Accessorizing Your Living Room for Fall

Designer Jamie Deck and the team at Shift Interiors provide guidance on fall decor updates

Designer Jamie Deck and the team at Shift Interiors provide fall decor inspiration

When it comes to giving your living room a cozy fall update, it’s the subtle touches that can really bring the space together. Accessorizing is a crucial part of the home decor process and the options are plentiful.

Not sure where to begin? Designer Jamie Deck and the team at Shift Interiors are here to provide guidance…


1. Throw on a layer of warmth

“As temperatures transition from warm to cool, textures are a tactical way to add both warmth and style to your living room,” says Jamie Deck. Faux fur and knit throws are staple accessories for the fall, providing both texture and coziness. “Perfect for snuggling by the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa!”
Faux fur throw from HomeSense


2. Keep it simple

Simplicity is key, says Deck. “When picking simple accessories, choose pieces that are well-made and have geometric shapes,” she says. Think streamline vases, mirrors, candleholders and trays. If you want to get creative, classic pieces from your living room can be dressed up to match the changing seasons. These stylish hexagon pillows are trendy, contemporary and the perfect finishing touch to your living room decor.
Hexagon pillows from HomeSense


3. Add some subtle touches

Another trick to making your living room both stylish and seasonally appropriate is to strike the right balance. “Fall is the perfect time to add subtle touches like greenery, string lights and candles,” says Deck, “We love modernizing our spaces with the use of minimal accents rather than traditional decor.”
Copper sprinkle line lights from CB2


5. Make use of colour

No fall home decor update is complete without classic splashes of colour. We’re talking deep orange, blue and gold. “These colours are great because they help bring down the intensity from the summer,” says Deck. While summer colours are all about rich contrast, the trick for fall is to make these contrasting hues less obvious. Don’t be afraid to match!
Artwork by Jennifer Harwood; white knit throw from HomeSense