Cooler weather, comfy sweaters, falling foliage, golden streets, and hot chocolates and bonfires — fall is a season of beautiful changes.
With summer coming to an end and the colder month rolling around, autumn is full of changing colors, pumpkin spice, and the comforting sound of leaves crunching under your feet. It’s hard not to love the fall aesthetic. If you, too, want to nail that cozy fall aesthetic, keep reading to know how.
What Is Fall Aesthetic?
Fall strikes the perfect balance between the scorching hot summer and freezing cold winter. And that’s what fall aesthetic is all about — comfort.
Think chunky sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and warming, comfort foods. It’s all about embracing the changing season through our food, clothes, and even decor.
Fall is also that time of the year when we celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving, the perfect time for comfort foods and festive, welcoming decor.
How Do You Make An Autumn Aesthetic?
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When you want to perfect that autumn aesthetic, you want to lean toward everything warm and cozy that reminds you of the autumn season.
Here are some tips to get you started:
#1. Follow a warm color palette of burnt yellow, warm reds, brick brown, and orange.
#2. Use plenty of thick knits and bulky velour.
#3. Focus on autumnal fruits and vegetables like pumpkins, cranberries, and apples.
#4. Stock up on warm drinks like tea, hot cocoa, and chai lattes.
#5. Get inspired by nature trails and falling leaves.
15 Cozy Fall Aesthetic Ideas You Can Take Inspiration From
Cozy Fall Outfits
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#1. Cozy And Warm Socks
Keep your toes toasty and warm by investing in warm, fuzzy socks. Knitted or crocheted socks with some fall designs of foliage are the perfect go-to when you plan to spend a comfortably lazy day at home.
Curl up with a good book or watch a movie while keeping your feet warm. Make sure you get multiple pairs of comfortable, soft socks to keep your toes happy this fall.
#2. Layer Up
The fall season is all about getting comfy. Get your thick and bulky outfits from the bottom of your drawers — it is time to bring back the layers. Bundle up in your coats, gloves, hands, turtlenecks, and sweaters, and curate your perfect OOTDs.
Thicker fabrics are a must during fall, and to complete your fall aesthetic outfit, prepare everything wool, cashmere, leather, suede, tweed, angora, and fleece. And, of course, boots make a significant fall statement. So, make the most of your boot collection!
#3. Warm Colors
If you really want to perfect your fall aesthetic, stick to warm colors. A color palette of beige, brown, rust, red, orange, mustard, burgundy, and yellow will offer the perfect base to create unique outfits.
These colors are inspired by the changing colors of the leaves as the weather becomes colder and the days become shorter. Let your style be a reflection of the autumnal weather.
#4. Flannel Power
Flannel is an all-year-round fashion staple, but it really comes alive during fall.
You can also combine your flannels with some plain t-shirts or layer them with other shirts and coats to spice up your outfits. Flannel pants, shirts, jackets, polos, and coats go with almost anything.
#5. Bring On The Beanies
Beanies are the ideal fall headgear. They’re simple, they’re casual, and they are versatile enough to still make a great fashion statement. Apart from being a fantastic fashion accessory, a beanie will also keep your head warm and protected. Besides, you don’t have to restrict beanies to the fall season; they’re an excellent accessory to don all year round!
Cozy Fall Home Décor
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#6. Flowers And Foliage
Flowers always make for a simple yet beautiful décor in your home at any time of the year. During fall, especially, flowers create an inviting environment.
If you can, use fresh flowers. But if fresh flowers are not possible, carefully selected artificial or plastic foliage can also work. You can have a floral centerpiece or small arrangements placed around the house, all sharing a theme in color or the kind of florals you use. It can automatically brighten up your home and make it ready for the fall season.
Another option is to make your home smell like fall by creating potpourri out of dried flowers combined with a dash of cinnamon!
There’s no easier way to transform your home into a fall haven than by using faux leaves. Bring in the fall foliage and scatter them anywhere you like in your home.
The best part about using leaves is that you don’t need to be too specific in terms of structure and arrangement. Leaves are appealing enough on their own. You can have a garland of leaves, a wreath made of leaves, a bowl of leaves — get creative!
Nothing creates a more welcoming atmosphere than candles. The warm, natural light they can provide in your home is the perfect representation of fall. You can also opt for scented candles with warm aromas like vanilla, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. The small flicker of an orange light infused with warm fall scents will give your home a very cozy feel.
Level up your candle game by placing a chunky candle in a bowl and surrounding it with apples, gourds, mini pumpkins, and berries. If you’re hosting a dinner, this will also give you a lovely little centerpiece arrangement as it will tease all your senses and easily put you in a fall mood.
A thick, chunky, knit blanket draped over your couch invites you to come over and snuggle up. Who doesn’t like a comfy blanket to wrap themselves in on chilly evenings?
Warm blankets serve as wonderfully functional decorations that can be a perfect addition to your home’s fall décor, especially if they come in warm colors or fall prints. It can make your living space look extremely homely and comfortable. When not in use, you can store them on a wooden blanket ladder — another fall idea you can explore. Besides, you can never really have too many blankets,
#10. Twinkle Lights
A string of fairy lights can complete your home décor fall aesthetic with its soft glow and magical vibe. Twinkle lights or fairy lights provide the ideal ambiance to relax and reflect at the end of a tiring day.
Quiet evenings with a glass of wine snuggled up in a warm blanket under twinkling lights — can you think of a cozier aesthetic? Add a roaring fireplace to the mix, and we guarantee you will never want to leave your home!
Twinkle lights are a very basic accessory that, when used right, can create a truly otherworldly environment in your home.
Miscellaneous Cozy Fall Aesthetic Ideas
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#11. Fall Drinks
Given that your home already has bits of fall elements, you might as well taste fall to complete that overall fall aesthetic vibe.
Savor every sip of your hot cup of chocolate, pumpkin spice latte, or hot apple cider as you warm up in your thick socks and a chunky sweater. Pick your favorite fall drink and indulge in some fall-flavored snacks like pumpkin-flavored bagels or a slice of warm apple pie.
#13. Squash And Pumpkins
Another easy fall accessory you can use to spice up your foyer, kitchen table, and home corners is strategically placing pumpkins and squash.
Get these fall vegetables in various colors and shapes, which will automatically meet your fall aesthetic goals! These veggies are perfect for making your home Instagram-ready, especially if you want to showcase your fall OOTD.
The best part of using squash and pumpkins is that you can also use them in your food — just don’t forget them on your patio! Use them to whip up some delicious comfort foods like pies, cookies, and soups.
#14. Charcuterie Boards
Hosting friends and family? Get everybody excited about the fall season! Since your home is already sporting a cozy fall aesthetic, you can get your guests to join in the fall spirit by presenting them with charcuterie boards!
And aside from your apple pie and hot chocolate, a charcuterie board holding a mix of toasted nuts, cheeses, jam, seasonal fruits, and honey just screams fall!
The chilly weather can also be relaxing, especially in the late afternoon when the sun is setting. Turn on your fairy lights and head on outside with your guests to enjoy happy conversations as you pass around the charcuterie board to savor the fall flavors.
#15. Fall-Themed Films
If you’ve already done up your home to create a cozy environment, why not spend an afternoon or your movie night watching some classic feel-good movies to bring in the fall vibe?
Whether you’re in the mood for romance with rom-coms (You’ve Got Mail!), want to indulge in nostalgia with classics (The Goonies), or are in the mood to welcome the spooky season (Hocus Pocus), just make sure you pick a movie that’ll put a smile on your face!