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Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines

by | Sep 13, 2018 | Rhythm + Routine

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Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines

I woke up yesterday morning to a definite chill in the air! I loved it and wore a sweater and boots because I could.

One of my favorite things is enjoying cozy fall mornings. I realized this week that I haven’t quite got in my daily fall rhythm, so my mornings aren’t as cozy as I want them to be yet. I’m ready to fix that.

I’ve written quite a bit in my books and on the blog over the years about my Four Daily Routines for housekeeping. Keeping things simple is so motivating and inspiring for me, but that idea got me thinking.

Why not have four cozy morning routines for fall?

If we want to savor something, we have to get in the right state of mind for it and be deliberate about making it happen.

So I came up with four cozy fall morning routines!

Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines

4 Cozy Fall Morning Routines:

1. Morning Mindset

Start the day with a fall mindset. What do you want to focus on this season? Make it a part of your mornings. When the house is quiet and cool, put on your fuzzy slippers or socks, grab a sweater and go to a comfy spot.

You could bring a book if you like to read, do devotions or use a notebook to jot notes or read affirmations   — but don’t turn on any social media. Let yourself savor at least a few cozy fall moments alone, in the peace and quiet of the early minutes of the morning, before you head off into the day.

Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines

2.  Tasty Traditions

There are so many things to love about fall, not the least of which is all the yummy hot beverages to warm up your hands and get the day started on a comfortable note.

What is your favorite fall drink? Set up a little fall beverage station with everything you need for a fall morning. Find your favorite fall mugs and have them ready! Some of my kitchen sources are here, including my favorite stainless stovetop espresso maker. (pictured in the top photo on this post) and milk frother/steamer.

I love making my morning coffee with steamed oatmilk (the only brand I like these days is Oatly, but it’s been hard to find lately), and then sprinkling on some cinnamon or nutmeg on the top for an extra fallish touch. Some mornings I prefer tea, maybe a Chai or Earl Gray. A morning tea ritual would be a lovely fall habit!

Related Posts: How We Make Our Coffee in a Stovetop Espresso Maker /// How We Make Pour Over Coffee /// Vanilla Bourbon Latte: Make Your Morning Coffee Cozier for Fall /// Delicious Pumpkin Spice Oat Milk Latte Recipe and Pumpkin Banana Muffin /// Fall Mug Round Up

Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines

3. Delighting Your Senses

What are the coziest sights, sounds, scents you love in the fall?

A clean kitchen the night before makes your senses very happy in the morning. I would not be pleased to wake up and smell dirty dishes in the sink, so sometimes the morning routine actually has to start the night before to be a success. If this isn’t yet a habit, set a goal for a clean kitchen every day and see how it changes your perspective!

I’m obsessed with my daily morning ritual of filling my diffusers*** with oils so my whole house smells like fall. *The oils I use are here*I highly recommend them for your fall & winter wellness arsenal and cozy vibes without the toxins!

I love to turn on music in the mornings! I make seasonal playlists so it is easy to just turn on my favorite tunes as I’m making coffee. Click HERE for some of my music playlists (including my current fave–the Fall Puttering Playlist!). What are your favorite artists?

Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines

4. Savoring Your Sanctuary

Remember, your home is your sanctuary this fall! Do little things in the morning to make it feel super inviting, cozy and comforting all day.

Make your bed every morning, it sets the right trajectory for success and peace in the day. Then quickly pick up the dirty clothes and wipe up the sinks and counters in the bathroom and kitchen as a gift to yourself.

Make your home your haven. Perhaps get in a simple morning habit for your fall home, like setting a tasseled throw blanket over the edge of a sofa or bed before you head to work. That way you’ll have something comfy to look forward to when you curl up at the end of the day.

I hope these simple ideas will inspire you to come up with your own fall morning routines!

Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines
Grab your copy of my new book, A Lovely Life: Savoring Simple Joys in Every Season
Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines
Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines

Some of my favorite fall finds are in my Cozy Fall Shop

Find decor for your home in my shop here

Grab your cozy fall diffuser here

Happy Fall Nesting!

Related Posts:

How to Savor Morning Rituals to Have a Better Day

My Morning Rituals + Five Morning Gadgets I Can’t Live Without

Four Cozy Fall Morning Routines

What are some of your favorite fall morning rituals? Share in the comments or show us on Instagram, follow and tag me @theinspiredroom and use the hashtag! #fallnesting


  1. Angela

    I think my brain and heart are ready for the calendar time of fall, but in Texas we never experience the change in weather associated with fall. Sweaters are a rare need. We are just happy when the highs are only in the mid-80s! Still, it’s nice to know that some places do get to enjoy it.

  2. Deanna Rabe

    Melissa, these are great ideas! I love being intentional in my choices for my life.

  3. Karen Ratzlaff

    Fall is my favorite season (though where I live in CA it’s not too dramatic) and I’m glad to finally start wearing my sweaters too! I just pulled out some of my pretty antique paisley wool throws and shawls to drape on furniture and throw over my shoulders on the cooling nights.

  4. Pat M.

    Any time for MY morning rituals after waking (even though I’m retired) has to come after my two excited-to-begin-their-day dogs are let outside, given a treat for doing their business, then fed and provided with fresh water for the day. By then, I’m afraid that gradually and comfortably “easing” in to the day has already passed. Still, while reading your post, I can imagine what it would be like. Sigh…….

  5. Sandi

    I love your ideas! I always enjoy a cup of tea first thing but as the weather gets cold I sometimes have hot cocoa. Hugs,

  6. Jo Jo

    Great suggestions and love how you speak of having a cozifying Fall mindset! For me, my rituals will be to opening the shade over our garden window in our kitchen so the morning light flows in, making myself an ice cofee( I am still wanting cold in the mornings because it’s still pretty warm here yet) or tea, head out for a morning walk around town, weather permitting, and yes, making sure my home is filled with great, homey scents via cooking or my home scents/ infuser. ???

  7. Cathy Seabury

    Hi! Cozy house! Where is the decanter/diffuser from? I love it!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hi Cathy! Thanks so much! Here’s the link to the diffuser, it’s actually on a great sale right now until Tuesday! >>

  8. Linda

    Hi Melissa,

    Fall is often the time I redo rooms at home (not exactly getting cozy with all the brushes, dropcloths, etc. :) ) I am redecorating the guest room, and would like to know what is the color paint in your office? I like the seagull grey in your bedroom. Grey is hard to get right in a room where a grey seems to look kind of dull at night. Thanks!

  9. Daisy Rowaro

    Absolutely awesome post! Loved it!

  10. Rachel

    I’ve started making my bed every morning again and it does make a difference!

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