18 Rooms Decorated with Fall Colors | Midwest Living

18 Rooms Decorated with Fall Colors

These rooms reflect the colors of fall—in paint, furnishings or accents—for a look that especially shines in autumn but can be used or adapted year-round.
  • Countryside harmony

    Large windows let in plenty of sunlight to show off the bright fall colors in this Michigan farmhouse. Tall glass vases on the table display fall's bounty—pumpkins, gourds and autumn branches—while farm-inspired dishware continues the nature theme.  The contents of the vases can easily be switched out with seasonal decor to match entertaining needs.   

  • Barn charm

    Red-orange accents complement rustic browns in the dining room of this Ohio barn-style home. Pumpkins, apples and mums on the mantel and tables lend more fall color. Statement pieces such as the wine-barrel-stave chandelier and a 19th-century clock add drama.

  • Sophisticated look

    Empty vintage-look frames create a sophisticated display above a painted buffet. Pumpkins add fall flair but can be easily switched out for other holidays.

  • Texture and color

    Texture is a major player in this mostly beige living room. Orange, coral and red accents create an upbeat mood. Throw pillows can be swapped out for a new look as the seasons change.

  • Sweater weather

    Playful yet sophisticated, this living room invites lazy afternoons by the fire. Branches with fall leaves above the fireplace echo the room’s color scheme. Pine-clad walls and sleek lines give the space a clean, modern feel. 

  • Earthy palette

    Fall produces colors other than striking oranges and reds; you can create a serene autumn scene using rich, earthy neutrals. In this kitchen, open shelves show off elegant white dishware as well as white gourds from the garden. Apples in baskets and bowls add a snap of color.

  • Pumpkin spice

    Prepare for fall entertaining with a festive table setting. To make a DIY table runner like the one in this living room, pick up a seasonal pattern from a local fabric store. Make sure the piece you choose is long enough to run the entire length of your table. Hem the edges and top with pumpkins or other seasonal materials.  

  • Brick red

    White walls and white upholstered furniture contrast nicely with autumn red on the fireplace brick, pillows and table, creating a fall-inspired room that looks great year-round. 

  • Fall accents

    The rich patinas of pewter, copper or brass accents reflect the beautiful burnished colors of fall in this dining room. Wood pieces work well, too!


  • Autumn hues

    An apricot-colored ceiling contrasts with this kitchen’s white cabinets and brings the eye up to the detailed trim. Gourds, apples and other fall produce complement the room’s autumn hues.   

  • Sheet swap

    Sheets need to be swapped out regularly anyway, so why not rotate them with the seasons? Bold red sheets and shams in this bedroom pop against the grey bedframe and bedspread. 

  • Textured elements

    A variety of textures adds interest to this room decorated in warm neutrals. Burlap, wood, metal and wicker share common tones but distinguishing finishes.

  • Early fall kitchen colors

    This kitchen’s peaceful color palette reflects the colors of early fall—green with a hint of orange, red, brown and yellow. 

  • Bold mix

    If you love colorful rooms, start with one patterned piece and build your color scheme from there. In this dining room, oranges, reds, yellows, and tans are drawn from the rug and repeated in other furniture throughout the space. A few neutral pieces, such as the black buffet and brown table, provide a place for the eye to rest. 

  • Open and airy

    This room makes the most of the home's natural setting with large sliding doors that open onto the back yard. Crisp white draperies and upholstery contrast with a thin strip of orange that adds just a touch of autumn color. 

  • Farmhouse family room

    Neutral rooms easily transition from season to season. Throw blankets in orange and brown, along with green apple accents, add to the fall tone of this family room. Wood beams, a hayloft window and paneling on the vaulted ceiling reflect a farmhouse aesthetic.

  • Eclectic look

    Bright autumnal tones create an energetic vibe in this relaxed living room. Curtains, throw pillows and coffee table accessories can be changed to match the season. The eclectic furniture and décor give the room a collected-over-time look.

  • Subtle changes

    Small changes can make a big difference to a room. Here, a solid white lampshade was wrapped in linen to give the room a subtle fall mood. Branches in a nearby tin and orange vase add to the autumn tones.

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