We had our first “cool front” here in the South this week, and now I am full force ready for the fall season. I say “cool front” because the temperatures were in the 60s in the morning. I am not going to even talk about discuss the 90s by noon because I prefer to ignore it and pretend it didn’t happen. So now that autumn is quickly approaching (hopefully even for those of us in the South), making your home feel all warm and cozy just seems like the first step to embracing the upcoming season. But let’s be honest, no one wants to completely redecorate just for a new season, so I have come up with some tips and tricks to make your home feel cozy on a budget.
Draping blankets on couches and chairs creates a feeling of warmth. I like to add neutral colors that can be utilized year around. I take these blankets out of the closet and drape them on the couch and leave one folded on the chair in the living room. My absolute favorite blanket is The Hive Apothecary chunky knit blankets. The colors are perfect for the fall weather, and best of all, the blankets are incredibly warm.
Everyone knows the signature fall scents. One whiff of those scents can have a person craving a pumpkin spice latte, boots, and sweaters. I love burning candles that make my home smell like fall. I have bought tons of candles, but the only candle that has made my entire house smell like the candle is THA candles. Every other candle can only be smelled when in proximity of the candle. I want a candle that makes my whole house smell warm and cozy, and The Hive Apothecary candles do exactly that. Bonus: they last FOREVER! With the highly anticipated fall drop tomorrow (9/16), I cannot wait to order the new scents released. Pumpkin Buttercream, Banana Nut Bread, and Apple Cider have already been released.
When fall approaches, I change the soaps in the bathrooms to my fall scents. I want my guests to feel the warmth of my house when they come for gatherings. I also change our hand drying towels to warmer colors (creams, greens, rust) to bring in some “fall” colors in the restrooms too. THA has released Cinnabee, a mix of honey and cinnamon! How freaking amazing does that sound?
If you have a fireplace (I am jealous), lighting the fireplace immediately creates the warm cozy feeling. Sometimes lighting the fireplace isn’t feasible when Mother Nature forgot to change the temperatures in your area; however, you can fill your fireplace with candles and light the candles. Both options create a warmth in your home that can make anyone feel comfortable. If you’re like me and don’t have a fireplace, lighting lamps with warm lightbulbs create a warm and cozy ambiance as well. Nothing makes a home feel homier than lamps.
Nothing makes your home feel cozier and inviting than some baked goods and warm meal. Having some cookies or brownies or any other yummy desserts is an easy way to make your home feel warm and cozy. It is also a great treat to have in your home when you just need something sweet. I like to have a soup of some kind ready to serve in my home during the fall and winter season.
However, you decide to make your home feel cozy is perfect the way you choose. If you feel warm, loved, and comfortable in your home is what other people will feel when they come for all of the events this time of year brings. If you have any other tips and suggestions, comment below and let us know. The more ideas the better!