Cozy Up Your Home For Fall

Besides thinking up creative Halloween costumes and cooking up some of our favorite fall foods, one of the best things about October is that you finally get to add cozy touches to your home. Your house should look different each season. In the spring and summer, it should feel bright, airy, and light. In the fall and winter, it should feel cozy, warm, and comfortable. The best part about changing up your décor is that it doesn’t take much effort at all. With just a few simple touches to each room, you’ll immediately feel ready for crunchy leaves and sweater weather! Today, we have a few simple steps to make your home feel cozier for the season.

For your family room: get a cozy throw blanket.

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We love bringing out all of our softest and coziest blankets to snuggle up on the couch with during the later fall colder months. Most people have a nice fuzzy blanket on hand, so this is a change you can make without spending a dime. If you’re looking to spend a little on a fresh throw, opt for one that has a fall/winter feel to get you in the seasonal spirit.

For your dining room: change up your table scape.

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In the summertime, it’s a good idea to place a row of succulents down the dining room table with seashells scattered around them. During the fall, change to a warmer color scheme, using natural décor like pinecones, colored leaves, and white mini pumpkins. You can also add apples, squash, cranberries, and candles into the mix for a very seasonal feel.

For your kitchen: treat yourself to fresh fall flowers.

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Just as some flowers seem perfect for the spring and summer months, other blooms are ideal for fall. Adding fresh flowers to your kitchen (or really any room in your house) will make it feel festive and fresh. Make sure you know which flowers are in season before buying a fall bouquet from your local farmer’s market.

For your living room: add candles to your fireplace.

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A blazing fire adds the best cozy feeling to a living room in the wintertime. But since we’re in fall, a time that is a little spookier, we suggest adding tons of candles to your fireplace for a warm, peaceful feel. When winter rolls around, you will be excited to change things up with a log fire!

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Add Fall Style to Your Porch

Autumn is an especially popular time of year to do some porch decorating, as it instantly gets you into the rustic spirit of the season. While barrels of hay, dried cornstalks, and dried leaf garlands are classic decorative accents for front steps and porches, this year, try incorporating some new ideas into your fall porch décor for a sophisticated spin that will set you apart from your neighbors!

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Add some mood lighting and sculptural interest to your front stoop by mixing in decorative lanterns of various sizes into your harvest-themed arrangement. Vary the heights of the lanterns and group in odd numbers for an intriguing set-up. Fill your lanterns with battery-operated candles to ensure they stay glowing, no matter the weather.

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While orange and yellow will always be fall’s signature colors, this year try decorating with pumpkins and gourds in less typical hues, like white, green, and even gray. If you can’t find varieties in unusual colors, try painting some grocery store finds. Using various colors will give your porch an unexpected touch that most won’t have, or even think of. It’s ok to go the traditional route, but it’s also ok to veer off a little bit. The porch is yours, and your take on autumn can be whatever you want it to be!

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Take another unusual route with your urns and pots this season and fill them with unexpected plants and flowers. Check with your local nurseries for ideas on what is in-season and which less-often-seen varieties pair well together. The perfect plant can definitely bring in the feeling of fall while also making your yard look more appealing. Out with the old summer plants and in with the new!

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Lastly, you can add a festive wreath to your front door to get everyone in the mood for all that fall has to offer, which includes Thanksgiving! You can make your own wreath or purchase one at your local crafts store. Just make sure that it incorporates all of the other colors in your porch space. Bring in the fall and let the fun begin!

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