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.
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! I have 7 ways to make a home cozy for fall.
7 Ways To Make A Home Cozy For Fall
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.
- Toasted Marshmallows
- Maple Syrup
You can bring in the smells of the season with candles, essential oils, incense, potpourri. diffusers, wax melts or room sprays.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Cozy For Fall – My Favorite Items
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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.
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.
Bloggers’ Best Fall Home Tours
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.
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.
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Enjoy your day, sweet friend. Be sure to visit me again soon!