Home Sweet Home Blog Series. Post #3
The third post of the Home Sweet Home Blog Series is all about making your home feel cozy. It is perfect timing considering today is the first day of fall! I am so excited about this season and to talk about this topic.
When I think of a cozy home, I think of a place that is warm, inviting, and makes people feel at home. I love to create a cozy environment in our home especially during the fall and Christmas season. I have had several of my friends tell me how cozy our home is, so I wanted to share a few ways of how I get that cozy feel.
•Blankets– There is nothing like snuggling up on the couch under a warm, cozy blanket. When the weather starts to cool off, I make sure I have a basket of blankets nearby. I also usually have one or two blankets on the sofa within arms reach. I especially love the cozy look and texture of knit throws.
•Throw Pillows– Throw pillows go along with the blankets. They are comfy to snuggle up on and they always make your sofa more inviting. I change out my pillows or pillow covers for the season. You can’t beat the pretty fall colors and patterns. This is an easy way to incorporate different textures and colors.
Gingham Pillow: Ballard Designs
Pumpkin Pillow: Pottery Barn
Throw Blanket: Pottery Barn
•Fall Scent-Whether it is a diffuser blend, a candle, or a simmering pot of potpourri, making your house smell like fall instantly makes it more cozy. Right now I either do a diffuser blend or a candle, but this year I definitely want to try the potpourri.
Fall Diffuser Blend: 2 drops of orange, one drop of cinnamon, and one drop of nutmeg. You can add more drops of each if you like, but I don’t like mine to be too strong.
Potpourri: This is the potpourri recipe I want to try. All you do is add all of the ingredients together and simmer on the stove top. You will just have to add water from time to time as the water cooks off.
•Lighting: Lighting can make a huge difference. I always feel so much cozier when I turn off the overhead lights and just have lamps on and candles lit. If it’s cool enough where you live, you can’t beat the coziness of a fire in the fireplace. If you are like me and live in the South, the weather is still too warm for a fire, so you can opt for candles in the fireplace to give you that cozy feel instead.
•Coffee Station: There is nothing like curling up on the couch with a cup of hot coffee or apple cider. When the weather gets cooler, I always make sure I have my coffee station ready to go. It is nice to have mugs within reach to make it more convenient for you and your guests. I stock up on my favorite k-cups, apple cider mixes, and coffee creamers for the season.
•Baking: With the fall season upon us, now is the perfect time to try out some new fall recipes. More recently I have been eating healthier, but I do believe it is OK to splurge every now and then. So don’t feel guilty about baking a yummy treat for your friends and family (just don’t eat them all yourself). One recipe I want to try this fall is made from scratch cinnamon rolls. The smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls is sure to make your house the coziest of all.
I don’t know about you, but after all this cozy talk I just want to snuggle up on the sofa with a cup of coffee, a blanket, and a cinnamon roll! I am thankful that fall is here, and I hope this post gave you some inspiration for making your homes cozy and inviting. If you have any other ways you make your homes feel cozy, I would love to hear about them in the comments.
HAPPY FALL Y’ALL!