Fall's just around the corner, and you know what that means — time for a fall home refresh!
There's something about fall that makes us want to cozy up at home. Maybe it's the cooler temperatures or the changing leaves. Either way, we're all about getting our homes ready for autumn.
Now, if you’re having trouble thinking up rustic fall décor ideas for your bedroom, we’ve got you covered. For a fall-ready rustic bedroom, we've rounded up the best fall bedroom décor and fall bedding ideas for your rustic home.
1. Use warm fall palettes
Fall is all about rich, warm colors. When it comes to your fall bedroom, think earthy tones like burgundy, forest green, and tan. Or, for a touch of luxury, you can also mix in rich jewel tones, like mustard yellow, ruby red, or emerald green.
Fall colors are really versatile, so you can use them in all sorts of ways. You could introduce them through fall comforters, fall duvet covers, fall bedding, curtains, or even just a few small accents.
2. Alternatively, use a neutral palette
If you're not into the whole earthy vibe, that's ok! You can still give your fall bedroom a makeover with a more neutral palette. Think whites, blacks, and grays, like neutral fall bedspreads that set the foundation for your bed.
Just make sure to add a vibrant pop of color like orange or red to liven up the place. Too many neutrals and not enough color may make your bedroom look more dull than cozy. Here’s our suggestion: find a warm-colored fall quilt set or coverlet to layer on top!
3. Say goodbye to light bedding; say hello to warm and cozy layers
One of the best ways to make your bed feel cozy for fall is by adding some warm fall bedding. This could be a thick comforter, a bulky faux fur or cotton blanket, or even just some faux silk velvet fall bedspreads. Whatever you choose, make sure you choose fall bedding pieces that will keep you warm on those chilly fall nights.
Avoid using fabrics like linen, polyester, or acrylic, as they don't do much of a great job keeping the cold away. Instead, go for fabrics that’ll keep you nice and toasty like wool, faux fur, cotton, fleece, silk, and others.
4. Layer on a thick, warm throw blanket
This is really more of an extra step for those of us who like to be super cozy.
If you're someone who likes to snuggle up under a blanket, a thick and warm throw blanket is a fantastic (and practical) fall bedroom décor.
Throw blankets work really well to give your autumn bedding more texture and depth. Whether you’re adding them in for aesthetic or practical purposes, throw blankets add that extra layer of cozy to your autumn bedding or fall color comforter sets.
5. Add candles to your bedroom
While candles are always a good idea, they’re a must-have to create that fall bedroom specific ambiance. Candles add a warm, inviting glow to your bedroom and make it feel like the perfect place to curl up with a good book.
Better yet, choose candles with scents you can associate with fall like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, or even vanilla. The right scent will bathe your room in not just a warm glow, but a warm fall scent as well. Pair them with a gorgeous candle holder to bring out an elegant fall bedroom feel.
6. Pile on lots of throw pillows
While this is more of a stylistic tip, we think it's worth mentioning, since the right throw pillow can tie your entire room together. If you want to give your bedroom a little boost of fall cozy vibes, layer on some throw pillows on top of your fall comforter, fall duvet cover, or just over your sofa. You can never have too many.
Of course, don’t just throw on random pillows you have lying around your home—this is the time to be picky! Choose throw pillows with fall colors, textured throw pillows, or ones with nature-inspired motifs that’ll fit your bedroom’s theme for a coordinated fall look.
7. Use warmer, thicker duvet covers or comforters
As the temperatures start to drop, you'll want to switch out your lightweight duvet covers or comforters for warmer fall comforters or fall duvet covers. Opt for a down comforter or a duvet insert that's specifically made for colder weather. This will help you stay warm all night long.
8. Drape over quilts
Fall quilt sets are perfect for this season. Aside from keeping you nice, warm, and cozy all night long, quilts also come in all sorts of colors and patterns. Play around with fall-colored quilts to give your bed that autumn je ne sais quoi. Fall quilt sets are also an excellent way to bring additional texture to your bed.
9. Introduce ambient lighting to your room
In the fall, the days start to get shorter and the nights get longer. So it's important to have some ambient lighting in your bedroom that will help you relax and unwind at the end of the day. You can use floor lamps, table lamps, or even string lights to create a warm and inviting space.
10. Add fall-themed artwork to your walls
Another great way to add some fall flavor to your bedroom is by adding some seasonal artwork to your walls. You can find all sorts of prints, posters, and paintings that feature fall colors or autumn motifs that go really well with your cozy autumn bedding. Or you could even just frame some of your favorite fall photos.
11. Change out your curtains
One of the easiest yet most effective fall bedroom ideas is to change your curtains. This gives your bedroom a whole new look for fall. Just switch out your light, airy curtains for something darker and heavier.
Also, don’t worry if your curtains don’t match your autumn bedding. There’s no hard and fast rule that says your curtain and bedding have to match. Experiment with different curtain and fall bedding combos to see which one fits your bedroom the most!
12. Bring in some plant life
Fall is the perfect time to add some flowers and plants to your bedroom. Adding plant life to your room is a fantastic rustic fall décor because aside from giving your space a natural, nature-inspired look, it can also make your room feel fresher and cleaner.
A vase of fresh leaves or a bowl of autumn-themed potpourri are excellent fall plant décor recommendations. Or if you want something even more low-maintenance, a vase of dried flowers is also a good idea.
13. Decorate with wooden accents
Wooden accents are a great way to add some warmth to your bedroom and really bring out that cozy fall feeling. You can use them in the form of furniture, décor, or even just small trinkets. You could switch to a wooden headboard, wooden picture frames, a wood-accented wall clock, or maybe a wooden decorative tray for your nightstand or dresser.
14. Add a touch of plaid
Plaid is such a classic fall pattern, so why not add it to your bedroom decor?
A versatile pattern, plaid can work in both chic casual bedrooms as well as elevated rustic bedrooms simply by switching the color combination.There are tons of plaid-themed fall bedding ideas you can use, such as plaid bedding, curtains, plaid-accented fall bedspreads, or even just some stylish fall-forward throw pillows.
15. Use buffalo check
Another great fall pattern is buffalo check. The buffalo check pattern is super versatile so you’ll have no trouble incorporating it into your fall bedroom ensemble. Similar to plaid, you can look for buffalo check bedding, curtains, throw pillows, and even rugs.
16. Hang a wreath
A wreath is a perfect way to add a touch of fall to your bedroom—and it’ll look good through winter as well! You can find wreaths made of leaves, acorns, berries, and all sorts of other fall-themed materials. Or you could even make your own! Hang it on your door or above your bed for a truly festive feel.
17. Bring in pumpkins
Pumpkins are such a quintessential part of fall that it's only fitting that they should be included in your bedroom décor. You can place small pumpkins all around. For a fun activity, you could even carve one yourself and use it as a vase for some fresh autumn flowers. You can place them on your nightstand, on top of your dresser, or even on the floor.
18. Hang up precious photos with vintage picture frames
This not only gives your room a cozy and welcoming feel, but it’s also a great way to personalize your space! Find pictures of the best memories you have with your loved ones and frame them with vintage picture frames for a fall rustic décor look.
19. Find a fall rug
A rug can really help tie your whole room together and give it a cozy fall feeling. You can find all sorts of fall-themed rugs, ranging from simple rugs hewn in rich, autumnal colors to ornate rugs adorned with fallen leaves and acorns.
You can even go for a coordinated look and match your rug with a fall color comforter set. You can also play around with the size — go big with an area rug or go for something more subtle like a walkway or door rug.
20. Bring in a big, woven basket
Woven baskets are both stylish and practical fall bedroom décor! Not only are woven baskets perfect for storing things, but they’re also good for adding texture and rustic vibes to your bedroom. As for what you can do with it, you can store blankets, pillows, or even just some extra throw blankets.
And that’s the end of our list of the best fall bedroom décor! We hope you enjoyed our fall bedroom ideas that you can use to add some fall flair to your bedroom.
Whatever rustic fall décor ideas or fall bedding ideas you choose, make sure that your fall bedroom refresh will make you feel warm and cozy during these fall months. And don’t forget to get creative and have fun!