Falling Into The Fall Aesthetic: 10 Ways To Get Your Home In The Autumn Mood!

Last Updated October 9, 2021 By Bella Zinti

The fall aesthetic has a very definite feeling and has a special vibe of its own. The fall season has so much to offer, from apple picking to wearing flannel to celebrating Thanksgiving and Halloween. As the temperatures start to dip, the night begins to creep up earlier and earlier, trees blaze with their vibrant color, and we all tend to gravitate towards staying in more and more. And nothing beats creating a cozy space to celebrate the season and until Winter arrives.

If you need a little help cultivating that autumn aesthetic in your home, here are some ideas to ring in the fall season and get your home in the mood.

10 Ways To Get In The Autumn Mood

Pumpkins Everywhere!

Pumpkins are the quintessential fall aesthetic. In your coffee, as home decor, in your candle scents - there's no end to where pumpkins pop up in fall! A visit to a pumpkin patch is not just a perfect activity for the season, but it also can take care of all of your fall decorations. A pumpkin or two on each front porch step and a basket of small jack-be-little pumpkins in a basket on the coffee table and your home is decked out for fall. Play around with all of the shapes and colors available - there's more than just orange nowadays! Don't forget to carve one into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween!

If you are looking for pumpkins that can use for years to come, check out these stylish mini pumpkins

Throw Blankets

As the weather gets cooler, nothing gets you home in the mood than adding throw blankets on your couch and bed. A cozy part of the fall aesthetic is bundling up in warm blankets. From velvety silk texture to chunky knit blanket, they can sure bring plenty of autumn style to your home while keeping you comfy.

Autumn is the juxtaposition of the hustle of the harvest with the slowness of indoor coziness. Don't skimp on the indoor cozy! Perhaps cuddle up on the couch and turn on Netflix or read a book while keeping yourself warm under the blankets and maybe a bowl or two of popcorn! There are plenty of wonderful Halloween movies.

Mugs Filled With Your Favorite Fall Drink

Lemonades and iced tea may fill our glasses in summer, but as the fall days grow chilly, it's time to pull out the mugs for all of the hot drinks of the season that we love. Mugs say something about your personality. Do you like mugs with a smooth surface and quirky sayings, or are the rustic bumps of the artisanal, homemade mugs more your style? Either way, now is the time to fill them with your favorite hot drink. Some ideas are apple cider, hot chocolate, pumpkin spice latte, and mulled wine - they will all warm you up from the inside out. A sturdy mug with a nice hot drink is a peak fall aesthetic.

Mood Lighting

In fall, the days get shorter, and the nights start earlier. A great way to really get into the fall aesthetic is to lean into the darkness with mood lighting. Candles take center stage in this department. Whether you light scented jar candles everywhere or simply bundles of beautiful beeswax tapers, the flicker of candlelight sets the fall mood. The warm, natural light of candles brings the cozy inside. If you need more light, use lamps rather than overhead lighting, or keep the dimming switches turned down low. You can also get some twinkle lights and string them about!

Adding More Cool Color 

You must swap out any summer color with a fall color palette to get you home a fall aesthetic. Some of the great colors to add include orange, auburn, Indian yellow, ash gray, desert sand, rust, coral, ruby red, sugar plum and so much more!

This is also time for you to bring out the plaids.

Add Some Spectacular Plants

A great way to bring fall aesthetics into your home is to add plants and fall flowers! Whether you like to pick up some fresh flowers from your local flower shop or add dried plants, they will add a touch of both nature and fall vibe into your home. From placing some in the kitchen, living room, or the bedroom, they sure will provide you with the best mood.

Some of our favorite plants to add in the fall include dried mini palm spear, dried pampas grass, eucalyptus, butterfly blossom flower, sunflowers.

Add Decorative Pillows

Fall decorative pillows are a great fall aesthetic to add to your living room and bedroom. The decorative pillow not only adds fall color to your home, but it will add texture as well. Nothing gets you in the mood other than cozying up with a pile of soft pillows.

Bring Out the Rugs

Now that your house is feeling cooler, it's time to bring out the rugs. The rug not only keeps your feet warm they will add great texture to your home.

Our favorite rugs for the fall are something fluffy that will add dimension to the space.

Fall Scent

Adding fall scent to your home is a great way to bring a fall aesthetic to the space instantly. From apple spice, apples and cinnamon, woodsy aromas to pumpkin latte, these fall scented candles will guarantee to make your home feel supremely cozy.

Spicetacular Fall Signs

They say first impressions last forever. To impress your family and friends this fall, add a touch of fall aesthetic with these beautiful, unique, and classic fall sign decors. Adding cute and spicetacular fall signs will not remind you what fall is all about but it also brings a touch of humor to your home. 

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About the author

Bella has a Bachelors degree in interior design, is a master gardener. She designs nourishing outdoor & indoor spaces guided by the practice of Feng Shui.