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How to make home cozy for the fall

How to make home cozy for the fall


Fall is in the air. Pumpkin spice lattes and Ugg boots are on their way, and that means it’s time to cozy up your home. The brisk air and frigid nights call for a new makeover for your home interior. Here are a few simple and fun ideas to make your home cozy and welcoming for the fall season.


Add Warm Colors


The color sets the tone and feeling in your home so this is super important. You don’t need to paint your walls every time the seasons change, but you can add warm colored accessories, and seasonal patterns. If you have pillow covers or seasonal accessories then you will be able to change your colors and keep the feeling in your home updated and fresh. Switching to warm colors will instantly give your home a fall vibe and a cozy feeling.


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In the summer it is nice to have sheer, flowing curtains that let the sun and breeze flow through your home. For fall, adding heavier curtains will add a natural warmth to your home. You can also purchase maroon or maple colored curtains; this will add a depth and bring out those fall color tones in your home.




There is nothing better than the smell of fall. Cinnamon, apple, and sugar and spice are all candles that will give your home the fragrance and feeling of fall. The scent in the air will instantly add a cozy feeling, and the flickering of the lit candle will enhance the ambience and peacefulness of the fall season.


Blankets and Pillows


What says cozy better than warm blankets and fluffy pillows? Adding extra throws and pillows to your living room will make you want to sink into the couch and relax. If you want to go the extra mile you can get blankets and pillows that are fall tones which will definitely amp up the cozy feeling. As mentioned earlier, you can also get pillow covers to match the season. Add the candles and this makes the perfect setting for movies and hot chocolate.


Table Runner and Rugs


Adding a table runner will not only add comfort to your dining area but it will also add a pop of color. If you get a thicker cloth it will add to the coziness of other rooms in your home. A rug is also an awesome fall accessory, especially if you have hardwood floors. It makes the room instantly warming and welcoming. After all you need to keep your feet warm on those cold fall night!


Shift your Furniture


If you have a lot of open space in your home it can be a nice change to rearrange the furniture. Moving furniture so it is more of a communal setting can often add a new level of comfort to your home. If you are lucky enough to have a fireplace that would be an ideal spot to base your furniture around.


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You don’t need an expensive home makeover to give your home the cozy fall feeling everyone loves. Following these quick and simple tips can give you a nice warm environment to cozy up in during the cold fall months.


What other tips and tricks do you have for making your home warm, cozy, and inviting during the fall?


Author bio: McKinley is a 22-year-old recent graduate from The College of Idaho.  She is a freelance journalist who enjoys hanging out with her cat Meeko. Her pastimes include blogging, snowboarding, and playing Mario Kart. You can usually find McKinley hanging out with friends or on the couch watching 300 (her favorite movie).  


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