The temperatures are dropping like the leaves outside and it’s that time of year again when we all want to cozy up on the couch with a thick sweater and hot cup of something. Fall is here and the changing of the seasons is a perfect time to switch up your decorating. For apartment dwellers, you may not have a ton of space to add new décor items and may need to get a bit creative with your fall decorating. It’s all a part of the fun!
Turn your apartment into a cozy retreat with these fall decorating tips from your friends at Fashion Furniture Rental!
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Cold Weather Proof Your Bedding
With chilly temps outside, make your bed a cozy nook by swapping out the sheets for flannel sheets and adding a soft and warm plush blanket or comforter. Add other touches like a faux fur pillow and a plaid throw draped across the bed for fall style. If you really want to change up your bedroom space, renting a new bedroom set is a great way to change up your space for the season, without paying high retail prices.
Create Warmth with Soft Lighting
Candles, candles, candles. There’s nothing cozier or more romantic than the glow of candle light in a dimly lit room. Chances are your apartment doesn’t have a fireplace (if only!), and real candles are the next best way to bring in the soothing glow of the flame while adding a luscious scent to the space. Place an antique mantel against a wall to mimic the look of a fireplace and set candles on the floor in front of it for a unique way to incorporate these fall decorating tips.
Add a Fur or Knitted Blanket
Luxurious textures and fabrics ooze elegance and a certain wrap-me-up-all-day kind of feeling. Place a faux fur or chunky knitted blanket on your bed or couch, and have fun with other sophisticated fabrics. Velvet is especially stylish right now and always a classic choice.
Layer Rugs Over Rugs
A cold floor is the worst on a chilly day. Place a large rug in your main living area and under your bed to keep your toes warm, and layer on another rug for added coziness. A sheepskin rug is the perfect choice for the top layer.
Look to Nature for Décor Pieces
The best fall decorating tips come from Mother Nature. Look for lovely pieces in your outdoor shared space, at the park, or at the grocery store. Pumpkins and gourds make for perfect centerpieces and windowsill displays, and a bundle of clipped branches with colorful leaves create a stunning statement piece. Next time you take a trip to the farmer’s market, remember to stock up on natural décor items for your apartment!
Deepen Your Colors
While this one may not sound appealing at first, with the shorter days and lesser sunshine, but rich, dark colors help make a space feel cozier. Creating a den-like atmosphere with dark tones make you just want to slow down and cozy up with a hot cup of cocoa and a good book. Think deep emerald, burgundy, dark violet, charcoal, and black. Add dark elements with bedding, pillows, and window treatments, and keep other elements light with soft, neutral tones of white and grey.
Accent with Caramel Tones
Caramel is a nice complimentary hue to deep, rich tones and brings out all the comforting warmth and coziness of fall. Accent your apartment with caramel on dishware and vintage pitchers, throw blankets and pillows, vintage books, and wood elements.
Add Classic Hygge Style
Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), is the Danish term for describing the certain kind of warmth and coziness you feel from life’s simple pleasures, like snuggling up next to a crackling fire with a warm cup of nourishment and a soft sweater. Hygge couldn’t be more perfect for fall. You can channel the Danish practice in your space by adding soft textures to snuggle up in and creating a seating area next to a window for reading. Add pure, natural elements like beautiful ceramic mugs for sipping your coffee or cocoa and a natural wool throw for plumping up a chair or bench.
Are you going to use any of these fall decorating tips to cozy up your apartment? Let us know in the comments below and tell us your favorites! And, check out this article where we were recently featured for our apartment organization tips.