There's something about the Fall season that makes many people want to warm up their homes. Decorating your home for the colder months not only helps you create a welcoming vibe in your home, but it also allows you to add elements to your space that will help keep you and your family warm throughout the cold season.
Showcase Fall-themed Art and Displays
Art and sculptures can help bring the season into your home.
Swap out your art to include paintings depicting fall scenes like autumnal landscapes so that you can enjoy the fall foliage right from the comfort of your living room. But you don't have to be literal with your art choices; abstract paintings filled with colors like oranges, rusts, browns and golds can also help create that cozy atmosphere.
Mix pine cones, acorns, and lavender together, and place them in a dish to make stunning homemade potpourri.
Add an organic element to your space with a vase of branches, curly willow, or bittersweet berries for a splash of orange color.
Stack apples in tall glass vases or large low bowls. Create the strongest impact by choosing just one color for your displays.
"Autumnize" Your Soft
Invite fall into your home by choosing cozy accessories.
Scatter thick faux-fur throws or pillows across your sofa and chairs. They not only look good, but they're also great to have when snuggling up in front of the TV or a hearty fire on a cold winter's night.
Replace summery, sheer curtains with thick, long drapes made of materials like velvet or heavily lined silks. Not only will they look beautiful, but they'll also help keep out any drafts that sneak in through the windows.
Update Your Lighting
The days are getting shorter so a few lighting changes can help keep your home aglow.
Switch out lampshades in order to change the lighting effect in a room. Choose shades that provide soft, warm, filtered lighting.
Install dimmer switches so you can adjust the level of light to your liking.
- Scatter candles throughout your home. Candles instantly make a room feel cozier, and they're a great way to add ambient lighting to a space while filling the air with warm scents.
- Light up your fireplace on particularly chilly nights in order to save on heating costs while casting a radiant glow throughout the room. If you have a non-working fireplace, place lit candles inside the firebox. Electric fireplace inserts are another great option because they are affordable and provide realistic simulated fire effects.
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