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How to set a fall mood
(when you’re over dark and moody)

Fall feels – with a light, bright CB2 twist

Modern fall decorating ideas with CB2

Fall is a whole mood: nubby knits, apple picking, leaf peeping. But what if that all feels a little … expected? To paraphrase a legendary magazine editor: “Cozy? For fall? Groundbreaking.”

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:

CB2 Modern Fall Decorating Ideas
CB2 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?”

SMELLS LIKE /

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.

CB2 Modern Fall Decorating Ideas and Playlist
CB2 Modern Fall Decorating Ideas

FEELS LIKE /

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.

TASTES LIKE /

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.

Modern fall decorating ideas with CB2
Modern fall decorating ideas with CB2
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