Now that fall is fully upon us and winter is sneaking closer by the moment, people are beginning to move indoors, spending more time cozying up in the warmth. This makes it the perfect time of year to give your décor a little attention by sprucing it up and adding a touch of creativity. If you like the idea of a warm and cozy home this fall and winter, here are some of the ways you can make that happen.
Throw Blankets Are a Must for the Family Room
Wondering what the perfect accessory is for your couch? A throw blanket is the ultimate must-have for fall as it works as a pop of interest in the room, and it’s something you can snuggle up with. Falsa blankets are perfect for the cooler months and are a great way to add color to the space. If you have a more neutral or modern color palette and décor, try a throw blanket in a solid color like white, beige, grey or taupe. Whatever throw blanket you choose, experts suggest you approach it as yet another piece of décor, meaning it has to add something to the room.
Use Scented Candles to Create Ambiance
Don’t forget to also appeal to the sense of smell. A particular smell can instantly remind you of something warm, comforting and cozy or even transport you to a different destination. For the fall, there are several scents that tend to be popular and appeal to a wide range of people. Not only are they seen as warm and inviting, but many of them reflect what you’d find outdoors in nature during this time of year.
A few scents you may want to try for a candle include:
- Marshmallows roasting on a fire
- Pumpkin and spices
- Warm apples
- Rich and sweet vanilla
- Crisp balsam, cypress or fir trees
Of course, there are many others to try as well. Be sure to have a few on hand so that you’ve got one ready any time you entertain.
Add a Sense of Nature to the Décor
Fall is known for its spectacular colors, so why not bring that sense of beauty and nature indoors? You could try a few different creative DIY décor projects that will have you collecting items outdoors so you can repurpose them into pieces of interest and beauty.
Some of the items you may want to look for outside to use in your home décor crafts include:
- Dried flowers
- Dried leaves
- Dried decorative grasses
You can get as creative as you like with your projects; the only limit is your imagination.
Warm Up Hard Surface Flooring with Decorative Rugs
Many people prefer to have hard surface floorings such as tile or hardwood, and while these are easy to clean and have a good lifespan, they don’t always exude warmth and coziness. A simple fix is to use decorative area rugs throughout the home where needed. Although they are functional and will feel soft and plush under your feet, they also help to bring a design style or color palette together. They make the space feel more luxe and customized and the way you position them can help to anchor the furniture.
Using each of these tips to spruce up your home will ensure that you’re able to elevate the coziness factor and make it a welcoming space all fall and winter long. It’s all about using a little creativity and not being afraid to try something different.