A Home That Tells Your Story

A Home That Tells Your StoryAlexandra Angle Interior Design
via House Beautiful November 2017

We all long to make our house a home. This time of year, I feel like we especially crave a sense of “belonging” in our home. Ya’ know what I mean? As we are getting all cozy and nestled into our home for the season and the holidays, I believe we are (maybe even subconsciously) creating the life we want, too. We’re hopefully designing an ambience and mood to facilitate an experience.

If you’re a regular here, you’ve heard me say it before but the creation of a home and life are quite intertwined. Our home can inspire us and be inspired by us. This incredible room (above) from this month’s House Beautiful (Alexandra Angle Interior Design) so beautifully conjures up a mood that reflects the life of the people who live there. I bet the owners truly feel as though they belong in that space. (I’d happily belong there, too, hahah!).

When our home reflects our heart, our soul, our life, our family, we can’t help but feel warm fuzzy feelings about the place we live. How we design our home tells our story in so many ways! And how we design our home can write our story, too.

A Home That Tells Your Story

You might remember that I shared some of my thoughts on this in Love the Home You Have, but today I’d love to hear your thoughts! Let’s chat.

Are you mindful of the life you want to live as you design your home?

Do you consider a sense of “belonging” in your home?

Have you started thinking about the upcoming holidays? What mood and experience do you want to create in your home?

PS. I’m SO excited about the upcoming holidays! YAY! Stay tuned, friends. We’ll be sharing aaaall the inspiration.

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Are you hosting a fall, Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering in your home this year? PSA …. if you’re in the States, we have just 37 days before Thanksgiving (ahhh!). I am actually SO excited about hosting Thanksgiving this year! Last year things were pretty chaotic and we didn’t even have a kitchen, so you best believe I’ll be savoring the more calm atmosphere this year.

5 Must-Haves for Your Fall Home (And The Cozy Fall Shop)

Now that there is a fall chill in the air, I have started to work on making my home cozy and comfortable (if you missed my post on bringing our sectional to our living room you can read it here, and my post on texture is here).

I’m more motivated to pull spaces together knowing that soon we’ll have friends and family gathered together for holidays and of course, just in general we’ll be curling up here more often trying to stay warm and comfy. Jack’s already got the comfy part down!

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I don’t worry about making anything perfect this time of year, but rather I consider ways I can improve elements like the overall mood and comfort as well as making rooms feel extra welcoming for upcoming gatherings. It’s such a fun time of year for homebodies, isn’t it?

In today’s post you’ll find inviting spaces and 5 must haves for your fall rooms!

Plus, don’t miss my Cozy Fall Shop at the end!

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1. An inviting conversation area for people to gather.

A set of cozy chairs and bookcases filled with books will invite everyone to curl up and stay awhile.

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2. A warm mood with lamps and flickering flames.

(No fireplace? No worries, battery operated or real candles on a shelf or table stand in just fine.)

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3. A reading spot with a footstool for the ultimate in fall comfort.

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4. A few touchable winter textiles in the living room.

Try faux fur blankets and pillows on furnishings and add a rug to ground your conversation area.

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5. Comfortable chairs so people will want to linger around the table.

Are you hosting any holidays this year?

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Hey friends, if you are in the mood for fall nesting (and WHO ISN’T?!),
click the banner to check out my Cozy Fall Shop!

5 Must-Haves for Your Fall Home (And The Cozy Fall Shop)

5 Must-Haves for Your Fall Home (And The Cozy Fall Shop)

Find more of my favorite cozy home decor and furnishings in my shops below:

My Cozy Fall Shop (find more items here!)

Beds

Rugs

Lighting

Sofas

Doormats

Fireplace Accessories

My books:   Find Simple Gatherings (my newest book!) and my other home decor books!

5 Must-Haves for Your Fall Home (And The Cozy Fall Shop)
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