As leaves turn colors and swirl on warm fall breezes, there is something that stirs in a Montanan’s soul. Winter is coming. But before it, we will enjoy chilly evenings, warm afternoons, and transforming our homes into cozy nests that invite warmth and comfort. Here are a few easy ways to make your home crazy cozy for fall. (Click on images for more product information.)
One of the easiest ways to set the tone for fall is by replacing your welcome mat with something that prepares family and friends for the fall coziness they are about to enjoy upon entering your home.
Well-placed seasonal blankets, that invite people to come in, get under the blanket, and enjoy a cup of hot cider, are an excellent way to make your home cozy and inviting. Remember to look for designs that will carry you through both Halloween and Thanksgiving.
What would a throw blanket be without throw pillows? They’d be lonely – and not nearly as cozy. It’s tempting when getting throw pillows to go a little overboard – there are so many darling designs to choose from that all seem to scream, “Buy me!” from the shelves. Difficult though it may be, try to stick to just a couple of inviting fall scenes that compliment your existing decor.
This may be an obvious choice, but nothing is cozier than candlelight. It’s nostalgic, comforting, and represents warmth. When it comes to choosing candles, scent matters! Think of aromas that make your guests think you have been baking all day – apple pie, pumpkin (anything), chocolate chip cookies, and banana bread.
Wood wick candles are a fabulous choice for fall – the wood wick crackles like a campfire! For optimum coziness, look for jars that will cast an inviting glow as they burn through the wax.
Other mood lighting
There are several other ways you can up your coziness game when it comes to lighting. Small lamps that give off soft light, string lights, and little fireplaces will have your home feeling like an irresistible retreat in no time!
The best way to give your home a warm, cozy, fall vibe is to start with the front door — wreaths, welcome mats, and other seasonal decor — and then carry that throughout the home with soft lighting, seasonal colors, and textures that warm and delight.
Kat Hobza has lived in Montana since she was nine, and was raised in the mountains west of Victor, Montana. There she learned to hunt, fish, shoot competitively, chop and stack firewood, and drive on icy or muddy roads. Kat has over two decades of experience in professional writing and content marketing. When she’s not crafting copy for Glacier Sotheby’s International Realty, she’s either hanging with her hilarious adult kids or soaking up the sun somewhere – a riverbank, a golf course, or her deck.
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