Fall is one of our favorite times of the year. The leaves turn colors, the weather gets crisp, and all the yummy pumpkin and butternut squash recipes come out at our favorite restaurants. We love to bring this feeling indoors and make our apartment feel just as cozy. Here are five easy and inexpensive ways to make your home feel warm and comfortable for Fall.
start at the front door
Create an instant feeling of warmth before your guests even step inside. Hang a seasonal wreath on your door (we love this over-the-door wreath hook so you don’t damage the apartment door with nails). Then change out your door mat to a warm color or fun pattern that immediately says “Autumn”. If space permits, you can also add a large uncarved pumpkin or a cluster of smaller ones by the side of your door or a pot with Fall colored blooms.
There’s nothing better than walking into a room that smells of the holidays or mom and dad’s house at Thanksgiving. We love to choose one seasonal scent and then use that throughout our entire apartment so your nose gets the same fragrance from room to room. Add a few candles, scented bead jars or potpourri to each room, a spray and reed diffuser in the bathroom, and a few scented sachets in closets. In the bathroom, you can also try this fun product, Poopourri, that even offers holiday scents. Try not to go too candle crazy – the goal is to have a subtle seasonal scent that makes your apartment feel warm and inviting.
For Fall, try scents like pumpkin, spiced cake, or cranberry sauce. Then switch to pine, peppermint, cinnamon, or gingerbread in December.
add a warm throw blanket
Cuddle under a furry blanket in the living room or bedroom when the temp dips lower. It will instantly warm up any space. A favorite of ours is from Z Gallerie because it is just so soft and has a warm lining. Drape the throw over your couch or chair or fold and place at the end of your bed. And remember that faux is always the way to go when purchasing “fur” items.
change up your pillows
Give your daily throw pillows a break and bring out some harvest inspired or Autumn colored ones to spice up your apartment’s decor. Add one or two to the couch, a side chair, and a few on the bed to make any space more festive. We found these cute DIY pillows on fab blog Positively Splendid.
treat yourself to fresh flowers
Fragrant blossoms instantly make any room feel brighter and Autumn offers some beautiful blooms. In season for Fall are the rich hues of chrysanthemums, calla lilies, roses, dahlias, and gerbera daisies. Add a small bouquet to your kitchen table, your nightstand, bathroom counter, or coffee table for a fresh and fragrant statement.
How do you cozy up your apartment for Fall? Let us know in the comments below.
photos: ciao domenica, b lovely events, z gallerie, positively splendid, lush home