The Fall Season is in full swing…
…and before we know it, the thermostat will be plunging, the days will be even shorter and the (gasp!) Christmas shopping frenzy will begin – unless you’re one of those keeners that’s already begun, then kudos to you!
Us on the other hand, we’re looking forward to the lingering evenings escaping the weather and binging our favorite Netflix shows, while sitting cozy in our seasonally-appropriate family room. If you’re on the same page as us but feel lost on how to make your space more comfortable and inviting on those cold nights, we’re here to help!
We’ve come up with a few ways to change up your space to get you ready for those evenings by the fire, snuggling with the family and basically enjoying all the best that the colder months have to offer.
Cozy Up Tip #1: Change up Your Colors
Light and airy hues are perfect for spring and summer months, but when you make the transition into the cooler temps, you want some warm shades to warm up your space.
You can always go with what’s expected and bring in some wonderfully rich oranges and reds into the mix – but keep it classy with clean lines and simple fabrics for your base pieces. This brand-new accent chair will keep your space lively with its rich red finish but still bring a cozy feel with the overstuffed cushions and rounded arms. Throw a faux fur blanket over the side and it will quickly become the seat that everyone fights for on movie nights.
Cozy Up Tip #2: Add Warmth with Texture
There is nothing better than plopping down on the sofa after a long day, propped up against a thick cushion, kicking your feet up on a plush velvet ottoman, and snuggling in a warm faux fur throw. See what we did there? We threw textures into the mix and got you all excited! These are simple and affordable ways to bring home the cozy:
Swapping accent pillows and throws:
Swapping your accent pillows (or re-covering them) with softer, thicker textures is the quickest way to add warmth to your space.
The same can be said for throws that can be tossed over your favorite furniture for an easy dash of extra soft.
Incorporating new drapes and rugs:
Summer drapes are light and transparent; replacing them with a thicker, embroidered style instantly creates a warmer vibe for the cooler months.
When it comes to rugs, flat, streamlined styles can be swapped with shaggy textures and thicker under-padding for a luxurious feel.
Trying new accent pieces:
If you’re looking for that perfect ottoman that inspires warmth, this faux fur beauty is your best bet.
The shaggy faux fur is soft and inviting, while the winter white will keep your space looking fresh without losing warmth. Try clustering a few together as a coffee table that can be spread out and used as needed when the whole family wants to put their feet up.
Cozy Up Tip #3: Create a Hot Drink Station
For real? Can it be that easy? YES. IT. CAN. Repurpose a small bar cart in the corner of your family room to hold the best beverage options for everyone in the family – hot chocolate, warm apple cider, mulled wine, or the ingredients for your favorite spiked coffee (did someone say Irish Cream?) Toss in some toppings and add-ons, like cinnamon sticks, marshmallows, chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, whipped cream, (okay, we need to stop!) for the most Instagram-worthy beverages in town.
Do you have any more recommendations on how to cozy up your space for the colder months? Let us know in the comments below – we LOVE to hear from you!