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How to Make Your Home Furnishings and Fall Décor Work Together [2022]

From gourds to Thanksgiving centerpieces, chances are you have plenty of fall décor to choose from. However, it’s likely that your furniture and fall décor weren’t purchased at the same time, thus presenting that old familiar challenge: How can you marry your furniture with your holiday accents for a cohesive look? It’s simpler than it seems, especially when you use the right pieces to pull your autumn aesthetic together. Let’s show you how!

How to Mix & Match Tones with Your Home Furnishings

Before you get started, lay out all of your fall décor and organize everything by color. Once you know what you’re working with, you can envision where it all might look best. Mix in various tones to create an eclectic look or contrast elements (like wood and glass) to impress your guests. Here are a few ideas:

  • Position orange and white glass pumpkins on a dark wood coffee table.
  • Place your autumnal pillows and throw blankets on your sofas, loveseats, and chairs. If the pillow colors clash, consider using easy-to-wash fabric covers in neutral tones. This will not only complete the look but also protect your pieces from spills and dirt.
  • Create a colorful centerpiece for your dining table: you’ll need a cedar-red table runner, faux sage, yarrow sprigs, and a few well-placed white candles. This simple centerpiece will invite everyone to gather around for apple pie.
  • Add flickering LED tea lights to your TV stand, bookcase, or wall mantel to set the mood after the sun goes down. Or consider a TV stand with a built-in electric fireplace to add ambiance and warmth.
A natural wood colored wall mantel electric fireplace in a white and neutral room is the perfect addition to home furnishings.
Flickering LED candles help create a fall ambiance – especially near an electric fireplace.

Highlight Natural Elements

One of the best (and easiest) ways to make your space feel like fall is to bring in real flowers, wreaths, and leaves. When going all natural, don’t forget to update your sprigs! It’s best to replace your flora every three weeks; for example, switch out sunflowers for evergreens and pinecones for your early winter centerpieces.

Photo by Jennifer Davick

Adding fall photos is another effective way to make your existing décor shine. Use photos of pumpkin patch visits, apple picking, or swap out your regular art for your favorite fall landscape.

Hmmm…What’s Missing?

Once all of your fall décor is updated, it’s time to take a step back and analyze your space to see if anything is missing. Adding the finishing touches can be as simple as using an essential oil diffuser or incorporating mood lighting. Or perhaps you need an accent furniture piece to tie everything together. Here are a few simple ideas that can do the trick:

Wine Cabinet

Organize your wine collection and add an extra surface to your living areas with a wine cabinet. You can use it as a stylish accent piece as well as a handy storage spot for coasters, corkscrews, and more.

brown wine cabinet in living room with lamp on top

Sideboard or Buffet

With the holidays and family dinners on the horizon, you may be wondering about adding a buffet or sideboard to your dining areas. If you find yourself needing extra space for plates, silverware, or side dishes for upcoming gatherings, this luxe sideboard pictured below is the right answer for you.

A sideboard is the perfect spot to put out extra plates or side dishes.

Accent Furniture

If one side of the room has more décor than the other, we suggest balancing the space by adding a smaller pieces, like an ottoman with a seasonal throw blanket. It can be positioned proudly in front of a sitting chair or wherever you have an awkward, empty space. An end table with integrated USB charging (like the one below) can add style and function to any spot, from the bedroom to the office to the living room.

A cream and wood tone end table with USB charging next to a natural colored wicker chair makes for a group of home furnishings you'll love
An end table with USB charging is a welcome addition anywhere.

Electric Fireplace

When the weather keeps you indoors, a wall mantel or a duraflame® electric stove heater can create a perfect autumn atmosphere. Cuddle up next to dancing flames, realistic fire, and toasty supplemental zone heat. You can also explore TV stands with integrated electric fireplaces for the ultimate in cozy movie nights.

A bronze colored duraflame electric stove heater in a room with a gray couch and a table with gourds and pumpkins.
A duraflame® electric stove heater keeps your family cozy in any room and works with fall décor.

Decorate for Fall like a Pro

With a little creativity, you can create a cohesive, cozy atmosphere for every season. Want to stay up-to-date with the latest styling tips and tricks? Don’t forget to subscribe to the Twin Star Home email newsletter!

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