For many of us, our homes are not just the place we live—they’re also our creative outlets, passion projects, and ever-evolving works in progress. Growing up, my mom was always rearranging a room, trying out new curtains, or even repainting bedroom walls to reflect her mood and break out of a rut. And now when I find myself with a couple of extra hours of downtime on the weekend, my living room shelves and coffee table are calling my name. It’s always time for a refresh, but the changing of the seasons is an especially fun time to do it. And the beauty is, with a few simple styling tricks up your sleeve, you can make a space feel new without buying a thing. Okay, maybe just one or two things, but the point is, you do not have to go out and buy expensive new furniture to spruce up your fall living room décor.
It was around this time last year that I showed you guys our living room updates… which means I’ve been craving a few simple tweaks to freshen things up lately. I certainly wasn’t ready to race out and buy new furniture, so I focused on those smaller home accessories (think vases, candles, and coffee table books) that are relatively affordable but make a major impact. Scroll on to see how I cozied up our living room for fall with lots of texture, seasonal branches, and one neutral yet totally statement-making rug.