Get ready to jump full force into the fall season. Now is the time for colder weather, family gatherings and pumpkin spice everything. Not sure how to cozy up your home for the season? Check out these ideas to create the perfect fall escape.
Decorate the Table
One of easiest ways to bring the season indoors is to create beautiful tablescape for your dining room. The table is the center of family gatherings, where everyone convenes to eat, talk, and hang out. It is the perfect spot to put just a little decoration or a lot. Get a fall print or checkered tablecloth or runner. You can buy, make, or gather seasonal items from your backyard to create a beautiful fall centerpiece that will immediately make the room feel more cozy and inviting.
Add Some Throw Pillows
You probably spend a lot of time with your family in the living room. An inexpensive way to add some seasonal color is to switch up the pillows on your couch. Store away the bright summer colored pillows and opt for pillows with deeper hues and more texture. Find seasonal pillows that fit your style and cozy up your living room.
Stock the Living Room with Blankets
As the weather gets colder, it is nice to be able to sit on the couch with a book and a hot cup of coffee under a warm fleece or knitted blanket. You can pull out the basket you store the blankets in or drape them over the rungs of a rustic blanket ladder propped proudly against the wall. Keep several blankets on hand for when you have guests and when everyone gathers around for a family movie night. Display the blankets prominently in the living room to invite people to come sit down, despite the chillier weather. Deep colors, like charcoal or burgundy, patterns like plaid, and soft textures, like flannel or fleece, make the perfect combination for fall blankets.
Get the Fireplace Ready
Don’t forget to prep the fireplace, place some logs in the fireplace and store the extras in a pretty basket on the hearth. As the temperature drops, you can save some money by lowering the heat and starting a fire. Nothing says cozy like sitting next to a roaring fire when it is cold outside, but make sure to maintain the fire and keep kids at a safe distance.
Decorate the Living Room
With the roaring fire, colorful pillows and cozy blankets, your living room will be pretty inviting. However, you can still add some seasonal decorations. Try layering some throw rugs, so your feet don’t have to touch the cold floor. You could create another table centerpiece for the coffee table or decorate the walls and mantle with pumpkins, gourds and colorful leaves. Bringing bits and pieces of the outside world in is a great way to decorate your living room for the season.
Replace the Bedding
Turning the heater on at night is one of the first things most people do when it starts to get cold. It’s time to replace your summer quilt with comforters and fleece blankets. There is nothing cozier than cuddling next to your loved one under the warm covers in a cold room.
Don’t Forget the Patio
The autumn weather brings people outside during the day, but back inside once the sun goes down seeking warmth. You can keep the party going outside during the cool evenings by draping a blanket over each chair. You and your guests can wrap up in blankets while enjoying a cup of hot cocoa by the outdoor fire pit.
Spice up the Front Porch
Your front door greets you every day when you come home from work. It is the first thing your guests and neighbors see when they pay you a visit, making it the perfect place to start your fall decorating. Go simple and place a seasonal wreath on the door. You can include a corn husk garland, pumpkins, gourds, scarecrows, turkeys, or rocking chairs with blankets on the porch. The key to cozying up your front porch is to make it inviting for you and your guests.
Bring Nature Inside
A very popular tactic to cozy up your home is to decorate with food and nature. Place a big bowl of apples next to a display of wheat, berries and acorns for a beautiful and edible centerpiece. You can decorate your front porch with pumpkins or gourds and hay bale seating.
Easily cozy up your home for fall by incorporating seasonal colors, harvest décor and warm ornamental blankets for those chilly autumn nights.