Fall is a wonderful time for winding down, spending more time indoors with the family getting as cozy as is possible. Making over your home so that it too is cozy and warm is one of the simplest joys in life, but where do you start?
Switch out your bedding
Chances are your summer bedding was as light and bright as possible to ensure you could stay cool and comfortable. With fall on the way and the colder weather it brings, now is the perfect time to exchange cool cotton bedclothes for warmer flannel or jersey sheets that are just perfect for snuggling under.
Bring in nature
It’s always nice to have one or two representations of the season in your home, so why not collect a few twigs, acorns, and fall flowers next time you’re out in nature and bring them home so that you can arrange them into a pretty display for your kitchen table or window ledge?
If you have a bit more money to spend, you may want to think about installing indoor shutters, or maybe heavy velvet curtains in your home. Not only do they look amazing and up the coziness factor significantly, but they can also help to keep the heat in on those cold fall nights when being warm and cozy is a must.
Collect some candles
There’s something so cozy and comforting about candlelight that makes it perfect for fall and winter evenings spent on the couch. These days, there are so many scented candles for every taste and occasion that it should not be tough to find one or two that suit your family. From pumpkin spice to straight-up cinnamon, find a scent that screams fall to you and light it every evening to welcome that cozy feeling into your home.
Slippers by the door
There are few things cozier than slipping into a soft pair of slippers after a hard day at work or school. So, why not buy a pair for each member of your family and line them up by the front door. It’s a simple act of decadence that will make the long fall nights that much better.
Think about an open fire
If you have the space and money for it, investing in an open fireplace installation is an amazing way of making the colder half of the year feel more pleasurable, Not only is it warm and cozy, but it makes for a great focal point, and watching the flames dance is every bit as good as meditation for relaxing and de-stressing at home.
Rugs and throws
Being warm is half the battle of being cozy, so when fall approaches, be sure to invest in big comfy throws for your couches and beds, so that you can always get warmer if you need to. If you have wooden or tiled floors, faux sheepskin rugs are ideal for ensuring that you don’t get cold feet when walking around the place, particularly in the morning before the house has had a chance to warm up.
Decorate Your Dining Room
Cooking up some deliciously warming comfort food as the temperature outside starts to drop is such an enjoyable activity, but settling down to eat your meal in a dreary dining room can ruin the atmosphere completely. Creating a cozy space by investing in some fall themed table decor will totally transform your dining room, especially those which are nature themed and incorporate the changing tones and shades of the great outdoors. There’s so much inspiration online surrounding cozy fall dining spaces, so don’t be afraid to search the internet to find a few ideas.
Stop The Cold
There are several different features that you can invest in which will help you to stop the cold from entering your home, from draught excluders to super thick curtains. These purchases can help to keep your fall energy bills in check, ensuring that you don’t have to spend a ton on heating each year. They also come in many different styles and designs, so they can add aesthetic value at the same time!
If you have a large budget for your fall home transformation and want to make some big but beneficial changes, then you’re in luck. There are so many great ideas that can transform your home, all ranging in their price. First of all, if your home utilizes tiles or any other hard floor, underfloor heating could be the ideal change for you. Underfloor heating can provide each room with so much warmth, and there’s truly nothing worse than putting your bare feet on an icy floor.
Enjoy this fall season!