I love fall most of all, and the changing leaves and crisp cool breeze signal the fall season is officially here! While the days might be getting darker earlier, this cozy fall living room space is sure to keep things bright! This warm and inviting space is calling, so come relax and take a seat as I bring this fall-inspired living room design to life!
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A season of change brings the opportunity to put your best fall decorating ideas into practice! But, before you run and grab ALL THE PUMPKINS, consider the subtle feelings of the fall season. Decorating for fall is about experiencing all the warm and cozy vibes this season has to offer. What better space to relax and enjoy those festive fall feelings than a welcoming living room space!
Give this room a subtle seasonal upgrade by simply changing out decor items with what you naturally see in nature this time of year. It’s the perfect way to give your living room a fresh fall look without completely changing your entire space.
Nothing says warm and cozy like inviting warm earth tones, soft, cozy blankets, plush throw pillows, and fall-inspired faux florals. The beautiful mosaic of fall colors can even be incorporated into lighting choices and artwork. These simple yet elegant fall decor swaps create a restful and relaxing space, perfect for recharging.
The sofa is the main attraction of any living room space! The style of sofa you choose directly impacts your overall room design. In addition to style, another objective must be met…comfort!! The key is finding a balance between these two elements. While the perfect style might give your living room magazine-ready vibes, if it lacks comfort, creates an unusable space you likely won’t spend much time in. However, strictly deciding based on comfort can leave this space lacking in the design department, with a piece that looks out of place.
Ideally, consider the style of your sofa first, choosing something that will fit in with your overall design theme. Think about how you want the room to feel. Then give it the comfort test, ensuring your pick embraces you with coziness, creating the perfect spot to enjoy a book or catch up on a favorite show!
When it comes to sizing, make sure the sofa doesn’t take up the entire length of your wall. A good rule of thumb is to ensure at least 18 inches of space on either side of the sofa. Also, consider how people will move throughout your space. Ideally, you want at least 30 to 36 inches for walkways between all furniture pieces, plus 3 to 5 inches between your sofa and the wall. This will avoid overcrowding, making sure you can move freely and feel relaxed in your space.
For this cozy fall living room design, I opted for a muted neutral sofa. It is the perfect blend of comfort-meets-classic style. It anchors this space, creating a beautiful focal point to build your room design around. The creamy bisque color draws in calming vibes thanks to its warm earth tones and pairs well with all your fall home decor accents.
Vintage style rugs add layering and texture to your space, giving it that lived-in, homey feel. With color, character, and style, they are the perfect way to invite nature’s beautiful outdoor palette inside the comfort of your living room space. Choosing the right fall-inspired rug will add eye-catching visual appeal and interest while pulling the overall design of your living room together.
With endless options to choose from, remember to have fun and experiment with different patterns, textures, and shades for added dimension. To give this space those cozy fall vibes, stick to neutral autumn hues and avoid anything too distracting or overwhelming.
Selecting the right rug size will bring balance and warmth, creating the perfect finishing touch. A small rug can make your living room feel uninviting, while something too large can inadvertently make it feel smaller. I suggest selecting an 8×10 to 9×12, ensuring it’s 6 to 8 inches wider than your sofa on all sides. Durability and easy clean-up will extend the life of your rug. For furniture pieces on the rug, allow 8 inches between the edge of the furniture and rug.
I chose a beautiful hand-knotted rug for this fall-inspired living room. It offers artisanal appeal with its earthy shades and intricate pattern design. The varied brown accents pop against the naturally-toned sofa, effortlessly blending this space with the season’s most brilliant hues!
With a well-designed living room space comes the need for tasteful storage options. If you choose to showcase a television for entertainment: a wall mount might free up the need for a large media console, but there are still plenty of other essentials that need a cozy spot to hide.
A freestanding cabinet is a perfect way to organize a variety of items, from books to electronics, remotes, and more, while also creating space to showcase your favorite fall home accent pieces. Whether using a single freestanding piece or pairing two side-by-side, it’s sure to add a stylish standout look to any living room space!
This sliding glass two-door cabinet has a creamy white wood finish paired with wood-grain brown shelving, which brings added brightness to this space. The clear glass pains and recessed pulls offer easy slide access while adding a touch of elegant beauty to the overall design aesthetic of this living room space. Whether showcasing your favorite neutral pumpkins or rustic vase with faux fall floral decor, this piece is a must-have addition to your cozy fall living room design!
Art can make all the difference when accenting the design style of your living room space. It not only sets the mood but thoughtfully curated pieces add character and balance the space without distracting from it.
Think of your walls as a blank canvas. Art has a way of making our space feel uniquely our own. So take the opportunity to showcase your personality in a fun way.
When choosing art, consider how it makes you feel and make sure it’s something you LOVE! The design direction of the room will help determine what to look for. For this cozy, fall living design choose something that feels soothing, calming, and peaceful, helping you sink further into complete relaxation.
For larger walls, opt for large-scale art to make a statement. Smaller frames are the perfect way to cozy up a space with added visual interest. Gallery walls offer another great option, allowing you to bring several pieces of art into one space. For a cohesive design, assess what’s currently in your space and stick with similar styles and colors when pairing pieces together.
I hope this cozy fall living room design inspires you to take in all the beauty the season has to offer! Happy designing!
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