THE COZY FACTOR: DRESS YOUR HOME FOR COOL AUTUMN WEATHERby M.R. Lopes

THE COZY FACTOR: DRESS YOUR HOME FOR COOL AUTUMN WEATHER

lead-image-fall-homeThere’s a certain romance about Fall. Cooler months are the perfect excuse to warm your surroundings with Autumn-inspired accessories and hues. And since cozy is the goal, now is the time to make sure you’re utilizing each pocket of space to enhance your time indoors.

comfy-nookCreate a Cozy Nook
Styling a simple reading nook in a corner of your favorite room is an easy way to repurpose that unused area. Position a comfortable chair by a window, pair it with a nesting table to hold coffee and a book and add a simple reading lamp. You’ll create an entirely new look for the room that will add warmth and turn an empty space into a useful, inviting retreat.

fall-candlesLight Up Candles
Take advantage of early nightfall and embrace the darkness by lighting scented candles around the house. A candlelit ambiance will create a mood of calm and serenity, the perfect setting to relax and unwind.

If you dislike filling your home with artificial fragrances, try 100% chemical free candles from Faithful Scents. Made from soy farmed in Kentucky, they come poured into classic 16-ounce mason jars that fit any decor in scents that imbue surroundings with the aura of Fall.

fall-decorative-pillowsUpdate With Decorative Pillows
As the weather gets cooler and you’re spending more and more time indoors, cozy up living room sofas and chairs with deep-piled throw pillows — velvet for example — in different shapes, sizes and patterns. Comfy accessories layer visual interest and add punch to your living space, plus they’ll emit a warm, inviting tone perfect for the season.

Warm Up the Living Room With Soft Throws
Soft cashmere, cashmere and cotton, wool blends or hand-woven throws add subtle warmth and texture to your homescape. Color scheme? A decorator’s accessory formula calls for deepening the present tones of your interior space, then adding a shot of bold contrasting color. On the practical side, snuggle-worthy throws are a welcome touch when hosting a movie night with friends and family. Then there are those moments when you simply want to hibernate.

Layer Area Rugs
It’s an easy way to add color and texture to your floors. Plus, the extra cushioning and warmth will ensure your feet avoid cold tile and hardwood floors during the cooler months. There are no set-in-stone rules when creating this look; just make sure the bottom rug peeks out below the top rug to show off the layering effect. This is an excellent way to add interest to monotone wall-to-wall carpeting.

fall-place-settingAdd Seasonal Warmth to the Table
Stow everyday dishes in the cupboard and pull out seasonally themed dinnerware. Or mix your white pieces with those in soft Autumnal shades. As a centerpiece, place a pumpkin and various-sized gourds on a cutting board and add a glass vase filled with dried flowers. Relax and enjoy the setting with a cup of fresh-brewed tea. A U.S. brand called Heavenly Teas offers a terrific selection of organic blends and tisanes in a host of flavor options.

Now, sit back, sip your tea and enjoy your home’s Autumn transformation.

Information
All books are available at amazon.com. Click on title to order.
Fall Notebook
by Carolyn Roehm
Celebrating Home: Decorating for the Holidays and Seasons
by Seasons Of Cannon Falls

Resources
www.faithfulscents.com
www.heavenlytealeaves.com


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