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10 Ways to Cozy Up Your Nest for Fall

Craving cozy? Celebrate the chilly weather with these 10 home decor ideas that honor autumn

Published on: September 30, 2015

The kids are back to school, the weather is finally cooling down and fall leaves are in full splendor. Our favorite season is finally here and we can’t wait to cozy up in our homes. Here are our top 10 ways to get the house ready for fall, from new pillows to blankets and forts.

Photo Credit: Pottery Barn

Cozy blankets

Add oodles of blankets to your nest for the ultimate cozy setting. Try layering different materials and throw sizes to create the perfect space for comfort. These cozy cable knit blankets are one of our favorite ways to wrap up in fall warmth. This soft throw is made of cotton and reverses to a plush faux sheepskin. You’ll want to wrap up in this throw for hours while binging on Netflix. 


Photo Credit: Lowe’s

Fall mantle

Announce your love for fall with a seasonally appropriate mantle. Pair a burlap fall harvest banner, reading “Give Thanks” with everyone’s favorite fall decorations of gourds and pumpkins. Add some artwork, wreathes and a few candles to make for a Autumn masterpiece. 


Photo Credit: Bed, Bath & Beyond

Pillow magic

Spruce up your living space with new pillows! This Autumn Word Throw Pillow will let everyone who enters your home know of your obsession with fall.  Pair with solid colored pillows in orange, gold, green and burgundy for a real fall feeling. Filling your seating area with warm toned pillows will make for an extra cozy setting. 


Photo Credit: Land of Nod

Build a fort!

Create a warm and cozy corner with the multi-dot print kids teepee for both child and adult alike.  Pile it high with blankets and pillows for the ideal place to relax and enjoy in snuggly comfort. Add books for an instant reading corner for your little ones and not-so-little ones. 


Photo Credit: Crate & Barrel 

Soft, fall lighting

Bask in the warm and comforting glow of candles by using them as a centerpiece. Display with some of your favorite fall items on a tray for a nice focal point. Add in some scented candles to fill your home with the smell of fall. Bath and Body Works has some awesome scented candles in scents from Sweater Weather to Leaves and Pumpkin Apple. 


Photo Credit: Chessa Moore-Charlotte

Harvest decor

Print up fall art for your walls! This Fall Printable from Antsi-Pants has all of our favorite fall sayings and showcases beautifully on your fall mantle. Print an extra large size one at Costco for added impact. 


Photo Credit: Pier1

Cozy, rustic fall front doors & porches

Quickly and simply add a bright touch of sparkle to your front door with an autumn wreath. The Faux Sparkle Berry Wreath showcases sparkling amber and cranberry-colored faux berries for a delightful entrance to your home. 


Photo Credit: Wit and Whistle

Pressed leaf artwork

Take your kids on a fall leaf hunt to add some fall art to your walls. Wit and Whistle has the perfect tutorial on how to press leaves for display. Showcase your leaf treasures in fun frames or just glue them to card stock and hang for easy display. 


Photo Credit: Ikea

Layers of rugs

Adding rugs to bare floors or even more rugs to your favorite rooms can create a modern and extra cozy effect. Layering rugs with a classic sheepskin will add a warm effect to your bedroom and/or living room. Your feet will appreciate the toasty feelings of comfort on cold, chilly mornings. 

Photo Credit: Rebecca Mongrain

Chunky texture

Add some chunky texture to your decor with yarn and fabric. Gather up leftover vases and displaced pottery and give them a second life by wrapping bulky yarn or rustic fabric around them. This quick and easy, DIY project takes just a few minutes to complete. Using a glue gun, glue yarn to glass and ceramic containers before winding them around your vessels. Glue or tuck the other end into the previous rows of yarn. You can also wrap fabric around your vases and tie them on with rope or bulky pieces of yarn.

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