5 Decorative Accents that Instantly Create a Chic Autumn Atmosphere

Redecorating for the season can feel daunting, but it doesn’t require a major overhaul of your interior.


Incorporating just a few key pieces can infuse your home with a simple yet sophisticated sense of fall. Below, we take a look at just 5 decorative accents that can give your home that unmistakable autumn spirit.

1. Woodland-Inspired Candle Holders

Uttermost Fedora Dark Brown Candle Holder 

A frost-tinged forest and warm candlelight are two classic autumn images. So why not combine the two? This striking candle holder by Uttermost evokes the image of a thicket that has just lost its leaves to the autumn chill. Small crystalline beads create the impression of rain collected on a tangle of branches. Its width and tall stature make it the perfect statement piece for a console table or fireplace mantle. 

If this piece isn’t quite right for your space, consider something like the more subtle Global Views Twig Nickel Large Candle Holder, or the petite yet glitzy Driade Shamadan Brass Candleholder.

2. Rustic Sculptures of Natural Forms

Interlude Home Burstyn Polished Natural Sculpture

Autumn is the season that reminds us most of nature’s natural artistry. By featuring rugged textures and imagery found in the great outdoors, you can easily bring this beauty into your home. This free-form wood sculpture offers remarkable expression, with its richly-toned wood gnarling into an abstract composition. The fact that each piece is unique only heightens the sculpture’s connection to nature. 

Less abstract options include the Uttermost Caballo Aged Silver / Accent Gold Black Iron Sculpture, and the John Richard Brass Decorative Fire Place Decorative Sculpture.

3. Cabin-Style Serving Trays

Wildwood Large Mango Wood With Brass Highlands Tray

Whether you’re serving up hot cocoa, baked treats, or savory hors d'oeuvres, you can give these indulgences an extra feel of comfort by serving them on a stylishly-primitive tray. The rustic wood base and antler-shaped handles of the tray featured here give an excellent example of the upscale cabin aesthetic. 

Other beautifully bucolic pieces are the Uttermost Dough Tray, and the August Natural Serving Tray by Elk Home

4. Old-Fashioned Coat-Racks

Uttermost Riyo Distressed Hall Tree

There’s something so nostalgic about fall, which makes the antique look all the more fitting. Now that it’s time to don coats and jackets, uplift your entryway with a classically-styled coat rack. The piece shown here has a beautifully distressed look that evokes memories of seasons past, and its built-in seat proves handy for pulling off muddy boots. 

Elk Home’s Hand-painted Wood Tone Coat Rack is an elegant alternative. If you’re looking for something transitioning into a more modern design, we recommend the Galway Coat Rack by Uttermost. 

5. Leaf-Like Decorative Bowls and Plates

John Richard Decorative Glass Bowl

Incorporating the fall leaf motif can be both subtle and playful when it’s in the form of decorative bowls and plates. This delicate glass bowl is cradled by a golden arrangement of fallen foliage, creating a tasteful display for seasonal fruits or decorative objects. 

The Elk Home Gold Leaf Decorative Plate can be a smaller alternative for tighter surfaces. If you’d like a less literal representation of this design concept, consider the waving shape of the Jamie Young Company’s Peony Antique Gold Ceramic Large Bowl

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