In today’s post: If you enjoy creating a warm fall home, you will love these 35 chic ideas for cozying up a French Country bedroom for fall.⇒
I remember a time when fall decorating meant sprucing up our entryway with children in mind. Our kids, the neighborhood kids, and ultimately trick-or-treaters that would come from near and far.
The effort always began with a visit to the pumpkin patch, which became more and more sophisticated as the years went by. Heirloom varieties were sought after, as well as the coveted white baby-boos. We’d throw in some hay bales and even a scarecrow or two.
The result was typically a showy outdoor display, which included a chorus of assorted mums, along with the ubiquitous aforementioned autumnal fare.
But eventually, the kids got older and lost interest in the outdoor display. The pumpkin patch lost its appeal to all but me when we drove by.
And that is when I took ownership of our annual fall decorating.
For the last decade or so, I’ve come to enjoy adding seasonal decor to the inside of our home. It’s no longer something I do to please a parade of little ones on Halloween (although I still decorate our entryway), but rather is an endeavor that creates a feeling of warmth in our home.
In part it’s about readying our rooms for the cooler temps, but what it’s really about, I believe, is recapturing that cozy family feeling that was always so vivid from September through the end of the year.
These days, however, my seasonal styling adheres more closely to my personal aesthetic and pays far more attention to concept and function than merely tossing about a boatload of fallen leaves.
Fall Decor in the Primary Bedroom
What I look at most as the seasons change is what I can do to make my home more gracious and comfortable to meet the needs of the upcoming season and the weather changes that inevitably come along with it.
As summer turns to fall, that means adding warmth, and what better place to start than cozying up the bedroom?
I no longer follow the obvious color palette of the season, but instead add decor that matches my preferred tones. Yet there are plenty of ways to add a cozy autumn feel and today I’m sharing 35 chic ways to incorporate seasonal decor in a sophisticated bedroom.
- Cozy Bedding: Switch to warmer, autumn-themed bedding sets with rich colors and motifs. Or if you prefer white or beige, just add texture and quilting.
- Organic Elements: Add rustic wooden decor pieces, like vases, bowls, frames or wall hangings.
- Leather Books: A stack of vintage leather books works perfectly with a fall themed room. Use them as a riser for other decor, as well.
- Artichokes: Faux artichokes and other veggies are emblematic of the fall harvest and look great in a vignette.
- Fall-Themed Pillows: Incorporate pillows with leaf, acorn, or pumpkin-inspired designs.
- Pumpkin Accents: Small decorative pumpkins come in a wide variety of materials and an array of colors. Select a grouping that matches your palette and use them on nightstands, a bench or even the bed.
- Warm Color Palette: Choose warm hues like deep oranges and browns for textiles and accents. I chose a mossy green and rich burgundy for an elegant but seasonal feeling.
- Candles and Lanterns: Place scented candles with autumn fragrances on surfaces around your room. Use lanterns on lower tables or on the floor.
- Leaf Garland: String artificial leaf garlands along headboards or above windows. If you have a mantel in the bedroom, all the better.
- Rustic Wreaths: Hang wreaths made from dried leaves, pinecones, and twigs.
- Nature-Inspired Artifacts: Display branches, twigs, and dried flowers in vases or jars. A bowl of potpourri is a nice touch.
- Warm Throw Blankets: Drape soft blankets over the bed or chairs for an inviting touch.
- Seasonal Rugs: Lay down rugs with fall motifs or earthy colors for a cozy feel.
- Faux Fur Elements: Introduce faux fur throws or pillows for added warmth and texture.
- Autumn Scented Diffusers: Use diffusers with scents like cinnamon, apple, or pumpkin spice.
- Copper and Gold Accents: Incorporate copper or gold elements through picture frames, vases, or other decor. I like to use both in the same room.
- Rattan Decor: A rattan pumpkin checks all the boxes, or try a rattan vase or tray among your styled decor.
- Wheat Stalks: The quintessential fall arrangement, wheat stalks work beautifully with a subdued fall palette. Place them in a copper vase or a wood jug for an updated look.
- Vintage Touches: Incorporate vintage or antique items for a timeworn feeling.
- Window Treatments: If you really want to make a statement, consider curtains or drapes in warm, autumnal colors.
- Fall Branches: One of my favorite ways to bring fall into my home is with seasonal branches. They are an inexpensive way to change a room quickly.
- Autumnal Wall Art: Hang artwork featuring fall foliage, botanicals, landscape paintings, or cozy scenery.
- Mason Jar Candles: Place candles in mason jars and wrap them with fall-themed ribbons or burlap.
- Velvet: This rich lustrous fabric exudes the essence of fall. Try an assortment of velvet pumpkins or use velvet pillows and throws.
- Decorative Baskets: Place woven baskets in your room for storing extra blankets or magazines.
- Fall Floral Arrangements: Arrange dried or faux flowers in vases representing your fall color palette. Or best of all, use fresh flowers!
- Flannel: Layer flannel throws on the bed or chairs to add a cozy touch.
- Autumn Terrariums: Create miniature terrariums with autumn foliage and decorative elements.
- Seasonal Wall Hangings: Hang fabric or woven wall hangings featuring fall designs.
- Plaid Patterns: Integrate plaid patterns through bedding, pillows, or curtains for a cozy look.
- Bookshelf Styling: Rearrange bookshelves with fall-themed books and decorative items. Have fun with the styling.
- Pinecones and Acorns: Fill a great bowl with pinecones or use acorn filler in a glass vase.
- Scented Potpourri: Place bowls of scented potpourri with dried leaves and spices on surfaces.
- Faux Pears: Pears are a wonderful shape and like faux pumpkins, come in a variety of materials. Create a vignette featuring their lovely curves.
- Knit or Crochet Decor: Display knit or crochet pumpkins, garlands, or wall hangings for a boho chic aesthetic.
If, like me, you still love decorating for fall, I hope you’re inspired to cozy up your rooms, too. It gives me a warm feeling that’s reminiscent of those days gone by, and that is, no doubt, why I enjoy it so much.
And maybe someday there will be grandchildren in our lives and the stoop will once again host a family of scarecrows, a cacophony of pumpkins and a trail of candy corn!
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