Pour a hot cup of cocoa, grab a blanket and settle in—fall is here! With the beautiful, natural colors that the season is famous for, it’s as if people can’t help but decorate accordingly. To make your own home even more cozy, relaxing and seasonal, consider adding a few fall elements. Don’t underestimate the power of a few throw pillows or scented candles to completely transform a space! So if you’re ready to create a soothing, fall oasis in your own home, here are 4 great ways to get started.
- Soften Up
What’s more inviting than the sight of a cozy, plush couch covered in even more luxurious blankets and pillows—lying there for the cuddling? Even if you’re on a limited budget, a faux fur throw blanket or colored cushions can make a big impact. Feeling crafty? You can purchase inexpensive fabric (or remnants for even more savings) andcover existing pillows or cushions. As for the blanket, you can pick out a yard or two of the softest material you can find and sew on a fleece backing for extra warmth. You can check out some quick and easy instructions here.
- Set the Mood
If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, now is the perfect time to use it! In addition to the warmth and beauty a slow fire can provide, the soft crackling sounds are some of the most comforting around. Plus, the warm glow of the flames is a great way to create a soothing, laid-back ambiance. If a fireplace isn’t an option, there are a wide variety of “crackling wick” candles that replicate the same sounds; the perfect “mini-fireplace” for any space!
- Breathe Deeply
Speaking of candles—be sure to add some fall-themed ones to your tables and shelves this season (oil diffusers and decorative wall plug-ins are also good options!). Scents like pumpkin, cinnamon, leaves and baking scents help to create a soothing, “homey” atmosphere for everyone around. Plus, with all the options for different color combinations, styles, and sizes, the decorative possibilities of candles are endless. Whether you’re grouping them in centerpieces, displaying them on shelves, or using them in other creative projects, there’s nothing quite as creative and comforting.
- Get Crafty
What better way to bring the beauty of the outdoors inside than by…simply bringing it inside? Using pinecones, leaves, braches and other natural elements to create beautiful wreaths, centerpieces and other artwork is a great way to connect with nature while also nurturing your unique creativity. There are a huge number of fall craft projects for all ages and skill levels, so settling on just one to enjoy with loved ones (or alone) may be the hardest part!
Your home is your sanctuary; your private space to escape stress, work and anything else that may tax your inner peace. We’re here to help make sure that it stays that way!
What other ways do you like to bring the beauty and comfort of fall to your own home?
This article was originally posted here.