We want to give our homes a nod to autumn, but we don’t want to inadvertently move into Thanksgiving, Right? Today’s blog is about easy ways to bring that autumn aesthetic into your home without falling into that holiday decor trap.

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Colors Palette…

There are several ways to welcome autumn without moving into holiday decor…

Let’s start with Pantone’s 2019 color selections. Inspired by nature yet also breaking free and inviting uniqueness, whimsy, and flexibility. I particularly love the cranberry (or biking red), as seen popping in the center tree above. It’s gorgeous and welcomed to stay through winter. 

Biking Red

Chili Pepper

Crème de Pêche

Peach Pink

Rocky Road

Fruit Dove

Sugar Almond

Dark Cheddar

Galaxy Blue


 Orange Tiger


Seasonal Layering…

While we want to bring those outdoor colors indoors, remember that the autumn aesthetic is about more than just amazing colors. It’s about cozy feelings, warmth, going within and it’s about preparing to ‘let go’ and resting for a bit.

So, as we pepper in the color palette, think about how you will be living through the season (house guests, home dinners, a new book, etc) and ways to bring warmth into your space. Consider layering in with things like:

Tapestry – 

Once used to cover cold stone walls in royal castles, a tapestry, especially if you’re able to find one with the autumn palette weaved through it, can be a ‘traditionalists’ ideal go-to option. Tapestries have come a long way in becoming the focal points of home décor across the world. And when it comes to layering in that ‘cozy feel’ to your space, a tapestry, full of warmth and story, brings it home. I just love them.

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Throws –

Nothing invites me to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa more than a soft throw on a cozy chair. They’re wonderful to just wrap and lounge about in too. Find them in this seasons Pantone fall colors to bring that autumn color pop to your home. If you happen to have a darker tone sofa or chair, you’ll want to go with a lighter color throw for contrast.

Faux fur Throw

Wool Chair Throw

Candles –

Mostly, but not always, we light our candles for aesthetic or religious purposes. Autumn, is definitely the time to bring them out. I love to use them in a fireplace candelabra to bring a soft glow to the room without the heat of a full-on roaring fire (which I save for the colder months). Above the mantle, at eye level is always a nice place.

Look for a candle that will affect your air quality the least. Soy candles, beeswax candles, and vegetable-wax based candles are your best options.

Faux fur Throw

Wool Chair Throw

Bring it Indoors –

One creative way to bring that outdoors in is by literally doing so. Think pinecones, lovely twigs and dried leaves in your perennial flower arrangement for a fall twist. You’ll want to prepare the pinecones indoors decor. Here’s a useful link to help do that. 

Faux fur Throw

Wool Chair Throw

– Marcelle Guilbeau, 

Nashville Interior Designer
Soulful Living By Design

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