Transforming a home to match the season is much easier than you might think. It’s just a matter of working with a few small details that will make a big impact on the room. Try these five suggestions!
- Pillows. Pillows offer an immediate sense of comfort. They are also quite versatile, with some that are ideal for a sleepy head and others that are perfect for just looking pretty. To create coziness, be sure to use a lot of them in a given space. To tailor them to autumn, try adding colors that are associated with the fall season.
- Hang twinkly lights throughout the house and illuminate spaces with candles. Lighting has a massive influence on how cozy and comfortable a space feels. Twinkly lights make a space feel dreamy and escapist. Candles make a space feel welcoming and serene.
- Fireplace and mantle. Fall is the time to make active use of your fireplace. Very few other features in a home create a sense of warmth and security the way that a fireplace does. If you have a traditional fireplace but you aren’t fond of the upkeep of real fires you can still use the space. Simply insert an elaborate candelabra or lovely arrangement of candles and light them all at once. The effect is similar to a fire but much easier to maintain. Think also about the mantle. Use it to display fall accessories such as pumpkins, or decorate with homey items like books and family photos surrounded by fall foliage.
- Change the drapes and curtains. This is an excellent way to make a big impact on a room, but only requires you to do one single projects. The texture and weight of drapes and curtains relate directly to how enclosed and comfy a room feels. During the fall season, take down the lightweight sheers and valances and hang heavyweight curtains with interesting texture and pattern.
- Blankets, quilts and throws. The texture, softness, and warmth of blankets instantly add a sense of home and hearth to a room. Place a few in each room of the house and find interesting ways to display them. They can be draped over couches and chairs, folded lengthwise at the end of a bed, stacked on a shelf, or even hung on the rungs of a ladder.