As the seasons change, so do trends. Fall brings with it typical scenes of warm, berry-like tones, wool and fur and general coziness. But don’t let this trend be purely restricted to your wardrobe. There’s nothing like a warm, inviting home when the weather starts to cool and the nights get darker. In fact, cozy nights spent in your home with a good book and a cup of tea are one of life’s little pleasures. Read on to find out how to turn your home into a fall-inspired haven.
Keeping it warm
Unless you live in the sunshine state, it’s fairly likely that the weather will start to get colder for you around October. Ideally, your home will already be pretty well insulated. Double glazed windows, for example, are a must for keeping your home safe from the elements. But if you’re still feeling a chill during the evening, there are steps you can take to keep yourself toasty. If you are feeling a draught come through any of your windows or doors, install a thick, heavy duty curtain across the offending area. When you pull it across, it will shield you from any draughts and subsequently keep your home warmer. Plus, they can look pretty decorative too. Velvet is a good option for this. Blankets and throws are also an essential for fall, and you can combine different colours and materials for that rustic look. If you’re really feeling the chill, consider getting an electric blanket.
Perfect your lighting
Harsh, white lighting doesn’t tend to scream ‘cosy’. The brighter the light is, the more likely it will keep you awake – not ideal when you’re trying to wind down before bed. Avoid using a ceiling light (which will be designed to light up the whole room) and invest in some small table lamps instead. With the use of a discount, such as a Bealls Promo Code, you can get some cute lamps for reasonable prices. That way, you can control the amount of light you have in your room, which closely relates to the ambiance. Candles are also a great option during fall and can make your house smell great. They really set the scene for a night of pampering. Both tea lights and larger candles are great for decorating a room and you can get some beautiful holders for them too. If you’re wary of the dangers posed by a naked flame, consider getting an electric candle instead.
Get cozy with cushions
There’s nothing quite like having a comfy sofa to sink into after a long day’s work. Pick an autumnal colour theme and stick to it when buying some new cushions, or cushion covers. Warm colours such as reds, oranges, pinks and browns tend to work best for this look. The good thing about fall is that less is not necessarily more – so you can mix and match your cushions to your heart’s content. Additionally, having an excess number of cushions can be perfect for when you have guests round. Instead of sitting on hard kitchen chairs, or all squashing up on one sofa, your guests can get comfy on a floor full of cushions!