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?)?
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!
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 Cozy Fall Morning Routine
Day Eight: Fall Puttering
Day Nine: Simple Ways to Create a Welcoming Fall Porch
Day Ten: TODAY!
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