Home Makeover: 5 Ways to Cozy Up Your House for Fall

Besides thinking up creative Halloween costumes and cooking up some of my favorite fall foods, one of my favorite things about October is that I finally get to add cozy touches to my home. My house looks different each season. In the spring and summer, it feels bright, airy and light. And in the fall and winter, it feels cozy, warm, and comfortable. The best part about changing up my décor is that it doesn’t take much effort at all. With just a few simple touches to each room, I immediately feel ready for crunchy leaves and sweater weather.

Without further ado, here are 5 easy and inexpensive ways to cozy up each room of your home this season…
styling and photo by Magdalena Martin
1. For your family room: get a cozy throw blanket.
I love bringing out all of my softest and coziest blankets to snuggle up on the couch with during the colder months. Most people have a nice fuzzy blanket on hand, so this is a change you can make without spending a dime. And if you’re looking to spend a little on a fresh throw, opt for one that will feels like fall to get you in the spirit.
Home Makeover: 5 Ways to Cozy Up Your House for Fall
2. For your dining room: change up your table scape.
In the summertime, I usually place a row of succulents down my dining room table with seashells scattered around. But during the fall, I like to opt for a warmer color scheme, using natural décor like pinecones, colored leaves, and white mini pumpkins. You can also add apples, squash, cranberries and candles into the mix for a fall feel.
Home Makeover: 5 Ways to Cozy Up Your House for Fall
3. For your kitchen: treat yourself to fresh fall flowers.
Just as some flowers seem perfect for the spring and summer months, other blooms, like chrysanthemums and sunflowers, are ideal for fall. Adding fresh flowers to your kitchen (or really any room in your house) will make it feel festive and fresh. I like to make sure I know which flowers are in season before buying a fall bouquet from my local farmer’s market.
Home Makeover: 5 Ways to Cozy Up Your House for Fall
4. For your living room: add candles to your fireplace.
A blazing fire adds the best cozy feeling to a living room in the wintertime. But since we’re in fall, a time that is a little spookier, I suggest adding tons of candles to your fireplace for a warm, peaceful feel. When winter rolls around, you will be excited to change things up with a log fire.
Home Makeover: 5 Ways to Cozy Up Your House for Fall
 5. For your bedroom: get a heavier comforter.
When the weather gets cooler, I like to swap out my lightweight summer bedding for my warm winter bedding. It’s heavier and cozier. If you can’t budget for an entirely new set of bedding this fall, just buy a cozy blanket and throw it on top of your comforter for added warmth.

If you give these décor tricks a try, let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below!

What’s your favorite way to make your home feel cozy for fall?

Team LC

Photos: Magdalena Martin, Sophia’s Decor, Katelyn Brooke Blog, 333 Park, Shabby Chic
Categories: Allison Norton, Contributors, Decorate
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  • Ashley

    The first picture and the candles in the fireplace one speak to me the most. I must associate being cozy with being warm. :)


  • Ana Sofia

    Love somes of these ideas!!


  • suzanne

    I love seasonal decorating! Love how cosy everything looks :)
    Suzanne from http://www.writtenbysuzanne.com

  • Katelin Absher

    Great Ideas!! I always add candles in the fireplace like that! It looks awesome!! :)


  • Nichole

    These are pretty similar ideas to Tia and Tamera Mowry website that was posted in September http://tiaandtameraofficial.com/blog/post/tia-5-ways-to-cozy-up-your-home-for-fall-for-free-seasonal-decor

    Great ideas! Love the fall season xx

  • Dani marie

    I love all these ideas to transition your home to a warm and cozy feel. Nothing warms a home more than candles and soft, comfy blankets!

    Thank you for the ideas!

    Dani Marie

  • Amy Breckenridge

    i always bring out my faux fur blankets in the fall! they really do make a nice warm difference :) and i’d love to put candles in my fireplace but i’m afraid of my cat phoebe knocking them all down!

  • Anna elizabeth

    I just bought two great faux fur throws for the fall/winter season I think that’s the easiest way to “”cozy”” up your home! I also just made two DIY pillow cases for our bed and leather sofa and posted the tutorial on my blog! Here’s a picture of how we decorated our (tiny) apartment room for this season!


    DIY Pillow Covers Tutorial: http://www.annaelizabethevents.com/diy.html

  • Deanne Castro

    Love faux fur blankets! It makes a huge difference in warming up a space!

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  • Ashley Rizzardo

    I am all about the blankets! My roommate and I have like a collection that we are just waiting to bust out!


  • stephaniesstyle

    I definitely need a new blanket for fall.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  • Ashley

    I’m a sucker for a great fall/winter throw!

  • Carina Stewart

    Great ideas!


  • Isabel Cloutier

    I love the fall season specifically for those reasons!!


  • Jessie

    These are great ideas! I always love a fireplace filled with candles! I also really love the look of adding fur pillows or a fur throw to the couch when things start getting cold outside!


  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Ok so #1 and 5 are my favorite!! Being cozy during the colder months is a must, especially when you live in Canada.

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  • sneha sharma

    Loved the 4th and 5th suggested option. Gonna a try

  • Dana

    Always buy fresh flowers(love mums) for the fall<3

  • Hannah Nelson

    Fall scented candles are my absolute favorite. I want to try adding candles to my fire place like suggestion #4 and a new comfy throw to my family room!

  • Mameri

    I put candles everywhere, my favorite is pumpkin spice! I also pile on blankets on my bed for more snuggle time. You also see my hunting supplies everywhere since it’s hunting season :)

  • Melissa mould

    i absolutely love the fur throw. I’m desperate for one in my home, especially for winter

    Mel x
    UK Style blogger

  • Allegra

    Beautiful fall home and decor!


  • nicole Smith

    I love the candles in the fireplace. It looks really pretty and makes it feel like fall.

  • Melissa Beale

    the candles and fresh fall flowers are a perfect fit!

  • oceangirl25

    Great ideas! I already have cozy blankets on the sofa in my dorm, and at home, my mom recently filled our fireplace with candles!!!

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  • Magdalena Martin

    The top picture with the living room and sofa, happends to be my livingroom and my picture. Please add my name as photographer and link to my page when using my pictures.
    Kind regards,
    Magdalena Martin
    Photographer, Paris

  • chicandsequined

    that bed looks so pretty and comfy!


  • maddy t

    Great ideas!.. they for sure evoke the feeling of fall and comfort

  • Michelle Piedrahita

    Love these ideas <3

  • lolcutie

    That candle idea is so awesome!! Its such a good idea!

  • Taanjaa

    I love the candle idea for the fireplace, such an amazing idea!


  • Nathaly Guardado

    Luv it

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  • Haley acuff

    i love the fall flowers. they are so vibrant.

  • Tara Skelley

    Love fall! And tweaking a couple decor items can make it so cozy :)
    I just finished adding some fall touches:

  • katie at Miss enchanting

    Gorgeous photos and ideas!

    I love having soft blankets and throws around the living room area. Nothing beats cosy weekends snuggled under a comfy blanket. The candles in the fireplace is a brilliant idea and looks effortlessly stylish.

    Katie x


  • incredikathi

    I love throwing cozy blankets on top of beds! :)


  • claire

    Lots and lots of pillows!

  • azucena

    loving the first pic

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  • Robyn s

    I’d love to know where to get those driftwood lamps. Great endpieces! I’m def gonna try some of these tips.

  • aJAY13

    use apple-cinnamon candles to add more warmth.

  • https://www.facebook.com/monika.vilardo.9?ref=tn_tnmn Monika Vilardo

    I love the big comfy throw in the first picture; can anyone tell me where I can buy a similar one?!

  • Shelaine Morrison

    I just wrote two blogs on all the fall decorations I do. I like to go a bit more festive with my decor. But I also like to throw in lots of woven pieces…


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