Today I’m sharing the autumn decorations in my living room. With a focus on color and a few nods to the season, my living room is now ready for guests.

Yes, my friends, it’s been forever and a day since I gave you a peek into my “formal” living room. (The last time was probably my 2018 Christmas tour. How time flies!) That’s why I’m so excited about today’s post.

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Living Room Autumn Decorations - Fall Decoration Ideas #autumn #decorations #fall #decorating #livingroom #decor #seasonal

Living Room Autumn Decorations - Fall Decoration Ideas #autumn #decorations #fall #decorating #livingroom #decor #seasonal

Living Room Autumn Decorations - Fall Decoration Ideas #autumn #decorations #fall #decorating #livingroom #decor #seasonal

As I’ve mentioned, I kept my autumn decorations low key this year. (If you’re interested, I’ve previously shared my family room/den here and my kitchen here.) I didn’t buy a single pumpkin this fall. Can you believe it!? So, if you’re looking for subtle seasonal decorating ideas, this post is for you.

If you’re curious about any product sources, I will do my best to link everything below.

Living Room Autumn Decorations

All of the large furnishings are the same as when we last toured this space. The big difference, which you might not even notice, is the floor. As part of my recent kitchen remodel and the installation of new hardwood floors in my entryway, I had the floor in this room refinished so now all of the floors on the first level of my house are the same.

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Living Room Autumn Decorations - Fall Decoration Ideas #autumn #decorations #fall #decorating #livingroom #decor #seasonal

Of course, that meant that this past summer, everything in the living room had to be removed and later all put back into place. Such fun! Ha.

Once the furnishings were in order, I slowly added autumn decorations. As I mentioned above, I wanted to create a subtle feeling of fall rather than a more literal interpretation of the season.

The biggest source of inspiration for the room and my autumn decorations was vintage amber bottles. I picked them up throughout the summer as I visited antique stores and flea markets. As you’ll see, I placed these around the room and tucked in a few branches of bayberry for a befitting botanical element.

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Living Room Autumn Decorations - Fall Decoration Ideas #autumn #decorations #fall #decorating #livingroom #decor #seasonal

It’s amazing how one small element can inspire a whole space.

I love how this amber color works with my existing green chairs. That led me to a few other coordinating decorative items, including the faux dried hops wreath on the mantel, a couple of new pillows, and the throw on the couch. I think this vibrant yet mellow color combination is striking and fresh.

I also restyle my little living room bar cart. Cheers!

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Living Room Autumn Decorations: Ghosts and Pumpkins

I couldn’t resist a few pumpkins and ghosts, but they are chic interpretations of the traditional versions – white ceramic pumpkins in my hutch and ghost tea light holders on my dry sink.

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I only recently purchased the ghost tea light holders. I think they’re fabulous. I have a feeling I will treasure them for years to come.

The pumpkins are hanging out over in my vintage wood cabinet.

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Living Room Autumn Decorations - Fall Decoration Ideas #autumn #decorations #fall #decorating #livingroom #decor #seasonal

I had fun styling my shelves with books and lots of vintage brass treasures. As you can see I’ve started a little brass animal collection.

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Earlier this week I shared a new fall playlist. In that post, I mentioned how much I love my Sonos players. You can see one hiding on my shelf below. It blends in so well and has such great sound!

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One other thing I wanted to point out is this view into the living room. As part of my kitchen renovation, I had three large windows installed in my dining room. You can see them from this angle. It’s amazing how big an impact this one small change has made on the entire first floor.

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Living Room Autumn Decorations - Fall Decoration Ideas #autumn #decorations #fall #decorating #livingroom #decor #seasonal

As you can probably tell, the dining room is lacking in pretty much everything. I’ve been hunting for a new dining table and sideboard. I’m hoping to find something vintage/antique, but I’m open to anything. I’m also thinking that the dining room walls may need a coat of color. (Do you agree? Any suggestions?) So that’s to be determined as well. Stay tuned.

And that, my friends, is a look at the autumn decorations in my living room. I know it doesn’t look that different, but I thought you might enjoy seeing how a few colorful touches and subtle reminders of the season can affect the look and feel of a space.

Have questions? Please let me know in the comments below. Until next time, Happy Autumn Decorating!

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Living Room Autumn Decorations Sources:

Wall Color: Agreeable Gray Sherwin-Wiliams
Sofa: Carlisle Upholstered Sofa (more details here)
Green Chairs: Anthropolgie (no longer sold)
Ottoman: La-Z-boy
Rug: Distressed Foliage Rug
Tall Wood Hutch: Nadeau (vintage)
Ghost Tealights: Mollie Jenkins Pottery
Lamp: Modern Acrylic Accent Lamp
Wreath: Faux Yellow Hops Wreath
Bar Cart: Gold Mid-Century Bar Cart
Glasses on Bar Cart: French Champagne Flutes
Modern Abstract Art: Lindsay Letter Peppermint Moss
Sonos Speakers: Sonos Play:1
Large Fabric Print Art: HomeGoods
Leaf Print Throw: TJ Max
White Throw: West Elm (no longer sold)
Plaid Wool Throw: Weavers of Ireland (purchased in Ireland)
Green Pillows: HomeGoods
Tassel Pillow: Nilo Hook Pillow – Justina Blakeney
Amber Bottles: Vintage
Decorative Brass Items: Vintage
Small Art: Vintage
Dry Sink: Vintage
Mantel Mirror: Vintage
Living Tree: Audrey Ficus

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  • Matilda Joyce at

    It looks fabulous, warm and cozy. If you’re looking to paint the dining room, what about a warm gold color that’s close to your amber bottles?
    I don’t see a source for the gray-green-yellow plaid throw – would you mind sharing? Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you for the paint color suggestion! I think with the warmth / tone of the floors it may be too much yellow / orange, but I’ll give it some thought.

      Also, I don’t have a source I can link for the throw. I just purchased it on my trip to Ireland at a wool shop!

      xo Michael

      • Debra Ruffing at

        Michael how do you figure out where to start with a room to renovate? I just bought two neutral with gray undertone chairs. My living room is navy but it has to be lighter…my vision is damaged from being hit by a drunk driver in the city at 76 miles an hour…so it is harder to see the television and to read or cross stitch. I am going neutral but what color? I use Ben Moore. I also have to hang television above the faux electric fireplace…so I might have to lower the mantle…it is hard on my neck to watch it when it is too high… I am so lost…it so happened that they found signs of breast cancer just as I was finally starting my renovations and I really want to get done with living room very soon. It is paint and moving furniture. I follow your blog every day…and so do both of my daughters. We were looking at something recently in Home Goods and they were saying, “Now would Michael Wurm say this is a good purchase?” Haha…they are paying attention at least!

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Debra, thank you so much for your comment! I’m so sorry to hear about your situation. Hopefully you’re able to focus your attention on some fun decorating projects. I always like to start with some sort of inspiration. It could be a color, piece of furniture, artwork, etc. And go from there. It helps to have some direction. Hope that helps! And say, “Hello” to your daughters for me! Thanks to you all for following along.

          xo Michael

  • Muriel at

    Really beautiful, I love your green chairs and all the green touches. The amber bottles are lovely. The room feels like fall, cozy, but not over done.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • Sarah at

    Would you be willing to do a post about how you plan your seasons- balancing remembering what you already have (especially Christmas decs!) against new great finds? I’d love to know your process!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! It’s so funny that you bring this up, as I was just thinking about this very thing the other day. I’m actually planning on putting together a post that talks about how I plan for my Christmas decorations. I think this post will serve as a great answer to your question and hopefully be helpful to others. Stay tuned!

      xo Michael

  • Leah at

    There are so many things to love in this space. My favorites are probably the photo of your grandparents and the ghost tea lights. Sentimentality and whimsy!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That photo of my grandparents is easily one of my favorite. Thanks for pointing that out.

      xo Michael

  • Jeanne Larson at

    So beautiful! Your personal touches are always the best! It’s my favorite part of your posts, and I love seeing your home come to life. I can’t wait for what you come up with for Christmas!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Jeanne! Christmas has definitely been on my mind! I’ll be excited to share once I have things together.

      xo Michael

  • Cindi at

    Gorgeous Michael! Would the green color of your pillows work for your dining room?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They are a little toooo green. (They are more green in person.) BUT, I did think about a green color.

      xo Michael

  • Tara Charles at

    I always am so excited when I see a new post from you! I love the beautiful green accents in the living. Maybe you could do a moody deep green in the dining room?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I thought about a green! I’m not sure if I want to go too dark though. Great thought!

      xo Michael

  • Jaime Wade at

    I love, love, love your green chairs!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Aren’t they great!?

      xo Michael

  • Mary Staph at

    Beautiful room! I love the green chairs, the mirror over the mantel and the bar cart. I’m a new follower and just love your style. Very clean, but cozy and not over styled. Thank you for sharing. Mary

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      So happy to have you following along, Mary! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • Lisa Baker at

    Beautifully designed room! I’d like to know what greenery you used in the vases. Thank you.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s Bayberry from my yard. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Teresa at

    Love those little ghost tea lights…thanks for listing all your sources. Something else I noticed on your vintage bar cart was the green Markers Mark top on the bourbon. I never saw green on Markers Mark only their signature red. Was this a special edition?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You have a good eye! Yes! This was a special Mint Julep edition. I was actually attracted to it by the green seal as well.

      xo Michael

      • Teresa at

        I will have to keep a “eye” out for the green labels. This was probably during Kentucky Derby month as mint juleps are so popular then. P.S. I checked on the ghost tea lights and they were all sold out but maybe next year she will bring them back.

        • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

          Yes! She may. I’d follow her on Instagram or sign up for her email list so you don’t miss you.

          xo Michael

  • Justina Blakeney at

    This looks so great, Michael! Love the way you styled our Nilo Hook pillow here! Looks to great with all the soft colors xoxo ~Justina

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Wait. What!? You’re commenting on my little blog! I’m dead. DEAD!

      xo Michael

  • Mary at

    Perfdction5! After a lot of swatches and fighting my urge to go neutral/safe (and accidentally buying the wrong color of paint because I mixed up swatches…painters had to start over) I absolutely love the Sherwin William’s Cascade Green that I chose for my kitchen. I think it would look great in your Dining Room. I’d never do it in a big open room but it is so pretty year round in a more closed space. My teenage son actually picked it out. Ping me on IG if you want to see it. Mary

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Ohhh! I will check it out. I was thinking a shade green, but I’m just not sure. Thanks, Mary!!

      xo Michael

  • Jackie at

    Looks fantastic! I love the subtle fall decorations. It is a great example of how you don’t need to use tons of orange and red to decorate for fall!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! It’s so true. Thanks, Jackie!

      xo Michael

  • Erin Prohaska at

    GAH! It’s so good! All of it, the green, the brass/gold, the wood..,the bunny!! 😊

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Shari at

    Would love to know where the glasses on your bar cart are from. Thanks

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Just when I thought I managed to source everything. Haha! You can find them HERE. Thanks for asking!

      xo Michael

      • Shari at

        Thank you Michael. I have had my eye on those ones but couldn’t decide on which size to get. Love them!

  • Lisa Mountjoy at

    It looks fabulous! I love the subtle touches – and your green chairs . . LOVE!!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Lisa!!

      xo Michael

  • Amy A at

    Such a cozy, restful and light-filled space! Your room always give me such a peaceful and calm feeling.

    Your mantel mirror inspired me to find a similar one of my own last Christmas. I’m wondering how you’ve attached the hops wreath that you are styling yours with now? I love the idea and may try to copy that as well!

    Thank you for the inspiration, Michael!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I just used a command hook. It’s held very well!

      xo Michael

  • Janette at

    Yes, I think adding color to your dining room is a good idea. I love the way you marry vintage and modern.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I think so too! I want to find a rug and new table before committing to a color.

      xo Michael

  • Arli at

    So tasteful! And really beautiful.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks, Arli!

      xo Michael

  • Lauren S. at

    Your living room looks great! I love your green chairs. But my very favorite things were the green, horse rider needlepoint coasters. I’m guessing they’re vintage or do you have a source for them? Always love the details of your vignettes.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They are amazing! I wish I had a source for you, but they are actually a thrift store find. Thank you for the sweet compliments!

      xo Michael

  • Lyn at

    OMG – Michael I love everything – but for a reason I can’t believe! We just had the whole interior of our house painted – an ordeal of 2-1/2 weeks, but it is looking great. I have done a few styling updates as well – today we are expecting delivery of a brushed brass bar cart – It looks like yours!!! I also have some large dark amber glass bottles – they were originally from a doctor’s office – I found them at a local antique shop. Also, your white cake plates are identical to mine that I have in the kitchen – I also have a small soft yellow. And lastly, I have a similar brushed gold and glass lamp in my foyer. Wow – even my husband is impressed with my decorating! I showed him the pictures of your new kitchen – he loved it. Thanks for continuing to inspire us – my husband said he thinks I am on the cutting edge!!!

  • Donna Doble-Brown at

    I’m new around here but I have to say “where have I been that I’ve been missing all this wonderful-ness!” Thank you to Miss Layla from TLC for steering me in your direction!
    Gosh this room is everything I love! Those green chairs though! SWOON!
    I am going to have a blast looking thru your previous posts! 💗

  • Teresa Venhuizen at

    Love the subtle-ness and also the green and amber combo. And textures too! Your taste inspires me. Thank you!!
    Ps–wish I could find such simple but elegant bookcases–are they custom and created as part of the mantel look? Teresa

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes. They were built-in this way when I bought the house.

      xo Michael

  • Sharon W. at

    This is just beautiful. I’m not a big holiday decorator (I’ve turned into my mother!) I love how subtle this is. Can’t wait to see what you do for Christmas.

  • Sue at

    Hi Michael, another beautiful room tour with those gorgeous green chairs. Would a green in your dining room be a good pick? Love how you grouped the bar accessories on the cake stand. Wish I had a dining table for you. Then when you come for the table, I could say “ Michael,since your here,what would you do with this house!”

  • Dawn at

    My goodness, this space is so warm, cozy and interesting! There are so many special details and little treasures at every turn. Absolutely love it all!

  • PJ at

    Michael, you have achieved a wonderful balance in your living room with just enough subtle fall touches. Lovely! As for the dining room, I am a fan of keeping walls light in color as here in the Northeast, we need as much light as we can get in the winter. Have you checked your local Habitat of Humanity Restore for furniture? I found the perfect hutch for my kitchen there. Good luck with your hunt!

  • Patti at

    Love your room and how you have it styled. It looks so comfortable and welcoming. Thank you for inviting us into your beautiful home and sharing your thought process with us. Love your brass rabbit, your glassware and those chairs! I do have a question about the bottle on the top of your drinks cart….is it apricot liqueur? If it is, what is the brand name and did you purchase it in the states? Thanks.

  • Rita C at Panoply at

    Love the emerald green with amber brown, so nice and rich. Your subtle play of color, texture (hello, metal fellows and cozy throws!) and styling is brilliant. Those needlepoint coasters – ♥!
    We just downsized into a city loft, and i am really enjoying a spectrum of grays against our wood floors, which are much the tone of yours. Our colors range from very light grays (SW March WInd) to dark accent walls (Licorice, Pittsburgh Paint). I love the contrasts and how they seem like neutrals with art and furniture placement. I’m sure you’ll come up with something just as handsome as everything else you do, Michael! Love your blog.

  • Maureen Cory at

    Michael,

    You have the BEST taste. You eye for details is amazing. I wouldn’t change a thing. Your pairing of the green and the amber bottles is perfect. I wish you could come and style my house.

    Maureen

  • Holly at

    Your living room is beautiful! I could spend hours in there with a good book.

    We have a shade of green in our house that we have loved for years, it is called Turtle Dove, by Behr. It is a hint of green on a creamy background. Pale enough to almost be an off white, but when compared to a true white the color pops. We have it in our guest room, with white beams on the ceiling, and it is restful and cool and blends well with other colors. Just a suggestion, I think it would look beautiful with your soft gray shades in your living room.

    I’ve been a silent follower of your blog but have really enjoyed it, and I always know there’s something fun and creative to look forward to!

  • Tricia at

    I think a blue color would be great in your dining room. When I saw the blue wallpaper in your bathroom I knew I had to have something like that in mine. So picking a dark blue that plays off that wallpaper would be beautiful! The white windows, your touches of gold, and the would floor would all go great with a dark blue. I’ve used Restoration hardware’s dark blue in my office and I love it. I’ll have to find the name of it.

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