12 Under-$100 Nesting Essentials In Our Designers’ Shopping Carts Right Now

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WORDS BY Rebecca Deczynski

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Published on September 28, 2022

The days are getting shorter and temperatures are getting lower: It’s officially time to nest! That means making sure blankets are in easy reach 24/7, throw pillows are properly fluffed, and you always have a candle ready to set the mood for peak coziness. A few new pieces of fall decor can spruce up your space for the new season, too.

When it comes to creating a cozy atmosphere, the beauty is in the details: An autumnal arrangement, a beautiful tablescape, and a chunky throw can all work together to make your home feel truly comforting, especially when they bring in warm color palettes, interesting textures, and elevated materials. And the good news is that you don’t need to break your budget to pick up a few new pieces of autumn decor—in fact, there are plenty of stylish picks that Havenly designer Kacee Smith is adding to her own cart right now, all of which cost less than $100.

Here, she shares her new fall decorating faves and her tips for how you can arrange them to make your space feel even more warm and cozy for autumn. In the time of year when dinner parties and movie nights sound all the more enticing, what could be better than that?

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Classic Throw // Sienna Stoneware Vase // Silver Dollar Eucalyptus Branches // Dipped Taper Candles // Autumn Splendor Wreath // Brass Napkin Rings // Brass Lantern // 16” Mongolian Sheepskin Throw Pillow // Faux Pampas Grass // Saddle Leather Candle // Faux Fur Throw // Set of 6 Ezra Tealight Candle Holders 

1. The Cozy Throw

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A good blanket is an essential that will instantly make your sofa look way more appealing and comfy. The warm mustard hue of this option is evocative of changing fall leaves: It works as a pop of color, and it can also complement a wide range of design styles.

2. The Earthy Vase

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Small decor pieces are easy to swap in and out as you please, making seasonal styling a cinch! This sculptural vase makes a big impact in a small package. For a truly autumnal look, consider pairing it with dried flowers or branches that will look great all season long.

3. The Seasonal Foliage

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Speaking of foliage—fresh eucalyptus is also a great option for a fall-forward arrangement. Not only do the fresh leaves emit a calming scent, but the sage green hue is perfect in an autumn color palette. 

4. The Moody Tapers

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Lighting a candle is an effortless way to boost the ambience of any room—but the right candles can magnify that impact even more. These sumptuous green taper candles look great styled in tablescapes or arranged on a mantel. 

5. The Fall Wreath

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Your front door is the first thing that greets you every time you return home—and styling it with a beautiful wreath makes for an even warmer welcome. The dried flowers and leaves that make up this wreath make it look especially bountiful. Its classic style will look great year in and year out.

6. The Brass Accents

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Whether you’re hosting company for a dinner party or you’re just digging into takeout with your family, a good place setting can seriously elevate your dining area. Napkin rings, like these brass-finished ones, are the ultimate tablescape accessory—like a good piece of jewelry. 

7. The Ambiance

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With its metal-punched design, this brass lantern is deceptively versatile. Use it to add variety to a tablescape, or place it in a non-functional fireplace. Don’t forget to place a simple candle inside, so its scattered, flickering light can add to your interior’s ambience even more. 

8. The Sheepskin Accent

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The number one way to make your space feel cozier: Embrace texture! This Mongolian sheepskin throw pillow adds a moody pop of color to any space in addition to plenty of dimension—and an invitation to cuddle, too.

9. The Pampas Grass

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Pampas grass popped up on our design radar a few years ago, and it’s still one of our favorite ways to bring an air of softness to a space. They pair perfectly with vases both big and small—consider them a textural alternative to dried florals.

10. The Touch of Leather

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Leather may or may not be the first material that comes to mind when you think of fall decorating, but it can lend a real sense of warmth to a space. These candles are a unique decorative touch, and they give off a warm, smoky fragrance, too—what could be cozier than that?

11. The Faux Fur Throw

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You can never have too many throw blankets—at least, that’s what we think. Faux fur options, like this amber throw, add dimension to a chair, bed, or sofa. Plus, this blanket’s neutral color palette makes it a versatile pick.

12. The Hint of Amber

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The right tea candle holders can make budget-friendly tea lights look completely luxe. The fluted texture of these amber tea lights give them an elegant touch, while their amber hue helps cast a perfectly warm light. 

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Words by Rebecca Deczynski