Simple and Neutral Fall Living Room Decor

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Simple and Neutral Fall Decor Ideas

Today I’m sharing some simple and neutral fall decor ideas in my living room!

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Hey friends, I was finally able to add some simple and neutral fall home decor this past weekend, and I thought I would start off by sharing our fall living room with you all for some inspiration! Even though the weather is still nice this time of year in Michigan, I usually like to start adding some fall touches in September.

I’m sharing my fall neutral decor today along with two special friends, Sarah from Grace in My Space and Cami over at Tidbits blog! I love both of these girls and I consider them close friends. We are not only sharing fall home tours on our blogs, but also on our YouTube channels as well! I recently made a trip with a group of blogging friends to Utah to visit Cami, and I shared a tour of her beautiful European farmhouse that you can check on YouTube!

Be sure to watch the video tour above and when you’re finished, check out Sarah and Cami’s fall living spaces for room decor ideas – I know you will really enjoy them! 🙂

Simple and Neutral Fall Decor Ideas
Decorating with branches for simple fall decor
Simple and neutral fall decor touches in cottage style living room

I kept things pretty simple this year, just like I always do for seasonal decorating. I’ve said it so many times, but you don’t have to go crazy decorating for the seasons. I spent very little, and I really only made a few changes to achieve that cozy fall vibe!

There are just three simple things I like to do whenever I’m decorating my living room for fall – 

  • Incorporate fall florals, blooms and stems 
  • Bring in texture with throw pillows and throw blankets
  • Decorate with real pumpkins or gourds

Since our entry opens up into the family room and the two spaces flow together, let’s start with the entryway first!

Minimal design fall decor in entryway
Cottage style fall entry way with neutral decor touches

Even though this space is small, I love adding seasonal decor as a focal point when you walk in the front door. You can see that the only change I really made in this area was adding some simple fall stems to my basket near the closet door.

If you caught my fall shop along post I shared recently, you know that I scored these pretty stems at Joann Fabrics. I always find great deals on beautiful, seasonal decor at Joann’s! I got these stems for half off, and I love the cream, white and rust colored berries mixed with the faded green leaves.

And here’s another tip when decorating for fall – incorporate real, dried fall leaves with your faux fall stems! The dried leaves not only add texture and fall colors, but also create whimsy and give your arrangements a more realistic look. Plus, you can use leaves from your own yard without having to spend a penny!

Simple fall stems in basket by door in cottage style entryway

I simply snipped some leaves from my redbud tree and let them dry out. I love the convenience of using leaves from my own yard and the way they look mixed with these berries, while keeping a neutral color palette!

Simple cottage style fall touches in entryway

A few real pumpkins on the floor of my entry fill me with so much joy. My husband took the boys with him to a local pumpkin stand, and they were so excited to bring home the pumpkins they had picked for mom. While they loved picking the classic orange pumpkins, we use those for carving instead of decorating, and set them out by our front porch as Halloween approaches.

Simple entryway touches in entryway for fall

Faux pumpkins work just as fine, but there’s something about the real ones – the experience of picking them out, the colors and textures they have – that just add another natural element to my fall decor. Although I don’t have it pictured here, adding fruit such as apples or pears can also be used for fall decorating. I shared a fall table scape using apple stems and gray blues in my patio area, and I loved the way it turned out! Typically you would think of bright oranges or reds when it’s time to decorate for fall, but I am partial to using neutral hues. This table scape would look beautiful in any dining room!

As we make our way in the living room, you will find the same berries in a small vase on the table next to my couch. They add so much whimsy for fall and the simple addition of a single white pumpkin instantly creates an autumn feeling.

Simple and neutral fall decor in living room including white pumpkins and berries

The coffee table stems are also new, another Joann Fabrics score! I love the pop of white and more baby boo pumpkins in my vintage scoop are perfect for neutral fall color scheme decorating.

Coffee table fall stems in neutral warm white tones for fall

A soft muslin blanket adds cozy, neutral texture to the couch, along with some oat colored pillow covers that I scored here!

Soft and cozy blankets and pillows for fall decor in cottage style living room

I only made a few changes in the fireplace area, one of my favorites being the 50 cent bushel basket that I scored at a garage sale near the end of summer. It adds texture and warmth near the mantel, and I love how beat up and worn it is. I love adding garage sale or thrift store finds to my seasonal decor to give my space a unique style and feel.

Simple but beautiful fall touches in living room

I filled it with stems that I purchased last year at Hobby Lobby, and I love how the cream flowers pop against the stone. And did you notice the baby boo pumpkins peeking out of the dough bowl? Baby boo pumpkins are so affordable, and a little goes a long way to add an element of fall in any space! I love tucking them everywhere I can!

Simple minimal autumn and fall decor in living room

I added more of those berry stems in the opposite corner near the window, again mixing them with dried leaves. They sit inside of an old mason jar centered in a vintage enamel bowl, and I love all the texture happening in this corner!

Neutral cozy warm touches in cottage style living room
Mixing berries and branches for simple fall decor

More neutral, textured pillows fill the chair, making it so cozy and the perfect spot to curl up with a book. Right now I’m reading The Life-giving Home by Sally Clarkson, and it’s the perfect book for this season! I love sitting in this corner on a moody fall day with candles burning.

Cozy reading corner decorated in simple and neutral fall decor

I know the sunroom is a separate space, but if you peek into the French doors you can see those same pretty stems on the piano! Gathering fall stems in a vase makes for easy diy fall decor, and I love how they pop against the built-ins. I recently shared a tour of my sunroom makeover that you can check out on Pinterest or YouTube!

Fall cottage inspired sunroom decor
Fall decor touches in sunroom area of home

I hope you enjoyed this tour today and I hope these simple and neutral fall decor tips inspired you! What are your favorite ways to decorate for fall? Let me know in the comments below!


Simple and Neutral Fall Decor Ideas


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  2. Thank you So Much, Andrea, for keeping it simple…. and in the process making your home simply beautiful, warm, and so inviting! I am likely old enough to be your mom (I’m somehow 51 after a few sleeps and a blink! 😄), and I can honestly say your entire vibe inspires and encourages me! I have had ten children (whom I have been processing through homeschooling for 27 years!) and have sat at Sally Clarkson’s feet here and there since they started Whole Heart! ☺️ And I can honestly say your little home is hands down my most favorite house crush ever! We are currently knee-deep in the work of building our fifth home ourselves, and yes, we do the bulk of all the labor ourselves, and I even chose to incorporate Stone Hearth and Edgecomb Gray paints based off of my fan-girling yours!

    Thank you for all you do to make that adorable house a home for your Little Men …. and their Daddy, too! 🥰 I know just how hard it can be…. but curating a little reflection of our future Home atmosphere is the best job ever! I’m so proud of you! ☺️

    1. Thank you so much for sharing all of this! 27 years is so admirable, and your new home sounds so beautiful! Thank you for taking the moment to comment and encourage me today!

  3. Your Fall decor is lovely Andrea. Until I started following you, I’d never really considered faux stems. Of course I’d purchased garlands and greenery, but never buds, berries or actual faux flowers. We, like your family, don’t have local access to fresh flowers. One day, I ran into Hobby Lobby for a yard of material and as I passed the floral section, which was half off that particular day, I thought of a recently watched post of yours and ended up with a beautiful bouquet for Summer. They weren’t that expensive and considering I never have to toss them, they’re well worth the cost. Now I need to visit JoAnn’s for Fall! I just wanted to let you know that you inspire me, even when I’m out running errands. Enjoy the last bit of Summer.

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  5. So beautiful and peaceful…in the corner where you have the chair by the fireplace?????are those 3D ducks hanging? Are they wooden? We have some from a local artist, but they are wooden. I thought it could be a perfect way to display them. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Love your simple Fall decorating. Is the muslin throw from Amazon as well? Would love to find one like it. God Bless

  7. Your home is beautiful ! I love how simple, yet calming it is. Could you please link where you got the grey throw blanket with the small white x’s? It’s beautiful !

  8. Beautiful, Andrea! Inspiring ideas that anyone can use right now. Are your Mason jars with the bails on them new or did you find them on one of your antiquing trips? It’s little details like that that really make a difference.

  9. Great article, your blogs are original and easy to understand by everyone, and the content is extremely helpful and motivating. Good work, keep it up.

  10. Lovely ideas. It’s so encouraging to hear that a little goes a long way in the seasonal decor department. I’m not great at decorating, but I’m browsing around your site for ideas. I just love how you combined faux foliage with real, dried boughs from your yard. Your ideas are beautiful and very do-able, even for those of us who have less of an eye for decor. Many blessings to you and your family.

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