Fall is here, so it’s time to take out your throw blankets, unpack the sweaters that have been hiding all summer, and make a cup of your favorite tea. This season has the unique ability to get us to spend more time inside and help us unwind and slow down.
If you want to transform your home into a cozy nest where you’ll be able to read books and binge tv shows this fall, autumn decorations are your best friend. Here are our favorite tips to turn your home into a cozy sanctuary for the season.
Put Throw Blankets on Your Furniture
Throw blankets make any space feel warmer, and you can use them to cozy up. You can place them on your couch, armchairs, and any other surface where your family and guests can use them to get more comfortable. This will create a nice and relaxing fall atmosphere, perfect for enjoying your time alone or with others.
Use Scented Candles
Adding scented candles is a perfect way to create a cozy atmosphere in your home. After all, unique smells can trigger memories and feelings, so you can use this to your advantage to make your home fall-friendly.
Our favorites for the fall are pumpkin spice, apple pie, autumn leaves, and other scents that can help you fully appreciate the season.
If you are not a big fan of candles because you’re afraid your kids can knock them down and cause a hazard, you can try scented sticks or reed diffusers. They smell amazing, and there is no fire involved, making them a safer option.
Change Your Pillowcases
Switching your throw pillow covers can be a great way to cozy up your place. Instead of using bright summer patterns and light materials, you can use pillowcases with thicker fabrics and warmer colors. Think sherpa, velvet, fleece, or faux fur in amber, bronze, gold, burgundy, emerald green, peachy beige, and other fall colors.
You can also switch up the pillowcases in your bedroom and layer up your bed with many pillows to make it cozier. That way, you’ll have the same fall vibes throughout your home.
Some people like to have a distinct set of throw pillows for every season. However, we prefer pillowcases as you can easily store them and avoid having a closet full of seasonal cushions that sit there most of the year.
Use Seasonal Fruits and Veggies as Decoration
Fall is all about the pumpkins, so placing them on your front porch, side tables, shelves, or fireplace is a perfect way to decorate your home. You can get them in different shapes and sizes, and they don’t even have to be real.
In addition to pumpkins, you can place other fall fruits and veggies like apples, pears, and pomegranates. Besides being pretty and adding color, they may even motivate your kids to have healthier snacks.
Get a Basket of Colorful Corn
A basket of colorful corn is a nice little addition to your front porch or living room. It goes great with seasonal fruits and veggies, adding a more colorful touch to your environment. It’s such an underrated decorative piece, so we suggest you give it a try this fall.
Change Your Color Scheme
Speaking of colors, fall is when you should ditch all bright and colorful decorations and go for earthy tones. Colors create a sense of warmth and comfort, which is why a warmer color scheme is perfect for the fall.
After you switch your pillowcases, take out throw blankets, and place the pumpkins and fruits, you can focus on other decorations. Things like fairy lights, acorns, vases, and family photos can really add to the overall friendly and comfortable vibe of your home.
Lastly, you can change your bedding, layer in vintage rugs, and change your curtains, to add more fall colors and make your home cozier.
Proudly Display Your Books and Board Games
Reading a good book under a soft blanket while it’s raining outside is one of the most relaxing feelings in the world. That’s why you should put out your books, display them everywhere, and remind your family to slow down and relax.
If you want to bring everyone closer together and find a cool family activity, board games are a great idea. They are fun and motivate your kids to put down their phones and live in the moment. So, bring out the old board games, get some new ones, and proudly display them on the shelves. Having them in plain sight will encourage your family to play them more often.
Add a New Welcome Mat
If you often have friends over, you can add a cheerful welcome mat to reflect your fall mood. Get one with a cheeky fall saying, and your friends will always enter your home with a smile. Serve them some hot cider, and you are guaranteed to have a great evening.
Create a Coffee and Tea Station
You want to ensure that everybody in your home has their favorite drink ready when the temperatures drop. Dedicating a small space to your coffee and tea rituals can go a long way toward creating a warmer and cozier home. So, stock up on everyone’s favorite teas and coffee blends and let everyone enjoy these divine fall drinks.
There is something about the smell of food that creates a homey atmosphere. So, try making a new recipe that will fill the bellies and hearts of your loved ones. Our favorites for the fall season include a hearty pot roast, rustic bread, homemade cookies, and pumpkin pie.
After the meal, you can cozy up on your Alaskan King mattress and watch your favorite animated movie until you doze off.