Today I have a super simple and pretty fall idea to share with you. I hope it will inspire you to think outside-the-throw-blanket and maybe do a little extra cozying up of your home this week!
Plus, it’s BUT WHERE DO I PUT THE COUCH? BOOK LAUNCH DAY (scroll down for details)!
Fall is an ideal time for mixing up textiles and adding new layers of comfort and style to existing pieces.
Who doesn’t feel a little cozier on a chilly day surrounded by more layers?
Feeling chilly reminds me of my grandma who always wanted me to wear long pants and a sweater when it dipped below 77 degrees. (Now I am the one always suggesting more layers to the youngin’s, ha! I love sweaters and cozy pants.)
You can think of fall decorating in the same way. Look around for what would feel cozier with an extra layer.
A buffet table? A bench? An ottoman? A dresser?
We all know that adding a throw blanket to a chair or sofa makes the room seem a bit cozier. But anyone can do that! Give your room an element of surprise and add your flair.
Bring more warmth and personality to furniture pieces with unique textures such as a tapestry or woven rug, a table runner, curtain panel, or even a scarf!
Try pairing items in unexpected ways, such as layering a table runner or a small pretty rug over an ottoman or bench.
Yes, you can do that!
Newsflash, small rugs don’t have to stay on the floor and table runners don’t have to stay on tables.
Remember when I put a rug on the wall? I decided to use that same rug on my bench last week. And why not? Besides upping the cozy factor of more texture, playing with a fresh combination of colors, patterns and elements gives a room or your furniture a new look.
Don’t overthink decorating. Just have fun puttering around the house, trying new or unexpected things together. Pretty soon, your own signature style will emerge and you’ll feel snug as a bug in a rug this fall.
Today is launch day for my new book But Where Do I Put The Couch? (and Answers to 100 Other Decorating Questions)!
YAHOO! KariAnne and I are SO excited to celebrate the release of this new book with you! Follow us on Instagram The Inspired Room and Thistlewood Farms), you just might catch us doing some fun giveaways and answering decorating questions LIVE on video in our stories this week!
Do you have a decorating question? Leave a comment below! We’d love to pick a few to answer this week!
If you come up with a creative decorating idea in your home or are simply doing some fall nesting, show me on social media (be sure to tag me @theinspiredroom and use the #fallnesting or #butwheredoiputthecouch hashtag!). I’d love to see what you’re up to and share some ideas in my stories!
Don’t forget that comments and questions on my posts and Instagram feed enter you into a monthly giveaway for a surprise box from me!
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Tomorrow we are kicking off a blog hop tour with the awesome bloggers listed below. Each one will post on a different day, so I’ll update their links as their posts go live! (There will be a huge giveaway on these posts too, so don’t miss it!).