Make Your Home Cozy & Warm For Fall

With changing seasons, many of us change our home decorations to fit the time of year.  For fall, we work to make our homes cozy and inviting. 

Add Texture & Neutral Colors

Since my home has a strong coastal style, I like to add neutral colors and texture for autumn. This principle works for almost any design style. Decorate with pine cones, apples, leaves, branches, acorns, pumpkins, and gourds. Natural touches bring in just the right amount of fall and adds so much texture. I like that you can find many natural elements right in your yard. This makes it easy on your wallet. To keep your decor neutral, use a white or tan color scheme to unify a space. Below this French Country home is light and airy with whites, beige, and rustic wood. It looks like a beautiful place to transition to fall.

Small Changes Add Up

Slowly warm your home with more layers to make it more snug and cozy. Change the pillows and rugs. Shop your home and re-arrange art and houseplants. Ambient lighting around the room will transform the mood to a relaxed, inviting space. Put a woven basket of throws and extra pillows in the living room.

Update a Room

Sometimes we find it difficult to move to another season in decor, because we don’t really like something about our home. Maybe you have a nightmare garden. Perhaps, there is no master bedroom, the kitchen is tiny, or you just have one bathroom. Security in the home might be a major concern when the front door and windows are old. If you’re not sure what to do, then you need to speak to a professional who can help you determine what are the best measures to take. If you’ve ever watched HGTV, they make it look so easy renovating and even getting an extension built.  Most of us will never do a major renovation. We have to do small changes for gradual improvements. In the meantime, the living room, dining room, or bedroom can be refreshed with new curtains or a rug. Cover the couch with a blanket or throw. Re-arrange furniture, and move comfy seating into the dining space.

Kitchens are even more of a problem. I’ve wanted to totally renovate mine for several years. If you have the money, then completely rip out the kitchen and then put in a new one. This ensures that you get a kitchen that you love, and all you have to do is pick it out and let someone else do the work. Unfortunately, many of us don’t have the budget for a renovation. If there is extra money for a smaller change, like painting the walls, getting a new appliance, or adding a new floor tile, then that’s the place to start. Then fill the floating shelves in your kitchen with a bounty of overflowing branches from your garden. Create an organic and elegant vignette by arranging fresh fall produce with candles, leaves, and a vase of dried grass.

Change the walls

If a wall is the wrong color or the number of dents is large, then repaint it. Remember, fresh painted walls can radically change a room. How do you choose the right color? It depends on your room and what you want to achieve. Generally, crisp whites can make a space feel bigger and more open, while warm colors create a sense of intimacy. Usually, large rooms generally can handle more color than small rooms. Lighter hues can open up a small space, while darker colors give the perception that the surfaces are closer than they are.

Another option is wood for a more modern accent wall. Often, wood walls are struck off the to-do list because of cost and installation. With products like Stikwood, it’s much easier to do. Their real wood planks with peel and stick make a really expensive looking accent wall. Try it on the ceiling to upgrade the room.

In conclusion . . .

I hope these ideas are helpful in the transition of your summer home to a welcoming, cozy fall environment.  My goal is always to inspire and support my readers. It is never to judge your taste or style. I find beautiful home ideas inspiring and hope these inspire you.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

22 thoughts to “Make Your Home Cozy & Warm For Fall”

  1. in fall we tend to use darker colors as the green outside dims and in spring I say bring out the light and bright! Thanks for the kind words and visit.

  2. Always enjoy your posts Carol. Great ideas for Fall and I have started earlier adding a few Autumn touches, and feeling very good about it. I like the photos you chose and the links too. Thank you so much!

  3. I love shopping my home! I’ve got to spend some time doing that this weekend — bringing up some fall dishes, pillows, decor. I’m not ready for the “full autumn” yet but some nice transition!

  4. Great ideas and I’ve tried all the small ones, because I don’t have the money just yet for a full kitchen reno. But the idea, as you said, is to make your home cozy and inviting on a budget, and that is my superpower out of necessity. Thank you for sharing at #aclwcc. Loved the article. Pinned.

  5. I have friends who change throws, candles and cushions, even curtains, to match the season. It’s amazing how just changing small things can give a room a different ambience 🙂


  6. So many beautiful ways to update the home for fall! One of my best friends from high school put in a wood ceiling in their kitchens/dining room area and it looked so nice. They had an old nasty suspended ceiling and her and her husband painted the metal slats gray and cut sheets of stained and sealed luan to fit the grid. That transformation was amazing and much cheaper then trying to redo the whole ceiling like they originally wanted.

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