11 Ways to cozy up your home for fall

11 ways to cozy up your home for fall

 

11 ways to cozy up your home for fall

It’s still sweltering hot in most of the country, but with the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in full swing and pre-season football games on the roster, it will be fall before you can say, ‘Pumpkin Spice Latte’. So here are 11 ways to cozy up p your home for fall.

 

As the evenings begin to get a chill in the air, chunky knit throw blankets are a perfect way to cozy up your home for fall.

cozy up your home for fall

With Day Light Savings time making the days shorter, the house gets darker earlier. To banish dark and eerie corners, invest in additional table or floor lamps for the fall season to brighten those corners.

 

During the summer months, outdoor activities keep us busy so to make your home autumn-cozy, keep a stack of your to-be-read books in your favorite reading corner.

 

Tiki drinks and craft cocktails ruled and reigned your bar cart, but to get ready for a snuggle-worthy fall, set up a hot cocoa or tea station on your beverage cart complete with cinnamon sticks, marshmallows, and sugar cubes ready to warm you up the next time you’re chilled to the bone.

ways to cozy up your home for fall

Put your linen, ikat, and botanical throw pillows away and replace them for fall with textured throw pillows in jewel tones, cozy velvet, or faux fur, which are sure to add a cozy fall vibe to your home.

 

Baskets full of the fall harvest come to mind in the autumn season. Add baskets to get that perfectly cozy fall storage. Fill them with extra throw blankets, board games, or leave them empty for added texture. how to cozy up your home for fall

 

 

 

 

Forego summer flowers for natural elements like branches, pinecones, acorns, or feathers which add just the right amount of texture and earthiness to cozy up your home for fall. ways to cozy up your home for fall

 

 

 

 

 

For summer flat weave and natural seagrass rugs have tickled your toes, layer a plush wool rug on top to add coziness for your feet, too.

 

Paint or wallpaper a room in a dark moody color like Hale Navy or Emerald Green, or use a bold wallpaper with a dark background and overcalled pattern to instill a cozy fall atmosphere in your home.

ways to cozy up your home

image via IKEA Fall 2017/18

 

Change out your homes signature scent to candles scented with teak, jasmine and clover, or sandalwood to help transition to a warm and cozy home for fall. ways to cozy your home for fall

 

Add metallic items like bowls, trays, and vases to your home which will help to bounce the scant evening light around.

 

Fall is the time for slipping out of summer prints and patterns and snuggling up with cozy textures. A mix of natural elements and sophisticated metals create an understated elegance gets your home decorated for fall.

 

Still working on adding the perfect fall elements for your decor? Contact me HERE – I can help you get your home cozy for fall!

Decorative Styling Tips Using Odd Numbered Items

Decorative Styling Tips using Odd Numbered Items

This short video adds visual animation to help illustrate decorative styling tips using odd numbered items.

1. Start with a large focal item (vertical art).

2. Second item (horizontal book stack) grounds #1

3. Third item (glass jug) shortens the height gap

between 1 + 2

4. Add something organic and sculptural (faux mint leaves) that breaks the plane across a few items.

5. Add something fun and quirky (octopus sculpture)

 

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Decorating Disasters-5 Fail Safe Solutions

decorating disasters-5 fail safe solutions
Last week we talked about the five most common and popular decorating disasters. If you missed it you can read it HERE. This week will help you look like a decorating pro and not a sad decorating newbie. I have five fail safe solutions to avoid your decorating disasters.
1. If you have the dreaded ‘boob’ light fixture in your home and ceiling height restraints require a flush mount fixture, try a flush mount light fixture that is not round and protruding. There are many stylish light fixtures that are square or star-shaped. Like the Lotus fixture below.

 

2. In place of an all-acrylic coffee table, save visual space and your shins with a coffee table constructed from mixed materials such as acrylic and wood, or acrylic and brass. This provides some visual substance but remains light and airy.

 

3. To achieve the styled all white shelfie your bookshelves crave without turning the spines of the books inward, try removing the book jacket and turn it inside out and put it back on the book. Then with a black, gold, or silver sharpie-whatever works for your decor – write the titles of the books on the spines for a color coordinated and fail safe decorating solution.

 

4. If your heart is dead set on a deep button tufted sofa or ottoman and you don’t want to be permanently attached to your Dyson, a fail safe solution to this decorating disaster is to purchase a sofa with tufting only on the back of the sofa and not the seats where dust and dirt can be trapped. All the look with much less lint.

 

5. A recipe to warm up your all white on white kitchen is to take that monochromatic look and inject it with some personality by varying the slick white surfaces with warm wood tones. Wood is a key ingredient to add to your kitchen island, or bar stools. Prop or hang personalized art and keep pots of evergreen herbs nearby to cook with and add a splash of color.

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