If you’d like some help with your fall home decor try these cozy fall aesthetic ideas. They’ll give you a big bang for your money and time!
The word aesthetic means pleasing in appearance or attractive. Isn’t that what we all want for our homes?
A beautiful home filled with coziness that welcomes all who enter.
Maybe that’s not your definition but it sure is mine! Since buying a home as a single woman last year I’ve been on a mission to love my home right where it is NOW!
The tendency for most of us is to look at everything that’s missing (back yard I’m looking at you!) or probably needs fixing or updating (I’m coming for you roof!)
But when we focus on all the imperfections we lose sight of the sweetness of cozy warmth and the joy of family and friends.
I want to teach you how to create a cozy fall aesthetic even when you’re short on money, time and experience! I’m definitely no expert but my home is an expression of all the things I’ve collected, created and pulled together!
What does cozy fall aesthetic mean?
Have you ever walked into a home that immediately made you feel comfortable and well taken care of? Cozy homes should feel inviting, like you could easily walk in, relax and make yourself at home. There’s beauty to be found in the ordinary days of our lives.
Although the pictures below are perfect for fall and Thanksgiving I keep them up year round as a reminder of what’s really important.
Set the fall mood.
I always have a wreath or some type of door hanging on my front door. To me this just sets the vibe for my entire home.
My vintage card catalog makeover is a dream come true and since it’s right below the TV I made sure to put a screen saver on to bring out the colors of fall.
Since my house is so small I don’t have a ton of surfaces or rooms to decorate so I make the most of whatever I have. These shelves were built by a friend so I could have room for my cookbooks and a few favorite autumn pieces. They also help disguise the huge air vent right above!
Another small piece of wall art added in my favorite nook.
Bring in some fall color and fashion.
Think about fashion and style during this season. If you’re like me you love all things fuzzy and snuggly along with your favorite flannels when cooler weather hits. For my home I love to stick with traditional colors from leaves like orange, rust, yellow and green.
This year since I have blue in my living room furniture I also added a touch of blue wherever I could. Not a big change but just a few things I bought on sale at the end of the season last year.
Make your space cozy.
Throw blankets and throw pillows are the best and cheapest way to bring texture and layers into your fall home. I love to pick up throws at yard sales and thrift stores throughout the year. Nothing speaks cozy more than a fuzzy blanket or two!
The one below with the look of cozy sweaters and the rich color with a fun pumpkin patch pillow cover is great combination.
I love using black plaid for both fall and Christmas so some of this decor will hang around for the next holiday. These wooden shutters are a great place to hang a wreath.
Use natural elements to emphasize the fall season.
Pinecones and other objects from nature are the perfect FREE way to add beauty to your fall home. I took down an enormous pampass grass plant in my front yard and saved these stems to use in vases or jars.
The garland on my china hutch adds the perfect fall foliage in a color that matches my decor perfectly.
Add some seasonal scents and candles.
These rustic wood candle holders can be used for any season but paired with a simple sign and vintage brown bottle it’s the perfect small vignette in my sunroom.
My sunroom is a bonus room and the first thing visitors see when they enter my home. There’s tons of storage as well as practical uses for my home decor.
Even though I’m not using candles I love to use mismatched candle holders in a coffee table vignette. The pumpkins were a discount purchase last year and using books for height is a favorite trick.
Make use of textures in your fall decor.
This patterned scarf and fun cape add fall fashion to this hall tree I put together specifically as a handy drop zone. You can also see the fall basket filled with a good book or two and a rack for boots and everyday shoes.
Because my home is small every single space has purpose as well as adding ambiance with the perfect autumn aesthetic.
I purchase very few things new and most are on sale if I do. The garland below was half off Michaels and is a nice additional to this drop zone.
Outfit your dining table for fall.
I have a tiny table for two and I’ve actually entertained here on occasion. Mostly I just enjoy a beautiful table set for the season.
These “grateful” plates and fall glasses are dollar store ones I’ve used for years and they still bring me joy!
How to create the cottage feel.
There’s beauty to be found in the ordinary surroundings of a well curated home. I’ve only recently begun to see how my little cottage is curated or decorated in a way that expresses both what I love and value.
Color, warmth, family, simplicity. These are the ways I take the things I love the most and bring them together in a way that fits with my personality and character.
And what is more cozy than Carson making my cottage his own!
More Fall Inspiration
- Rustic wood candle holders
- DIY rag banner and fall mantel
- No sew runner and fall table decor
- Fence board pumpkins
- Simple Guide to Fall Cottage Decor
- No Sew Table Runner and Buffalo Plaid Chargers
- DIY Painted Pumpkin Craft
- Candy Corn Banner from a Paper Plate
Cozy Fall Aesthetic for your Home
- What does cozy fall aesthetic mean?
- Set the fall mood.
- Bring in some fall color and fashion.
- Make your space cozy.
- Use natural elements to emphasize the fall season.
- Add some seasonal scents and candles.
- Make use of textures.
- Outfit your dining table for fall.
- How to create the cottage feel.