor changes can make a big difference! Here are just a few fall bedroom decor ideas to get you started:
Update Your Bedroom’s Focal Point
The bed is the focus and focal spot of most bedrooms. That means the bed is where you should first turn your attention to when it comes to upgrading the look of your room to better reflect fall.
Start with the sheets: opting for linen and flannel will keep you warm through fall and winter without becoming overheated and these are easy care materials that look great too.
If you’re planning on using an all-white comforter, fold a textured or brightly colored blanket at the bedside. Choose a warm color or pattern, if you are using a duvet. Go for the contrast: match a dark-colored bottom sheet and duvet with a top sheet and pillows of medium color. The different shades add visual appeal, and draw the eye.
Add Blankets and Throw Pillows
If you can’t change your bedding, then the next best place to start is to swap your throw pillows and blankets. Make use of luxurious heavy fabrics such as silk, wool, and flannel, and warm colors such as red, orange, yellow, and winter white.
Place an Area Rug By the Bed
Offer a plush place to land to your feet. A small sheepskin fur rug can change the room ‘s entire atmosphere, giving you the feeling of fall without spending much. Try layering the rugs for an even bolder look; simply lay a faux animal hide or fuzzy sheepskin in a neutral shade over a square or rectangular rug.
Bring in a Seasonal Fragrance
No fall bedroom is ready for the season without a matching soothing scent. Moreover, fall is the best time to start using seasonal candles and diffusers. Popular relaxing scents include lavender, sandalwood, and chamomile and if you choose an attractive scent holder than you can up the visual appeal of the areas they are placed in too.
Weatherproof your Window Treatments
Breezy curtains and bamboo shades are perfect for summer, but a fall bedroom calls for something a bit more dramatic. You’ll also need window treatments that add a practical dose of insulation.
Tightly woven drapes (read: higher thread counts and heavy materials) made of wool, silk, and mohair work well to keep heat in and cold air out. Choose a set in a warm fall color or pattern that ties into your bedroom’s existing color palette.
If your windows are already outfitted with shades or blinds, simply hang drapes over them—come spring, all you’ll need to do is remove the rod and stow them away until next season.
Swap Your Accessories
Tchotchkes: those little knick-knacks you keep on your bookshelves, end tables, and vanity, are easy to swap out with the seasons. Update yours with fall-inspired finds like a bowl or tray of pine cones, leaves, or stones, or a bouquet of lively autumn flowers like mums or sunflowers, which are the longest-lasting cut flowers you can buy.