Cozy Fall Decor Ideas using Sunflower Yellow

As the hot Summer sun fades to the cool breezes of Fall, I like to change out my home decor for a cozier vibe, too.

I’m passionate about creating a seasonal look and feel without going out and spending a fortune to do so!

I often start the process by choosing a color to start with – like the time I used blue fall decor ideas.

This year, I’ve been drawn to yellow, so I chose to use the color of sunflowers as my starting point for our Living & Dining Room Fall decor.

Fall decor ideas for the living and dining room using sunflower yellow

Fall Decor Ideas – Yellow

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Sunflower Yellow Fall Decor Ideas for the Living Room

Lots of living  happens in our small townhouse’s open concept living and dining room. It’s the place where I love to change up the decor seasonally (using things I already have!).

Townhouse living room decorated for Fall with sunflower yellow and floral pillows on the couch.

I like to start seasonal decorating with the throw pillows on the couch. I recently discovered how easy it is to make zippered pillow covers. They don’t require much fabric, and they don’t take up much room to store!

For Fall, I added a sunflower yellow pillow into the mix of warm rust and harvest gold. The pattern mixing adds to the boho casual living room style (with a little Coastal Grandmother thrown in) that I’m drawn to these days.

Fall artificial floral arrangement in a sunflower yellow stoneware pitcher.

A trip to a nearby Micheals store helped me find some actual faux sunflowers.

I added them together with other Fall faux foiliage and placed them in a stoneware pitcher to add a pop of Fall color to the space.

(Later, I turned them into a Fall Wreath for the front door!)

Fall floral arrangement in a basket sitting on a coffee table.

I also fell in love with this cute Fall display at Micheals – which is perfect for the center of the coffee table. When living in a small space, we find we don’t like to have the coffee table cluttered with a large display.

Ikea's Billy Bookcases decorated with Fall decor with neutral decor and splashes of sunflower yellow decor.

I replaced the white and yellow decor in the billy bookcase units with items that were more “warm and cozy”.

Things like antique books, wooden boxes & bowls, candles, leather accents, black decor, and baskets are perfect as Fall decor ideas.

Faux pumpkins piled on a cake stand sitting in a Billy Bookcase as a Fall decor idea

Decorating with pumpkins is also a quick way to add Fall style to a room, and these little pumpkins on a cake stand help add some Fall color to the otherwise mostly neutral decor in the living room bookshelves.

Yellow Fall Decor Ideas for the Dining Room

Behind the living room is our Dining Room space. I love decorating it for the seasons!

DIY shelves in a dining room styled with Fall Decor

The diy farmhouse shelves above our antique buffet are the perfect place to intersperce some yellow fall decor.

In fact, the Sunflower sign was the inspiration for all my Fall decorating this year!

Sunflower yellow decor for fall on Dining Room shelves

I didn’t even know I was looking for it til it found me…;)

I loved adding in vintage pyrex, ironstone dishes, and my mom’s fostoria glasses on the shelf.

A Fall dining room table centerpiece with faux pumpkins beside

I absolutely love quick easy fall table decorations, and this idea couldn’t be simpler!

It’s just a wooden cutting board layered with a faux wreath with a candle in the center.

I quickly placed some yellow flowers and Fall colored berries into the otherwise plain greenery wreath to add some of that sunflower yellow into the mix of colors.

Faux pumpkins in groups of three flank the centerpiece and trail the middle of the table.

Fall dining room tablescape

Woven chargers under layered white plates, yellow paper napkins, and white cloth napkins with wooden napkin rings finish off the look.

The table runner was sewed last year for the simple boho tablescape I made.

Fall floral arrangement in a small living room

That ends the Fall home tour at my house.

Shop for Sunflower Yellow Fall decor

Like I mentioned, much of what is pictured in this post was purchased previously or at our local Micheals store. However, I’ve gathered up some similar items online if you are interested. Just click on the images & arrows to get the details.

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  1. Rita Joy – this is so beautiful and cozy! A perfect color to welcome Autumn to your home! And your tablescape is so pretty! I love those yellow paper napkins. Fall perfection, my friend!


  2. Rita Joy, it was great to see someone else loves sunflowers and bright autumn colors. Your home is warm and inviting with all of the wonderful sunny yellow touches everywhere. Happy Fall!

  3. Using sunflowers as the beginning focus brought out all the lovely colors of Fall. From the deepest orange to the lightest brown-everything is so inviting, Rita Joy! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

  4. Love you fall decor Rita. My mom loved to decorate with yellow and I’m remembering all those positive vibes that radiate from these happy colors. By the way the sunflower sign is the absolute best. So cute! Love it all!

  5. Rita, it looks like we are both feeling the yellow vibe in our fall decor this year! I just love the bold pops of color throughout your living and dining rooms. I always enjoy seeing how you’ve decorated the open shelves above the buffet. The sunflower sign really stands out and sets the tone for your theme. The tabescape looks lovely with the pumpkins, florals and wooden accent pieces. I also love the vignette you created on the side table with the floral arrangement and the brown and white transferware china. It was a pleasure to join you on the home tour. Pinned!

  6. The pops of yellow throughout your home make me smile! I love how you chose a color theme and incorporated it throughout your space. Your autumn home looks so cheerful and welcoming! It is always fun to hop with you, Rita!

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