For a cozy living room, the smallest—but still incredibly effective—change you can make is to add small candles. They bring warmth and invite intimacy, and they both make a cavernous room smaller and make a tiny room more inviting.
The coziest rooms have things you can cuddle up with—and these DIY sweater pillows are the perfect fall accent (and totally cuddly). Plus, they're a great way to get rid of your favorite sweaters that no longer fit, or whose elbows have long-past worn out.
Dark Wood Shelving
Dark wood evokes lodges, the woods, secluded retreats: It's the perfect fall accent to make your living room a little bit cozier. These chunky floating wooden shelves bring just enough woodsy charm without overpowering your space.
Design experts recommend adding texture to a room to help pull in the walls and create a more intimate space. We love these whimsical hoop clocks, which not only add some much-needed fabric and texture to your gallery wall full of frames, but also tell the time—what could be better.
Table Lamps Like candles, setting up low-light lamps in your living room creates a sense of cozy intimacy. We love this homemade lamp made from a glass jar, because it's so versatile: The clear base matches your autumn accents, but when spring rolls around, it will just look marvelous next to flowers.
Yarn Pine Cones
Come on—it's fall! Engage your sense of wonder and get out in the woods. Nothing says autumn like literally having pine cones in your home, and these yarn pine cones add a touch more color than your basic straight-from-the-yard display.
A cozy home should tickle all of your senses: Sight and touch are easily taken care of, but don't forget your sense of smell. You don't have to go overboard. Potpourri instructions are for party favors, but we won't judge if you hoard them for yourself. Just keep some stockpiled for an endless fall.
The number one rule of a cozy room: Lots of comfy places to sit. You've got your couch, your side chairs, your accent chairs… but don't hesitate to toss a few cute poufs on the floor, too. There's nothing to stop you from making them yourself. Guests will love having more seating options, and you'll be happy when you've got one more thing on which you can throw up your feet.
Faux Fur Footstool
To finish off your cozy fall living room, we love this faux fur footstool. It's soft and elegant. Yes, it's a bit of a project, but the payoff is huge. White is far from an autumn no-no—as long as it's used thoughtfully, it can help brighten a room even as the temperature drops.