This gray living room transitions perfectly for fall with just a few simple fall decor changes. Find out how to decorate for fall in mere minutes with these easy fall decorating ideas!
Our gray living room (which we just redid this past spring) was so incredibly easy to transition to fall. In fact – true confessions of a blogger here, y’all – with the launch of my photography course just last week I completely forgot about this upcoming tour… So in less than one hour (between putting the baby down for a nap and running out the door to run carpool), I spruced up this space for fall and photographed it for you all.
When the big kids got home, my four year old walked into the family room and said, “Mommy! You did this all for us?!?!?!” Naturally, I decided to let the illusion stand. 😉
But in addition to decorating for my kids, I’m honored to be joining my sweet friend Krista from The Happy Housie and so many other hard-working and talented bloggers for this fun Seasonal Simplicity tour. If you are visiting from Jenna Kate at Home, welcome! I had the privilege of meeting her at Haven this past summer, and she is the cutest!!! Be sure to check out all the beautiful inspiration and fun fall decorating ideas at the end of the post, too!
Simple Fall Decor Ideas:
I managed this fall refresh in about 15 minutes (because the other 45 had to be reserved to photograph it for you 😉 ) in five simple ways:
- Pillow covers
- Throw blankets
- Seasonal art
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Change out pillow covers
I actually bought these velvet pillow covers from H&M (love their pillow covers, by the way!) as well as the gray ones (which are unfortunately not available any more) back in the spring when they were all on sale, so they were sitting in a trunk ready to go.
I went with navy and darker gray (to replace the whites and light gray I had over the spring and summer). The darker colors just seemed appropriate for fall and – as un-glamorous as it may be – they match the high chair I’m using in the kitchen right now (hello, reality! 😉 ).
Swapping out pillow covers is about the easiest seasonal touch ever, and since they fold up nice as small, they don’t require much storage space (win!). Here are a few more fun, inexpensive fall-ish pillow covers I love. (Psst… seriously, some of these are less than $6!!):
Swap out throw blankets
I love using Turkish towels as lightweight throws for spring and summer, but swapping lightweight throws for beautiful knit blankets like this gray wool one I made adds a touch of cozy for the coming cooler weather.
Add some plaid
Plaid always feels like fall to me. Even in non-traditional colors, it helps welcome in the season. I found this one in the dollar spot at Target a few years ago, but any plaid blanket, throw, or scarf will work.
Bring in seasonal art (like a free printable!)
Seasonal art sounds rather excessive, doesn’t it?
But truly, with the number of gorgeous free printables available these days, you can have seasonable art at totally affordable prices. I created this velvet pumpkin wall art this year (which you can find here along with 30 other free fall printables) or you can subscribe to my newsletter to gain access to my printable library with more fall art options.
Throw in a pumpkin
You can never go wrong adding a pumpkin. Even if you’re not a bright orange kind of gal or you don’t want to mess with live ones, a small pumpkin or two on a shelf or mantel can go a long way. I just added a couple little velvet ones to my shelves above the tv, replacing some greenery that felt more summery.
You know me and texture… 😉 I love texture year round, but fall offers more options: a fur stool, a woven plaid throw, a wool knit blanket, velvet pumpkins, and a woven basket all add cozy warmth to the space.
So what do you think? Can I challenge you to a 15 minute refresh of one of your spaces? Who knows, maybe your kids will feel as special as mine did?!
Now be sure to head over to visit my sweet friend Jen at House of Wood. I know you’ll love her creativity and home!
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