The new IKEA HÖSTKVÄLL collection is all about the tricky transition from fall to winter

Spruce up your space for fall and winter with the new IKEA HÖSTKVÄLL capsule collection

A three-panel image of IKEA HÖSTKVÄLL decor: a HÖSTKVÄLL cushion cover; a HÖSTKVÄLL wreath; a HÖSTKVÄLL throw
(Image credit: IKEA)

It’s that strange time of the year: we aren’t quite ready for holiday decor, but are definitely in a more festive mood. It can feel jarring to jump from the warm hues of autumnal decor into the cool whites and jolly reds of holiday decor. 

But if you’re feeling stuck in home decor limbo, I think IKEA has you covered with its new HÖSTKVÄLL Collection. Designed and curated specifically for the transitional season, the new IKEA capsule collection can take you from fall to winter with just a few budget-friendly accent pieces. 

This new collection is the perfect home decor line for that in-between season when autumn is on its way out but winter (and holiday decor season) hasn’t quite set in. From throw blankets and pillows to kitchen towels and wreaths, the collection features some gorgeous transitional home decor pieces that will keep your space feeling fresh and in season in the run-up to Thanksgiving and beyond. While I'm not a fan of all of it, I've selected my favorites that I think will bridge that awkward gap.


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Is it too late to order Thanksgiving decor?

There's the best part of fortnight to get your orders in, but be sure to check delivery dates or pay for next-day delivery, as some products may take longer to deliver, by which time it will be too late. 

When should I decorate for Christmas?

There's no right answer and it depends on your schedule. Traditionally, it was the first day of Advent, which this year falls on December 3rd. Some people just use December 1st as a guide, since that's when kids - and perhaps some adults - will start counting down to the big day on their advent calendars. Alternatively, you can just use the Thanksgiving weekend as your guide. 

With Thanksgiving right round the corner, there's still time to sort out your fall decor. We've covered all the best Thanksgiving collections from West Elm, Pottery Barn, and CB2. More importantly, we've gone into detail on the best ways to style your Thanksgiving decor, from ideas on how to style a Thanksgiving mantel and outdoor Thanksgiving decor

Of course, while I think these transitional pieces are great, you can always jump straight from one season to another. That's why we've already been preparing for winter and Christmas, covering how to get organized for Christmas and what to declutter for Christmas.

Jessie Quinn
Contributing editor

Jessie Quinn is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle writer with work published in The Spruce, Apartment Therapy, Well + Good, PEOPLE, and more. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in fashion journalism from Academy of Art University and uses her background in fashion to inform her home decor coverage. Her personal home decor style falls somewhere at the intersection of eclectic vintage and modern maximalist, but she's drawn to all types of designs and styles. When she's not writing, you can find Jessie working on a variety of DIY and craft projects, including crocheting, sewing, and jewelry-making.