We absolutely love living in a climate where we experience four distinct seasons. There’s something about the everchanging red and gold colors, crispness in the air and the smells of sage, cinnamon and pumpkin spice that make us fall in love with autumn. The seasons are all about change – the anticipation of something fresh and new, but still comforting and familiar.
It’s the perfect time to capture the feeling you get when you wrap yourself in your favourite warm cozy sweater by bringing the spirit of fall into your home. With just a few simple additions you can infuse your space with colour, texture and scent to create a cozy autumn-inspired refuge.
Update your colour palette
One of the easiest ways to bring the season in is to add throws, pillows, placemats and towels in fall colours. Trends for this year go beyond the usual oranges and browns to include crisp whites, bold yellows, cool greys and hints of muted mauves and blues.
Surround yourself in cozy textures
Falling temperatures inspire you to surround yourself in comforting warmth. Blankets, throws and area rugs in wool, velvet and faux fur are the order of the day. Bring in knits and weaves and other textiles for that snug log cabin feeling.
Smell the season
Immerse yourself in the scents of the season by making an autumn simmer pot. Experiment by tossing apples, cinnamon, oranges, cranberries, nutmeg or cloves into a pot of hot water and simmer to create a wonderful fragrant atmosphere. There are many innovative recipes to be found on the internet. Why not try them all?
Bring nature indoors
Add finishing touches with elements brought in from the outdoors. Pinecones, wood, stone, feathers and plants all add a dash of the natural world to your room. A crafty trend taking fall decorating by storm is pressing your own flowers and leaves. This is a simple and cost-effective décor solution that is literally right outside your front door. Take a stroll through your local park to find interesting twigs, berries, and flowers to press. Add beautiful eclectic frames and you have great seasonal showpieces to scatter throughout your home.
If you’re inspired by colourful landscapes of rich hues and intriguing shades, spicy memory-laden aromas and comfy corners just begging you to sit by the fire and savour a steaming cup of tea, then converting your home to an autumn sanctuary is just what you need!