20 Cozy Fall Decorating Ideas to Delight Your Inner Homebody

It's the season of the snugglefest.

Pile on the plaid, go all out on the throw pillows — and don't forget the firewood. The year's comfiest decor season is here, and we've got all the best ways to do it up big.

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Bring in faux fur.

Not only is this Southern library painted Benjamin Moore's Mink, but faux fur throws and a matching velvet sofa take coziness to the max. "I wanted it to feel like being wrapped in a warm blanket," says designer Melissa Rufty.

Kerri McCaffety
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jane hawkins hoke plaid bedroom
Add thick panels.

With chillier (and longer!) nights up ahead, try swathing your sleeping space with homey patterns. This North Carolina bedroom combines a Ralph Lauren Home tartan with a Schumacher ticking-stripe fabric on the walls, valances and bed skirt. 

Annie Schlechter
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Paint a pop of orange.

Get that fall feeling year-round with a foliage-inspired accent wall. Designer Amanda Kyser reflected her Long Island home's rustic history by painting a stairwell Benjamin Moore's Merlot Red.

Ngoc Minh Ngo
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Hang a quilt.

Soften any wall (even those made of logs!) with handmade textiles in bright hues. Designer Anthony Baratta paired this piece of folk art with a Casa dos Tapetes de Arraiolos rug to highlight a woodsy vacation home's painted blue floor.

James Merrell
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Restyle the mantel.

Birch logs, candlesticks and some perfectly stacked art books highlight this gem of a Victorian fireplace. Shon Parker made the Atlanta library even more intimate by curtaining it off with a Kravet silk.

Erica George Dines
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Swap in seasonal greenery.

A bunch of magnolia leaves adds a fresh note to a muted living room by Cameron Schwabenton. The branches pick up warm colors of the space, including a reclaimed-wood mantel.

Trevor Tondro
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barn window seat
Designate a reading corner.

Don't give up on those unopened beach reads just yet. Curl up in a cozy nook with a glass of wine and you won't miss the warm weather quite so much.

Douglas Friedman
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wooden barmoire
Prep the bar.

Keep the ingredients for fall cocktails close by at the bar. In an upstate New York house, the liquor is stocked in the "barmoire."

Melanie Acevedo
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ove tub
Add luxe texture.

Don't get cold feet. Swap a summery rug for a luxe carpet and you'll have your very own en-suite spa like this New York home.

Melanie Acevedo
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Hang a wreath.

Craft your way to a festive space with a DIY project or fake it with the store-bought version. Either way, check out our top fall wreaths for instant autumn.

Mikkel Vang
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chevron linen panels
Drape a cozy throw.

Getting out of bed is already a struggle, but a plush blanket and matching pillows will make you want to hit the snooze button just one more time. This master bedroom by Ruard Veltman feels extra snug thanks to the upholstered niche.

Eric Piasecki
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Layer lots of rugs.

Too many carpets? There's no such thing. Designer Celerie Kemble overlapped 10 different Moroccan rugs in an apartment's den as an open invitation to put your feet up.

Christopher Sturman
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Build up the fire.

A classic log house in the Colorado Rockies nails cold-weather decorating with plenty of rugs, pillows and throws, but the massive stone fireplace really steals the scene. Warm up right in front of the hearth on a pair of fur-covered lounge chairs.

Eric Piasecki
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dark wood outdoor furniture
Ready the porch.

Say goodbye to bug bites and sweaty nights. Restyle your outdoor space for chillier months by adding extra blankets and stocking up on firewood like you see in this mountain home.

Eric Piasecki
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nicholas manville tablescape
Lay out the buffet.

Get ready for big family dinners with this easy set-up. Check out even more tablescapes for extra entertaining inspiration.

Kana Okada
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Set separate tables.

For a fifth-generation family estate, designer Jeffery Bilhuber copied a tradition found in many old houses. In addition to a large dining room table, a small banquette off the side hosts more intimate meals.

Thomas Loof
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tented bed
Create a tented bed.

In this Catskills cottage bedroom designed by Eric Lysdahl, a draped canopy gives the bed a royal but cocoon-like feel.

Gridley + Graves
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a wood paneled library with soft lighting
Light extra lamps.

With the shorter days, you'll want to add brighter lighting to your favorite spaces. In this New York apartment's wood-paneled library, designed by Albert Hadley, a soft glow comes from the corner table lamp.

Christopher Baker
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dining room with royal blue walls
Add pillows to dining chairs.

For a more relaxed feel, add pillows to stiff-backed chairs, like in this royal blue room by Mary McDonald. They're perfect for lingering over all the holiday meals that fall brings.

Robert Trachtenberg
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Use a darker palette.

Dark blue walls create serene vibe in this den, which doubles as a guest room with a daybed. Or use more traditional fall colors like orange, brown and plum.

Jonny Valiant
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hallway with basket of firewood
Put firewood on display.

If you love fires but think they're a lot of work, try keeping fresh-cut wood in a basket with handles so it's easy to carry, rather than storing wood outdoors. That's what designer John Peixinho does in his 1730 house in Newport, Rhode Island, which has five original fireplaces.

Don Freeman
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foyer of cottage with plaid chair and paintings of dogs
Pile on the plaid.

Plaid is the perfect cozy pattern for fall. Add a pillow, throw or even reupholster a chair similar to this one in designer John Peixinho's 278-year-old home. For extra impact, place the pattern in the foyer, so you see it as soon as you walk in the door.

Don Freeman
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slipcovered furniture in the library
Slipcover the furniture.

The casual style of this sitting area in Peixinho's house comes from the slipcovered furniture and warm-colored patterns on the throw blankets and pillows.

Don Freeman
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table setting next to fireplace
Dine next to the fire.

A romantic meal doesn't have to be in the dining room. Put a small table next to a warm fire for an intimate dinner for two. Designer Ralph Lauren created this cozy table setting by adding a glowing candle and red flannel-patterned napkins.

Aim&eacute;e Hearing
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Incorporate multiple patterns.

For coziness and an Anglo-Indian flavor, designer Cathy Kincaid swathed this family room in Robert Kime's Field Poppy, a print based on a textile found in Jaipur, India.

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