Although fall signifies the year is coming to an end, America’s favorite season offers a lot of inspiration for apartment decor ideas.
After a long summer spent outdoors, fall draws us back into our homes. And, if you’re getting ready to move into a new apartment, it’s the perfect time to focus on making your new place inviting and inspiring.
That means embracing coziness and warmth by aiming to create a welcoming space you can enjoy with friends and family as the weather cools.
Here we reveal 10 great apartment decorating ideas to try out this fall.
1. Make Your Bedroom a Safe Haven
Scandi-inspired minimalism might be chic, but when it comes to decorating your bedroom, comfort and coziness are key.
Make your bedroom your safe haven – a welcoming space for total relaxation in your new home. Invest in soft sheets and blankets, and a comfortable mattress that you will look forward to sinking into every night.
From there you can create a welcoming personal space with soft lighting and colorful touches in the form of throw pillows and vases.
2. Add Artwork with a Personal Meaning
Nothing adds a personal touch to your new apartment like artwork on the walls.
But, rather than buying mass-produced prints, make a point of seeking out artwork that has personal significance to you.
Search online to find photographs for sale of your favorite places. Or visit street fairs and exhibitions to find local artists that appeal to you. If you’re decorating on a budget, this is also a more economical way to buy original artwork.
Alternatively, if you prefer to do it yourself, find creative frames to showcase your photography or artwork. Black and white photos of loved ones are chic yet original, or try your hand at some simple line drawings for a minimal feel.
3. Layered Rugs
As Midinmod confirms, rugs can be a life-saver when it comes to apartment decorating.
Not only will rugs make your home feel cozier, they can help you avoid damaging your floors or carpets. And, if you’re renting then rugs can cover questionable rental flooring.
Layer up rugs in similar colors to create a souk feel. Consider faux animal furs layered on top of a Persian-style rug or a neutral rug with a brighter woven rug layered on top.
4. Velvet Touch
This sumptuous fabric returns every fall, and with good reason. Velvet is warm and luxurious, and adds visual interest when combined with smooth metallic accents and natural wooden surfaces.
If a velvet couch sounds like too much of a commitment then try a velvet armchair, a velvet throw, or velvet cushions instead.
5. Window Dressing
Windows should be one of the focal points of a room, especially in the colder months when light is in precious short supply.
By moving your couch or dining area closer to the window you’ll also experience the best of fall’s changing colors from the comfort of your home.
Add flowing fabric curtains hanging from bold dark poles set against neutral walls. This will make your home feel more polished and help bring the outside in.
6. Navy Blue
Navy blue might not sound like the most autumnal color but it’s a popular choice for apartment decorating this fall.
This rich shade of blue instantly evokes a sophisticated feel to your home. It’s also warmer and more versatile than black, and pairs well with neutrals, wood and plants.
A navy couch is a great way to embrace this trend. It’s less likely to get stained than a lighter-colored couch, and you can break up the color with a mixture of throw cushions.
7. Mix Real and Faux Plants
Indoor plants are a great way to breathe life and vibrancy into your apartment, especially as we head towards the shorter days of fall and winter.
But, depending on how your apartment faces there will probably be some rooms which let in light and others that tend to be darker.
Take advantage of the brighter rooms with bold plants such as an areca palm or an air-purifying dracaena plant.
And then mix in faux plants in rooms with less light, such as a small bedroom. Faux plants have come a long way and are no longer the ‘faux pas’ they used to be. Plus, they have the added advantage of being easy to re-pot if you have new apartment ideas in the future.
8. Woven Textures
Continuing with the natural theme, woven textures are great for adding depth and warmth to your home this fall.
Consider a wicker chair strewn with woven cushions or a Berber-style pouf for extra seating in your living room.
Woven baskets arranged on the wall can provide an interesting focal point. Or, wicker plant pots are always good for adding a relaxed feel to your indoor foliage.
9. Add Brass Accents
In recent years, copper and rose gold have been popular when it comes to apartment decorating ideas.
But this fall, brass accents are an emerging trend. Brass is warm yet more sophisticated than other metals, achieving the right balance between classic and modern.
If new brass taps are out of the question then consider brass candlesticks or a brass light fixture.
10. Blush Pink
A year or two ago it was all about millennial pink. Continuing on from this trend, softer blush pink shades are back in a big way.
Blush edges more towards nude than millennial pink. And, although it might make less of a statement, it’s because blush is subtler and more complementary.
The muted undertones of blush pink work well with wood and natural interiors. Blush also helps tone down darker shades such as teal, forest green and navy blue.
Apartment Decor Ideas To Inspire You This Fall
When it comes to apartment decor ideas, these tips will inspire you to make your new home a cozy retreat that is a true reflection of your personal style.