Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Fall home refresh –  sponsored by World Market

I couldn’t be more excited about the beginning of fall! The weather was gorgeous in Seattle yesterday, so it was fun to be outside and see the leaves already turning! But home is where my heart is, so here are five of my favorite fall home refresh tips to bring new life to a space:

1. Design a welcoming area for people to gather.

It’s so important to have a dining table refreshed and ready for fall. The more welcoming your dining area is, the more your home will come alive with what matters most, your friends and family!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!
Simply adding a runner or placements plus a bowl or a lantern as a centerpiece can make your table feel extra inviting.

I got my table runner from World Market last spring and the lanterns just a couple of weeks ago. They have so many great items for setting a table and making it welcoming, I always find the best stuff there (you can find fall items I love at the end of this post).

2. Invite in warmth with lamps and lanterns.

On a chilly fall night, you’ll want to have candles, lamps and lanterns you can light or turn on to warm up the room, even when it’s getting dark outside!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

Round Tassel Pillow / Embroidered Pillow / Similar Stool / Similar DaybedBamboo Shades

3. Soften every space with layers.

I don’t think you can have enough layers in fall spaces.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Blue and White Rug

You can use an area rug or runner to soften a hard floor, or even layer one over another rug to define a space and add color. Jack is a real fan of rugs because he can get cozy, nap or watch for funny business in comfort around the house.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Runners

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Left Pillow / Right Pillow

Pillows are an invitation to relax and get comfortable, so pile those plump and cozy pillows everywhere. Add extras to your sofa, daybed, chairs and bed.

Everyone in your home, including your furry members, will thank you for thinking of their comfort.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Baskets

4. Multiply textures and function with baskets.

So, how many baskets are too many? Honestly, I’m not sure you can have too many. Organic elements bring life to a room!

Baskets not only add texture, but they are a stylish decorative element as well as bring organization to any room. I love pieces that serve more than one purpose!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!Macrame Basket

Hang some baskets on the wall, set a few on shelves to store and display your cozy blankets, tuck a couple here and there to stash all the unsightly things, and use them to cover up plastic plant pots which can elevate a plant to be a statement piece in a room.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

Basket / Similar Rug / Navy Pillows / Macrame Pillow

5. Bring in your favorite little touches.

It’s the little things that bring a home to life, so make them more personal to show off your unique style. What do you love? A fun new dish towel doesn’t take up much space in the kitchen, but can add so much personality, style and a seasonal touch to your home.

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!
What are the elements that speak to you this time of year? Add more of those. It’s your home, make it your own.

Your home will come to life as you fill it with fall comforts, your stories and own unique style (and of course, your favorite people and furry friends.)

What are your favorite ways to refresh your home in the fall?

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

Fall Home Refresh: 5 Ways to Bring Your Home to Life!

 

CATCH UP ON THE FALL NESTING SERIES:

Day One: An Autumn Mindset
Day Two: 20 Little Things
Day Three: Cozying Up the House with Shutters
Day Four: How to Decorate Your Coffee Table in Any Season
Day Five: Fall House Tour
Day Six: Embrace Your Style (and adapt as needed)
Day Seven: Your Fall Morning Routine
Day Eight: Fall Puttering
Day Nine: Simple Ways to Create a Welcoming Fall Porch
Day Ten: Make Your Bedroom a Cozy Retreat
Day Eleven: TODAY!

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Transform Your Bedroom into a Cozy Retreat

Transform Your Bedroom into a Cozy Retreat

Transform Your Bedroom into a Cozy Retreat

Yesterday morning as I got out of bed and started heading into the kitchen, I realized it was quite chilly in the house. Hello, fall? Is that you? That realization might come as a shock to those of you still experiencing summer temperatures. While it’s getting chillier, I haven’t yet turned our heat on (even though I’ve been tempted). So I’d say it’s that “in between” time here in the PNW.

Anyway, as I was heading toward the kitchen I realized something very important was missing…my slippers! Where were my fuzzy sock slippers that I put on in the morning this time of year so my feet don’t freeze? There’s nothing less pleasant to me than cold feet. Ha! I needed to go find my slippers, but they were not conveniently located at all.

It’s always the smallest things, like being prepared with a cozy throw in cooler temps or knowing where your fuzzy socks or slippers are, that make fall and winter more pleasant.

Even if it’s still hot where you live, is it fun to think about how it will feel in cooler weather (or do you prefer the heat?)?

Transform Your Bedroom into a Cozy RetreatCane Bed / Reversible Shams / QuiltTassel Pillow / Shutters

Round Pillow / Similar Lamp One or Two / Curtains: HomeGoods

The coziest bedroom this time of year will be made up of many little comforts, such as:

clean and tidy spaces to make nesting feel so comforting
a cozy bed with just the right soft layers for feeling snug as a bug
a warm rug (or slipper socks!) for your feet when you leap out of bed (do you leap out of bed or drag yourself?)
do you like to put on a bathrobe or sweater or sweatshirt when you get up in the morning?

make sure you have adjustable lighting for reading and dressing + light control for sleeping.
set a stack of books or magazines by the bed (a basket can corral them into a tidy stack)
find a folding tray for breakfast in bed (treat yourself to special luxuries, even if no one is treating you!).

Take a look at your bedroom today.

What might be missing or added for the season ahead?

Is it time to add more layers? (I had to add my beloved furry blanket the other night!).

What about a rug for the floor or curtains at the window?

Do you switch the bedding for fall? Maybe a set of darker sheets or different quilt?

What would make your room feel like a more inviting and comfortable retreat to curl up in?

Have fun preparing yourself and your room for a cozy season!

Transform Your Bedroom into a Cozy Retreat

Transform Your Bedroom into a Cozy Retreat

CATCH UP ON THE FALL NESTING SERIES:

A Round up of Fall Doormats
The Inspired Room Cozy Fall Shop

Day One: An Autumn Mindset
Day Two: 20 Little Things
Day Three: Cozying Up the House with Shutters
Day Four: How to Decorate Your Coffee Table in Any Season
Day Five: Fall House Tour
Day Six: Embrace Your Style (and adapt as needed)
Day Seven: Your Cozy Fall Morning Routine
Day Eight: Fall Puttering
Day Nine: Simple Ways to Create a Welcoming Fall Porch
Day Ten: TODAY!

Books by The Inspired Room:

Love the Home You Have / The Inspired Room / Make Room for What You LoveThe Inspired Room Coloring Book / Simple Decorating / Simple Gatherings / Simple Organizing

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