Fall In Love with Charming and Cozy Rooms

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I always like a cozy vibe in a home, but the transition to fall always confirms it.

When I think of the perfect fall or even winter houses, I picture a little more warmth, charm and character. Something almost huggable. A place you could curl up, nestle in and feel right at home. It might be the color palette, maybe it’s the plaid, it could even be the extra layers of rugs and throw blankets.

A fall house will always be cozy.

Perhaps you have your own idea of what would make a perfect fall house!

Even if it is still hot where you are, I hope these rooms inspire you to look forward to those crisp fall days ahead.

Which inspiration room speaks to you the most and why? Let’s chat in the comments!

Fall In Love with Charming and Cozy Rooms
New England Home

Fall In Love with Charming and Cozy Rooms
New England Home Magazine

Fall In Love with Charming and Cozy Rooms
New England Home

Fall In Love with Charming and Cozy Rooms
New England Home Magazine

Fall In Love with Charming and Cozy RoomsBHG

Fall In Love with Charming and Cozy Rooms
New England Home

Fall In Love with Charming and Cozy Rooms
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Fall In Love with Charming and Cozy Rooms

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Fall Pillows + How I Store My Seasonal Pillows

Fall Pillows + How I Store My Seasonal Pillows

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Cozy fall pillows can transform a room from summer to fall in no time at all. But trying to find storage for a lot of off-season pillows? That can be a challenge. Especially in a small house! This summer I was determined to solve my pillow woes once and for all because the storage situation was really getting out of hand. My husband was giving me the stink eye every time I brought a few more pillows home and yet, I couldn’t help it :).

Hi, I’m Melissa and I really like pillows.

Now, if you are more of a minimalist and like to keep your house pretty streamlined, you probably can’t relate to the joy that is found in seasonal pillows. Bless. But for many of us, cozy cable knit pillows in the fall, velvet pillows in the winter and pretty patterned pillows in a cheerful palette in the spring can “spark a lot of joy”. Maybe too much joy, but still.

Fall Pillows + How I Store My Seasonal Pillows

Summer pillows on the daybed. I’ll show you my fall daybed pillows in an upcoming post.

For years I really wanted to do a pillow pare down, but just kept putting it off. And every season the numbers of pillows seemed to increase, rather than decrease. Since we have such limited space to store extras in this house, I realized it was finally time to get serious about paring down.

I started the pillow decluttering process by assessing the quality of my pillows. I like heavier firm but squishable down-like pillows, not flat or floppy or foamy ones. For being a generally indecisive person, I am a pretty picky pillow person!

A NOTE ON PILLOW FORMS: For those of you who asked which forms I like the best, many of them I already had, but I recently bought a couple I really like. They are heavy and squishable feather and down. You can find the ones I have here in the 22 x 22 size as well as other sizes. Also note to buy them a size or two BIGGER than your covers so they’ll be extra fluffy :).

I pared down the pillows that didn’t meet the quality standard and only kept the quality of pillow inserts I really liked. If I liked the cover and it had a zipper, I donated the flat insert that was inside and just hung onto the cover. Next I matched up inserts to pillow covers to make sure I had the right sized inserts for a set of seasonal covers. I also hung onto pillows I liked that could be used in many seasons.

Fall Pillows + How I Store My Seasonal Pillows

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I’ve always kept a big basket in my bedroom or another room (like the one above pictured in my old bedroom) to toss in extra pillows. A basket can work great as a way hold those accent pillows from the bed when you sleep or as a place to put your sleeping pillows when you make the bed.

But for seasonal pillows, I was excited for the day I would be organized enough to just switch the covers on the same set of quality pillow inserts at the end of the season. I love that one set of pillows can just stay on the furniture or beds and only the seasonal covers need to be stored (which obviously takes up a lot less room). It isn’t always easy to find new covers without inserts, but at least it helps to look for pillows that have zippers on the covers so you can more easily pare down and they’ll take up less space.

Do you have seasonal pillow issues or solutions? 

Fall Pillows + How I Store My Seasonal Pillows

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Fall Pillows + How I Store My Seasonal Pillows
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