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Getting Your Home Cozy for Fall and Winter

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

Ask a friend what their favorite season is; nine times out of ten, you can bet it’s going to be fall. Let’s be honest, it’s the season of the year! With the fashion, pumpkin spice takeover, apple picking, watching the leaves fall, and cozying up by the fire… it’s the best!

You might have tucked into a couple of apple ciders already or started bringing out the turtlenecks and booties, but have you thought about how you want to prepare your house for the season?

There are so many stunning ways to prepare your house for the cold weather as it begins to creep in throughout September, October, and November. Keep on reading to find some fantastic examples…

Home Decor: Fall

Knitted throw

During the autumn, start introducing chunky knit throws to your bedroom and lounge, and switching your home scents to those with more earthy tones. Whether you’re a cinnamon fan, or you prefer vanilla or cedarwood, these aromas will instantly take your house to a new level of coziness.

Another cute way of decorating your house is with harvest-themed items, such as pumpkins or corn. There are some adorable pieces that would be a great addition to your living spaces, such as these sugared pomegranates and this faux teal pumpkin.

Exterior Decor: Fall

Cute scarecrow

Can you guess which plant we’re going to lead with? You’ve got it, chrysanthemums! Commonly known as “mums”, these beauties are everywhere during the fall, and it’s with good reason. Mums are brilliant because they respond well to the shorter days and can tolerate the frost. They also come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, pink, bronze, white, brown, and burgundy.

Another tradition we love is hanging a fall-themed wreath – they’re the perfect way of introducing your cozy hideaway when guests approach your home. You can buy wreath in most home stores or, if you’re feeling creative, why not try creating your own. Country Living has some wonderful ideas –you can try.

If you really want to embrace the season, you can decorate your garden or walkway with pumpkins and a scarecrow – they aren’t just for Halloween! Now is also the time to start collecting your pine cones for your winter decorations.

Home Decor: Winter

Elegant Christmas decorations

As we get deeper into the colder months on the calendar and start feeling that winter weather, frosted berries and pine cone scents start to become more popular. Think of your favorite childhood memory from Christmas – maybe it’s baking cookies with your grandma or sitting by the fire. The wonder of living in this day and age is that there’s a fragrance to match all those magical times.

Remember those pine cones you collected during the fall? Now is their chance to shine! Inside the house, they look gorgeous scattered along windowsills, as mantle pieces or even in a hurricane vase as a centerpiece. Partnered with a garland and faux winterberries, you have a match made in winter heaven!

Of course, this is the time of year when the Christmas decorations start to make an appearance too. Whether you like to go down the Santa route, nativity-theme, or stick to a color story, now is the time to let out your creative side.

Exterior Decor: Winter

Christmas wreath

New England is renowned for its cold winters; the natural elements really come for us. Finding plants that can withstand these conditions can be quite a challenge. According to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, Massachusetts is somewhere between 6a and 6b, which means our average annual extreme minimum temperature is somewhere between -10 to 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

If you want to keep your outside looking pretty during the winter months, try planting some winterberries, primrose, or coral bells (heuchera).

Returning to those pine cones, loading your flower beds or window planters can also be a really nice wintery touch. Other ways you can decorate your yard could include hanging fairy lights, changing your wreathe to one that’s Christmas-themed and adding some cute outdoor winter ornaments.

Interior Design Trends for Fall/Winter

Leaf print wallpaper

Peacock blue is having a moment, as are jewel shades, and paired with black furniture (another trend), your room is going to look incredibly striking.

On the other end of the spectrum, keeping to monochromatic natural/oatmeal tones is also very “in”. The variation in the room comes from using different textures among your throws, cushions, and display pieces.

If you’re feeling really adventurous, you could also experiment with some leafy patterns (palm prints in particular) on the likes of a feature wall.

In need of an interior decorator? Call WORKS by JD on  978-747-3123 or contact us online.

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