With the changing of seasons brings thoughts of cozy blankets, big scarves and hot chocolate (with extra marshmallows, please), but what about your home? You can give it a little fall makeover, too, with a few simple items and DIY projects.

Add plaid

Plaid is not only huge in fashion right now, it’s everywhere in home décor. By simply grabbing a few plaid pillows or a plaid throw, you can update your living room furniture and give it that cozy look. We love these items from Target that make updating a cinch (collage by PopSugar):

target plaid

Mantel matters

When decorating for fall, another great place to showcase the season is your mantel. Ideas we love: a few woodland animal figurines situated together or a single bloom vase with a branch instead of a flower. If you’re really looking to up the ante, we love this natural garland (extra points for large leaves like from a Southern staple, the magnolia).


Scheme shift

Fall is all about earth tones: reds, oranges, yellows and greens. If your living room is still brightly colored from summer, change out a few elements that will jive with the cooler weather. Some ideas: switch out some of the items on your gallery wall, change your bedspread and add some textured poufs on the floor. We also really love gold and silver accents right now for the season, so feel free to incorporate those colors into your element, like this space from IKEA:living1

Dining details

The dining room table is another great place to make a fall statement. Anything animal or antler will make your room feel cozy, but we also love the idea of a collection of small floral vases or dried flowers. Don’t forget more natural-looking linens or placemats too—and even in the addition of some mini pumpkins if you are so inclined. It’s all about gathering together this season and making your dining area inviting to guests is a must.

These antler candle holders, from Forma Living, are gorgeous (and just the right amount of rustic to fit in almost anyone’s home):antler candle holders

The addition of this simple red wreath (from re-fabbed.com) makes this otherwise airy room feel more fall-like: