Warning: These 7 Fall Living Room Decor Ideas Will Make You Want to Snuggle

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Although it's currently 78 degrees in Los Angeles, those of us shivering in the air-conditioned offices here at Hunker headquarters in Santa Monica can't stop talking about fall trends. Of course, all the major home retailers from CB2 to Target to Urban Outfitters have released their new fall collections by now, allowing us to parse the top looks that will undoubtedly make their way into every well-appointed home this season.

Among them are some tried-and-true trends that tend to reappear every fall. Think plush textiles, brass accents, and jewel-tone hues. If you're like us, you're not willing to wait for the temperatures to drop to get in on the latest ideas to make your space look and feel cozier and more inviting. Ahead are seven fall living room decor ideas that will make you want to snuggle, even if it's still sweltering outside.

1. Cover Up Your Sofa

If investing in new furniture isn't realistic, simply drape a chunky knit wool throw over your old sofa to give it new life and add instant cozy vibes to your living room.

Get the Look: The Citizenry Nublado Throw, $395

2. Pile on the Blankets

Similarly, layering blankets and throws in varying materials offers an easy way to add visual interest and texture to a living room without splurging on a statement chair.

Get the Look: IKEA Rens Sheepskin, $29.99

3. Add a Pop of Color

Autumnal hues like ochre, burnt orange, and burgundy re-emerge every fall. Add a splash of seasonal color to your sofa with a plush velvet pillow in your favorite shade.

Get the Look: West Elm Lush Velvet Pillow Cover in Wasabi, $29

4. Layer Your Lighting

Make your living room feel homier by layering a variety of light sources. Here, a paper lantern pendant diffuses soft light from above while a floor lamp illuminates a dark corner.

Get the Look: New Works × Anderssen & Voll Lantern Pendant Light, $295 - $590

5. Paint Your Walls a Jewel-Tone Hue

Though not for the faint of heart, a dramatic jewel-tone shade like dark blue-gray lends moody vibes to a living room and instantly makes it feel like a cozy library.

Get the Look: Farrow & Ball Down Pipe

6. Bring the Outside In

Nothing says cozy like a roaring fire. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, bring rustic charm to your living room with an on-trend brass log holder filled with birch timber.

Get the Look: CB2 Chord Brass Log Holder, $99.95

7. Layer Plush Rugs

While a high-pile area rug can go a long way in making a living room look and feel cozy, layering a plush sheepskin rug on top instantly takes it to the next level.

Get the Look: Ben Soleimani Performance Elda Rug, $1,595


Megan Beauchamp is a writer and editor in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in MyDomaine, House Beautiful, Bustle, and Brit + Co., among others.

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