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If you feel a nip in the air, and the trees around you are starting to shed their golden leaves, you know without a doubt that fall is upon you. The change of season brings with it a change in food and drink flavors along with the change in colors. It’s also a sign that you need to change your home décor so your home looks and feels warmer and cozier. Here are 7 awesome tips on how to make your home cozy for fall.
1. Get Warmer Bedding
The approaching winter months signal a change in bedding, both in colors and materials.
It’s time to bring out your softest comforters, pillows, and blankets.
Celebrate the season by using fall colors. Deck your rooms up in shades of orange, red, yellow, purple, and brown.
2. Light it Up
Make liberal use of candles and lights to create a cozy and warm glow in your home this fall. The most effective way to do this is to use a combination of fairy lights, mood lighting, and lots of candles.
The lighting you choose has a big part to play in how warm and cozy your room feels. Now is not the time for bright and shiny light. What you need are dim lights with warm tones.
3. Add a Box of Chocolates to the Mix
Chocolates are always a welcome addition to any coffee table. Have a box of locally made chocolates or fall flavored candies like red cherry licorice and apple caramel creams handy to make your living room warm and inviting.
4. Bring Out the Throws
Fall and winters are all about snuggling under cozy throws and keeping warm while reading your favorite book and sipping on a pumpkin spiced latte. So bring out your warmest and fluffiest throw pillows and throw blankets to adorn your living room sofas, couches, and chairs. It’s time to retire your regular cushions for the season.
Don’t forget to keep with the season’s warm tones when it comes to choosing colors for your pillow covers and blankets.
5. Don’t Forget the Floor
A cold floor is one of the most uncomfortable things in these times of year, so don’t forget to bring out the floor warmers.
Area rugs are an effective way to keep your feet warm on chilly mornings and can be used in almost every corner of your home.
If you feel the need for even more warmth underfoot, consider getting new carpets for your home to suit the season, especially if it’s something you’ve been putting off for a while.
6. That Warm Fall Scent
The only thing cozier than a fall colored home is a home that looks and smells like fall. And there are multiple ways to give your home that warm fall scent.
The most obvious one is the smells of fall crockpot recipes that instantly warm the cockles of your heart.
Candles can do more than just add a warm glow to any room. You can use scented candles to make your home smell great as well. Fall scents usually feature a mix of fruitiness and spice, such as apple and cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and apple cider.
Take it a step further and make scented candles at home with your family.
The use of essential oils in diffusers is another way to add the aromas of fall to your home. Lavender by itself has a lingering aroma while being an antiseptic and antibacterial, you can even experiment by mixing different oils. So great combinations include clove and orange, cinnamon and orange, and frankincense, orange and peppermint.
Baking vanilla in a cup is sure to fill your home with a sweet smell that will help work up an appetite as well.
Of course, last but never the least, crack a few windows open every day to let the natural aromas of fall into your home.
7. There’s Still Time for the Outdoors
You’ve still got time to enjoy the outdoors until winter begins, so don’t forget to get your backyard, porch and patio prepped for you to enjoy the fall.
To begin with, now would be a great time to get a fire bowl or a firepit for your backyard if you don’t already have one. Nothing like beating the chill by warming yourself by your firepit and watching the sun go down in the company of your family and friends.
LED candles and string lights are a great way to add to the romantic fall atmosphere as evening sets in.
And don’t forget that fall is the season of pumpkins and gourds. Pumpkin lanterns can be added to the decor, even if it’s a little early for Halloween.
Your outdoor chairs will need warm blankets and fluffy cushions to keep you warm, so don’t forget to stock up if you have to.
Colorful wreaths and seasonal flowering plants such as the marigold, shrub rose, asters, and black-eyed Susan can add a much-needed pop of color to enhance your outdoor fall experience.
Read more: Halloween Colors and Home Decor
Fall Decorating Ideas
Now that we’ve discussed how to keep your home warm and cozy, let’s see if we can help you keep it stylish as well. The best part of it is, a lot of these things are DIY, so have fun creating them with your family, making memories in the process.
1. Natural Wreaths
Wreaths sporting the colors of fall are a great way to add some color to your front door. You can make earthy wreaths from a variety of materials, ranging from chili peppers with paper flowers, olive branches with dried leaves, pine cones, and even corn husks. Let your creativity flow with this one.
2. Dining Table Colors
Dinner table arrangements are always an integral part of every festive season, and this one has Thanksgiving in it! Colors like lavender and shades of rich purple are great for table napkins held in place by gourds. These work beautifully with wooden tables.
If you’re thinking about tablecloths, tartan prints are what the season demands.
3. Fall Dinnerware
The right kind of dinnerware is as important as the food itself.
Seasonal pies like apple, pumpkin, and pecan will look delectable in white stone dishware.
Ceramic dinnerware is an all-time favorite, but those that have prints of pumpkins and seasonal fruits on them are even more so.
Even better are serving vessels that look like pumpkins and gourds.
Earthy browns, oranges, yellows, and pale greens are the colors you want on your dinner table.
4. The Magic of Candles
Candles and candle holders will never go out of fashion. Candles in colors like black, deep greens, and velvets bring out the best of fall and look especially stunning with gold candle holders. Silver candelabras are another timeless classic.
5. Natural Props
The use of pumpkins and gourds as decorative props is definitely in this season. Get them in smaller sizes and put them mason jars. Leave them on mantles and tabletops for a rustic feel. Want to get more sophisticated? Paint your pumpkins to match your crockery, or use them as natural planters. There are a ton of creative ideas for you to use.
The colors of fall are all around you, so bring in some of those colors inside from the outdoors. A white vase of dried leaves, twigs, and flowers will give your table an elegant, homely look. A crystal or glass vase will work just as well.