Don’t get us wrong: We’re not abandoning comfy autumnal vibes altogether. We just want to make this stay-in season a little more chic, a little less dark and moody. Keeping it light and bright makes the transition from long summer days a bit easier to bear, too. Here are some of our favorite modern fall decorating ideas:
LOOKS LIKE /
Lots of light-reflecting surfaces. Create a warm prism effect that’s oh-so-soothing by surrounding flickering candles with crystals, glass and acrylic accents. Throw in a vintage piece or two for a touch of that “oh, this old thing?”
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Incense in a dramatic, solid brass holder. We love that this one is handmade by artisans from Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Incense not your thing? The base doubles as a super-chic candle stand.
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Texture on texture. A faux zebra hide is soft underfoot but brings eclectic, wild vibes to an otherwise serene scene. Fall florals don’t have to be traditional, either: think grasses, wispy stems and even feathers.
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One of our go-to fall cocktails, like a Manhattan or a rosemary-infused Paloma. (Tequila works in every season, trust.) Pick two signature drinks for the season and stock the bar appropriately. No bar? We set one up on a console and tucked a small side table underneath for extra storage.
SOUNDS LIKE /
This playlist: a combination of diva vibes, slow jams and throwbacks perfect for your big afternoon of kicking back on the couch.