Welcome back friends! I hope you are enjoying September so far. Labor Day weekend has passed, and while we still have a few warm days ahead of us, I can’t help but get excited for cozy fall decor! A few weeks ago I teamed up with some friends on Instagram to share bedroom inspiration, and enjoyed restyling our guest room with layered bedding, earth tones and vintage inspired pieces. Today I thought I would share a closer look at this cozy and collected space, and share fall bedroom styling tips. The best part? You can continue to use and enjoy these decor staples in any season! Let’s get started.
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Fall Bedroom Styling Tip 1: Choose a Color Palette
One of the most important steps to bedroom styling is choosing your color palette. Select two or three colors and a few neutrals that you will focus on to achieve a collected but cohesive look. For fall, I love warm, earthy tones. Here is my color palette:
- Terra cotta (similar textured pillows and floral pillows)
- Muted blue (similar lumbar pillow)
- Beige (headboard, books, etc)
- Light gray (sheets and sweater throw)
- Dark brown (nightstands and metal asterisk)
Of course you may have a few other pops of color. My faux maple leaves, vintage look rug, and brass wall sconces add interest without throwing off the color palette.
Fall Bedroom Styling Tip 2: Layer for a Cozy Look
If you’ve ever wondered why beds in catalogs look so inviting, you will love this tip! Layering bedding is simple and creates a fluffy, cozy look using pieces you already have. Here are the layers I used here:
I’m loving these patterned sheets for fall (after you click, select “Queen” and color “Khaki” if it does not come up). To create a layered look, I folded the top sheet back about one third of the length of the bed which created enough space to place all the pillows on top. Be sure to place the top sheet upside down if you are using patterned sheets, so that the pattern shows when you fold it down.
Quilt or Bed Blanket
My linen blend quilt (similar) didn’t quite make it into this photo, but it is my second layer! I recently starting using a quilt and think it really elevates the look. I folded the quilt down so that the top of the fold lands right in front of my decorative pillows.
Duvet and Duvet Cover
You can never go wrong with a white duvet cover (duvet insert here). Since I used patterned sheets, I kept my duvet simple; however, you could easily do the opposite and use solid sheets and a patterned duvet for a bolder look. I simply folded my duvet in half to create another layer (and to make it look extra fluffy!).
Chunky Knit Bed Blanket
A throw blanket draped at the end of a bed creates a welcoming, casual look. For the cooler months, I love a chunky knit throw!
Bed Pillows and Decorative Pillows
For my pillowcases, I decided to use one patterned set and one white set. Since this is a queen bed, I then used two 24×24 pillows (similar), two 20×20 pillows (similar), and a 14×24 lumbar (similar). For a king bed you could use three pillows at the back if you would like.
Fall Bedroom Styling Tip 3: Simple Nightstand Decor
It can be hard to keep nightstands looking pretty, as they are such a functional piece of furniture. This is my guest room and I can promise you that my own nightstand is not styled most of the time! However, here are three tips to get you started if you would like to pretty up your nightstand:
- Add Height: If you are using table lamps, this step is already complete! If not, add height by stacking books or boxes, or using tall florals. Adding height elevates the look–see what I did there? 😉
- Use Functional Pieces: Style a pretty clock, small bowl for jewelry, or your current reads for more functionality.
- Create Groupings: A simple way to style a nightstand is with three groupings of objects. If you have a large lamp, you will only need two others. My groupings are box/books/vase and art/books/object. Use pieces of various sizes and textures for interest.
Here are a few more photos of this space!
I hope you found these bedroom styling tips helpful for fall, and beyond! Do you have any ideas that I did not mention? I would love to hear in the comments below 🙂 Stay tuned for my Fall Home Tour 2020 coming next week! XO,