Any fall fanatic knows that when the temperature outside drops below a warm 65 degrees and into the cool 50’s, it’s time to go out and paint the town pumpkin with excitement! Finally, it’s seasonally appropriate to toss your flip flops for leather boots and your beach towels for fuzzy blankets. And while you’re prepping your closet for the new season’s weather, it’s easy to forget about updating your home décor. Lucky for us, this season’s trendiest pattern is inspired by a true fall fashion staple – flannel! From that red-and-black buffalo checker that is so iconic during this time of year to elegant and upscale neutral plaids, this comfy trend is taking over the home décor scene one square at a time. Whether you’re a domestic design diva with a keen eye for all things décor or a DIY goddess looking for a way to add a little autumn to your space, here are 11 of the warmest, most chic ways to give your home a flannel facelift:
Fall-ify your kitchen table in an instant when you trade in your everyday tablecloth with a woven flannel tapestry. Go with a fabric that brings together some classic seasonal hues, like crimson, forest green, and taupe, to officially make this décor choice the easiest autumn makeover in the history of interior design. As if it wasn’t gorgeous enough, this bold substitution gives your table the perfect amount of pattern without looking too busy.
Maison de Pax
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2. Porch Décor
Don’t forget about your outdoor décor! Easily show off your fall obsession to neighbors and guests by decorating your porch and front door with everyone’s favorite seasonal pattern. Choice items like a buffalo-checkered door mat or a comfy weather-proof throw are a subtle and chic way to celebrate the cool weather in style.
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House by Hoff
3. Plaid Wall Art
Make a statement when you place a little woven elegance onto your solid-colored walls! A unique piece of plaid-patterned wall art, whether it be your go-to mantra or a classic monogram, will surely pop against any neutral-toned background. Comb through Etsy for adorable finds like these or make your own, one-of-a-kind piece with an old flannel shirt!
4. Décor Runner
Nothing adds a little flair like a fabric runner! Give any wood surface (think tables, stairs, and desks!) an upscale autumn makeover by draping a soft, wool plaid fabric across it. Small table additions like scented candles, fresh-picked apples, and lanterns will make your guests feel like they’re dining in the brisk woodlands of fall!
5. Kitchen Accents
No amount of plaid is too small to make a big statement in your kitchen! If you don’t have the time or budget to do a complete fall renovation on your humble abode, get your table into the seasonal spirit with tiny décor pieces like flannel fabric napkins, ribbon-tied silverware, and plaid-patterned plates. These small accents are the perfect amount of fall inspiration to give your space a festive feel!
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Home Decor Furniture
A true staple item for when the weather starts to cool down, place one or two (or maybe even three!) tartan throws to add a little color and comfort to any space in your home! Don’t hesitate to hang one of these warm and fuzzy blankets on a couch, bed, chair, or outdoor loveseat.
Keith Scott Morton
Maison de Pax
Wood Grain Cottage
The quickest and most temporary way to add some flannel to your home décor comes in the form of fluffy pillows! Make your transition to the colder seasons mild by adding one or two flannel cushions to accent an already-fabulous space, or completely renovate your couch-scape by mixing-and-matching various plaid patterns for an eclectically fall design.
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Keith Scott Morton
Warm up your space (literally) with gorgeous flannel-printed candle sets! Go traditional by incorporating the classic red tartan print on your favorite scents, or get a little crafty and recreate these darling tin-and-flannel votives.
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9. One Statement Piece
Witness the magic of interior design by switching out one item in your living space for a plaid-patterned alternative! This tiny change can completely fall-ify your room with little-to-no extra effort. What are we obsessing about at the moment? These chic and preppy plaid office chairs.
Brian Patrick Flynn
Ralph Lauren Home
10. Seasonal Fun
Halloween lovers, this one’s for you! While jack-o-lantern carving is still a few weeks away, dress up your home with some seasonal fun like flannel-covered pumpkins! These adorable accents are an adult take on the classic childhood pastime that reminds us all of fall-time beauty!
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11. Darling DIY Additions
Have some fun with flannel by incorporating these décor extras around your house! For a craft that stands out in your home, use some extra flannel fabric to DIY a few home essentials, like these gorgeous wine cozies or a set of homemade coasters for your pumpkin spice lattes!