Today we’re going into my family room to take a look at colorful and cozy fall decor ideas. Vintage finds, flickering candles, unique art, and comfy pillows set the mood for the new season.
Cozy Fall Decor Ideas:
Over the past week or so I’ve been bringing touches of fall to my home. Last weekend I replaced the dying summer plants on my porches with mums and pumpkins. This week I made a few seasonal tweaks indoors. Because I always love showing you around my home, I thought today we’d look at cozy fall decor ideas for your family room.
It’s an especially exciting day since I’m again being joined by the Seasons of Home Bloggers. If you’re looking for more fall decorating ideas, I’ve linked to all of my participating blogger friends at the end of this post. Everyone is sharing a tour of rooms bedecked for fall. Be sure to take a few minutes to check out the magic that this talented group has created.
In my home, there are two main living areas: the more formal living room (which you can see here) and my family room. This latter space has a TV, and it’s where I tend to spend most of my free time. When decorating this room. I want it to feel cozy, welcoming, and relaxed.
With that in mind, let me show you around and share fall decor ideas that you can use in your space this season.
Family Room Cozy Fall Decor Ideas:
In case you’re curious about where you can buy something in this room, I’ve included a resource section at the end of this post. It has links to products I’ve used in this space.
One of the first things I did to update my family room for fall was to swap out the pillows. This year I used a rust orange and blue. I’ve been in love with that rust color lately, and the blue coordinates with my nearby powder room. Changing pillows and throws is one of the quickest ways to refresh a room for a new season.
I also swapped out smaller elements throughout the room.
On my coffee table, I added a few new candles, a vase of dahlias, and a beautiful black pedestal bowl filled with caramels. (These Whether’s soft caramels are so good! The Caramel Apple is my personal favorite.)
Sidenote: I also wanted to mention that if you’re looking for even more fall inspiration, I’ve started a new email series where I’m sharing my secrets and tips for creating a picture-perfect fall. There are decorating ideas, my favorite recipes, a shopping list, and much more. And the best part … it’s FREE! You can sign-up HERE.
Candles are a must for fall. They create a beautiful warmth and glow in a room, plus they are fairly inexpensive.
I also recently found this vintage Whitman’s chocolate tin. It’s resting on top of a stack of books on my coffee table. I use it to hide my remote controllers when not in use.
Speaking of tins, do you remember this past Christmas when I filled my wall cabinet with Christmas ribbons? Well, it only took me about nine months, but I’ve finally filled it with a new collection: vintage tins! I’ve been having so much fun collecting them, and I think the display is coming together nicely.
Another thing you might notice is the large and empty wood easel. This was a flea market find, and I’m obsessed with it. I scored it for $75. (I had been looking for months, and the cheapest easel I could find was $300!) I do admit that the easel seems a bit odd sitting out void of any art, but I also kind of like it here. It an interesting architectural element so I’ve decided this is where it’s going to stay until I find a new home for it. Even though I’ve made several failed attempts to get back into my art habit, eventually I hope to put the easel to use.
On the opposite side of the room, I added a bit of fall flair to my bar cart with a bunch of “bunny tails.” This is a dried flower in that beautiful rust color I’m loving right now. I found my flowers at HomeGoods, but I’ve linked others below.
Here, you can get a closer look at my paint-by-numbers gallery wall. I still love this addition to my family room. I wrote a post all about it here if you want more details.
Over on the mantel is possibly my favorite part of the room.
Fall Decor Idea – Chalkboard Art:
Long-time IBC followers might recognize the artwork. Back in 2012, when I owned a B&B with a gift shop, this “Hocus Pocus Broom Co.” sign was something I designed and drew on a large chalkboard wall in the shop. (You can see that here if you’d like.)
When I was cleaning out my basement, I ran across this chalkboard I picked up at HomeGoods at least two years ago. At that moment, inspiration hit, and I knew I needed to recreate my chalkboard art from eight years ago so that’s exactly what I did.
I realize it’s quirky (and maybe a bit childish), but it makes me happy. For me, it’s a fun and unique addition to the room, and a reminder of pre-COVID times.
Free Download of this Art:
I’m also THRILLED that I was able to turn this chalkboard drawing into a FREE printable. Woot! Woot! You can find all the details on how to download and print this Hocus Pocus Broom Co. chalk print HERE!
To decorate around the chalkboard, I added vintage books, colorful dried gourds, ceramic pumpkins, a vintage tray, more candles, and a vase with a branch of leaves I cut from my yard.
Using clippings from the yard is one of the best fall decor ideas. Mother Nature is putting on a color show that you might as well bring inside. Plus, it’s free!
Once I had this space decorated, I thought I’d celebrate with a drink so I whipped up Apple Cider Manhattans. Boy, are they delicious. Stay tuned for the recipe. I’ll be sharing it on the blog later this week. (In the meantime, you can find some of my other favorite fall cocktail recipes HERE.)
Every space needs a coordinating cocktail recipe, right? Ha!
And that’s my family room for fall. I think it turned out wonderfully seasonal. It’s ready for me to snuggle in with a good book or more likely, my latest must-watch TV show. And, when the weather cools a bit more, you know I’ll be lighting a fire in that fireplace. It’s one of my favorite things.
Here’s one final look at the space.
I hope you enjoyed this peek inside my home and gathered a few cozy fall decor ideas for your family room.
As I mentioned above, if you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out the talented bloggers below. Sources for this room are listed just below.
Seasons of Home Cozy Fall Decor Ideas:
Fall Living Room Decor Sources:
Sofas: Ravity Sofa in Hailey Linen (no longer sold)
Ottoman: Leather Topped Darrow Ottoman
Sideboard: Hughes Kelly Sideboard
Bar Cart: Libations Bar Cart
Rug: Buffalo Plaid Rug
Side Table: Target (no longer sold)
Large Orange Pillow: Ori 23″ Pillow in Baked Clay
Blue Plaid Pillows: Plaid Pillow with Fringe
Pennant Pillow: Fabric Scout Studio
Round Mirror: Umbra Wall Mirror
Gold / Silver Coupe Glasses: Pryce Coupe Glasses
Mirrored Tray: Grant Mirror
Dried Gourds: Dyed Colorful Dried Gourds
Ceramic Pumpkins: Decorative Ceramic Pumpkins
Black Pedestal Bowl: Skylar Large Pedestal Bowl
Large Lidded Candle: Kanda Candles Velvet Pumpkin
Taper Candle Holders: Marin White Taper/Piller Candle Holder
Dried Grass: Bunny Tails in Rust (similar)
Gold and Glass Candle Holders: Target (no longer sold)
Vintage Items: Paint-by-Number Artwork, Oak Wood Easel, Wall Cabinet, Metal Tins
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