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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Living Room Autumn Decorations Sources:
Wall Color: Agreeable Gray Sherwin-Wiliams
Sofa: Carlisle Upholstered Sofa (more details here)
Green Chairs: Anthropolgie (no longer sold)
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