It might still be warm outside, but that doesn’t mean that colder weather isn’t on the way! As the cold weather lurks over the horizon, it’s time to finally focus on making your indoor space a cozy retreat. No matter what the weather is outside, you can enjoy all of the best parts of fall by turning your home into a cozy fall paradise. Here are five ways to make your home cozy for fall.
Light some fall scented candles
Did you know that most of our experiences are triggered by our sense of smell? So if you want to create a cozy experience in your home, start by making your home more inviting with a fall-scented candle. I like to look for ones that invoke smells of warm cooking spices. However, you could go for pine scents or even pumpkin-scented candles too.
Layer up your furniture with cozy throw blankets
A great way to give your home a cozy look is to layer up any couches or armchairs with throws and pillows. This will not only help you stay warm when the cooler temperatures hit but there is nothing cozier than snuggling up under a throw blanket during the fall months. You’ll be shocked how much cozier a space can feel when you add a throw blanket. If you don’t want to have blankets all over the place, consider bringing a basket to place next to the couch so your guests and family can grab one to snuggle up with whenever they’d like.
Place pumpkins and gourds around your home
Pumpkins and gourds aren’t just a fun fall decor piece for your home; they are also a great way to add some coziness to your home. Placing a pumpkin or two on your front porch, on a side table, or even overflowing from your fireplace can give your home that special fall touch it might have been missing. You don’t even have to use real pumpkins or gourds to get this look.
Change up your color scheme
Bring in some fall colors such as burgundy, gold, deep greens, and oranges! Mirror the fall foliage colors that are just outside your front door and bring them instead. This adds warmth and comfort to your spaces. Plus it brings those fall colors into your home in a subtle way that won’t detract from the rest of your home decor.
Bring some of the outdoors in
Add in seasonal flowers to your kitchen or dining room table centerpieces, or use leaves and other outdoor elements such as twigs and pinecones to create a unique centerpiece that was made with your own two hands. Place dried or silk wildflowers, leaves, and branches of bittersweet berries in a vase on your coffee table or nightstand. They bring a cozy new fall element to your space while inviting in some of the natural fall elements from the outside world.
Regardless of what fall weather brings in your area, hopefully, these ideas have inspired you to use some cozy fall decor. You might not want to leave!