6 Ways To Keep Your Home Cozy For Fall
As autumn gears up to blow in with all of the cooler weather and pretty leaves, now is the perfect time to make sure your home is decorated with all the cozy comforts of fall. Say goodbye to those warm summer nights as you welcome evenings spent by the fireplace, curling up with a warm blanket.
Bring on the pumpkins, the cinnamon brooms, and the deliciously scented candles. When decorating for fall, you want to make your home as warm and comfortable as possible. Read on for six ways to get your home and your heart in the fall spirit.
1. Bring Out the Big Blankets
Blankets are the best way to stay warm in your home during the coolest months. Moreover, they add a certain sense of coziness to your house when they’re simply draped over the furniture or hanging on a blanket ladder. Play around with the color scheme by using blankets and throws with different patterns and colors to create the fall decor you’re looking for.
2. Use Appliances To Make Your Home Warm and Cozy
With fall comes shorter days and the need for more indoor lighting. Use lamps with softer ambient lighting to create an overall warm atmosphere throughout the house. Another way to introduce warm lighting is with the installation of fireplace inserts. This modern take on the traditional fireplace looks and feels like the real deal. To make sure your house stays warm, check out a water heater company in Saugus to ensure that your water heater stays up to date.
3. Introduce the Fall Colors
While you might never use colors like plums, browns, and oranges to decorate during any other time of the year, during fall, they set the perfect tone for the fall season. You can go the extra step and repaint a wall or two or simply decorate here and there with a few festive items like fake fruits, pumpkins, and a fall wreath.
If you’re looking for a fun way to bring the whole family into the spirit of fall, get a little creative and make your own decor. A great idea for a little DIY family fun is to carve pumpkins together. While you can try to carve the real thing, you can also go to your local craft store and use a styrofoam pumpkin that you can use again several years later.
4. Bring on the Autumn Smells
Now is the time to pull out all of your seasonal smelling candles. Fall is the perfect season for those specially scented candles that smell like cinnamon rolls, maple pancakes, pumpkin spice and more. While you can also take it up a notch by baking the real things, these candles will have your house smelling like fall itself.
Another way to tap into the smell of fall is to simmer your own autumn potpourri. Heat a pot full of apples, orange slices, and cinnamon sticks and you’ll soon have your own secret recipe for delicious fall smells.
5. Opt for Cozy Textures
While colder weather means more blankets and thicker sheets, don’t forget to consider using cozier textures. Textures like faux fur, chenille, and velvet are some of your best options for incorporating the warmth and feel of fall into your home. Find these comfortable textures at your favorite home goods store, a thrift store or a garage sale.
6. Redecorate with Fall Art
Change up the feel in your home by bringing on the fall art. Don’t worry–you don’t have to go out and buy expensive paintings to redecorate your home. Oftentimes, you can find the perfect work of art at a local marketplace or at a thrift shop. Choose paintings and drawings with fall colors, autumn themes of pumpkins and other vegetables and fruits, and framed pieces of dried autumn leaves.
Share in the fall excitement by bringing the spirit of autumn into your home. Follow these six tips to make your home as cozy as you can for fall.
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