As summer draws to a close—hopefully taking the brutal three-digit temperatures with it—our focus shifts from weekends at the beach to cozying up on the couch for an afternoon nap as we await fall's impending arrival. Without summer Fridays, you'll likely be spending much more time at home, which presents the perfect opportunity to swap out summer décor with a few essentials that allow your space to reflect the seasonal shift.
While we hate to see summer go, welcome the crisp air and gorgeous foliage with a few necessities that will leave your home fall-ready in an instant. From practical updates like adorning your sofa with a heavier throw blanket or your bed with a warmer quilt to incorporating chic wood and leather accents around your space, find our favorite home décor essentials for fall below.
Rather than turning to darker colors and hues that can be too heavy for fall, swap lightweight summer fabrics like linen and cotton with warmer, richer textures like velvet in bright and interesting patterns.
A leather accent is a great way to incorporate the natural color palate of browns and tans associated with the season. This leather Moroccan pouf serves as a practical piece of décor, as it can be used as a multipurpose accessory for a footrest, a table, or extra seating.
The cooler temps will afford you more time to curl up with a good book. Organize your favorite tomes with these gorgeous petrified wood–adorned bookends, which also add a sophisticated touch to your space.
Nothing screams fall like sparking the season's first fire. Even if you don't have a working fireplace (or one at all), these decorative birch logs will give your space a cozy, earthy feel.
Swap lightweight cotton rugs with heavier carpets to warm up your space. We're huge fans of this distressed wool look in a bright hue, which adds a soft warmth to your abode.
Achieve a warm and cozy ambiance by lighting up a decorative hurricane. This gold-rimmed glass-and-wood version is the ideal centerpiece for your kitchen or coffee table for the fall season.
Replace light and airy blankets with a heavier throw to curl up under when the weather turns. While cashmere can be too warm for fall, this hefty cotton blanket will give you just the right warmth during the in-between temps.
Fruity and floral scents are less appealing with the shift in season. Turn to the smoky and leathery fragrances of Le Labo's Santal 26 candle, a rich yet delicious scent perfect for ushering in fall.
There's nothing better than relaxing by the fire in a rocking chair. This wicker design from IKEA adds an appealing element of décor to any corner of the room.
You'll likely be setting out more blankets for the living area and bedroom with the change of weather. This decorative wooden latter serves as a chic organizational tool to display pretty throws, while helping you avoid a sloppily draped sofa.
With summer blooms no longer in season, get your greenery from easy-to-care for succulents that will last you all year long. The wooden display bowls help add a heavier touch of fall to your space as well.
While temperatures linger between hot and cold, this cotton quilt is the perfect weight to hold you over for the interim. It's also wrinkle-free and adds a a fun pattern to your sheets, even if it stays folded at the end of the bed.
With less sunlight to welcome into your space, replace sheer curtains with heavier, textured drapery for both warmth and decorative appeal as the days get shorter and the nights get longer.
A cowhide rug injects an instant element of design into your home. Drape it as an accent over a leather sofa or place it under your coffee table as neutral enhancement for the flooring.
It's time to bring back the duvet as the night air gets chillier. This simple white border-frame cover fits flawlessly into any bedroom décor scheme and keeps you warm and toasty for a comfortable sleep.
What is your favorite décor swap for fall?