How to make your home cozy for fall

Learn how to make your home feel cosy, just in time for autumn.

| By Kit Kilroy | Interiors

4 Ways to Make Your Home Cosy for Autumn

Learn how to make your home feel cosy, just in time for autumn.

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and pumpkin-flavoured everything will soon be making its way into grocery stores and coffee shops from coast to coast – autumn is just around the corner and it's the perfect time to make your home extra cosy.

And while you may shed a tear for the days of alfresco dining behind, fear not. There’s plenty to look forward to. Along with colder temperatures come cosy nights in. Intimate potlucks take the place of summer barbecues, Sunday mornings become a time of cuddling under a comforter, and cold brew is traded for a latte.

But what to do when your décor is still in summer mode? Turns out, transitioning to autumn is surprisingly simple. If you know what you’re doing, that is.

These four easy tips are the perfect place to start transforming your summer retreat into a cosy cottage in no time at all.

1. Incorporate Wood

What could be more autumnal than a weekend away in a log cabin? While we’re not suggesting you pack up and move to the mountains, you can easily recreate the vibe by bringing more wooden elements into your home.

Whether that means investing in a cedar coffee table or adding some wooden salad bowls to your next dinner party table setting, there are plenty of ways to bring an outdoorsy feel inside.

While furniture is the most obvious way to add wooden elements, there are plenty of other easier ways to add a touch of wood. Showcase driftwood as a wall hanging or swap your go-to flower arrangements for some lovely branches.

2. Mood Lighting

When it comes to creating a snug atmosphere, lighting is key. Swap your overhead lights for several lamps, choosing to use warm, yellow light bulbs over white where possible. In addition to lamps, now is the perfect time to stock up on candles.

A few big pillars bunched together can make for a dramatic look, whereas several small tealights can evoke a sense of fairy-like magic when spread throughout your house or apartment.

Experiment with lamps and candles, dotting them about your home, in places you might typically overlook. For example, adding a lamp in the dining room, or candles in the bathroom can transform these spaces in ways you might not have envisioned. In short, don’t underestimate the power of lighting!

3. Enliven Your Senses

One of the best ways to create a cosy feeling in your home is by enlisting all of your senses to get on board. In particular, smell and feel can go a long way in making a room not just look cosy, but actually be cosy.

Candles, diffusers, and room sprays can help you tackle the smell aspect. If you burn the same candle for every season, now might be the time to rethink that. When it comes to scents, anything woody or earthy fits the bill for fall. You can’t go wrong with musk, sandalwood, and amber when the cooler seasons roll around.

When it comes to touch, it’s all about blankets, blankets, and more blankets. Don’t have a throw on your couch yet? It’s time to finally invest. There is no such thing as having too many throws, especially during fall. We might be biased, but it’s generally a good idea to at least have 2 different throws in rotation: One for the bed, and one for the living area.

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4. Opt for Autumnal Hues

Take a cue from the leaves, and choose decor that matches the fall foliage. We’re talking about deep reds, browns, and even hints of golden yellow to really amp up that fall feeling.

A Cacao & Hazelnut Bedding Bundle will transform your sleeping space into a cosy sanctuary, while a Rust & Lavender Table Bundle takes care of the dining table. If dark reds and oranges sound a little too overpowering, stick to more neutral tones. Even a subtle oatmeal colour can give off a cosy feel when thoughtfully paired with the right decor. Consider how your lighting, wooden elements, and sensory elements will play on the colours, rather than relying on colour alone to do the legwork.

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