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Design Tips to Make Your Apartment Cozy For Fall

As the air begins to become crisp and leaves start to drop, people start to cozy up inside for Fall. With the days getting shorter, it would be nice to have a warm and festive place to come home to. It does not have to be time-consuming or complicated to create the perfect little fall corner. Whether it is simple lights or a new blanket on your couch, here are some simple ways to create your home the comfiest and most festive it has been yet.

Pumpkin it Up

Since pumpkins are the token plant of fall, try adding a few small pumpkins or gourds around the house. They can make for beautiful centerpieces on a dining table or a festive decoration on a coffee table. You can just set them on the table, put them in a wooden bowl, or in a glass vase. Another plus is that they last for a long time!

Add a Wreath

Wreaths are not just a decoration for the winter season now! You can buy one or you can DIY your own. You can use pinecones, sticks from outside, burlap, faux leaves, and anything else you think you would look good. String it with some ribbon and put it on your door, window, or shelf to add a touch of Fall design.

Break out the Blankets and Rugs

With the Fall bringing the chilly weather, more blankets and rugs are needed to keep your home warm. While a blanket has a technical purpose, a cozy knit blanket also is a beautiful touch when draped over a couch. You could also add one to the end of a bed, and on the porch to make sure the coziness travels all around the house. You can buy one or DIY a cable knit throw that does not require knitting. Rugs may not seem like they do much, but by adding mats to your bathroom and kitchen, they can keep your feet from getting cold!

Bring the Outside in

Although you may not be going outside as much, that does not mean you have to be a stranger to it. Bring some of the outside in by collecting small twigs and pinecones again. Paint some of them gold or silver for a dash of sparkle and put them in a glass container. You could also collect fall leaves, place them on a bulletin board or poster and cover it with a Mod Podge to have a beautiful wall decoration.

Lighting and Candles

Some of the best scents happen in the fall. Whether it is apple cinnamon or pumpkin spice, these scents can make your home smell great. If you are using a candle though, be sure to follow all safety precautions and never leave it unattended. Keep it away from any hanging cloth and always have a fire extinguisher nearby. A safer alternative may be to use a flameless, battery-operated candle. For lighting use lamps or add twinkly lights around any room (inside and outside). Getting rid of the harsh overhead light is a simple touch that will make your home feel as cozy as can be. 

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