10 Easy Fall Décor Updates
New season, new style. Moving from summer into fall is the perfect excuse for changing things up around the house. But it doesn't have to be a grand-scale makeover—simple changes can go a long way to freshen up a space.
Here are a few of our favorite easy home décor updates that won't break the bank.
1. Spend a little, change a lot
An overhead light might seem pretty standard, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. Changing out a standard flushmount light can make a big difference in light quality and to anchor the look of a room. Swap yours out for something that better fits your style, whether it’s a clean and casual flushmount or something a little more bold.
2. Perfect the porch
With days getting shorter, keeping a well-lit porch is a key element to a warm welcome into your home. The right light, a good doormat and a clean space will set the stage for the season’s guests, from trick-or-treaters to in-laws.
3. Swap out linens
Sweet new sheets, a beautiful duvet or even a few pillow updates are an easy way to rework the look of a bedroom. Or keep it even simpler by adding a wooly throw over your favorite chair. Textile updates are a great way to add pattern and texture to a room, and make sure you’re prepared for fall’s first chilly night.
4. Layer your lighting
The benefit of layering lighting is twofold. You’ll improve the functionality of a space, allowing it to change as needed for various tasks. And second, a decorative table lamp can be a great design element—try book-ending a bold pair on each end of the sofa.
5. Pay tribute to fall colors
Fall colors aren’t limited to earth tones. A bold blue, a soft gray or accents of Marsala—2015’s Pantone Color of the Year—are a few hearty shades that warm things up in the spirit of the fall season.
6. Prepare for blackouts
Maybe this isn’t exactly an update to your digs, but it’s a seasonal necessity nonetheless. Portable, rechargeable lights like the FollowMe Portable Table Lamp by Marset are beautiful staples for areas prone to having the lights go out (and are great for kid’s rooms, camping and evenings outdoors, too).
7. Just add…fire?
If your home wasn’t equipped with a beautiful fireplace, fear not—fireplaces like this one can go in any room of the house, without leaving behind an ash or smoke trail.
8. Put things on display
If you’ve got it, flaunt it. From wine decanters to catch-alls, make functional items with visual appeal part of your décor.
9. Switch out inexpensive items
Placemats, table runners and decorative items are just a few easy ways to have some fun. Adding new things to the tabletop or other display is an uncomplicated way to modernize your home without going over the top.
10. Roll out the rugs
Especially for wood or tile flooring, area rugs help warm things up during colder months and provide a much-needed coziness underfoot.