7 Ways To Make A Home Cozy For Fall

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It’s September and fall is just around the corner. I welcome the fall weather and a chance to decorate the home for a new season to make it cozy for fall.

Fall is a time for curling up with a good book, indulging in warm beverages, and surrounding ourselves with comforting textures with pillows and throws along with fall scents in the air.

Is it hot outside where you live? Here in Maryland (90s all week). It is hard to think about pumpkins when the temperatures feel like summer.

It makes no difference to me. The fall décor has come out! In this spirit, let’s look at 7 easy and delightful ways to transform your home into a cozy fall sanctuary.

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1. Bring In The Fall Scents

There is something wonderful about the wonderful scent of a season. The Fall season has the best smelling scents.

Fall scents:

  • Cinnamon
  • Apple
  • Pumpkin
  • Pecan
  • Bonfire
  • Toasted Marshmallows
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Orange
  • Pine
  • Maple Syrup

You can bring in the smells of the season with candles, essential oils, incense, potpourri. diffusers, wax melts, or room sprays.

Fall scents

I love the scents of apple, cinnamon, and anything pumpkin for the fall. There is something about certain scents that gives a home a cozy feeling. Like fresh pies baking in the oven without all of the work.

Try making some homemade stovetop Autumn Potpourri. What can I simmer on my stove to make my house smell good?

Stovetop Potpourri SCENTS FOR THE FALL SEASON: Sliced apples, pears, or oranges (any combination), vanilla, dried cranberries, and cinnamon sticks. Throw in some store-bought simmer pot mix (optional). I found mine at a local small business. Simmer over low heat for an hour then turn off. I will set my oven timer to remember that the burner is on.

My favorite is to diffuse orange and cinnamon throughout my home during the fall as well.

2. Warm & Cozy Thick Throw Blankets

It’s time to swap out the lightweight throw blanks for something thicker. Soon the air will be turning crips.

Drape a throw blanket over the arm or back of the sofa. I have throws hung on a ladder in my living room and in a basket. My grandchildren will gravitate to their favorite throw.

Throw blankets for the fall.

There is something cozy about curling up in a chair or sofa with a soft throw blanket and a good book.

3. Pillows In Various Colors & Textures

Pillows and throws add color and texture for cozy home.

Add pillows with various textures on your sofa and chairs will make it cozy for fall. How do you mix pillow textures? Mixing patterns and colors with a variety of textures. You can have soft, smooth, or raised patterns on the pillows. Try using cotton, velvet, faux furs, soft chenille, and knitted wool.

Fall decorations in the living room.

Where to sit? This is the family room. Yes, I have six pillows on the sofa. My pillows are made to be tossed on the floor. The grandchildren will grab a few and lay on the floor to watch tv.

A cozy home is one that is comfortable. If you have expensive pillows, keep them in the living room. In a family room, it can be pretty and functional.

Buy pillow covers! They are easier to store and more cost effective.

4. Color

You can add color or go with neutral tones. Not everyone is comfortable with color.

Not a fan of orange, not a problem either. You select a color pallet that works best in your home.

For me, I do love color. This year my color pallet incorporates blues, greens, creams and just a touch of yellow and orange.

Living Room with blue and white for fall

Some people like to change out rugs and draperies during the fall or winter months. You can and it is a personal preference. I tend to keep my draperies neutral. This way, I can use any color in my home decorations for the season.

Pops of color can be added through your accessories or artwork in the room. Use a color pallet that makes you happy to bring that sense of coziness into your room.

5. Create A Cozy Nook

It’s the time of the year when furniture may get changed up a bit. I love creating a cozy nook to sit in.

Yes, there are lots of pillows! Lots of great textures. I love to stack up a few pillows behind my back and neck. Sometimes two of them will get tossed to counter stools. It is the perfect spot to sit and flip through a magazine or read a recipe.

Add a cozy throw blanket for those chilly days. Pillows and throw blankets in a nook make it cozy for fall. Honestly, I could sit here for a couple of hours. This bench is so comfortable. That stool to the left is perfect to put your feet on.

Fall artwork also makes the nook warm and inviting. This piece of art was made with friends at Board and Brush in Leonardtown, MD. I love the contrast of the different wood of the artwork with the painted wooden bench. It is important to add items you love and hold special memories.

6. Fall Foliage & Florals

Small touches that bring the outdoors into your room. Why use fall foliage in home decor? It makes our surroundings in the home feel cozier. That touch of autumn can be brought in by using wreathes, garlands, centerpieces, etc.

The foliage is hues of light brown with cream and placed in a large vase on the fireplace. This year, orange is used sparingly in a vase on the buffet and in a wreath. What I love about this wreath is the natural tones of the straw stems, feathers, faux pomegranates, green and orange leaves. It adds a pop of color into my entry and dining room.

Fall Dining Room

Green foliage is a large white vase for the table. A few mercury glass pumpkins and artichoke tea lights finish the table. I love the simplicity of the plain linen table runner. It brings in that neutral color and let the foliage add color to the room.

Kitchen dining area for fall

The kitchen dining area was kept simple with a few sprigs of fall florals. The terra cotta vase is perfect for any season. You can change out your florals.

7. Natural Elements

Wooden bowl with white cauliflower roots.

Bring in some natural elements by using items found in nature. A wooden bowl with cauliflower root. You can use pinecones, nuts, or pods.

Try moss, dried sunflowers, or hydrangeas in your fall decorations. You can add them into a vase, vintage dough bowl or in a glass cloche. You can see how I decorate glass cloches for fall here.

Today I’m participating in the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tour hosted by my sweet friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew. Each day this week, six different bloggers will be sharing their fall homes with you. I love home tours, don’t you? It is wonderful to see home beautifully decorated for the season. Fall happens to be my favorite season of the year.

Bloggers Best Fall Home Tours

If you have come over from Mansa from This is Simplicite, welcome! Mansa always has her home beautifully decorated for the seasons. I am glad that you stopped by today.

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Fall home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Fall Tour 23

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // My Wee Abode

Cottage On Bunker Hill // Bricks n’ Blooms // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

Tuesday Tour Collage 23

She Gave It A Go // Midwest Life and Style // Open Doors Open Hearts

Peacock Ridge Farm // Cottage In The Mitten

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday Fall Tours 23

White Lilac Farmhouse // Shiplap and Shells // The Ponds Farmhouse

WM Design House // DIY Beautify // This Is Simplicite

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday's Fall  Tours 23

Eleanor Rose Home // Robyn’s French Nest // Worthing Court

Southern Home and Hospitality // Amy Sadler Designs // Our Crafty Mom

Friday’s Tours

Friday Fall Tours 23

White Arrows Home // A Life Unfolding // County Road 407

Thistle Key Lane // Pasha Is Home // My Family Thyme

Hope you enjoy the 2023 Fall Home Tour. Be sure to stop over to my friend, Kim at Shiplap and Shells for her neutral fall décor ideas. Kim has such a beautiful and cozy home. You will enjoy her home tour.

Beautiful Fall Table setting with white dishes, tbrown transferware, place mat that has Thankful, small wooden cutting board, yellow pear, crystal stemware and mercy glass pumpkin.
Cloche - 6 Easy and Affordable Fall Centerpieces

Lots of inspiration from everyone, from inviting textures and warm scents to flickering candles and seasonal decorations. Incorporating these touches will surely give you the feelings of warmth and comfort. So, grab a warm drink, nestle in and enjoy the beauty of fall in your home.

Enjoy your day, sweet friend. Be sure to visit me again soon!

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  1. So happy to see cloches back in the mainstream again. I’m always looking for ideas on how to fill them. Your home looks so cozy.

    1. Thank you, Pamela. I love cloches and some of mine for many years. A lot of people do not know what they are or how to use them. They are so much fun to decorate with for the seasons.

  2. Tammy, I hear you–I am SO ready for the weather to cooperate–it is supposed to be 107 here Friday! Your fall decor is lovely and I especially love the natural accents you’ve added. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. Everything looks so gorgeous, Tammy! I love how you’ve brought bits of the outdoors in, and all the pretty fall florals you’ve sprinkled in throughout.

    Happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!

  4. It has been in the 90’s here, too. However, I’m finally ready for fall. Your home looks so good, Tammy! Love all the pretty pillows!

  5. Tammy I loved your tour! I adore your Fall cloche decor…you have inspired me to decorate mine for fall! Your home is beautiful and reflects you beautifully as well. SO thankful you shared this week!

  6. Your home is always so lovely, Tammy! Love your style! And all the tips you gave were GREAT! And I learned a couple things, too! Love the natural elements you brought in, as well! I did the same thing this year in my living area! Pinned!

  7. I love how your home is so elegant yet casual and welcoming. The mix of rustic, antique decor with the classic pieces looks amazing together. Great neutrals with the perfect amount of color. So glad I got to see it and tour with you. pinned

  8. Enjoyed this post. It’s remunding me of how beautiful fall decor is. It’s too early here for thick lap blankets but I’ll be ready! I do love having a cosy corner to retreat to also for a good read.

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