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13 Fall Decor Ideas to Warm Up 2024, According to Experts

When the leaves begin to stir and the air feels brisker, it’s time to cozy up. To help us get in the seasonal mood, we asked four Living Spaces designers – Brynna Evans, Alyssa Moore, Cha’queza Telp and Maro Zannia – for 2024’s top fall decor trends. Check out their thoughts below, and get ready for a harvest of inspiration!
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1. Nordic Retreat

"The serene Scandinavian style is updated with more sustainable, grounding and artisan elements, giving more character and a more personalized touch to the home. Minimal becomes more studied and unique, warming your space without overpowering the eyes. “Key materials include pieces handmade of earthy materials such as rough wood, stone and concrete. Elements include patterned ceramic accessories and in-tone fabrics with micro-weaved designs.

“Into a neutral living space, implement unique accessories with sculptural forms or accent pieces that you’ll find in a small artisan market. Even better, show off some of your own talent; this trend is all about personal spark and authentic imperfection, so display a hand-knitted throw, embroidered pillowcase or genuine ceramic bowl – made by you!” – Maro Zannia, Visual Stylist

For a Nordic Fall Retreat

2. Velvet

In terms of upholstery, fall’s biggest trend is velvet, and we couldn’t be happier. Luxuriously plush and all-around irresistible, velvet is the perfect texture for creating a cozy, fall-ready ambience.

To embrace velvet’s plush luxury, think in terms of velvet layers, like the pillows and sofa pictured above. Because velvet is already warm and comfortable by nature, you can have fun with bold, cooler colors – and not worry about detracting from a cozy fall ambience.

Cozy Velvet for Fall

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3. Burgundy + Brown Floral

"Burgundy and brown florals, along with red and orange – and extra greens and browns for a more rustic feeling.

"Add your own touch by pairing your centerpiece with mini pumpkins!” – Cha’queza Telp, Visual Stylist

For Showing Off Your Fall Florals

4. Fall Leaves

"It's not fall without warm colors and cozy textures!

“I love adding pumpkins and fall leaves to dining tables and cocktail tables to help bring the fall feel into all areas of the home.” – Brynna Evans, Design Consultant

Snuggle Up — After a Day Frolicking in the Leaves

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5. Tarnish

Cozy doesn’t just apply to fabrics and upholstery; when distressed with just the right amount of patina, woods and metals bring a soft glow perfect for fall.

Remember, too, that distressed metals aren’t just for furniture pieces – consider incorporating them into wall art galleries for unexpected fall charm.

Warm Metals for Brisk Weather

6. Candles

“As the wind picks up and the leaves start to fall, candles not only supply luminous features but bring warm, inviting and reasonable options for decor throughout the entire home.

“Placing a few votives on the fireplace, entryway table or outdoor patio is fun - bringing elegance and dimension.” – Alyssa Moore, Design Consultant

For a Glistening Fall Home

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7. Chunky Knits

This fall, expect to see knits everywhere – from sweaters and scarves to poufs and throw blankets!

While a monochrome throw is familiar and cozy, nothing will reflect the excitement of changing autumn leaves and glowy sunsets quite like a multi-color weave – like in the knit throw pictured above.

Knit throw blankets and pillows are a fall design favorite, but they can also work year-round when kept in neutral shades like creamy white or soft brown.

Hibernating Essentials

8. Statement Place Settings
"Whether at the center of your table or at each place setting, a cornucopia of leaves, berries, acorns and more match salute to a season of good crops and feasts. Surround warm-hued plates with traditional harvest elements, such as corn and hay. Add candles to enhance the cozy fall illuminations!” – Brynna Evans, Interior Designer

Seasonal Centerpieces