By Rebecca Deczynski

Published on October 25, 2018

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Crispy-edged leaves, tumbling hills of pumpkins, and the almost-surreal palette of candy corn lead to an obvious deduction: orange is the color of autumn. The warm hue simultaneously warms and energizes, and can easily add a touch of coziness to any room. But this color doesn’t always have to translate into pumpkin-spiced everything. In shades that range from peach to terracotta to persimmon, orange can amp up your space no matter your design ideology or whatever the season—and these decor picks prove just that.

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Orange Grove Wallpaper, Anthropologie, $148

Set in a dark base of black and green, the reddish-orange circles in this vintage-inspired, removable wallpaper stand out without seeming overwhelming. Together, the earth tones create a rich design that feels most suitable for a living room in need of a strong accent.

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Wavy Cushion Cover in Melon, Poketo, $18

This digitally inspired cushion cover is best paired with a pastel design scheme. Its simple pattern and soft hue (which lies somewhere at the intersection of millennial pink and orange sherbert) offer a subtler way to ease into the color.

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Lust Mirror, Normann Copenhagen & Simon Legald, $134

Mirrors may be a classic design trick for making a space look bigger, but this orange-tinged option also infuses warmth to your space. Add it to a blank wall and cluster it around some framed artwork, or make it a stand-alone accent piece in your entryway for a bold alternative.

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Chika Vessels, The Future Perfect, $105-325

These hand-thrown terracotta vessels prove that orange doesn’t have to be bright and sunset-hued to have a high impact. Their pigmentation is naturally derived from iron-rich clay, making them a perfect accent for bohemian or even minimalist tastes.

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Gradient Rug in Ember, Gus* Modern, $495

With a super-simple gradient pattern, this rug gets all its power from its bold, saturated colors. Consider it an accent rug that doesn’t require overthinking and warms up your space from the bottom up.

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Small Tree Trunk Vase in Orange, Hay Design, $59

Natural-inspired designs don’t have to look all-natural. This contemporary tree trunk vase by Danish brand Hay offers a cheeky option for arranging fresh flowers or even a bundle of eucalyptus.

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Plush Swivel Chair, Coming Soon, $1,800

This oversized swivel chair is the perfect investment for lovers of ’70s style. Re-upholstered in a soft, peach velvet, this seating option is a statement-making accent which manages not to overpower a room.

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Kinsey Velvet 3-Seater Sofa, Structube, $999

Velvet sofas always manage to make rooms feel instantly comfy, and the rust tone of this one makes it even snugger. Toss an afghan over its side, and you’ll be left with the perfect spot to nestle up with friends and family.

 

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Ceramic Catch All Tray VI, Maison Numen, $85

This handmade catch-all dish has just a touch of orange in its paint-splatter design, which gives it an energetic, playful vibe. Even when you toss some of your clutter inside, it’ll still manage to look cute.

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Geometry Candle in Pomelo + Bay, Paddywax, $12

Two indulgent scents are better than one, and Paddywax makes it easy to cocktail your own home aroma with matching geometric candles, poured with complementary scents. Plus, their peach vessels can double as dainty glass containers once the candles are all used up.

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Pebbles Pillow in Orange, Area, $100

The graphic design of this throw pillow is refreshingly contemporary, simultaneously drawing inspiration from Scandinavian patterns and natural earth tones. If you tend to err towards neutral hues, this pick is ideal as it brings just a pop of vibrancy into play.

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Sunset Alpaca Throw, CB2, $199

A simple, sunset-inspired throw feels positively cozy when thrown atop a gem-toned sofa. The ombre effect of this blanket will bring on the color in a subtle way.

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Acrylic Tumbler With Raised Design, Zara Home, $3

This tumbler takes its inspiration from vintage glassware, but at a much, much lower cost. At just $3 a pop, it’s more than tempting to switch out all your water glasses for this saturated, luxurious-looking option instead.

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Palorosa Planter, Archive New York, $30

Swap your traditional clay pot for this planter—handwoven by Guatemalan artisans—for an unexpected accent. The two-tone design looks elevated without feeling overly complicated.

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