5 Fall Apartment Decorating Tips

A fall inspired dining room table centerpiece and orange, brown, and tan dishes and accessories.
Photo Credit: Pier 1 Imports

Fall is the best time of the year to add a cozy touch of Mother Nature into your luxury New York City apartment. As the temperature cools and leaves transition into golden hues, transition into the new season with our 5 favorite fall apartment decorating tips!

Throw Pillows

Perhaps one of the easiest (and most fun!) areas of apartment decorating is choosing throw pillows for couches, arm chairs, benches, and bedding sets. Better yet, you can pop into any home decor store in Manhattan and stumble upon wonderful collections of throw pillows. Here are the top designs we love this season:

  • Golden color schemes
  • Textured fabrics: burlap, sparkles, plush materials
  • Monogrammed flannel pillow cases
  • Embroidered designs: pumpkins, leaves, apples, etc.

Pier 1 Imports is known to host a stunning collection of throw pillows and accessories. You may find yourself stocking up on home accessories for each and every room of your apartment!

Festival fall themed throw pillows.
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Swap Out Fabrics

If ending your day includes curling up with hot tea and a good book, swapping out your apartment’s window drapery, throw blankets, and area rugs are great changes to create a cozy apartment space.

From living rooms to bedrooms, switch your light, airy curtain materials for deep, natural drapery from The Shade Store. With locations in the East Side, West Side, and Midtown neighborhoods, Glenwood residents are nearby seasonal blinds, drapes, and curtains that complement the theme of every apartment. Pay mind to the size of your windows and which curtain length would work best for your space without looking too heavy (floor length curtains, valances, etc.)

In addition to window coverings, tie your room’s look together with chunky knit throw blankets. These are great accessories to complete the overall look and color scheme of your room, and can be interchanged from season to season! If you enjoy crafts, consider getting into knitting as the weather cools. Not only will knitting blankets keep you busy on snow days, but make for wonderful gifts around the holidays!

What’s one way to keep your apartment flooring as cozy as possible? Add a fluffy area rug! Whether your apartment’s flooring is tile, wood, or even carpet, adding an area rug to your space adds a touch of texture and warmth on those crisp NYC mornings.

Where To Go: Laytner’s Linen & Home is a nearby home decor store close to Glenwood’s The Andover, The Caldwell, and The Lucerne – fully prepped with warm throws and everything cozy for fall!

A dining room table centerpiece with twinkle lights and fall flowers.
Photo Credit: Pier 1 Imports

Dining Room Centerpieces

If your apartment is known to host a few get-togethers and dinner parties, why not spruce up your dining room table with an autumn-inspired centerpiece?

From formal dinners to casual meals, choose a color scheme that complements your personal taste, event theme, and time of the year. Naturally, with fall, including bright and bold earth tones is a wonderful choice. Consider adding sunflowers to your arrangement for additional pops of color.

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Decorate Your Entry

Give your guests a warm welcome with a decorated entryway or foyer inside of your apartment. There are quite a few staple pieces that make for a warm and inviting area, and here are our recommended favorites for apartments:

  • Seasonal door wreaths with hanger
  • “Welcome”, “Happy Fall”, or “Happy Harvest” floor mats
  • Small pumpkins
  • Battery powered candles

A Helpful Tip: Be sure to check with your apartment manager on what types of decor is permitted on the exterior of your front door.

A collection of brightly colored pastel small pumpkins and gourds.
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Seasonal Artwork

 With so many colors and textures around us, decorate your apartment the Glenwood way with a seasonal twist on art. If you’re one who appreciates morning walks in Central Park, bundle up your little ones and gather fallen leaves. They can be placed into picture frames and make for a colorfully unique works of art. Another idea is to take a spin on traditional holiday wreaths and flower arrangements, which can be displayed in a variety of rooms throughout your apartment.

What are your favorite home decor items for fall this year? We’d love to see ideas on Facebook and Twitter!