Create your own comfortable retreat this fall right in your bedroom. With these 7 easy and quick tips you’ll have your autumn bedroom ready for relaxing and snuggling up in no time.
How to Decorate your Bedroom for Fall
If there ever is a season where we need a bit of extra coziness and warmth it is the fall season. When the days grow shorter, the weather turns grey and cold and the Christmas holiday cheer is still weeks away, we need a bit of comfort inside. I think the bedroom is the perfect place to create a little fall sanctuary in your home that is a warm and safe haven when the world outside turns dark and cold.
Good thing that it is very easy to transform your cool summer bedroom decor into a warm, comfy autumn room that is perfect for snuggling up with a book and a hot tea. And you don’t need a lot of money or time to do it. I am sure you have most if not all items already in your home. And if you feel like treating yourself to a little something new, you’ll find some great ideas in my little favorite fall bedroom decor showcase below.
I love spending time in my bedroom, at any time of the year. Heck, what am I saying, sleeping is one of my favorite pastimes. And I never seem to get enough of it. But especially in the fall season, I like to retreat to my bedroom a bit extra early. You know, leave the big and smaller screens behind and just snuggle up in my bed amidst a big layer of pillows and covered with my favorite blankets and just read a book, or flip through an actual paper magazine.
I really should do that more often, because when I have created a little atmosphere for myself and give myself some time to just relax and get away from the frenzy of social media or the constant barrage of murder victims in my favorite detective stories, I sleep a whole lot better.
Through the years in all the different bedrooms in all the different houses I have had (quick counting brings up 12 different bedrooms I have called my own so far, not counting the guest bedrooms that I have decorated), fall was my favorite season to add in seasonal decor to my bedroom.
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Let me show you some of my go-to ways to cozy up my bedroom for fall that you can so easily recreate yourself in your own home. Simply by adding a few extra touches you can set the mood in your room just right and go from ordinary, everyday casual to welcoming, cozy luxurious.
Let’s get to it and start fall decorating our bedroom.
7 Easy Tips to Turn Your Bedroom into a Cozy Fall Retreat
1. Choose a warm color scheme
Fall is the time to bring in the warmer colors again. After keeping it cool and refreshing all summer, now we want warmth and comfortable again. Traditional fall colors like orange, green, and brown work wonders in an autumnal bedroom. But any kind of neutral is okay really. And even if you like to stick to your favorite color scheme like blue and white, or hot pink and purple, or red and gold or whatever. Simply choose the warmer versions of those colors for your fall decor.
As you may know by now I am quite partial to neutral colors. In fall I like to add in different tones of beige, brown, and warm grey. I might add a tiny bit of orange, but more likely I would swap silver for gold or bronze accents and move away from the icy white to an off-white.
2. Add extra cozy and comfortable textiles
What better time to snuggle up than when the winds are howling and the rain is pouring down. Fall is the time to change to a warmer duvet, add some extra blankets or quilts, and put some more pillows on the bed. We want to be all snug and warm in our room.
If you have an extra pair this would also be the time to swap out the window curtains for ones made from thick and luxurious fabrics like wool and velvet.
Fall is usually also the time that I add a rug back into the room. Somewhere in spring I usually put it away, but warm feet on a very cold floor is just something I don’t want to deal with. So out comes a rug or two to make my tippytoes all comfy again.
3. Add texture and more texture
Yeah I know, you have heard it before. Textures are important in decorating. They always are. But never more so than in the fall season. Fall and texture just go together. So even if you like to use all cotton in your bedding, try to add some texture anyway. There are great options in textured pillow covers, an extra throw blanket made from chunky wool, or chenille yarn is a wonderful addition, and a (faux) sheepskin will warm up any decor.
And don’t just add texture to your textiles. Think about the accessories and wall decorations too. Baskets to hold the extra plaids and pillows, wood or stone candlesticks, feather wall decorations, marble trays for trinkets, or a velvet faux pumpkin are all great ideas to add extra fall flavor to your room while at the same time adding texture and depth to your decor.
4. Set the mood
If we want our bedroom to be our personal retreat and safe place to land after a busy day, we have to set the mood. Steps 1 to 3 have already given us a great start, but let’s step up our decorating game a bit more. Let’s set the mood and go all out in creating a cozy atmosphere. The first thing is to take a look at your lighting. How strong are the bulbs in your overhead light and your lamp on the nightstand? Can you warm them up a little? Maybe even add a bit of ambient lighting with one of those Philips Hue lights?
Do you have a place to light a candle? Even better, shall we add a scented candle to the room?
Be careful not to overdo it with scented candles or oil burners or diffusers in the bedroom. keep it subtle and light or you might get the opposite effect. But definitely make sure the room smells nice and the lighting is warm and inviting.
I also like to bring a bit of music with me into the room. With all those mobile devices and music players, it has never been easier to just carry your favorite playlist with you. Both Google Music and Spotify have Fall Mood music playlists, perfect for lounging in your room.
5. Bring nature in
Any list of decorating tips wouldn’t be complete, in my book at least, without the tip to bring in the outside; to incorporate nature in your decor, and to add something truly seasonal. Your bedroom decor is no exception to that rule. Add a vase of fresh fall flowers, maybe hang a fall wheat wreath (real or faux), or hang a small pinecone tassel on your closet door.
6. Add some whimsy and personal touches
Okay, enough with this serious decorating already. Time to add in a bit of whimsy, a bit of humor, to bring in the unexpected and a bit out of place. Pumpkins are stable fall accessories, why not add a pumpkin or two to your tabletop decor in your bedroom. Hang a couple of wool mittens on a hook on the wall, or bring in a little hedgehog for fun (I am totally in love with this hedgehog door stopper TOO CUTE!).
If you have any traditional fall decor that might not be in style but you love it anyway, USE IT! Don’t let the rules stop you from surrounding yourself with what makes you happy and contentful.
Do you love your brown leather boots so much? Leave them out and use them as a bit of decorating, place your new leather purse where you can see it. Wrap a scarf around your deer antlers and hang some Christmas lights over your headboard.
7. Use what you have
I hope that by now you have realized that fall decorating can be easy and uncomplicated. It is just a matter of adding warmth and coziness to your room. Swap cool cotton and linen for warm wool and flannel fabric; shop your home for extra blankets and pillows, bring out the decorative candles and actually light them up!
There is no need to do a major overhaul of your room if you don’t like that (but go ahead if you love that!). Small, well-thought-out additions can make all the difference in how the room feels and how inviting it is for you to spent time there.
I hope I have given you enough ideas that will work in your room. I wish you many cozy evenings in your bedroom! Make it your little retreat.
Go to bed a bit early, light the candle, turn on the music, cozy up between all those pillows and blankets, and get very comfortable.
Happy Fall Decorating!
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