The verdict is still out, but I’m fairly confident that I was a bear in a past life. The minute the season shows just the slightest hint of crispness, I instantly crave all of the cozy. If it were up to me, my family, friends and I would go into hibernation in and around this time each year and not emerge until the spring. But since that isn’t possible (though that won’t stop me from trying), instead I like to update our home with little things here and there to reflect the change of seasons. I’ve teamed up with Urban Barn (thanks, Urban Barn!) to help bring this post to life, and am excited to share my tips and tricks to quickly, cheaply, and easily transform your home for fall…
First and foremost, you’re going to want to tuck away all of your lighter, easier, breezier fabrics for those with a little more oomph. Rich hues, soft textures the likes of velvet and fur are the name of the game here. Throw in a little plaid for bonus points.
STEP 2: Introduce Texture
Whether it’s in the form of a beautiful candle holder, a pretty vase filled with cotton branches, or a hint of wood via faux antler paraphernalia (fall embodied, as far as I’m concerned), texture is the name of your game here. It instantly adds a cozy factor that you simply can’t beat.
If you do nothing else, at minimum you’re going to want to have a basket filled with blankets at arms reach away. There’s nothing that screams fall more than being snuggled on the couch with the softest blanket you can find, and a really good book.
If you can’t have fun with your decor, what’s really the point. Am I right? A few white pumpkins sprinkled throughout, an essential oil diffuser in your favourite fall scent, and a hint of fall paraphernalia (concrete acorn anyone?) go a really long way.
Now that your work is done, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your hibernation labour. I recommend enjoying your little nook of cozy with a glass of your favourite red wine